Wednesday, August 29, 2018


Yesterday, August 28th is the day 
that Tasha Tudor would have turned 103
 years old.  The children's book illustrator
 passed away in 2008.  So we are celebrating 
with a little tea time in her honor.

  This is probably the reason I loved this
old English Bone China cup and saucer!
Come summer, Tasha's fields are full
 of beautiful
wild Vermont lupines.

I was totally smitten with Tasha Tudor
back in the early 90's when I saw pictures
of her Vermont garden.  I dreamed of
those foxgloves she said she watered with
"goat manure tea" as she called it.

To learn about Tasha Tudor you
might like to visit HERE.

Many people love the story about
 Tasha and her life for different  reasons. 
 I understand that because some have
 farm animals and relate to her love 
accordingly.  I don't have animals.  I also
don't do all the things that Tasha did but
I do some of the things.  She was interested
in lots of things and so am I.  I think she
really loved to learn how to make things
with her hands.

We are over by the pond here:

It was Tasha Tudor's garden
that left me speechless!

These little cottage pieces remind
 me of Tasha and I know how she loved 
tulip bulbs for spring!

I have quite a few posts from years back
about Tasha Tudor but I will only
 direct you to
this one from 2009.  Others are
listed way at the bottom of this page
under Tasha Tudor.

So this tea today is a tribute to Tasha Tudor
and her memory and life.  I have many of
the children's books she illustrated but I
enjoy the books about her simple lifestyle most:

Tasha Tudor
 August 28, 1915 - June 18, 2008

I hope you tea bloggers will
join my link party today!


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a beautiful teatime that you've set up by the pond, in honor of Tasha Tudor. I love seeing all your pretty cottage pieces, your birdhouses, your flowers and your linens. Thank you so much for hosting your sweet tea party, Bernideen.

Stephanie said...

Good morning, dear Bernideen! I so enjoyed my morning visit with you and oh, what a lovely tea you have set up in honor of Tasha Tudor. She would have been quite honored by it.

Thank you for the lovely link-up. It's always a joy to share with you and your readers. Hugs and blessings!

NanaDiana said...

OMGOODNESS! A fellow Tasha Tudor lover. I, too, was really smitten back in the early 90's with her! I still have her book, The Painted Cottage, and as I am downsizing that is one book I could not bear to part with!
You and I have several of the same pieces, the little houses and I think my birdhouse is identical to yours.

Oh! Before I forget!! Your header is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! xo Diana

The Charm of Home said...

I always loved her watercolors. Thanks for hosting!

Marilyn Miller said...

I always loved Tasha Tudor and it was such an honor to get to meet her just a few years before she died. I love that book of her gardens too and have quite a few of her books, some signed. Always love your posts and thanks for letting us link to your posts.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Sorry I missed last week's tea time but we had smoke and then rain and I did not want to have an indoor tea time just yet. Your tribute to Tasha Tudor is lovely. The cottage teapots and birdhouses and your two lacy tablesettings look so inviting. Your colourful flowers are always beautiful too. Thank you for hosting Tea in the Garden. Blessings, Karen

Hill Top Post said...

Oh, what a lovely setting for tea! And by the pond too! Our beloved Tasha would be so honored! I also have a large collection of books by her and about her. Like you, my favorites are about her.


Dear Bernideen, every tea time you post is a winner and forever makes me crave been there for tea!
Thank you so much for yet again hosting this week.

Margie said...

What a charming tribute to Tasha Tudor. I was introduced to her lovely work through my blogging friends. Thank you for hosting and enjoy the last few days of August.

Sandi Magle said...

I love your little cottage teapots. And especially like your Tasha Tudor posts. Lovely setting, thanks for sharing.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Enjoyed the pretty tea posts, but frankly your lovely yard had my real attention.

Louca por porcelana said...

Hi dear Bernideen!What a lovely post...The crocheted cloths caught my eye...Beautiful tribute.Thanks for hosting.Hugs!Maristella.

Jean | said...

Bernideen, how lovely! I found Tasha Tudor intriguing, and I'm sure generations to come will as well. Every visit to your blog is like a mini vacation for me, and I really enjoy being able to gather with all my "tea people" in your charming garden. Thank you for hosting.

Angela McRae said...

I think I have always liked Tasha Tudor for the same reasons you do! She was a woman of many interests, and I think many of us have this yearning to get back to a simpler (sometimes!) way of life when we made our own things, grew our own flowers and foods, baked our own breads, etc. Her old-fashioned life seems to have struck a chord with us and our newfangled lives.

Angie ~ The Happy Gardener said...

Oh this was a wonderful celebration of not only a beautiful garden, but obviously, a life well lived.