Monday, November 19, 2012

Books, Tea and a Giveaway

Welcome friends for tea this week.  I've collected a number of tea books and I do like the ones Emilie Barnes produces, including this one.  I decided to browse through it while having my afternoon tea.
A few sweets I picked up at a church bazaar and just some 'Afternoon Tea' from Harrods.
Nothing special, just a relaxing afternoon tea amongst friends.  Last year when I ordered a book and magazine from Hoffman media, they never arrived.  I phoned the company and they sent both out a second time, but the same thing happened.  A third mailing was sent, and wouldn't you know it, the second and third packages arrived a few days apart.  Who knows where the original order went!  Knowing how much the group of ladies that gather for tea each week like Victoria, scones and all things tea, it seemed fitting to have a giveaway with the extra book and magazine.
The winner for the book 'Scones & Tea' will be chosen from this post and the winner for 'Holiday Bliss' from my Wednesday Home post.
Two winners; all you have to do is leave a comment on both posts for a chance to win each of the publications. (to be fair, the same person cannot win both)  
I welcome new followers and thank the ones that are already following Lavender Cottage.  Let me know in your comment if you are already a follower.
The winners will be announced December 3. (open to Canadian & US residents only)
I'm joining these gracious hosts:
Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday
Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea
Terri for Tea Cup Tuesday
I invite you to make yourself a cup of tea and visit these ladies and their guests.


  1. What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win either one! Please enter me Judith, and thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  2. Oh YAY!!! Whoo hooooo a wonderful giveaway you are having, Judith!

    Thank you for the opportunity- though I am truly sorry by the way you had come about the extras.

    Sounds as though their customer service was awesome, though despite the length of time to finally receive.

    Have a tealightful day!!


  3. There is nothing like a bazaar for little goodies. I picked up some homemade jams on the weekend: blackberry, rhubarb and crabapple jelly.

    I'd like to enter your giveaway, Judith, and (of course) already follow your blog.


  4. Good afternoon Judith,
    What a wonderful Giveaway! Would love to win the book. I love Emilie Barnes and I don't have that one. Your treats look good too. Thank you for coming to tea and have a lovely evening.


  5. Hi Judith,

    Such a peaceful post! Would love to join you for a cup of tea! I'm a follower and would love to win either give away!


  6. Your tea time looks very pleasant...some treats, some tea, and some reading. Thank you for tossing my name into the cap.

  7. Judith, fun give-a-way just in time for the Holidaze...!!!! Looks like you picked up some delicious sweets from the church bazaar and I think Afternoon Tea from Harrods sounds quite chic! Just think what stories our mail could tell over tea -- the adventures just getting to our door! Happy Tea Day!

  8. Hi Judith,
    sometimes strange things happens. once I ordered from Great Britain some tea trios. The seller told me that she can only send two trios in one parcel, so she had to send two parcels. One parcel arrived, one not. After a while she sent me another parcel, which arrived. A week later the postman brought me the missed parcel. He had a real guilty conscience, because this missed parcel was a week under the seat. In the end I paid all trios to be fair to the seller. Who knows, to whom your books were delivered. But nice, that you got replacement. The books look all really interesting. Thats a nice giveaway for a tea lover. And your treats look superyummy. Thank you for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  9. Hi Judith,
    I have that book and that magazine and they are both excellent! Great giveaway. Don't enter me please since I already have them. Have a great week!

  10. I'd love to have one of the books! Both look like good ones to have and enjoy. Thanks for being so generous.♥♫

  11. I'd be thrilled to win either! Thank you for the chance (And how sweet those treats look!)

  12. Hi Judith, What a nice giveaway! Thanks for your generosity. I am a follower (of course) of Lavender Cottage, and would love to enter your giveaway. Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Beth

  13. Ooh Judith, I would love to win! Count me in as I'm already a follower.

  14. Your treats looked scrumptuous. Yes, I am a follower. Would like the tea and scones book. Just made my very first scones----raisin with lemon cream cheese frosting! WOO HOO


  15. How generous of you to share these beautiful publications, Judith. And I'm proud to say I've been a follower of yours for quite a while now! G

  16. I'm a follower and enjoy your lovely blog,Judith, but I'm not entering since I already have the Hoffman publications. I too love Emilie Barnes' writing and was gifted with The Tea Lover's Devotional book by a dear friend. As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving in the U.S., I'm grateful for tea friends such as you that I've made through blogging. Have a great week!
    Fondly, Phyllis

  17. I always enjoy reading all the tea posts. I must get back to joining in again. I'd love to be entered for your give away on this sunny November day.

  18. Tea books are always so fun and inspiring. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway. I hope you have a very Blessed Thanksgiving!

    Jocelyn @

  19. Hi Judith,
    I enjoyed your comfy tea today and please enter me in your drawing for the book Scones and Tea. I've been meaning to order it and never got around to it. I heard it is wonderful. Happy tea day!

  20. Hi Judith,
    Thanks for the lovely tea with some good-looking treats ;)
    I wish I could apply for that giveaway, it must be quite an interesting book for tea lovers!

  21. Nice breakfast and tea in a evening is a right choice and you should make it and n afternoon in front of our friends it is bet to make delicious.


  22. Your blog inspires me to make my home beautiful....a similar thing happened to my daughter....I already have the Victoria them....just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your lovely blog.....Veryl

  23. I would enjoy reading either of those, please include me in your awesome giveaway. Hugs, Diane

  24. Hi Judith - funny how the mails work - and book orders getting messed up - but you came out on top and are so gracious to share your good fortune! Do enter me, please!! Love a relaxing afternoon tea and devotions . . .

  25. Hi Judith,
    I am a happy follower and I am happy also to have a chance to win that lovely book.

    Thank you,

  26. Hi Judith, scones are one of my favorite pastries. Although, I rarely have them. This book looks enchanting. Would love to be the winner! I am already a follower of your lovely blog.

  27. Happy thanksgiving Judith, thanks for the chance to win the book Scones and Tea!

  28. Hi Judith, I love being a follower of your blog and giving away such a wonderful book. That takes slow mail delivery to new heights. Take care, Jen.

  29. That book looks lovely and I would love a chance to win it. Hugs, Pamela

  30. I'd love to win the Scones and Tea book. I love scones and am a tea drinker. Thank you!

  31. That book looks good enough to eat. Please enter me in your contest and thanks!

  32. Hi, Judith, what a nice giveaway. I would love the Scones and Tea book. Thanks so much for a chance to win.
    xo bj

  33. I'm a new "follower" though Ive looked at your blog alot of times. I collect scone recipes so would love to win the Scones and Tea book.


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