Wednesday, July 26, 2017


I apologize for being late today!  I had
some ladies over for lunch yesterday and
lost track of time!  Time flies.....

So here I am this morning setting up
a little tribute to Beatrix Potter because
this Friday would be her 151st birthday!

I have brought out some of my collection of
 books regarding Beatrix to share with you.
Please pour yourself some tea and let me
show you some of them!

We are out on the patio next to the pond
and even the little fish want to join us.
It has been very hot lately and August in 
Missouri is always hot - so let's get ready!

As I have shared before, this summer I
have been revisiting the craft of decoupaging
and this clipboard is just one of many I have done:

Beatrix of course was quite a special lady with a
huge imagination, talent and creative ability.

  She loved drawing, gardening and nature.
  I also love to learn about her from the
 many sites online. 

 These should get you started:
One lovely site
Wikipedia - Beatrix Potter
Susan Branch's recent post on Beatrix

I am sure many of you have seen the Movie "Miss Potter" which was ever so charming!  Back in 2009
I did a post about that!  I watch that movie
at least once a year.

Beatrix strikes me as a
 "Brown Betty"
 kind of gal
so I chose this teapot in honor of her!

The little squirrel was begging.  I have
 not fed the birds this summer so the 
squirrels are not happy as
they come to rob the seeds but
the feeder is empty.

It is time to get back in where it is nice and
cool - we can admire the view from in here!


  1. Hi Bernideen, love your blog today. I adore Beatrix Potter also and the movie Miss Potter. Love all your Beatrix books and love your Sadler brown and pink teapot. Your garden is so lovely and inviting. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi Bernideen,
    Your Beatrix Potter books are such treasures. Your yard is so quaint and inviting - the pond and rockery are gorgeous! I wish mine could look like yours. I just found that brown Sadler with the pink roses and love it! Your chintz teacup is gorgeous. Everything makes for a perfect tea setting. Thank you for hosting Tea in the Garden! Karen

  3. What a wonderful theme for your garden party today... it fits so nicely. :) Everything looks so inviting and lovely.

  4. Your pretty yard is in real competition with your table setting. I am looking forward to seeing Miss Potter after you've spoke about it. I'm thinking it may be available on streaming with her birthday coming up.

  5. Oh Bernideen, you always set up the most delightful teas! I have not see the "Miss Potter" movie, but must look for it. How I wish I could join you for real in your lovely garden, but this is the next best thing. Thanks for hosting!

  6. A very nice Tea tribute to Beatrix Potter. Such a lovely setting.

  7. Beautiful tribute to Beatrix Potter!Love the figurines(sculptures) and books.Love your decoupage too.Your floral bouquet is WONDERFUL,as ever...A delightful post,with pretty porcelain,gorgeous crochet and stunning garden!Thanks for hosting!Maristella.

  8. I enjoyed Beatrix Potter's books as a kid so I really enjoyed this fun tribute to her. Thank you for sharing and have a great week!

  9. You have a nice collection of Beatrix books Bernideen. And I agree the brown teapot does seem fittingly for Beatrix. Your yellow finch photo in your header is absolutely gorgeous!

  10. Bernideen, your squirrel makes the garden very Beatrix Potter-like! I've never in all my life seen a teapot that is half Brown Betty and half patterned (business on the bottom/party on the top?). My tart today, when cut into 16 slices, works beautifully for hors d'oeuvres or afternoon tea - doesn't even require a fork. Thank you for hosting this beautiful party, but I'm with you - let's go in out of the heat!

  11. I just love B. Potter's art! And the movie too. This is a lovely tribute to her. We were in St. Louis recently and the heat was astonishing. We just didn't expect it. But your garden is beautiful. Too much running around for tea for me at the moment. Thanks for your nice remarks on my growing girls and their dress up! I can't wear those skinny outfits either! Haha! But they are so beautiful.

  12. Lovely! Brings back sweet memories of my visit to the 150th Beatrix Birthday Party celebration on Cape Cod last summer with Susan Branch. Your setting is so inviting. I'd love to have a cup of tea with you and spend an afternoon looking at your wonderful books.

  13. Hi Bernideen, it's been a while since I've come by. I've missed your sweet tables, and flowers. I do love Beatrix Potter and her art. I read a previous post you did on Avonlea. I loved, loved, loved that show. I can't find repeats anywhere. Boo.

  14. How I do love Beatrix Potter and loved visiting her home just a year ago. Your garden tea times are just wonderful. Love, love the teapot and the whole little tea table with bouquet.

  15. I LOVE Beatrix Potter! What a lovely tea party (and lovely picket fence/yard!) I'm a big teatime fan as well:) I'm your newest follower and would love for you to share this with us over at our Vintage Charm Party here:
    Hope to see you there!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  16. A wonderful tribute to a wonderful author and artist! Love the brown betty and the chintz, and your garden is the perfect setting for tea! Thanks so much for hosting!

  17. Bernideen, I love Beatrix Potter and watch the movie at least once a year as well! Your tea is darling and I love the decoupage clipboard. I will have to check out the sites you shared. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  18. What a charming tea! I always have loved her art! I love the clipboard you made. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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