Because she was True to the way she wanted to live and took joy in simplicity, beauty, tea time, home, family... those very aspects of life I love.
I don't think I own any of her books at the moment or the videos produced about her (although I've checked them out from the library and they are lovely). However, I have often perused the library books and watched the videos over and over (and over).
Part of me wishes I could live such a life, the small part of me which still believes there is a Hundred Acre Woods, Kermie and Miss Piggy lived happily ever after, and there will be no weeds in my garden next year.
When reality sets in, the realization comes that there is no way hubby and I could live such a life no matter how sweet it seems in the pictures. I have many physical limitations and he is allergic to... everything. :)
However, it is possible for all of us to reflect on Tasha's life and her work and write down a few aspects we particularly find interesting... to look at the pictures and ask ourselves what is lovely and what calls out to us as something we want to incorporate into our own lives (realizing, of course, she was far from perfect... but aren't we all?).
So, being a pondering type person, I thought for a long time about those things in Tasha's life which I could incorporate into mine.
A little list inspired by Tasha...
- Tea time in the afternoon
- Lanterns lit in the evening
- Candles at dusk
- Long skirts in the closet
- Aprons on a hook
- Stew simmering on the stove
- Real veggies and fruit
- Glass, stoneware, vintage tin
- Growing vegetables
- Flowers and flowers and more flowers
- Old books
ADDED: I completely forgot to add the link to Storybook Woods. If you join in with a post for Tasha Tudor day, leave a comment at the "Home" Tasha Tudor Day post.... here.