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And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest."
~ Henry Van Dyke

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Tasha Tudor Day

Happy Tasha Tudor Day! This is the day we stand still to remember a remarkable woman who influenced so many while living but still does so their her legacy after passing 4 years ago.

My collection of Tasha books are a reflection of her lifestyle of simplicity. She reminds me to stay close to the seasons and celebrate what they bring.

I find it somehow fitting that she was born on this day back in 1915. She was born in a time when two seasons begin to merge. Summer's bounty is giving over to autumn's richness and harvest. This weekend I bought a little pumpkin to turn into a delicious soup while I also bought a bouquet of sunflowers which remind us of the sunshine of summer.

I am joining the Tasha Tudor Day celebrations with Clarice over at StorybookWoods. She posted a beautiful entry about Tasha glam which prompted me to think about many items of clothing I wear that are also Tasha glam inspired. Last summer, I learned to crochet and one of the items I made were a pair of wristies. To me, they are pure Tasha!

I hope you will look into Tasha Tudor today if you are not familiar with her works. She was a beautiful artist as well as an inspiration in living a gently and simple lifestyle staying close to each seasons own gifts.

12 comments:

Storybook Woods said...

Happy Tasha Tudor day Heidi. Oh these gloves are sooo Tasha Glam ;-) They are practical, useful and pretty. A perfect Tasha combo. Thank you for joining in on TTD xoxo Clarice

Linda said...

I love your Tasha glam. Loved you post. Linda

Heather said...

Happy Tasha Tudor Day! Love your Tasha glam! These are very pretty. I'm hoping to get up the nerve to knit a Tasha shawl. I always loved her clothes and accessories!~

Jorgelina said...

"Happy Birthday Tasha"

http://todassomosreinas.blogspot.com/2011/08/happy-birthday-tasha.html

Suzanne said...

Heidi,
Your muffeetees are just stunning, Tasha would have worn them proudly!
Blessings,
Suzanne

DonnaTN said...

Thanks for the Tasha Tudor reminder. She was and still is a fascinating woman.

Willy said...

Hi Heidi, ik ken haar nog maar enkele jaren, maar ik heb intussen een paar boeken waar ik met veel plezier in kijk.
Groetjes

lillianscupboard said...

I've been a big Tasha Tudor fan for years - have a nice collection of her old books. Thanks for the reminder about Tasha Tudor Day.

reginascottage said...

dear heidi,
happy tasha tudor day!!!!! i like your gloves!!!!
have a nice day,
regina

Nancy said...

Well, any childrens books are your kind of books. I know you always liked her and had me make you a shawl in her style. Dagi hated it, (sheep wool) but now you probably can't wear it anyway. Still love the little wristlets you made.
Love you, Mom
Now, stop getting all these things that hardly anyone has. Leave some of the problems for other people, you have quite enough.

Stephanie said...

Oh I love Tasha Tudor! Sunday night I stole a few quiet moments to page through The Private World of Tasha Tudor. I hope to read a few of her books with my kiddos this week in celebration of her gift. Love the gloves...

Life in the Big Grey Victorian On The Corner said...

Hello friend! Did you know I actually happened upon her museum while I was passing through Vermont a couple of months back? Joe was driving and I looked over and saw the sign. I hollered at him to pull over and nearly scared him too death! LOL