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  • Floral Seed Bag Counted Cross Stitch KIT

    A charming floral border adorns this heirloom seed bag with Tasha Tudor garden inspiration. Stitch this bag to hold seeds, gifts, potpourri, or momentos.

    *Counted Cross Stitch

    *KIT (does not include actual seed packet)

    *On 18-count Charles Craft Fabric

    *Designed by Barbara Bangser for The Posy Collection, licensed images from Tasha Tudor and Family, Inc.

    *Finished size is 5" by 8"

    Originally $17.95. Now 50% off

  • Garden Update

    Natalie Wise
    May 17, 2011

    There has been so much wonderful work done in the garden lately! The gourd and sweet pea trellises have been built and installed by Winslow, the pansies have been planted in abundance by Marjorie, the weeding has been done with diligence by Jenna. How exciting!
  • Gardening to Attract Birds Booklet

    "There is nothing more exciting than watching a mother bird drop seeds from your feeder into her young one's throat for the first time -- unless it's catching a hummingbird dart and dive at the nectar flowers and brightly colored vines you've planted. Or maybe it's hearing the call of a bobwhite as it forages for seeds in your backyard wildflower meadow. Gardens that attract birds are sources of everlasting enjoyment and beauty. Of course, the entertainment for you as a gardener can't compare with how the birds benefit. You're providing them with the basic necessities of life: food, shelter, and water. 

    Perhaps the most important benefit of gardening for the birds is the happy effect it has on the environment. When you plant a bird garden, you create a new habitat that is good for the entire ecosystem. Insects, butterflies, and often mammal populations will thrive. 

    You may think there's not much you can do to help restore the wild and diverse landscape that dominated North America just a few decades ago. But as ecologists around the world like to say, "Think globally. Act locally." When you look outside at your own backyard, the task becomes easier. And if you can get your neighbors and community interested in bird gardening, you can create much larger areas of bird-friendly territory. 

    Bringing nature back into balance is a challenge, but every little bit helps. Start by planting a garden just for your backyard birds; you and your avian friends will appreciate it."

    This is the ideal guide for anyone interested in learning how to attract birds in their garden. It lists flowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees to attract a wide variety of birds.

    We receive many requests for "How to" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom bulletins offer practical, hands-on instruction designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Gardens Bright

    April 25, 2017

    “I haven't any modesty when it comes to my garden. I'll boast like mad.” -Tasha Tudor

    For Tasha Tudor, much of the year revolved around planning, planting, and maintaining her exquisite garden. In the still of winter, Tasha poured over seed catalogues in search of favorite vegetable varieties and exotic blooms. Seed packets would arrive in March, much anticipated. But it wasn’t until April and early May that the ground had thawed enough to put seeds into the earth. Even before all the snow melted Tasha could be seen, barefoot and clad in her ever-present gardening scarves and apron, checking up on the growth and well-being of her beloved plant friends. By June, at long last, the garden was alive with the bright green of new leaves and a riot of color so pleasing to the eye from the many flowers--periwinkle forget-me-nots, pink, orange, and cream hollyhocks, purple columbine and more--that surrounded Corgi Cottage in such exuberant beauty. There is nothing so glorious as Vermont in full bloom.

  • Goat Yard Cards by Richard Brown

    Tasha Tudor maintains her goat yard while at the same time supplying kindling for her cookstove.

    5" x 7"

    Blank interior.

    8 cards/envelopes.

    Photograph by Richard Brown.

    Printed in the USA.

  • Growing Herbs in Containers Booklet

    We receive many requests for "How to" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom bulletins offer practical, hands-on instruction designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    "Today, container gardening is once more in the throes of a renaissance. For some, this is due to the limitations of space in high-rises and condominiums; for others, it may be due to the ease and accessibility of gardening in containers. Ultimately, people can simply appreciate what has been know since antiquity: Pots overflowing with plants add beauty and dimension to the landscape. Best of all, container gardening is an ideal way to easily grow all the herbs you might want for cooking."

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2"  

  • Harvest Pantry Print

    This painting shows Tasha Tudor's 'Hen's Pantry'. Visitors are often confused as there are no hens in the pantry. This room used to be the closest to the hen yard and as such, their feed was kept here. The hen yard has since moved and the hen pantry is now used to store necessary household goods, such as hand-dipped beeswax candles, jams and other items that will survive freezing temperatures. 1996. Size 8 1/2"x11" Printed in the USA.

  • Haystack Print

    Lovely late-summer print showing an old-fashioned family of eight harvesting the hay crop. They are watched by five goats, two geese and one bantam rooster (who looks a lot like Tasha's real pet, Chickahominy.) You'll also see two corgyn, one of whom is debating whether or not to enjoy the contents of the picnic basket before he is spotted. Size 8 1/2"x11" Printed in the USA.

  • Hearth & Home Cards

    Drawn from life, these images reflect times and experiences important to Tasha Tudor. Each card accurately depicts traditions and the implements necessary to carry them out in a beautiful and historic portrayal of her life.

    Includes: Harvest Pantry, 1830s Kitchen, Baking, Sugar Cookies and Tasha's Hearth

    Two each of five images, for a total of ten cards/envelopes.

    4"x 5 1/2" Blank interior.

    Printed in USA.

