Lady Pamela's Tea Parlor

Monday, June 21, 2010

Welome to the 8th, Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday:


Mr Handsome has been consulting on the rewrite of our friend's web site.  Some of you have been introduced to singer, songwriter, Kelita, through "Spititual Sunday" and  "Weekly Words to Live By".  We are getting very excited as this project nears completion.  I will announce when her new site goes live. Kelita as also started to blog.

Kelita came to our door last week with a small box in her arms. She said it was for me, if I wished to have it.  Opening the box, what do you suppose I saw?... China and teacups! 
No need to contemplate...I think my quick response may have startled her...yes I would love to include them in my circle of teacup friends!

These dishes hold treasured memories for both Kelita and myself as a child.
The tea set was her mother's when she first got married.  The soft pink blossoms of the trees reminded Kelita of cotton candy, when she was a child.

For me, my Aunt Orpha had but one teacup of this pattern and I loved how delicate and old fashioned it looked. It reminds me of "Anne of Green Gables", my favorite story book as a young girl.  As well, the blossoming trees remind me  of vacations spent with my dear friend, Wanda Lee, on the East Coast. The apple trees, in "The Valley", were in blossom last time I visited her. Oh what wonderful memories...

Kelita was performing out East a few years ago. I suggested that Wanda Lee would love her concert.  Wanda Lee was thrilled and had a chance to meet Kelita after the performance.  I think the three of us will enjoy a catching up over a virtual tea today... But of course, you are invited too!  Please join me as I unpack the box and create a tea with my new treasures.

The Box

What do you think is inside?

Cream and Sugar
4 Tea Plates
4 Teacups aand Saucers

A  Tea Setting for Four

Getting organized

Cream and Sugar

1 of 4 Teacups

4 Tea Plates

Queen Mary Silverplate by BIRKS
My silver for over 30 years
Goes well with the new set, don't you think?

"Blossom Time"

Bone China

Introduced the new to some old friends.
The Lady in the Garden plate
was a wedding present to my parents
over 60 years ago

This may be upside down?
I cannot decipher what it says, can you?
I would love to know something about it.
Perhaps R&K
Made in England

The tiniest drop of red food colouring to change the sugar
into a delicate cotton candy pink.

A spectacular arrangement
I wish they were real and from my garden.

My mom's hand embroidered tablecloth that was featured last week.

Tea is not complete without a sweet by its side.
Do come back tomorrow and see what I decided to make for us.

Psalm 1:2&3

2 But they delight in the law of the LORD,
meditating on it day and night.
3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither,
and they prosper in all they do.

Psalm 1:2 (Message)
Instead you thrill to God's Word, you chew on Scripture day and night. You're a tree replanted in Eden, bearing fresh fruit every month, Never dropping a leaf, always in blossom.

I look forward to seeing your creative adventures in prose and pictures this week.  I am excited to drop in on as many Tea Parties as I can and am honoured that you take a moment to visit us here.
If you have not joined, I extend a warm invitation that you do.  There is always room at the tea table for more ladies.

Please take a moment to leave a comment before you leave.  I look forward to stoppng by your blog and will do the same.

As well, do join me and the other tea ladies this week for, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland',

I may see you at the following blogs.

~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 @

~Sunday Favorites @

Cheers and hugs from Pam, (and Wanda Lee @


  1. This is just so lovely and very pretty Pam!~ How sweet and generous of Kelita!..,

    Have a marvelous 8th,'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'!..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  2. What a beautiful set! It reminds me of Royal Albert's Silver Birch which my daughter loves.

    ...Nice tip about the food color in the sugar.

  3. I think I would faint if someone handed me a box of tea cups as beautiful as yours! Thanks for the invitation! Jacqueline

  4. How perfectly wonderful!! Your new treasures are simply gorgeous!


  5. What a wonderful package was awaiting you! That china is just stunning. I especially love the lady in the garden plate. I've never seen that pattern before. It all looks lovely with your beautiful flowers. I'd love to join you for tea anytime.

