Thursday, August 28, 2008

Celebrating Tasha Today

Today is Tasha Tudor's birthday - her first since she went back to her beloved 1800s. Last night before going to sleep I read the August section of Tasha's GARDEN book. The August title is "Lilies and Berries to Spare." I hoped before I dozed off that I'd dream about stopping by one day, like one of her regular visitors, and that I would say inside her doorway, "Gee, something smells good in here!" and she would invite me in for one of her wonderful pies. Perhaps a corgi or two would run to the door (making that little paddle step they make when they walk). What a blessed life she lead in her Vermont haven (the 1740 farmhouse look-alike). 250 acres of plants, fruit trees, and so many other delights that were part of the way she made her life. I unfortunately didn't dream of this idyllic scene, but instead it was filled with work scenes, but, what a wonderful surprise today when I woke up to the email that I'd won the Tasha Tudor's Dollhouse book giveaway at The Pink Gate!! I'm so looking forward to reading more, learning more, and pouring over the wonderful pictures. Thanks so much to Louise!

Tasha loved primrose. Isn't this one beautiful? She probably grew this kind! It's a barnhaven primrose, called Eugenie. You can read more about it here.


  1. What a delightful little story...

    I will get your book out to you by tomorrow...


  2. Congrats on winning the book. We love that one! (My daughter wrote a post about it on her blog, too!)

  3. Love the primrose photo--it looks like a succulent, no? Congrats on winning the book! Yay.


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