Friday, January 6, 2012

Rendezvous China and a Book Giveaway

Today I made a belated Christmas visit to my friend Joyce.  Since I was going out, I decided to make a stop at my local Goodwill store and also pick up some birthday dinner supplies at Kroger.  This is a big birthday month at my house with all three of my children and one of my grandsons having birthdays in January.


One of my finds at Goodwill was this cute plate and mug.  I thought it would be nice for my little granddaughter. 


This pattern is called Rendezvous and is made by Shibata Japan.


This is an adorable child size set and at $1.21 a real bargain.

As usual, I received some new tea books for Christmas.  One of them was The Perfect Afternoon Tea Recipe Book by Antony Wild and Carol Pastor. 


This is a large book with over 160 recipes and foolproof advice and techniques shown in 650 step-by-step photos.


I’m always amazed at how many books and magazines use my china pattern (Wedgwood Edme teapot and sugar bowl) for their photo shoots. 


There is a lot of great info in this book, such as the art of brewing tea and its history.  The sections on essential ingredients in baking, equipment, working with sugarpaste, marzipan and much more are very helpful.

P1063730There are chapters on savory treats, teabreads and bakes, tea-time treats, classic cakes, and mini celebrations to name a few.

Since I received two copies of this lovely book, I’ve decided to offer one as a giveaway.

If you’d like to win a copy, please leave me a comment by 6 pm Saturday, January 14 mentioning that you’d like to be entered in the book giveaway.  Since this is such a large, heavy volume, I’ve decided that I’ll only mail it within the US.      


Snap said...

Love your find at GW ... perfect size for a little girl ... love the ducks! I'd love a copy of The Perfect Afternoon Tea Recipe Book by Antony Wild and Carol Pastor. So nice for us that you received two copies!

Ginger said...

What a cute dish set for your granddaughter.
I would love to be entered into the book giveaway. Looks like a nice read. Thanks.

ginger c at gmail dot com

Diana in Wisconsin said...

I too am a regular GW shopper and have found some outstanding bargains, including some lovely teacups occasionally. Please enter me in your book giveaway. Looks like a very interesting book.

Robin said...

How nice of you to offer this lovely book! Please enter me into the giveaway; I would certainly love to own a copy. And what a perfect gift for a little girl. I'm sure it will be a big hit! Thanks!

Rosemary said...

Oh! What a fun give-away! I would love to 'win' this book... it sounds like there are so many delicious recipes that I would like to try! Fingers crossed!

Beth Rang said...

Please enter me in your drawing. That looks like such a lovely book!

Happy new year!

Steph said...

That looks like a GREAT book! And I adore that cup and saucer set. Good find.

Disney Mummy said...

I would love to add this to my tea library. Your goodwill find is adorable. She will love having her own special dishes when she visits you.

Mystica said...

Don't count me in as I am overseas but just wanted to say that set of china is gorgeous!

Sue said...

What a nice book. Please enter me too.


Anonymous said...

What an adorable dish set for your Granddaughter. I'm sure she will love it.
Please enter me in the drawing. I love tea books and had not seen this one until recently on a few blogs.
Thank you. Margie in CA

Angela McRae said...

What great finds at Goodwill, and I think those are perfect for using with your granddaughter!

And I would love to win the book, so please enter me, and thanks for the opportunity!

Joy said...

I would love to be entered into the drawing, this looks like a wonderful book! And I would certainly have snapped up that find at the GW store, what a bargain and how precious!

Shannon said...

Oh my goodness, I'd love a copy of that book. I run a non-profit organization and we have themed tea party fundraiser quite often. I'm always on the lookout for new recipes.

JulieAnn said...

I Love S.A. ~ The Second Hand. I think your dish set with Ducks for Sweet Granddaughter is a "Royal Find." Please enter me into your giveaway. I would love to own a copy and share with a Special Home for Girls, finding their way back to living a positive life. **Sending you thanks and gratitude.

Barb's Tea Shop said...

Always love "stopping by" to see your latest updates and wonderful photos. Have a fun birthday month. Please enter me in the afternoon tea book give-away. Thanks and Happy New Year!

Marilyn said...

Cute,cute mug and plate. What a perfect find at Goodwill. The book looks fascinating too.

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