Lady Pamela's Tea Parlor

Monday, April 18, 2011

51st Teapots and Tea Things Tuesday,cherry blossoms

Welcome to....

the 51st Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

We need time to dream, time to remember,
and time to reach the infinite.
Time to be.


Mr. R commented last week that time was not my friend.  I must say that I was taken back, initially, but taking the time to mull over his words, I agreed.  Time is travelling at hyper-speed these days for me. There is much to accomplish and many friends to connect with that touches my life in so many wonderful ways.  I have become aware of not having the time to dream, reminisce, to pray and to be.

Do you ever find yourself in that place?  How do you remedy the situation?  Could it be as simple as taking the time for a pleasant cup of tea alone or with a friend?  Perhaps laying under a cherry bloosm tree in bloom and daydreaming, as Anne Shirley, must have. Reading your kind comments and visiting your posts help to extend the quiet moments through the week and inspire me.

Everyone is welcome at the tea table. Linger as long as you are able. While you introduce yourselves to our new followers and catch up with familiar friends, and exchange Easter greetings.

Speaking of visits that are too short, my next few months have several. I am most excited to be heading to Nova Scotia, end of this week, to our beloved Wanda's home. She graciously opened her doors to our Kristina, last fall. Kristina has been an addition to the household , as she attended Dalhousie University. This has been a haven for my daughter, as her first experience, away from us, in Ontario. Wanda has been a great support and mentor. There will never be enough thank you's to express our appreciation.  SoWanda and I will share tea next week, in person, together.  Oh goody.

How I was gifted with The Cherry Blossom teaset.

Kelita came to our door last week with a small box in her arms. She said it was for me, if I wished to have it.  Opening the box, what do you suppose I saw?... China and teacups!  No need to contemplate...I think my quick response may have startled her...yes I would love to include them in my circle of teacup friends!

These dishes hold treasured memories for both Kelita and myself as a child.  The tea set was her mother's when she first got married.  The soft pink blossoms of the trees reminded Kelita of cotton candy, when she was a child.

For me, my Aunt Orpha had but one teacup of this pattern and I loved how delicate and old fashioned it looked. It reminds me of "Anne of Green Gables", my favorite story book as a young girl.  As well, the blossoming trees remind me  of vacations spent with my dear friend, Wanda Lee, on the East Coast. The apple trees, in "The Valley", were in blossom last time I visited her. Oh what wonderful memories...

Kelita was performing out East a few years ago. I suggested that Wanda Lee would love her concert.  Wanda Lee was thrilled and had a chance to meet Kelita after the performance.  I think the three of us will enjoy a catching up over a virtual tea today... But of course, you are invited too!  Please join me as I unpack the box and create a tea with my new treasures.

The Box

What do you think is inside?

Cream and Sugar
4 Tea Plates
4 Teacups aand Saucers

A  Tea Setting for Four

Getting organized

Cream and Sugar

One of four Teacups

4 Tea Plates

Queen Mary Silverplate by BIRKS
My silver for over 30 years
Goes well with the new set, don't you think?

"Blossom Time"

Bone China

Introduced the new to some old friends.
The Lady in the Garden plate 
was a wedding present to my parents

over 60 years ago

This may be upside down?
I cannot decipher what it says, can you?
I would love to know something about it.
Perhaps R&K
Made in England

The tiniest drop of red food colouring to change the sugar
into a delicate cotton candy pink.

A spectacular arrangement
I wish they were real and from my garden.

My mom's hand embroidered tablecloth that was featured last week.

Psalm 1:2 and 3

2 But they delight in the law of the LORD,

meditating on it day and night.

3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank,

bearing fruit each season.

Their leaves never wither,

and they prosper in all they do.

Psalm 1:2 (Message)

Instead you thrill to God's Word, you chew on Scripture day and night. You're a tree replanted in Eden, bearing fresh fruit every month, Never dropping a leaf, always in blossom.

I look forward to seeing your creative adventures in prose and pictures this week.  I am excited to drop in on as many Tea Parties as I can and am honoured that you take a moment to visit us here.

If you have not joined, I extend a warm invitation that you do.  There is always room at the tea table for more ladies.

As well, do join me and the other tea ladies this week for, 'Tuesday Teatime In Blogland',

I may see you at the following blogs.

~Tabletop Tuesday @

* ~ 79th Tuesday Tea For Two @

* ~ 51st Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday @ and

~Teatime Tuesday @

~Tuesday Teatime @

~Teacup Tuesday @

~Tablescape Thursday @

~Sunday Favorites @

Cheers and hugs from Pam, (and Wanda Lee @


  1. Hi Pam,
    What a lovely friend you have to gift you with the beautiful china! That is one of my favourite patterns although I do not own one piece of it. I never see it anywhere around here. Your tea table is lovely and I also colour my sugar with red food colouring! It's a great way to make the sugar cotton candy pink. Love the sweet sugar spoon too. The lady in the garden plate is beautiful and so is your mother's table cloth! Simply lovely; everything! Thanks for sharing and I wish you and your family a very Happy Easter.


  2. Dear Pam,

    So very pretty and and blossom/cotton candy pink!

    Thanks for co-hosting; see you soon!

    Easter blessings,

  3. Oh, your new tea set is gorgeous! And the linen is stunning! What beautiful photos for today's tea!

  4. Mercy! I love this china & that lady in the garden. In our shop we had as much as I could find, & it sold rapidly. I love it, you lucky gal to have a sweet thoughtful friend ... can I give you my address to give to her? Chuckle!

    Have an EGGS-TRA blessed Easter ~
    TTFN ~

  5. How very special! A favorite pattern and so perfect for the springtime. What a blessing!

  6. What a gorgeous tea set your friend gave you! So gorgeous; such a delightful decoration!!
    best wishes

  7. How fortunate you are to have such a wonderful friend! The china is gorgeous! Lovely post!

  8. I absolutely love your tea set - you are very blessed! Thank you for hosting our wonderful tea party.

  9. Dear Pam
    What a lovely post! I have enjoyed watching it

  10. OHH,this tea set is lovely! I love your silver too and that pink sugar! Fabulous! What a sweet gift! Thanks for having us and have a lovely Easter!

  11. Oh, my word! This is so very beautiful!
    What a wonderful gift - a treasure,

  12. That is a most generous and gorgeous gift! I am sure you will treasure it for many years and enjoy it too!
    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely post.

  13. Pam, you shared such beautiful teacups and saucers today! I so enjoyed seeing them unwrapped and put to such lovely use. :o)

    Thanks for hosting this sweet tea party. I really love the embroidered tablecloth too.

    Donna @ Comin' Home

  14. How thrilled you must have been to see the contents of that box, Pam! I know I certainly would have been. By the way, I love Anne of Green Gables and instilled a love of it in my daughter when she was young, as well.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage