Sunday, June 1, 2008

Czech Her Out

Toy Store Window in Cesky Krumlov

This witch is sitting in a Czech toy store window.
Does she seem like the right person to welcome little kids?


8 comments:

kenju said...

No, she doesn't seem to be the right image for a children's toy shop, but maybe she is a kindly, benevolent old witch, who hold a special place in Czech children's hearts? LOL

Kenny and Linsey said...

This reminds of the Finnish tradition of the Christmas Goat. To each his own I guess.

MissKris said...

Well, some of the biggest selling books for kids in the world are all about Harry Potter. I haven't read them but I believe they're all about magic and warlocks and things of that nature. What's a witch in comparison? I do remember when I saw "Sleeping Beauty" as a little girl I got a puzzle showing her pricking her finger on the spindle with the Wicked Witch peering from the background. The first day I had it, I stuck it under my bed. I had a nightmare that nite about the witch coming up from under the bed to get me! I have NEVER forgotten it, ha!

Bev said...

to me she looks more like the traditional Peddler Dolls -- also, the Italians have a La Befana figure that is a traditional bringer of Christmas gifts that also might be described as a "witch" -- so yes, she looks like a toy store to me!

Christie said...

Yikes! My kids would run screaming. I could NEVER get Hannah in a store with something like that. She's terrified at Halloween time of ANYTHING midly scary.

Kay Dennison said...

My kids would have thought her wonderful!!! Then again -- they're my kids and as weird as I am!!! LOL

Kate especially loved witches -- when she was three she insisted that I make her a witch costume for Halloween -- which might explain her devotion to the Harry Potter books. I love them. too!

Kay Dennison said...

And sorry I've been bad about visiting as frequently as I'd like!! I'm buried these days!!!

mama jo said...

pretty scary...i have some trolls from norway that scare my kids...