I was looking through my Tasha Tudors library tonight to choose a book just right for Valentines.
I decided to feature ALL FOR LOVE...perfect title, is it not? It is quite a lovely book and after I did a bit of research on it, I just took some time to reread the book and just get familiar with it again.
ALL FOR LOVE IS a wonderful collection of "poem, letters, songs, stories, folklore and customs" selected, edited and illustrated by Tasha Tudor. 93 pages of LOVE! It was first published by Philomel New York, NY in 1984 and reprinted by Simon & Schuster in 2000.
The table of contents gives the reader an idea of what treasures are inside!
What is Love?
Love of Family
Love in Absence
Love and Kisses
Loving Gifts and Celebrations of Tasha Tudor and Her Family
This summer I found a large stamp similar to the Love and Kisses illustration as seen below.
Tasha's watercolors are just beautiful!
My favorite part of the book is the last chapter~Loving Gifts and Celebrations of Tasha Tudor and Her Family. Tasha goes into great detail about the Sparrow Post post office that you see in the picture right below. The postmaster is Augustus Sparrow who is a wool cut sparrow wearing glasses and sporting a fine red jacket. He has quite a job to do especially during the busy holiday season.When our Tasha group,Take Peace, has a Valentine exchange, we always make little cards for the dolls.I keep them all for Annabelle. I have been collecting materials for to make my own little post office for Annabelle.....maybe next year?
Of course the children were busy making paper Valentines for their friend, and dolls.
I love this page. Tasha give directions for making the flower pot Valentines that you see in the center.
Lots of detail. I love her work from the time period and the 1980's actually are my favorite years of her career.
This book is loaded with so much to help you celebrate the big day. It's a wonderful Tasha book to own. Lots of ideas for some family fun. Read the book-it's great!
I found an interesting little note about the wreath on the book jacket. Tasha did a painting from the original wreath made by Frank Holder.