September 8, 2011

Tasha Tudor Birthday Tea and Giveaway!!!

In From the Rain and Cozy at Tea Time!
Tea and cake at the Corgyncombe Tasha Tudor Birthday Celebration.
The cake was made using "Becky's Birthday Cake" receipt from "The Tasha Tudor Cookbook".
August 28th, would have been Tasha Tudor's 96th birthday.

Melissa, with her basket, looks so fetching after her trip along Corgi Creek to gather flowers!

Corgyncombe's Trilly Tweet Sweet likes to gather flowers, too.
Here she has some lavender tucked under her wing!

Melissa has also made a cake to celebrate Tasha Tudor's Birthday with tea!

Debbie Dibble Dabble hops up on the chair to look at the tea party! Her hat was made by Corgyncombe's seamstress mouse Tillie Tinkham of Tillie Tinkham's Frocks and Fashions.

Melissa reminds us of Tasha Tudor's doll Melissa... very much so. Tasha Tudor's doll Melissa was her model for the illustrations in Tasha's book "A is for Annabelle". "A is for Annabelle", illustrated and written by Tasha Tudor, is about an old fashioned doll and some of her belongings from A to Z, such as her hat, earrings, hair ribbons, her heart shaped locket, and quilt. "A is for Annabelle" is one of Diane and her daughter Sarah's favorite Tasha Tudor books! Diane has placed real rose geraniums and forget-me-nots, some of the illustrated flowers in the border, on Tasha Tudor's illustration of Annabelle's skirt. If you love pretty things you will love this book as much as the Corgyncombe Courant does!

The inscription that Tasha wrote to Diane in the "A is for Annabelle" book: "To clever Diane, how I envy your spinning abilities! Tasha Tudor"

Melissa in the kitchen at Corgyncombe Cottage!
Seth Tudor made the chair, a miniature replica of one that Tasha Tudor sat in do her artwork.

Debbie Dibble Dabble the Duck
The Dibble Dabbles actually don't care if it rains, in fact they rather delight in it!

Wildflowers from along Corgi Creek.

Lily Dibble Dabble is excited to announce:
A Corgyncombe Tasha Tudor Birthday Giveaway!!!

In honor of Tasha Tudor's Birthday, the Corgyncombe Courant is having a Giveaway of the book

"Drawn From New England, Tasha Tudor; A Portrait in Words and Pictures by Bethany Tudor".
Bethany Tudor is Tasha's older daughter.
This is a beautiful copy of "Drawn From New England", the inside pages look like new!

Diane received a copy of "Drawn From New England" one memorable Christmas when the snow on the trees was Christmas card perfect and there was a light sparkly snow coming down.
"Drawn From New England" has photographs of Tasha as a child, her parents, her children, her dolls, some of Tasha's illustrations, and some photography by Nell Dorr. Bethany wrote about the family finding an old house in New Hampshire when she was a child and later Tasha's move to Vermont where her son Seth built her a wonderful old l
ooking house! In the book, Bethany speaks of "Pumpkin Moonshine" Tasha's first published book, Tasha acquiring her first Corgi, seasonal celebrations, and many more interesting things in Tasha's life. The cover has a delightful photograph of Tasha and her Corgi lovingly smiling at each other! It is surrounded by Tasha Tudor's illustration of lovely wildflowers.

If you enjoy hearing about Tasha Tudor and the old fashioned things she pursued, then you will love this
(Lily Dibble Dabble is not included in the giveaway.)

To Enter the Corgyncombe Courant Tasha Tudor Birthday Celebration Giveaway of "Drawn From New England", leave a comment on this post "Tasha Tudor Birthday Tea and Giveaway!" or on the previous posts "Tasha Tudor Birthday 2011 Celebration and Giveaway!" or "A Corgyncombe Tasha Tudor Birthday Giveaway!".

This Giveaway is open to the Corgyncombe Courant's Dear Readers in the United States and Canada.

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Christie said...

What a precious post, once again! We, too, love the A is for Annabelle, and are so very anxious for our Annabelle to come to us this Christmas...
Your tea sets are truly feminine and displayed so beautifully. Your cake is perfection!! And I simply adore the tiny new hat Debbie duckling is sporting on a rainy day...we love rainy days, as well.
Our birds splashed and sang in the rain all day, this Tuesday past, along with four of our red winged blackbirds! I am not sure how long their visit might last, so we are happy each time we see them at Peter's Back Porch, dining on sunflower samosas;)
Christie and friends at Rose Water Cottage

Miss Sandra said...

I really love visiting here. It's peaceful and beautiful. I've been reading back on many posts. I consider it my little getaway. Tasha Tudor will ever be an inspiration to many...myself included.
Please enter my name in the giveaway.
I look forward to many happy visits here.
Blissful Tidings,

Anonymous said...

I do love your site you have such beautiful pictures of your life it's like entering into your world that is so much like my own and Tasha's.
I would dearly love to have this book back in my collection again! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Hi Dearest Diane and Sarah,
I missed visiting while I was with out Internet
and moving to the new House (We now live an hour from the old house)(new pics come see)
I showed my Dear Mommy a few of my favorite Blogs and she delighted in this one ;-D

What a Beautious Tea Set!!
And Melissa ia as Lovely as can be!! And Trilly Tweet Sweet is so clever to tuck away those pretty Flowers!!
Blessings Love and Hugs Linnie

Catherine Eaton said...

Thank you for your sweet and tender blog. It's such a pleasure to visit. I too love "A is for Annabelle" as much as "A Doll's Christmas". It'll be time soon to be flipping through the latter!

Christie said...

Dear Diane and Sarah,
It was so sweet of you to come by, and I always, always enjoy your visits! You notice all the little things I'm not sure everyone will notice, so I very much appreciate all your kind words, more than you know. And, as I said before..when you have come for your visit, I know i can create my next post;). It is up and ready whenever you girls want to pop in and enjoy a cup of tea with Xavier and me and his birds;)
I finally completed the two shawls (one for sister..the Grammy yellow color...and the other for a beautiful plum shade) their birthdays are this week. So I was finally able to commence to completing the lace for my fair isle pink shawl. Xavier says I'm doing a great job;) Such a sweet encourager.
Have a wonderful day dear friends,
P.s. I was also able to acquire Around the Year to add to my collection of Dear Tasha's books...anxious to receive and read. My late 1800 copy of Anne of Green Gables arrived last week, and I am completely immersed! Blessings dear ones.

Anonymous said...

Dear Diane and Sarah ~

A book I would love to my shelves...
please include my name.....
Tasha's bookstand by Seth is on my
birthday wish list...candle lit and
fingers crossed... Just love your
tea party settings and the delightful
characters who participate.
Love and Blessings

Raquel said...

Love, love, love Tasha's books and would love to own this one for my very own. you all are very creative and I love the doll pictures. Beautiful blog! How about a recipe for the cider donuts? :)Raquel

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