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, February 4, 2023

Amazing Tablescapes 2023

Several members of the Take Joy Society met at the Washington County Fine Arts Museum for their annual fundraising event called Amazing Tablescapes.  

Click on the name of the table for more photos on the museum's website.  Carol is viewing Buzz Worthy. . . .

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Christmas Tea at Cindy's

Cindy, Chris, Carol, and Cathy gathered at Cindy's house for this year's Christmas Tea.  Edie, unfortunately, was unable to join us because her husband was in the hospital recovering from surgery.  

Cindy's house was decorated for Christmas. . . .

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Summer Get-Togethers

With COVID still wreaking havoc, even amongst our group, as well as conflicting schedules, we've only managed to get together twice since last December.  In June only Edie and I made it to Chris's for lunch on her bank barn's porch overlooking the swimming pond. . .

Lunch is served!

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Christmas Tea at Carol's

🎶We Wish You a Merry Christmas🎶 

The Take Joy Society got together yesterday for a Christmas Tea at Carol's house.  Here is her lovely table set for our festivities.....

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 some 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.