Reviews + GIVEAWAY: Tea with Penelope Carlevato

2 Feb

 

Tea on the Titanic

Tea on the Titanic
100 Years Later

Purchase links:
Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Tea on the Titanic is a lovely book!  Interesting and informative, this book offers readers a look at the origin, history, and traditions of tea.  Penelope Carlevato’s extensive knowledge and experience with tea are evident, as is her passion.  She weaves personal experiences with those of history in a way that engages the reader.  There is a wealth of information that is presented and numerous menus and recipes are included.  I enjoyed reading Tea on the Titanic and look forward to hosting my own tea party!

 

 

First Class Etiquette

First Class Etiquette
From the Titanic to Now…Manners Matter

Purchase links:
Amazon | Barnes and Noble

First Class Etiquette is a charming little book!  Penelope Carlevato shares her knowledge of manners, etiquette, and tea in this simple guide for parents and children alike.  I enjoyed the history of the Titanic that was given at the beginning of the booklet, as well as the explanation of the passenger classes and their mealtimes.  I also enjoyed the tea table manners that were given.  They are accompanied by delightful illustrations drawn by Penelope’s granddaughter Amanda.  Tea party etiquette is also included, as well as a sample menu and recipes.  First Class Etiquette is a fun way to teach, as well as learn, tea time manners and etiquette!

 

Penelope Carlevato

Penelope Carlevato was born in England and moved to US as a little girl. She was raised in an English home on the plains of South Dakota. She has been involved with the tea industry for over three decades, from having her own retail tea business, writing and speaking about tea to women’s groups, tea, and historical organizations, and business events, and a tour leader for her annual “Taste of Britain” tea tours. A love of the Edwardian era and the traditions of that time period, was the motivation for both of her books. She is the grandmother of 11 and resides in Denver, CO.

 

GIVEAWAY!

Penelope has graciously offered to give away one print copy of Tea on the Titanic and one print copy of First Class EtiquetteTwo books ~ two winners!  Please leave a comment, including your email address, to be entered.  This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and ends Monday, February  9 at 11:59 p.m. CST. 

To earn additional entries, you may do the following:
◦ Let me know you follow my blog
◦ Sign up to follow my blog if you are not a follower
◦ Share this giveaway through Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or email

Be sure and leave a comment letting me know what you have done to earn additional entries.

29 Responses to “Reviews + GIVEAWAY: Tea with Penelope Carlevato”

  1. Melanie Backus February 2, 2015 at 8:17 am #

    Britney, what great books Penelope is offering! They both sound wonderful! Thank you for the opportunity and I am definitely a follower!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

    • B. Adams February 4, 2015 at 12:08 pm #

      They are lovely books, Melanie! Thanks so much for commenting and entering the giveaway!

  2. conniepsaunders February 2, 2015 at 8:25 am #

    Either one of these books would be so much fun to share! Thanks for a chance to win.
    I follow your blog.
    I tweeted https://twitter.com/cps1950/status/562253572784803840
    Connie
    cps1950 at gmail dot com

    • B. Adams February 4, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

      These books would make wonderful gifts, Connie! Thanks so much for commenting and entering the giveaway!

  3. D K Stevens February 2, 2015 at 8:33 am #

    How fun… a tea party! I do enjoy tea.. I’d enjoy reading these…
    I follow… Deanna
    dkstevensneAToutlookDoTCo M

    • B. Adams February 4, 2015 at 12:10 pm #

      These books made me want to have a tea party, Deanna! Thanks so much for commenting and entering the giveaway!

  4. Jackie McNutt February 2, 2015 at 9:19 am #

    Thank you for the giveaway! This would be so nice to share wtth my granddaughters!
    I think it would be wonderful for them to learn about this tradition and Penelope is certainly gifted in presenting this custom by her books and tea party knowledge,
    I follow your blog .
    mcnuttjem0AtgmailDot com

    • B. Adams February 4, 2015 at 12:14 pm #

      I think you and your granddaughters would really enjoy these books, Jackie! Thanks so much for commenting and entering the giveaway!

