Lady Pamela's Tea Parlor

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The 11th Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

Welcome to our

11th Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday  

Wanda and I want to thank you all for your kind words and your beautiful contributions the last few weeks. I have been humbled and inspired by each of your table settings, precious tea treasures and kind comments. It is wonderful to hear the sweet memories that some of you have shared surrounding your china.

We look forward to seeing your creative adventures in photo and prose, this week.

Unique  Treasures appreciation of the separateness of the other person,
of the ways in which he or she is unique.
                                                        Annie Gottlier                             

When you imagine a teacup, what do you see in your mind's eye first?  Perhaps, like me you picture  flowers, of various colours and varieties or swirls and geometrics. I have two teacups and a cream and sugar, to share with you, that are not the typical floral treasures in my collection. I think that is why these new pretties were so endearing to me.  They were a pleasant change to what I usually  purchase.  They were unique and that is what made them so appealing.

The table is set


Black Lace

More Black Lace

I invite you to sit by the window, enjoy the green-ness of the garden and contemplate on the people you have met that are special because they are unique. I will serve tea and we can  reminisce about how they have touched our lives and perhaps opened our minds' to new ideasAre we not all the same but different?  I think God wanted it that way.  And it was good.

A champagne glass that I have used for lemon slices before.
It was the perfect colour.  A tea light for ambiance.
Seashell plate for some lavender short breads.
A touch of yellow flowers to tie it all together.

Just cute!
Blooms (weeds) from the park

The same but different

1 John 4:11
My dear, dear friends, if God loved us like this, we certainly ought to love each other. No one has seen God, ever. But if we love one another, God dwells deeply within us, and his love becomes complete in us—perfect love!

And another week begins. We invite you to take a moment to enjoy the vignettes and special tea treasures that they have to share.  The sincere invitation to join the party is always there. 
 We are all encouraged by your comments.


  1. Oh, right you are!!! Those teacups and creamer and sugar are gorgeous. Totally unique. I know I've never seen a paisley teacup before. But their uniqueness is what adds to their beauty.

    you know, I spent YEARS of my life trying to do and be what other people thought I should do and be. Approval and acceptance were always withheld if I didnt' conform to what they wanted, so I learned to jump through hoops, never really being myself. Eventually, I didn't know who I was or what I liked because I'd been squelching the "real me" for so long. Praise God!!! He has freed me from that bondage. I realize that it really IS okay if I'm different. So...I wear dresses most of the time, I LOVE classic-era movies, I listen to Frank Sinatra, I DON'T grow a vegetable garden, and on an on it goes.

    God didn't make cookie cutter people, and we all need to give one another the freedom to let others do and be what God has put on their hearts to do and be, instead of trying to force them into the mold we think they should be in.

    Just like your black lace and paisley teacups...we don't have to look like everyone else.

    I'm sorry, this is a rather rambling comment. But, honestly, this is a soapbox issue for me. After spending so many years being mocked for being different, I am passionate about the fact that different doesn't mean wrong.

    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

  2. Hi Pam..

    I love all the tea things you put on display today :) :) They're wonderful. It's inspired me to collect different patterns. I love teacups that have a tiny secret rose on the inside of the cup...just the ones in the black lace teacups :) :) I have a couple of teacups like that. I'll have to find them. I"m still trying to decide what I'll display this Tuesday!!!! I love tea!!! OH, Thanks also for the good Scripture verses!!! I'm always encouraged by reading the Bible :) ): Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  3. Thanks for joining with me once again in the delights of co-hosting our 11th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' my dear friend!..,

    This is just beyond lovely Pam; what a wonderful selection of pictures and fabulous prose you have presented us with this week!

    I have to run now to ready myself for Rose and Eric's 16th wedding anniversay party for this evening!~ They were to have been here over two hours ago with the ingredients for ME to bake a cake for THEM, and are nowhere insight,(so I'll have to pray for grace!..,They just arrived after two weeks away, where they were visiting Eric's relatively, recently widowed mom in Cape Breton.~ (I had to go to the greatest lengths to even find them to find out what the plans were, with no contact nunber in sight)!

    ..,I also have a hair dressers appointment on Tuesday, as well as an early doctors appointment on Wednesday morning, so who knows where I'll find the time to post some pictures,
    plus run the B. and B., which is now in full tilt!..,

    However Pam, I absolutely love these afternoon teas of ours, so I will find the time!

    Take care and have a marvelous week!

    P.S.~ Oh my!.., I am signed in as you I see; oops!~ (Yet if I sign out and then re-sign in as 'moi', I will loose this comment that I typed and frankly I do not have the time to do so)..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  4. I don't know what is my prefer...I love the Pink one but Black lace is very elegant...
    Both are lovely...and all what you show us today
    I'm really happy to share with you a cup of tea today

  5. They are all so incredibly beautiful. I've not seen anything like the black lace before. So unique. And that spooner tea thing -- just lovely.

