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  • 15 Herbs for Tea Booklet

    "Growing your own herbal teas can be just as therapeutic as drinking them. The tea garden is a sensory delight, producing colors, aromas, and flavors to enjoy throughout the seasons. The plants are easy to grow and you don't need a large area -- even a few small containers will do. By drying the tea herbs and then blending and packaging them in your own unique way, you can share the bounty of your garden with appreciative friends and family. 

    In this booklet, you'll find everything you need to know about growing and using tea herbs, from information on planting and maintaining your herb bed to how to harvest, dry, and blend the herbs. In case you don't have the time and energy to grow your own tea herbs, you'll find a list of sources for buying them in bulk. Best of all, you'll learn how to brew a delicious cup of tea!" 

    30 pages

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • 1830s Kitchen Print

    A wonderful study of Tasha's kitchen. She started this painting in the 80's and finished it in 2001 or so. True to Tasha Tudor's nature, this painting shows the family baking, the children licking out the bowl while the corgyn eagerly await their turn. Three kittens play with yarn in front of the warm cook stove. Print 8 1/2"x11" Printed in the USA.

  • A is for Annabelle Counted Cross Stitch KIT

    Tasha Tudor's beloved book is adapted for cross stitch. This project reflects Tasha's love of everyday life, and would make a welcome addition to any home, with its nostalgic reflection of days gone by.

    Size 8" x 13 1/2"

    On 18 count Charles Craft fabric.

    Designed by Barbara Bangser for the Posy Collection.

  • Baking Print

    Reprinted from the Jenny Wren Press era (1991), this has been one of the most frequently requested images. With the warmth of the Mother giving her children their snack, we can understand why. Print 8 1/2"x11" Printed in the USA.

  • Basic Bread Baking 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.

    "There's something so elemental about a good bread. And if it's a bread you've made yourself, you also feel a lovely sense of gratification. Here you'll find basic breads -- white, whole wheat, and so on -- and also some variations and specialty breads. But first, you'll find a description of the key ingredients used in breadmaking and a section on bread-making techniques. At the very end, you'll find a few sources for grains, flours, mills, and all sorts of other things that'll come in handy for the breadmaking cook."

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2"  

  • Bathtime Print

    This image was originally published years ago as a Christmas Card and reprinted in the Jenny Wren Press era. This painting shows the warmth and tenderness of the Saturday night bathing ritual prior to the invention of indoor plumbing. Tasha's children remember this experience distinctly. They say one side of your body would be icy cold, while the side facing the fire would be too hot. Print 8 1/2"x11" Printed in the USA.

  • Blue Cupboard Print

    This classic and instantly recognizable Tasha Tudor print was drawn from scenes in Tasha's own home. The alternative title for this piece was "Cat in the Mixing Bowl", because, if you look closely, you'll see Minou (Tasha's beloved one eyed cat) hiding from the corgyn. We are particularly impressed with Granny's ability to capture the Oriental rug, as well as the worn, antique texture of her beautiful blue cupboard.

    Size 12" x 17"

    Printed in USA

  • 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" 

  • Building Chicken Coops Booklet

    "Chicken-coop designs are as varied as the people who keep chickens. The best design for you depends on how many chickens you keep, your purpose in keeping them, their breed, your geographic location, and how much money you want to spend. A handy way to get ideas is to find successful chicken keepers in your area -- or correspond with those who live in a similar climate -- and learn what works and what doesn't." 

    This Storey booklet has all of the information you need to design and build a variety of chicken coops while keeping in mind temperature controls, water sources, ventilation requirements, bedding, nest boxes, yards and free-range considerations. 

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Building Stone Walls Booklet

    Why stone? Well, a better question might be, why not? For building or landscaping, you simply can't do better. Tasha has many stone walls and terraces. Pick up this Storey bulletin as a do-it-yourself beginner's guide.

    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 

  • Chickens

    Winslow Tudor
    December 8, 2010

    Tasha was fond of chickens, especially the rare Spitzhauben breed. She said their combs did not freeze in winter, as they had a topknot to keep their head warm, and that they were especially intelligent. “The intelligence of small children and chickens is often underestimated,” she was fond of saying.

  • Chicks Peep and Hens Don't

    After publishing her first book Roosters Crow and Hens Don't in 2015, Ellie Tudor realized the general public needed even more information to fully understand chickens the way she does.  She developed this second volume, again, self-motiviated.  In this book, she shows us how hens take care of their chicks, where they sleep, what they eat, what they discuss, and so much more. A delightful and informative read for children and adults alike! 

    Published by Rooster Crow Press. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 16 pages long.Color illustrations.

  • Children in Garden Cards

    Tasha's lush garden serves as the backdrop for these children feeding doves, playing with corgis, and gardening. What could be more welcoming of spring, gardening season, and Easter? Three images; three of each for a total of 9 cards/envelopes sized 5" x 7" Printed in USA with paper from well-managed forests and other sources.

  • Christmas Festivities Cards

    While the darkness of a New England winter night lies throughout the house, all within is full of light, warmth and Christmas Cheer. As you can see the revelry is not confined to the family above the floorboards...beneath an equally festive party goes on. We are pleased to offer this popular image.

    Interior Greeting: "Merry Christmas!"

    5" x 7"

    10 cards/envelopes.

    Printed in USA with paper from well-managed forests and other sources.

  • Eggs and Chickens Booklet

    "When was the last time you tasted a really fresh egg? One with a high yolk that was a deep, dark yellow, bordering on pink, and a white that stayed together in a plump circle instead of running all over the frying pan? If your answer is, 'I guess I never have,' you aren't alone. When author John Vivian and his wife first made their move from city to country, he says 'I really believed that the lighter colored the yolk, the fresher the egg. It wasn't until our pullets began laying that I learned the facts and that the yolk color is dependent on the pigments in the feed.' "

    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" 

  • Ellie Tudor and Her Chickens

    March 14, 2017
    Tasha Tudor is known for her charming illustrations that depict the friendship and love between children and animals. Her watercolors of little boys and girls ambling through fields of flowers in the company of corgis, lambs, and chicks radiate innocence and the magic of a childhood spent living close to nature. 
     
    With rosy cheeks and bright eyes Ellie Tudor, the 7 year old great granddaughter of Tasha Tudor, looks like she walked right out of one of her great granny’s illustrations. Though Ellie was born after Tasha passed away, it is clear that her great granny’s spirit lives on in her, and in more ways than one. 
     
     
  • 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"