  6. These are the most exquisite treasures! I love them and they are everything you describe! I love sharing Tuesdays with you and enjoying tea time together!
    <>< Concetta

  7. Love the blossoms on the cup so delicate!

    Love Dawn xx

  8. Beautiful, Wow, Gorgeous! These are stunning! I really don't know what else to say so I'm going to just go back and stare at them all over again and then again. Take care.

  9. What a stunning set..just beautiful...

  10. What a lovely gift, Pam! I have always loved the Blossom Time pattern and I don't own one single solitary piece, can you believe it? I love the square plates and the cream and sugar! The pattern does remind one of cotton candy and it is just as sweet. I always enjoy your use of scripture in your post. Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful sunny week.


  11. What beautiful china! You actually had me hunting through my china cabinet because Blossom Time set reminds me so much of a cup and saucer I have but it turns out it really is not the same. Such a beautiful colour and pattern! I'm so glad you received a lovely present like that. :)

  12. Oh my, this is just stunning. Such exquisite china. What a beautiful pattern. So perfect. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  13. How beautiful and how nice they were from such a friend!

  14. Wow, you have shared so many beautiful things and memories today. THank you so much for joining in.

  15. Your Blossom Time tea set is beautiful. I love the soft colors. That pink sugar is pretty and so is your floral centerpiece and tablecloth.

  16. Just beautiful!! They do look like cotton candy! Love it!


  17. What a fabulous tea set! I love every little piece. I also love your sweet idea of adding food colouring to pinkify your sugar! Thanks for sharing that sweet tip.

    Best wishes for a beautiful day,

  18. I forgot to mention that I will definitely link up to this meme next time. I forgot to add it this week.

    Thank you!

    Best wishes,

  19. Dear Pam;
    What a beautiful tea set and the plate from your mom is just beyond words. An absolutely memorable table setting!
    Tina xo

  20. Goodness! I would have let out such a squeal of delight when I opened this box and saw these beauties!!! LOL!!
    The set is just fantastically beautiful!!!
    And what a stunning teascape you created with them!!

  21. What a beautiful set! So pretty. And I LOVE your silver. It's just perfect with your new china. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  22. Could be the prettiest tea cup and saucer I have laid eyes on....

  23. Pam, Kelita is very generous to give you this fabulous tea set. I am sure she knew how much you would appreciate it. Such a sweet pattern. I love it. And you set it very nice. What a gorgeous idea to color the sugar. I must remember that for my next event. To read all those creative blogs inspires me always.
    Greetings, Johanna

  24. the china is so beautiful! Hope you use it often....blessings and thank you for sharing. Just gorgeous!

  25. I'm REALLY looking forward to being a part of the Tues and Wed Tae times! :0)

  26. I have done that with food coloring and sugar many times. It's an artful thing. LOL

    I don't know if that linky thing was for Show n Tell or not, so if it isn't you can take my link down, I hope.

    Loved all the tea dainty and lovely.

    My Show n Tell is 'showing off the flowers...". Do come by if you have time today, I'd love to have you visit with me.

    Hootin' Anni's SHADES OF SUMMER

  27. I'm back for a second look..and I am now following you!

  28. So many beautiful things in one post! The tea set is charming, and your silverware does look great with it. Love the idea of gently tinting the sugar -- must remember that! Your mother's needlework is very special, and it looks wonderful with what you're displaying on it this week!


  29. Blossom Time by Royal Albert, my fave pattern and your table setting just lovely. I love your silverware too!.. been looking for some good and affordable silverware too. and I recently acquired a full teaset of the same pattern. and back months ago I bought additional cup, saucer and creamer & sugar bowl.

  30. Happy Friday! I am stopping by via the linky party.

    Your dishes look utterly charming!

  31. What an awesome gift!! I am so in love with your teacups. I would be speechless if someone gave those to me.

  32. What a lovely gift from your friend!!! The China is so lovely! I just adore how you added the pink tinted sugar to capture the childhood memory of cotton candy. The lady plate is one special lady! Your silver is beautiful! How lovely to have your Mother's needlework tablecloth, oh, and I love the napkins too. Thank You for Joining Me For Tea Time Tuesday. I always love your comments. Your Tea is so special cherished with memories!