If you've been hanging with me for awhile, you know that I have a right proper Tasha Tudor obsession. Maaaaaaannnny of her books have been featured on the blog. I truly believe that you will never find a children's lit artist who conveys more old fashioned charm in her works.
Winter is not a season I'm a fan of, and summer is ok simply because it's nice out, but it's fall and spring seasons that really float my boat. Spring is just so.....SPRINGY. And fresh and dafodilly and posyfied and lilac-y and umbrella-ish, and hot cross bun-ny and open-all-the-windowsy. And while this book is beautiful to look at any time of year, I think it's particularly gorgeous to have out in the springtime.
(how pretty would this be in an Easter basket???? i'm obsessed now with putting beautiful books in Easter baskets!)
Never was a doll so gorgeously outfitted! Muffs, earrings, fans, leather gloves, feathered hats, shawls, kerchiefs and lockets and parasols. And a TIPPET, which appears to be a fancy over-cloak thingamabobbin. I think tippets should totally come back in fashion.
Oh how I WISH I had a doll like this, with her own trunk of clothes! Can you imagine? I think I would change her outfits seventeen million times a day.