Take a Step Back in Time ~ At the Vermont Country Store.

Vermont Country Store, Vermont sight Seeing

I use to receive their catalog in the mail for many years and now I receive emails…progress. How exciting to be able to visit the store.

Vermont Country Store, Vermont

Come an join me as we step back in time into an old fashioned mercantile.

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We have found a lot of Maple syrup for sale in Vermont ……and it’s very tasty.

Vermont maple syrup, Maple Butter , Maple sugar, Vermont Country store

So many different kinds….Grade A fancy, grade A, Grade B Amber Grade B Dark. I like the dark robust one ….hmmmm, really I like them all. There is even Maple sugar, Maple Butter!! Oh Yes ~ you can taste it!! They also make melt in your mouth maple fudge…follow me and I’ll show you.

Vermont Maple Syrup, Vermont Country Store

Oh well, I still like honey!

Vermont Country Store Fudge, Vermont

I have not eaten fudge in a long time, I do not like a lot of it ~ it’s too grainy and sweet!

Vermont Country store Fudge, Vermont Country store, Vermont

There it is…. for the tasting. It’s so creamy and loaded with flavor. I like the Maple Walnut and the Chocolate walnut ~ they were all good!!

Vermont Country Strore Candy Display

I love the way the candy is displayed ~ the old-fashioned way.

Vermont Country store Vintage Candy display

They have all kinds of vintage and antiques displayed around the store….

Vermont Country store

Sit a while and play a game of checkers, while you eat your candy.

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Oh, yes they’re back and in the metal canister! …you get to sample the chips too…just to make sure they’re the same.

Charlie chips , vermont country store, Vermont sight seein

Dishes, Laundry, cosmetics and so much more..so lets take a quick look!

Vermont country store, Vermont sight seeing, museum

From the Queen??

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The Orton family and The Vermont Country Store

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There was so much more… hard to find cosmetics and other items. That is what Vermont Country Stores specializes in ~ If there is something you used to use and can no longer find, just ask them and they will try to locate it! They say they like the challenge.  A very nice place to visit – every one was so very friendly!Vermont country store, Vermont sight seeing, museum, Orton family, Vermont Country Store History

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If  tired out you can pull up a rocking chair out on the front porch and watch the cars go by!

Stop by their on-line store:  http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/store/

Stop back soon because we are headed to New Hampshire!

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August full Moon Over Vermont

Enchanting August full Moon in Vermont, Tasha Tudor

Enchantingly spooky ~ full moon.

Organic Potato field

If you would like to see a lovely potato field in bloom (the flowers have a heavenly scent) see my post on P.E.I.
https://elegantlyhandmade.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/my-best-biggest-flouriest-potato-to-you/

To just imagine ~ knowing what is under all of that greenery ~ yum!!!

Tasha Tudor fall Picture, Full moon in Vermont, Tasha Tudor.

Potatoes, full moon in Vermont, of course reminded me of this lovely fall picture of Tasha Tudor…see the Vermont full moon just beyond the trees. Look at the stunning fall foliage. Are you ready for fall?? I am!!

You can find this enchanting photo and others of Tasha Tudor ( by Richard Brown) at her Family’s site:

http://tashatudorandfamily.com/

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Unending Delight – Tasha Tudor Museum Exhibit

Happy 100th (2015) Birthday Tasha Tudor!!

Unending Delight – Tashas World of Dolls  Museum Exhibit

August is  a month filled with birthdays for me – Mine, my oldest daughter, a granddaughter and my New friend, Bethany Tudor along with her Mom Tasha. Tasha would have been 100 this year!!

Doll Collectors Art Dolls Tasha Tudor hand crafted dolls Bethany Tudor

Bethany and her mom, Tasha Tudor, having tea with their dolls, Emma and Lucinda. You can read the story of Bethany’s doll:

https://elegantlyhandmade.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/a-doll-for-bethany-the-beginning/

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Here I am with my new friends Bethany Tudor – Tasha Tudors daughter and Sally-Anne Tudor, my new china doll I adopted while in Vermont. Sally-Anne has had quite an adventure.

