Friday, March 27, 2009

Tasha Tudor

Aahhh, simpler times! I just admire Tasha Tudor! Even in modern times, she lived a simpler more pleasurable life than most! I dream of days long ago. What it must have been like!



Her Vermont home, though only 30 years old, feels as though it was built in the 1830's, her favorite time period. Seth Tudor, one of Tasha's four children, built her home using hand tools when Tasha moved to Vermont in the 1970's. Tasha Tudor lived among period antiques, using them in her daily life. She was quite adept at 'Heirloom Crafts', though she detested the term, including candle dipping, weaving, soap making, doll making and knitting. She lived without running water until her youngest child was five years old.





From a young age Tasha Tudor was interested in the home arts. She excelled in cooking, canning, cheese-making, ice cream making and many other home skills. As anyone who has eaten at Tasha Tudor's would know, her cooking skills were unsurpassed. She collected eggs from her chickens in the evenings, cooked and baked with fresh goats milk, and used only fresh or dried herbs from her garden. Tasha Tudor was renowned for her Afternoon Tea parties.
Please visit the website where all of this information is from!!: http://www.tashatudorandfamily.com
Hope you all have a marvelous weekend!~

11 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

It really is amazing how authentic her home appears! Nothing about it suggests the 20th century!

I'm not into living without electricity or running water (I'm far too suburban for that nonsense LOL), but the visual aesthetic is just enchanting!

MaygreenFairies said...

What a wonderful post, thanks for sharing this amazing lady and her home with us! Mandy x

The Renaissance Chick said...

How interesting! Can't wait to visit her site!

Malisa

Hibiscus Moon said...

Thank you for this. I never knew must've run across her somehow, somewhere b/c I have one of her books on my Amazon wish list. Now I will be sure to pick it up!

Designs By CK said...

Great post Carrie! Charming pics.

I agree with Tristan though. ;-)

Have an enchanted weekend!

SpOOky Hugs,
Chris (-:

Tammy said...

What lovely images. It was such a sweet and simple time. Have a lovely weekend.

Sophia Rose said...

Beautiful post. Tasha is defintely a woman we can learn alot from, byt studying her life. She "walked the walk", so to speak...

cupcake studio said...

I've always adored Tasha Tudor as well...what an amazing gift her artwork is.

artfulwhimsies said...

Oh I love tasha tudor!! thanks for all that great info~

KathyJ said...

LOVED this post, just wonderful!

rhinestonearmadillo said...

Oh, I LOVE Tasha Tudor! I have also admired her way of life since I found out about her. I've been wondering if there is a good biography about her---do you know of one?