I don't remember when I first became an ardent fan of Beatrix Potter, but I believe it was when I read the words, "And their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter . . ." When I finished reading the rest of the story of Peter Rabbit, I decided then and there that I wanted to be best friends with Miss Potter and invite her over for a supper of "bread and milk and blackberries."
In honor of dear Beatrix, I decided to do a Peter Rabbit spring mantel.
I started with a picket fence background, a watering can, a garden sign, and some carrots for "garnish" as a nod to Mr. McGregor's vegetable patch.
I then added this adorable little bunny who seems to be contemplating what to do next. Poor Peter. "He had not the least idea which way to go."
Miriam created this precious little printable (Available for download below). It is the perfect addition to our little Peter Rabbit story scene.
And what Beatrix Potter-inspired mantel would be complete without a book of her adorable stories?
Regardless of what you did today, whether it be creating a Peter Rabbit mantel or wrangling hot-dog throwing toddlers at Costco (both were highlights of my day), may we all take a cue from Peter Rabbit and make time for a warm cup of chamomile tea before bed.