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Lady Pamela's Tea Parlor

Sunday, August 8, 2010

15th Teapots and Tea Things Tuesday


The 15th Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday



We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
~Maya Angelou


Early in the morning I started with a few pieces.
Something wasn't quite right....I changed my mind about the glass mugs.
Can you guess what my theme is going to be?


A champagne glass and butterfly dish from an antique shop in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
A new candlewick/cornflower cream and sugar $3.00 at the thrift store



Butterfly emerging from its cocoon


Faberge-styled teapot
Homesence, quite sometime ago





A friend is waiting



Fresh green and delicate roses









Sotfest pink with apple blosooms





Lemon with your tea?


The butterfly


Gold gilded glass serving dish


I thought savory nibbles would be a pleasant change.
The butter-i-est cheese straws.


A blossom tea


The table is set for and waiting for you.
I am eagerly waiting to serve tea and settle in for a chat.

I met someone, the other day, who was so composed, sophisticated and worldly that I thought they must have always lead a charmed life. Upon speaking to them they revealed more heartaches, disappointments and challenges than any one person should have to endure in a lifetime. Yet, their struggles have shaped their character into the beautiful attributes that I so admire.

How like a butterfly they are. From an awkward caterpillar, spinning its cocoon of hardness and brown to the glorious, perfectly symmetrical creature that breaks free of its chrysalis, how similar our life journey is. Did you know that if interrupted during its struggle to free itself from its shroud, the butterfly's development is hampered and it will not develop to full maturity?Maybe unable to unfurl its wings and never fly.

We are the same. Only after the challenges, struggles and hardships of life that come our way do we develop the characteristics and skills that carry us toward our full potential that God would have us become. Whatever bump or boulder you may be encountering along the road today have faith with God's help you will overcome and spread your wings

2 Corinthians 12:9 (The Message)
My grace is enough; it's all you need.
My strength comes into its own in your weakness.


We thank all who are so generous with their time and willing to share their treasures with us. We invite you to take a moment to enjoy the vignettes and special tea treasures that the lovely tea ladies have to share, compliments of Mr Linky. The sincere invitation to join the party is always there..,


Welcome to, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'!..,

~Our own memes are marked with and asterisk*:


*~ Tuesday Tea For Two with Wanda Lee @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/

~ Tuesday Teatime with Lady Katherine @ http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/

~ Teatime Tuesday with Sandi @ http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/

~ Teacup Tuesday with Martha @ http://marthasfavorites.blogspot.com/

~ Teacup Tuesday with Terri @ http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com

~ Tabletop Tuesday with Marti @ http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/

*~ Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday with Wanda Lee and Pam @ http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com/

*Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday with Wanda Lee and Pam @ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com  
*~ Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee with Wanda Lee @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/

~Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

~Foodie Friday with Michael @ http://www.designsbygollum.blogspot.com/

~ Sunday Favorites with Chari @ http://happytodesign.blogspot.com/

~ Spiritual Sundays with Charlotte and Ginger @ http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/



Cheers and hugs from Pam  and  Wanda Lee


17 comments:

  1. Oh these are lovely tea things...of course I am always in love with teacups with beautiful roses on them...and the backstamps are equally impressive :) :) :) My hands down favorite will always be the pink ones ): :)...but they're all so pretty..What a blessing that is to have and thanks for sharing these.
    I was really ingrigued by the teapot!!! I was watching HSN last night, because I was bored and I wanted some noise in the house...Padma Lakshmi was on talking about her flowering teas...really neat...it's herbs, flowers etc...somehow sewn together real tight...you put one in a teapot...pour hot water into it, and watch it bloom as the tea steeps :) :) It's lovely. Is that one of hers? No matter, it's great!!!
    Oh, Pam, were you the one that had those really cute sugar cubes that had pink frosting on them awhile back? If yes, how did you make them? I don't remember if you or someone else told me that already or not!!!

    Have a lovely week. I'm getting my tea things ready for Tuesday. This will be so much fun!!!

    Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

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  2. Good morning Pam,
    Such a lovely tea you have today! Love butterflies and that little soft pink teacup is beautiful although your soft green one appeals to me too! Love the scripture and your story. Thank you for sharing and I bid you a lovely week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  3. Hi Pam - I simply adore the table setting and really luv the touch of butterflies! I'm into butterflies too lately. This is my first time joining your partea, and I luv your blog and especially your header! I'm a new follower :)
    -marie

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  4. Hello Pam :) This was such a lovely post, and I'm guessing the theme is....Butterflies :) Very beautiful, and a wonderful story to go along with it. Thanks so much for sharing this with us, and for once again being such a lovely hostess :)

    Happy Tea Tuesday!!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

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  5. Oh hello, where do I begin such a lovely tea!
    I just love the blossoming tea and all your photographs. Do stop by for a visit and giveaway if you can~ MsartistSewCrafty, Theresa

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  6. What a lovely story Pam. I came looking for a tea cup or two, and yes, you gave us those lovelies, but when I arrived, I was deeply touched by the story and the verse you shared with us. Thank-you for those words of encouragement!

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  7. Oh how pretty. The butterfly dishes and accessories are so pretty. Love all the gorgeous flower ones too. Such a lovely setting. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Dear Pam
    Visiting you in this Tea Afternoon is always a pleasure
    I love your green tea cup with that charming roses
    Hugs

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  9. Your tea cups are beautiful. I love their colors and their flowers. They look so pretty in your photos. Paragon is one of my favorite companies.
    Thank you so much for sharing your tea cups with us today.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  10. Your teacups are lovely. I am in love with the pale green with pink roses Paragon cup. Your butterfly dish is very pretty and so is your tablescape.

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  11. Hi Pam: I love your table today. I have that flower tea pot. Your tea cups are so beautiful. I can not pick a favorite. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  12. Sweet butterfly tea themed party

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  13. Isn't it so neat how God shows us things in the physical before He gives us the teaching in the Spiritual! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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  14. How lovely! Beautifully written and beautifully presented.

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  15. Very lovely...butterfly dish is so pretty.

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  16. Very cute, and I just love the mint green with pink flowers tea cup and saucer. What a beautiful combination.

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