Monday, May 11, 2015

Beatrix Potter | A Collection ♥

 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.


Now that I have a child of my own I want to pass on this love I've had for Beatrix Potter's tales since my own childhood. My favourite tale is that of Peter Rabbit, and I don't think I'm alone in this. I also have a particular penchant for The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, there's something so lovely about that tale and I love the fact that the character is most probably a figment of a little girls imagination - anything with a sense of whimsy has always captured my heart and most definitely always will.

I've read all the tales to my son and he has quite a lovely little collection of Beatrix Potter books now, I'll always pick them up, even though they're the same stories I like to have the different variations. He also has a little collection of Peter Rabbit soft toys and a comforter which he likes to carry around with him - so cute! He also has a little Peter Rabbit themed patchwork ball that I got for just £4 on the John Lewis website.

 Recently I've found a love and a new obsession in Beatrix Potter Original clothing. I search Ebay and Etsy for these beautiful pieces and I've been so fortunate to find some really gorgeous, classic pieces which will never go out of fashion. I've gotten some Peter Rabbit jackets, shortalls and overalls for my son but I've also bought some dresses - so funny because when I shared them on Instagram people thought I was expecting! I'm really not, I'm simply just a collector. I have contemplated selling the dresses but if I ever do have a daughter one day I'll be upset to have passed them on. I think they're adorable! I'd also like to say they look much better in person than they do in these pictures, I have no idea why but Blogger keeps changing the colour contrast on the clothing pictures when I'm uploading them... *grrrrr....*

 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?
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41 comments

  1. Omg this is super cute! I used to read these books as a young child :)

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  2. I love, love, love Beatrix Potter. I honestly had no idea that they were still making items in her collection, but I am happy they are - so cute.

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  3. I love Beatrix! Its just so cute... I love all the colors on the pictures. The outfits are exceptionally cute.

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  4. Love this collection and so reminds me of childhood fun! I think Beatrix Potter appeals to children of all ages worldwide!

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  5. I just love Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit is an absolute favourite of mine - although re reading the stories to my boys they are a little odd in today's world. The switches they used got a lot of questions from them! Eek!!!

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  6. This is the cutest nursery theme I've seen in awhile, and I absolutely love those little outfits. There really is nothing cuter than Beatrix Potter!

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  7. This is so cute! I love the quilt and pillow especially. What neat options!

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  8. wow what a huge and nice collection.ou have kept all the stuff really well.its super cute :) (brook)

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  9. I used to read Beatrix Potter books to my daughter! I love the sweet drawings. This is such amazing stuff you've shared!

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    1. My mom used to read them to me when I was a little girl. I have an awesome vintage cereal bowl and mug set from when I was young, too.

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  10. Beatrix Potter is such a great author. Growing up my favorite books were the Beatrix Potter books and The Wind in the Willow.

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  11. I love Beatrix Potter...it brings me back to my childhood. Such cute products!

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  12. What an adorable room. We love Peter Rabbit here and read it often. I need to expand our collection though.

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  13. For Easter, I created a Peter Rabit themed tablescape for the kids. We adore Beatrix Potter!

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  14. OMG everything is so precious and sweet! I love your theme and I read Peter Rabbit when I was little. Those stuffed bunnies are absolutely lovable! <3

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  15. Blast from the past or what, I had those little white books - my favourites were Tom Kitten, the Flopsy Bunnies and Mrs Tittlemouse! Beautiful collection x

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  16. I grew up with a Beatrix Potter and pet rabbits. Bunnies will always hold a place in my heart. Especially the Flopsy Bunnies. These are so cute!

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  17. This collection is so adorable! I love that this tradition continues on and that kids still read these books. They will live on forever!

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  18. This reminds me of my childhood, I love the clothing! Cute dresses with the shirring just, *sigh* remind me of the things my mom used to make for me when I was little.

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  19. I love the bunnies, it all looks so cute! Any kid would love to have this in their rooms, I would love to take these into consideration!

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  20. I love Beatrix Potter! This would make such an elegant nursery theme! The ball is adorable, and I absolutely love the dresses!

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  21. These tales are a classic and it does not matter what generation we are in now. The tales still bring creativity and imagination to the children's mind. Beatrix Potter Original clothing looked so cute! I adore the design and colors.

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  22. Oh my goodness - each and every one of those items is beyond cute! I would have loved to have these things for my son when he was even younger.

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  23. Such a super cute collection! I love your display with the bunting banners! So sweet! Thanks for sharing! xox Christine | Amidst the Chaos

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  24. Oh my gosh this is like looking at my childhood in one blog post. This is so nostalgic, thank you so much for sharing.

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  25. Aww these collectibles are such a cutie. I love it. Brings back tons of memories.

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  26. I just can't believe how complete your collection is. What a treasure! I used to love the stories as a child.

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  27. Awww how cute are the books and the clothes, absolutely adorable. I am not into beatrix potter but definitely loving your collection. Its always nice to pass on our childhood memories to our kids

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  28. These collection is very cool for kids. They also look really light on the eyes.

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  29. These Beatrix Potter stories have been around for years. I do remember the Peter rabbit one for sure. This is such a beautiful quilt for sure. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  30. I love this collection! It brings back so many memories for me... Would love to get this for my daughter.

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  31. You have a great collection. Those are all cute and adorable.

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  32. I grew up to the stories of The World of Beatrix Potter! We have Peter Rabbit and my son loves him. Peter Rabbit's not only cute and cuddle, it looks very well made. :) Now I want the other rabbits too.

    Marie
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  33. I wish had more of my childhood belongings.Beatrix Potter isn't one of my childhood memories but I do see why children fall in love with BP.

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  34. Now everything in this collection is adorable. Almost makes me want another baby, almost...

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  35. I hadn't heard of this before this post! Peter Rabbit I had, but that's it! So cute. I love everything. - jeanine

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  36. Beatrix Potter would be a great theme for a kids room. I love the dresses they are so cute. I will have to share this with a friend that is expecting.

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  37. This is such a wonderful post. I like Beatrix Potter too and I love all the items you have collected. So pretty.

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  38. I don't have these stuff and didn't know them when I wasa kid. I love your collection though, they are so cute.

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  39. I love Beatrix Potter!! I think a BP nursery would be perfect!! And those outfits are adorable!!

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  40. Oh wow! The clothes are adorable. My daughter would really get into this!

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