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  • Mary Jane's Farm

    Natalie Wise
    March 16, 2011

    We're very excited that the April/May (brand-new!) issue of Mary Jane's Farm features an article written by, Natalie, on Tasha and the Tudor Family!

  • New! Building & Using Cold Frames Booklet

    Have you always been intrigued with the idea of a cold frame, but weren't quite sure how to build or use one? This Storey booklet has all of the information you need to learn.

    "Imagine your Thanksgiving table graced with a beautiful salad of crisp baby lettuce, tangy onions, crunchy radishes, and your very own tomatoes. While this may sound like the norther gardener's fondest fantasy, you can make it come true through the use of a simple, inexpensive cold frame. 

    A cold frame is nothing more than a box of boards set on the ground outdoors and topped with a second-hand storm window, but its simplicity belies its usefulness. With a cold frame, you can stretch the growing season for salad greens up to three months in short-season areas."

    32 pages

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • October Cards by Richard Brown

    Every Halloween Tasha Tudor sets a pumpkin moonshine on each side of her door. Shown here bundled against the autumn chill, she is gathering pumpkins for the enjoyable task.

    5" x 7"

    Interior blank.

    8 cards/envelopes.

    Photograph by Richard Brown.

    Printed in USA.

  • Ode to Chickahominy

    Winslow Tudor
    March 10, 2010

    Some chickens are real individuals. The most notable chicken Tasha ever knew was Chickahominy. His mother was a bearded Belgium bantam that started her clutch of eggs early in spring, and failed to hatch any save one, at which point she abandoned the effort. Rescued by Tasha from the cold, and thawed atop the double boiler on the woodstove, Chickahominy soon demonstrated his penchant for woodstoves, tea, gardening, scrambled eggs, traveling and people, especially Tasha.

  • Peeling Card by Richard Brown

    After growing potatoes in her lower vegetable patch, Tasha Tudor is shown here, preparing them for a meal.

    5"x 7"

    Blank interior.

    8 cards/envelopes.

    Photograph by Richard Brown.

    Printed in USA.

  • Planning & Planting a Moon Garden Booklet

    With today's busy schedules, few people are able to enjoy their gardens during the prime daylight hours. But there is a way you can delight in the fragrance and beauty of flowers after dark: plant a night-blooming garden! Also known as a mood garden, these are expressly designed for night enjoyment. While attractive during the day, they take on a whole new look and feel at dusk, casting a magical spell. Pale-colored flowers reflect light from the setting sun and the rising moon, shining luminously and giving the garden an almost mystical glow. Fragrances seem more alluring. Silvery foliage shimmers tremulously as the evening breezes dance by. 

    An aromatic, night-blooming garden offers a peaceful and tranquil spot to rest and relax at the end of the day. It is the perfect place for a casual summer party, an evening reception, a romantic tryst, or a quiet retreat to reflect and rejuvenate the senses.

    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.

    32 pages

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Quilting Basics Booklet

    "Why would anyone want to go through the expense and time necessary to make a quilt in this day of ready-made comforters and bedspreads? Why indeed? 

    A quilt is not now nor has it ever been exclusively a practical cover for keeping a body warm. Even when great-great-great-grandmother made a quilt, it was not just for physical warmth. It was a creative outlet in an otherwise bleak existence -- a way of expressing oneself, of giving life, of venting frustrations or despair. Quilts were for "kivvers," quilts were made for weddings and births, quilts were made for mourning." 

    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" 

  • Richard Brown's Portraits of Tasha

    Perfect for the person who likes every picture. Good for framing as well! One of each of the Richard Brown portrait cards. Size 5" x 7" Blank inside.9 cards/envelopes. Photograph by Richard Brown. Printed in USA.

  • Roosters Crow and Hens Don't: A Book About Chickens

    Chicken Whisperer, Ellie Tudor, published her first book in 2015 at the age of five. After receiving many questions during her "Chicken Talk" presentations during the special Corgi Cottage Tours: Tasha's Home and Gardens, she felt she ought to compile her knowledge into a book so that more people would understand chickens as she does. Like her great-grandmother, Tasha Tudor, she used the cozy winter months to write and illustrate her first book.

    Be forewarned, roosters mate on hens frequently. This common behavior has been noted by Ellie and is included in this book.

    Published by Rooster Crow Press. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 19 pages long. Black and white interior illustrations.

    This offering of first editions is distinctive due to the typo on the cover.

  • Sale on all DVD's!

    April 11, 2017

    Tasha Tudor: A Stillwater Storyopens in theaters across Japan in just four days! But if you are not lucky enough to be in Japan to enjoy the film, worry not! To soothe the disappointment of Tasha fans living outsite of Japan, we are putting both of the classic Tasha Tudor documentaries Take Joy! and Take Peace! on sale for 25% off until April 12 at midnight! Use coupon code DVD25 during checkout to get the discount! 

