The Vintage Teacup Club

May 12, 2014

Lookey look look! I got this beautiful book for Mother's Day! 'The Vintage Teacup Club' by Vanessa Greene, which is about a group of women who all happen upon the same tea set at a thrift market in England. They decide to share it, and in the process of passing the tea set on from one to the other, the ladies become great friends. (and you know, undergo Dramatic Happenings of Sad, Happy, and Romantical sorts.)

DOESN'T IT LOOK DARLING??? "As charming and cozy as the English village of its setting."

I saw this in a bookstore, and that phrase, coupled with the book cover, was enough for me to run home and tell Andrew, 'get this for me please.' It sounds a bit like a grown up, British version of 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants', yes?

My mom just bought 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt, which has been everywhere recently, on so many blogs and review sites, and it won the 2014 Pulitzer, etc., blah blah blah. That's not why I want to read it. I want to read it because Donna Tartt wrote 'The Secret History', which is in my top 5 of all time favorite books. No joke. But when I look at 'The Goldfinch', which appears to weigh at least three to five pounds, I feel a bit faint and like I need to read something so Big & Important Looking in the fall, or next winter.

So instead, I'm kicking off my summer reading with this book about a tea set. I feel happy just looking at it.




13 comments:

  1. I was totally thinking Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants while reading your description. :D

    And I've still never read any Donna Tartt. :(

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    1. if you were closer, i'd loan you 'The Secret History'!! :) Just loaned it to a neighbor....

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  2. Agreed, sounds like a British tea version of the travelling pants story, which I loved! Just bought Goldfinch
    ....now to actually start it!

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    1. I feel like I need to be mentally prepared to begin on The Goldfinch and right now I just am not in that place! :)

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  3. Yay! Enjoy! I can't wait to hear more about it.

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  4. I btw need a good proper English tea.

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    1. for that, you need Irish tea! ha ha! Andrew and I long ago moved on from English Breakfast tea to Irish Breakfast tea -- it's stronger, fuller bodied, tea with oomph. You should try! I think most grocery stores sell at least some variety of it, I know Twinings makes one.

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  5. Anytime is a good time for The Goldfinch! I inhaled it (staying up way too late for too many nights), and then reread The Secret History for good measure. :)

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    1. Oh that's great news!! I'll go ahead and get started on it, I just needed a bit of encouragement.....and as soon as I get my copy of The Secret History back from my neighbor, I'll read that one again, it's been way way too long......

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  6. Ahh, such a pretty cover! I read this book, with an equally pretty but different cover, on Madelief's recommendation a few months ago. Wait! You don't know Madelief? Do yourself a wonderful favour and check out her blog: http://madeliefje-madelief.blogspot.fr/

    (Or maybe you do know her in which case just ignore me, dear Melissa!)

    Hugs from France,

    Stéphanie (who really must get a blog post together 'cos it's been nearly a month since my last one).

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    1. I do know Madelief!!! But it has been far too long since I paid her a visit. Where does she find all that amazing china and all those flowers??? You just were on vacation right?? Vacations are definitely a time to be blog free and just relax! I hope you had a love time....:)

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  7. Oooh now I want to read this book! Great find Melissa! I need to get my daughter into tea as well because my boy is really not cooperating when I get my dollies ready for a tea party :P (understandably... maybe I'll invite his dinosaurs next time but I am afraid the dinos will end up eating the dolls and scattering the tea cups everywhere)

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    1. Dino doll tea party :) I began taking my daughter to tea shops when she was 3. It's never too early!!

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