I’m hopping down the bunny trail with Peter Rabbit and
in the Potting Shed for some tabletop gardening fun!
I’m a big fan of Beatrix Potter and her charmed world of Peter Rabbit,
Jemima Puddle-Duck, Tom Kitten and Benjamin Bunny!
I found Peter Rabbit Garden Salad Plates and napkins on clearance
with free shipping at Pottery Barn. . .
As irresistible to me as Mr. McGregor’s garden is to Peter Rabbit. 🥕🥬🐰
Beatrix Potter is one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors with more than two million books sold every year.
The story of Peter Rabbit in Mr. McGregor’s garden first appeared in a picture letter Beatrix Potter wrote to the young son of her former governess in 1893. Encouraged by her success after having some greetings cards published, Beatrix Potter expanded into a little picture book with black and white illustrations seven years later.
Initially rejected by several publishers, Beatrix Potter had it printed herself to give to family and friends. Frederick Warne agreed to publish the tale if she supplied color photos for the book, which became an instant success in 1903.
Beatrix Potter was a late bloomer, gardening-wise. By the time she saw the first growing season progress through her garden at Hill Top she would be forty years old. In spite of a somewhat late start, the seeds of Potter’s gardening interests were planted early on.
(Beatrix Potter at a garden gate about 1871)
If you’re a reader of my blog, you know I have a *slight* watering can addiction. . .
A Peter Rabbit watering can hopped into my cart at HomeGoods a couple of years ago. . .
It’s filled with snowball viburnum blooms, resembling white bunny cottontails . . .
Floral garden tools and seed packet illustrations were added for some tabletop gardening . . .
And garden gloves hold flatware that’s buzzing with bees in anticipation of spring blooms.
Peter Rabbit Salad Plates and Napkins / Pottery Barn
Cabbage leaf and bunny salad plates / Bordallo Pinheiro, Tuesday Morning, several years ago
Peter Rabbit watering can / HomeGoods, couple of years ago
Garden gloves and tools / Target, several years ago
La Rochere Bee Glasses/ World Market, several years ago
Flatware / Napoleon Bee, Wallace
Before you go, help yourself to everybunny’s favorite, Carrot Zucchini Muffins. . .
Deliciously moist muffins that sneak in some veggies, with the addition of apple and coconut!
Hop over for the recipe HERE.