Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A TEA PARTY in honor of Tasha Tudor's Birthday

was a favorite of
Beloved  Children's Book
 Illustrator and Author
 Tasha Tudor
( and also an inspiration for us to have a Tea party)

We are fondly remembering Tasha Tudor
and celebrating with a tea party
 on her Birthday!

Tasha was known for her love of tea.

(from a book called "Mother and Child" by Nell Dorr featuring Tasha and her children)

She was also known for her love of historical 19th century
clothing that she preferred to wear in her daily life
(isn't she just stunning and beautiful as a young woman)?

Grandidaughters, Ruthie, Lexi, and Natie
found three lovely brand new
dresses at the thrift store
and we thought that they would make
a perfect excuse to have a
Tea Party remembrance celebration!!

We all dressed in our finest "frocks"

and set out the most delectable of foods!

It was GREAT FUN!!

Mildred Mousiekin provided....
music from the parlor

and the dancing began!

Bare foot of course!

An illustration by Tasha
from "1 is One"

Photographing the girls reminded me of
the great and artistic works of Tasha Tudor's
Friend Nell Dorr
(a great roll model for my photography endeavors)

Missy joined the dancing too!

                                                                                                                                                                   And David danced before
                                                                                                                                         the LORD with all                                                                                                                                                his might;
                                                                                                                                        2 Samuel 2:14

We enjoyed preparing for the Tea.

We picked flowers.........



....and fresh Spearmint
                              was the choice for tea!

If whiffs of Fragrant Herbs
Could have a special tint,
How lovely would the color be
Above s bed of Mint.

We even picked berries for the punch!

(But beware!
Mr Stubbs is a most
devious party crasher)!

from:MR STUBBS by
T.L. McCREADY pictures by TASHA TUDOR 1956

                             Papa Mousiekin found a perfect place for a picnic Tea!

Mr Stubbs showed up and caused quite
a frightening scandalous stir!

from:MR STUBBS by
T.L. McCREADY pictures by TASHA TUDOR 1956

 Thankfully Pixie and Ivy provided protection and
the Peace resumed!!

Hope you enjoyed!!

Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper
and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
                                     3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper
and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
                                     3 John 1:2
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 Dearest Tasha you are fondly remembered!!


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Also we are Praising God for
keeping "Hubby Bear" Gary
safe as he was in a very serious
car accident totaling his truck
and causing him to miss much work
as he recovered.
All is coming along well as we realise
that life can change in a moment!!
He that dwelleth in the secret place of
the most High shall abide
under the shadow of the Almighty 

I will say of the LORD,
He is my refuge and my fortress:
my God; in him will I trust.
Psalm 91:1-2

from:MR STUBBS by
T.L. McCREADY pictures by TASHA TUDOR 1956



  1. Love your post! I celebrated today with a cup of tea, too, from my very own Pink Lustre inspired by Tasha Tudor. The girls were beautiful dancing in a ring.

    I am a 19th century reenactor and enjoy the genteel ways of life back then.

    Is that your collection of Lustre? It is beautiful. Mine is not nearly as extensive but each piece is a precious reminder of a kinder, gentler time in history.


  2. Great and wonderful fun,the best type between Grandma and Granddaughters.

  3. Wonderful post!
    Happy Tasha Tudor day ♥

  4. A beautiful post. The young girls are so pretty in their elegant dresses. I adore high tea and particularly when served in a garden

    Helen xx

  5. What a wonderful post...I had in mind to do this very thing in honor of Tasha's birthday,but my granddaughters are already back in school so it didn't work out..and I was out of the house today,but I may come up with something to post tomorrow. So sorry about the wreck ...glad things are OK now..sorry about your internet...I have missed you.....blessings

  6. this was a wonderful post, I loved it! hope he continues to improve and am so thankful that you wer Helped in time of need!

  7. What a lovely tea party! Your beautiful granddaughters seemed to enjoy themselves very much. I loved their dresses. It was good to also see The Mousekins again, and was pleased that they had a little tea party and picnic of their own.

    So good to see a post from you again - Blessings! :)


    I have missed you so much! I saw that you visited me yesterday.....it is too bad that you caught me IN BETWEEN transitions however! I am having to get a hold of my wonderful blog designer to help me get into my dashboard so I can start a new post. THANK YOU FOR VISITING.

    What can I say? I am glad you are back with such wonderment my beautiful sister and all of the magic you make in your home is what I believe people should try to focus on to make each day special. I love each and every mouse, the harp (I am currently working on THE LITTLE FOUNTAIN on my harp) and the children....I want to come and play! Dear one, I just finished a paper mâché piece that I would like to show you since you appreciate mice. Email me:


    Thank you for this delightful look into the heart of the child within me. Anita

  9. Good to be back and read your post, they are lovely. I really liked your tea party, it was a joy to share. I am sorry to hear of your troubles, the hubby's accident and the internet, may the Lord bless you and restore all things.
    Mrs. J.

