Tasha Tudor, 1915-2008

Have you ever fantasized about living a period style life in the modern world? Period clothing, period furnishings and decorating, period house (but with the occasional hidden electrical outlet)? American artist and author Tasha Tudor really did it, though her period was the 1830s rather than the middle ages or renaissance. Tasha Tudor died at home on June 18, 2008 at the age of 92, surrounded by family and friends (and presumably corgis).

Tasha Tudor (what a great name!) lived in a 19th century style house built with hand tools by her son in the 1970s. She wore 19th century clothing (sometimes antique garments), used 19th century technology, did her laundry by hand, gardened and farmed, spun and wove, dipped candles, raised corgis, and still found time to publish over 30 beautifully illustrated books and other artwork. Her house has been described as "a magical place ... caught in the year 1830, idealized yet clearly real."

To learn more about this true creative anachronist, visit the Tasha Tudor and Family web page and memorial page.