  6. Hello, Pam,
    What a pretty tea setting you have prepared for us today!! Thank you!! Your two featured tea cups, the paisley and black lace, are so unique and very lovely. All the special "touches" you have added to your table make it even more special. Sending love and hugs to you, my tea friend~ Vicki

  7. Hello. I am excited to be taking part on this tea party for the first time! Your photos are beautiful and the sample teacups you showed are gorgeous. Looking forward to reading everyone's posts.

  8. I am so glad to be back after my vacation and holiday festivities! Once again the true breath of fresh air of my day - I just love spending time having tea with you. I especially love the little cutie with the tiny feet - always a favorite!
    <>< Concetta

  9. Hi: I just love that "Senorita" tea cup. I going to Ebay to try and find one. It is so beautiful. All of them are stunning really. Thank you so much for sharing your treasures. Blessings, Martha

  10. What beautiful cups and saucers! I especially love the paisley one, but that shell shaped plate is really wonderful. Great photos!! I've linked up to join your party!
    Blessings, Doni

  11. oh gosh!!!! my heart beat skips when I saw your black lace teacup! soooo beautiful and elegant! somemore with roses on it! ahhhh my fave! any set with laces on it especially from Royal Albert are sooo exquisite!

  12. Oh my, you have shown us some beautiful cups and saucers and other lovely pieces too! I am in love with the set with the black lace pattern! How beautiful and stunning are they! Royal Albert makes some of the most gorgeous patterns, don't you think.

    Happy "Tea" Tuesday!

    Warmest Hugs, Brenda

  13. I'm happy, to be taking part on this tea party for the first time and looking forward to visit all the participants.
    I just love all your teacups, all of them are beautiful.. I especially love the black lace one.
    Sweet Blessings,

  14. I do love the pink paisley teacup! The black lace teacups are so pretty. I adore the cream and sugar. Oh the tea spoons are wonderful! Such a pretty vignette. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday. I love the shell dish too. Oh, I just love it all.

  15. What an absolutely love post! I just each one of your teacups, teapots and accessories. You're right - when I think of it -I think floral.
    Just love how you've combined your lovely post with scripture. I am refreshed in more ways than one!
    Hope you have a blessed, Delightsome day,

  16. Your tea cups are all so pretty! I love the Royal Albert with the lace. I haven't seen that one before.
    Thank you for your beautiful post. And thank you for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday.

  17. Hi Pam,
    Your teacups are just exquisite and I love the sugar and creamer too. What lovely patterns; love the lacey ones but the paisley is lovely too. I always enjoy your post combined with scripture. I'm glad He made us all unique and what a boring world it would be if we were all the same! Your spoons are lovely too. Thank you for sharing and for inviting us all to your lovely tea. Have a beautiful day.


  18. I think we all loved that LACE teacup! It's outstanding...never have seen one of those before. Thanks for posting it!
    And the PAISLEY one just caught my eye! SO pretty!
    Lovely post and thanks for sharing!

  19. Paisley and black lace ... how divine!!!!!

  20. G'morn Pam ~ Absolutely gorgeous tea write & presentation ... there is not one teacup that I would sniff at, they are all lovely.

    Have a lovely week ~
    TTFN~ Marydon

  21. The black lace catches my eye!I never saw anything like it before. Unique and fancy and fun.

  22. Your cups are gorgeous! I am drooling over the black lace. It's incredible and your photos are beautiful.

  23. OMG!!
    That Black Lace Tea cup and saucer are to die for!! So are the sugar and creamer!!
    I think that the black makes them look so elegant!!


  24. I just love the black lace one, how unusual and beautiful is that cup and saucer! Oh and that tiny vase filled with flowers is precious...
    I would love to sit by the window and gaze out upon the garden...
    Tina xo

  25. Pamela, the black lace is fabulous! Love those teaspoons too. You have many lovely things and I enjoy your posts immensely.

  26. Everything is always so pretty and so perfect. I love it. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  27. These are all so lovely. Just lovely. I have a Royal Standard Keepsake teacup. It has the same black lace on the outside but the flowers inside are blue instead of pink. These are all so pretty. Take care.

  28. Your tea china is beautiful. I really like the black lace cup and saucer - so pretty and unusual looking. The scallop plate (my favorite kind of shell) is lovely too.

  29. What beautiful things you've shown us today! I agree -- the shape and design of the teacup is what attracts me to different china patterns. If the cup is boring, I move on! These you've shown today are fabulous!

  30. Your tea cup collection is beautiful. When I think of a tea cup, I think of something very delicate with flowers.

  31. I would love to sit down and have tea with you! The tea cups are so beautiful! I love the the egg vase..I have a white one that I use at Easter! Just so pretty. Thank you for sharing.
    Come visit me!

  32. Your photos are perfection! I like both teacups. I've always been a paisley fan, but the black lace is really dramatic! I found a little made-in-France footed egg-shaped vase similar to yours at Goodwill the other day. I thought it would be perfect on a tea tray (or for a breakfast in bed)!