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Tasha Tudor Day

Tasha tea 101 

I have to sayTasha Tudor has been on my mind all week. Mostly because she makes me think about what I want my life to be like and am I living that?  Am I letting what other's think dissuade me or letting fears get in my way? The girls and I decided we should have a Tasha Tudor day and remember all we love about her. 

Tasha sketches 101 

First we put on dresses (no female goes to Tasha's house in pants) and dug out all our books (23 of them). We set them all out. It was really amazing to see them all together. By the way the picture below is not all the books I own. We decided each to pick a book and do a sketch out of it. We invited my mother over for afternoon tea and watched Take Joy. If you have never watched this movie about Tasha, it is a great way to get to know her and it is very fascinating (I know my library has a copy). I was struck by how happy she was. She had no grips about getting older. She called it an adventure and was enjoying every minute. 

Tasha

We baked Tasha chocolate cookies for the tea. Also planned to do some gardening and knitting but just did not have the time. It was such fun and we have decided to make this a yearly tradition. Although I think we will do it in the fall or winter in the future. Then we can use candles. If you want to do a Tasha day, here are some of her recipes to encourage you. Tasha love tea, homemade goodies, gardening, books, handcraft, knitting and so much more. Even if you just sat under a tree and enjoyed the silence, it would be very Tasha Tudor xoxoxo

 

 

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Paula

Dearest Clarice,

I love your Tasha Tudor day. The drawings you and the girls did are beautiful... Tasha would love them! You have a wonderful selection of her books, I am still adding to mine. I love your tea party, everything looks gorgeous as always. Thank you for inspiring me! You are making beautiful memories with your sweet girls.
Love, Paula

amy

I only discovered Tasha Tudor with my youngest daughter. I love her books!
What a lovely lovely day this must have been!
peace,
amy

Kim

What a nice idea. I especially like the sketches. I have never seen the movie, but it sounds like I will have to find it.
It looks like you have quite a collection of Tasha's books, but if you are interested I am having a Tasha Tudor giveaway on my blog.

Jan R

I love your idea about a Tashas Tudor Day! I have been so sad since her passing, this is such a lovely way to celebrate her life.

Jan

Kim Campbell

Love this idea!

Mari-Nanci

Still loving this idea of yours. And so I will mention it, in my 'Smilnsigh' blog, later today. Leaving a link to your blog, of course.

And with the hope that you will have another 'Tasha Tudor Day.' And that perhaps, it can become a blog-wide event, in {what I call} 'Pretty Blog Land.' :-)

Mari-Nanci
'Smilnsigh' blog
http://smilnsigh.blogspot.com/

Mari-Nanci

What a lovely, lovely idea. And a lovely, lovely day to have had.

It is her way of life, totally as she chose to live it, which I think of first... when thinking of Tasha. It's such a wonderful thing to know that she lived her life that way. It gives us hope. I know I'm not fully able to follow her example. Sad but true, and I might as well admit it to myself.

But, she can still be a shining beacon, of what is possible. No matter how few actually attain it fully.

Mari-Nanci
'Smilnsigh' blog

Mari-Nanci

What a lovely, lovely idea. And a lovely, lovely day to have had.

It is her way of life, totally as she chose to live it, which I think of first... when thinking of Tasha. It's such a wonderful thing to know that she lived her life that way. It gives us hope. I know I'm not fully able to follow her example. Sad but true, and I might as well admit it to myself.

But, she can still be a shining beacon, of what is possible. No matter how few actually attain it fully.

Mari-Nanci
'Smilnsigh' blog

Cathy Santarsiero

What a lovely idea, Clarice. I think we should start a Tasha Tudor Day holiday every year! Tell your girls their artwork is wonderful. Your tea looks divine. Wish I could jump right into the picture. Take Joy! Cathy ^..^

Deb

Sounds like a lovely way to spend a day. I think Tasha's spirit and 'joie de vivre' will live on for a long time in so many who admired her.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Deb

Cay G.

What a wonderful idea! I'm going to plan a Tasha Tudor Tea for my girls in August for her b-day. :)

Thank you for the lovely ideas.

Deb

Hello Clarice
This is my first visit to your blog & as a Tasha Tudor fan, I loved this post! I think a Tasha Tudor day sounds wonderful. We've rented Take Joy from our local library many times too ~ as well as her Christmas tape Take Peace. Both inspiring and enchanting - just like Tasha Tudor!

Jill

Clarice,

It's a lovely tribute to Tasha, and I'm sure she gazes down from heaven and smiles tenderly.
I always like to see the girls art work. They are very talented in that line.

I can see Auberne and Chloe illustrating and writing just like Mrs. Tudor did.

Jill xoo

Candace

What a lovely tribute, and a beautiful grown up tea party. It must have been a special day for everyone, but especially your daughters.

carolyn

we too mourn the passing of Tasha...so glad you're celebrating her life!!

Sabine

What a lovely thing to do, Clarice! You are making beautiful memories for your daughters.

My "pinks" (dianthus) are in bloom right now. Every time I pass them in the garden, I think of a Victoria magazine article about Tasha Tudor that I clipped and keep in my Garden binder.

"You must see my pinks this year, really," she'll say. "Great masses of them, hordes of them running everywhere-they rival the Garden of Eden. I have no modesty, I know, but you should see them."

It is a beautiful article and I've read it often for inspiration (although I don't have hordes of pinks, unfortunately).

Diana

What an awesome day and your book collection is fabulous!! Your daughters are so blessed to have a mom like you making every day something special.

Kristen

What a lovely way to remember that special lady. Tasha has given courage to so many to grab joy with both hands!

judy

I spent a moment this morning with her book, "The Shepherd's Psalm". So peaceful and calming.

Lovely post.

Paul Sears Photography

Very cool - my mom has always wanted to write childrens books and has always been a big fan.

Kelli

What a beautiful way to celebrate a special lady, Clarice. Your tea table is lovely.
~Kelli
P.s. Thank you for the sweet anniversary wishes!

Mrs Holter-Hovind

I think this is a wonderful idea. Her birthday was 28th August, I believe, which is a perfect time for a tea party... Still not dark enough for candles though! Gill.

Lena

Your day sounds perfectly lovely Clarice, and I think it's a wonderful idea to celebrate Tasha Tudor's life with such a day each year. How fortunate you are to have all of those beautiful books. They will be treasured for generations.

I too found courage in Tasha Tudor's commitment to live an authentic life.

Take care.

LaTeaDah

What a wonderfully perfect idea! Love it!

LaVonne

Wonderful! I've heard of others planning a tea for her birthday! I love it!

LaVonne

Carolyne

Oh Clarice, what a precious day that you shared! I am sure Tasha was there with you 'in spirit'. That is exactly what she inspired in people: to make *every* day special and do *every*thing with intention and Love.
You are a very special mother to teach that principle to your daughters......they will never forget!
{{{hugs}}}

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