Tudor Family

  • Animal Neighbors

    Winslow Tudor
    June 16, 2011

    A short distance beyond the stone terrace in front of Tasha’s house where the land tilts south and the jewelweed and nettle possess the ground between lawn and woods, a population of creatures surprising in variety has taken up residence. A doe and her fawn wait out the heat of the day in the shade where the moss grows, along with several porcupines. The porcupines make their appearance at dusk, generally near the crown of the pear trees where the leaves are especially to their liking, or else in the raspberry patch where this year’s canes are on the menu. It is harder to keep porcupines out of a garden than deer.   

  • Between Seasons

    Winslow
    December 3, 2010

    Between autumn and winter there is often a type of weather that lasts a few hours or as much as several days. This pause between the seasons often accompanies the big storms that spin off the Atlantic and bring snow, or rain, or wind, and often all three. 

  • Birchbark Valentines

    Winslow Tudor
    February 12, 2011

    As January turns into February and the days become longer, Valentines Day approaches. Cards of an affectionate nature arrive in the mail or appear on the table, perhaps merely a prelude to the flowers and confections to follow.

  • Chickens

    Winslow Tudor
    December 8, 2010

    Tasha was fond of chickens, especially the rare Spitzhauben breed. She said their combs did not freeze in winter, as they had a topknot to keep their head warm, and that they were especially intelligent. “The intelligence of small children and chickens is often underestimated,” she was fond of saying.

  • Chicks Peep and Hens Don't

    After publishing her first book Roosters Crow and Hens Don't in 2015, Ellie Tudor realized the general public needed even more information to fully understand chickens the way she does.  She developed this second volume, again, self-motiviated.  In this book, she shows us how hens take care of their chicks, where they sleep, what they eat, what they discuss, and so much more. A delightful and informative read for children and adults alike! 

    Published by Rooster Crow Press. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 16 pages long.Color illustrations.

  • Christmas Tidings

    Winslow Tudor
    December 25, 2010

    Over the years the clapboards and shingles on Tasha’s house have darkened from sunlight, rain and time. Winter brings a moment of rest and peace to the land, gardens and house as it sits in the quiet landscape. Christmas is here, as is a cardinal not indifferent to the sunflower seeds scattered around the back step and under the lilacs. Balsam needles and melting snow from the newly set up tree have been swept from the floor, along with bits of paper left over from wrapping presents now under the tree. Indoors everything is alight in reds, greens and gold.

  • Corgi Cottage Tours

    Natalie Wise
    July 19, 2012
    Dear Friends, 
    The summer has been going faster than the water striders Ellie loves to watch flit around the rain barrels (such as they are this dry summer). Can you believe it is nearly August? There is still so much to be done! Luckily, berries have been picked, and ice cream has been made, iced tea enjoyed, and of course, we were pleased to share the June splendor with many of our fans and friends during the summer Corgi Cottage Tours: Tasha's House & Garden.
  • Doll Size Flatware Tray

    Tasha did not keep good silverware in her tray; rather it held kitchen utensils of various sorts. Doll sized quarter reproduction of Tasha's own flatware tray. Length 3.5'' Depth 2 5/8'' Height 1.5''

  • Easter Tea Time

    Natalie Wise
    April 12, 2012

    It is springtime in Vermont, and that is marked with many subtle and not-so-subtle shifts in routine. Four o'clock is no longer dusk, and as such, our tea times feel lighter, and more refreshing...compelling us onward into the now-light evening. Tea has taken on a distinctly spring-like feel, filled with pastel chocolates, citrusy delights, and a table laden with fresh flowers. As if a riot of daffodils in Tasha's garden, and the perfectly clear blue skies aren't lovely enough, Easter and April birthdays make the time seem even more exciting. Here are few recent scenes...

  • Easy Entertainment

    Natalie Wise
    June 2, 2011

    How to keep two little girls entertained on a garden tour?

