Saturday, July 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Beatrix Potter

Isn't Beatrix Potter a lovely writer and woman?
She was born July 28 in 1866, grew up in Victorian era London, in a well to do family, and died in 1943.
What I most admire about her is that she bought a small farm holding in the English Lake District in 1905, added properties to it until she owned and preserved 4,300 acres, which she left to the National Trust.
She saved many small farms and allowed the farmers to continue working the land, and saved all that property from development.
People can visit her charming home at Hill Top Farm.
Hill Top Farm
Of course I also love the delicate paintings she did and the stories she wove about Peter Rabbit, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Mrs. Tittlemouse, Tommy Tiptoe, Flopsy and all their friends. The movie Miss Potter was excellent, and dealt with her early career and her relationship with her fiancee.
So happy birthday dear Ms. Potter.

33 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Good Morning, Terra. Thank you for the link. I enjoyed reading about the home and gardens at Hill Top. Such an interesting post. Have a nice Saturday afternoon.

Red Rose Alley said...

I am a big fan of Beatrix Potter too. Her drawings are so enchanting and special. Whenever I look at them, they take me to another world - a place of wonder. I really enjoyed learning more about her.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Star said...

I love everything about her too Terra. The drawings are exquisite, the stories delightful. Her home is a dream and the film was wonderful. I have it in my collection and watch it from time to time.

rosaria williams said...

Multi-talented and generous too!

Cottage Tails said...

From one fan of Beatrix Potter to another.
She made a lot of people happy and still does.
Love Leanne

Jemi Fraser said...

Such lovely tales from a wonderful lady! :)

Daisy said...

I loved her Peter Rabbit stories and so did my sons. We read them many, many times when they were small. :)

June said...

I am a huge fan of hers Terra. I am so thankful to her for saving so many farms. When I watched the movie of her life, I was heartbroken that her great love died before they could marry.
hugs...

Tete said...

Wasn't she something? Great lady and so talented.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

She was a special lady. Indeed, Happy Birthday Beatrix Potter. Thank you for letting us learn more about her. blessings ~ tanna

Denise said...

Great writer.

Holly Lefevre said...

What a sweet birthday wish. My friends daughter was Beatrix Potter in our living history reports.

farmlady said...

Well, yes, Happy Birthday to a wonderful illustrator and writer.
I was raised on Peter Rabbit and her wonderful drawings of his escape from Mr. McGregor's garden... and all her charming stories.
What a wonderful legacy she left.

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Hello, Terra. Thank you for the link. I enjoyed reading about the home and gardens at Hill Top. Very interesting post to read simply because I never realized the "behind the scenes" story of her...this is wonderful to read! She made a lot of people happy and still does to this day!
Terry

Angel said...

Oh, how I would love to visit that lovely cottage one day. Happy Birthday to Miss Potter!

Patricia said...

Ahhhh Beatrix Potter. Each of my sons, as toddlers, had their own Beatrix Potter plate, bowl and cup!

Zuzu said...

Hi Terra,
I've always loved her work, and ALL that she contributed. A very wonderful, remarkable woman. Happy Birthday Miss Potter! :)
Hugs,
Zuzu

Wanda said...

Terra dear, for some reason I love you in my Blog List file...sorry I haven't been by your blog lately.

I adore Beatrix Potter. I have all my life. I have most of her books and DVD's when they were made into movies.

I also love her biography and that she said she could have wallpapered several rooms with "rejection slips" when she was trying to get her books published.

The movie of her life with Renne Stalwalker (I know that not how to spell it) but she did a great job in the movie. I had to go out and buy it, and have watched it many times, and it has been an encouragment to my own watercolors.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love her stories, and the pictures and characters are so cute! Thank you for making me smile this afternoon

Carol

Pamela said...

A special lady. I treasure the few Potter creations I have. One is a 3 month simple pink cotton dress with the sweet bunny on it. I've had it since my daughter wore it 19 years age.

Wouldn't it have been a blessing to have tea with her?

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hello Terra,
Yes, I loved the movie Miss Potter,
I had no idea it was about Beatrix
Potter when hubby brought it home,
but it was truly a wonderful movie,
and sure love Peter Rabbit and her
writings. Simply wonderful!
and Yes, Happy Birthday Miss Potter!
Lovely post hon. Also thanks for coming by today, so nice to hear from you, and you have a lovely summer too.
Hope it is cooler where you live.
Blessings, Nellie

Marydon said...

A beautiful woman thru & thru ... her art is wonderful & so full of joys ... another time, another place, another world she gave to us all.

TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Wanda's Wings said...

Thanks for stopping by blog. Enjoyed your post.

Karen June Miller said...

Hi Terra!

YES to Beatrix Potter! She was and is such an inspiration! Her lifestyle definitely gave her longevity!

BTW, I live in Idaho now, but I am from Long Beach, CA. I saw that you live in CA.

In reference to Crocs (on my blog), they do have a back strap. I have never had one slip off.

Blessings galore,
Karen
Idaho

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the Beatrix Potter stories, DVD's and the DVD of her life, Miss Potter. My favorite movie. Thanks for sharing. ~ Abby

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've loved reading her stories and seeing the movie about her life. She was remarkable!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Interesting post, I did nor know that she had saved farms or left property to the National Trust. Have a good weekend Diane

lynnmosher said...

I loved this reading about Beatrix, Terra! I didn't know this about her. Thank you!

Annesphamily said...

Hi Terra! Your stories are always wonderful. Whenever I see those little blue and white tea cups I remember how sweet you were sharing the story behind them with me. I am always trying to catch up here but enjoy knowing you so much. So although I miss seeing you daily know I care so much! You are a unique lady and I so love knowing you.

Bernideen said...

Hi:
I have a section on my blog about Beatrix Potter Tea Parties, etc. I love Beatrix Potter and I hope you have seen the movie "Miss Potter" about her life!

Happyone said...

I have read her books many many times and I too am a fan hers.

Casa Mariposa said...

I didn't realize it was her birthday! I have a pix of her incredible garden on the wall of my closet to use as inspiration for when I garden. I love her books! :o)

Mamun said...

What a thoughtful posts. It was enough to get me to browse through your earlier posts. I'm really glad. You've created a great spot to visit and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day.


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