  5. Donna Connolly February 2, 2015 at 6:46 pm #

    This is a wonderful giveaway for such special books… I grew up in the town that made the brass buttons that the officers of the TITANIC wore on their uniforms…When the movie was made, “Waterbury, CT” made the same brass buttons from the same molds as the originals!!!
    Thank you so much for a chance to win one of your books…
    Have a wonderful week,
    Donna Connolly
    donna@cobbledcottages.com

    • B. Adams February 4, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

      How fascinating, Donna! Thanks so much for commenting and entering the giveaway!

  6. sonja1971 February 2, 2015 at 7:37 pm #

    Some years ago we had the Titantic displays come to my work. We were able to purchase Titanic replicas of items on board, dinnerware, etc. It was really a moving experience and so I would love to read this! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

    • B. Adams February 4, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

      What a unique experience, Sonja! Thanks so much for commenting and entering the giveaway!

  7. MJ February 2, 2015 at 9:03 pm #

    These books looks just delightful. Would love to share them with my niece, who I have been sharing tea parties with since she was a tot. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I have a teapot and teacups that are replicas of the first class china used onboard the ship.
    Raising my cup to you. Cheers.

    I am a blog follower and shared with several friends via email.

    • B. Adams February 4, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

      I know your teapot and teacups are beautiful, MJ! Thanks so much for commenting and entering the giveaway!

  8. Dee Evilsizer February 3, 2015 at 12:58 pm #

    I have given this book as a gift to a dear friend of mine – and an acquaintance of Penny’s – but I failed to get one for myself. I’d love to have a copy to share with my 4-1/2 year old granddaughter when she gets older as she loves to have tea parties! Hoping to attend one of Penny’s tea presentations at some point.

    • B. Adams February 4, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

      I am sure the tea presentations are wonderful, Dee, and hope you are able to attend one! Thanks so much for commenting and entering the giveaway!

  9. Belinda Riffenburg February 3, 2015 at 11:50 pm #

    These books sound wonderful. Thanks for sharing. New follower on blog and will share this on my Facebook page♡

    • B. Adams February 4, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

      They are lovely books, Belinda! Thanks so much for commenting and entering the giveaway!

  10. Theresa Kane February 4, 2015 at 6:08 am #

    I love to read and these look great. Would be fun to win!

    • B. Adams February 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm #

      They certainly are, Theresa! Thanks so much for commenting and entering the giveaway!

  11. Theresa Kane February 4, 2015 at 6:09 am #

    PS I am a new follower and signed up for your emails

    • B. Adams February 4, 2015 at 1:28 pm #

      Thank you so much for signing up to follow my blog, Theresa!

  12. Theresa Kane February 4, 2015 at 6:12 am #

    PSS Just posted on FB!!

    • B. Adams February 4, 2015 at 1:28 pm #

      Thanks so much for sharing the giveaway!!

  13. Luanne Oda February 4, 2015 at 11:52 am #

    Would love to read the book, I am a new follower and I shared on Facebook, thanks!

    • B. Adams February 4, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

      Thank you so much for signing up to follow my blog and sharing the giveaway, Luanne!

  14. lib1lady February 5, 2015 at 4:54 pm #

    Tea on the Titanic.
    I can only imagine what that must have been like.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

    • B. Adams February 5, 2015 at 5:40 pm #

      Thanks so much for commenting and entering the giveaway, Janet!

  15. Dottie September 19, 2017 at 11:29 am #

    Tea Time is a wonderful guide on all aspects of having a tea party. My grandchildren love the party aspect, and I was able to teach them the fun of preparation (recipes are easy and delicious) and teach good table manners both to themselves and their guests, ranging from a school or neighborhood friend and/or dolls and stuffed animals, all seated at the table. Manners were reinforced by pretending their doll guests needed to be corrected. Fun and memorable times!!

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