Wednesday, July 16, 2008

peter rabbit's past





For the love of old books, sweet stories and hand-drawn history, highlights from a rare Beatrix Potter collection here. A woman working in design over a century ago, she helped to establish an illustration genre and capture quintessential childhood tales. Delightful!

And an earlier post paying homage to brave and creative women who have left their mark.

6 comments:

Mrs.French said...

i cannot put into words the memories and sweetness Peter conjures up...I heart Ms. Potter so much!

Cicada Studio said...

Oh, how I love these illustrations! I instantly transport to a simpler time. How lovely.

Julia said...

These are so dear! I love the illustration with all the rabbits in overcoats filing in in the rain!

pve design said...

one of my favorites.

Meaghan said...

Delightful indeed! So, so sweet. Thank you for the lovely post.

Patricia said...

These are so sweet and completely take me back to my childhood!