Monday, June 20, 2011

Mad About Madeline

"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines,

lived twelve little girls in two straight lines

They left the house, at half past nine ...

The smallest one was Madeline."

So starts the Ludwig Bemelmans's story about Madeline and her friends. Children since 1939 have been reading about and falling in love with Madeline. During a recent visit with the Old Salt's niece and her family, I discovered that the fascination with Madeline is still alive and moving into new generations of young girls.

When I snapped a photograph of this yellow hat hanging on the stairway newel post,
the old Salt's niece, informed me the hat was part of the girl's Madeline costume.

Cora was quick to model the yellow hat. She also wasted no time letting
me know it was one of their favorite dress-up outfits.

This is Deanna modeling the entire outfit for us.

If you would like to know more about Ludwig Bemelmans and the history of Madeline visit the official Madeline website by clicking here.

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  1. How pretty!

    Mellow Yellow at my page, have a great week!

  2. That yellow hat is just superb!


    Woman in the yellow coat,
    Are you heading for a boat?
    Or perhaps you need a bus
    To get far away from us.
    Whether wheels or sails you take
    Don’t forget the chocolate cake
    To sustain you on your way;
    Yellow-lover, now we say,
    “Go with grace, enjoy the ride,
    See you on the other side!”

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Fallen Yellow Flowers

  3. I'm embarrassed to admit, I've never read Madeline ...
    but your post has me reconsidering!

  4. so sweet! I loved reading those books to my daughter! (


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