Monday, March 23, 2020


My love of Beaxtrix Potter

Fun with Peter Rabbit

With spring in full bloom my sweet Beatrix 

Potter Peter Rabbit  and friends collectibles were just waiting to hop out of storage. 
These sweet figurine music boxes make me smile. Old friends  to spend all this time with makes me happy!

I set the table for two with Peter Rabbit by Wedgewood.

My two place settings gifted to me from my sister many years ago. The music box collection has been collected over years of collecting. My sister also collects these pieces and we had so much fun on the hunt for these. I scattered
the music boxes around the table.

Tom Kitten and Mittens

Blue and white Ralph Lauren placemats and napkins
 Flowers and stems napkins rings from Pottery Barn

Tale of Two Bad Mice Music Box

Bunny and umbrella in the snow


Tale of Gloucester Collection

Spring Wishes from my sweet friend Sarah

The Story of The Tale of Two Kittens

Ducks in a Row ~ Dept 56

Silly Succulent

The Tailor of Gloucester collection
Music Box

Teapot ~ Peter Rabbit by Wedgewood 

I will be leaving these out until Easter. They may move around some after all the Beatrix Potter figurines make an appearance. Like old friends dropping by!

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Sunday, March 1, 2020


Welcome to another adventure of The Tales of the Traveling Tote. This is where my fellow Tales of the Traveling Tote friends and I share our latest travels, projects and our most current events. You will have an opportunity to visit other members at the end of this post and learn about our giveaway.

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

It has been a very quiet period since our December 1 post so I am sharing some of my local adventures. We had such a mild winter the tulips have started to bloom. I wanted to visit the tulip festival so I packed up Miss Courtney and Miss Blossom for the drive to American Village Festival of Tulips.
It is a little over an hours drive away. I have to say I was a bit disappointed since the tulip fields were not in full bloom, only a few rows. It was decided to open the festival early since some of the hundred thousand tulips were blooming. Tulips are for sale, you pull the tulip with the bulb and add them to your tote or basket.  I should have waited another week to see more color. With that said, the tulips were beautiful so I may have to visit again.  

So many varieties!

Imagine how beautiful these fields will be in a few weeks

With so much rain the fields were very muddy, you should see my boots!

 Muddy soil releases the tulip with ease

This was my favorite color that was in bloom

Miss Blossom was so helpful to Miss Courtney

And, Tulip cookies!

Other days I have been meeting up with friends for a little shopping and lunch 

Some of these books may show up in my kitchen

Mountain Brook for lunch with Jenna and Ricki Jill for a little  Valentine's Day fun

And, lunch with friends at a favorite Italian spot.

Now for the Giveaway

Just leave a comment with Jenna at The Painted Apron for a chance to win a flower market whisk from MacKenzie-Childs. 

Visit Tales of the Traveling Tote friends for more adventures and fun.

Tales of the Traveling Tote Friends

Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 
Emily with Miss Courtney Childs@ The French Hutch
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
 Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box
Rita with Miss Luna C @ Panoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat Home
Ricki Jill and Countess De Monet @ The Sketchy Reader
Cherry Kay and Carrie Ann Hall @ Entertaining Women

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Look for our next adventures 
June 1

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