Sunday, April 10, 2011

a beatrix potter spring

This time of year, with easter coming, birds chirping and flowers blooming, I think of Beatrix Potter and her beautiful home, Hilltop Farm, in the Lake District in England...her botanical and natural history illustrations are just as important as her children's tales of Peter Rabbit and his adventures in Mr. McGregor's cabbage patch. She left hundreds of acres of preserved farmland to the National Trust and her legacy can now be shared with many visitors from around the world.
This tablesetting, a children's tea, was created for "At Home with Wedgwood" and children are still having tea with Peter Rabbit more than one hundred years after she
illustrated this story and created this china.
Miss Potter is a wonderful story of her life that fills in the blanks!
"At Home with Wedgwood"by Tricia Foley, photographs by Jeff McNamara


  1. How absolutely charming. I have always loved Beatrix but after your post, and learning she donated all that acreage, I love her even more! I think a trip over the pond is in order.

  2. Beatrix Potter has such a lasting charm and all around appeal. The images are as relevant today as they were when they were crated. Ans used on the dinner table, these pieces are gloriously whimsical and delightfully "off trend"

  3. I am a collector of Beatrix Potter too.
    I even liked the movie about her. I have all of her books, Royal Doulton figurines and some children's plates and cups.