I love how decorative art is detailed in these pictures--painted china, lace and printed and embroidered fabric.
During the summer between my junior and senior year, I went to England with a college study program. We spent awhile in the beautiful, beautiful Lake District where Beatrix Potter lived. Some of the students went to see Beatrix Potter's farm, but not me. I am disgusted with myself, in retrospect, but at the time I had not realized my love for illustrated children's books or for old-timey, small-scale agriculture. Maybe someday I will get another chance to look at Beatrix Potter's house and furniture and china and garden.
The Tailor of Gloucester is one of my favorite books to read aloud. The story is as delightful as the pictures.
I found these on The Tate Gallery website.