Lady Pamela's Tea Parlor

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

13th Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

                           For Tea in Paris?

Bow and polka dots to give my plain jane teapot some flair

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.-Ernest Hemingway

You can't escape the past in Paris, and yet what's so wonderful about it is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it doesn't seem to burden.-Allen Ginsberg

At last, you say!  Time for tea!  Let's steal a moment and pretend we are having tea in Paris.  I have yet to be so blessed but as I wander through blogland my imagination is tickled with those who post from France or show us the timeless finesse that  the  French possess.

I gathered a few items that are French inspired
Now, what to do with them?

Pink and Black are so chic, so very Parisian , don't you think?

Black is always in fashion

Pink  ooh-la-la!!

A sweet little plate with Marie Antoinette's royal insignia
A souvenir my daughter gifted me with on her return from Paris
What will I use it for? The sugar tongs are a hint.

Limoge, of course.

Hand decorated sugar cubes fit for a queen.
An orphaned creamer that is just perfect in its new family

Tea canister to hold the finest tea for my guest.

An antique tea strainer

The strainer pivots when turned to pour tea through it and the shallow bowl under it catches the drips.

A French lady always wears her best shoes.

Spoon holder

A touch of Parisian flair for you!

You are invited to join the fun with Wanda Lee and I.  Mr Linky is available and is ready in the post below.
I hope I have not confused you too much this week.
I love to have tea with friends, even a quick moment to pause and chat is so refreshing to my soul. I hope you have enjoyed your time with all these sweet ladies from the Tuesday Tea's.

I have been very slow to respond to you these past couple of weeks. Only because long and strange hours that a doula keeps from time to time have prevented me from stopping by your lovely blog.  Like a tell my parents-to-be: Babies don't know how to tell time so we must welcome them whenever they come.
But I love to know how you are and I will be visiting "ya'll soon".

Have a blessed week and many thanks for dropping by and your patience.

Hugs and Blessings Wanda Lee and Pam


  1. This is all so pretty.
    I would love to go to Paris someday..:))

  2. Hi :) Love the colors of pink and black; I sometimes dress in those colors myself :) Black really makes the color pink stand out. LOVE those sweet pink decorative sugar cubes!

    happy "Tea" Tuesday, warmest, Brenda

  3. The setting is just beautiful. The cups are so pretty and I adore the little shoe with the spoons in it. How clever. The sugar cubes are precious. Thanks so much for sharing this post.

  4. You have made a lovely post rememmbering Paris with your pretty Tea Cups
    Having a tea with you today has been a pleasure

  5. Oh how lovely, a Parisian tea! I love anything with a Frenchy flair! Love the teacups, the Eiffel Tower, and the shoe spoon keeper. The tea canister is adorable too. Adorable; everything! Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a lovely day.


  6. Magnifique, mon ami...

    Your Parisian tea is just perfect!!! I do adore that pretty pink and beautiful black teacup! You always have sooo many pretties...candy for the eyes, my friend! Thank you for sharing them with us today!!! I have been one of those lucky ladies who actually got to drink tea in Paris...although I must was a glass of iced tea! hehe! We were there in July (4 yrs. ago) and it was just too warm for hot tea. Hehe! I just adored having tea with you, sweet's is always such a treat!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  7. What a very pretty Paris Chic Tea you have shared with us today!
    Thanks and Happy PINK!

  8. Thank you for the trip to Paris!! What a lovely time.

    I especially love your fuschia colored teacup. So vibrant and beautiful.

    Blessings to you,
    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

  9. Oh--this is totally amazing!! LOVE it!!! Please if you visit my blog, I hope you will look at my brand-new Paris dress and see the story...I think you will smile!
    P.S. It's the post under the tea cup.

  10. Lovely, I feel like I have been on a trip to Paris. Your teacups and accessories are just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  11. Wonderful to see your tea party...I have the exact same white tea pot. It is one of my favorites, and I found it in a Kentucky tea room.Love it, but never thought of put a bow on it!

  12. I've been to Paris a couple times...but only as a stop on to other places in France :) :) Thanks for sharing all of these lovely tea things...I think tea in Paris would be wonderful. I've never done that would be a great fun time :) :) I have had coffee and a croissant in Bretagne :) :) The French make the best croissants. The one I had had just come out of the it was warm and just folder over with buttery, flaky goodness ;) :) :) Thanks for letting me stop by for tea. Have a lovely week!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :) :) :)

  13. enthralled with tea and Paris I forgot a couple of things :) :) :) Those decorated sugar cubes are so C.U.T.E. Where did you find them? Or did you decorate these little squares of sweetness by yourself? How cool is that!!! that tea cannister too. I love nice things like that that also have beauty and function :) :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  14. Oh my is that shoe part of a pair? I want them!!!
    Your photos are so gorgeous and the colors of all the cups, I love the beautiful artwork apparent in the patterns. Just delightful as always!
    Tina xo

  15. Hi: I love the tea cups and the shoe to hold the spoons is a great idea. Your pictures are so wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing all your treasures. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  16. Hello, your two Ansley cups are very lovely! The colors are so dramatic. Definitely a pair to inspire Parisian thinking.
    Thank you so much for sharing,

  17. Love this Pam!

    The colours and the theme, as well as the little details of the white and black, chic little accessorie dishes pared with the pink and black,the Eiffel tower and the pretty Parisian shoe andthe dear little decorated sugar cubes; too cute!.., Simply ultra chic and fabulous daahling!

    Thanks for stopping by to say hello, also!


    Wanda Lee

  18. So pretty and sweet! Thanks for the tea time!

  19. I love the whimsy of your Paris Tea Party. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  20. So pretty! I love the pink and black teacups. You have brought so many lovely items together (ooooooh, that antique tea strainer!) for a lovely table. Tres bien!

  21. What an adorable Parisian tea table! You may call your teapot plain Jane but I call it beautiful...the teacups are lovely, too.

  22. The pink and black combination always reminds me of Audrey Hepburn, for some odd reason! Very elegant and happy. Your dishes are beautiful, especially the one from your daughter. I hope you have the chance to go to Paris. It is a magical city. Linda

  23. Oh, I do love pink and black together and that black tea cup is simply gorgeous! We were planning to go to Paris but unfortunately our little cat had some unexpected vet bills so that has nixed our plans for a Paris vacation. I told my little cat she is worth more than any vacation but I just might have to change her name to something French. :)

    I had no idea you are a doula! That is so cool. And I can definitely see why it might be difficult for you to get time to check in on your blog regularly.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend and lots of Parisian dreams.

  24. How pretty -- loved our little tabletop tour of Paris.

  25. Ohh la la. Love the cups and saucers.

    - The Tablescapers

  26. Oh you don't know how jealous I am!!!!! I have been looking for a plate with Marie's initials for months to add to my plate wall. While searching google, I came across your blog. I am so envious! Your plate is gorgeous:)