Wee Forest Folk is a small local family business begun by Mrs. Annette Petersen over 30 years ago. Mrs. Petersen’s devotion to producing the highest-quality collectibles grew to incorporate helping the historic sites in Concord she dearly loved with figurines exclusively designed for them to sell. Inspiration for Orchard House’s “Scrabble” came straight from Little Women (Chapter 14, “Secrets”):

Jo was very busy in the garret … while Scrabble, the pet rat, promenaded the beams overhead, accompanied by his oldest son, a fine young fellow, who was evidently very proud of his whiskers. ...

More than a dozen production steps -- including meticulous hand-painting -- are required to manufacture each piece. These figurines are real little gems, treasured by generations of collectors and Little Women fans.

With the famous Wee Forest Folk box and card - and “special handling” from Orchard House!

Scrabble 9 - Centennial edition: “Scrabble at Louisa’s Fireplace”

scrabble 9In her classic novel, Little Women, Louisa May Alcott wrote about a charming mouse named “Scrabble” who often amused both the author and her famous protagonist, “Jo March.” Mrs. Annette Peterson, of Wee Forest Folk, collaborated with her son Willy and daughter Donna in the creation of this new item exclusively for Orchard House in celebration of its Centennial! The cozy fireplace Scrabble sits before is actually re-created from the one found in Louisa May Alcott’s own bedroom -- complete with the owl statue from her mantel as well as a clock and braided hearth rug from her parents’ bedroom.

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$128.00 each, plus postage and handling. Please specify preferred pants color, red or beige.

To order this or any of the other "Scrabble" pieces, which are exclusive to Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, please click here to download and print an order form, phone 978.369.4118, or fax a credit card order to 978.369.9611.


Scrabble 8 - “Missy Loves Santa”

To express her devoted support of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Annette Petersen of Wee Forest Folk creates charming "Scrabbles" for all your collecting or gift-giving needs.

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$82.00 each, plus postage and handling (insured Priority Mail; see Order Form). Available in two dress colors: Red with gold dots; Green with gold dots. (White no longer available.)

To order "Missy Loves Santa" or any of the other "Scrabble" pieces, which are exclusive to Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, please click here to download and print an order form, phone 978.369.4118, or fax a credit card order to 978.369.9611.


Scrabble 6 - "Scrabble's Christmas Surprise"
$98.00 each, plus postage and handling (insured Priority Mail; see Order Form). Colors: Teal or purple.

Dressed in his holiday finery, "Scrabble" is eager to give and receive all the delightful surprises of the season. This happy little fellow is sure to put a smile on your face and joy in your heart -- during the holdays and all year long.

Another unique collectible available exclusively from Orchard House. Your purchase helps us with vital preservation work here at Orchard House. The more than 300-year-old home where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set Little Women is still in dire need of structural rehabilitation.

Scrabble 5 - "Grandma Visits Scrabble at Orchard House"
$152.00 each, plus postage and handling (insured Priority Mail; see Order Form).

"Grandma Visits Scrabble at Orchard House" depicts a sweet grandmother mouse being greeted by her doting grandson. Our "Scrabble" family is inspired by Jo March's attic pet from Little Women!

Available exclusively from Orchard House. (Please specify dress color: blue or lilac.)

Scrabble 4 - "Mommy & Missy"
$148.00 each.Photograph by Wee Forest Folk

A mother mouse and her daughter dash up to the attic by lantern light for bedtime.

The background of the piece, an attic door and old-fashioned latch, are copied directly from the original attic door and latch in Orchard House!

Another unique collectible available exclusively from Orchard House. (Please specify dress color: light green, light brown, or light blue.)

 

Concord's Redcoat and The Minuteman  $85.00 eachmiuteman_redcoat_1_sm.jpg (12106 bytes)

The Redcoat and Minuteman are exquisitely detailed by Annette Petersen.





Wee Forest Folk Scrabble I and II
  $49.95 each

scrabble 1       scrabble 2

Exclusively designed for Orchard House by Annette Petersen, these hand-made ceramic figurines (above) are modeled after the attic pet of Jo March in Little Women. Available only through Orchard House.
For Scrabble I (on left), specify pants color: green or blue; Scrabble II (on right) in red only.

Scrabble III, "Scrabble & Son"   $128.00
Another incredible creation from Wee Forest Folk available only through Orchard House! These delightful creatures bring you into the world of Little Men, written by Louisa May Alcott for her two fatherless nephews.
wpe2.jpg (9923 bytes)See a sleepy young mouse listening to his father read Little Men before bedtime. The mice sit upon an old trunk, reproduced from an authentic Alcott family trunk found at Orchard House!  As usual, the amazing attention to detail shines in this larger piece, which is sure to delight Alcott and Wee Forest Folk fans alike!

"Twas ever thus from Childhood's hour / My fondest hopes would not decay"
To capture creatures of the forest / And mold them from the heart with clay.
Annette Petersen, Concord, Mass.
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