seasonal

  • Preparing for Easter

    Winslow Tudor
    March 31, 2013
    Each Easter Tasha made hot cross buns. She baked them in the large cast iron cook stove, frosted the cross on them, and visitors ate them hot for tea.
     
  • Pumpkin Moonshine

    Pumpkin Moonshine was Tasha's very first book, published in 1938. Written for her young niece, the darling book tells the story of Sylvie Ann and a runaway pumpkin turned into a jack-o-lantern or "pumpkin moonshine." A sweet, simple, loveable story perfect for Halloween! 

    Available in hardcover or board book. Board Book released July 2015.

  • Rabbit Pippa Print

    Tasha created this picture pulling by old sketches from her many sketchbooks to create this new and distinctive border.  The playful rabbit border is brought together with bunches of springtime blooms and an elegant dance of pink ribbon to surround Robert Browning's poem, "Pippa's Song". This print would make a delightful addition to an Easter basket! 8 1/2"x 11" Image 6 1/2" x 8 3/4" Printed in the USA.

  • Red Efts

    May 2, 2011

    Red efts are a familiar sight in New England in muddy, soggy spring, but the first glance of one brings excitement indeed! I tweeted two weeks ago that the Red Efts were crossing, as they make the journey from the muddy woods to the ponds. The Tudor family has long known this is a sure sign of spring, one of nature's many clues to us that winter will soon be banished for a few months of glorious Vermont summer.

  • Secret Garden Tours

    Natalie Wise
    July 12, 2011

    We had lovely weather this year for our June Secret Gardens Tours. We welcome this weekend each year with great anticipation, looking forward to new friends, old friends, invigorating conversation, and delicious Stillwater Punch from Tasha's cookbook. Everyone gathers from afar, bringing with them the stories that drew them to Tasha. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the weekend...

  • Seed Collecting

    Natalie Wise
    August 15, 2012

    On a partly-sunny day, when the skies are heavy with impending rain, but the sun refuses to be entirely hidden, the greens around Tasha's house are stunning. The leaves offer a hundred shades of green when the sunlight teases us and catches the dew.

  • Seed Harvest

    Winslow Tudor
    March 2, 2012

    Though the snow is on the ground spring is near. The trees are budding against the full moon, and the days are longer. Yet spring in the hills of New England is relative. It is near, only in that it may be seen from afar, rather than not at all.

  • Spring is on its Way

    Natalie Wise
    February 25, 2014

    We hope you had a great Valentine's Day and George Washington's Birthday! 

    Now that we've enjoyed the February holidays, our attention tends to turn towards spring and Easter. 
  • Spring Secret Garden Cards

    This is a particularly cheerful rendition of Mary looking into the newly discovered Secret Garden. Sized 5"x7" Blank interior. 8 cards/envelopes.

    Tasha Tudor painted this watercolor image for the Vermont Flower Show in Burlington March 2001. This is a particularly cheerful rendition of Mary looking into the newly discovered Secret Garden. A wonderful theme for Easter--looking forward to the beauty of the garden and spring awakening!

    Sized 5"x7"

    Blank interior.

    8 cards/envelopes.

    Printed in USA.

  • St. Nicholas Day Recipes

    Natalie Wise
    December 11, 2012

     Did you enjoy your St. Nicholas Day last Thursday? We sure hope so! we heard from many of you that you included Tasha's traditions of the first appearance of Dundee Cake at tea time on December 6th, one of our favorite traditions!

  • Summer

    Summer Tasha Tudor and Family
    August 20, 2014

    We've had a lot of cold, rainy days this summer. It's been quite astonishing, really, in stark contrast to the heat of last summer.  Then again we have had many beautiful days, sunny, 75 and perfectly pleasant. On days like this it's a shame to be inside, so we take reading outside, work outside, the children and animals outside. We take lemonade and watermelon and iced tea out on the porch. We tell stories outside, laugh, run, swim, pick berries. 

  • Tale for Easter

    This magical little book, A Tale For Easter, highlights the joy of Easter in the typical Tasha Tudor fashion. There are gentle farm animals, ethereal forest creatures, beautiful handmade dresses and, of course, holiday magic. "You can never really tell, for anything might happen on Easter."

    Written and Illustrated by Tasha Tudor.

    Hardcover or paperback unsigned: Ages 4 and up. 32 pages. Approx. 6 1/2" x 6 1/2".

    Board Book: Ages 1-4. 34 pages. Approx. 6" x 6".

  • Tasha's Letters

    Winslow Tudor
    February 10, 2014

    Winter evenings brought to Tasha a quiet expanse of hours between the end of evening chores and bedtime. After the dishes were washed, dried and put away, the goats and chickens fed and watered, corgis walked and the canaries' cage covered with an old grey apron to diminish drafts, Tasha sat in her wooden rocker with the blue wool checked blanket over the back, put her feet up on a chair near the cook stove fender, and wrote letters. She wrote to family, friends, publishers and people she had not met but whose lives and endeavors were of interest to her. 

  • 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 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. 

  • Time to Keep

    Ever a favorite of Tasha Tudor fans, A Time to Keep was originally published in 1977. It journeys through the rembrances of holidays with "Granny". There were homemade valentines and Easter eggs, Fourth of July picnics and family birthdays. Thanksgiving brought visits from relatives--so many, the children had to sleep in the barn! And finally there was Christmas, the best of all "times to keep," with handmade presents, Advent calendars, and a "beautiful tree in a shine of candles." Gorgeously illustrated in full-color.  

    Ages 4-8 and up!

    54 pages

    Hardcover

    Sized 12" x 9"

  • Valentine Greeting Print

    This lovely print shows six distinctly Tasha Tudor Valentines as she would paint them in the first step of yearly Valentine making. They are bordered by twigs wrapped with pink ribbon. Enjoy this piece as a framed print or cut out the hearts and make Valentines for your loved ones!

    Print 11" x 14" Image 6 3/4"x9" Printed in the USA.

  • Victoria Four Seasons Cards

    Reprinted from the four prints Tasha Tudor created while Artist-in-Residence for Victoria magazine in the late 1990s. Two cards of each image for a total of eight seasonal cards and envelopes, sized 5" x 7" Printed in USA with paper from well-managed forests and other sources. The Spring image makes a wonderful Easter card.

  • Well-worn Wellies

    Natalie Wise
    June 16, 2011

    We have finally encountered a day of sunshine here in Vermont! Like many of you, we've been swinging from 90-degree weather to 50-degree weather, complete with April or October-like deluges. Our trusty wellies have been given an unseasonable workout!
  • Winter at Corgi Cottage

    Winslow Tudor
    January 13, 2014

    By January the snow on the ground at Tasha’s home in Vermont is here to stay until spring. Tasha was always grateful for the snow and the cold. Her perennials were far more likely to come back in the spring if able to sleep beneath the snow, and the cold killed some of the diseases and troublesome insects that haunt all gardens. Her barn, house and animals were warmer when a nor’easter banked two feet of snow around the foundations and on the roof. She always commented on the beauty of blue shadowed snow immediately after a storm.