Friday, August 27, 2010

Remembering Tasha

Tasha Tudor

When my son was very small we went to a garage sale and I brought a little book . I was drawn to the lovely illustrations . The book was about kitchen gardens
 it seemed magical to me !

In 1989 Country Home magazine published an article about Tasha Tudor's home, garden and life.
I remembered the little book I had enjoyed for so many years.
It was one of her books and I understood why I liked it so much !
I fell instantly in love with everything about her and her simple lifestyle.
I wanted her goats, bee hives, garden, rosemary tree,
blue china and tin oven and still do.
Most of all I want her simple kind of life.

Today I had a tea in her honor with two of my favorite little people to remember her life.
I read "Becky's Birthday", my favorite book, to them.

Petra's birthday is next week.
I wish I had a stream like the one in the story to float her birthday cake glowing with candles to her
but I don't !
I hope she will remember this lovely story about this special birthday surprise and hide it in her heart as
I did so many years ago.

The little book I found so many years ago.
Becky's Birthday
My Books
Our Tea Party

Tasha Tudor was true to herself and chose to live her beautiful life in a quiet and simple way.

Tis a gift to be simple.



  1. You are creating such beautiful memories and providing a gracious example for your grandchildren. Christine, I believe you admired Tasha Tudor because you are "true to [yourself] and chose to live [your] beautiful life in a quiet and simple way"... and the rest of us learn from you. It is indeed a gift to be simple.

  2. What a treasure! Life can't get much simpler than a teaparty with princesses.
    ~another friday's favorite :-)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Oh, Dottie! This is wonderful! I love your little tea, so sweet. It is a gift to be simple. Wonderful post on Tasha!

  4. Happy Tasha Tudor day (well a day early :-) and what a perfect way to celebrate. Clarice

  5. What a wonderful way to spend the day.....having tea with the grands.

    I, too, love Tasha Tutor. I first discovered her thru an old Victoria Magazine and have loved her ever since.



  6. Have I told you how much you bless me..just by being you? :) Well, you do...

    With all my heart,
    Deborah xoxo

  7. Oh Dottie, You are simply adorable. What a great tea party and what a wonderful memory you have just created for those precious little ones. Hugs, Mollye

  8. Even the children get fancy linens. I am impressed!

  9. Wonderful post!
    What a great tea party
    Happy Tasha Tudor day

  10. I came to say Hello, because I read your comment on Dear Clarice's lovely Celebration of Tasha Tudor day. [Storybook Woods blog] Thank you for sharing this lovely post of yours.

    Gentle hugs...
    Happy Tasha Tudor Day

  11. Happy Tasha Tudor Day!~ What a lovely tea party and something Tasha would have enjoyed. I'm always looking for a copy of the Becky books. They look so sweet!~
    do stop by my little tasha party as well, I'm having a giveaway :)

    have a lovely day!~

  12. This is a wonderful way to share many good things with the little ones. Things that will become lasting memories. I am so glad you introduced them to Miss Tasha. I am afraid she is lost to many chilren today.
    I loved seeing the kids sharing tea.

    We just get so use to going to the kitchen and grabbing something and being on our way, so to this day, when my kids are at home, I try to set aside some time when I ask them to join me for hot tea/iced tea, making it a little special with cloth napkins, good china, and little finger sandwiches, and something sweet.

    These moments are special gifts that you are giving your grandchildren.

  13. This is a beautiful post, not just because it's all about Tasha and your love for her but one can feel the love you have for your beautiful grandchildren. They are lucky to have you.

  14. What a sweet post.
    I love the tea party....look how carefully she is pouring the tea?
    They are learning so much about life from you Dotty, and will never forget these moments!

  15. What a sweet post. I do love Tasha Tudor so. I may have every book ever written about her! Thank you....have a great evening!!

  16. What a lovely post! I hope you'll come and visit with my humble little Tasha post:
    Sincerely, Theresa

  17. Just adorable! I so loved seeing the children pouring the Tea!

  18. I enjoy playing with my grandchildren too and especially having "tea parties!" I will have to look for Tasha Tudor books as I haven't had the pleasure before.


  19. Oh Dottie, I loved Tasha Tudor, too. I have never seen Becky's Birthday but it looks like an enchanting book! For years, and I mean YEARS, I have been looking for the book "Becky's Christmas." Have never found it at tag or estate sales. You did a great job on the tea! Susan

  20. What a delightful event--a tea party to honor Tasha Tudor. I feel a kindred spirit for sure. I adored Tasha Tudor's lifestyle, her gardens, her illustrations. She was such a pure soul. Back in June, I posted about a book I was honored to be part of, that included the gardens of Tasha Tudor. What a highlight that was for me.

    I'm so glad you linked up today. This is a perfect Simple Pleasures post. Please come again.

  21. Just want you to know that you gave ME a simple pleasure this morning as I looked at the picture of the three little ones at "tea". My favorite picture is the tea pouring one.

    I feel so out of the loop to NOT know (or have known) about Tasha Tudor until blogland recently. Now, I want to know more.

  22. OH~~This is priceless! I too like Tasha Tudor and her simple but busy life. I wish I new more of her before she passed away.

  23. What a wonderful post. A tea party with the grandkids. Nothing better.
    I have several of the Tasha Tudor books. Such a sweet life.


  24. I've never heard of Tasha Tudor but this sounds like a neat little book...and the photos of your grandkids is beautiful.

  25. Tasha was one-of-a-kind. What a great way to remember her and what adorable children!

  26. A lovely collection of thoughts and photos. Little tea parties are definitely one of life's best simple pleasures.

  27. Such a wonderful way to celebrate! Great pictures of your little ones. I'm so glad you were able to join in. Please continue to Take Joy!

    ~Natalie from Tasha Tudor and Family/Rookery Ramblings