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The Vintage Tea Party Year [Hardcover]

Angel Adoree
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1 Oct 2012

''Elegant images and illustrations adorn the pages of Angel Adoree's delightful book, which is brimming with style and recipe ideas'' -The Times

"Party like its 1949" - Irish Independent

Angel Adoree cordially invites you to accompany her on a journey to create your perfect vintage tea party year!

Angel is the founder of The Vintage Patisserie, a popular 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 Year takes you on twelve months of parties,celebrations and tea-time treats as well as introducing more games and craft projects for your chosen theme.

See the New Year in with vintage style, make Valentine's Day extra special, give every child their dream tea party, find inspiration for weddings and baby showers, be the talk of the town with your own summer street party and wrap up for winter with a vintage-inspired Christmas. Angel's inimitable style will take you on a seasonal journey and help you put on the perfect tea party whatever the occasion.

Your vintage year includes...


Hello! Can you tell already that the era of "vintage" is a considerable source of inspiration for me?

On these pages, I explain how the past has influenced my

present and future, and suggest how to use this book to plan your own vintage-style party.


To end your year on a high note and start the next as you mean to go on, look no further -

that is, if you intend to go on in decadence, glamour, indulgence... This chapter showcases

my most fabulous New Year's Eve party ideas, so that you can give the event the attention it

deserves, then let your hair down in style (or go for an uber-elegant vintage up-do perhaps?).


Roll up, roll up! Who doesn't love the circus, what with its bright colours, crazy costumes and

giddy, gleeful sense of fun? The spirit of the circus plus yummy treats dreamed up in kiddy

heaven equals a spectacular party to live on in the memories of kids and grown-up kids alike!


When a girl comes of age, it's definitely something worth celebrating. And a young lady should

begin womanhood in a sassy dress with a chic hair-do, wearing a lady-like pair of gloves in

which to raise her mocktail glass as she shares a toast to her glorious life ahead.


Love is in the air (and in the hair...). Whether it's for Valentine's Day, or for any

day on which your passions are running high, my suggestions for how to

romance the man in your life are sure to make him swoon!


When a treasured girlfriend leaves the single life behind, it's time to pull out all the

stops. This party must be momentous, and the name of the game is sheer

indulgence, naughtiness and uproarious fun. Bring a touch of the cabaret

to your night of decadence and it's bound to be fabulous!

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (1 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845337255
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845337254
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 19.2 x 25.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author

If ever there was a beautiful, fiery red head that knew how to bring all the glam of the golden years to life, it's Angel Adoree. Now our vintage siren is writing down her well-honed insight so that everyone can share the magic of this timeless era anywhere and for any occasion.

Angel's eye for beautiful things began at the age of thirteen when she started acquiring fur jackets, jewelled bags and glamorous hats from the vintage eras. A market stall followed and when the stall couldn't cope anymore, Angel moved to a big converted school house in Bethnal Green. It was here in 2001 that the launched 'The Vintage Experience' where Angel offered advice, styling and hand-picked vintage delights for her clients - as well as providing them with delicious cakes! The Vintage Experience lasted for seven years. When this could grow no more, the Vintage Patisserie brand was born.

Angel Adoree appeared on BBC Two's Dragon's Den in 2010 and instantly became the face to remember when she was offered £100k investment from Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis for developing her website and business, The Vintage Patisserie - http://www.vintagepatisserie.co.uk.

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''Elegant images and illustrations adorn the pages of Angel Adoree's delightful book, which is brimming with style and recipe ideas'' -- The Times

''There really is something for every occasion. More than just a cook book... much more.'' -- Land Girl 1980 style blog

''Believe me when I say, this....is the PERFECT book [...] The Vintage Tea Party Year is page after page of sheer joy.'' -- Rachel at vintagefolly.com

''Covers coming-of-age bashes to hen parties and mum-to-be celebrations.[...]Frivolous and eccentric'' --The Mail Online

Book Description

Vintage queen, Angel Adoree is back with more retro recipes, styling tips

and advice to help you host spectacular tea parties all through the year.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Cherry On Top! 15 Oct 2012
I loved 'Vintage Tea Parties' by Angel Adoree, and was so excited when I heard that she was writing this follow up volume - and I was not at all disappointed!

Whereas the first book split the tea parties into times of day, (e.g. brunch, afternoon, evening) this one takes you throughout the year, with ideas for New Years tea parties for example. I did think about offering a 4 star review because the title is slightly misleading - I was expecting lots of the parties to be themed around the calendar year, for example Valentines, Easter, Halloween etc. However there is a general sprinkling of non-calendar specific chapters such as baby showers or a gentleman's tea...but to be honest, the ideas are amazing and have given me so much inspiration I felt like that was splitting hairs slightly.

This book really does have it all - wonderful ideas in abundance, recipes that make you want to tie your apron on at once, and so many little extras that make you feel like the book is a wonderful gift. The front cover has beautiful cut away detailing, the illustrations are lavish and there are lots of free photocopiable invitations and thank you notelets to use, lots of directions for how to put your hair up and get the look yourself, and a lovely bound-in ribbon book mark.

If you have been looking for an excuse to dust off your tea pot and become the hostess with the mostess, this is it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous book, buy it! 1 Oct 2012
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I really can't recommend this book enough!

Having bought the 1st book last year I was hoping this would be just as good but happily it's actually better, everything from the cover detail to the layout is really colourful and inspiring with it's beautiful illustrations, photographs and great creative content.

