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!

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Amazing Tablescapes 2024

The Take Joy Society (in attendance were Cathy, Chris, Carol, Marilyn, and Cindy) met at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts to view this year's Amazing Tablescapes 2024 Fundraiser.  There were 17 tablescapes this year.  Our Cindy contributed once again.  To better see the details of each exhibit click on each photo to enlarge it.

The tables are set up in the museum's atrium. . .

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Picture-Book Illustrations Get-Together

The Take Joy Society got together today at a restaurant named District Provision & Supply Company.  We were all curious about the restaurant's name.  Cindy, a lifelong resident of the county remembers that the building was once used by a cobbler where you'd take your boots to have the heels repaired.  

In attendance were Cindy, Chris, and her friend, Marilyn, who is new to our group, and Edie who drove four hours from her home in Virginia.  Carol, unfortunately, was unable to join us.  

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Christmas Tea at Surreybrooke Cabin

The Take Joy Society had their 2023 Christmas Tea at Surreybrooke's rental cabin.  I've written about Surreybrooke gardens several times.  Look for those posts under Surreybrooke in the Archives in the sidebar if you want to see more about this magical place in Middletown, Maryland. . .

If you enjoyed the music on the slide show, play it again while you read the rest of this post!

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Pysanky Egg Dying Get-Together

An unforeseen circumstance prevented me (Cathy) from attending this month's Take Joy Society get-together.  Thank you to Cindy for writing and photographing the following....

We did Pysanky eggs also known as Ukrainian eggs. Raw eggs are used because they dye better and the insides will dry up after many years. I pre-drew some of them, or they could choose to come up with their own design. The eggs were room temperature....

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!