Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mushroom Town

Trek far to the north,
lope uphill, then down;
When the woods turn thick
You're in Mushroom Town.

In winter there's a feast,
to mark the Christmas time;
Each creature brings a gift,
of food or song, or wine.

Mr. Leif Green
a culinarious fox
brings watercress soup,
and a silver snuffbox.
He loudly recites
a Shakespeare sonnet,
as he sips the soup
and pours sherry on it.
He gulps, he slurps,
his eyes shine green,
he's the shockingest diner
you've ever seen.

Tawny rabbits
in vest and pants
sing Christmas carols
and Gregorian chants

Greyish Wolf
will bring a pie,
if you like chicken,
please stop by.
Greyish ventures
out by night
and shops for fowl
by lantern light.
I'm quite appaled
that wolf has crashed,
(he wasn't asked)

There is a chair
saved just for you,
Please bring more tarts
and acorns too.
Squirrel will seat you
in a chair of green,
There's badger and donkey
and you in between.
The table's brimming
the candle's bright
O Merry Christmas
O Holy Night.

Update this weekend


lilylovekin said...

Can hardly wait!!

cabin fever said...

Julie!!! What a delightful post. I have looked at it all 3 times, sooo much to see and enjoy. And the poem is the best! What a poet you are, my dear.

Love all the animals, and the mushrooms, and the teeny tiny cup with the tree. Your tree with the face is beautiful, too!

I'm on my way, bringing the acorns. There are tons from New England this year!

Thank you for this wonderful showing of all of your new pieces.

xoxo Liz

susan jenkins said...

Ok, you have out done your self!! How I absolutely LOVE the "Loving Cup" it's just beautiful!! I so enjoyed the wonderful Christmas poem and the Little Red Riding Hood ornament peeking out of the crowd! Wonderful!! all of it, love the pink polka dot back ground too!! Brilliant!! xx

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Toadstools here, there and everywhere,
in my dreams, in my cottage and in the fairy tale world of Julie Whitmore!
Christmas comes early this year, and when it´s like this I lOvE it!
Have a great weekend

Vicki Boster said...

Julie - these might just be your most creative works yet! Such a lovely post - beauty and prose. The little creatures are delightful - each and every one. How I love your creations - I a looking forward to seeing the newest additions to your shop!


Erin | Bygone Living said...

I LOVE these! I especially love that mug on your header... Wow. Where do you sell your artwork??

farmlady said...

What a charming party. i wish I could make myself very small and join in on all the fun.
I have lots of acorns this year (doesn't this mean a long heavy winter?) and I can bring some beautiful leaves for placemats or plates.
See you in Mushroom Town..... what a wonderful post.

Unknown said...

Ohhh ~ all so lovely! what is it about toadstools and the like ~ magical!

Vicky x

Flutterby Patch said...

Absolutely wonderful. It feels so Dickensian. What a wonderful imagination and crafting talent you have.

Sweet Birdy Love said...

Hey Julie,I am gobsmacked by all the delightful characters in your post and your lovely prose. I would love to join in the dinner, but please don't seat me by Mr. Leif Green. Whilst foxes have some likeable attributes (most unlikeable) I don't think I could endure his boorish behaviour and bad table manners..............
I will bring some raspberry tarts as we are having a bumper crop this season. Better start my journey now, wouldn't want to miss out on all the fun.
I too love the picture of the mug on your header, absolutely gorgeous.

Patricia Griffin Ceramics said...

Magical Julie!

Librarian said...

Julie, you are unbelievable! "Wow" is really all I can say.
Love the eyes of the squirrel, they really seem to LOOK at you.

blueberries in the fields said...

i am a newbie to your wonderful magical world. love your pottery with little animals of the forest. it reminds me of childhood fairy tales.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

this just makes me smile....

love it all...wish i was there living in Mushroom Town


p.s LOVE LOVE LOVE the Christmas header...outstanding....

April said...

When Hedie comes to live with me,
We'll be dreaming by the tree.
Gnomes and Fairies, Hedgies too
will share Wassail...
The Winter's Brew.

They'll give a Toast to Julie Sweet
Glasses raised and dancing feet...
We Love you, Julie, Joy be Thine!
For Magic you've shared at Christmas time!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Oh April,

That just made my heart sing.

Maggie Ann said...

Ever so charming, like stepping into another world!

Barbara said...

Fun foxes, I like the one sitting down.

A time to dance said...

Oh Julie everything you make is so lovely I do love your work....

Bonnie said...

Snif, snif...
missing Julie treasures at my store!

Zue said...

Hi Julie.
I love this post and I love everything you make. Your little animals are so sweet. Thank you for the comment you left on my blog.
Have a lovely weekend.
sue xx

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

What an enjoyable tale this is - Greyish Wolf is so cute, with his little lantern and pie! Have a good weekend Julie. x

Pamela said...


Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi Julie! I just found you and your lovely blog through your Flickr photo stream. I adore your charming and beautiful pieces of art! Where would one go to purchase your wonderful creations? It seems your Etsy shop is empty.

Carousel Dreams said...

Oh so magical! How I adore your pottery x

Anonymous said...

Party on!!! I love each and every one of these, Julie!
I'll be back to see what else you create!

A bird in the hand said...

It's like walking through an enchanted forest. Faeries live in the toadstools. xo

Anonymous said...

I'm in total love with all of your creations ~ but I keep missing them when I check your shop. I'll have to start checking in EVERY Day till I can find something to buy! :)

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