Monday, October 3, 2011

back to the woods

Everyone knew the time arrived to get back to the woods.


Except for Red Riding Rabbit, who'd decided to take a detour.


Let's go Red! all her friends called........






The nights were coming on sooner

Fox was very savvy and carried two lanterns.


Red dropped off the cake to Grandma and hurried on.

This gingerbread deliciousness was made by Kary.


They would come back and see the farmlady at halloween though;

Everyone would think they were in costumes!

Only you and I know their secret.


Have fun in the woods, but be careful of the wolf.

xx

julie





juliewhitmorepottery.etsy.com

55 comments:

Delila Jemaiel said...

Julie i must admit that in three evenings i have been sitting in front of my computer and looking at your etsy shop several times. silly me. your creations are just so magical...

Gretel said...

Oh my goodness, would it be very boring to say how much I love all these pieces - I seem to say nothing else! But it's true - the little red riding hood dish is a perfection of sweetness!

A Mermaid's Tale said...

Are those beautiful woods near where you live Julie? That's one thing we have very little of here in Cornwall - magnificent woodlands. I do so love ancient trees. Your illustrations of all the little woodland creatures are enchanting. Do you narrate stories to your grandchildren round the fire - I can just imagine you doing so! x x x

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Christine,
Ha! I don't even have children let alone grandchildren!!

We do have woods here,oaks and pines mostly, even a fern forest.
xx
j

Wish on a Whisker said...

Dear Julie~ Love your sweet Fall and Halloween goodies. Your things are just so special. Your tea cups are such a fun part of our day that I can't imagine a time when they weren't here. Love~ Mandy

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this post! You should volunteer to read at an elementary school and bring your wares with you! The students would love it - I did!

vicki said...

Oh Julie- every piece is so exquisite- you give life to your creations- they are amazing. The story is perfect- a bedtime story in the making. You know I love them all---

Xoxo,
Vicki

GardenofDaisies said...

Julie, You know I LOVE your pottery and the little stories you post. Can you e-mail me with a price list for the different types of pieces?

jen storer said...

I just adore that savvy fox! You have transported me again JW. jxx

jone hallmark said...

wish I could sit with you and share a piece of that gingerbread - yummmmmmmmm!
Love your foxes.....and foxes in general.
Thanks for sharing your magic..
xoxo

jone hallmark said...

I think that each of your pieces is an "offspring" for you, which means you have multitudes of children and grands! And, the stories you tell are for all of us and the children within.

thanks.....always!

sharon said...

I think I live vicariously through you my friend! I read your posts and you transport me to a dreamlike place.....a perfect place!
Hugs!

Valerianna said...

Oh I do so hope that Red Riding Rabbit will come walking in my forest someday -and maybe bring ME that scrumptious looking cake all dressed up in its pears jewels!

Anonymous said...

How very adorable this fall collection is! I just want to dress up in costume and trot along with the group...you never fail to amaze me with delight. There isn't enough of that in this world, thank you so much birthdy pal.
xoxo Batty Mae

Zulma said...

Hola querida amiga ! que hermosas tus creaciones!!! son tan delicadas.... Julie... haces unos trabajos tan bonitos que no me canso de mirarlos... espero que estes bien.... te admiro !!! te mando mi cariño y que tengas una feliz semana besos Zulma.

lilylovekin said...

What a wonderland to imagine. It added much needed brightness to my day.

mary ellen mckenzie said...

Dropped by your blog on my way to bed tonight ... oh, my! ... what a treat! Now I can go to sleep with a smile on my face and another in my heart! Thanks for sharing your lovely creative spirit ... your work is absolutely enchanting!

ParisBreakfasts said...

I fear for Red Riding Rabbit...
Yet the wolf is running away?
For recruitments?
Or is he off lapin this week?
Your figures remind me of Punch and Judy a bit without the punches.

Librarian said...

Glad to see Red's detour didn't end badly! Thank you for another instalment of your lovely series. I still think these little picture stories would make wonderful children's books.

Flutterby Patch said...

I love this post Julie and always fall in love with every piece you make. Your autumn tale is magical, thanks for making me smile. Eli x

cabin fever said...

Hi Julie- Love your Forest Tale and the wonderful animals. As usual, Mr. Fox is a favorite. And that rabbit!!!

Cary's cake looks delicious, love her blog, too!

Happy Fall from a soggy New England - Oh, and a very belated Happy Birthday to you, my dear Julie!!!

XO Liz

Sonia said...

Seriously, I love all of your pieces! They're so nostalgic and lovely.

Laura Farrow said...

your work is so delightful Julie! love the paintings. xo

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

loved seeing the gingerbread from farmhouse kitchen....

hope everyone enjoyed it !!!

love your new header...so cute...

enjoyed the story...

kary and teddy from farmhouse kitchen

Zuzu said...

I don't know how you do it, Julie, but with every visit here, I am more and more enchanted with your wonderful work!
Have a lovely week!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Patricia Griffin said...

Delightful!

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

I'm not afraid of the wolf...but the darkness is almost killing me.
Love your fairy tales, ALWAYS:)
Hope you are doing GREAT Julie!
Hugs
Becky

Sara said...

