Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Late Birthday to Beatrix Potter!

Dear Friends,

Thanks to our friends at "Corgyncombe Courant", Diane and Sarah, for reminding us of Miss Potter's birthday, which was the 28th. Evangeline had begged us to have a tea party on that day, and we even watched "Miss Potter", without knowing that we were celebrating her special day!

The Hostess

We even had Peter Rabbit carrots!

As with many of you, we are enamored of both the stories and the life story of this incredible lady. She had such a great talent for bringing her animal subjects to life, as well as for painting and sketching nature in all its variety. Here is a sampling of her work.

Here is a little video that features some of Miss Potter's sketches, along with the song "A Perfect Day", which was used as the theme for the short movies which were made of her stories.

We're sure that Heaven hosted a lovely party, too!




"I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense..."
~Beatrix Potter


  1. Oh I love Beatrix Potter. I read the most wonderful biography of her last summer. Thanks for letting us know it was her birthday. I will have to mark it in a special way next year.

  2. Beatrix Potter was indeed an amazing woman! I love "Miss Potter." My mother had a copy of her journals and they were really neat too. I would love to find them somewhere, but they are out-of-print.

    What a sweet day for you and a sweet tea party! :)

  3. I love that movie such an amazing woman. I have a tendency to research things that catch my eye and that movie really did it for me to learn of her life.

    Lovely Tea Party it is so hot here in southern Mississippi to sit outside you are soaked thru in no time even under our lovely old oaks.


  4. I love Beatrix Potter....found one of her little books today while thrifting...The Tale of The Pie And The Patty Pan....the Miss Potter movie is one of my favorites.....your little tea party looks like it was wonderful...blessings

  5. I love love love "Miss Potter"! I also didn't know it was her birthday. Thanks for the sweet pictures of your lovely family tea party.

  6. What a perfect little idea. Maybe one day you will all make the trip to Miss Potter's cottage and discover the beauty of the place where she once lived and worked. Very little has changed. Meanwhile, continue to enjoy her books as they are an excellent portrayal of life as it once was here in the English Lake District, although sadly our rabbits no longer wear blue coats! Eli x

  7. Oh my so it was and we missed it. Well never too late. Tomarrow we will have a Beatrix Potter tea. Yours looks charming and I am sure Ms. Potter would have loved it xoxo Clarice

  8. SO beautiful....
    I love all of Beatrix Potter's books
    and SO enjoyed the movie "Miss Potter"....
    in fact I just watched it the other day!
    *happy sigh*

    Hope you are having a delightful day!!!!

    Many Blessings & Love~ Miss Jen

  9. I discovered Beatrix Potter late in life.

    I just enjoy her drawings and the way she lived her life. The movie that was based on her life was well done...I certainly began to read her after it.

    It looks like your lovely children just had a wonderful time...what great memories you created :)

    Con mucho carino,




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