Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Vintage Tea Party Book

I was browsing in the Anthropologie shop and came across this book. It' author is Angel Adoree a very eclectic woman who has much to offer. The book includes tea parties and British things galore. In fact, it put me in a new direction! I like that. The book was originally published in England by the Antique Collectors Club. Fortunately it is distributed here in the USA. Angel loves vintage and tea parties. The book is filled with really delicious recipes and many other interesting things.
Guess who is on the first page!!

The recipes are really quite simple and pleasing. Here is a heart shaped cream cheese and cucumber sandwich.

Really British fare!

Angel shows you how to make the Union Jack and gives you the history.
Really quite interesting

The photos are a feast for the eyes.

Yes, there are crafts in the book. Here are candles made in tea cups.

This is Angel in all her splendor
There are instructions for sewing vintage aprons.
Plus, instructions for applying false eyelashes!! What a book!!!

What changed my life was the inclusion of egg coddlers and recipes. I was so delighted with them that I started my own collection. Most are by Royal Worcester

However, this little Peter Rabbit coddler is by Wedgewood.

Yes indeed, I have this book to thank for opening up a lost tradition for me. I do remember my Grandmother serving me coddled eggs as a toddler. I highly recommend this book because it is so highly eclectic and lots of fun!!