Escape to the Chateau's Angel Strawbridge launches afternoon tea collection
Add vintage charm to your afternoon cuppa with the latest collection from Escape to the Chateau's Angel Strawbridge
What could be a nicer afternoon treat than a beautiful vintage-style cake stand laden with scones, sandwiches and petit fours? Luckily, Sainsbury's and Argos have just launched an exclusive afternoon tea collection designed by Escape to the Chateau's Angel Strawbridge.
We've loved watching Dick and Angel restore and renovate their 19th-century chateau in the Pays de la Loire region of France on Channel 4's Escape to the Chateau. And now you can recreate the covetable vintage and antiques-filled look of their home – and glamorous events business – with your very own slice of chateau style.
Afternoon tea is the trend of the moment, with grandmillennial style and interiors inspired by Netflix period drama Bridgerton encouraging us to seek a slower, more traditional pace of life. Data from Google Trends also shows that searches for afternoon tea more than tripled in January!
Angel's collection for Sainsbury's and Argos is inspired by this regal renaissance, and combines her affinity for entertaining with her passion for all things vintage. The afternoon tea range includes a beautiful tiered cake stand, dainty cutlery and serving platters, plus pretty cups and saucers.
Escape to the Chateau cake stand, £20, Sainsbury's
Escape to the Chateau cake plates, £16 for 4, Sainsbury's
The collection features a potagerie-inspired floral print, which stems from Angel's love for wildflowers and her own walled garden at the chateau. The collection also comes in beautiful packaging, making it the perfect Mother's Day present!
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'Afternoon tea has been my passion since I was a little girl. I love hosting family and friends and have been collecting tea sets since the age of three!' explains Angel. 'By the time I was in my teens I owned hundreds. It sealed my future and this passion grew into my London based hospitality business, The Vintage Patisserie, and my first Vintage Tea Party book written over a decade ago. Every design tells a story and with this collection I’ve combined my love for afternoon tea with life at the chateau, inspired by Dick’s walled garden, the vegetables we grow and the bees we keep as a family.'
Escape to the Chateau cake forks, £12 for 4; Escape to the Chateau tea spoons, £12 for 4, both from Sainsbury's
Escape to the Chateau mug and coaster set, £14, Sainsbury's
The Escape to the Chateau afternoon tea range is available in selected Sainsbury's stores now and launches online at Argos in March.