 

~ Here you will find my PDF pattern to knit your own Tasha Tudor style shawl https://www.etsy.com/listing/236659762/pdf-cottage-elegance-kindred-spirit?ref=shop_home_active_14

~ Here you will find my  hand-knit Tasha Tudor style “KINDRED SPIRIT’ VERMONT WOOL shawl: 

http://www.aftcra.com/elegantlyhandmade/listing/142839/cottage-elegance-kindred-spirit-vermont-wool-handknit-shawl

~ Here you will fine my hand-knit Tasha Tudor style ‘COTTAGE ELEGANCE’ COTTON shawl: 

http://www.aftcra.com/elegantlyhandmade/listing/225866/cottage-elegance-red-cotton-shawl-hand-knit

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I would like to invite you join me on my one of the exhibit,  I enjoyed at the Tasha Tudor Museum. I think you will find this to be a delightful addition to your afternoon tea celebration.

Tasha Tudor Birthday Celebration, Tasha Tudor Museum

Jen with her doll daisy Brownthrush.

Tasha Tudor Birthday Celebration, Tasha Tudor Museum

A beautiful Dress Tasha made for granddaughter, Jen

Tasha Tudor Birthday Celebration, Tasha Tudor Museum, Tasha Tudor's Dresses

Tasha made a lot of beautiful  reproduction dresses from her favorite time period ~ 1830s

 

Tasha Tudor Birthday Celebration, Tasha Tudor Museum

Tasha’s First dolls. This is  a small portion / glimpse  of the most beautiful, professionally rendered wall mural / time line of Tasha Tudor and her life with her dolls.

Tasha Tudor Birthday Celebration, Tasha Tudor Museum

The Man of the House….

Tasha Tudor Birthday Celebration, Tasha Tudor Museum

Melissa Crane

Tasha Tudor Birthday Celebration, Tasha Tudor Museum

The Doll’s Christmas

Tasha Tudor Birthday Celebration, Tasha Tudor Museum

Tasha Tudor Birthday Celebration, Tasha Tudor Museum

The wedding!!

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Tasha And her doll’s wedding ~ featured in Time Life Magazine

Tasha Tudor Birthday Celebration, Tasha Tudor Museum

Tasha with her doll Emma Birdwhistle.

Tasha Tudor Birthday Celebration, Tasha Tudor Museum

Tasha’s ~ English Style Barn loom

Tasha Tudor Birthday Celebration, Tasha Tudor Museum, Weaving

The small piece of weaving on the right was the last piece Tasha was working on.

Tasha Tudor Birthday Celebration, Tasha Tudor Museum Amy Tudor

What delightful way to end my visit ~ meeting Amy Tudor and Tasha’s Great granddaughter Katie and seeing Natalie again. Everyone is always so very pleasant and informative. I know a lot about Tasha Tudor but have learned something new with each visit.

Fall is a great time to visit Vermont ~ the autumnal colors are stunning!!

Be sure to see my post from yesterday,  where I share some  picture from  my visit to the museum ~ two years ago. Here is the video/slide show I produced of that visit.

https://vimeo.com/73230569

Have a blessed day!!

~ Take Joy, Melissa

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Afternoon Tea with Tasha Tudor at the Museum

Afternoon Tea with Tasha Tudor Museum Exhibit

 

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As you step through the museum you enter in a part of Tasha’s world. A  tea-table is all set and ready for your arrival. So pour yourself a cup of Tasha Tudors Welsh breakfast tea and enjoy as I take you through the museum.

Tasha’s Welsh breakfast tea is available at the family’s webstore.

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Tasha Tudor’s welsh Breakfast tea.

http://store.tashatudorandfamily.com/Afternoon-Tea/Tasha-Tudor-s-Welsh-Breakfast-Tea/

 

 

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We  will our have tea today in a lovely lavender luster-ware tea set that was gifted to Amy Tudor (Winslow’s wife) by Tasha ( also known as granny). The tea-table is accent with Tasha’s own hand dipped bees-wax candles, blue seaweed stone ware canister and serving dishes. Tea is served upon a beautiful turkey red tablecloth and napkins.

Let’s not overlook those brownies, a recipe from Tasha’s nanny Dady, you can find the recipe in Tasha’s cookbook. 2017 up date – Tasha Tudor and family have released and revised cookbook with a few new recipes and photographs by Winslow Tudor, Tasha’s grandson. Stop by there site where you can purchase it.

https://www.tashatudorandfamily.com/shop/home-kitchen/product/tasha-tudor-family-cookbook

Tasha Tudors simple Life old fashioned living Tasha Tudor Museum Afternoon Tea with Tasha

An example of Tasha’s old fashion copper pots and pans. You may have noticed that there is Tasha’s art work displayed throughout the exhibit.

Please stop by again as I am writing a new post on my museum visit and I will share the link here or you can follow my blog and receive and email notification

Leave a comment and I’ll sent you a link to my video – Thank you.

