Lady Pamela's Tea Parlor

Monday, June 14, 2010

The 7th Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday; How Does Your Garden Grow?

Welcome to the 7th,

Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

God loves each of us as if there were
only one of us.
St. Augustine

I am constantly amazed by the delicate, intricate designs of the flowers in nature. How many different hues of color on each petal. What a miracle each and every plant is! be it prolific or rare, each with its own unique fragrance and qualities.  Just like us. How incredibly awesome God's imagination must be!

So this tea is to honour the gardeners in our midst. Those of you who have a passion for all things living and green, outdoors and in. Those compassionate souls who nurture seedlings and cuttings; water, fertilize and tug out the weeds with determination, from the damp cool days of spring to the dog days of summer. To you I want to say thank you. Thank you for the multi coloured gardens that speak to my soul. Thank you for being such great stewards of God's paint brushes and assisting the master in creating such awe inspiring splendor. I savor the stimulus it gives my senses in sight, smell and wellbeing as I walk by your tended gardens. It is a gift you share with those looking over your fences and this is my note of appreciation.

And so I was inspired to choose tea treasures with delicate flowers from my china cabinet to share with you, this week. I do hope you have a moment to sit, chat and rest over a cup of tea.  Warm scones from the oven, butter and fresh strawberry rhubarb jam .
Simple and simlpy delicious, because I am sharing them with such good friends.  You can tell me how your garden is growing.

The table is being set...

My mom always had an embroidery project
on the go. Don't you agree, she did beautiful work.
I look forward to showing more of them in future posts.

I felt the need for an all white teapot.
I thought it wouldn't distract from the other floral china.
I am sure it will be used for many other occasions.
Homesense $14.99

Cornflower cream and sugar,
just like my Aunt Orpha's.
Depression glass dish for either
lemon slices or rose-shaped butter pats.

Cake stand for the scones and
a creamer with a spoon for the jam.

Which one would you like?

Or maybe one of these?

Some how all colours go together in a garden.

My friend Edith made these before she moved away.
How I miss Edith and her creative spirit.
Three or four on top of white sugar cubes add a
sweet touch of colour.

Just fo fun.


It has been a pleasure to spend time with you.  Always feel so honoured when my friends take the time to drop in. Hope you feel refreshed and ready to resume your projects in the garden.

Wanda and I would love to know who has dropped in.
Please sign in the guest book with a comment.  We are excited to see what your favorite tea treasure is this week. 

Luke 12:27 (NIV)
"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

Luke 12:27 (The Message)
25-28"Has anyone by fussing before the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? If fussing can't even do that, why fuss at all? Walk into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They don't fuss with their appearance—but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them. If God gives such attention to the wildflowers, most of them never even seen, don't you think he'll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you?

I look forward to seeing your creative adventures in pictures this week. I may see you at the following blogs.
I will also be joining the other tea ladies this week for, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland', at:

~Tabletop Tuesday @

~ Tuesday Tea For Two @

~ Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday @ and

~Teatime Tuesday @

~Tuesday Teatime @

~Teacup Tuesday @

~Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee@

~Tablescape Thursday @

Cheers and hugs from Pamela, (and also from, Wanda Lee) @


  1. Hi Pam,
    Your tea post is simply lovely! Your mother did do exquisite work! What a gorgeous teapot and I adore your chintz teacups and the cake stand! How pretty they are! I just love how Luke 12:27 reads in The Message. It puts a whole different slant on it; very nice. We are so blessed to have so many great translations today. Thank you for sharing such an inspiring post and my thanks for joining me for Tea Time. Wishing you a lovely week.


  2. How beautiful your tea is! I love the cake stand and your floral cups. Love your little spoons and the decorated sugar cubes. You always put together a lovely tea, Pamela.

  3. You have some beautiful cups and saucers and the spoons with the teapots are sweet.
    I've had decorated sugar cubes before - they're so elegant.

  4. Gorgeous teacups and cake stand. And I LOVE how you have the pearls photographed with the beautiful cups.

    Wanda Lee popped by my blog last week on my first Teacup Tuesday, and she informed me of this tea party. I will not be hooking up this week, as the teacup I have photographed and decided to show this week really isn't a floral cup. Hopefully, next week, I'll fit into your theme.

    Blessings, and thanks for sharing,
    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

  5. Everything is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing a cup of tea with me :-)


  6. Your tea is stunning and those little sugar cubes are over-the-top. Thank you for sharing all your lovely things!


  7. Oh, I just love that table linen! Your mother did beautiful work!! And it is so nice seeing it being used. Something that pretty should be shared! All you teacups are so pretty and i love the little teapot spoons!

  8. You have everything for a perfect tea party! The sugar cubes are a special sweet treat :) The tablecloth adds a very lovely and personal touch. Thank you for sharing this with us :)

    Happy Teacup Tuesday!

    Warmest, Brenda

  9. What a lovely tea you prepared for us. Just beautiful.
    I don't see Mr. I missing something? :))
    xo bj

  10. Love the Cornflower Cream and Sugar!
    (the rest looks yummy too.)

  11. Hi: Well, if I had to pick my favorite, I would have to pick them all! They are so beautiful. That tea pot is so stunning. You have amazing taste. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. I am still drooling. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  12. What a stunning cake plate! Actually all of your tea things look so beautiful. I just popped over from Sandy at Rose Chintz Cottage. I will following you now too.

