Lady Pamela's Tea Parlor

Monday, February 28, 2011

44th Tea Pots and Tea Things Tuesday Kristina

Welcome to...

44th Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

In youth we learn: in age we understand.

Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

Jamie Lee Curtis

“Is there really a human race?

Is it going on now all over the place?

When did it start?

Who said, “Ready, Set, Go”?

Did it start on my birthday?

I really must know.

Do I warm up and stretch?

Do I practice and train?

Do I get my own coach?

Do I get my own lane?

Do I race in the snow?

Do I race in a twister?

Am I racing my friends?

Am I racing my sister?

If the race is a relay, is Dad on my team:

And his dad and his dad? You know what I mean.

Is the race like a loop or an obstacle course?

Am I a jockey, or am I a horse?

Is there pushing and shoving to get to the lead?

If the race is unfair, will I succeed?

Do some of us win? Do some of us lose?

Is winning or losing something I choose?

Why am I racing? What am I winning?

Does all of my racing keep the world spinning?

If I get off track when I take the wrong turn,

Do I make my way back from mistakes? Do I learn?

Is it a sprint? A dash to the end?

Am I aware of the time that I spend?

And why do I do it, this zillion yard dash?

If we don’t help each other we’re all going to CRASH.”

“Sometimes it’s better not to go fast.

There are beautiful sights to be seen when you’re last.

Shouldn’t it be that you just try your best?

And that’s more important than beating the rest?

Shouldn’t it be looking back at the end

that you judge your own race by the help that you lend?

So, take what’s inside you and make big, bold choices,

And for those who can’t speak for themselves,

use bold voices.

And make friends and love well,

bring art to this place

And make the world better

for the whole human race.”

I welcome all of you to tea.  I hope your week has been as exciting as mine!  I have had tea party every day and better yet it was with my daughter.  Kristina has been home for reading week and we have kept the kettle busy into the wee hours of the night.  So many things to chat about.  Amazing to hear all the things she has learnt on this journy.  I find it so amazing to watch my little girl maturing into a fine young woman.  Back to university tomorrow and the tender care of my dear friend Wanda for a few more weeks.

So I apologize for not making the rounds and to chat you this week, we needed to catch up on two months of tea.  I am always grateful for your visits and your comments.

A Mother and Daughter Tea

The makings of a great occasion

Mother and daughter teacups

A thrifty purchase

Feathers, vintage lace, pearls and china, of course.

A birthday gift from my son and daughter-in-love

Pretty lace

A birthday gift from my Aunt Ruby
many, many years ago.

Cream or sugar??


My butterfly is flourishing

Fluttering to take flight


Direct your children onto the right path,
and when they are older, they will not leave it.
Proverbs 22:6 (New Living Translation)

~ I encourage you to stop by and savour another cup of tea while you enjoy their 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

with 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 * ):

*~The 72nd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two'

~ 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 44th, '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 Friday 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 meme; 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'.., @


  1. oops, so sorry, but I linked twice. A senior moment?? :) Please just delete one.Thanks..
    and thanks for hosting.

  2. Lovely tea things today! i love that teapot! So beautiful. I hope you have a fantastic week!

  3. Hello,
    This looks like a wonderful tea party of Mom and Daughter which got good friends, too.
    Greetings, Johanna

  4. such beautiful setting and china! love them all! thanks for sharing! have a great week!

  5. Hello there Pam,

    At long last, a mother daughter teatime with Kristina once again!~ What fun!..,Such dainty

    Thanks for co-hosting TTTT once again.

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  6. I love the poem by Jamie Curtis. It is so wonderful to be able to chat with your daughter and share a cup or two of tea as you do. Blogging , however great a time we have with it, should most definitely not interrupt time with family and friends in person, NEVER !Good for you and for your daughter, what a blessing for the both of you.

  7. So glad you were able to spend time with your daughter - time flies by and it is so precious! These are moments she'll look back on and realize that for her life has changed to when you talk woman to woman - it is a wonderful thing - so adore the way you display your teacups, teapot and accessories - your teacups are so delicious and delicate - Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,

  8. I'm so enjoying all the lovely teascapes and vignettes that I've found because of Kathy's A Return to Loveliness gathering.
    Your china collcetion is wonderful.

  9. What a lovely tea party. And so much more special to share it with your daughter.


  10. Wonderful tea party for mother and daughter!

  11. What a lovely tea setting! Your footed tea cups are so pretty, the florals and golds are gorgeous patterns.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us today.

  12. How wonderful, your daughter is home, and able to share tea with you. That brings back memories for me. I love the way the 'mother' tea cup is cradling the 'daughter' tea cup - you've posed them so poignantly. A perfect vignette. Everything looks so pretty.

    Have a happy day,

  13. There is nothing as sweet as tea times with our daughters..I agree! I have tea with my daughter every day..but at 20, she's getting so busy, that I know I'm enjoying 'borrowed time'. :o)

    You really take the most lovely photos! I ADORE those tea cups with the gold trim! My favorite cups are the very ornate ones. :O) Thanks so much for joining my tea party. I feel so honored!
    Donna @ Comin' Home

  14. So happy that you had some special time with your daughter.

    - The Tablescaper

  15. I adore your little cups with feet - so precious! I love your tea parties - thank you so much for hosting!

  16. How wonderful to have a tea party each and every day! Lovely settings.

  17. Hi: I am so glad you had the time to be with your daughter. It is so precious to have that time. I love your post today. The pearls coming out of your tea pot is amazing. I have to tell you I am going to use that idea. It is just amazing how that looks. I pray a wonderful time for you and your daughter, with many blessings. Hugs, Martha

  18. Hello dear Pam,
    I'm so sorry to be making my visit so late in the week but I've been sick with the flu.
    I just love the teacup your son and DIL gifted you with! It is lovely! Your presentation is special as always. Thank you for sharing and coming by to have tea with me.


  19. Your china is beautiful and what a great buy on the napkins. I love to find things like that. Happy VTT!

  20. You have such beautiful tea things...especially that gorgeous teapot. What a wonderful way to be using them all...tea with a wonderful daughter!

  21. Such beautiful china~ Thanks for sharing this at FNF! :)

  22. More lovely china to admire. I love the cup given to you by your son and daughter-in-love. ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage