Illustration by Tasha Tudor
Like so many of you, I have a sincere fondness for Tasha Tudor, not only for her lovely artwork, but for her lifestyle...she was not afraid to live her life on her own terms. I often think of her when I am wearing my old-fashioned skirts and brooches, or when I am snuggled inside my cozy kitchen baking something scrumptious, and of course, when I am tending my garden...one of her favorite pastimes.
With that said, I am going to start a weekly series....Tuesdays with Tasha
I thought I would start the series with inspiration from the above illustration of a Harvest Pantry found in "Forever Christmas" by Harry Davis. Now, my pantry is not nearly as wonderful as this one, but it is now almost full-to-over-flowing with the bounty of the garden and orchard.
I am happy to share the back parlour with a few spaghetti squash curing near the woodstove....
I was gifted with yet another bushel of apples from a dear friend...soon to be 'put-up' into apple pie filling....
And of course, the biscuit jar must never be empty, so baking a batch of cookies will part of my day.
from "Forever Christmas" by Harry Davis
All in all, a very Tasha Day!
If you have a Tasha inspired day to share, please leave a comment with a link to your blog...I would love to visit. And I am sure that some of my readers would like to pay a house call.
Yours so kindredly,
If you would like to learn more about Tasha Tudor, please visit the Tasha Tudor and Family website
UPDATED: There is still time to enter a lovely giveaway over at Rookery Ramblings...hurry it ends at midnight on October 10th!
I have received written permission from the Tudor family to include pictures from Tasha's books (just so long as they are photographs of the pages and not scanned images) along with quips and quotes. Thank you Natalie!