seasonal

  • Making Valentine Mobiles

    February 2, 2017

    One of the most exciting things about February 14th is making and exchanging paper valentines. A Valentine Mobile makes a creative and unique substitution for a card, and also serves as a re-usable decoration for February 14th. 

    In the wonderful book Tasha Tudor's Old-Fashioned Gifts, Tasha Tudor and Linda Allen include instructions for making Valentine Mobiles and today we are going to show you how to make our own, somewhat simplified, version!

  • Making your own Sparrow Post Box

    December 6, 2016

    The Sparrow Post is one of the most beloved and enduring traditions in the Tudor family. Every year, especially near Christmas and Valentines Day, Tasha Tudor, her children, and (later) her grandchildren would spend hours crafting miniature letters or valentines, envelopes, and post-boxes. Once constructed, the family would hang their little post-boxes on their bedroom doors and every morning they would wake eagerly to check to see if any mail had arrived in the night. Sometimes they would use the Sparrow Post to write to each other and sometimes the letters were addressed to or from their famous dolls such as Thaddeus Crane and Melissa Shakespeare who were considered part of the family. 

  • Marjorie Tudor: Corgi Puppy Valentine Cards Set

    Marjorie's popular corgi valentines have been herded into one set!

    Four images, two cards of each, for a total of eight cards. Each image has a different Valentine's themed message inside, such as: "My heart's a gift to you" or "Of my love the angels in Heaven might tell."

    Printed on lovely, uncoated, textured paper.

    Sized 4x6. Perfect for anyone you are fond of!

  • Marjorie Tudor: Winter Goose Print

    A beautiful winter goose with ribbon border in rich colors. Signed and matted (deep red) 5x7 print.

  • Night Before Christmas

    Here is a Night Before Christmas that shines brightly for the holiday season and will continue to do so for years to come. Tasha Tudor has illustrated this poem several times, and this is the 1999 edition, now available as a 10th Anniversary gold-foil-cover paperback edition. 

    In this fresh approach to one of America's favorite Christmas poems, Tasha Tudor invites the reader to look at the tale through the prism of a detailed Vermont setting that reflects the objects and views she experiences every day.  Written by Clement C. Moore, illustrated by Tasha Tudor.  All ages.

    32 pages.

    Full-color illustrations.

    Paperback.

    Sized 11 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.

  • Outdoor Tea Party by Marjorie Tudor Enclosure Cards

    Marjorie Tudor's wonderful and popular "Outdoor Tea Party" can now grace your packages with this enclosure card. Perfect for any time of year. Set of 5 cards/envelopes sized 2 3/4" x 1 1/2" Printed in USA. 

  • Painting Easter Eggs

    April 11, 2017

    Tasha Tudor went out of her way to make every day full of beauty and magic. This was especially true on holidays. Whether for Christmas, Valentines Day, or birthdays, Tasha and her family spent many hours preparing decorations, gifts, and delectable treats to mark the occasion. 

    Easter was the main event of Spring, perhaps second only to Christmas when it came to preparing elaborate decorations! Her son, Seth Tudor, remembers the sometimes harrowing tasks he and his siblings were given in the lead-up to Easter, “We would take brown or white chicken eggs (occasionally the larger duck and goose eggs), puncture a small hole in either end, and using mouth pressure, force out the contents--neither an easy nor enjoyable task.” 

  • 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" 

  • 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.

  • Pussywillows Writing Paper Set

    Enjoy this simple black & white illustration of a young boy feeding chickens with a corgi looking on. (Don't tell, but he is Winslow!) The page is surrounded by a border of Pussy Willows. Absolutely wonderful for Easter! 12 sheets of printed paper, 12 sheets of plain, and 12 matching envelopes. Printed in USA.

    Normally $11.50 Now 45%

  • 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.

  • Reindeer Print

    This delightful holiday themed painting includes some of Tasha Tudor's favorite subjects: moonlit snow, friendly wild animals, and rosy-cheeked, joyful children. 20"x24" Printed in the USA.

  • 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.