My Tea Party made an Etsy Front Page

I made a treasury of some of my favourite sellers and presented it as a tea party. We had a great time! The menue was simple but tasty; tea and shortbread. Here is the recipe for the shortbread:

You need:

2 cups butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
This is what you do:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Cream butter and brown sugar. Add 3 to 3 3/4 cups flour. Mix well.
  3. Sprinkle board with the remaining flour. Knead for 5 minutes, adding enough flour to make a soft dough. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into 3x1 inch strips. Prick with fork and place on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes.
Enjoy with tea and friends!

Here are some of my favourite stores on Etsy (all in the treasury); L'araignee Design, Mid Century Modern Jewlery + Object, English Transferware, Fresh Vintage, Barbara Macleod Jewellery, sohomode, Drowning in cuteness, Poodlebreath, Dragon House of Yuen, TJB Designs,
NiftyKnits and Frensh Kissed.

...and if you feel like some sparkeing wine I just read that it combines well with shortbred!


  1. Congrats on the Front Page!!!!
    Beautiful blog


  2. Kathleen Vintage Eye18 January 2010 at 18:21

    Your treasury is lovely and deserved the front page! I was even more impressed with the cookie recipe. I made them and we are just finishing them up today. Tasty and so good with a cup of tea! Thank you!

  3. awesome thanks for the recipe. Congrats on the front page!

  4. Congrats on the FP! Your treasuries are always delightful!

  5. Congrats on FP!! Great blog :) And thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  6. Thanks again for taking me to the front page, and even more thanks for the shortbread - yum!

  7. WOW You have such a nice blog, I also saw your lovely Treasury. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. thank you Eline for your beautiful treasury with Augustine in it! we both love tea and shortbread so shall have a try in the kitchen with the recipe and see what appears out of the oven!

  9. Beautiful blog and wonderful collection!

  10. Hej Eline!
    Lovely blog, and the recipes for the cinnabons and the shortbread sound delicious, if they taste as good as they read, then they'll be yummy,
    I'll be reading back over your blogg, just found it recently,

  11. Thank you Eline for featuring my tea cup and saucer in your Treasury and congratulations on it making front page. I am enjoying your blog and planning to make the cinnabons (they sound so good) for my family this weekend. Best wishes, Nancy