Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Happy Tasha Tudor Day 2013

 Dear Friends,

We're celebrating the birth of a very special lady, who would have been 98 this year. She continues to inspire us every day, to embrace the simple things in life.

Although we may never have a garden to equal the magnificence of hers, every time we enjoy our flower beds, fresh herbs, and vegetables, we feel a little kinship with Tasha.

And although we may not be able to re-react antique dresses just by giving them a look-over, sewing something by hand is a celebration of the creative spirit that she engenders in us.

 (The following poses we based on this painting by Tasha, although I feel more like a full-rigged ship than a woman young and fair!)~

May you take some time today to enjoy the simple things, like reading a book with someone you love,

 Admiring the beauty of God's creations,


And finding a few surprises along the way!

Blessings to you all,


“Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is. Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!”

― Tasha Tudor


  1. A beautiful post in honor of a beautiful life. You too are beautiful my dear....your hair is lovely..just lovely.....blessings to all.

  2. How beautiful you look Marqueta :) Your hair has surely gotten quite long.... I have always enjoyed Tasha Tudor. I refer to her books time and again, when I need a bit of inspiration during this simple journey. Have a blessed day! m.

  3. Happy Tasha Day to you as well! Hope you had a lovely one! I didnt know you were expecting another little one, this heat can be a bit much for us expecting mamas, hope you're doign well! The kids are getting so big and lovely!~ Wishing you all a wonderful day!

  4. Happy Tasha Tudor day. I LOVE your Tasha glam ;-) Looks like you have a relaxing, beautiful day and that is the perfect way to remember Tasha xox Clarice

  5. Marqueta, such lovely pictures of you and the children! Your garden looks just like something Tasha would have loved to paint:-)

  6. Ps...have you joined the Take Peace FB page? Let me know if you need an invite.~Suzanne

  7. Dear Marqueta,
    What a beautiful way to remember Tasha.. You and children look so very happy... Life is good.. It is the simple things in life that are important.. Quiet moments in prayer, time spent with family.

  8. Dear Marqueta,
    How beautiful you look I also did not now you were expecting again either.
    I pray you enjoy the rest of this most beautiful event.
    And I agree with you about Tasha, she inspires me to be at peace with all those feminine attributes I love and yet still be a hardworing and loving woman
    God Bless

    1. Hi Gae, I like the way your name is spelled. My daughter's name is Gaelan.

  9. A perfect vignette of all that Tasha loved, your post! Very, very lovely. The children and you look so summery.
    The tiered dress is so sweet, too.
    I loved TT before I knew who she was through an illustrated poem in a childhood storybook called Who Has Seen The Wind? Not sure if she wrote it or just illustrated it.

  10. Marqueta--you are absolutely beautiful in those photos. I will be sending you a letter soon, but I wanted to say here so all can see how much you're blog and friendship has helped me the past few years. Your example of being a Godly wife and mother have inspired and encouraged me to become calmer and more trusting of God and His plan for my life. Thank you so much.

  11. Thank you so much for coming over and leaving such a sweet note..

  12. Thank you for my lovely parcel Marqueta, the fabric was wonderful and all the more special because of whose stash it came from. I am overwhelmed. You look amazing in your photos by the way. HUgs to you all. Happy Sunday. Dev x

  13. Good grief, where have I been, I had no idea you were expecting a wee babe! You look simply beautiful and supremely content in your Tasha garden.

  14. Sorry to be late chiming in! You know I love Tasha. Was hard not to. Even though most of us never met her in person, I think there was something real in her that we could all relate to -- it came across in her books, art and garden. I hope you are feeling very well these days.


  15. Happy Tasha Day !!
    Beautiful you look Marqueta.


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