Lady Pamela's Tea Parlor

Friday, February 26, 2010

GIVE AWAY from The Tassel House

Wishing everyone an enjoyable weekend.

There is another giveaway this week at THE TASSEL HOUSE. To enter go to BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH, and familiarize yourself with the rules.

If you like tablescapes you will want to feast your eyes on the present and past posts for some creative ideas

Let me know how your weekend unfolds.

Good luck to everyone entering the contest and let us know if you win.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday Tea for Me and Thee

What a gracious hostess we have at

Come and join me there for a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of your day and savour the delicacies on the tea trolley.

With a yearning for a touch of Spring in my home, I wanted spruce up the room with some fresh flowers. Looking for a vase I discovered the perfect alternative.

I remember the day I found it in a thrift shop. Once regally displayed in a china cabinet, beautiful and with purpose, it now sat chipped and rejected on a wooden shelf, in a local thrift shop. I still saw the beauty, even with its lid missing and a chip out of the teapot's rim. I couldn’t serve tea from it but I felt a kinship to it and it belonged in my care.

The price was very modest. I would forego my lunch and purchase the lonely teapot minus its lid. My new gem would come home with me and I would find a use for it.

Now, with the addition of carefully picked flowers my chipped teapot took on a new and whimsical appearance. A forgotten castaway became the crowning touch of my table. This discovery has had me recognize hidden beauty and repurpose many a forgotten treasure.

How many times do we feel that we are not what we once were? Who would want us? What could we possibly do of importance? Just like the chipped teapot on the shelf, missing its lid, we need to look to adding some whimsy to repurpose our life.

Matthew 19:26 (New International Version)

Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

I love to hear from all who join the party. Please take a moment and sign the guest book.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Exquisite give away A VINTAGE TOUCH

Do drop by "A Vintage Touch" ( and enter for a very special give away.

You will enjoy this talented artist's work.  A good reson to set a spell with a cuppa and view her exquisite work and maybe you will be fortunate to have one of your very own.


Thursday Theme "Just Being Girl-y"

Welcome blog girlfriends!  I have been so busy with day to day chores that my blog has suffered from neglect, as well as my femininity. So while I go and fluff my stuff, I invite you to relax in a comfy chair with your prettiest teacup and dream of delicate visions of your favorite things. I have provided some femine, sweet delights to start you on your way. 
What do you do when you want to feel like a princess? Candles, bubble bath, favorite scent or perfume, soft, lyrical music, a mani and pedi.....Share with us.

If you have been bogged down with daily chores as I and missed the blog tea party, do stop in to visit with Silken Purse. There is more to savour at  Tuesday Tea for and Wednesday Tea for Me and Thee, 
Do be a dear and invite a friend or two as well.

2 Corinthians 2:14  But thanks be to God,who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. (NIV)
I so appreciate your comments! Do sign in the guest book with a comment and I will be sure to reply in like.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Love and Tuesday Tea for Two

LOVE - Let Me Count the Ways

You are welcome to come and chat with me about your thoughts on love as Valentine's Day approaches.  Do invite a friend to come along to Silken Purse's tea party at Tuesday Tea for Two and we can all share in the delights of this special day.

I  wonder if there is any topic more written about than love. The highs and lows, the hurts and healing, the regrets and dreams. I think the essence of the human condition is the need to be loved and to love.

I  wondered if there was anything new that I could write about love? I didn’t think there was. So I would love to share with you, some favorite quotes of mine on love.

A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.
~Frank A. Clark

Shall we compare our hearts to a garden -
with beautiful blooms, straggling weeds,
swooping birds and sunshine, rain -
and most importantly, seeds.

~Grey Livingston

The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.
~Quoted by Alexandra Penney in Self

The hardest-learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. ~Peter Ustinov

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~Robert Heinlein

Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.
I Corinthians 13: 13

As Valentine’s Day approaches:

 May your days be filled with the warming rays of someone’s love.

May you be a source of some one’s love.

May you feel the Father’s  grace-filled  love for you.

I hope you had a moment to sip a cup of tea and ponder the ways you share love with those around you.  Spouses, children, neighbors, friends, pets and strangers: all flourish with love.

Photo credits hearts-teacup-and-saucer_-_19_95-emma-bridgewater

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Winds of Change

“Sometimes in the winds of change we find our true direction”

T hank you for dropping by today.  Its a perfect day to ”nest” and savour the aroma and warmth of a steamy brew with a heart-warming chat .

C old! Artic, bone chilling cold.

W indy! A wind so strong that it ensures its frigid fingers

grasp your very essence.

C old! Windy!  The wind is a fierce force of nature today. I can hear the

roar of each gust, echo in the ravine outside my home.  As I watch the

cardinals perched on the barren branches, dancing hither and yon I

too feel an unsettling in my soul.

E ach day this week has brought its challenges and with that, decisions on

what direction our lives should take.  With an eye to the future, and its

uncertainties, I am trying to look at it, as opportunties, with positive

possiblities.   I suspect, if God wasn’t blowing change into my world, I

wouldn’t even take a glance outside my comfy circumstances any other

way or embrace the idea of change.

I would like to share a recipe for soup that my family enjoys on cold days, like today.
1  TBSP  olive oil
2             large carrots,  sliced
2             stalks celery, sliced
1             large onion, chopped
1 BOX     (900mL)    Campbell's Ready to Use Organic Vegetable Broth
1 CAN     (19 oz/540mL) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 CUPS    diced plum tomatoes, fresh or canned with liquid
1/4 CUP   nucooked pearl barley
2 CUPS    firmly packed chopped fresh spinach leaves, washed
Ground pepper, garlic, your favorite herbs to taste
1.   Heat oil in large saucepan, over medium-high heat.  Add the carrots, celery and onion, fresh garlic.      Cook and stir until vegies are tender.
2.   Stir in broth, beans, tomatoes and barley.  Heat to a boil.  Reduce heat to low.  Cover and cook for  30 minutes or until the barley is tender.
3.   Stir in spinach and seasonings to taste .  Cook until spinach is tender.
I have used Campbell's Chicken Ready to Use Broth and added leftover chicken or turkey, as well.
W hat better way to serve a piping hot soup than in pretty cafe au lait cups that a friend gifted me with.
Photo credit "Cardinal in Snow Storm" by Jayne