Six word Saturday


‘But Peter, who was very naughty…’



Every year I look forward to Fenwick’s Christmas windows in Newcastle-on-Tyne. Rarely do they disappoint.  This year they celebrate 150 years of Beatrix Potter.  What could be finer? Come window gazing with me.

What would life be without Jemima Puddle-duck?  Or handsome Jeremy Fisher?

We all have our favourites.  These cats look rather mean to me but the details are simply delicious.

And I can almost hear the squeaks of those tailoring mice.  Every year the Anticipation is the same, and every year they deliver.  I hope you won’t be disappointed.  Let’s put Peter to bed, shall we?


Share your six words this Saturday, and have a happy weekend.



  1. Thank you so much dear Johanna, you almost took me there too 🙂 I am sure, I couldn’t have left the window there… So beautiful. I watched the film about Beatrix Potter’s life and I never forget. I love her so much. I have original story books of Peter Rabbit in my precious and humble library. Happy Holidays, Love, nia

    1. Hi Nia 🙂 I know you would have loved these. Every year the windows are beautiful but some years are more special than others. Wishing you a peaceful Christmas, and health and happiness in the New Year. Thanks for keeping me company 🙂

  2. Oh Jo…I adore Peter Rabbit…all Beatrix Potter’s stories, loved by me as a child and by my children…I can’t get over your amazing photos, what a magnificent window display! I am in love, seriously, i could stare at this window all day and not get any shopping done at all!! Thank you so much for sharing this delightful post… this is my Christmas, right here! 🙂 ❤ 🙂

    1. Hi Sherri 🙂 I’m just trying to do a bit of catch up on here after being out all day yesterday. I hesitate to say that I elbowed the kids out of the way to get a good look, but… almost 🙂 Merry Christmas, darlin!

      1. Haha…good for you Jo, I love your style!! Taking such photographs is serious business, and we count on you! I’ve shared this on FB, I just love it! Merry Christmas dear lady! 🙂 ❤

  3. As a Beatrix Potter fan this is pure heaven for me, Jo! I LOVE the display and great to go through all the photographs, thank you SO much for sharing. 😀😀😀 Great how they have incorporated pages of the books…and finally, really, 150 years?!

  4. What a great display! Malina, who is nearly three and is lucky enough to have the collection of books and audio tapes (car boot sale 2008), immediately spotted Peter and Mummy Rabbit, not to mention many of the other characters as she came to sit on my knee.
    I have to agree, those cats do look a little sinister.

  5. This reminds me of the fabulous David Jones windows in Sydney – two years ago now! Oh, how I wish I was there. I do have a soft spot for Peter Rabbit, but wasn’t keen on some of the books. Thank you for showing us these lovely scenes 🙂

    1. I’m thinking of going into retirement in darkest Africa. The new laptop is driving me crazy!!! Well, crazier 🙂 But the James situation may not be as bad as we thought. Will try to e later today. Love Peter Rabbit 🙂

  6. I love Christmas windows and this display is gorgeous. We used to have a big window display here but when the store was remodelled many years ago the big windows went and that was the end of that. 😦 I remember going every year with Mum and Dad to see the display. I’ll be in Melbourne after Christmas with Marsha and the Myer store in Bourke Street Mall has a wonderful Christmas window display every year. I’d forgotten it would be on while we are there, so thanks for reminding me!

  7. We were just talking about Fenwicks the other day! Mum said she was always worried she wouldn’t find her way out. I found the area after the entrance from Northumberland Street very claustrophobic – narrow and low-ceilinged, though perhaps it’s all been done up since then. We always loved the Christmas windows and these ones look splendid.

  8. So adorable, Jo. Thanks for introducing these new to me characters. It is nice to lose yourself outside of reality once in a while. 🙂 Have a fantastic weekend!

  9. Well done getting the various scenes without reflections! The children must love the three dimensional aspect. I came to Beatrix Potter as an adult, and love her watercolour illustrations more than her stories. Was there any recognition of her painting in the display?

  10. Peter Rabbit! The display is so intricate and you did a fantastic job photographing them, Jo. Were they behind glass or was it an open-aired display? I really like how the doll house has cushions down the stairs. It makes me think some of those dolls get cheeky and like to slide down the stairs when no one is looking 😉 Such an apt shot to finish off the post ❤

  11. What a lovely reminder of two pasts: Beatrix Potter and Christmas dioramas. Now I’ve seen some in New York and Newcastle-on-Tyne. Haven’t spotted any in Warsaw. Lovely photos and your title is superb. Hugs wrapped in window condensation for the weekend.

    1. Still seriously cold, Meg? Hope you’re feeling fit and well again. A snuggle up weekend? I love these windows. I post them every year and they always make me smile. Sending a big hug wrapped in a Shetland wool jumper. Ooh- hope it doesn’t irritate! 🙂 🙂

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