Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tiffany Taste

They dressed superbly and conversed brilliantly as they sipped tea or chocolate from flowered porcelains in the most sybaritic interiors imaginable.

This is taken from a lavish and elegant book by John Loring titled Tiffany Taste.  I love the way it is divided into events, such as Clippers and Caviar, Lunch in the Rana Palace Garden, Tiffany's Tea, etc.  It's just how I imagined the "rich and famous" lifestyle.  👌 

If you'd like a copy, try Alibris.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Afternoon Tea quote

Another novelty is the tea party, an extraordinary meal in that, being offered to persons that have already dined well, it supposes neither appetite nor thirst, and has no object but distraction, no basis but delicate enjoyment.

- Brillat-Savarin, French Epicure and Gastronome

Came across this quote in the book "Tea & Crumpets" by Margaret M. Johnson.

I have a very large collection of books in my tea library and will probably need to catalogue them all soon.  We will be going through the dreaded downsizing of our household in the next few months and sadly hundreds of books will have to go. 

If anyone has any hints or suggestions to make this process easier, I'd love to hear them.
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