…and with it the opening of the first door of
our Advent calendar. We are playing it safe this year,
with a Tasha Tudor calendar (ordered last December
after we opened the first door of a very disappointing,
cartoon-like Advent calendar that was a wolf in sheep’s
clothing…pretty on the outside, garish on the inside).
Our Advent calendar has always been very important
to us, and I trust that Tasha Tudor’s work will not
let me down. How could it…so delightful and
evocative…and her books and cards have been
a part of my life for so long.
The first Christmas card I sent out as a young
woman on my own was a sweet and simple one by
Miss Tudor. And this calendar is a large version of the
Christmas card I sent one year when I was a young
mother…so tender associations all around.
And I am also celebrating Advent with
the offering of some of my cards and notebooks
and my annual calendar. I wasn’t sure if I was
going to be able to manage to find enough studio-
time to have a sale this year, but I am happy to say
that I have. So there are some of my papery
creations to be found, for a short time, at my
Small Meadow Press blog (which you can wing your
way to by clicking the link in the column on
the right). Oh, the calendar is especially beautiful
this year (may I say that?) and the quotes and
images of Comfort and Joy have already
brought both to me as I have worked on the
designs and printed and folded each page.
Until next time, I wish you many lighted
candles and moments of brightness
Dori December 2, 2010 at 4:33 pm
Ohhh….. That is my Rosie behind door number 1! What a sweet advent calendar. Do you think they still sell them? I will look!
Jennifer December 2, 2010 at 5:32 pm
I do so love Tasha Tudor…
kerrie December 3, 2010 at 2:29 am
I have not been able to find any good advent calenders for years. We used to buy ours at a store called Hearth Song but it closed a long time ago. This looks beautiful.
Lesley Austin December 3, 2010 at 2:48 am
Oh, Kerrie, wasn’t Hearthsong just perfect? I am so glad my children were small when it was at its best. It seems to still be around, in catalog form anyway, but is nothing like it was.
I still have some of their craft kits in our craft closet…one for making stamped velvet bags…would you like to come over and use it with me?
Here’s hoping that everyone who wants one can find a proper Advent calendar.
Heather December 3, 2010 at 4:28 am
I adore Tasha Tudor! I have a beautiful copy of “A Little Princess” illustrated by her. I also have a children’s book that her daughter Bethany wrote and illustrated – “Samantha’s Surprise” – it’s a wonderful story about a plush duckling and Christmas. It’s out of print, but perhaps your library might have it? It’s definitely up your alley!