Time does seem to go faster the older we get! It does not seem that long ago we were celebrating Tasha's birthday. I celebrated Tasha earlier today with a morning tea on the deck.
I used the whimsical tea cosy purchased while thrifting last year as well as a delicious tea Stephanie brought back from England for me. It still tastes great a year later!
I love this vintage china pattern, I have about six luncheon dishes and two cups/saucers in it.
Tea goodies were cheese and Pepperidge Farm cinnamon bread toasted with butter spread on it. (I must have a protein with a carb.) It was such a nice break before accomplishing some garden work.
Why would I celebrate Tasha's life... because she was such an inspiration. Oh, I know... she was not a perfect person but then again (and this will come as a surprise to you, I am so certain)... neither am I. :)
Tasha's lifestyle went against the flow of modern life. She decided she enjoyed the old ways so that would be the life she lived. Now, I am not in a position to live such a life completely nor would I want to... given circumstances to which I am bound.
However, I can look at what I admire about Tasha's life and surroundings and incorporate them into my own day-to-day living... such as...
...gardening, cooking from scratch, tea time, making things with our hands, surrounding our life with beauty, creating, and simplifying our days, not being afraid to spend time alone, enjoying the soft light of an oil lamp, giving attention to furry family members...
... making an art of my life.
I follow Tasha and Proverbs 31 by stocking up in the harvest for those times food is not plentiful... whether circumstances are national, local, or I'm broke... I can always bake or fix a simple meal.
Like Tasha's example, I continue to learn as I get older. This year I am growing herbs I haven't before and drying them for the winter to come. I always wondered why chefs raved about thyme until I grew my own... where have you been all my life?
Oh yes, you were the dried and tasteless ground leaves in the overpriced plastic container. Live and learn... and that is what I plan to do.
I will continue to learn from Tasha about the simple things and the value they had to our modern life.
Continue the celebration of Tasha Tudor day at Storybook Woods... here. I am off to peruse Tasha's cookbook again. :)