The Tailor of Gloucester

gloucester cathedral 029-001I started my Beatrix Potter Figurine collection on my first trip to England in 1973. I also bought a complete set of the books that Beatrix Potter wrote and illustrated. We knew about this shop in Gloucester and were determined to visit it while we were in Gloucester 41 years after I started my collection. gloucester cathedral 042

gloucester cathedral 030 There are lots of shops relating to Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit in England.

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2014-07-11 gloucester cathedral

This shop had a lot of fun displays filled with memorabilia.

early September 010Here is my “Tailor” and the books I purchased in 1973. Some of them are a little worn. I have 27 figurines. I’m just going to share a couple more for this post.

early September 012Here is Pigling Bland. The book to the right of Pigling Bland is Little Pig Robinson and when Josh was a little guy he figured out that this book was one of the longest in the series so he’d ask to have that one as his bedtime story knowing sleep would be delayed just a tad longer.

early September 011Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is one of my favorites.

Of course Peter Rabbit is the most recognized of Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters.

Have you read Beatrix Potter’s books? Who is your favorite character?

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

7 thoughts on “The Tailor of Gloucester

  1. Those are lovely figurines. I have to laugh at your son figuring out how to prolong bedtime. Kids are so smart! My favorite character is probably Mrs. Tiggywinkle. One of our granddaughters had lots of spiky dark hair that wouldn’t lay flat for months. We called her our Tiggywinkle.

  2. I love this post, Ellen! I adore Beatrix Potter’s stories! A favorite? Oh dear. Hmmmm. It could be poor Jemima Puddleduck. Or mischievous Tom Kitten. Or tidy Mrs. Tiggywinkle. But I think I’m going to have to say dear old Peter Rabbit.

    What a lovely collection of books and figurines you have! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos of Gloucester!

  3. Oh, oh, oh — okay, I have been waiting for this post too! We love the Tailor of Gloucester in our family. We also love Samuel Whiskers and his wife! Miss Baby used to pronounce “simu-wee-koos” when she was about 2 1/2.

    Ellen – have you watched the BBC Beatrix Potter cartoons? If not, you HAVE to — you can view them on youtube. I think you will like them.

  4. I’m another who loves Mrs Tiggywinkle, though I also love Jemimah Puddleduck just for her name! When our Lillypad was a baby I began a collection of these same figures for her and she now has them for her wee girl.

  5. Hi. I am spending a little time visiting some of the blogs I loved to visit back when I was posting consistently. That little shop of Beatrix Potter things is delightful and I love all your little figurines. We used to have a whole set of the books but I’m not good at saving things so they are long gone. I just recently watched Miss Potter again. Such a delightful movie! Glad to be connecting again.

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