Friday, November 27, 2009

A Woodland Christmas

Trek a ways to the North,
At the White Oak, turn East.
On to a dell, then through the Pine wood,
and there you'll find the Feast.

Squirrel ages apple cider, and there is a roomy teakettle, so everyone has plenty.
Mouse leaves her house and brings plum pudding

Hedgehog brews the finest punch, with essense of rose hip and elder flowers

Fox procures a goose egg. Let's hope he asked for permission to take it, like a gentleman.

Rabbit finds the perfect tree.

Barn Owl leads everyone in carols. 'The Friendly Beasts' is a crowd favorite.

See you there at three o'clock sharp. Bring more candles, if you please.

The ornaments start out small, about two inches tall, somehow though, they start to come out larger. This fox, made on Thanksgiving morning, will need a substantial branch on the fir tree.

He's almost four inches long!

See you at the party




My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

I love the animals woodlands Christmas...and love Mr. Owls top hat for the party...

They all look so festive standing in the pine forest...I can hear the Christmas carols ....

More later,

cabin fever said...


I sure am ready for a Woodland Christmas, complete with your awesome Pinewood animals! They look so festive, all lined up together.

Thanks for sharing - I think my favorite is Mr. Barn Owl. Must be the top hat.

I'm getting ready now, see you at three o'clock. What to bring??

Xoxo Liz

Kathi D said...

If you are listing the fox and goose egg, will you mark it reserved for me and let me know? I LOVE him!

Hens Teeth said...

Oh Julie!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

'A Woodland Christmas' makes such a lovely tableau - I clicked the first picture to get a better look (and a smile). Inspired and unusual ornaments, Julie. Best wishes. Lesley

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Had to go back for another look. They're all adorable, but Mouse and plum pudding is my absolute favourite!

Shelley said...

Such sweet little animals...I love them all.....blessings

farmlady said...

When is the party. I'm there and I will bring Carl and maybe Brownie. What fun!!
You are amazing. Such charming little creatures.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Oh my gosh, that fox in your hand wants to live at my house. I love her.


Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

"I´ll be coming round the mountains when I come"
We have the Fairy Tales in common, Julie!
I will bring gingerbreads and my most beautiful polka
dotted dress for the party.
I love all your friends, one day I think we have to do a Fairy Tale together!

Robin and the Sage said...

o my goodness Julie, these are exquisite!


lilylovekin said...

Wonderful as always Miss Julie. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I love my angel it will hang in my studio.

susan jenkins said...

Beautiful pieces Julie, I just love them all!!Love the tiny tea pot too. Darling seeing them all lined up.

xx S.

Mary Wadsworth said...

Julie I adore your work:) Love the story and the new fox ornament.

Happy creating,

Maggie Ann said...

So very charming!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

thank you all for you generous comments. Foxes tomorrow.
so put the chickens in the hen house.......

pammalu said...

let me know if you ever want to do an ornament swappies!
love these guys so much!!!

karen said...

these are gorgeous love the owl too!

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