Saturday, June 30, 2012

THE TASHA TUDOR MUSEUM

Located in the Jeremiah Beal house in Brattleboro, Vermont you will find the "temporary" home of the Tasha Tudor Museum...

Climb the steps to the second floor and you will soon be greeted by Leigh, the museum curator. A lovely young women with a wealth of information regarding Tasha Tudor... The museum is small, just two rooms. The first room holds various items belonging to Tasha, as well as some reproductions. Also found are many Tasha Tudor items for sale...books, note cards, cookie cutters, flower seeds, mugs...a gift shop perhaps, however, tastefully done.

This exhibit's main feature was Tasha's favorite dresses...those worn and made by Tasha, as well as dresses that represent the Romantic Era, Tasha's favorite period in history...

This is a familiar outfit worn by Tasha in many of her books...Leigh informed us that Tasha had worn the sleeves out and new ones had to be made...note Tasha's familiar neck scarf and apron...



This is the first dress Tasha made...






Just a sampling of the many dresses on exhibit, being that the museum is small, and other patrons were visiting, it became difficult to take photos. This museum is child friendly, there are a sampling of frocks and bonnets for children to don, with pages to color, the Tasha Tudor "Take Joy" movie was playing off to the side. If you are a Tasha Tudor fan, I would recommend a visit, it is worth the five dollar admittance fee. Vermont is such a beautiful state to tour, with it's wonderful cheddar cheese and maple syrup, you just can't go wrong!

10 comments:

Farm Girl said...

It looks like it was a nice museum. I am glad you got to take pictures there.
I would like to visit Vermont too someday. I hope you have a very nice Sunday.

Kim said...

So glad you got to visit and experience a little history.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! I love the dresses! I could not imagine sewing them though! Love Vermont too!

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

wow, those dresses are something else to behold~

Pondside said...

Such detailed and pretty dresses - her trademark.

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

This is so interesting with all the dresses...I didn't realize she made so many beautiful ones. I really want to try to get out there sometime. I agree about the cheese and syrup too!!
Hugs,
Courtney

Janice said...

Lovely dresses, especially the last one, very partyish looking with its low neckline.

Larkrise garden girl said...

Those dresses are beautiful! Thank you for showing us a peak at her life.Hugs Cheri

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Gorgeous dresses.

Terry and Linda said...

Tasha Tudor was really a multi-talented soul. She made everything she needed for the life she lived.

I love Tasha Tudor so I'm very grateful for these posts.

I'm sure I will never get there and having you walk us through is wonderful!


Linda
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