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.
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.