Hola,la he descubierto y estoy feliz por ello,su cerámica es encántadora,sus ilustraciones,cuentos...ahora soy su seguidora.Muchos saludos desde España.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Sara!

Estoy muy feliz con sus simpatico palabras. Yo espero que me Espanol es mejor decir gracias de me corozon.
xx
julia

Tracey Broome said...

I need one of those cups to go with my barns!! Beautiful:)

Claire said...

BIG sigh............my inner child is smiling at all your beautiful pieces Julie.

I can't imagine not being moved by your work.

Love the plate and all the little details around the rim.....rosehip and prickles, just wonderful.

Claire :]

Lori ann said...

i feel very greedy when i come here julie. i just want to live in your blog.

Country Rabbit said...

lovely paintings on your ceramics - i love red riding rabbit hehe how sweeet ;0)...wonderful creations ;0)x

Helen Philipps said...

I love the autumn tale and the beautiful pieces you've created which make perfect illustrations. Each piece has it's own charm and whimsy, they are quite magical.
Helen x

Mozart's Girl said...

Dear Julie - catching up on my blogfriends following my sister's visit, and how wonderful to read this magical post from you. Your work is, quite simply, enchanting. Sending love from England in October...Rachel xoxo

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Love everything....beautiful, magical work...
Susan x

RosesRadishesandRubbish said...

I adore your work, Julie and always look forward to your posts. This is my favorite time of year and you really captured all the love I feel for Autumn in your amazing pieces.:) xo

Jody Battaglia said...

A fox with two lanterns...hmmm...that gives me the heebie-jeebies. I will have to be on high alert, should I venture into the woods. I certainly would love to pack a basket filled with your lovely wares. I covet the pitcher.
Have "buttoning up your cardigan" fun, Jody

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Your pottery certainly weaves a very pretty picture. I love your work. I intend to put your etsy shop on my Christmas wish list.

Jenny Woolf said...

I love your creations - they're so quirky and original. I just discovered your blog via Librarian's. I'll take a look at your etsy shop now!

millefeuilles said...

Why did I miss this post? It is fabulous! All of it! That picture of the trees turning in all their glory in the woods is magical and sets the scene perfectly for all your creations.

I adore fox carrying two lanterns and the little red riding hood dish is just stunning.

I am really in awe here.

So sorry not to have visioned this beauty before.

Aunt Jenny said...

Oh Julie. I am such an autumn lover...and I can tell you are as well. I just love all your new fall things...just magical as always. I hope you are having a wonderful October!!
My little blog has gone private now (for awhile anyhow, unfortunatly) but I would love to have you still be a visitor if you like. I just need your email address. If you want to visit could you email me at manti jenny at yahoo?
Oh..and I remember that we share a birthday! I hope yours was wonderful. When I got out my fall decorations this past week I found the little sawdust filled pumpkin embroidered pillow you made back in the Finnie McClure days..it always makes me smile. I think I may leave it out all year this year. Wouldn't be the first time.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Reminds me of my favorite childhood Mother Goose Encyclopedia. I still have it and used to look at it all the time.

Your blog is lovely.

: )

April said...

Oh Poor poor Wolf! He has been sadly misjudged! His Gran used to make delicious spicey Gingerbread each Fall- for his Birthday! Can he help it if the smell brings tears to his eyes and a bit of drool to the corners of his mouth? And Little Red's Granny has collected many of your Fabulous pieces of pottery, which Mr. Wolf also adores (he has such good taste!)Please be a bit more lenient and understanding...not all Wolves are bad!

Kay Guest said...

What a beautiful blog you have, my dear!
You comment often on Librarian with secrets, but I am not sure if I have left a comment here. What a wonderful artist you are, you very much remind me of one of my favorites, Beatrix Potter.
Thanks for telling me that juniper is available here, I had no idea!
Let's make some German sauerkraut,THRILLED that Meike listened to me and got the recipe!
Cheers!

dulcy said...

Well, Julie, you continue to amaze and enchant me with your creations and sweet little stories. Each new pottery piece replaces the other as my favorite. As I rug hook, I use one of your ( well, mine now) sweet little dishes for my wool snippets!

xo
Dulcy

Deb said...

It is all so delightful. I imagine that the food and drink tastes even better when served in these dishes. I just love them. Deb=^..^=x4

Barbara said...

A lovely fun post and the pottery is precious.

A Brush with Color said...

Such unique, creative delights, as always. Love all of these!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Ooh! Wow! My first reaction to this lovely post. Beautiful trees and beautiful creations all round! Have a good week Julie. x

Jorgelina said...

Your creations are so magical. Love your Forest Tale is adorable.
Hugs

gallerydarrow said...

I love it all,
every bit and piece!

farmlady said...

Someone said, in a comment, that their "..inner child was smiling" at this post. This is how I always feel when I look at your creations. You have such a gift for what you do and each creature is so charming.
I hope you know how gifted you are and how special these little creatures are.
Lovely post...

Barbara said...

Great mug.

pussman said...

soooo good!!
XX

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