 

 

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A shawl just like Tasha’s…… If you would enjoy knitting your very own “Kindred Spirit” shawl, You can find the pattern I designed –  available in my etsy shop

OR – CUSTOM HAND-KNIT SHAWL in my AFTCRA SHOP:

~ My hand-knit TASHA TUDOR STYLE ‘KINDRED SPIRIT’ VERMONT WOOL SHAWL, available here:

http://www.aftcra.com/elegantlyhandmade/listing/142839/cottage-elegance-kindred-spirit-vermont-wool-handknit-shawl

~ My hand-knit TASHA TUDOR STYLE ‘COTTAGE ELEGANCE’ COTTON SHAWL. is available here:

http://www.aftcra.com/elegantlyhandmade/listing/225866/cottage-elegance-red-cotton-shawl-hand-knit

I feel so blessed to have been able to visit the Tasha Tudor Museum, so many times. I enjoy to sharing my visit with you! We can all help keep Tasha’s kindred spirit alive and well for future generations and for our pleasures too, by  going to the museum site and helping Amy in growing the museum.

http://www.tashatudormuseum.org/

http://tashatudorandfamily.com/

Have a wonderful Day!!

~ Take Joy, Melissa

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A Birthday Celebration!

Lets start our celebration with ~ The  Corgyn I know!

Corgi's Best Friend, Tasha Tudor's Birthday August in Vermont

A Corgi and his best Friend ~ Hey Daria it looks cold out there. I would like for you to meet my granddaughter Daria, She has a best friend named Jake Bones, Daria wanted to name him Doggie Bones but compromised with Mommy ~ Jake Bones.

Corgi dress up time, Tasha Tudor Birhtday, August in Vermont

Dress up time for Jake!!
They have so much fun together. Where ever Daria is Jake is not far behind!

Corgi friend, Tasha Tudor Birthtday August in Vermont

Jake the protector. He looks like he’s standing guard ~ on the look out!

Corgi

One Tired out Corgi!

Corgi's at play,

One Tired out Little Girl!

Now I would like for you to meet Wolfie.

Now I would like for you to meet Wolfie.

Corgi Host, Tasha Tudor's Birthday Celebration on line

Wolfie was such an attentive host. He welcomed us right into their home (he shares his house with Lauree).

Corgi games, Tasha Tudor Birthday Celebration

Wolfie kept us entertained while his mommy was at work, by playing “hide the sock” ~ my sock that is. I would take my socks off by the front door as I headed outside, when I would come back in one sock was always missing…. Wolfie then would start the “your getting warmer” part of the game and just as you got close…. sock is in sight, he would come darting by, grab the sock and take off!!

Corgi Host cottage, Tasha Tudor's Birthday Celebration

Thank you Wolfie for such a relaxing time at your Cozy Corgi Cottage!

Tasha has created many beautiful, cute, whimsical watercolors of  corigs.

I am so happy to be able to spent my birth month in Vermont, celebrating with Tasha,.Stop by my blog over the next few day as I share my visit with you ~ I had my second visit to the Museum to see Unending delights, Tasha’s World of Dolls and you just never know who you might see there 🙂

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Meet Emma

Grandchildren

I am very pleased / proud to introduce you to granddaughter number “five”. Dan and I bought balloons to represent Emma and her two sister’s.

Emma's homecoming

Ready to welcome Emma home.

Emma's Boutique, from Aunt Chrissy.

Emma’s Boutique, from Aunt Chrissy.

It's a girl

Yes, it is a girl…#5

More flowers for Emma...from Aunt Jessica.

More flowers for Emma…from Aunt Jessica.

Hand knit baby blanket & moses basket

Ready and waiting on Emma. Here is the Moses basket all of the Grans – babies have used.

Emma's hand knit blanket

Here she is ~ Emma, all nice an cozy under her baby blanket.

Not quite sure about this...put the blanket back on,it's warmer.

Not quite sure about this…put the blanket back on, its warmer.

That's nice and cozy!!

That’s nice and cozy!!

I like it better when Gran is holding me...Okay Mommy or Daddy will do too!

I like it better when Gran is holding me…Okay Mommy or Daddy will do too!

You can custom order a hand knit blanket like Emma’s ~ from my Etsy shop Here:

UP- DATE I am not longer taking custom orders. Ask me about buying my vintage pattern.

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/152124811/hand-knit-baby-blanket-crib-lap-throw?ref=shop_home_active

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