A local carved oak press cupboard at Hill Top House, bought by Beatrix at a local farm sale, above which hang eight plates painted with animals and birds by her father, Rupert. Near Sawrey, Cumbria, England, UK
The dollhouse Beatrice Potter used as a model for her story, 'The Tale of Two Bad Mice' was one Norman Warne, her editor, had built in his basement workshop as a Christmas gift for his four-year-old niece, Winifred Warne. Potter is beloved worldwide for her children's stories with exceptional illustrations. For many of us, this book is part of our roots into the fascinating world of dollhouses.