Beatrix Potter for Wednesday Whimsy No Bunnies!

004Everyone knows Beatrix Potter wrote about rabbits, as in Peter and his family. Her mice and her kittens are nearly as famous. Even her hedgehog laundress, Mrs. Tiggywinkle! I thought today I’d feature a few of her other creatures, from my collection of figurines.

012Did you know she included a few dogs in her tales? Here are Duchess with a pie, and John Joiner…

The following quotes are all from Ms. Potter, collected from various sources:

Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality. 

There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you. 

I do so hate finishing books. I would like to go on with them for years. 

“In the time of swords and periwigs and full-skirted coats with flowered 010lappets – when gentlemen wore ruffles, and gold-laced waistcoats of paduasoy and taffeta – there lived a tailor in Gloucester.”

Everything was romantic in my imagination. The woods were peopled by the mysterious good folk. The Lords and Ladies of the last century walked with me along the overgrown paths, and picked the old fashioned flowers among the box and rose hedges of the garden.

011For quiet, solitary and observant children create their own world and live in it, nourishing their imaginations on the material at hand.008

The pigs aren’t my personal favorites but at the end of the post are a trio, including “Yock-Yock in the Tub”. I must confess I’ve never read whatever story featured this scene!

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2 comments on “Beatrix Potter for Wednesday Whimsy No Bunnies!

  1. Veronica, I love the quotes–esp. the one about the first words of a story. A pantser, for sure. The pictures of the figures are wonderful. I have a collection, but it doesn’t include some of yours. Wow!

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