Wonderful for stylish girls and ladies of all ages!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book ! 29 Dec 2012
By ZosKa
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Fantastic book, a real pleasure to go through every time ! never got bored with its interesting content, nicely presented.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, inspiring, atmospheric book 27 Dec 2012
I rarely bother to write reviews, but I love this book so much I'm compelled to write a little about it! Even without opening it, the cover is gorgeous. The book is filled with quirky watercolour images and luscious photographs. I particularly love how much detail the author has gone in to. This book might be considered a recipe book first and foremost, but that wouldn't begin to convey the intricacies of a top-notch dinner party, so you'll find instructions on how to present your food in fun and creative ways, examples of invitations and thank you notes, alongside hairstyle ideas and costume suggestions. The recipes themselves aren't over-complicated and some of the drinks ideas are just inspired. I love everything about this book; the fonts, layout, pictures, and most importantly, the content. This book is perfect for anyone who enjoys entertaining, all things vintage and knows that the devil is in the details!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A joy 20 Dec 2012
By avid british reader VINE VOICE
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I was interested to know how ths would compare to the original first book and I feel it is even better- aside from the loveliness of all the inspiring ideas and illustrations the thing that really makes this book so special is that it is inspiring- you want I get that table dressed and that whole party tarted- very good and I have given it to the girls x 10 again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!!!! 19 Nov 2012
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This is now one of my favorite books. An excellent book to source ideas for holding your own tea parties from whatever the occasion. Well written and beautifully illustrated. I love that it contains invite templates for you to use when holding your own tea parties. A beautiful book filled with loads of yummy recipes. Also includes craft ideas and even shows you how to style your hair in various vintage styles. Great for all who like to make a party that little bit extra special for their guests. I will treasure this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect Vintage Book 12 Nov 2012
`The Vintage Tea Party Year' is the second book from Angel Adoree, nicknamed `the Queen of Vintage'. I am a massive fan of her first book `The Vintage Tea Party', but believe me when I say, this....is the PERFECT book.

Like `The Vintage Tea Party' Adoree's second offering is awash with whimsical creatures and dark, luxurious images, but there's something else here too: `The Vintage Tea Party Year' is page after page of sheer joy.

The book is separated into sections, featuring different kinds of gatherings. From Hen Parties, to Christmastime; everything is covered and all of the imaginative ideas are easily transferable to other holidays and events.

There are countless recipes including the quirky beef dinner in a jar, edible keys and asparagus cigars, aswell as more familiar treats such as rhubarb cobbler, sweet potato chips and shortbread.
Amongst the edible delights are craft projects and hair and make-up advice. Instead of using pencil drawings as in her previous book, Adoree gives us clear step by step instructions with photographs (we like this!) and all in her unmistakable style.

It is difficult to explain quite how much I like this book, other than to say it a triumph, it is a delight and it is a must for every vintage lover.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Something Special 11 Nov 2012
Don't you just love a book that along side recipes has craft and hair styling tips, what ! you never had one that has both ? well you never read one of Angel Adoree's seminal works. I just love this book , as soon as you seen the front cover you know you are handling something special, reminiscent of a fairy story book of your childhood, its enchanting.

This is Angel Adoree's second work and is just wonderful, vintage style and with great ideas on how to make seasonal and family celebrations special. The Vintage Tea Party year covers
New Years Eve Tea Party
Children Tea Party
Coming of Age Tea Party
Tea for Two
Hen Tea Party
Wedding Tea Party
Mum To be Tea party
Gentleman's Tea party
Street Tea Party
Picnic Tea Party
Guy Fawkes Tea Party
Christmas Tea Party
Each section has recipes, invites, thank you notes, decoration tips and funky craft ideas to get the party started. As well as penning cookery book , Angel runs a successful vintage event hosting company, this book is so much more than cook book and would make a great gift for a girl friend who loves all things vintage.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book with lots of easy to make recipes.
Published 4 days ago by Emma Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars For all your Tea Party needs
I've been looking at these books for a while - This is fabulous book and contains ideas for all sorts of different events throughout the year. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amanda Bloore
5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Tea Party Year book
Bought as a present, but had a good read first. The recipient absolutely loved it. I would recommend this book
Published 3 months ago by susan wendy childs
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!
This was bought as a birthday present for a friend and I wish that I had bought an extra copy for myself. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Louisa Mitchell
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book
I saw this book in an expensive bookshop, noted it down and later bought it on Amazon.
I love all things vintage so it caught my eye. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Miss Spooky
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous book!
Lovely reading, great wee inventive recipe ideas. Love it :-) The illustration work has a vintage feel and nice photographs
Published 7 months ago by miss s clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Loads of ideas
I bought this book for two different people who I knew would love it. I looked through it before wrapping it (you know, just to check it wasn't poisoned or anything) and it's... Read more
Published 7 months ago by N. GUEST
5.0 out of 5 stars christmas gift.
This book is for someone who gives tea parties & garden parties. A lovely book so I hope he likes it
Published 10 months ago by Mrsm J. Drury
5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Tea Party Year, as fabulous as expected!
I already have Angel's first book and was delighted to find her second year book as good. The recipes are delicious as is her style of writing. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Helena Reeves
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
I bought it as a friend's birthday present.
She loved how nicely it was laid out, and the pictures are all very pretty.
Published 15 months ago by ahjuan
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