July 1, 2015

Gathering Forget-Me-Nots for Tasha Tudor Inspired Dolls' Fair!

Celebrating Tasha Tudor's 100th Birthday Year!
Ima gathering forget-me-nots for the 2015 Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Not Fair.

"The Real Pretend"
My daughter Sarah of Corgyncombe was Tasha Tudor's model for the illustrations of the little girl Kathy in "The Real Pretend".

My photograph of Sarah that was used by Tasha Tudor to illustrate the cover of "The Real Pretend".

Tasha Tudor wrote to us:
"Both of you are daily in my thoughts as I work on "The Real Pretend", which is coming nicely. The long table is strewn with beguiling photographs of Sarah. How pleased I am to have her for a model."

The year 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Tasha Tudor's birth in 1915!

Nanny Nettie-Kin reminds us of Tasha Tudor and we and the dolls and critters of Corgyncombe will be celebrating this, the 100th year since Tasha Tudor's birth!

Tasha Corgi amongst the forget-me-nots.

Ethlyn Corgi nicely poses on Forget-Me-Not Knoll.

Ethlyn Corgi back when she was a young, energetic pup rolling down Forget-Me-Not Knoll.
Tasha Corgi rolling down Forget-Me-Not Knoll.

While Ima gathers forget-me-nots for the Dolls' Fair, Tasha Corgi waits in the wheelbarrow.

Ima and Tasha Corgi stop by 863 Park Avenue.

Tasha Tudor's Rebecca Corgi and Sarah share a quiet moment on Tasha Tudor's back door stoop. Sarah tenderly patted Rebecca on the back and told her that she was most charming.
Amongst the plants along the way to the door are fuchsias, adorable Rebecca looks as if she has a fuchsia delicately hanging from the tip of her little corgi nose! In the doorway, one can see the warm and cozy glow coming from within Tasha Tudor's cottage.

Tasha Tudor wrote to us:
"Dear Diane and Sarah,
What a delightful tiny Surprise Box came the other day!! Rebecca and Owyn and I were all three very taken with the two mini-corgyn and their interesting booklets. How sweet of you to send them! Thank you many times over."

Some of the photographs and some of the writings on this post are from previous Corgyncombe Courant posts that can be found here on the Corgyncombe Courant and from our previous postings elsewhere on the internet.

Last year's Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Not Fair 2014.
Nanny Nettie-Kin decided to have a Forget-Me-Not Fair to promote the delight and appreciation of her favorite flower, forget-me-nots! Tasha Tudor also loved forget-me-nots!

My daughter Sarah designed the fair booth and she and her father made it. Sarah, Tillie Tinkham the seamstress mouse at Corgyncombe, and Nanny Nettie-Kin made the tent cover. The decorative edge was made with our fancy trim cutter and the tent was sewn on an old hand-crank Singer sewing machine.

"Corgiville Fair" written and illustrated by Tasha Tudor.
What a delight the book is with the lovely, detailed paintings and the story where Tasha's wonderful sense of humor comes shining through. Our Bleuette dolls' Tasha Corgi stands in front. "Corgiville Fair" is amongst the all time favorites at the Corgyncombe Library. It is some of Tasha's best work!!! If you haven't seen "Corgiville Fair" you are missing out!

Nanny Nettie Kin's Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Not seeds sold at a booth at the Annual Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Not Fair.  Seeds to sow for a beauteous, bountiful sea of dainty forget-me-nots!

A Preview of the the 2015
Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Not Fair:
Nanny Nettie-Kin has just finished hanging up some of the old fashioned doughnuts as they ready for the 2015 Forget-Me-Not Fair. Ima has brought Nanny a trug of forget-me-nots that she has gathered to fashion into bouquets for the booths at the Doll Fair.

A Preview of the the 2015
Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Not Fair:
A Fair for the Furtherance of Forget-Me-Nots!

You will see more of the 2015 Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Not Fair as a Special Surprise as we get closer to Tasha Tudor's 100th Birthday Celebration!!!

 Here is a link to last year's 2014:
Forget-Me-Not Fair at Corgyncombe!
To Sow a Sea of Forget-Me-Nots!

Here is a link to:
A Flower Favoured by Nanny Nettie-Kin and Tasha Tudor!
Oh, the Delight of Forget-Me-Nots!

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