  • Homemade Bread

    Natalie Wise
    December 4, 2013

    On a quiet, rainy day, the allure of homemade bread cannot be overstated. The process is calming, lulling, almost, and the scent of yeasty dough rising and freshly-baked bread topped with butter and honey intoxicating. 

  • Homemade Treats for Dogs Booklet

    "Treat your dog to the tastiest and healthiest biscuits and bones ever made for canine consumption! Cheryl Gianfrancesco's easy-to-follow recipes call for only the best all-natural ingredients, and as your dog will agree, the results are fantastic. Could and dog resist Peanut Butter Biscuits, Cheese and Garlic Bites, Chicken and Cheese Biscuits, or Ginger Cookies? How about a man's best friend's birthday cake, complete with frosting?"

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Kindling Cards by Richard Brown

    Tasha Tudor collects kindling in the fall.  One of the most revered photographs of Tasha. 

    5" x 7"

    Blank interior.

    8 cards/envelopes.

    Photograph by Richard Brown.

    Printed in the USA.

  • Kitchen Cards

    On a humid July afternoon, those working in the garden to this day will be refreshed from a tray as seen in the first card. After Tasha Tudor bakes a loaf of oatmeal bread, she sets it out to cool before the yellow bread box, as show in the second image. The third card showcases an assemblage of kitchen utensils indicating the forthcoming meal. 4"x 5 1/2" Blank interior. 9 cards/envelopes, 3 of each image. Printed in USA.

  • Lantern Cards by Richard Brown

    This is the last chore of the evening, bringing the pail back from feeding the goats. In early spring, the daylight hours are not as long as one needs, thus the lantern.

    5"x 7"

    Blank interior.

    8 cards/envelopes.

    Photograph by Richard Brown.

    Printed in USA.

  • Leaves Cards by Richard Brown

    Never without bouquets in the house, Tasha Tudor collected autumn leaves to display when the flowers had gone by. 

    Blank interior.

    5" x 7"

    8 cards/envelopes.

    Photograph by Richard Brown.

    Printed in the USA.

  • Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt Booklet

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    "Farm-fresh dairy products you can make in your own kitchen! Then thousand years of cheese making (as well as butter and yogurt making) wisdom is distilled in this detailed bulletin. Expert cheesemaker Ricki Carroll teaches you the latest, most healthful methods for whipping up delicious dairy products in your own kitchen. Here is everything you need to know -- from what equipment and ingredients are required to how to pasteurize your own milk. And, of course, you get recipes for making cheeses and other dairy products that surpass anything you could buy at the store." 

    32 pages

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Making Hand-Dipped Candles Booklet

    Tasha is well-known for dipping her own supply of beeswax candles in an old iron cauldron over a fire. This booklet will explain the process and give you tips, even for a smaller scale! We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    From the introduction "Humans have used light to lengthen and brighten their days for 15,000 years. Hollowed-out stones filled with animal fat and used as lamps were among the earliest light sources. Modern-day oil lamps work in much the same way, with a wick pulling fuel up to a flame. Early methods of torch lighting involved soaking papyrus, flax, or other fibers in resins, pitch or natural oils and burning them as torches. This technique progressed to the use of twisted fibers dipped in various combustible substances that remain solid at room temperature. These dipped fibers were early versions of candles."

    30 pages 

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Making Herbal Hand Creams & Salves Booklet

    "Experience the best moisturizers that nature has to offer! Whether you're an office worker or a stonemason, a gardener, or a mechanic, chances are your hands could use some love and attention. Help is here! In this bulletin, you'll find easy-to-follow recipes for more than twenty all-natural lotions and creams designed to hydrate, replenish, and smooth your skin for a beautiful, silky feeling. Author Norma Weinberg also offers expert advice on healing dry, cracked skin; preventing premature skin aging; and removing age spots, as well as essential information on evaluating commercial products." 

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

     

  • Making Maple Syrup Booklet

    "This bulletin will tell you how to make syrup on the three simplest levels. The first level is for people who intend to tap only a couple of trees, to make only a couple quarts of syrup, and to spend no more than $20 on equipment. The second level is for people who may have a dozen trees to tap, who may make five or even ten gallons of syrup, and who will put $300-$450 into equipment. The third level is for people who want to be small commercial producers. If you're one of these, you will get the smallest size of a true evaporator, make anywhere from 60 to 200 taps, and produce from fifteen to fifty gallons of syrup each spring. And you will make an initial investment of at least $1750, unless you can buy used equipment from another small producer who is quitting." Note: These dollar figures, and all others in the book, apply to 1988-89.

    We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Making the Best Apple Cider Booklet

    Tasha has pressed her own apple cider for many years. If the process interests you, this bulletin is full of insight for making yours the best! We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

    From the introduction "The heady fragrance of fresh sweet cider running from the press is a wonderful blend of mellow apples, the faintly acidic scent of fallen leaves, and the brisk taste of country air that has been cleared by early morning frost. The memories of family cider-pressing days stay with children for a lifetime, and through the cooperative work, the fine scents and flavors of the raw material, the instant, gratifying reward of labor in the torrent of delicious golden juice, and the row of filled jugs stored away with anticipation, cider makers enjoy the first-hand experience of self-sufficiency, cooperation, and the pleasure of work." 

    30 pages

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2"