Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Happy Birthday Beatrix Potter!

Happy Birthday Beatrix Potter! I just couldn't let today go by without a little post to celebrate one of my favorite children's illustrators. I have always loved Peter Rabbit and all of his friends.

I wish I had this talent to make a darling cake! So cute by Sweet Bee Bakery.

I love this photograph of Beatrix when she was a little girl, about 5 years old. And of course, I love the classic photo of Beatrix by her wonderful door! I wish I had an entrance to my home like this.

My mind has been wondering back to May when I was in Vermont and my friend Wilhelmina gave us a Peter Rabbit tea.

Even her dolls had the table set with a tiny tea set...all Peter Rabbit inspired with lots of details. Wilhelmina is such a dolly person and just gets lost in the world of dolls.

These photos are part of her collection, which is quite amazing. She was so kind to share it all with us.

Of course the visitors-Annabelle of Oregon and Annabelle of MT were invited to another tiny tea in the  dining room. Note Wilhelmina's collection of Peter Rabbit books on the shelf.

How fun to have a tea to celebrate this lady's great works. Happy Birthday! 


Denise said...

Such a lovely and fun post-Hugs Denise

janice15 said...

I love Beatrix Potter! I really do.. I have to figurines in the garden that have some chips on the they were going to be thrown in the garbage but I said no I will take them home for the Garden.. nice post with love Janice

mamasmercantile said...

I used to read Peter Rabbit books to my daughters and I now have the pleasure of sharing them with my grandchildren. Beautiful post.

Deborah said...

A wonderful post! I love visiting the Lake District and the Potter attractions :)

Bee happy x

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I love Beatrix Potter, too - I have a biography about her life that I have just read! What sweet little tea sets. I have a collection of her children's books that I read to my own. My Mother loved Beatrix Potter and had tea sets like the ones you have shown. We called her 'Muddle Fuddle' after one of the characters (was it Jemimah Puddle Duck?) because she would do the most absent minded things! You must have had so much fun at the tea party looking at all the little things. xo Karen

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Happy Birthday to Beatrix Potter. I so enjoyed your post. BP was one of the most talented ladies ever and brought such great joy to so many.
Lovely little tea you have to celebrate.

I am visiting from my dear friend Stephanie's blog tour post.
So nice to meet you.
Hugs from Texas
Celestina Marie

Bernideen said...

Oh wasn't that special. I adore that little teapot! Never seen that before!