    If you have sec and you know anything about china, pop over to my blog. I picked up a very tiny tea cup at a garage sale on Saturday and I've never seen the mark before so I know nothing about it. I'd be interested in hearing some opinions on it. Happy Tea Tuesday! :)

  13. Hello Pam- These are all so lovely and you have showcased them so well. I couldn’t' possibly pick a favorite out among them. Your mother does beautiful work. She must be a gardener herself :) Take care.

  14. Your chintz teacups are simply divine. The tea table is set so elegantly. Your mothers embroidery is just beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing.

  15. I agree, you mom's work is beautiful

  16. You have such lovely cups, and we share the same white tea pot! I have several whites but when I saw this "square" one in Kentucky, it had to come home with me. Loved seeing yours.

  17. You are so crafty and clever! Such a wonderful collection.

  18. Oh, such beautiful dishes and accessories. Your teapot is wonderful. I love the chintz cakestand. Everything is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  19. Everything you have posted is so pretty, especially the tea cups.
    Thank you so much for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday, I have enjoyed my visit.

  20. I loved spending time in the garden having tea with you today - thank you for hosting such a lovely affair. The glass cream pitcher and sugar bowl are so magnificent - I have some glass pieces that match those adorable handles! I am going to be posting our "May Kitchenettes Day" on my blog soon - I know you will love it - it is all about serving in God's garden! I especially loved your Scripture verses!
    <>< Concetta

  21. I just adore all of the darling tea cups!! All are so pretty and I think your tea pot is just so elegant!! The tablecloth is lovely and what a treasure to have it since your mother embroidered it! Great tea post!!


  22. How lovely ... quite a garden of tea cups!

  23. Hi Pam
    I guess I didn't realize you were co-hosting a tea party. Thanks for the invite.

  24. Thanks for your encouragement to join the party today, even though my cup wasn't a floral. I SO appreciate the welcome y'all have given me in these parties.

    I did end up linking up, I think through The Plumed Pen. These tea parties are SO much fun. I LOVE seeing all the gorgeous teacups that everyone has. Thank you for hosting...and for welcoming others to join.

    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

  25. Hello Pam!
    I just love all of your china and tea cups too!
    I've linked up to share a recent post titles Pretty in Pink ~ Cherished China... I hope you'll enjoy it! My favorite tea cup you featured today is the Marlbourgh one with the lovely apricot colored back ground... Yummy!
    Dandelion Wishes to you all!
    Deborah Jean

  26. Oh thank YOU for inviting me to join this party as I am one of the first and most passionate gardeners around blogland... ;) How nice to be here!


  27. this is altogether wonderful, and I would be happy to have tea from any one of the lovely cups.

  28. How very beautiful this is! Love all of your verses on your blog also. Very inspirational.
    Thank you for stopping by today.

  29. It is so nice to meet you Pamela. Thanks for your visit to my post about flowers. I enjoyed your marvelous pictures today. Your blog is so very uplifting. Wishing you a lovely day.

  30. Your teacups are gorgeous. What a beautiful tea table setting. The embroidery cloth is exquisite and your scones will look great on that pretty cake stand.

  31. Beautiful tea favorite is the peach one. Your tablecloth is quite stunning.

  32. How pretty this is! Pink's always my favorite -- now I totally appreciate a beautiful garden, but I don't know where to begin - sigh!

  33. Your teacups are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Hello there Pam,

    This is just so delightful, or should I say;'tea-lightful'!~ Wow!..,

    I simply love,love,love what you have created with your chintz teathings and teacups; they're fabulous!

    Your mothers very pretty and beautifully skillfull embroidery and your aunts delightful dishes and glassware add a decided nostalgia and sweetness to your vignettes this week Pam.., Just lovely!

    Thanks so much for your kind words my dear friend and especially also for joining me in partaking with yet another lovely; (our 7th), 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday', blog party, meme!

    (It's been a whirlwind around here, so I'm just getting back to leave you a comment my dear); I saw this the first day and gasped with delight!!~I got called away to answer an important phone call, and alas never made it back 'till now ~ Sigh!..,(Better late than never)!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

    P.S.~ I finally added my teapot pics., if you want to pop by and see them at Silken Purse and also @ The Plumed Pen blogs Pam; there are Chintz teapots galore!.

  35. Ahh, what encouraging words for gardeners. I don't have a green thumb. Miracle Grow helps me take care of my potted plants and flowers, and of course my Sweet Pea who joined the Garden Club at school.

    Lovely tea, such beautiful teacups, and oh my, that tablecloth is absolutely adorable with all its intricate detail. Your mother is very talented.


  36. I love pretty tea cups and yours are. I'll have my tea in the peach colored one. Enjoy your weekend.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  37. Those are really adorable teacups and hard to decide which one I like best. I gues, I would take the one with roses. But all the chintz patterns are really stunning. Love all the deatils of your tea setting. Great party.
    Greetings, Johanna

  38. Oh, I forget to say that the stiched tablecloth of your mother is beautifull, also. She is really an artist.
    Greetings, Johanna