Lady Pamela's Tea Parlor

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

CATCH A QUIET MOMENT; The 1st,'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday', A Shared Meme:

Spring has arrived here, at least on most days! Today the sun is warm and cheery but the wind is still nippy. Too chilly to garden but that extreme freshness gave me lots of pep, making today a great day for Spring cleaning, inside.

So I looked over my list of things to do. It will feel so satisfying to put a check mark beside a few finished projects.  Are you finished yet?

Let's put in a good morning of finishing some tasks and meet for tea, later.

I will set the table.............


The creamer was a lonely piece, maybe in its past life it was a small vase. I pressed it into service today because it brings the colours of the china together. I found a single white sugar, at the thrift store for $.79.

To add height, I used a simple glass pedestal to raise the seashell shaped serving dish.

This unique dish was the base for a wee giftie Mr Handsome brought back from a business trip many years ago. It came from  Crabtree & Evelyn with assorted petite containers of their luxury bath products. 


Colclough,  Product of RIDGEWAY POTTERIES LTD, England

Phoenix China, T F and SONS LTD, England

Silver Plate, Queen Mary, BIRKS

Heart shaped  dish with floral butter pats

For a special touch, I pressed soft butter into the candy molds and placed in freezer over night. They released easily into the dish.  Ready to spread on warm banana bread, fresh from the oven. 

Next time I will try finely grated orange peel for added flavour and colour.   Remember to keep it, K*I*S*S.  Keeping it Simple and Stylish.  Your style of course.  Any suggestions for another flavour?

I look forward to enjoying a cup of tea with you later this afternoon.  The kettle will be ready.  I so enjoy our visits.  Let's talk about what is lovely and right with God's wondrous creation.
 I always like to hear who dropped by, if you have a moment leave a note.  Have a blessed week!

I am going to drop in on Wednesday Tea for You and Me, Wanda is a wonderful hostess and will have some visual treats to surprise you with. 

Friday I will join Show and Tell Friday with Cindy @ My Romantic Home.  There is always lots to see!
Until next time....

Welcome to the very 1st, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'; a brand new shared Tuesday Tea Themed meme, featuring teapots and tea things..,

~This new meme is shared with Wanda Lee at Silken Purse blog @ 

To partake, simply post a special photo or several of your favorite teapots and/ or afternoon tea things, such as teatime accoutrement's and teacups if you'd prefer. ~ Then simply post your special ,Teapot And Tea Things Tuedsday', blog post and link back to this blog, also mentioning, Breath Of Fresh  Air - Paper Butterfly blog by name..,

~(There will be a logo/ 'button' available to use later on Tuesday afternoon)..,

Then last but not least, register here below with Mr. Linky and there you have it!~ Remember  please to also kindly leave a comment below after you post, just to say,'hello'!.., Thanks from Wanda Lee and Pamela

~This is our first shared meme, so we  expect that  it will take time for people to be aware of our delightful new meme..., We do hope you can link to us as well  as your other delightful 'Tuesday Teatime' blog party memes in blogland!


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Weekly Words to Live By #165

Both Sides Now

The inner half of every cloud
Is bright and shining;
I therefore turn my clouds about,
And always wear them inside out
To show the lining.
                                                                     Ellen Thorncroft Fowler

Can you see the inside of your cloud at this moment?  What a philosophy to aspire to. It is our choice to look for the inside of our cloud.  For myself, it needs to be a daily discipline.  Here's a suggestion.

Philippians 4:8 (The Message)
8-9 Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.

Tracey Buxton at Notes on a Cottage Industry, hosts Weekly Words of to Live By, each Sunday. Words to encourage you through the week. Be sure and visit her to see all the words of inspiration coming from the lovely ladies of blogland. Just click here . When you stop by, check in on her not-quite-so-ordinary life, as well.

