Lady Pamela's Tea Parlor

Sunday, January 30, 2011

40th Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday, brownies

Welcome to...

40th, Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday

Seldom can the heart be lonely,
If it seek a lonelier still;
Self-forgetting, seeking only
Emptier cups of love to fill.

Frances Havergal

Wasn't last week wonderful!  How generous you were, dear friends,  with sharing your tea treasures and comments. All much appreciated.  I did not feel lonely, nor my cup of love empty.  I am anticipating with great excitement  what my eyes may be delighted with, this week.  There is  always an invitation and  a welcoming place for everyone on Tuesday at the tea table.  Thank you for sharing with us.  We feel blessed.

Do you ever imagine people as teacups?  There are just as many shapes of people as there are shapes of teacups. Full-sized ones, petite ones, tall ones, all with their own unique character and appeal. The colours and rich designs are as varied as the complexity of the friends we have. The shape of their handle, the curve of the lip, each offering a different experience in which to embrace a warm cup of tea.  When taking a moment to contemplate  a relationship , I oft reflect and ponder  if perhaps a friend may require a spot of love in their cup, from me? What a difference it could make in that person's day, perhaps even in changing their path in  life, maybe eternally?  I believe that nuturing loving and caring relationships is our ultimate calling. 

I invite you to relax and settle yourself for a sweet treat with your tea.

By a sunny window

A touch of sweetness

Still mismatched crean and sugar
I have discovered that their mates are packed!
Who knows when I will have them together again?

Larger luncheon plate is a set of 6 from an aunt
The smaller plate is from a set of 4, found
in the local thrift store for $5.00
I love that they are diffent shapes

I used larger plate on the pedestal
to create a larger serving piece
Cream and sugar now on the table
I changed my mind.  Do you ever do that?

Please don't eat all of them.  I need a few to decorate.
See below.

Tea is served!

Luncheon Plate

Small plate

My inspiration for a dessert came from the one and only Martha Stewart,

                                Brownie Heart Cupcakes, I have included her recipe here.

My adaptation is a little quicker.
When using a mix, use the best.

I am grateful that three packages come in one box,
at Costco.

For Valetines' Day I add chopped candied ginger to the batter and use a heart-shaped cookie cutter
Ice and top with a heart-shaped ginger snap cookie if I can't find
 my teeny-weeny heart-shaped cutter.

Or pour batter into a greased and floured large, rimmed cookie sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees. When cool, cut with a heart-shaped cookie cutter Pour into a greased and floured large, rimmed cookie sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees. When cool, cut with a heart-shaped cookie cutter

~ I encourage you to stop by and savour another cup of tea while you enjoy her pretty vignettes.

The more the fun!

We don't want to miss a single teacup or teapot!

As always we cherish your comments and participation
in our Tuesday meme.

~You will be warmly welcomed if you choose to
become a follower!~

Welcome to,

Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland!

These are the links to the other oh-so-delightful tea parties and tabletop parties that I attend.

I invite you to drop in. Many thanks to those who faithfully host each week.

~ Hope to see you there!!

(Our own memes are marked with an asterisk*):

Tuesday Teatime with Lady Katherine

~ Teatime Tuesday with Sandi

~ Teacup Tuesday with Martha

~ Teacup Tuesday with Terri

~ Tabletop Tuesday with Marti

~ A Return to Loveliness with Kathy

*~ The 40th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday', with Wanda Lee and Pam @

Other favorite places I may visit this week:

~Tablescape Thursday with Susan

~ Foodie Friday with Michael

~Show and Tell Fridays with Cindy

~Sunday Favorites with Chari

Cheers and hugs from Pam and Wanda Lee; ( Wanda Lee is the other half of our weekly blog tea party memes; 40th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'/ 68th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two'.., @ and also @


  1. Hi Where is link to Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday for Feb 1 date? Ikeep going back to Wanda Lee and this one and don't see how to link. It will bemy first time joining in.

  2. Hello there Pam!

    How lovely and yummy, all at once!.., You just keep outdoing yourself!~ I love the sentiments in this week's post also; and such exceptionally inviting and pretty pictures!~ I must find one of those fab brownie mixes!.., Yum!

    Thanks for co -hosting this our 40th, 'Tea Pot And Tea Things Tuesday', dear friend!.., Where has the time gone?

    Cheers WL

  3. Your tea time was peaceful, and again, quite lovely. The cupcakes are pretty tempting...guess I will have to make some soon.

    I cannot believe I was not already a follower, so I remedied that, gladly!

  4. It looks so lovely set there in front of the window...What is it that makes a round table the perfect setting for tea?..whatever it is I know a round table is on my "want" list...maybe one day I will figure out where I can fit one in the house :)

    Thank you for hosting once again this week..

    Blessings Kelsie

  5. Fabulous tea post! I loved every bit of it, especially what you wrote about tea cups being like people, or the other way around. So true!
    Your tea cup is so dainty and lovely. I do love this kind of cup!

  6. Such a lovely Tea, How I love the luncheon plates! The sweet touch of the butterfly! The cupcakes are so delightful!

  7. This is so, so, pretty. I love it. The heart cookies and cupcakes are wonderful. Love your teathings. Fabulous setting again. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  8. Pam, everything looks wonderfully Spring and cozy. I like that you put the teapot on a pedestal as, as on its throne...The teapot definitely is queen - don't you think?

    The goodies look fabulously delicious! The tea cup is very pretty. And I do like the color pink of the plate - a burst of freshness. It makes me want Spring, and almost makes me forget how hot it will be here before long.

  9. Those little brownie hearts are adorable!

    - The Tablescaper

  10. love the brownie but your china is even yummier! beautiful!

  11. Lovely setting - love how you've layered things with height - such a Delightsome view! Love the whimsy, the beauty of the tea set and the delicious brownie! Yum!
    Thank you for joining A Return to Loveliness - you've made it all the more special,

  12. Gorgeous charm...and such a beautiful magic touch you have! It is lovely to meet you!
    What a beautiful blog you have..super lovely post..full of inspiration..happy tea!!
    Shine on

  13. I just can imagine myself sitting by a sunny window and having a cup of tea from a lovely set you have and cute heart cookies! I love the mismatched plates you have, it's just perfect!

  14. Beautiful tea! I like your mix of patterns. I'll have one or two of those heart brownies. ;-)

  15. I am a first time visitor to your blog, but I gaurantee you it won't be my last trip! Your post makes me want to host a tea!! Lovely.

    The Howell Blessings

  16. Hi: Just beautiful! Just beautiful. Blessings, Martha

  17. What a beautiful setting for tea. Love the china.


  18. Your tea and cupcakes are just delightful!

  19. What a charming display, I wish I could join you. Aren't those Ghirardelli mixes just the best?!

  20. Lovely tablescape! The beautiful butterfly on the handle is a nice touch. And I can't wait to make some heart-shaped brownies and share a little chocolate love. ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  21. Beautiful tea table...the pink plates are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

  22. Beautifully done, love how the butterfly matches the splash of pink on the beautiful cups. And what a wonderful recipe thanks for sharing it!

    And thanks for joining The Valentines Party :)

  23. I want those pink plates! Love them! Everything is just beautiful and the brownies are the perfect touch. I found your lovely blog via A Holiday Haven. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Happy Valentine's Day!