With only one day left to the month of March, I am happy to announce the snowflake garland was finally replaced with a far more entertaining and colorful string of buttons.
Soon after a hint of Easter was added in the form of bitty basket bounties sent my way by the most kindred of spirits.
And so all that remained to re-set my FUNctional space for the month was to make a book selection. Thanks to the delightful imagination of Beatrix Potter this was quite easy to do, for within the pages of The Tale of Two Bad Mice can be found a wonderful story of dollhouse adventure.
It takes place in the most beautiful of houses belonging to the dolls Lucinda and Jane. One day while the two dolls are out and about Potter conspires to have the house invaded by some very hungry and rambunctious mice.
Now if, like me, you happen to be a fan of Beatrix Potter and this book happens to find it's way into your hands, lucky you!!! You are in for a real treat. Bar hoping on over the England, this is by far the best look see at Potter's home furnishings, and gardens you will get.
More often than not the book demonstrates how closely she looked to the world around her as inspiration for her illustrations. While the red brick dollhouse displayed at Hill Top Farm may not be the exact model for Lucinda's and Jane's.....
.....much of the food and furnishings contained within it were!
My favorite illustrations in the book, however, have always been the ones in which I catch a glimpse of Jane, the sweet wooden doll. For years I dreamt of having one similar and then one day I did!
A Wooden Polly doll...or so it said on her torso!
Discovered on the dark, dingy shelves of a New Hampshire thrift shop it was love at first sight. Goodness, how could anyone have resisted those three little curls.
A bit more information is "tattooed" on her back in case anyone out there is interested in searching out a Polly Shorrock doll of their own.
She comes highly recommended for such sweetness is more than likely to put a smile on your face!