Thank you Tracey!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


A year ago I was visiting my eldest son and my daughter-in-love, to-be, on the west coast of Canada.  Spring comes earlier there.  Buds were tiny bits of green lace on the branches. Spring flowers were shyly showing their blush of colour.  Most were familar varieties to me.  Except for one.  Purple, mauve and white tuffs of tightly clustered flowerettes were abundant.  It is what I think heather would look like on the bonnie isle. It brought thoughts of Scotland to mind. Do you know what that pretty little flower is? 

I enjoyed the days spent with my adult children and have so many warm memories of the places we enjoyed. As I reminisced, my mind wandered back to the petite purple mounds of flowers, and they inspired me to set a tea table in purple with a Scottish theme. 

The cookie plate with sprigs of heather on it, is from Hammersley Co, Longton  Stoke-on-Trent, England, is waiting for the fresh baking. It was given to my mom by Gladys, a dear Scotttish lady, who introduced me to the joy of afternoon tea.
The teacups are Highland Thistle by Royal Albert. Gladys gave both my mom and me a teacup with her beloved thistle on it. Its unusual for me to have a matching pair.

The creamer and sugar are pinwheel crystal. I have combined large granule coloured sugar with white, for an added touch of pink.

The purple depression champagne glass is for lemon slices. On other events I have pressed it into service to present clotted cream or jam. It gives height to the table and accents the purple thistle of the teacup. A purchase made on our honeymoon.(a sign of things to come for my Honey)

S o as you see, I am ready for your imminent arrival.  The water is boiling for tea in the kitchen and the bell on the oven will soon be ringing. Please be patient and relax while I finish preparations and we can spend the afternoon in pleasant conversation, about all good things British, Scottish, Irish or otherwise.

I love to know who has droppped by.  Please say "Hi" before you journey on.

Enjoy your week!

I will be joining Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee..,@ Silken Purse on Wednesday

and Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

and Tuesday Tea for Two @ The Plumed Pen

Monday, April 12, 2010

Weekly Words to Live By #163

Happiness is a perfume you can't pour on others

without getting a few drops on yourself.
                                             provided by flickr

I love wordsWords can paint the dreams in one's heart and give voice to your soul. Words have power beyond the moment, that they are spoken. Words can build up or tear down. I try so earnestly to chose my words, with their impact on the receiver, in mind. Sometimes to my detrement, that opportunities pass by before I can utter my thoughts.(sigh)  I enjoy searching for prose and quotes of scholars, that have the potential to be postive. Those words propel me forward. So having discovered Tracey's meme, Weekly Words to Live By , I wanted to join.
  Tracey Buxton at Notes on a Cottage Industry, hosts Weekly Words of to Live By, each Sunday. Words to encourage you through the week. Be sure and visit her to see all the words of inspiration coming from the lovely ladies of blogland. Just click here . When you stop by, check in on her not-quite-so-ordinary life, as well. Thank you Tracey!

This is my first attempt with Mister Linky. Please be patient with me if it takes a few attempts.
I love to hear your comments!

1 Thessalonians 4:18  Therefore encourage each other with these words

1 Corinthians 2:13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thank you to Mary at 'Hope-Filled Living"

Happiness is a perfume you can't pour on others
without getting a few drops on yourself.

A special "Thank you" to Mary at Hope-Filled Living,Cultivating An Inspired Life.

Mary had a giveaway from her web store last week and I was one of the winners!  I am so excited!  I rarely win anything and will savour the book  "On a Wing and a Prayer," over a cup of tea.  Thank you Mary.

I am pleased to introduce you to Mary and encourage you to stop by her blog. I am always uplifted and encouraged by her words of wisdom that she shares as she journeys along her own path with God by her side. I am blessed by  "The Journey" and "Monday Morning Inspiration" and look forward to her new books that are going to press this spring. Please drop by and experience first hand the wonderful words of Mary that will encourage you to live a hope-filled life, at Hope-Filled Living

Now thanks be to God who…through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
2 Corinthians 2:14