Is it not the depicting of 'domestic bliss' one of the things that unknowingly draw us to Beatrix Potter's stories and illustrations? The books contain drawings with the most beautiful scenes of home life.
"The domestic details of north~country farmhouse life are among the things to which Beatrix Potter herself most completely, and, considering Bolton Gardens, most surprisingly responded. A well~scrubbed flag floor, a rag rug of many colors, a saucepan on the hob and a flat~iron heating again the bars of the range, were not objects to evoke any pleasure, one would suppose, in the minds of Mr. or Mrs. Potter; but Beatrix was in love with every circumstance."
"...She dwelt on the household arrangements of Tiggy~Winkle and Tabitha Twitchet as lovingly as a connoisseur of the details of Van Eyck."
"...they are perfect records, in their way, of a simple life which still exists on the fells, and which had gone on undisturbed for generations when Beatrix Potter discovered it as a child."