Good morning, my friends! Since it is autumn now I thought there was no better season to bring back Tasha Tuesday here on my blog!
And for those of you who love Tasha as much as I do, I have a very special treat– photos from the Tasha Tudor Museum in Brattleboro, VT!
I was so thrilled to be able to visit the museum during my New England trip,and it was made even more special by getting to visit with friends.
We drove to Brattleboro from New Hampshire on a picture perfect autumn day– the scenery was breath-taking! And arrived at the museum in the mid morning.
The Tasha Tudor Museum in housed in a handsome brick building in the main part of downtown Brattleboro and is surrounded by beautiful trees and homes.
The museum itself is small and snug as the family searches for a more large and permanent location, but it is packed with Tasha Tudor jewels!
The current exhibit (which only lasts through the end of the month before the museum closes for the winter!) was all about the world of Tasha’s dolls, and included original art, examples of her beloved ‘Sparrow Post’, dolls and handmade doll clothes, all fashioned by Tasha herself.
There was also a large collection of books by Tasha that you could look through and enjoy, some of the titles I hadn’t even heard of! I was especially excited to see an illustrated copy of Little Women, it was just beautiful. And I’d been to Orchard House just a few days before! So many beautiful books, its amazing all the projects that Tasha did!
There were also several displays of tools that Tasha used for her fiber works– such as her spinning wheel and flax, and also one of her looms. That loom was huge, obviously weaving is not just a commitment of time, but space too! To be able to see the whole contraption and all the little pieces that went into making a piece of cloth was impressive. And to think Tasha taught herself how to do it herself— Tasha’s talent and determination were not just confined to art, for sure!
The little striped piece of cloth on the right was especially touching to see— it was the last bit of cloth that Tasha was working on before her death. And for a total Tasha geek like myself, it was just a pleasure to be able to see and touch so many of the things that Tasha worked on, and pieces that were part of her life and work.
There was also a nice gift shop section of the museum, and you better believe that I loaded up on Tasha goodies— from an Advent Calendar to note cards to cookie cutters to a copy of A Time To Keep that I brought home to share with Audrey.
I was just so thrilled to be there— as Emily, Alyson and Patricia can attest too! I’m sure I was grinning like a fool. Being able to visit this little place was definitely a highlight of the trip. Not only was able to see Tasha’s Vermont, but was able to peek in at a bit of her life and work. It was truly a wonderful day!~
Hope you enjoyed this little visit to the museum!~
Happy Tasha Tuesday!~