"Welcome to the World of Tasha Tudor" 

Tasha Tudor - American Illustrator 

     Illustrator Tasha Tudor lived in New England her entire life, 1915-2008. Her paintings of farm  life  began before World War II with five small pocket size books about farm life of the past.Her nostalgic lifestyle and pictures inspired world-wide admirers to want to live as Tasha lived. They longed for that long-gone New England landscape. Tudor painted what she knew and loved: antique furniture and clothing, dolls, corgi dogs, Canton and pink luster dishes which she owned. Her pictures appear in 100 books.

     Cellar Door Books is a specialty book shop devoted to Tasha Tudor. We offer her original art, books, art prints, Christmas cards and many other items illustrated by this talented artist. We can assist you in the disposal of your Tudor art.  

   Proprietors John and Jill Hare founded Cellar Door Books in 1971. We are also the authors of two comprehensive reviews of Tudor’s art: Tasha Tudor: the Direction of Her Dreams (1998) describes some 1200 books associated with Tudor; and Christmas Card Designs of Tasha Tudor (2012) shows 1400 Christmas and other greeting cards Tudor painted. 




    EFFIE FENNO is one of about a dozen dolls hand made by TASHA TUDOR and most likely, the last. She is different in several aspects from the others that came before. TUDOR wrote a two line authentication on the back of the   carved wooden shoulders:  “Effie Fenno, my great grand mother.”   And at the top back of the suede body:  “Made by Tasha Tudor 1994/95.”  


   EFFIE comes with the walls for the living room and kitchen as shown in the pictures below. EFFIE FENNO’S  possessions include many household necessities.  Several pieces in the collection were made  signed by Marjorie and Seth Tudor, a Seth Tudor corner cupboard, rocking chair and plant stand, other tables, chairs and miscellaneous objects – about 120 pieces in all.  The largest is a four-poster bed with canopy .  Call or email for more information.  




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