Thursday, April 2, 2015

Tea Time Thursday #71 and The Little Grey Rabbit Books

Happy Tea Time Thursday! It seems that this Easter season is just zipping  by so quickly! Today I am sharing this sweet little Bunny Teapot that I found recently at the Salem flea market. It is very soft and very sweet. It was made by Takahashi. I used to but a great deal from that company when I was a gift buyer.

It was a great deal and I just liked the look of it before I discovered who made it.

This is a fun little porcelain bunny stand that I found at our local craft shoppe. The store was using them to display teacups...great idea! I am using it to show off my egg covered box that my mom gave me when I was in high school. I have always loved it.

At Christmas, Jimmy gifted me with these darling little books by Alison Uttley. She was an English writer who wrote over 100 books. The Little Grey Rabbit series is just so fun and very popular. She was born in England in 1884 and lived until 1976. She was a teacher and an artist. Like many other woman writers and illustrators of the time, she wrote to support her son after her husband died.

LITTLE GREY RABBIT GOES TO THE SEA is a favorite of mine.  I love all the illustrations.
The illustrator for most of the series was Margaret Tempest who lived from 1892-1082. I really couldn't find much information about her. The last 5 books in this series were written by another illustrator~Katherine Wigglesworth.

I haven't had the opportunity to read them all yet, but I am hoping to do that very soon.

I might have to have a cup of tea and sit down with some fun reading! 


mamasmercantile said...

What a wonderful collection of books, we have almost all of them. My daughters were great fans and used to read them over and over again. Have a wonderful Easter.

Cranberry Morning said...

That is a darling teapot! And I've never heard of Allison Uttley. I've got to track down those books. They sound wonderful.

Kelly-Anne said...

Hello Lady Linda! What a darling bunny tea pot! Pouring tea from its spout must be a delight:)... And the stand is too adorable...just perfect for Easter!
I hadn't heard of those books, so thank you so much for sharing! I loved how you shared some information on the author and illustrator too...what talented ladies!
Hope your Good Friday is a blessed one and have a very special weekend!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

What a sweet teapot for Easter, Linda. I've not heard of this author but I'm sure you'll have some pleasant days ahead reading your books and sipping tea.
Happy Easter.

Storybook Woods said...

See this is why we are friends. I too collect Alison Uttley books. Just love them xox Clarice