Every June, on Midsummer's Eve, we hold a splendid celebration known as the Stillwater Party. Stillwater is the name thought up by my younger son and me for a mock New England sect combining Shaker, Amish, and Quaker qualities. The Stillwaters believe that life should be enjoyed and appreciated and Nature revered.
Include Tasha's legacy in your cottage garden with flower seeds harvested from her garden. Our 2024 offerings will be released for sale on February 17 at noontime EST, online only. For the first time since 2012, we will be offering three new options; Verbascum, Candelabra Primrose, and Meadow Rue. The popular heirloom hollyhock and poppy seeds, as well as other seeds from Tasha’s garden, will also be available.
For holiday gifts you will find a new selection of Tasha-style headscarves, her customary half-aprons as well as a limited offering of signed books. You’ll also find essentials such as Tasha’s signature Welsh Breakfast tea and beeswax candles. Artwork, greeting cards, blank cards, holiday cards craft kits, and more round out the thoughtful, unique gifts for your loved ones.
So many of us are drawn to Tasha’s philosophy on living. Not every life has to be one of hustle and bustle. We partnered with The Posy Collection to create a new sampler incorporating Tasha's illustrations and her feeling that “there is no peace that cannot be found in the present moment.” Bring Tasha's gentle encouragement into your day while you're stitching this sampler and when the finished piece is displayed in your home.
In 2007, Tudor fan Sandi shared with us that her daughter Alanna had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Without hesitation, we sent her two books: Tasha Tudor’s Garden and The Private World of Tasha Tudor, hoping Tasha’s wisdom might provide moments of comfort through the difficult days ahead of them.
As Tasha Tudor's birthday of August 28th approaches, we are talking and dreaming about how we will celebrate this year. In 2008, Clarice Fox-Hughes anointed August 28th as Tasha Tudor Day saying “Really I would love if the whole world would stop and remember her. This could simply be sitting in your garden with a cup of tea, reading her books, doing a sketch or just stopping and smelling the roses. Let us all on Tasha Tudor's birthday remember her and all she has inspired us to live.”
Over twenty years ago, we started this family business with six new art prints and a collection of hard-to-find used books. Our business continued and every time I came across a new-to-me title, the treasure in my hands glowed with a beckoning joy. Within a few years, I was fortunate to have held a copy of each of Tasha’s nearly 100 titles which stretched all the way back to a 1938 first edition Pumpkin Moonshine.