The princess would ask for gifts as any child might, but her requests made little sense.
She would ask for 5 wooden buttons, or an empty barrel that once held apples, or weeds & herbs which she would then place in her finest vase.
This habit did not wane with age.
She would, of course, accept other gifts with grace, but her requests truly baffled all the court and her patient parents.
Secretly, she wished to be a simple country witch.