Tuesday, March 20, 2012

DREAMS DO COME TRUE~

If you have been a reader of my blog for any length of time, you know I am a homebody, I adore my girls (the chickens) and Winslow Homer is never far from my side. You also know I have a deep appreciation for Tasha Tudor and her life at Corgi Cottage. Quite by accident I discovered Mrs. Tudor. Fifteen years ago the ABC program 20/20 was airing, I really wasn't paying much attention, but I did hear the interviewer ask "what do you think of Martha Stewart?" "Who?" was Mrs. Tudor's reply. I was hooked, I sat down and finished watching the rest of the interview, completely drawn to this feisty lady, her art and the magical world she had created for herself. On Sunday, June 24 th my dream of visiting Corgi Cottage is coming true. My Dear Husband, sat at his computer ( at work no less) got called away ("I can't come, I'm doing something important") really I'm sure he was thinking "my wife will kill me if I don't come through" and yes!! He obtained two tickets to the Corgi Cottage Home and Garden tour and to meet members of Tasha's family. To walk the paths of Corgi Cottage where corgis once traveled, visit the barn where Tasha's beloved Nubian goats were kept, stand in her kitchen and envision her washing her antique china with Pelger the parrot on her shoulder and the "piece de resistance" Tasha Tudor's "paradise on earth" her gardens. Dreams do come true, and I feel like a very lucky girl. Honey, have you given any thought about Italy? A girl came dream, can't she

31 comments:

Farm Girl said...

Oh how nice, yes, that is a dream come true to you, I think when I first came here to visit, that was one of the first things I learned about you. When I didn't know much about blogs. :)
I am so happy for you, I know it will be the best day ever.

annie said...

I am just so happy for you! Dreams do come true! So sweet of him! Please share when the time comes. I hope the peepers come with your warmer weather!

earlene said...

Very Sweet!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

What a great surprise! You'll have to take lots of pictures to share with the rest of us and tell all the stories. I know you'll be in your glory! Have a great week, Dawn

Primitive Stars said...

Oh, lucky you,Ialso am a huge Tasha Tudor fan. Love her way of life,simple. Enjoy,Francine.

Larkrise garden girl said...

Your so lucky! I bought her garden book years ago. Her place looked beautiful!

Rural Revival said...

Oh you lucky girl!

I stumbled across one of her books at the library a few years ago and quickly ordered all the rest. I could have poured over the photos of her kitchen and gardens forever. Maybe I did! : )

Please make sure the camera battery is well charged that day. Can not wait to see it from your perspective. And enjoy!!

Eve said...

OH Boy! I know you'll be in heaven Julie!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Julie ~
Your Dh is a real sweetie and a keeper for sure.
June will be here before you know it!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

oh!!!!!! You MUST post a gazillion pictures! LOL She was a gift to the world, with her art, her stories, her simple way of life. Congrats to you!!! You must be so excited! Have a fantastic time!!!!

Jacque. said...

ohmygosh...how sweet! oh and you will be in seventh heaven. I am very happy for you.

Pondside said...

What a sweet husband!
I hope you'll share your visit on your blog. I would love to see Corgi Cottage!

from me to thee......... said...

Your one lucky lady, and what a sweet husband...can't wait for your to share your trip!!!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

What fun! You must be so excited. You know I love corgis. I love Tasha Tudor too!
Hugs,
Courtney

Jemm said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. I'm not very familiar with Tasha Tudor. I've heard of her, but I'll need to do a bit of research!

Anonymous said...

I'll be on chicken duty June 23 and 24th., and Winslow Homer will be going ridie.

Rowan said...

How fantastic! You lucky girl:) I've been a fan of Tasha Tudor ever since I discovered her via the book The Private World of Tasha Tudor when I was in Williamsburg. Since then I've bought pretty much all of the books that have been written about her.I would love to visit her house and garden but shall have to live vicariously through you I think. Lots of words and photos please!

MTWaggin said...

You are gonna have SO MUCH FUN!

Janice said...

How wonderful! Please take us with you.

Terry and Linda said...

OH! LUCKY! LUCKY! YOU!!! And for us for we will get to see what you see!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Mugwump Woolies said...

Sounds like a "perfect day"!
Robyn

acorn hollow said...

How wonderful! I will be looking forward to pictures and tales of your visit
Cathy

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Oh how wonderful! I can't wait to hear about it! What a good hubby you have!

Mary

basketsnprims said...

Yay for you! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to read all about it.
pam

Julia said...

Wow, I'm so happy for you. What a thoughtful gift from your husband. I know that you will enjoy every minutes of it.

I love her books and her illustrations and read many articles about Tasha Tudor. She was a great artist who chose to live of the land just the way she wanted. JB

NanaNor's said...

Hi, You are one very lucky lady; what a wonderful present. I have read several of her books and love her(in fact I have the same book as you sitting on my coffee table).You must take photos if you can. Italy-I'm all for dreaming, maybe I'll try it on my man since I've turning the big 60 next week.
Noreen

jennifer768 said...

So happy for you! I know that you will have a wonderful time! Hugs,Jen

nancy huggins said...

What a wonderful Husband to get the tickets to go to Corgi Cottage. Just reading your post I could see the goat and the Parrot on her shoulder. Hope you have lots of pictures to share when you get back. Have a great time visiting the Cottage and have a great week end
Hugs
Nancy

Farmgirl Cyn said...

What a blessing!!!! Precious husband, for sure!

An Historical Lady said...

Have a wonderful time! We have met a few of the Tudors, and I have met Tasha years ago. Amy Tudor has hired us to present our DRESSING A COLONIAL LADY in Vermont this July, and we are looking forward to it very much.
(Open to all by reservation---More particulars on my blog).

What a sweetie your hubby is!
Kindest regards,
Mary

http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

Sharon Lovejoy said...

What a rare and much appreciated treat for you! You deserve it!

Yes, I loved it that she didn't know who Martha was. Great to hear that.

About 15 years ago Tasha and I were keynote speakers at a herbal forum in Pennsylvania. She was a HOOT! Barefoot on stage, which endeared her to me because I often have to take off my fancy shoes when I give a talk. My gardener's feet are used to clogs and sandals. Her feet showed LOTS of outdoor miles. No painted toes for her.

Can't wait till you go to the cottage, but REALLY can't wait till you walk through her gardens.

All joys,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island