Lady Pamela's Tea Parlor

Monday, December 5, 2011

84th 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' The Christmas Carol

Welcome to....

84th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'

"God bless us everyone"

Tiny Tim from Charles Dickens', The Christmas Carol

"Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who
belong to us, we see the past, present and future.
We make discoveries about ourselves."
Gail Lumet Buckley


I am joining Sandi @ ROSE CHINTZ COTTAGE, today for a Christmas tea.
You are invited too!  Please join Sandi for "Embrace THE SEASON"

Sandi, can't wait to see all your lovely holiday tea things as well as a
1. Holiday Craft
2. Recipe
3. Christmas memory.
You are welcome to share any of the above or all three if you wish. The more the merrier as they say!

My offering is a recipe but it is to nourish and pamper you from the outside in. 

I enjoy gifting my friends with a homemade sugar scrub.  Here is the recipe.  Please only use organic ingredents.


          1 cup      Granulated Sugar
          2 cups    Olive oil, or sweet almond oil, coconut oil
         several drops of essential oil,  my favorite is lavendar

Mix thoroughly and place in a pretty container
I prefer using sugar over salt because it is gentler on your skin.

I added a cute spoon

I will also be joining Kathy @ A Delightsome Life,
for her "Christmas With Victoria".

And the following week, December 12, you are invited to join
 Wanda Lee @ Plumed Pen and myself for their


 I am delighted that you have taken some time for yourself and dropped in for tea.  This is a busy time of year and it is so important to take a moment to collect your thoughts while you relax for a few moments.  If I do not leave a note this week please know I have stopped by when time allowed, but I may not have the time to chat.  I will in turn not be concerned if you don't have time to chat either. We will catch up soon!

We don't need the spirits from Dickens' classic to learn about ourselves. Our time with family often has a similar effect. Sometimes positive and sometimes revealing. Our pastor, in church, spoke on Sunday about happiness as it relates to our past, present and future. I found it helpful and would love to share a couple of his points with you.

The key to happiness lies in having a right relationship with our past, present, and future.

1. Relating to our past through ACCEPTANCE (faith). It happened, but the past is not real any more.  Re-living any of is futile. The ONLY thing that matters in your past, is that Jesus was born, lived and died, and lived again... for you.

2. Relating to our future through ANTICIPATION (hope). The best is yet to come.

3. Relating to our present through AWARENESS (love). Living with what matters today; relationships, people and being thankful for everything God has made us stewards of.

As in Dicken's classic tale,The Christmas Carol,  the present is the only thing we can make choices about. Choose to be grateful, choose to be happy, choose to love, in our present circumstances.

Bringing the pieces together

Or maybe these?

Debut of my silver and white teaset.
Snowflakes for sugar and feathers for milk.
Elegant lines

 Special Guests

Tucked my silver in the tiny stockings
My guests will take the stockings home as a rememberance of the tea

Fruits of the Spirit  Galations5:22-23 (The Message)
But what happens when we live God's way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.

1 Timothy 1:15; Romans 15:17

Matthew 5:11-12; Hebrews 12:2; 2 Corinthians 4:17; Revelation 21:3-4

Acts 17:28

If you have a moment to linger I invite you to stop in to The Silken Purse 
Plumed Pen 

 to see what my co hostess, Wanda, has for us to savour.

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 Teatime

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 memes are marked with an asterisk*

*113th, Tuesday Tea For Two @
and also
*84th, Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday @
and @

~ Tuesday Teatime with Lady Katherine

Other favorite places I may visit this week:

Wow Us Wednesday with Kim

~Tablescape Thursday with Susan

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'.., @

P.S. ~ It was 4:30 am, in the wee hours of the early, Wednesday morning when Wanda Lee finished blogging. With the kind of day that Tuesday was for Wanda Lee and also the recent recovery of Wanda Lee's computer after it had crashed, with much waiting and hard work to recover it, Wanda Lee says that she is simply much too tired to link up as she would so much have hoped. ~ (If the other delightful Tuesday tea party links are still open, she will link up tomorrow..., during better, later, daylight hours on Wednesday, when she is not so extremely exhausted). ~ Thanks.



  1. Hello Pam,
    What a pretty tea table! I love the teacups! You always share a lovely and inspirational tea post. Thank you and I will be back to link up.

    Christmas blessings,

  2. What a gorgeous mix of red, white, gold and silver. And a Margaret Furlong angel! I shared some today too! Ruth

  3. Your silver and white tea set is stunning and I love the red plates and the rose cups! Lovely Christmas tea! Happy Tea Day!

  4. I agree w/ Snap, that sliver and white set is out of this world. I love your regal red cups as well. Truly lovely words here to reflect on as usual. Blessings.

  5. Hello Pam,
    the scrub recipe is interesting and I love the pretty spoon. The silver and white tea set is really stunning. Very elegant and perfect for winter season (and every other also). Great combinations wiwth the bright red cups. Thank your for sharing this elegant setting.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  6. Hi Pam, The scrub must smell delicious! I'll bet it feels really great too! Love your new teaset; you're right, it is stunning.

  7. Hello Pam! I am so behind! You took my breath away with that beautiful sugar dish! Love your sugar scrub and how you packaged it - very elegant! As is your table setting - beautifully done - just love the little seashell angels! Thank you so much for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness,
    Hope you have a blessed week!

  8. What a lovely tea table! Visiting from BNOTP! Love, ~Nana~

  9. Wow, I love the Teaset and thanks for showing the mark on the bottom. I just need a cookie and a cup of tea. The rose cup is my chose! The pleasure of seeing your blog and beautiful posts and love to visit every week is so much fun! Happy Tablescaping, Pam

  10. Beautiful. I love the correlation to Dickens. I also love the snowflakes tucked into the creamer. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!