Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"The Vintage Tea Party Year" by Angel Adoree

Just about this time last year, I came across a British book, "The Vintage Tea Party Book" by Angel Adoree. I loved her young, hip, quirky take on tea parties, and I very much enjoyed reading this fun book. When I stopped by Anthropologie in Atlanta last week, I was delighted to come across her follow-up book, "The Vintage Tea Party Year," especially since it was on the sale table!

I mean, really, can you look at this flame-haired British lass and *not* smile? I can't. Angel has a business, The Vintage Patisserie, that hosts all kinds of tea parties celebrating everything from weddings and bar mitzvahs to bachelorette parties and baby showers.

This book has a heap of photos in each of its 12 chapters, and I was especially smitten with this one of a Street Tea Party. Check out the pretty Union Jack cake in the lower right corner! Many of the desserts in this chapter feature red, white and blue, so with the exception of the Union Jack cake (whose stripes we would need to rearrange a bit!), we could use those here in the U.S.

Chapters feature a New Year's Eve Tea Party, a Children's Tea Party, a Coming of Age Tea Party, Tea for Two, a Bachelorette Party, a Wedding Tea Party, a Mom-to-be Tea Party, a Gentlemen's Tea Party, a Street Tea Party, a Picnic Tea Party (these Rosemary Scones with Cheddar Cheese are from that chapter), a Fireworks Tea Party and a Christmas Tea Party. I absolutely love this new Angel Adoree book and hope there will be many more from someone who is truly a hostess with the mostess!


  1. Looks like a fun book! Finding it on the sale table is a nice bonus, too.

  2. I like the idea of a street party tea! The book looks like a fun read.

  3. I would love to see this book. Deb

  4. What a neat find - you sure know how to pick em, Angela!

    Nice to be back, finally - will b e catching up as time allows. Missed you!

    Hugs! ♥

  5. I do believe I will travel to Anthropology soon. This looks like a book I would enjoy, look pictures with my story.


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