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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

A Tea in Celebration of Tasha Tudor

Tea is a time in which we were perfectly contented with ourselves and one another. ~ Charles Dickens

Hello dear friends and welcome to my tea celebrating Tasha Tudor. I almost didn't get a tea post ready because I broke a rib last week but it had been a while since I participated in a party and I wanted to join my friend for her special Tea. Thank you Bernideen for hosting this special event and thank you for all the joy and beauty you bring to the world.

Believe it or not, I didn't know much about Tasha Tudor until I started blogging. But I have always loved Beatrix Potter and fairy tales. 

If I can share a secret with you all...

We moved around a lot when I was growing up so making friends was difficult for me. Oftentimes, I would lose myself in those fairy tales which I would read for hours at the library and imagined that I was Cinderella or Snow White and the little creatures were my friends. 

In one neighbourhood we lived, there was a grove of trees with a little brook flowing through it behind our house. I spent hours in that little grove watching the small creatures that lived there and spent time drawing them. 
I would always have an affinity for the little creatures and it's still part of who I am today. I am one of those people who is not afraid of mice or any such creature.

My mother was an artist and she would sit and draw pictures of little animals as well as all the Disney characters. I eventually started to do the same. I made my own paper dolls too. When my children were growing up I used to draw for them and one of my sons has also acquired the gift. So you see, I really do have a special place in my heart for Tasha Tudor, Miss Potter, and Disney.

For Tasha's Tea, I couldn't think of a more fitting tablecloth to use than the one Bernideen sent me a few months ago. It is old-fashioned, charming, and is the perfect backdrop for a Tasha Tudor tea. I'm sure Tasha herself would approve.

As you know, Tasha loved her flowers and wee creatures. My teacups I chose especially for our tea today and I think they look pretty sitting on the tablecloth. 

I have some bunnies joining us as well as a couple of kitties. {The lighting is very bad today; sorry!}

These teacups are all made by Royal Albert. My favourite of course is Summer with the quaint English cottage depicted on the front of the cup.

This is Petit Point

Tasha wrote and illustrated books which appeal to both children and the child within us all. She lived her life just the way she wanted to; surrounded by the things she loved including her lovely gardens. 

I guess you could say she lived "a charmed life." She is much admired by ladies everywhere and we remember her fondly for the gifts she gave the world.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you all enjoy the long weekend!

I am joining the following parties as well~

 Tuesday Cuppa Tea
 Tea in the Garden
 Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. What a lovely post, Sandi. Tasha Tudor truly was a gift to this world. She knew how to live her beautiful life and share it with others. Your post today is a gift too. Thank you! Brenda xox

  2. Beautiful post to celebrate Tasha Tudor. Your RA teacups are so pretty. Happy Tea Day!

  3. Hi Sandi!Your post made me smile...Love reading about your memories and seeing so many beauty...gorgeous teacups and pretty flowers.The embroideries and figurines are adorable.Hugs.

  4. Dear Sandi: I loved all those sweet little animals on your tea table! So perfect and Tasha would have totally approved. Thank you for sharing and I loved hearing about your childhood and your Mom being an artist and how you learned from her. I love so many things to like Beatrix Potter, also Jane Austen and L. M. Montgomery like you - and like where you LIVE! Thanks for sharing. And now about the rib - whatever you were doing - NO - please handle with care and get ever so well soon!

  5. Hi Sandi, I too love Tasha Tudor and only found out about her through blogging. What a wonderful lady she was. I love your table setting and especially your first tea cup that showed the cottage. The table cloth was beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. What a beautiful post and I also love Tasha Tudor and have some of her books. I think I became more interested in gardening from reading her books and seeing all the lovely flowers and trees that grew on her property.

    All of your tea cups are so pretty. I am lazy and don;t like to use my tea cups, but I should, shame on me.

    I kinda was a loner also and would love to play under a Weeping Willow tree in my neighbors back yard. Mrs Moore didn't mind and I would bring out all my paper dolls and spend the day there. I would draw a lot of cloths for them. You brought back so many wonderful memories.

    Enjoyed your post and have a wonderful weekend.


  7. I'm sorry to hear about your broken rib. Ouch!

    What a beautiful tea time setting. I was also introduced to Tasha Tudor by blogging friends. I'm a fan of fairy tales so I really need to check out her some of her books.

  8. A perfectly lovely tea, Sandi! Sorry about your rib, that can't be fun. :(

    So glad to see you are back at blogging, and thank you so much for sharing this personal post!

  9. Oh dear, Sandi, I was sorry to hear of your broken rib! I hope it heals quickly, sweet friend.
    Thank you for sharing about your childhood and your love of drawing. Your tea, with your small figurines, and your pretty RA teacups, is a perfect way to celebrate Tasha Tudor's birthday.
    Love and blessings are sent to you.....

  10. Thank you for the lovely post. Many of love all the thing Tasha did. If we all could live so simply the world would be a better place. Hope you rib heals quickly.

  11. Oh this is so sweet! I have never heard of Tasha Tudor, but your post was the perfect introduction! I love all things enchanted and beautiful! Sounds like my cup of tea Sandi!

  12. Drinking my tea this morning and enjoying all your pretty cups. Life is always better with tea.

  13. Lovely tea, Sandi! Your teacup with the cottage is very sweet!

    Tasha Tudor was a gifted person, and chose to live on her own terms. A lesson many could take to heart when it seems too many people follow the crowd.

    Sorry about your rib, friend. Take good care!

  14. Hello Sandi, so happy to see that you celebrated Tasha's birthday too. Our Tasha group had such a fun event. Hope you can pop over to my blog and see how we celebrated. Everything looks so pretty on your table. I love all the teacups. So sorry to hear about your broken rib.

  15. Oh Sandi, I am so sorry to hear about your rib! I hope it is improving quickly. What a lovely post! As your mother was an artist I see where you inherited your painterly posts! Love all the teacups, especially the Summer on...I love landscape/scene teacups! I apologize for being late visiting...dealing with smoke induced sinus infection, but that is I hope your rib is! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  16. Dear Sandi, what a soothing and special post. I am sorry to hear you've broken a rib. I hope you are on the mend. Love, Mimi xxx

  17. I do love Tasha Tudor too. I bought a beautiful book about her and was amazed to learn how remote her house was, the road was not driveable at certain rainy times of the year, and quite an experience even in the best of weather. But I imagine it was totally worth the drive to see her and her animals and gardens. I hope your rib heals nicely.


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