Friday, January 29, 2010

My Beatrix Potter moments










Living in an old home dating back to when it was built in 1928, I have found that I tend to be passionate about old furniture and a simple life. Along with often feeling like I would love to have lived in the Era where life moved more slowly. Vegetables and fruit picked from your own orchard. Entertainment was sitting on your veranda listening to the radio with your family and friends, having fine dinners around a beautifully laid out table. Horse carts and long drops....yes, I think I would have fitted in quite well indeed. I enjoy reading classic literature . I have often said that these kind of books transform me into another world. A fine lady that has have filled my home with her admirable talents is Beatrix Potter. My children love nothing more than to cuddle in bed with a good story. Today I am sharing with you my little Beatrix Potter moments around my home. Just little things that bring in the feeling of knowing her...

Apples and figs are what we are picking from our orchard this month. We have found going down into the orchard and picking fresh from the tree makes for the best flavour and feast. Summer fills my home and garden...

A happy weekend to all~

26 comments:

Tammy said...

Suzanne, you truly have the loveliest home I've ever seen. ...What I've seen in pictures, lol! Your style and taste are simply beautiful.

softearthart said...

What a beautiful home, it has just that, a home feel to it, "Home is where the heart is" Cheers and "Happy days" Marie

Amanda said...

beautiful. I love your linen closet enough to say that I am coveting it. Enjoy your summer of hanging vines, warm nights and fresh fruits!

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Oh dear Suzanne, We sure do share many of the same feelings... I am in love with the images from your home. The white cabinet with all the linens and laces! Thank you for sharing such beauty.
Happy weekend to you!
With love, Renee

Suzanne said...

Such beautiful picsutes Suzanne, I think I love the picture of your window with the lovely blooming flowers outside. I think I could sit in a chair and languish there all day and be quite content:-)
Have a great weekend too!
Suzanne

Lori @ Couponomic Stimulus Package said...

Beautiful pictures! I love them!

Jessica said...

Suzanne,

Thank you for stopping by my blog today & leaving such warm thoughts.

I love your "Beatrix Potter Moments"--oh, and your garden looks so lovely.

I might just dream of it as I fall off to sleep tomorrow. I imagine it could bring me great peace. :)

Love always,
Jessica

Nicole Benjamin said...

Oh, Suzanne! Such gorgeous, gorgeous photos of your lovely home. I can smell the crisp linens and the lavender mixing with the fruit of your orchards... Beatrix Potter fits in so beautifully with the beauty that you have made at home. My youngest son and my daughter share an April birthday, one year I made them a cake that looked like a garden with veggies and dirt a picket fence and a miniature beatrix potter tea set with little bunnies and a garden rake, and water can sitting around the garden (cake) I color copied an illustration of some of the little bunnies in the garden and made invitations, for favors I purchase tiny baskets which held a small chocolate bunny. A birthday we will not soon forget! Such sweetness and inspiration surrounding Beatrix Potter illustrations. If I ever come across one of these books it will be mailed straight to you!

Annie said...

Thank you for making my day!!! Beautiful!

valariebudayr said...

Suzanne your Beatrix Potter moments are truly beautiful. I love old homes too. It is so wonderful to live in a little bit of the past where others have lived and loved their families. Thank you for sharing your little moment of peace and lovliness.

Kelly said...

Dear Suzanne
You really have created such a beautiful home - a very creative homemaker, you are.
You know there is the sweetest little shop and museum along a cobbled street in a town near us, Gloucester. It is the House of the Tailor of Gloucester. It makes a magical little visit! You would love it! I love your trampoline. We used to have hours and hours of fun on one like that set into the ground at my aunt's house when we were little!
Best wishes, dear friend
Kelly

Beth said...

Hi, Suzanne,

As always, visiting Down in the Meadow makes me smile, makes me feel so happy and peaceful. I love the scenes you have photographed, your beautiful Beatrix Potter moments. love, Beth

Jeri Landers said...

Here's to the wonderful Beatrix Potter, she was one of a kind.
The marvelous aged cupboard is a perfect place for her little characters to gather. Lovely Blog, lovely home!
Jeri

themagiconions said...

Such a lovely post, Suz. She's one of my fav's too! So sweet and gentle.
I loved her movie.
And, have I told you how much I love your home???
Blessings and magic.

Annie said...

Suzanne, I follow your blog for a long time now and I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate what you do, the way you write and inspire me!
I have a blog award on my blog for you:
http://artcraft.anniesartbook.com/2010/02/thank-you-for-inspiration.html

sara farmama said...

Hello Suzanne,
I haven't visited in a long time...just been real busy, so I'm trying to catch up here! Wow! Your home is gorgeous....and your garden!!!!....so very very beautiful and full of life right now! Thanks for this fresh breath of summer!
How is your spinning coming along?
Sending love,
sara

suzanne said...

Thank you dear friends for your visit. Our homes are where we should feel loved and cared for. I am sure I would love to sit in everyones gardens and have that special cup of tea and chat . I am enjoying our Summer very much. Beatrix potter and Tasha Tudor are the woman I have admired for sometime now.

A happy day to you all
Warm regards
Suzanne

fairmaiden said...

Your blog is lovely. I just found you on my followers. Your children make me miss mine when they were younger and home with me. I miss homeschooling them so much.

Theresa said...

I have the same feeling. I have often said that I must have been an Amish woman in a past life. Or a pioneer woman. Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing.

faith said...

I picked your blog from Jessica's and have enjoyed the Summer moments while being snowed in here in the States. Thanks for sharing.

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RunninL8 said...

Sigh, just SO lovely. And what an amazing home. Just looking at the pictures is to travel back in time!

Beth said...

Suzanne, your pictures are beautiful as is your home! You do indeed have many Beatrix Potter and Tasha Tudor moments! I grew up loving the Beatrix Potter stories and have shared them with all my children. Little Elsa still loves to pull them out at bedtime - I think they are still her favorites!
Have a lovely day!
Beth

Susan said...

I love Beatrix Potter! I have tried to get my daughter to watch the movie that Renee Zellwenger made, but she has yet taken the time. I love the vintage linens and your beautiful meadow. It just looks so peaceful and full of inspiration.

myletterstoemily said...

i think you ARE beatrix potter!

such a lovely home and gardens!

i love your blog so much that i am
digging into your past posts.

blessings,
lea