Nifty Buckles
Nifty Buckles

Nifty Buckles

Hi! I'm Nifty Buckles of Folklore Fun Folklore Blogger & Fiction Writer. I enjoy write about Folklore from around the world. Follow me on Mastodon @NiftyBuckles


Fairy Tale Tuesday: Henny Penny

12 Nov 2019 4 minute read 1 comment Nifty Buckles

The European folk-tale/fairy-tale “Henny Penny,” is an old story that goes as far back as twenty five centuries. The American version is known as “Chicken Little” or “Chicken Licken.” It is a delightful children’s tale ,which I adored as a child abou...

The Spooky Tale of Stingy Jack

31 Oct 2019 4 minute read 3 comments Nifty Buckles

Halloween/Samhain has arrived, before I share the Spooky Tale of Stingy Jack I’d like to share some slices of pumpkin wisdom with you. This is my favorite time of year when the green leaves turn into dazzling scarlet and harvest gold. Fiery Mountain...

The Folklore of Halloween and Celtic Samhain

30 Oct 2019 6 minute read 2 comments Nifty Buckles

Aah! Magnificent autumn with its dazzling scarlet and golden leaves falling gently around a tree. I recall my dad raking these same leaves only to turn around and watch my sister, myself and our friends dive into them with glee. Thankfully, my dad wa...

Halloween Countdown:The Spadena Witch House

23 Oct 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Sometimes certain houses may present a fairy tale feeling to the observer, some have a magnificent effect on us  just by their unique design. One such house in particular, is the Spadena House located in Beverly Hills California. This house is termed...

Fairy Tale Tuesday: Little Red Riding Hood

15 Oct 2019 5 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Little Red Riding Hood is a European Fairy/Folk tale that originated in the 10th century centered on a young girl that was gifted a red cape crafted by her grandmother. Her kindly Grandmother becomes ill and the young heroine must deliver some cakes...

Witch Bottles of Folklore

11 Oct 2019 2 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

The Halloween/Samhain countdown continues with Witch Bottles of Folklore. What are they? What are they used for? Witch Bottles would immediately gobsmack any oncoming witch or warlock with terror, spotting witch bottles in a house's window could send...

Fairy Tale Tuesday: The Legendary Headless Horseman

8 Oct 2019 2 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

#FairyTaleTuesday Halloween/Samhain countdown continues... The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a short fictional story crafted by Washington Irving in 1820. It was based on folklore of the American Revolution. A Hessian soldier was decapitated by a cannon...

The Folklore of Black Shuck

7 Oct 2019 2 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

The British Isles is an ancient place steeped with robust folklore similar to their full-bodied tea. Samhain is fast approaching and many folks are reminded of carved pumpkins, ghouls, witches and black cats who enrich story telling around a camp fir...

The Folklore of Owls

5 Sep 2019 3 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

Do you like Owls? I love them. They sit majestically upon tree branches, barns, on top of roofs and old split rail fences. Recently, I noticed an article from audubon.org regarding a wisdom of Burrowing Owls that began to nest and plant themselves in...

The Plantlore of Nettles

8 Aug 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Nifty Buckles

I always found an ever abundance of nettles during the summer months when I was a wee child. The ones that really stuck with me, (pun intended,) was the stinging nettle Urtica diotica that I would eventually run into while playing hide and seek, or t...