Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday Treasure

As long as I can remember I have enjoyed reading Beatrix Potter stories.... to myself, to my children and now I get lucky enough to read them to grandiechildrens........

My Beatrix Potter book collection is minimal.... I need to keep a look out to add to it....


Her pictures are always so cute and detailed ......  

I wouldn't mind my mouse infestation if they did some stitching at night!! (The Tailor of Gloucestershire)


So many much loved characters.....


Kittens full of mischief............


When my first son was born (he's 30 now!!) we were sent this lovely little egg cup...

"Peter sat down to rest;"


"he was very damp with sitting in that can."


It is a Wedgewood creation and is still used for 'special occasions'.... like grandie visits.........

How delighted I was to find a panel to make a fabric book......

A story of Benjamin Bunny and Peter Rabbit...... 


Make your own book.... what fun....


I loved the film "Miss Potter" - a true story with Renee Zelwegger and Ewan McGregor

I cried and cried for her ...... losing her love....

I am joining in with Melody's Tuesday Treasure today....

the wonderful characters of Beatrix Potter

24 comments:

Tonya said...

I love them too. I have a nice collectors book that I picked up at a yard sale. I pick up lots of classic books that way. I just love them!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh Fiona...I am right there with you. Beatrix Potter is a favourite of mine also. My Mum bought my daughter the whole set of "little books" back from the UK when she was tiny and we had hours of fun reading them. They still live at my house. I loved the movie too.
Thank you for your lovely post I really enjoyed it.

Larissa said...

We're also fans of Beatrix Potter - my daughter's favourite at the moment is the always loveable Peter Rabbit though I always loved Miss Tiddlewinkle.

marina said...

I loved Beatrix Potter too for my boys. They are such pretty pictures.

Serenata said...

They really are beautifully illustrated books with such lovely stories aren't they. Indeed a treasure!

Patchwork and Play said...

Ah Benjamin Bunny was a favourite in our house- especially when my baby was a little bunny, oops baby!

Melody said...

I agree Beatrix Potter books are absolutely delightful. I had them as my Tuesday Treasures too quite a few months ago. Thanks so much for sharing.

Val said...

Very cute treasures. I love all the characters. Sewing mice would be handy!

Petal49 said...

Love Beatrix Potter as well. I have a complete set of the books bought cheaply from the bookman who comes to our office every month. I also have fabric, patterns and other treasures put aside for one of my girls, who also loves Beatrix Potter, and hopefully will provide me with a grandchild.

rosie said...

I so agree Fiona, Beatrix Potter books are timeless and beautiful. I can see you reading to grandies....

teresa said...

I love Beatrix Potter too Fiona. Many years ago my Gran took my sister and I to the ballet and we saw BP done in ballet. It was wonderful, I wish I'd kept the program!!!! We still have all the books and some of them are very worn from all the "read it to me again"s.
Loved the movie too... would love to go to her house... one day!

Marie said...

I thought that movies was about the best I had seen. I cried all the way through it.

Quilt Kitty said...

How can anyone not love Beatrix & her sweet characters. I think the movie Miss Potter really brought the characters to life in such a heart warming way that made me fall in love with them all over again. I also did a lot of crying at the end of that movie. Tracee xx

Joy McD said...

I love Beatrix Potter too. I had Matt's room all decorated with her stuff when he was a baby :)
lv,
Joy

Kim B said...

I love those books too. I have a whole box collection. I also have a little tea cup. Your collection is sweet, I am sure you can find more to add. Have a great day! Hugs, Kim ps...no stitching?

Just Ramblin' said...

I love them also. Have quite a collection and love reading these sweet little books to my grandchildren. Enjoyed your post as always! Nola

Sheila said...

I have a few of those books and love them , the illustrations are so delightful .I also have the same egg cup and I have Mrs Tiggy Winkles and the Rabbit figurines . Beatrix Potter is a treasure for sure !

Daffycat said...

Oh, I love BP too! The grandparents bought my daughter the complete set of books when she was tiny. I read many a bedtime story from them. I think our favorite was The Tale of Two Bad Mice.

I have "most" of the collection of Green Apple cross stitch designs of them ~ one day I must stitch them!

Cheryll said...

Her stories certainly are treasures! Lovely story and pic's... so ThAnKs ! :)

DeeDee said...

awe!,..... my daughters baby book is all Beatrix Potter..the memories... love them books.... so happy you can share on with the grandies.... :D

donna said...

Aww I love those books. Brings back memories of when my son was little.
Hugs
donna

Marg H said...

I love Beatrix Potter, too. Our son, Peter was given a number of Peter Rabbit memorabilia. I completed some cross stitches when he was little. He probably wouldn't be that thrilled to be reminded now. Loved the movie, too. Thanks for reminding me of those lovely times with your treasured memories.

Michele Pacey said...

Such sweet drawings by Ms. Potter. So neat that you can make up a soft book for your little grand-children. What a lovely grandma you are!

Marilyn said...

they are such beautiful books arent they. So lovely to have our well loved books to read to our Grandies.

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