Last week I traveled to the Dallas Arboretum for their autumn show. "It's a fairy tale world" is the theme for this year. Along with the pumpkin patch where you can purchase your pumpkins and gourds, you can also travel through Cinderella's pumpkin village. All the houses are constructed out of pumpkins. And you can get photograph in Cinderella's carriage. It was fun watching the little monsters roaming around and being tortured in the pumpkin patch by parental paparazzi. *grins*
I also learned about the origins of Cinderlla's glass slipper and the carriage. This quote is from the page, Cinderella History:
"Charles Perrault...wrote the version in 1697 and introduced the fairy godmother. This story also included the pumpkin carriage, the animal servants, and the glass slippers. Perrault was told this story by storytellers and added these extra things for effect. Some people think that he confused "vair" (French for fur) with "verre" (French for glass) which would explain how the slipper came to be made of glass!"
|Cinderella's glass slipper.|
|The true origin of Cinderella's fairy godmother.|