I'm sure when my son found this adorable tea set, he had in mind that the theme would fit right in with my love of all things Beatrix Potter (Peter Rabbit) . And don't miss the Beatrix Potter guest room. But I digress. The set is indeed a great addition to the Beatrix Potter collection BUT I also saw a set that would be well connected to Alice Waters too. Alice Louise Waters (born April 28, 1944) is an American chef, restaurateur, activist, and author. She is the owner of Chez Panisse, a Berkeley, California restaurant famous for its organic, locally-grown ingredients. She is also the subject of Jacqueline Briggs Martin's most recent book -- Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious.
So what do Alice Waters and Beatrix Potter have in common -- a connection to cabbages and carrots and all things good to eat. And although a thin connection both have birthdays that land on the 28th of the month -- Alice Waters was born on April 28 (1944) and Helen Beatrix Potter on July 28 (1866). Potter died (Dec. 22, 1943) just four months before Waters was born.
I'm thinking in April we just must have an Alice Waters brunch and celebrate her birthday -- using this cabbage tea set. And again in July to honor Beatrix Potter. Baby carrots in the carrot dish, and using the large peter rabbit decoratively. Now Peter is supposed to be a tea pot but I'm thinking there might be other decorative ideas that might involve him. All in all -- I'm loving that these pieces -- so adorable and will be very fun to use.
Love it. Love Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious and Beatrix Potter.