  10. Linnie ~~ What a Beautiful Post .... how Lovely
    Your Grand~Girls are.
    Making Memories with them
    and remembering Tasha Tudor at the same time so Sweet.
    Blessings & Prayers for you DH's
    full recovery.
    Hugs ~ Connie xox

  11. Dear Linnie, Thank you for your kind words on my "Cupcakes & Dreams" post :-) How lovely your day sounds yesterday, with your beautiful granddaughters enjoying such a special time together. I adore their dresses and sweet spirits, you can just see their joy for life! I am very sorry to hear about your husband's car accident--yes, life can change in a moment, and we must be thankful for the good times and the difficult--and seek to find beauty always. Be well and good wishes to you, your husband, and your family. ~Natalie at Tasha Tudor and Family

  12. Dear Linnie,

    We're so happy that you could get through and visit our blog on Tasha's birthday!

    What a perfect way to celebrate Tasha's Birthday with a tea with your granddaughters! How wonderful that Mildred gave a harp concert! Your little granddaughters look so sweet and pretty out on the lawn, as does little Missy Mousiekin! They all look as if they are about to sprout wings and fly about the flowers! What a delightful setting for Mildred Mousiekin's tea party! How we love Nell Dorr's photographs!

    So glad that your husband is doing better!

    Your friends,
    Diane and daughter Sarah and Tillie Tinkham the seamstress mouse at the Corgyncombe Courant

  13. Our sweet Linnie, this was such a delight to celebrate Tasha Tudor's birthday with you, your beautiful grandees and the mousiekins:) (And Mildred is darling in her pale yellow tea party shawl:))

    The fungi growing on that log is like nothing I have ever seen! I thought at first it must surely be a cake plate, but my goodness was I amazed to see what a marvelous creation you came upon!

    Continuing to pray for dear hubby bear and you as well.
    With much love and hugs and kissies,

  14. Like all your other friends, I am thrilled to see you again. My goodness, Tasha really was a beauty! But even in old age you could see that quiet loveliness in her face. I wish I had 3 darling young ladies to have tea with, what a treat.The food looks smashing and the girls seem to be natural dancing fairies on the green. I see that you too, have "creeping Charlie".Many consider it a weed, but I simply love it in my lawn.
    I am HAPPY that your BEAR is safe and sound, that is what counts. God bless you!

  15. A great post! I really enjoyed this, and was there vicariously! We did our DRESSING A COLONIAL LADY program in Vermont for the Tasha Tudor Museum in July and it was a great success.
    I wish Tasha could have been there too--I think she would like us!
    Thanks for a lovely post,

  16. Dear Linnie,

    I'm so glad that you were able to come visit, and make your own post; we've been missing you something fierce! Those dresses are perfect gems for a Tasha party, and your granddaughters are perfect gems, too!

    The mushroom is the most perfect table imaginable, and it fits everyone just right! Thank you for your continued friendship, and for sharing your sweet life with us.

    I'll be praying for continued health and recovery for Gary.



  17. Oh dear - I thought I left a comment here last week!
    Linnie, it's so lovely to see a post from you again.
    You are missed, my friend!
    This was beautiful.
    Your grand-daughters look so pretty in their dresses and I'm sure they enjoyed twirling about in them :-)
    What a wonderful way to spend the day together.
    A tea party is always a happy time and this one in Tasha's honour looks fabulous!
    love and blessings..Trish xx

  18. I am a little late visiting Linnie, but as always, it is such a joy to find you again ;-D

    What a lovely day you had my friend. Just enjoying the beauty of your surroundings with a delicious afternoon tea - nothing more was needed :)

    Like you, I have been a great admirer of T.Tudor. Her diligence in staying true to what she wanted is definitely to be admired. She is quite inspiring.

    I am glad to be back...I have missed your lovely words.

    Be blessed Linnie....


  19. Thank you for sharing this fun day of celebration; looks as though everyone had a grand time, especially the Mousiekins (LOVE them! Happy Tasha Tudor Day from Alabama ...

  20. Thank you Sharon! So nice to meet you :-)
    Many Blessings, Linnie

  21. I loved visiting this post again.....so worthy of a second time around. You have a gift for story telling my friend. I'm thinking you could write your own book :) I would love to read it. Blessings my sweet friend

  22. I loved revisiting your post today , Linnie. What a special memory you made for your grandaughter's too:-) You know I want your pink lustre teapots...LOL! Hope one day for another celebration with you!