Friday, August 28, 2009

Blessings Friday: Tasha Tudor Day

Some people quietly tuck themselves in the little nooks and crannies of the world, leading lives unnoticed by anyone else. Many folks live in deliberately dramatic ways fostering rabid curiosity about who they are and what they’ll do next. And then there are individuals who transcend all levels and serve as inspirational beacons of light—such was Tasha Tudor.

Today Storybook Woods hosts a tribute to the remarkable and inspirational life led by Tasha Tudor. It’s Tasha Tudor Day.

Tasha Tudor’s legacy is one of self-reliance and determination to live life as she chose. From sustaining her family through gardening, to creating a home where work was not a four-letter word avoided at all costs, to illustrating quiet images of childhood imagination, Tasha Tudor lived simply and resolute in her choices.

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Thoreau’s words were oft-quoted by Tasha Tudor and she lived life accordingly, thereby serving as an inspiration for all of us. It’s not my aspiration to be another Tasha Tudor or even a Thoreau, but both prompt me to be mindful of deciding how I want to live my own life.


  • Click here for a collector’s checklist of Tasha Tudor’s published works—there may be a title or two you missed over the years.
  • You can visit The Tasha Tudor Museum’s first online exhibition here until December 31, 2009.


Storybook Woods said...

Happy Tasha Tudor day,
Tasha did live the life she wanted and was willing to do the hard work to do it. Something we could all admire. Thank you for joining in xoxoxox Clarice

Magpie Sue said...

I'm here from Michele's Quilting With Heart and Hands, and so glad I am! I've always admired Tasha Tudor. Now that you've made me think about it a bit I think my admiration stems from the fact that she was bold enough and brave enough to march to the beat of her own drum. Wish I could be more like her in that respect. Working on it ;- )

Thanks for the links - I intend to go check out the Museum's online exhibit.

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

Thanks for the link to the museum! I'm reminding everyone today to take joy!


valariebudayr said...

Happy Tasha Tudor day. I'm so glad we celebrated.

Jane said...

Loved her works. So glad she's still celebrated - hope it continues!
Jane - Jacksonville

Patty said...

Thank you for reminding me of some of my very special Tasha Tudor books that are tucked away .. it's time to get them out again. One of my favorites since I was yound (which was quite a while ago, lol) is "Take Joy", Tasha's Christmas book.


Diane Schuller said...

I was drawn to this post by the title: as soon as I read Tasha Tudor I had to read it. I always thought she had such a relaxed and gentle approach to her life and to gardening. Truly taking time to embrace the cliche, "take time to smell the roses" sort of attitude. Thank you for bringing her to mind.