October 26, 2015

Tillie Tinkham's Frocks & Fashions at Tasha Tudor Inspired Doll Fair!

Celebrating Tasha Tudor's 100th Birthday Year!
Little Hitty Diane and Hitty Beth are so excited to see Tillie Tinkham's newest line of handmade fascinators! Little Hitty Diane has an eye for the yellow rose with sparkly tulle, however Tillie directs her to the smaller red spotted fascinator with forget-me-not and yellow twirls! Hitty Beth likes the yellow rose fascinator, too!

Hitty Rachel is assisting Tillie in her Frocks & Fashions Booth.
The flowers adorning the fascinators are all handmade originals made by Tillie Tinkham.
Amongst the flowers on the fascinators are forget-me-nots, roses, violets, bachelor's button, "pink" (Dianthus), and water lily.

On display at her booth are two forget-me-not inspired frocks that Tillie made especially for the Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Not Fair: one with forget-me-nots scattered on pink and one with forget-me-nots on beautiful blue! Each of the forget-me-not inspired frocks has a matching forget-me-not fascinator. She also made a dark blue frock with a striped pinafore.
Tillie Tinkham and her fascinators have been featured before on the Corgyncombe Courant, as she has been in the Millinery business for years. Millinery means hat shop and frocks are dresses.

 The 100th anniversary of Tasha Tudor's birth was on August 28th, 1915.

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

Tasha Tudor illustrated delightfully festive fairs in her books "Corgiville Fair", "A Time to Keep", and "All for Love". "A Time to Keep" in September features the dolls' fair with booths for selling.

Forget-Me-Not bouquets decorate Tillie's Booth at the Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Not Doll Fair!

Nanny Nettie Kin's Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Not seeds are 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!

Nanny Nettie-Kin holds the Annual Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Not Fair to promote the delight and appreciation of her favorite flower, forget-me-nots! Tasha Tudor also loved forget-me-nots!

Hitty Beth was brought to the fair by our friend Hitty Beth's Mum who also delighted in attending the Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Fair.
Tillie Tinkham suggests Hitty Beth try a fascinator with a "pink" (Dianthus) atop with pink twirls.
Hitty Beth is wearing the frock that Tillie Tinkham made especially for her.
Hitty Beth loves the frock and looks so sweet in it and the fascinator with the "pink" atop looks lovely with the frock!
Tillie Tinkham covered the hat boxes with special Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Not wallpaper exclusive to Corgyncombe.

 Quackenbush and Dilley Dibble Dabble
at the Herb & Flower Booth
at the Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Not Fair.
Last we saw Dilley Dibble Dabble and Quackenbush they were buying forget-me-nots at the Herb & Flower Booth. As they joyfully perused the fair Dilley spied Tillie Tinkham's Frocks & Fashions Booth. Dilley hastily tossed to Quakenbush her parasol, her seed packet and her hat...

Dilley paddled her big-little webbed feet as fast as she could and flapped her wings, quacking all the way in excitement to Tillie Tinkham's Frocks & Fashions with delightful fascinators!
Paddle, waddle, quack, quack, quack!

Dilley made a ducky beeline to the water lily fascinator.
Oooohhhh, a water lily!

Doesn't Dilley Dibble Dabble look like a little flirty ducky in her water lily fascinator!
Tillie also sells lovely satin pincushions that she made with the tiniest handsewn stitches!

Little Hitty Diane says that Hitty Beth's fascinator looks so pretty with her frock!

Little Hitty Diane asks Hitty Beth, "What do you think? Is it me?"
Hitty Beth says "That fascinator is you!"

Tillie Tinkham's Bitty Buttons!
Making these buttons takes a lot of effort and time.

Tasha Tudor had the children use buttons to buy goods for their dolls and animals. The currency for the dolls and critters at Corgyncombe is buttons and the goods at the Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Not Fair are purchased with buttons, as well.

Quackenbush is heard saying that Dilley is some cute little quacker!
She just glows!

Tillie's inspiration for Dilley's water lily fascinator.

Hitty Rachel is amused!

Inside Tillie Tinkham's Frocks & Fashions, little Hitty Diane stands upon a hatbox to see herself in the mirror sporting her red spotted fascinator with forget-me-not and yellow twirls.

Hitty Diane is thrilled as the red spotted fascinator with forget-me-not and yellow twirls is so zingy and goes perfectly with her yellow frock! She thinks little Andy will think she is quite the bee's knees in this Tillie Tinkham original!

From Her Own Dainty Paw and Golden Thimble!

Tillie Tinkham, the seamstress mouse at Corgyncombe, received the Golden Thimble Award for her exquisite efforts in sewing, frock making, millinery fascinator fashioning, hatbox designing, and button & pincushion making.

As they were leaving the Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Not Fair, Dilley Dibble Dabble and Quackenbush could be seen swimming across Corgi Creek. Dilley with her new water lily fascinator and Quackenbush carrying everything else! They paused and Quackenbush rested on Forget-Me-Not Island where they both admired the Forget-Me-Nots and agreed they had the best time at the Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Not Fair!

All who attended the Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Not Fair had delightful thoughts of all the forget-me-nots at the fair and all the seeds that will be sewn for next year's Annual Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Not Fair!

We hope all of our Dear Readers enjoyed the
2nd Annual Corgyncombe Forget-Me-Not Fair!

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.

Here is a link to:
Forget-Me-Not Blue, Dilley, Dilley: Tasha Tudor Inspired Dolls' Fair!
Celebrating Tasha Tudor's 100th Birthday Year!

Here is a link to Hitty Maple's Pancakes & Doughnuts:
Birthday Celebration Tasha Tudor Inspired Forget-Me-Not Dolls' Fair!
Celebrating Tasha Tudor's 100th Birthday Year!

Here is a link to Ima out gathering forget-me-nots with Tasha Corgi for the 2015 Fair:
Gathering Forget-Me-Nots for Tasha Tudor Inspired Dolls' Fair!
Celebrating Tasha Tudor's 100th Birthday Year!

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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