My Top 5 Favorite Hans Christian Andersen Fairytales

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my favorite fairytales written by the great Danish fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen.   I am a huge fan of fairytales, as my regular readers will know, and I have truly adored those written by this talented man since my childhood!   So, without…

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My Top 5 Favorite Disney Songs

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my favorite Disney songs.   I have narrowed it down to only songs from animated feature films.   Of course, all but one of these have been made (or is being made) into live-action versions, but I chose the version from the animated film…

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My Favorite Comfort TV Shows

For today’s post, I have chosen to do a countdown of my favorite shows to watch when I need some relaxation!   Comfort shows are old and reliable favorites that will never cease to bring comfort to a wounded soul!    I have long been a fan of re-watching shows, and these are my all-time…

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One Year Anniversary

Today is a big day here on White Rose of Avalon.    It is the One Year Anniversary of this blog!    I wanted to use today’s post to thank everyone who has read, followed, and liked over the past year.    I feel incredibly blessed to have so much support from all of my…

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Queen of Snow Poem

Today I am sharing a very short poem I wrote in honor of this cold season! As you have likely guessed from the title it is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen. Queen of Snow by Maranda Wabik Queen of Snow, Being of Ice, Burning my body, So cold it hurts, Yet she…

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My Top 5 Winter Fairytales

For today’s post I have decided to do a countdown of my top five favorite fairytales that have a connection to the Winter season.   Given it is now the coldest time of the year I felt that talking about wintery fairytales is the perfect idea. Number 5: The Star-Child by Oscar Wilde ~This is…

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Siren Poem

Hello my Lovely readers, and welcome to day two of Poetry Week!   For today’s post I have decided to share a poem I wrote awhile ago about sirens.    Siren by Maranda Wabik Metallic gleam of silver, gold, and rose gold. Shimmering, glistening of waters foretold. Swish of a mighty tail and flowing hair…

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The Villain Redeemed? Fairytale Origin Stories

The villains of fairytales have been being re-examined a lot as of late.    We get films from Disney like Maleficent and Cruella that give us a back story of the villains of their classic films.   I personally love to see the story from the perspective of the villain.   Many have complained that…

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Sally Skellington: Pumpkin Queen

Most people who read this blog will know I adore Tim Burton’s work, and especially Nightmare Before Christmas!   So for today’s Femme Fatale Friday here at White Rose of Avalon I will discussing Sally Skellington.   Sally was the lead female of this film, and she is getting her own continuation novel (due out…

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