A tale written by Beatix Potter and ‘told’ by the Royal Ballet. Watching this clip is an easy-going, friendly way to start the day (in our opinion) Have a nice one! xoxo Mimi
“Tales of Beatrix Potter was created in 1971 for a film, bringing alive with astonishing accuracy the famous images and stories of Beatrix Potter. The dancers of The Royal Ballet are dressed and masked to look just as we know them from the illustrations.” (via and see more youtube Royal Opera House))
Colin Scott taxidermy model of two squirrels playing cards, 30cm
walter potter, squirrel card game
Victorian Taxidermy by J. Lawrence
(images via the-saleroom.com / taxidermy4cash.com)
There are thousends of images like these to be found on the net….remarkable!
Have a nice Day!
Below: Dr Pat Morris talks about the quirky world of Walter Potter’s taxidermy, including insights into his collection, as inspired by his new book with Joanna Ebenstein: Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy.
In the early 1940s, LIFE magazine reported that a woman named Mrs. Mark Bullis from Washington, D.C., had adopted a squirrel “before his eyes were open, when his mother died and left him in a tree”. Mrs. Mark Bullis loved dressing up that little animal……
“Most squirrels,” LIFE noted (with a striking lack of evidence), “are lively and inquisitive animals who like to do tricks when they have an audience.” (They do?) Anyways; LIFE went on to observe that the squirrel, dubbed Tommy Tucker by the Bullis family, “is a very subdued little animal who has never had a chance to jump around in a big tree.” Ahhhhhhh (Read more: http://life.time.com/curiosities/a-squirrels-guide-to-fashion/#ixzz1n3NC3F65)