Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy Tasha Tudor Day!

What drew me to Tasha Tudor originally was her garden! I had received this book as a gift and was so captivated with her beautiful garden that I wanted to learn more about her!

What I always admired about her was that she seemed to live her life true to who she was. I loved that she was so "old-fashioned". I don't think I would go as far as dressing the part, but I admired that she loved the old ways of doing things. Especially at at time when this was not as "in vogue" as it is now!

Interestingly, I didn't come to know her as an artist until a few years later when I started reading some children's books to my daughter that she had illustrated! I was always more interested in her garden and home life!

A few years ago I was in a "junque" shop in Atlanta sifting through some papers and found these old Corgi Cottage Industries Catalogs! I thought I'd share a few scans from them.

Look she sold cream moisturizing cream!

Illustrations of her beloved Corgis (or Corgyn as Tasha would say)!

Please go visit Clarice at Storybook Woods to find others participating in this celebration (look in her comments).


Anonymous said...

What a remarkable woman Tasha was! What a lucky find those old catalogs were. She certainly had beautiful gardens!

Take joy!

Mumzie said...

Thank you for introducing me to Tasha...such a cool lady. I plan to learn more about her and her garden. Mumzie :)

Storybook Woods said...

Happy Tasha Tudor's day,
of thank you so much sharing the catalog. I have not seen that before, I love it. I agree, I love that Tasha lived the way she wanted to, she was true to herself. Thank you for joining in xoxoxo Clarice

Signing Out said...

Tasha Tudor sounded like a wonderful lady! Thanks for sharing her story.


Deb said...

I have been thinking of Tasha Tudor today (her birthday). She was a wonderful inspiration. I love receiving emails from Tasha Tudor's "The Early Bird Post" & the lovely way her family honours her memory ♥

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I loved Tasha Tudor also. I remember getting a book of fairy tales illustrated by her when I was a girl.

Jorgelina said...

Happy Tasha Tudor's day!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Tasha Tudor Day. I loved her garden too.

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Happy Tasha Tudor Day!

Manuela said...

Interesting!! Thank you for sharing all that and for introducing me to her as well - her name does ring a bell. What an amazing woman.
Happy Tasha Tudor Day!

Jennifer said...

What a neat find! The illustrations are just beautiful. I have heard of Tasha Tuder and her gardens, but never really knew a lot about her. I am so glad you share this today.
Have a lovely weekend,

Jen @ said...

What a remarkable woman! Thanks for sharing her story with us and the catalogs.

Hope you are having a great weekend!


GlorV1 said...

What a wonderful story about Tasha. I too will learn more about her gardens. Manuela I have two awards waiting for you at my blog. You can pick them up if you so desire and if you wish not to, that too will be okay. Have a great weekend.

marmielu said...

Hi, Manuela! I have loved Tasha Tudor's work and life for a long time. I discovered her when my girls were young, and we so enjoyed learning all about her. I had several beautiful books of her, and gave them to my daughter when she got married, as she loved them more than I did. Several years ago, we visited Williamsburg, VA, and they were displaying Tasha's dollhouse. It was such a treat for us to see so many of the things we had read of.
Thanks for posting about her and showing those old catalogs.
Mary Lou

Its So Very Cheri said...

Have you received your photo?

Just coming over for a visit. I have changed all of my buttons.
I have the Knock Off Knock Out party on Mondays and we have a brand new party starting this week. It will be every Wed and featuring Holiday Decor and/or tasty treats. Come on by.

Its So Very Cheri

matty said...

What a lovely find you have here! Don't we all wish we could garden as Tasha!?

Lovely post, Manuela!

Lady Katherine said...

Love all the things you have shown. I love to have a book on Tasha Tudor. All I know is just a little I read on the net. I love she done things the hard old way! I forgot, that a great candle stick and the mirror will be great in your toile room.