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Sunday, 21 August 2011

The Vintage Tea Party Book by Angel Adoree

Vintage Patisserie is a vintage hosting company offering bespoke tea parties from a bygone era, delivering everything from music, makeovers and - of course - a customised menu of tea party treats that elevate any function into a swanky soiree. "The Vintage Tea Party Book" embraces the style and class of the trendy London Vintage scene and illustrates how to beautifully recreate the tasty treats and classic styles at home. With a unique mixture of recipes and feature spreads with accessible tips on hairstyling, makeup methods and where to collect vintage china - "The Vintage Tea Party Book" has it all.

This is not just a recipe book, it is the complete package. How to host a real vintage tea party. The book begins with a section looking at the author's inspiration and her fascination with all things vintage. There are also suggestions for the venue and the invitation. There are suggestions for sourcing props, but also how to give the right atmosphere and how to tie the perfect headscarf. Although this shection is only short, the suggestions are very useful, with Angel Adoree's attention to detail making it possible to host the perfect vintage tea party yourself.

The remainder of the book is split into four sections; the first three giving ideas for three specific tea parties: brunch; afternoon and evening and the fourth section is about style. 

The three sections which give ideas for specific tea parties are not only full of recipes but also give suggestions for how to make aprons, hat decorations and decorations; including butterflies, bird mobiles and traditional flags.

The final section is all about vintage style and covers the perfect vintage dress, hair style and make up. How to become the perfect vintage lady and gentleman!

The book is full of beautiful photographs, all using vintage crockery and glassware to give the authentic presentation. There are also pencil sketches and orginal artwork included within the book. The book is lovely to look through and includes lots of original vintage tea sets and presentation ideas, together with the vintage style. The book would be perfect for a nostalgic walk down memory lane.

I received this book as part of the Amazon Vine program.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely LOVED this book. I just came upon your post when I was researching Angel Adoree's books. On my website, Little Yellow Couch, we just hosted a tea party inspired by her books. I'd love for you to check it out!