Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Nursery Inspiration
On a recent trip to London, I visited the National Portrait Gallery and saw the original painting of Beatrix Potter that is shown above. It was a snowy afternoon and coming across her painting was like meeting an old friend. I wanted to tell Beatrix how popular her Peter Rabbit Wedgwood is for us and how much our customers love the tale of Peter Rabbit and that it is a joy to sell her products. Beatrix, wherever you are we love you!
Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Story
Beatrix Potter grew up in London but the Potter family went to the Lake District every summer. As an adult, Beatrix Potter decided to live on her own farm in the Lake District called Sawry. Fortunately, Beatrix Potter was one of the first land conservationists. Beatrix Potter supported farming and she gave thousands of acres of land in the Lake Distict of England to the National Trust when she died. All those Beatrix Potter books made Miss Potter a fortune which she gave back to the Lake District community she loved.
The Renee Zellweger movie, Miss Potter, inspired us read more about Beatrix Potter. In that process we found a charming fictional book based on Beatrix Potter's life called The Tale of Hilltop Farm. It was a best seller in England where Beatrix Potter is much loved. Here's the blurb from the book jacket:
|"In this first of the Cottage Tales, animal lover and all-around good Samaritan Beatrix Potter, author of Peter Rabbit, is ready to help solve local mysteries. And with her entourage of animal friends, she sets out to win over the human hearts of Sawrey...|
England, 1905. A Londoner -- a female Londoner-- has just bought a farm in rural Sawrey. The locals don't know what to make of Beatrix Potter. They've never heard of an unwed woman buying and running a farm. Some meet her with genuine warmth: others keep her at arm's length. Beatrix, recovering
from the death of her fiance, believes she can heal in the countryside, a quiet place to work on her children's stories. But when a villager dies unexpectedly, with allegations of foul play, Sawrey turns out to be anything but quiet..."
How to visit Hilltop Farm Beatrix Potter's home in the Lake District of England.
Read more about the life of Beatrix Potter
Read more about the Beatrix Potter biographical movie Miss Potter
The Beatrix Potter Society in England is another group that preserves the Beatrix Potter legacy.
Now when you give a Peter Rabbit Wedgwood dish set, you can pass along some Beatrix Potter history too. So many of our customers who buy Peter Rabbit Wedgwood dish sets tell us they grew up with Beatrix Potter Wedgwood when they were kids, we can guarantee they are memprable classics.