Monday, August 27, 2012

Tea With Tasha Tudor

“If you took some chamomile tea and spent more time rocking on the porch in the evening, listening to the liquid song of the hermit thrush. you might enjoy life more. Joy is there for the taking.”
~Tasha Tudor

Hello everyone,
Today I am celebrating Tasha Tudor day with a little tea. Tasha was an artist, crafter and an illustrator of children's books. She passed away June 18, 2008 and tomorrow Aug. 28th would have been her 96th birthday.

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Tasha Tudor from an article in Victoria Magazine. This is one of my favorites.

Just a simple tea with simple china. The blue bird teacup is one of my newest and was a bargain .  It doesn't have a mark. The plate is from the thrift store. Crown Royal Doulton~ England.

Buttermilk biscuits and peach preserves.

The little jam jar was a gift from my mother-in-law many years ago.

The little bee tea bag holder is Suzanne Nicoll- Andrea by Sadek.

Tea/coffeepot is Country French Ironstone. from Sears back in the early 80's

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Thank you for stopping by and have a nice week.



Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Clara,

What a sweet and delightful tea honouring a sweet and ddelightful lady.

Your peach preserves look amazing too!

Well done.

Sylvia said...

What a lovely tea! It all looks so yummy. Love the teacups,especially the French Country teapot.

Beth said...

Your tea is lovely, Clara! I like your plate, the teabag holder, and your sweet teacup. The teapot/coffee pot is lovely too. I enjoyed your post about Tasha Tudor.

kitty said...

Oh Clara, what a lovely post honoring Tasha Tudor. The tea is perfect with all your pretty things and yummy biscuit with preserves.

Lavender Cottage said...

At nice tribute to Tasha, Clara. She seemed to be the sweetest lady with a passion for plants and animals.
I haven't baked scones for awhile and yours with the peach jam looks appetizing.

Shelia said...

What a beautiful tea and I'll bet Tasha would love to have sat here with you! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your tea is simply charming, Clara! How nice to honour a lovely lady. I thought about doing the same but I have a lot on my plate just now and couldn't seem to fit it in. Anyway, yours is lovely with beautiful china and yummy tea treats. Thanks for joining me for tea and enjoy your evening.


Chenille Cottage said...

What a sweet way to celebrate and remember dearest Tasha Tudor. She was one of a kind!
Your blog is so beautiful in every way, my friend!
Have a lovely week,

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Clara,
Such a sweet tea in honor of Tasha Tudor. I've always enjoy reading about her and her wonderful lifestye. I especially love your blue bird teacup! I've never seen on like that. Thank you for sharing your lovely tea with us.

Julie said...

Clara - Tasha Tudor was so inspirational. I'll raise a cup of tea to her tomorrow as well. Her beautiful farm, her lovely corgis and her animals and flowers. I think she had all the right ideas about living your best life. J

Rowan said...

I discovered Tasha Tudor many years ago via a book about her that I bought at Williamsburg. Since then I think I've acquired all the books about her life that are available along with the two videos that came from the family website. I would love to live the life that she did but that is never going to happen I'm afraid other than in daydreams. Think I shall get all my Tasha books etc out and read them again for inspiration.

Fiona said...

Hi Clara

Lovely photos.

Here I am trying to resist goodies
and there you go posting wonderful
photos of gorgeous things to eat!

I love your teapot it is so pretty
with the matching cup and saucer.

That scone looks delish!

Have a good week


Terri said...

Tasha was so very good at stopping to smell the roses. I admire her very much too. Lovely images you have shared! Your new tea cup is very sweet. Bird tea cups are the best!
I am glad you are taking time to enjoy a beautiful and tasty tea. Maybe you can hear the birds sing out your window : )

Storybook Woods said...

Happy Tasha Tudor day Clare. I love your simple tea (and you blue bird cup). I think it is just the kind of tea Tasha would love. Clarice

Heather said...

Happy Tasha Tudor Day!~ What a beautiful tea party you're having in her honor, I'm sure she would be so pleased! I am celebrating Tasha today as well. She was an amazing woman!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

What a lovely way to honor a special lady! The bluebird teacup is adorable. Everything looks very pretty. -------- Shannon

Bernideen said...

Oh what a wonderful post and I have that article from an old Victoria. You did a great tribute here to Tasha! thanks for linking to Tea In The Garden.

Joyness Sparkles said...

What gorgous photographs! I am so glad that I stopped by for this little bit of loveliness!

Have a beautiful week.

Bookie said...

Tasha would definitely approve of those bluebird tea cups!! Thank you for reminding me a T. Tudor, an interesting woman.

parTea lady said...

What a lovely tea in honor of Tasha Tudor. Your teawares are pretty and I especially like your sweet bluebird teacup.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Clara: What a pretty post. I have loved Tasha Tudor forever and have a few of her beautiful books, and I'm embarrased to say that I missed her birthday. Your tea table is wonderful and thank you for the lovely sentiments and for the reminder..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Elena said...

What beautiful dishes. The teacup with the blue bird is my favorite! Have a wonderful day!

Zaa said...

Dear Clara ..It was so nice to share tea with you and Tasha... She's one of my favourites authors. I've saved several articles on Tasha from the Victorian Magazine over the years... Truly a special lady... Your bluebird cup and complimentary plates were the perfect choice ...Sweet and simple and relaxing...Thank You for sharing this lovely post...Hugs

Anonymous said...

Beautiful posting - lovely items and yummy biscuits!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Your table looks so cheerful. All of your lovelies feature blue -- my favorite color. You have set a lovely tea table.

Visiting from Share Your Cup.

Helen Farah said...

yummy and so beautiful. makes me want to go for a high tea or something ;)

Terra said...

I am a great admirer of Tasha Tudor and your tea china looks very pretty as you drink tea in her honor.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Clara, I loved reading about Tasha Tudor. I remember that article in Victoria. She has always fascinated me and I would have loved to have toured her gardens. Love your beautiful tea setting. the bluebird cup is precious. I have a cute bluebird teacup and saucer. It was given to my for Christmas one year by my youngest son. He worked at one of the oldest restaurants in Utah while going to college. It is located in Logan and is called the Bluebird cafe. It is such a fun old fashioned place to dine. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Clara, This is such a beautiful tablescape tribute to Tasha Tudor, the quote is marvelous - I particularly like the blue birds on the teacups! I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Clara said...

Love the blue bird teacup and the teapot!

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love to hear from you. ~Clara~