Thursday, September 12, 2013

Afternoon Tea Giveway





I have been eagerly awaiting the release of the latest book from the editors of TeaTime magazine. TeaTime is a sister publication to Victoria, and one of my favorite Hoffman Media titles. Afternoon Tea is a visual feast! Tantalizing recipes, exquisite photography and lovely design make this a book you will want to linger over for hours -- preferably with a cup of tea in hand and a tiered server laden with treats nearby.


There's no better companion to an afternoon pot of tea than a three-tiered serving tray laden with light and fluffy scones, delicious savories, and delectable sweets. In Afternoon Tea, the editors of TeaTime magazine explain how to find the perfect balance of these essential components of the traditional tea menu. With more than ninety recipes, five menus for special occasions with expert tea pairings, tips for composing a teatime menu, and an informative chapter in which Jane Pettigrew traces the history of the iconic tiered stand, this book is sure to please tea lovers everywhere.


In my new position with Victoria, my desk is steps away from the office of TeaTime Editor Lorna Reeves. She has graciously offered a signed copy of Afternoon Tea to a reader of A Little Loveliness. To enter this giveaway, please leave a separate comment for each entry you choose.


(1) Tell me about a favorite teapot or tiered server.
(2) Follow A Little Loveliness (find the link on my sidebar).
(3) Like ALL on Facebook.
(4) Follow ALL on Networked Blogs (find the link on my sidebar).
(5) Add my badge to your blog (HTML code found on my sidebar).


I will announce the winner in an upcoming post.



"It is the personal choices and individual creative touches to the tiered stand that make teatime such a timeless pleasure." ~ Jane Pettigrew

132 comments:

Goosegirl said...

Oh how fun! I am not sure which of my teapots is my favorite. But today I used my newest, which was a gift from a dear friend. It is a tiny pot that says "Keep Calm and Drink Tea". I love it.
Thank you for the chance.
Sivje

Goosegirl said...

I follow your blog and I actually have you in my blog roll.
Thank you for the chance.
Sivje

Goosegirl said...

I like ALL on Facebook too.
Thank you for the chance.
Sivje

Goosegirl said...

I follow ALL on Networked Blogs too.
Thank you for the chance.
Sivje

grand pam said...

My favorite tea article is an embroidered Tea Cozy. A sweet widow at our church needed money and never one to take a handout, she agreed to embroider one for me. I supplied all the materials and in the most rustic stitches , she stitched the pattern. I made this piece into a lovely tea cozy. She was so proud of it and I paid her well. Heaven is now her home but this Tea Cozy is priceless to me. Just one of many favorite 534 tea memories.

ashley said...

I like ALL on FB!

ashley said...

I actually have never owned a teapot or tiered server :( Would love to have both.

Kristen said...

Of course I would love to win this! ;) The book, along with Lorna Reeves' autograph...very fun!

My favorite tiered stand is one we got for a wedding gift. I use it for tea parties, of course, but it resides in our guest bathroom the rest of the time, holding washclothes and toiletries for visitors. =)

Kristen said...

I follow A Little Loveliness!

Kristen said...

And I liked it on Facebook!

Brenda said...

My favorite teapot is one that I got from my mother as a Christmas gift. I love it. It has violets on it.

Brenda said...

I follow your blog.

Brenda said...

I have liked you on Facebook too.

Anonymous said...

How very exciting! I have always enjoyed TeaTime and have all the issues. My favorite teapot is a little 2 cup blue pottery pot (with two matching cups). My mom gave me the set, and it was made by a dear childhood friend. I am not on Facebook and do not have a blog so this is my only entry. Thank you for the chance!

Clara

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

My favorite tea pot is a two cup teapot that I found at Home Goods years ago. It is made in England with the most beautiful painted roses. Such a delightful tea pot to add to my tea table. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...
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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am also following you.

Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Ann said...

My favorite teapot is one I purchased in the Cotswolds while living in England many years ago! It is a bit smaller than average and fits perfectly under the tea cozy that keeps it warm. Thanks for offering this lovely book.

