December 22, 2011

A Christmas Calendar Inspired by Tasha Tudor, Day 22!

"The Days Until Christmas: Amelia's Favorite Things"
Lucy looks to see what St. Nicholas has left for her in her wooden shoe.

For years we have been inspired by our friend Tasha Tudor's doll families. Tasha Tudor made her dolls look so real and we know that they were real to her. Our dolls seem very real to us, too. Our doll families have many children, cousins, Mums, and Aunties who like to do all the favorite things that we like to do best!

Tasha Tudor created many delightfully fun Calendars for Christmas and Valentines Day.

Diane and her daughter Sarah were inspired by Tasha Tudor's Advent Calendars and delightful dolls, to make this Christmas Calender, "The Days Until Christmas: Amelia's Favorite Things". This is the 6th year that Diane and Sarah have made A Calendar to Count "The Days Until Christmas" featuring Amelia's Favorite Things. This edition of "The Days Until Christmas: Amelia's Favorite Things" was originally created in 2008 and we know you will enjoy it also this 2011 Christmastide Season! Amelia and her family like to celebrate all the special days throughout the year!

Everyday, starting December 1st, a new photograph should appear for the Christmas Calendar, however we ask your patience dear readers, as sometimes there might be a delay due to the weather (such as blizzards, ice storms, high winds and snow), technical difficulties, Finch Post delays, etc.

The Corgyncombe Courant doesn't have a set time when we add the photograph of the day to the Calendar, as there are many other tasks to do and animals to care for.

As it is a Christmas Calendar of Amelia's Favorite Things and Amelia is a doll who lives at Corgyncombe Cottage & Corg'ery, the photographs in the calendar are appropriately small.

How we look forward to celebrating Christmastide traditions and the many surprises as we
Count "The Days Until Christmas" with Amelia!



Jeri Landers said...

Diane and Sarah, I dearly love wooden shoes. I have two pair, one pair worn by a very young child. They must have needed the thickest of woolen socks to stay comfortable in such shoes! My fathers family were Dutch Osterhouts from Upstate NY. We follow the Dutch custom of hay and a carrot in the wooden shoe on Christmas eve.(For the donkey that carries, Father Christmas's bag of toys!)
Wishing you the most lovely Christmas season, hope you have snow...we don't!
Cousin Jeri

Becca said...

I love your Bleuette as Becassine! I have a 6/0 waiting under my tree!
I also have a dollhouse based on Tasha's. Here are some pictures:

I'm sure you'll see the similarities. I visited hers in Williamsburg several times as I restored this one. Merry Christmas!

Diane Shepard Johnson and Sarah E. Johnson said...

Dear Becca,

Thank you for giving us the link to your photographs! Your doll house is absolutely fabulous and we loved looking at the Hitty's Christmas at Cranberry Manor! Your photographs are great and such fun to see! We love itty bitty Elizabeth Hitty! All your Hittys are dressed so pretty! We know Tasha would have loved your doll house!!!

Oh, you will have to tell us all about your 6/0 after you open her! We love 6/0's and Lucy is one!

Thank you so much for your kind words about the Corgyncombe Courant and we hope you visit many more times!

Merry Christmas to you and your family and all your dollies!

Your friends,
Diane and daughter Sarah at the Corgyncombe Courant

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