  • Seeding Traditions

    Natalie Wise
    March 3, 2012
     
    Seed collecting is a time-honored, and time-consuming, process. But rewarding, as are so many old-fashioned pursuits. There is a pleasant beauty one can find in such a task. Amy Tudor, Tasha's granddaughter-in-law, as I'm sure you all know, has agreed to share her process. 
  • Sugar Cookies Print

    The family prepares for Christmas by baking sugar cookies together. The print is a faithful depiction of Tasha Tudor's 'Winter Kitchen'. The table shown is her art table. During the holidays it is pulled out away from the wall and set for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. 1996. Size 8 1/2"x11" Printed in the USA.

  • Taproot Magazine: Weave Issue

    March 9, 2017

    With great delight, we introduce you to Taproot Magazine, a quarterly publication "celebrating food, farm, family and craft through writing, photography and the arts, both fine and domestic." Our very own Amy Tudor(Tasha's granddaughter-in-law) had the pleasure of writing a piece about the Tudor Family's way of life titled "At Home with Tasha Tudor" for their twenty-first issue Weave.  

  • Tasha as a Young Mother

    May 10, 2017

    In the late 1940’s, about the time when many American homes were being outfitted with the newest modern conveniences, Tasha Tudor moved to a run-down (one could say, dilapidated) 1789 New Hampshire farmhouse with no electricity, no running water, and no heat besides a few wood stoves. She was also a mother of two small children. While to some, this combination of circumstances might sound harrowing, for Tasha it was a dream realized.

  • Tasha Tudor's Garden

    Until this book was published in 1994, most people had only caught glimpses of Tasha Tudor's storied landscape. In this gorgeous book, two of Tasha's friends, gardener Tovah Martin and photographer Richard Brown, take us into Tasha's magical garden among her riotus blooms and even inside Corgi Cottage! As we revel in the vivacity of violas and cinnamon pinks, the intricacy of the formal peony garden, and the voluptuousness of the heirloom roses, we also learn Tasha's gardening secrets, season by season. 

    In 2020, several customers alerted us that they could no longer purchase this book in their local bookstores. Sure enough, this inspiring book is now out-of-print and we offer you the very last of the new copies. Priced accordingly. 

    160 pages.

    Full-color photographs.

    Hardcover.

    Sized 10 1/2" x 8 1/2"

  • Tasha's Hearth Print

    A Thanksgiving scene of children tending the turkey as it roasts in the tin kitchen in Tasha Tudor's 'Winter Kitchen'. The most difficult part of this operation is keeping the corgyn away from the delicious pan drippings. In real life, Tasha set a fireplace screen around the tin kitchen, calling it a 'corgi foil'. 1993. Size 8 1/2"x11" Printed in the USA.

  • Tasha's Midsummer's Eve Parties

    June 21, 2017

    In the fullness of summer, on the longest day of the year, Tasha threw a party. Late June was always peak flower season so at this time of year Tasha invariably heard from friends and admirers requesting a visit to her exquisite garden. Always one for mixing efficiency with pleasure, Tasha decided to host an event every year on the summer Solstice where friends, family, and admirers could come marvel at her vibrant garden while also enjoying live music, dancing, food, and more!

  • Tasha's Secret Garden Sale

    April 26, 2017

    "Gardening has untold rewards...I've never been depressed in my whole life and I've never had a headache."

    -Tasha Tudor

    Even into her late 80's Tasha Tudor could be seen weeding, planting, pruning, and generally tending to her beloved garden as soon as warmer weather arrived. She attributed her longevity and good health to three things: fresh goat's milk, garlic, and gardening. To help us all get in the gardening spirit (and reap such wonderful "untold rewards") we are putting the entire Tasha's Secret Garden section of our online store on sale for 20% off! Starting at 8 am EST on Monday, May 1st through 12 midnight EST on Wednesday, May 3rd you can use coupon code SECRETGARDEN20 at checkout to receive the 20% discount! 

  • Tasha's Spring Garden

    Winslow Tudor
    May 3, 2017

    I remember hearing someone ask my grandmother which season she preferred best. She explained she liked them all, and that when one ended she looked forward to the next. I don’t recall her exact words in answer to that question, but imagine it was a good explanation of her views on the matter. In any event, by the time winter ended she was always ready for spring. 

  • Tea and Teatime Recipes Booklet

    Everyone knows that tea time is an institution for Tasha Tudor and her family. This booklet has recipes and ideas to make tea time a wonderful habit in your own life. 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 "Of the more than 3,000 varieties of tea (not including herb teas), all begin with the dried leaves of one plant: Camellia sinensis a species grown throughout Asia. The leaves of Camillia sinensis develop slightly different tastes depending on the soil, climate, and elevation of the site of its cultivation, resulting in an amazing variety of tea flavors. When harvest, dried, and processed, these leaves become what is collectively known as black tea. Tea names often indicate geographic origin: Assam is a province in northern India, Ceylon tea comes from Sri Lanka, and Darjeeling is a district in the foothills of the Himalayas. 

    Most packaged teas are blends of two or more varieties of Camellia sinesnsis, and they are often flavored with the essential oils of flowers, fruits, and spices. One of the most popular varieties is Earl Grey, which contains citrus oil. It is named for a 19th-century Englishman who served as a diplomat to China, where he learned to enjoy the orange-scented tea blend that still bears his name."

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2"