Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Mr. McGregor's Garden >The R. John Wright Expo 2006 Special Event......

We were so excited, Steff and I were able to attend, the second annual R. John Wright-sponsored Special Event:

"Mr. McGregor's Garden."

The date was August 19th at the historic Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C. during the annual DOLL & TEDDY BEAR EXPO.
Mr. McGregor's Garden was a ticketed themed luncheon event limited to just 100 attendees.

Guests presenting their special tickets entered the hall with gaily decorated tables where each place setting included an exclusive felt Carrot Napkin Ring.

A sumptuous luncheon buffet extended along one side of the room and consisted of fresh garden salads, delicious hot and cold dishes, and savory soups!

John and Susan Wright greeted their guests and invited them to partake of the luncheon buffet.

Following the meal, assisted by daughter, Lillian Wright, an entertaining audio/visual program showed the beautiful Lake District in England, Beatrix Potter's Hilltop home, and a charming retelling of the Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Following the program, the moment everyone had been waiting for: guests were permitted to open their souvenir boxes to reveal an exclusive RJW original "Peter Rabbit in the Gooseberry Net."

Peter Rabbit in the Gooseberry Net -

Small enough to hold in the palm of a hand, Peter is made of the finest mohair plush and is fully jointed.
He has hand-embroidered features, delicate airbrushed coloring, and glass eyes.
He is outfitted in his blue felt jacket with tiny custom-made brass buttons.
Just as in the Beatrix Potter illustrations, his buttons are snagged on the cotton gooseberry net which also contains a clump of handmade felt gooseberries.
Made in an edition limited to 250 pieces, this is the smallest RJW Beatrix Potter edition ever produced!
Included is a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration.

A companion piece named "Mr. McGregor's Garden" was on display at the event as the stunning table centerpieces.
Made entirely of molded and handpainted felt, several of the vegetables actually pull out of the 'ground'!
An authentic handcarved wood garden "dibber" planting tool is topped by an adorable mohair Robin with glass eyes, felt feet, and a jointed neck. This is a unique piece which is also limited to just 250 pieces worldwide.

To view these and other great R John Wright pieces, please click on the header above.
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