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"We always had a medley of doggies when the children were growing up -- Collies, Wolfhounds, Terriers -- and then Corgis above all. I find them irresistible." "

Tasha's family is proud to share their family stories and crafts with a collection of fine items including prints, furniture, aprons, quilts, dolls and more. All created in a place of natural wonder where pets are spoken to like people, and even dolls have an enchanted life all their own.

Tasha Tudor died 6/18/2008 in Marlboro, Vermont. Her estate, over $2 million, was contested by the three children she disinherited... "Her will left the bulk of the estate to Seth Tudor, and his son; $1,000 each to her two daughters, and a piece of antique furniture to younger son, because of their 'estrangement' from her." -However, over her lifetime she gave her son a half share in her home in Marlboro, Vermont, $2 million in art work, with a similar lifetime disposition to her two daughters.

Tasha Tudor (August 28, 1915-June 18, 2008) is one of America’s best-known and beloved illustrators.  Her first little story, Pumpkin Moonshine, was published in 1938. She illustrated nearly one hundred books, the last being the 2003 release, The Corgiville Christmas.  She received many awards and honors, including  Caldecott Honors for Mother Goose and 1 is One.

Tasha Tudor - working efficiently in the clothing of the past century

“She was totally involved in fantasy. She wanted to live in her own little world,” said Thomas Tudor, the third of the children. “I found that when I was a teenager, it was very difficult to get back into reality.”

About the corgi, in Tasha Tudor's own words: "There is no other dog that can compare to a corgi. They're the epitome of beauty. Apollo can't hold a candle to my Owyn. He has royal blood, the same sire as Queen Elizabeth's corgis, that's why I named him Owyn Tudor after my ancestors. Corgis are Welsh in origin and there are two kinds: Cardigans, which are heavy-headed and have tails that go all the way down, and Pembrokes, like mine, that have no tails and are more refined."

Tasha Tudor, lover of animals.

Tasha Tudor, This photo was taken on June 20, 2008, and belongs to the Lamson Library's photostream.

dipping candles - I did that at her place. Haven't every burned them - they are too sacred! cm