Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tasha Tudor's 97th Birthday

A few weeks ago, on August 28th, we celebrated what would have been Tasha Tudor's 97th birthday. It is a day to fill with special little remembrances, sharing, and a celebration of the many gifts Tasha gave us all.
I began the morning with Corgiville Fair and a handmade mug from Harrisville, NH, the town that Tasha modeled Corgiville after.

I admired the beautiful morning light on the Turkey Red tablecloth...

Then there were preparations for a tea party at the Tasha Tudor Museum...

And making tussie-mussies with flowers that Amy & Ellie cut from the gardens.
  (Instructions are in the back of the out-of-print All for Love)

We had such a lovely group of guests, with folks from Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Japan!
 (Can you spy a Cricket corgi puppy in the corner? Carolyn took her home this summer from our garden tours, and of course she wanted to join in the birthday festivities)

Leigh, Museum Curator, with Melinda, wonderful Museum Volunteer!

We ended the special evening with tea, birthday cake, and a reading of Becky's Birthday. Everyone shared special memories of Tasha, and we all seemed enthralled with the happiness that stems from flowers, projects, tea sandwiches, birthday cake, and several cups of tea each. 
No one wanted to leave this magical time of sharing, but alas, the night was dark, and we all had to journey home. 

Tasha's inspiration stays alive in our hearts and memories, and we felt so blessed to share with everyone who attended our event, the Tasha Tudor Museum Society event in Pennsylvania, and everyone who joined us online and in their own special ways in their own homes. 
Thank you!

Take joy,


  1. What a wonderful way to celebrate Tasha's birthday! I celebrated it here in OKla. as well! I have a copy of All For Love that I found at the antique mall-- I will read about the tussie mussies!~

  2. What a wonderful time for you all...I remembered her on her birthday and shared a post on my blog. Such a lovely post today in memory of a beautiful life...thank you...blessings

  3. Natalie, so glad to celebrate with you and the Tasha Family! (from a little bit away ~ WI :0)

  4. My dear Natalie,

    This all looks LOVELY. What a great thing to do for the memory of one memorable and incomparable lady.

    So wish I could've made it as planned this summer.

    Our little Luke now weighs over two pounds! Progress.

    All joys,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  5. What a wonderful time !
    Tasha adorable and memorable lady.
    Hugs from Argentina.