Wednesday, August 1, 2018


I am not sure how I let Beatrix
Potter's birthday celebration
slip by me last Saturday.  She was
born July 28, 1866.  I am quite a
fan and have shared my Beatrix
 looking garden statuary many 
times with you.

I set up a little child sized table
in front of the peachless peach
 tree as the squirrels have
 removed all but 2 peaches.

Monday I thought I best sew
up a little Peter Rabbit Jacket
for a special tea time in the
garden and invite you to tea!
I saw other's do this in the past
on their blogs so I am not 
pretending to have an original

As you no doubt recall,  Peter's
blue jacket was made by his
Mother but was caught in a net
in Mr. McGregor's garden. 
 Frankly, Peter was very lucky to 
escape.  I am sorry for him that he
 got sent to bed without the
 delicious blackberries that 
Flopsy, Mopsy
 and Cottontail got to enjoy!

I do think Beatrix would approve.

 Our July was so hot - I doubt Beatrix
 ever experienced anything like the
 high 90's in her darling English
 Hilltop Garden.

I love all the photos I have seen
of Hilltop and I know many of
you have visited there.  I am drawn
to the sweetness of it all. 

Of course, we are drinking Camomile
tea today that I got at Tuesday
which is a favorite store!

If you would like to please 
join my
tea related blog party 
below and I am sharing at:
Home Sweet Home
Tuesday Cuppa Tea


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What an absolutely darling tea in your garden, Bernideen! I love the Beatrix Potter theme, the cute sewn jacket and the pretty table. It is all simply enchanting! Thank you for hosting and sharing with us.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

There is so much to love about this post Bernideen! That cute jacket, the darling figurines, but I am in love with that teapot!

Beatrix Potter gave us all a gift through her art and books, and through her vision to save farms in the Lake District! I hope to visit Hilltop Farm one day!

Hill Top Post said...

I so love everything Beatrix Potter, and your oh-so-lovely Beatrix Tea Time.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I have always loved Beatrix Potter also
I love your story and little table and chairs and of course Peter's jacket in the garden
I can't count the times I have watched my movie about Beatrix Potter
No one sets a table outside prettier than you

Sandi Magle said...

How sweet this post is. Peter was in my backyard this morning, sniffing around our very dry yard. Didn't see him nibble on anything---our food is fenced in....but that won't deter an aggressive rabbit....!

Love this post!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
What a lovely tribute to Beatrix Potter's birthday. Unfortunately I don't have any Beatrix Potter figurines. Your collection is amazing! Thank you for hosting Tea in the Garden. Have a Wonderful week! Karen

Louca por porcelana said...

Hi dear Bernideen!What a darling post!I really love your Beatrix Potter figurines,so sweet...Those teapots and the dishes are gorgeous...Your garden is adorable as ever!Thanks for hosting!Hugs!

Margie said...

What a charming tribute to Beatrix Potter! I've always enjoyed her books and just watched the new Peter Rabbit movie a few weeks ago. Thank you for hosting!

Jean | said...

Bernideen, I'm a huge Beatrix Potter fan, so really enjoyed this post. One of my BP pieces is a square Peter Rabbit teapot (must take a photo sometime). But today it's Old Country Roses along with my scones tutorial.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh my goodness Bernideen, what a fantastic post!! Love all of your Peter Rabbit pieces but I especially love Peter's Jacket on the stick like Mr. MacGregor did!! So cute!!

The Victorian Girl said...

Beatrix Potter would be delighted to have tea in your garden!

Cindy Lou said...

Adorable !

Marilyn Miller said...

Very sweet! I do love Beatrix Potter and have visited Hill Top. I almost cried, as it was a dream come true to stand in her garden and walk in her home.

The Charm of Home said...

Oh my word, this is adorable! I too have always loved the little watercolors of B Potter and have read them to the kids for years. What a perfect little tea you have set in honor of her birthday. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Sufficient Grace said...

This is absolutely beautiful, it's like a dream! I love all your china and tablecloths, and your garden is superb! So very gorgeous! Such a lovely way to honour the lovely Beatrix Potter :)