When I was a baby I had a Beatrix Potter nursery. My cot had a beautiful Beatrix Potter quilt and bumper and matching curtains, all of which I so wish my mother held onto, unfortunately she donated them all to charity, never for me to see again. When I was a young child my mother gifted me with a stunning purple covered Treasury of Stories by Beatrix Potter and even to this day I think it was the most beautiful book I ever saw, with it's gold edged pages and classic illustrations, it's stories have stuck in my mind ever since and I'm so sad that I no longer have that amazing book and it seems that it's now quite rare and only available in America... sadly, you never know how precious things are to you until you no longer have them.
One day I'd love to have a room in my house like this beautiful Peter Rabbit room that I found on a gorgeous little blog recently called Susan Branch. I've already found a new obsession with quilts since reading that blog and have had a beautiful handmade Beatrix Potter patchwork quilt with minky backing made for Tyler Lee, gotten from an Etsy shop called Scarlett's Cozy Cottage, as well as purchasing a beautiful girls Cath Kidston and Beatrix Potter fabric nursery set, the quilt and cushion which I shared on the blog before.
One day soon I'd love to get to visit Beatrix Potters house in the UK, it looks so beautiful and it'd be lovely to see where she wrote her tales from and what inspired her writing and art. It'd also be great to visit the Beatrix Potter World shop and pick up some more bits for my little collection.
Do you like the tales of Beatrix Potter?