WELCOME to the Take Joy Society. We are a group of ladies who first met because of our love of Tasha Tudor's art and lifestyle. We are broadening our focus to include other artists/writers/people of interest who embody Tasha's philosophy to Take Joy in all the good that life has to offer. Here you will find a record of our get-togethers and resources to help you see that the gloom of the world is but a shadow so that you, too, can Take Joy by Creating Joy in your life!

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Getting Back Together - June 2021

Finally!  After more than a year some of the Take Joy Society members were able to get together twice this month!  The first get-together was at member Cindy's place in order to see her latest welded sculptures as well as her lovely gardens.  I was not able to attend that day but was able to visit with my husband a few days later....

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Take Joy Society Fifth Anniversary

The anniversary of Tasha Tudor's 105th birthday is next week on the 28th.  It's gotten me to thinking about the beginning of the Take Joy Society which began as the Maryland Chapter of the Tasha Tudor Museum Society six years ago.  The Museum sent out emails to its followers about the various celebrations the Chapters were holding.  This is how I came to meet these lovely ladies, some of whom continued on with the Take Joy Society.....

You can read about our celebration HERE.  

Monday, May 18, 2020

Taking Joy in Difficult Times

With the Stay-at-Home and Social Distancing orders still in place where we live the Take Joy Society has not been able to get together since February.  This is indeed a difficult and strange time we are living in, and I know many difficulties have arisen for many people.  Each of us are managing the best we can according to our resources, whether financially, physically, emotionally, and mentally.  As for myself I have used this time to sort out of things that have been bothering me which has led to my rereading a book on my bookshelf.  It came into my hands in 2012 while on Martha's Vineyard, and I read it on the journey home.  But I must not have been "ready" for it yet because it did not impact me then the way it has now.  I am finally able to understand my difficulty in enjoying my life these past few years.  That is why I am sharing it here because it is a great resource for bringing joy into your life right now. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Tea in Mechanicsburg

The Take Joy Society met at Carol's and rode up together to Mechanicsburg, PA to take joy in having a tea luncheon at Sweet Remembrances....

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Amazing Tablescapes 2019

The ladies of the Take Joy Society got together this week to once again visit Washington County Fine Arts Museum's fundraiser "Amazing Tablescapes" in Hagerstown, Maryland.  Last year TJS member, Cindy Downs, entered her welded sculptures and was awarded this trophy for raising the most money through "votes" of $1 each placed in jars.  You can view last year's HERE

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Taking Joy in Tea

When friends get together it's always fun to visit a favorite tea room where we can take our time to catch up on what is happening in each others' lives and talk about things that are important to us.  At Christmas time it's an opportunity to exchange gifts, too!  So that is what we did today at Dollies Tea Room in Clear Spring, Maryland. . . .