Tudor Family

  • 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. 
  • Settle Chair, Doll Size

    One quarter size copy of the oft-depicted settle chair by Tasha's fireplace.  

    Height 11" Width 5 1/2" Depth 4"

    The painted chairs are painted after order receipt. Please expect an additional week before shipping.

  • Snow Horses

    Winslow Tudor
    January 31, 2013
     
    Snow horses are a mainstay of winter, but only visit when the snow sticks properly. Tasha called it sugar snow, as it often falls around the time sap runs in the sugar maples. It sticks to all the branches of the trees and collects in great heights upon tops of fence posts and birdfeeders.
  • Taproot Magazine: Weave Issue

    March 8, 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 Day 2013

    Natalie Wise
    September 4, 2013

    Happy Birthday, Tasha Tudor! 

     
    Last week was Tasha Tudor's 98th birthday, and we celebrated with a lovely cake and tea party on Tasha's porch.  Winslow came in from pruning the garden, Amy arrived toting baby Katie, Ellie skipped in wearing her new favorite "fairy dress," and Natalie came bearing berries and a cake. Henry the dog settled in a most lucrative spot for potential falling cake crumbs.
  • Tasha's Art Chair, Doll Size

    For decades, Tasha's working "studio" was really nothing more than her paints, brushes, and paper casually strewn at the end of an old farm table where she sat in a low hoopskirt-style chair from the 1700s. The splint seat is actually made of chair cane. Tasha spent hours sitting in her art chair, painting and drawing. 

    H 9 3/4"  W 5 1/2" D 4"

  • Tasha's Art Stand

    Tasha's original stand on her art table was usually so covered with works in progress, reference materials, rulers, and so on, that its form was rarely seen. The original was a age-darkened wood. The new ones are of oiled natural cherry from our property. In time these cherry stands turn quite dark. Weighted base and two brass arms to keep book pages in place. 15'' high, 14'' wide, 8.5'' round base. 

  • Tasha's Art Stand-Miniature size

    Quarter size reproduction of Tasha's own art stand. Her original stand on her art table was usually so covered with works in progress, reference materials, rulers, and so on, that its form was rarely seen. The original was a age-darkened wood. The new ones are of oiled natural cherry from our property. In time these cherry stands turn quite dark.  3.5'' wide, 4'' tall. 

  • Tasha's Favorite Things: Lang's Fairy Books

    May 17, 2017

    It is not widely known that when Tasha was born her parents originally named her Starling Burgess after her father, the renowned Yacht designer, William Starling Burgess. It was only after reading Tolstoy’s War and Peace that her father fell in love with the name Natasha and decided to rechristen baby Starling “Tasha”. Tasha’s mother, Rosamond Tudor, was just as literary and saw to it that Tasha was exposed to classical literature at an early age. Many evenings were spent reading Greek myths, Shakespeare and classics such as Moby Dickaloud as a family. And so a lifelong love of reading began. Among Tasha’s favorite books were Lang's Fairy Books of Many Colors.

  • Tasha's Garden

    Winslow Tudor
    June 13, 2013

    Tasha Tudor started her garden in Vermont nearly fifty years ago, yet brought to it many decades of prior knowledge and experience. It is a very old garden created with much wisdom. Pleasing to the eye, it possesses plants and a purpose beyond visual appeal. She called it “just a good messy garden.” 

  • 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. 

  • Tea on the Porch

    Natalie Wise
    June 9, 2011

    Tuesday brought our first official afternoon tea (lemonade) on Granny's porch! We were all so excited! This tradition is full of happy memories, and this occasion was no exception. Marjorie brought out our favorite picnic basket and juiced all of the lemons, Amy and Ellie picked some mint, and Seth carried the basket of goodies through the garden to the porch.
  • The Making of a Cookbook

    Winlsow Tudor
    March 27, 2017

    I assembled the Tasha Tudor and Family Cookbook: Heirloom Recipes and Warm Memories from Corgi Cottage with the idea that although the receipts are straight-forward enough, the cook and baker's philosophy sometimes is not. My grandmother generally used the same type of food that had been available in her youth: seasonal and pretty basic. I think some of what made her meals so memorable was the care she took to provide an attractive setting for it.

  • Tour Tales from Corgi Cottage

    June 7, 2017

    Every year at about this time, we at Tasha Tudor and Family tend to be busy sprucing up Tasha’s garden, giving the Rookery a good spring-cleaning, and preparing nametags for the fortunate folks who will be joining us for tours of Corgi Cottage starting June 9th. There is an air of quiet anticipation and excitement, knowing that soon we will be opening up our doors to friends, old and new, from all over the world, to share the delightful world of Tasha Tudor. It is always such a pleasure to witness the joy that comes over our tour-guests as they experience Corgi Cottage, whether it’s for the first time or the fifth!

  • Utility Tavern Table, Doll Size

    Doll size.  These sturdy tables took a lot of abuse in old taverns.  Legs and apron painted, top stained. Most tops are breadboard-end pine. Height 6''   Top 8''x13''

  • 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!
  • Winslow Tudor and Will Moses at the Wenham Museum

    April 18, 2017

    Grandparents, grand-friends, and little grand ones: on April 29th, join two very lucky grandsons Will Moses and Winslow Tudor, as they present their recent books, Fairy Tales for Little Folks and The Tasha Tudor Family Cookbookand share memories of their famous forebears. Make a “recipe in a jar” from the Tudor cookbook to bring home for a great Mother’s Day gift, and join Will Moses in creating a Moses style mural to celebrate your grand, inter-generational love.