Riverside Lodge

Riverside Lodge

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Bedding for the Baby




After her adventure with Hester's book of spells, Jemima was very tired, so when the two rabbits arrived back home later that afternoon, Julie tucked her daughter into bed for a nap. Quackie was peeking through the bars of the cot. She wasn't so crazy about naptime, as she didn't feel tired at all. 

"Daddy home soon?" Jemima asked sleepily. 
"I think I heard Daddy open the front door a moment ago," Julie responded. 
"Show Daddy new blanket," the rabbit girl continued. 
"Yes dear, we'll show Daddy the beautiful gifts that came today in the mail, as soon as he gets here."



James had spent the day instructing new employees at the Water Mill Bakery. Now he was eager to spend some time with his family. He hadn't met anyone downstairs, which is why he decided to check if they were inside Jemima's bedroom.



 "There you are, my angels," James said, as he entered the room. Jemima looked so adorable inside her blue and white cot. 



"Oh, what's this?" he said. "A new rug?" 

Jemima's stuffed rabbit, Pink Sally was sitting on the little blue chair, resting and observing the scene.



"Yes, dear!" Julie answered. "Jemima received a big package from aunt Kathy in the mail today! She sent this beautiful handmade rug as well as two handsewn bedding sets. Isn't she the best?! I told her several weeks ago on the phone that Jemima didn't like her plain white bed linen and blanket, so she decided to send her all this as a surprise for her new room!"

James bent down and picked up a corner of the rug. He checked out the material (it was pleasantly soft) and whistled approvingly through his front teeth. "This is lovely!" James agreed. "Aunt Kathy even added carpet fringe. Very cosy."



When James went to say hello to Jemima she had already fallen asleep. "Aunt Kathy's bedding looks gorgeous," James whispered. "I am sure Jemima will sleep even better now. And I can't believe how much more inviting the room looks with this pretty rug in the centre!"



"Yes, didn't she just find the perfect fabrics to match Jemima's furniture? We should invite her over for a long weekend as soon as she gets a day off from work." "That would be nice," James nodded. "If the weather is warm and sunny we could have a barbecue. By the way, how was your afternoon at Hester's?"
"It was great, dear. She made the most delicious vanilla doughnuts and we had a lovely conversation about talking plants. Jemima played with the triplets. They loved Quackie, you know."

Suddenly, she was interrupted.



"Meow! Meow, meow, MEOW!!" said Molly and Pip while looking at James and Julie reproachfully. "Oh, you poor little things, you must be so hungry! Let's get them out of here, James, before they wake up Jemima."



Quickly but noiselessly the adults left the room. Julie opened the door and let Pip toddle by himself while James carefully picked up Molly to carry her out. 



"Come on sweetie!" Julie coaxed. Pip was so tiny that even a door frame seemed high to him, and his legs were the shortest little stubs you have ever seen on a cat, but eventually he made it over the sill and they all went downstairs where James and Julie prepared a meal for the kittens. 



Before James closed the door behind him, he took one last look at how calmly his daughter was resting underneath her new blanket. 


Little did he know that while Jemima was lying there so peacefully she was actually having a very exciting dream... 



 TO BE CONTINUED


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Thank you for all your comments.

16 comments:

  1. What a cute story! I spotted the rug from the very first picture!! It looks lovely and so does the bedding set! Your pictures make me feel the warmth and coziness of the Periwinkles´s new home. Your choice for colours is fantastic! A real pleasure reading your story and looking at your photos. I just wonder what is Jemima dreaming about... Everything looks so peaceful in her bedroom but might not be the same in her dreams. Looking forward to second part!

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    1. Thank you, Cutata!! :))

      I love vibrant colours, but for the Periwinkles I prefer these delicate pastel tones.

      As you can see, Jemima's favourite colours are blue and yellow. ♥

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  2. I totally agree: A nice rug and some new bedding always make a room look more cozy and inviting. :)
    I wonder what Jemima is dreaming...
    Ganz liebe Grüße :)

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    1. Danke Kyra, liebe Grüsse zurück!! :))

      Come back soon to find out what Jemima is experiencing in dreamland... ;)

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  3. Such a sweet story. Thank you for appreciating and promoting my miniature creations
    Kathy x

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    1. Dear Kathy,

      Your creations make me very, very happy and I can't tell you how happy they have made the Periwinkles... No more insomnia for James and no more stiff neck in the mornings for Julie!!! :)) ♥

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  4. The new bedding and carpet are so lovely, they fit the room very well! I love the soft pastel colours in Jemima's room :)
    Aranera xx

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    1. Thank you, Aranera!

      Jemima is very happy with the colours, too!

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  5. Sweet story. I love the new rug and bedding they make Jemima's bedroom look so cosy and welcoming. Her bedroom is beautiful.
    Hugs Maria

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    1. Thank you for reading my story, Maria. ♥

      Jemima loves her new bedroom a lot!

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  6. Ein Hoch auf Tante Kathy! Eindeutig eine Tante mit erlesenem Geschmack... ;O) Teppich und Bettwäsche sind wirklich perfekt für Jemimas Kinderzimmer... und ich bin nun sehr gespannt, was die Kleine beim ersten Mal Schlafen in ihrem neuen Traumbettchen so Aufregendes träumen wird... vielleicht irgendetwas mit Raven und prominenten Schildkröten... für einen Hasenprinzentraum ist ja noch zu klein. Lass uns nicht zu lange warten!

    Liebe Grüße
    Birgit

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    1. Danke für Deinen Kommentar, Birgit!

      Das Geheimnis wird noch diese Woche gelüftet! ;)

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  7. How exciting! The bed set looks lovely and Jemimas room does too. What a lucky girl she is!
    Emily

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    1. Thank you, Emily! :D

      Yes, Jemima is a lucky girl as she has many loving friends and relatives. :)

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  8. A lovely new bed in a lovely room. The beautiful new carpet looks perfect in Jemima's room. What a lucky little girl.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Jemima says you are welcome to come for a sleepover, if you like.

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