Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Story of Peter Rabbit

I'm joining Vintage Inspiration Friday over at Common Ground with
some vintage Easter things.


Here are Peter Rabbit with his Mom and sisters.
You can read more about my story book dolls on a


Homer Laughlin children's set




This is a story book about Peter Rabbit that was mine as a child.
It has a copyright of 1940 by the Whitman Publishing Co., Racine, Wis.
It was illustrated by Ruth E. Newton, who was an American
illustrator and doll designer.  She was born March 6, 1884 and died May 27, 1972.


















Happy Easter to you all!

Originally posted March 31, 2010:

36 comments:

  1. Candy, what a precious post! The pictures are just precious, thank you for sharing this wonderful story.

    Have a wonderful and blessed Easter,

    Nancy

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  2. What a wonderful illustrator Ms Newton was...your child's placesetting is adorable.

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  3. Very cute! Love the vintage Peter Rabbit.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  4. How adorable- I can't believe I didn't think to post about my own vintage peter rabbit items this Easter week! Sheesh! Well, maybe next week. :)

    I just love your story book dolls, they are so detailed and colorful!

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  5. What lovely illustrations. You have a real treasure.

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  6. I love the story of Peter Rabbit and read it to my daughter many times (in our version, the sparrows "implored him to exert himself." Ha.) Yours is beautifully illustrated and a real treasure. Love the china also!

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  7. I love your story book and its illustrations. I had Bunnykins dishes when I was little. I never saw those Peter Rabbit dishes before.

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  8. Such vivid color!! I can't wait to read this to my little man in the morning:)

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  9. I absolutly love Peter Rabbit! Those illustrations are amazing, thanks for shraing
    *hugs*deb

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  10. I loved your story..I've read the story of Peter Rabbit to my sons so many times, but this is a most special book and a lovely one. And I loved your sweet storybook dolls,they're so sweet and perfectly made. Happy VTT..have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. Those are the cutest bunny plates!! And thank you for "reading" us Peter Rabbit" I love that story and the pictures in that vintage book are beautiful. Happy Easter to you too.

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  12. Lovely story and pictures in the book and on your china.

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  13. Love the china! All your bunny rabbits are adorable! Happy VTT!

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  14. The china is such a treasure and the book....well, it's amazing. What wonderful illustrations, and of course the story, too. How lucky you are to have your childhood book. Thanks for sharing...Sue

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  15. That china is so lovely. And the book is darling.

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  16. Thanks for the storytime to mark the holiday, Candy. I do love seeing the book and the go-along dishes and dolls!

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  17. Oh, how I love the graphics in the older children books, they are so sweet. I love you homer laughlin set, so cute and unique. Have a great VTT!

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  18. Thanks for stopping by to read this story with me!
    I think it is a story we all remember from our childhood. Did you happen to notice that in this version Peter has 2 sisters and a brother?

    In the original Beatrix Potter version all the siblings were sisters! And did you know that in the original BP version and subsequent stories about these rabbits, Peter's mother was Mrs. Josephine Rabbit, his cousin and father were both named Benjamin Bunny,although his father later became Benjamin Bouncer.

    Happy Rabbit Day everyone!

    Candy

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  19. I SO remember that book - wish I still had it...

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  20. Memories! Isn't it funny how we remember things like this but can't remember what happened five minutes ago?

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  21. Oh how I love Peter Rabbit and the 1940's! Thanks for sharing the whole book with us. I'm so inspired by all of your storybook characters, the details are just beautiful.

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  22. Those plates are wonderful- Very whimsical!

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  23. Oh SOoooo very gorgeous! Happy Easter to you too - I'll be playing along starting next week -see you then ;)

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  24. The Peter Rabbit story and dishes are perfect posting for Easter. Thank you so much for the eye candy.

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  25. Thanks for coming by everyone!

    Easter has come and gone for another year, time for warm weather and outdoor living.

    Candy

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  26. Candy,this is really funny, but i have this same book, that i found at a flea market and was from 1951. I had it all set to share on this post, but it was long so i decided to not post those pictures. So glad you shared your photos, I just LOVE this book!!
    xo,
    Debra

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  27. Your vintage Easter/Peter Rabbit collection is so delightful!

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  28. Happy Easter, Candy! It's always great to visit Mrs. Rabbit's lovely home.

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  29. I love vintage children books! I collect all the pony and horse ones I come along. I even decorated my girls rooms with a couple of photocopies of pages I love. Thanks for a wonderful post!

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  30. I love the Homer Laughlin dishes. And the Peter Rabbit vintage books are truly childhood treasures. Thank you for sharing these with us :)

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  31. I always loved this story as a child and even named my first born "Peter". :-)

    Thanks for stopping by for a little old fashioned story-time.

    Happy Easter,
    Candy

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  32. Candy, stopping by to visit this post for Easter. Love your vintage copy of this precious story!
    Happy Easter, my friend. ~ Sarah

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  33. Hi Sarah -
    Thanks so much for stopping by and a Happy Easter to you too.

    Candy

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