Friday, July 22, 2016



  Yes, we still love her style, her story, memories of her, her garden, her art and everything else about her!

One can not think of Beatrix without remembering all the colorful characters
 she drew and wrote about in her
best selling children's books.

I am also sharing some photos of pages from
 the journal produced by
Warne Publishing:

Today we are celebrating the upcoming 
July 28th celebration in memory of her. 
I love Beatrix so much, I have designed my 
garden in honor of her.  I have frogs near the 
pond and out in the yard I have
a large rabbit like Mr. Peter Rabbit and a
 cat much like Miss Tabitha and a goose like Jemina Puddleduck and also a frog like Jeremy Fisher who he is busy staying cool up by the pond.

The garden statuary used to be
 in my earlier Colorado garden.

Let's lift our teacups today to Beatrix.  I participate in a
Face Book group called "Afternoon Tea Across America"
and the lovely card in the collage below
was sent to me in an exchange from Belinda.

Here are several links about the celebration:

I was out in the garden early Thursday
to do this post because it was supposed to be 
- are you ready for this? - 100 degrees!  I have
been going out in the mornings and evenings 
for a few minutes but mostly staying
 cool inside
during the day.

As a VERY LATE NOTE - you will love this post
if you love Beatrix Potter:


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your Beatrix Potter tea in the garden is just darling, Bernideen! Your tea set is so cute, and of course your table is so pretty. Your garden is certainly influenced by all the dear characters, and they add such a whimsical touch to your yard. Thank you for hosting your party and happy day to you, my friend!

Marilyn Miller said...

It looks like a fun way to celebrate with Beatrix and tea.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

How wonderful! Happy birthday, Beatrix! What a gift she has given to us all through her delightful books and artwork!

Your tea table is delightful and your garden is too!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

The characters in you vignette are delightful! Have a wonderful week end.....hugs..

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh how sweet . I love Beatrice Potter also and have seen the movie about her life several times. I have a set of the little white reproduction books of hers and love reading them over and over and seeing the adorable pictures.
You did her honor wonderful today in your garden

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your Beatrice Potter tea is so pretty today. My you have a lovely collection. I don't have many pieces and now must look for more. Lol. Such a beautiful tribute for her birthday. Your weather sounds too warm for me but I wouldn't mind a bit more heat for this time of year. Thank you for hosting Tea in the Garden. Blessings! Karen

janice15 said...

I love love it... One of my favorite ladies. I adore all the lovely things you have set forth. I'm awaiting my second little figurine. I have had two someone broken ones that sit in the garden.. And last year purchased a Peter with a big floppy hat. Im waiting for cousin mis ribby.. Happy Friday with love Janice, lovely post Bernideen

quakerhillfarm said...

I LOVE this theme! I have collected books for several years and love the artwork. Love your tea, so English cottage looking. Have a great weekend! Lynn

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love this Bernideen! and love Beatrix Potter! What a beautiful post and tea in the garden in her honor. I have loved her books since childhood.

Szara Sowa said...

Miniature tea set is adorable. :)

Jean | said...

Bernideen, I'm the queen of Beatrix Potter in my circle, but I don't have a single blog post with photos of any Potter stuff! So I posted a little flowery snack set, perfect in the garden.

Margie said...

I'm also a fan of Beatrix Potter's delightful tales so I love everything about this whimsical tea. Thank you for hosting and stay cool!

Martha said...

I always love your Beatrix Potter posts!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

My Goodness! This is so incredibly cute!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Terra said...

Your Beatrix Potter collection is delightful and you arranged it all with such art.

Debbie Harris said...

What a lovely tea. Happy Birthday Beatrice potter!
You certainly have a wonderful collection, what a joy.
My mother owned a collectable toy store and Beatrice Potter was a huge selling item. A love too many.
Have a beautiful weekend~~

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I love Beatrix Potter and your beautiful china. Enjoyed this post very much. Have a great week! hugs, Carol

Two Cottages And Tea said...

I love everything about your tribute to Betrix Potter! From your sweet little chairs to your darling figurines to the large Betrix Potter statues! Your yard certainly doesn't look like it has to edure your hot weather! It looks so fresh and beautiful! Thank you for hosting your tea party! It was fun doing a themed party!

Blue Jeans And Teacups said...

Hello Bernideen. What a lovely post. I just want to step into some of those pictures. I see we share the same treasured BP journal scrapbook. It is such a favorite! This swap was so much fun to participate in, and I hope you will get a chance to check out my tea and swap as well. Michele over at The Nest at Finch Rest, suggested I link up with you, and I am so glad she did.
Blessings, Heather

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful BP collection of China! How fun! As I mentioned, I just have a mug now, but loved seeing yours. A wonderful post for a wonderful artist so close to our hearts! Great features to!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
I am so sorry that I missed your wonderful party. What a luck that I can still see all the wonderful photos. You have such a cute collection of Beatrix Potter things. I love each of them. Despite being late I linked in my post from last week. Thanks for hosting the cute event and best greetings, Johanna