  • Ellie Tudor and Her Chickens

    March 14, 2017
    Tasha Tudor is known for her charming illustrations that depict the friendship and love between children and animals. Her watercolors of little boys and girls ambling through fields of flowers in the company of corgis, lambs, and chicks radiate innocence and the magic of a childhood spent living close to nature. 
     
    With rosy cheeks and bright eyes Ellie Tudor, the 7 year old great granddaughter of Tasha Tudor, looks like she walked right out of one of her great granny’s illustrations. Though Ellie was born after Tasha passed away, it is clear that her great granny’s spirit lives on in her, and in more ways than one. 
     
     
  • Feeding the Birds

    Winslow Tudor
    December 10, 2010

    To the north of Tasha’s house where the bee balm blooms red in the summer and beech leaves rattle in the winter wind sits the old birdfeeder.  It rests atop a cedar post about six feet high, and has for many years, been the center of activity for chickadees, blue jays, and red squirrels. It was even used as a scratching post by Tasha’s one eyed cat Minou, who preferred canned sardines to birds. The feeder is a six by fourteen inch platform with wooden sides six inches high on each end and a glass roof, and there are even two narrow strips of wood running the length on each side to keep the birdseed from blowing away.

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Natalie Wise
    November 23, 2011

    Dear Friends,
     

    Winslow spent the end of summer and the beginning of fall adding new cedar shingles to his grandmother's house, a job that has taken him through summer's high ferns to autumn's bright foliage...and will continue for much longer as he makes his way around the whole house. 
  • Hollyhocks

    Winslow Tudor
    August 31, 2012
    Beyond the grape arbor and to the south of the greenhouse resides Tasha’s hollyhock bank. Its proximity to the herb circle subtly unites it with the rest of the garden, but by late July when much of the color in the garden has faded it is the focal point, for the hollyhocks are in full bloom. Ranging from pure white to varying shades of pink and yellow, the hollyhocks are a wonderful presence, particularly very late in the afternoon when the sun sets beyond the field and for a moment casts its light across the entire garden.
  • Homemade Ice Cream

    Winslow Tudor
    November 3, 2010

    Hand cranked ice cream is one of those traditions that is particularly relevant nowadays. It takes a while to make, but it is supposed to. That is why it tastes so good. Tasha used an old ice cream churn, painted green on the outside with copper wire holding the staves together. The gear and crank assembly that spanned the top of the wooden bucket and turned the stainless drum within never quite stayed seated and required occasional adjustment during the cranking process, but it made the very best ice cream. The open door of the woodshed with a view past the dovecote and to the pines to the south was the preferred location for ice cream production. Even on hot days the shade is cool beneath the roof where rows of firewood sit quietly, and there was always a corgi enjoying the proceedings.

  • Hurricane Irene

    Winslow Tudor
    September 2, 2011

    On either side of the road leading to Tasha’s house the asters are in bloom. They are the wild, New England variety, and though they are fond of roadsides, their largest colony thrives at the end of the vegetable garden. Phlox, goldenrod, Joe Pye Weed and a few hardy annuals flourish in the terraces in front of the house, while along the borders of the field the hardwoods are rapidly turning color. 

  • June Garden

    Winslow Tudor
    July 16, 2014

    A hot, humid, sunny, windless July day invariably brought an extra degree of happiness to Tasha, especially if she was gardening. By July the perfection of a June garden has mellowed into a green and pastel sprawl of perennials and annuals, some still in bloom but also preparing fruits and seeds. 

  • Marjorie Tudor Remembrance card small

  • Marjorie Tudor: Corgi Puppy Valentine Cards Set

    Marjorie's popular corgi valentines have been herded into one set! Four images, two cards of each, for a total of eight cards. Each image has a different Valentine's themed message inside, such as: "My heart's a gift to you" or "Of my love the angels in Heaven might tell." Printed on lovely, uncoated, textured paper. Sized 4x6. Perfect for anyone you are fond of!

  • Marjorie Tudor: Cut Wool Rabbit, Upright, Large

    Marjorie has artistically mastered this old-fashioned English craft, taught to her by her Mother-in-Law, Tasha Tudor.