Friday, April 13, 2012

Cookie cottage

The cookie cottage nestled in a clearing. Warm cinnamon buns lined the path to the front door. The roof was shingled with peanut butter criss cross cookies, and there was an apple pie plant too. A three layer cake spinned above the house as a weathervane. Hansel bit into a candy cane and Gretel chewed a warm bun, filled with raisins.




The badger rustled up from his den. Trouble was afoot. He could smell it~

Foxy witch peered around at the children from a frosted butter cookie flower.


She had been baking all morning and was hungry, simply ravenous!



Squirrel set aside his flute, and told the bluebird to warn the children.


Bluebird did not like to fly by the house, even though the cherries on the cake looked tempting.


The witchy fox began to creep towards Hansel and Gretel, with her most widest grin.




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Next time:


Hansel and Gretel are invited to High Tea






P.S. Thought you might like to see the amazing Brian Wildsmith's version of the witches cottage.



xxx


julie






juliewhitmorepottery.etsy.com

43 comments:

DollZandThingZ said...

Such a lovely blog and such lovely work!

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Dearest Julie, I want to move in to the dear cookie cottage!
Have a great weekend
Becky

Lori ann said...

Julie, do you know if the cottage is for rent?

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Vicky said...

Julie I love your beautiful painting of the cookie cottage, it's enchanting!!!
As always I love all your pottery pieces and your wonderful story!!
Hugs
Vicky xxxx

Nan said...

I go into another world whenever I stop here. A wonderful world full of beauty and joy and fun! Thank you.

Aprilgirl said...

That foxy witch looks pretty sweet...hope there is a happy ending to this fun blog! Love the cookie cottage!

murphybears@hotmail.com said...

Hello there Julie,
Yes, it's been said before, but let me say again, PERFECT!!!

pat said...

Hello Julie, yes, it's all been said before, but perhaps you just need to hear it again...PERFECT!!!

Valerianna said...

Another wonderful installment... JUST what I needed today, thanks!

polkadotpeticoat said...

No one tells a story better than you and your pottery....just delightful....You always leave me wanting more!

Anonymous said...

Ummmm, HELLO! The most beautiful and fun enchanted cottage I have ever seen! I really would be pulled to it too! As always, your work is sooooo charming and well, enchanting! :-) If that is a painting of the cottage I hope you will (please) make and sell prints of it so we can all have one! Can't wait to see what happens next! Much love DHA

farmlady said...

Oh, this is so charming... and such a good story. I love the real badger photo.
You could write a book...

Carolyn Parker said...

This pink cottage is the most delightfully and deliciously tempting haven.This truly is eye candy! You're the best!
xoxo
batty mae

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Dear DHA, I am going to make prints...
will keep you apprised, and Connie isn't that the most wonderful Badger?
Lori, o yes, and rent is very reasonable. One pound of molasses a week. And plums in season. (very good in cakes)
xx

Zulma said...

Very good ... cookie cottage !!!! estupendo , Julie sos maravillosa amiga , besos en la distancia y buen fin de semana !!!!

Librarian said...

Oh, cookie flowers and an apple pie plant!! Now, how can I make these grow here in the garden?

Cathy Kiffney Studio said...

Yummy, me want cookie! Love Foxy plate--well, love them all!

hensteeth said...

Oh, you do make me happy. x

Country Rabbit said...

oh my word wht a delight- i love the house nestled in the woods ;0)...cookie cottage- what a delight!!!!! xx you make your creations so beautifully magical- such detail and colour- love it!! x

Susy said...

Ohhhh Julie, your posts always fascinate me!
Thank you for passing by me, has always
a pleasure, and my animals of the forest are
just right for your creations, do not you?
A big hug
Susy x

Jody Battaglia said...

Hello Julie...I love the way butter cookie flowers smell...don't you?....Have cherries on the cake fun, Jody

Lisa Graham Art said...

Julie! Wow! Your sweet cottage painting has such amazing detail...I love every sweet corner of it. It's interesting to see how your works look on paper and ceramics. Such a magical fairy-telling touch you have.

: )

Katrina said...

How lovely. I am quite taken with Mr. Badger, what a sweetie. xox Katrina

Maggie Ann said...

Julie, You are a delight as always, and Brain's art is fascinating. A treat to read and see it all.

Kay G. said...

Hey! I make my own peanut butter criss-cross cookies. If you go to Meike's blog, she has the recipe!
I love your art, it is so joyful.

Catharina Maria said...

Love your spoons in the sitebar . Is that good English ??
Love from ♥RINI♥

green glamour said...

your blog is the measure of my dreams . thank you . hx

Tracey Broome said...

You really do NOT post enough. I love reading your blog! I would have read it to my daughter if it had been around when she was little :)

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Yes Rini, perfect!
Green glamour, what a wonderful thing to say. xx

sharon said...

Oh, to live in a dream world like yours! Sigh.....love.

connie said...

julie thank you for stopping by the artseat and for your kind words... we are so grateful and yes it is amazing what stress will do... I am loving your new items and would love to purchase one of your lovely oval plates with fruit or veggies around it, they are truly amazing! can I special order one julie? and maybe a matching cup!
xo
connie

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Will wait for the next instalment with baited breath......

Love the way you have displayed your work amidst the fern fronds, Julie. x

Sara {Snövits äpple} said...

Hi Julie! I am in love with the fairytale-Hansel and Gretel- Beatrix Potter kind of vibe I get from your creations. Will definately buy something from you in the future to grace my own home :) The white house in the picture on my blogg is photographed through the kitchen window from my grandmother´s home. But my grandmother´s house looks almost exactly like that. *Love Sara*

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

My first visit here and how charming I found it.
Your little creatures are captivating.
Susan

Aunt Jenny said...

Oh Julie....way too long since I have visited your blog. I just adore the cookie cottage...I want to vacation there!!

jen storer said...

Love it. With just a glimpse I feel replenished. Thank you Lovely J! jxx

Helen Philipps said...

Magical, Julie! I loved going into this little world, and Cookie Cottage is a delight! The warm cinnamon buns and other baked treats are described so deliciously too....what a treat a visit there would be.
Helen x

GardenofDaisies said...

OH, One of my favorite fairytales! Love this fox-witch version! And your artwork! And love Brian Wildsmith's illustrations too!! :-) Always so much fun to visit your blog!!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh my that Warm cinnamon buns lined the path is quite tempting. Clarice

joshy and belle said...

I wish I could live in cookie cottage it's so pretty! I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you would like to take a look, fliss xx

Zuzu said...

Such a magical treat! LOVE it all, Julie!
Wishing you a wonderful, wonderful weekend,
~ Zuzu

stricksonne said...

Hi julie, I love her very fabulous pictures! they put me back into the childhood! love all of angie from Germany

vicki said...

Oh oh oh and the plot thickens!' I'm keeping my fingers crossed that one of the animal babies will warn them in time!!

Your storytelling is enchanting--- the sketches are absolutely beautiful-- and you KNOW I love every piece of pottery you make!

Xo
Vicki

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