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(Nisse) Norway- Elfin beings called Nisse are part of the Norwegian folklore. Norwegians offer Christmas Eve porridge to the Julenisse who lives in the barn to avoid elfin trickery and mischief by Fjonisse, who lives in the barn and cares for animals.

He Chuckled, Quite Delighted, To Find the Heart Was Gold - Charles Robinson (c. 1920) by docarelle, via Flickr

Rien Poortvliet

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The Tall Book of Make-Believe. One of my favorites! (Mr Nobody did it)

Lennart Helje

on a book page

Eduard Duller, Blüthen für die Jugend und Früchte für das Leben (1850)

Svein Solem

Tausendschön. Märchen für Mädchen und Knaben (1870)

Tomten / Jul Nisse

Zinnias: Amy Rice Love that this is painted on an old envelope. Would be so unique to frame like this.

winter woods

Kawase Hasui

dragonfly/flower textile pattern

Fairyland Oakland Brochure

Color Me Pretty! ways to explore shades and tints. pretty patterns, doodles, collections.

vintage elephant and monkey

28 Nov. 11. Holiday card illustration by David Dean

Hawthorn Berry by Marco Preziosi