Deborah said...

My favorite teapot is an orange teapot I got at tjmax. It's the perfect size.

Deborah said...

I follow your blog.

Nancy Carr said...

Wonderful book. I follow you on facebook. nancythedove@aol.com

Deborah said...

I like you on Facebook.

Nancy Carr said...

I have a lovely gold colored tiered tray that is my favorite. nancythedove@aol.com

Deborah said...

I follow you on network blogs.

Nancy Carr said...

I follow your blog. nancythedove@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I am an email subscriber to a little loveliness. bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

email follower faithhopecherrytea at [gmail.] com

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

One fave tiered server is the 1st one I made using metal tubing and a circular bender.
I had a friend do the welding to attach the handle with supports along the sides that became the curved feet for the server. All because I was a wee bit ahead of the times for tea time serving! Couldn't find one to purchase, so created my own ;)

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

liked all on FB

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

network blog follower as well

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Top right on sidebar for your blog button w/ giveaway info..

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

pinned the book to Tea Time board
board as well as pinned to Never enuff Books board

Cindy said...

I wish I could say that my favorite tea article was an heirloom teapot passed down through the generations, but there is no such thing in my family. I have a little teapot with cups and saucers that I bought at a second hand store and have created some wonderful memories with my daughter over the tea parties we've shared.

Cindy said...

I already follow your blog and have liked them all on Facebook. :)

Cindy said...

I forgot to say earlier that I have no blog to share all of this on. :(

Becky said...

I love tea pots of all kinds, but I have to say that my very favorite one is a small pink Wedgewood Jasperware that my father gave to me when I was a little girl. I remember so well how carefully I played with it. Now I love to watch the delight in my own daughter's eyes every time I let her take it out and play with it.

Becky said...

I followed your blog.

Becky said...

I liked you on Facebook

Becky said...

I followed you on network blogs

Becky said...

I do not have a current blog.

WendyBee said...

So far, my favorite teapot is one I received as a gift from my mother. She had it sent from Victorian Trading Company, and it came so nicely packaged - a true gift presentation. I blogged about it here: http://wendysbees.blogspot.com/2009/12/dont-you-wish-you-were-me.html
Thanks for the opportunity!

WendyBee said...

I liked your Facebook page!

WendyBee said...

I am now following you on Google Plus

WendyBee said...

And...finally, I have placed your badge on my blog!

Leigh said...

I follow you on your blog and on Facebook! Miss seeing your precious girls and getting hugs at school. So excited for you and your new job! I love visiting tea rooms with mom and my girls. We've even had some of our own at home with the tea pots and dishes we've collected from various places.

Joy said...

What a beautiful book, I'd love to win it. My favorite teapot is probably one I inheirited from my paternal grandmother, it is a functional china teapot with a music box in the bottom, that plays "Tea for Two". I have fond memories of using it at her house as a child, and it is one of my treasured possessions as an adult. Thank you!

Joy said...

And I just found you on Facebook! So I "liked" your fb page right away.

William Winston said...

I Really appreciated entry in green tea products and its environmental benefits! It has greatly captured my attention and I am highly impressed with your writing style and presentation of viewpoints.

Sharon said...

Melissa,
Thank you for entering me in your lovely giveaway. My favorite teapot is one that was my Mother in Love's. It is a creamy white Hall's with gold leaf trim. I just love using it and relaxing with a pot of tea served in it :)

Thanks again!
Sharon

Sharon said...

I follow A Little Loveliness :)

Thanks again Melissa!

Sharon

Suzanne C said...

I followed you by email. I have a lovely three-tiered server with a black metal stand and white plates. The plates are very simply decorated with a white scroll pattern. What I love about it is that it is attractive, but still allows the food to be the star of the show. I work hard on my goodies!

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

We may have already missed your lovely giveaway by now. But our blog, Bellenza Wedding Bistro, is a great fan of charming tea parties as inspiration for bridal showers or wedding receptions!

Jill said...

Did Melissa take a break? I know she has been busy with her new job and her move, but she has not updated her blog in many weeks.

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