Monday, September 06, 2010

A visit to the Tasha Tudor Museum...

Hannah saw the sign....

as were passing through
Brattleboro, Vermont.

How fortunate!
We were in time!

Many books
are on display..

Marjorie made
the marionettes.

Amy Tudor was our
charming hostess.

There are books
and other things
to purchase, too.

Tasha Tudor's portraits
are on the wall.

Isn't the loom wonderful?

Don't you love the
spinning wheel?

Very poignant
to see her dresses...

For now The Tasha Tudor Museum is housed in the Brattleboro Historical society until a permanent location is found. Two rooms upstairs in the wonderful old building display the everyday world of the late Tasha Tudor.

Amy Tudor showed us around and she is as nice as can be! She is married to Tasha's grandson and it is her darling baby that appears in the Rookery Ramblings Blog as well as other family members. They recently had a giveaway and Amy told me there are planning another in the future.

There are a lot of the books Tasha illustrated on display but not all are there...yet. Even at that, it is an overwhelming body of work

Have you been to the Tasha Tudor website? You must visit it! It is a fun website.

Tasha Tudor was a remarkable woman and illustrator. We love the Marlboro /Brattleboro area for its great beauty so we know why she loved , too.

Thank you, Amy Tudor, for talking with us. We wish you the best of luck with the museum.

As always,

Enjoy the day...

and Happy Labor Day

to those celebrating it today.


Lois Hughes said...

Wow! I would have been so excited to see that sign. I have always loved Tasha Tudor. We live in Connecticut but go up to that area of Vermont quite a bit. Thanks for the info and picture show. We need to make a point to go up on a day the museum i sopen.

Shelley said...

Thanks so much for sharing it. Tasha was an amazing woman.

April said...

Tasha Tudor is one of my all time favorite heroines! She has inspired me in so many ways and what fun it would be to actually see these things up close! Love the immense loom and the spinning wheel!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! You are so lucky to actually go there. I love Tashaand always wanted to meet her. Now I guess it will be in that great mansion in the sky. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Beth said...

What a serendipitous trip! I'm lucky enough to have a signed print of one of Tasha's illustrations (two children at a cottage door surrounded by Hollyhocks); purchased in Brown County, Indiana 20 years or so ago.

Her illustrations take me away from the here and now to a charming place, that may not actually exist, but it should :-)


Michelle in Manteo said...

Thanks for posting these pictures, I did not know about the museum! I am glad the family is doing something for Tasha's fans!

Mrs. Staggs said...

I have visited the website, many times, and enjoy it very much, as I have always admired Tasha Tudor.

You are living in such a fascinating part of the country. I hope to visit it one day, in the meantime, I am grateful that you take the time to share it as you do.