Lady Pamela's Tea Parlor

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

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I look forward to chatting with you.  Please leave a comment.

To Enter the 30st  Tuesday Tea for Two Contest go to the
Plumed Pen Blog  here

It is time to celebrate!!  My dear friend Wanda has masterfully created 53 blogs posts about the various aspects of tea. Please do pop over to visit her at Tuesday Tea for Two'   and 'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee' @ The Plumed Pen.
With such an accomplishment as this I was compelled to polish my silver tea service, so we can celebrate in style. This special set has sentimental memories for me. The set was passed down from a dear family friend to my mom and now is in my care.

My mother had a very dear friend named Gladys. My mom lost her mother at age eight and Gladys had never had children. I suppose because Gladys was a few years senior to my mom that their relationship become one liken to mother and daughter. You can see how the relationship would be very special to them. 

Gladys was a proper Scottish lady,
with a dry wit,  (always laughter in her home)
a love for classical literature (introduced me to Charles Dickens) and
loved the finer things of tea. (the china, good quality tea and eats) 
I am sure she passed her passion for collecting dishes onto both my mom and me.

And so I ask you to imagine you hear the drone of the bagpipes in the distance as I  pay my respects to a grand lady from my past and  honour a cherished friend of the present.

My apologies for the lack of pictures. I have had challenges photographying the tea set.  I still have much to learn. I will post pictures as soon as I have something that does the it justice.  Don't forget to stop in later.

Meanwhile do visit Wanda and enjoy some of her past posts. The art work and vingettes are so creative.

Thank you for your pateince.  Here is the long awaited pictures.  Wish there were more.

Notice the detail


  1. Thanks for hosting, Pamela, and I look forward to seeing the pics of your silver tea service! You have a wonderful week!
    Blessings, Beth

  2. Good Morning,
    That is so neat about your Mom's friend and substitute Mom of sorts!! That is so neat that she left the tea set to your Mom and now you are able to have it. I too, look forward to seeing it. You have a wonderful day now.
    blessings, Nellie

  3. Your teaset is fabulous, Pamela! So nice that it has the history to it as well. Have a wonderful week!

  4. This is just fabulous Pam! Thanks for joining in with all of the memeing fun!..,

    We are both busy, yet I'm looking forward to our 3rd,'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'next week already!

    I love your pictures and your silver tea set!


  5. Oh how stunning. This is the pettiest tea set I have ever seen. Such fabulous detail. Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  6. Oh girl that tea set is just too pretty for words love it...WOW!! hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  7. Oh my goodness, the tea set is so beautiful!


  8. Beautiful tea set, the details are fabulous!


  9. Hi: Just wanted to tell you your tea set is breathe taking. It is one of the prettiest I have ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  10. Wow! That is one finely wrought tea set! I have looked at silver tea sets before, and this one is really lovely.
    Thank you for participating in Tea Cup Tuesday.
    We enjoy having you to visit.

  11. This is the most "Beautiful" silver tea set!!! LOVE IT! The detail is exquisite... "Let me take a deep breath now and go look at my plain one"...