August 28, 1915 - June 18, 2008
It is with great sadness that I post this notice of the passing of the
beloved artist and author, Tasha Tudor. |
Her charming illustrations and
sentimental stories enchanted us all and became a part of our culture.
Her nineteenth-century lifestyle – authentic in every detail -- helped
us to view the past in detail, and savor our heritage. Time stood
Tasha Tudor’s valentines – from large frameable ones to her
amazing miniatures – are iconic and lovable, and are an important part
of our valentine history.
I had the pleasure of meeting her in 1995,
while working on a special event for her at Metropolitan Antiques, in
New York City. There was a unique luncheon, featuring a delightful menu
taken directly from her books, and a performance before a huge adoring
Watching her draw at an easel on stage, shoeless in her
stockings, while chatting with her devoted fans, was one of my most
memorable experiences. It was my great pleasure afterwards, to discover
that she had accepted my little bouquet of roses and rosemary, which I
had placed in her relaxation room.
It was in a simple antique cup,
embellished with the words, “Remember me”. I loved the thought that it
was someplace in her home, being enjoyed, and that it was probably
filled with delicate blooms from her wonderful garden.
I will always
remember her presence, her magnificent, authentic dresses, and the
special warmth she shared. This inscription and drawing, especially for
me, is a treasured memento.
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