Monday, October 15, 2012

Autumn Greetings

The path to Tasha Tudor's house...the field has been mown and laid to rest for the year.

We have arrived at the middle of Autumn. I've been drinking apple cider by the bucket full, admiring the foliage on bright sunny days and misty foggy days, and relishing the opportunity to wear my shawl and wellies again. I sure was layered up for our September 29th Corgi Cottage Tours. It was a cold & rainy day, but we all had a wonderful time, I do believe. 


The fall tours always require some Tasha Tudor-style layering, which I adore. This time I wore two cotton scarves (around my head and tucked around my neck) and a gray thermal with ruffle sleeves that peeked out of the heavy cotton mint & pink dress that Marjorie Tudor made (and used to wear when she was my age!). I wore my large wool scarf as a shawl, tucked into the apron made by Amy. Of course, my wellies were a must for the on and off rain, and braids make me feel youthful and happy. We had the fires going in the Rookery and at Tasha's house--a special treat.


Last week I wended my way through the Vermont hills on a misty, gray morning. The foliage was stunning in Southern Vermont, I must say. The strange weather this year had us all waiting in anticipation to see what foliage season would bring, but I think it has been a really lovely year. 


Dear Elizabeth Tudor (Ellie) celebrated her third birthday this month, where she was greeted with a vintage children's pinafore, a daisy cake, and lots of pink girly things. She is such a light in all of our lives, full of happiness, spirit, and sweetness.
Happy Birthday, dear Ellie!

I have safely arrived in Minnesota, where I will be working. It began gently snowing as my family helped me unload my belongings. What a beautiful start to a new season of life. I have already begun carving out my niche here: exploring the late-season farmer's market, enjoying local apples, and carefully rationing the pure Vermont maple syrup I brought with me!

I've been hinting at a few new projects on Twitter...we are launching our NEW shopping cart soon, as well as new Fall & Winter apron and pinafore fabrics, new Tasha Tudor-style scarves, and more.
Stay tuned, dear friends!

Take joy, 
Natalie

11 comments:

  1. What a lovely Autumny post! I'm glad I'm not the only one drinking apple cider by the bucket load. =] I love your pictures and your pretty outfit! Especially your shawl! Is it vintage? It's so lovely.

    Emaline

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    1. Hi Emaline, Thanks for your sweet comments. The scarf is likely vintage, and I think its wool. To be honest, it's from the thrift store. A find! (PS. I love your name!). ~Natalie

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  2. Hi Natalie,such a lovely blog today...thanks for sharing the great pictures, A belated happy birthday to the little one...blessings

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    1. Thanks Shelley...I'll be sure to pass along your birthday greetings!

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  3. I have been meandering through some of your posts and they are full of charm and loveliness.
    I found you through mutual followers and I hope that you will become a mutual follower, too.
    Your new blogging sister, Connie :)
    P.S. the knitted bonnets are marvelous.

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  4. What a lovely post!
    Happy birthday Ellie!!
    Hugs

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  5. Hi There,
    So nice to find this site. I have LOTS of Tasha Books and look at them often. I have also been on the Mary Jane site for about seven years. Lots of girls over there love Tasha.
    My Maiden name was Burgess so I always like to think I was related to her family.
    Anyway, nice site and I will put it with my favorites. Love the pictures and the outfits.
    Nancy Jo

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    1. How fun Nancy! We'd love to do more with MaryJanes farm, but it sure was fun to have an article in there last spring :-) Be well!

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  6. Hello Natalie, and thank you for visiting. I wish that I could take a couple of my tea cups down off the shelf and ask you to sit awhile and enjoy your company. Live is good and having friends . . . even friends far away by miles is a comfort and a pleasure. I hope that your day is filled with an abundance of cheerful joy.
    Your new blogging sister, Connie :)

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