Lady Pamela's Tea Parlor

Monday, May 31, 2010

Welcome To The 5th Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday:

 Welcome to the 5th,'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'!.., (Mr. Linky is now live once again below)..,

T W I N S !!

You may have guessed by now that one of my passions is tea and all things related to tea. I have another passion ... babies. I have embarked on a new career path in the last several months.  I am being certified to be a doula or birth coach.  Being present at the birth, encouraging mom to breastfeeding and newborn care seems to be so natural.  Nothing is quite as rewarding for me than to be present when a new family is being born, when a new baby is brought into this world. 

Last week I was honoured to be included with a couple who gave birth to twins.  They were 5LB,(wee boy) and 4.2 LB,(wee lassie) and born by C-Section.   I have been doing 12 hour shifts to help this wonderful couple settle in at home with their sweet, beautiful babies. I have never been busier or felt as more energized.

This is my explanation for a very short post this week.  My fingers and brain are no longer connected....  But to honour the twins I have chosen twin tea cups.

Thank you for dropping in to see me. Today will be quite informal but still a lovely time for a visit.  You are always welcome.  I will always have time to put the kettle on and sit a spell with you.  I would love to hear what is new in your world, whether it be tea, china, recipes, family or babies.

Wanda and I look forward to seeing what delightful posts you have created this week. I love to read your comments. If you have a moment please let me know you have stopped in.

Pink and Blue, of course.

EST 1775
Made in England
Fine English Bone China

This sweet doll reminds me of my own three babies.
Bought in New Orleans 2o years ago.

I can watch a baby sleep for hours. 
Their peaceful sleep reminds me of the peace and love we find in God's arm.

Matthew 18:2

For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, "I'm telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you're not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God's kingdom. What's more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it's the same as receiving me.

I will be visiting the other lovely tea ladies at:

~Tabletop Tuesday @

~ Tuesday Tea For Two @

~ Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday @ and

~Teatime Tuesday @

~Tuesday Teatime @

~Teacup Tuesday @

~Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee@

~Woo Hoo Wedmesday @

~Tablescape Thursday @

Cheers and Hugs 'til next time. Pam

Monday, May 24, 2010


Welcome kind friends to the 4th,

 I am so glad that you stopped by.  Find a comfy chair in the garden while I pour the tea and place some sweet treats on a pretty plate.

Wanda and I want to thank you all for your kind words and your beautiful contributions the last few weeks.  I have been humbled and inspired by each of your table settings, precious tea treasures and kind comments. It is wonderful to hear the sweet memories that some of you have shared surrounding your china.

I look forward to seeing your creative adventures in pictures this week.

I was inspired by the sunshine that we enjoyed this weekend and chose yellow to inspire my post. ( See Friday's post..."Two days of sun and I don't have to wear 2 layers of clothes, it was a fantastic weekend. If I have spent time with family and friends it was the best weekend".)

There aren't any special memories that I can recall connected to these cups.  I think they have come from at least 3 different family members. It's not where they came from that unites them but what they have in common (how they compliment each other.) I try to think the same way about family and friends. Its not what family we were born into but the relationships we cultivate between each of us and the way we inspire each other .

Vingette in Yellow

Bluebird of Happiness, perhaps?

I love butterflies!

Four lovely teacups




A yellow rose for friendship

"Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up."

Ecclesiastes 4: 9,10

"A friend is one who strengthens you with prayers, blesses you with love and encourages you with hope."

If you have a moment to leave a comment I will reply as soon as I can.  I am glad you stopped by. I may see you at the following blogs.

I will be visiting the other lovely tea ladies at:

~Tabletop Tuesday @

~ Tuesday Tea For Two @

~ Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday @ and

~Teatime Tuesday @

~Tuesday Teatime @

~Teacup Tuesday @

~Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee@
~Woo Hoo Wedmesday @

~Tablescape Thursday @

Cheers and Hugs til next time.  Pam

You may enjoy an older post titled, "Teacups and Friends: Never Too Many" here

Saturday, May 22, 2010



"Sometimes the tears we hold inside simply need to be cried out.
To release them is a gift to ourselves. I hope you love yourself enough to cry."
                                        This quote is from my friend Kelita.

April showers do bring May flowers. The grey damp days of spring are not always welcome. Yet the freshness of the air after a rain is sweet with the fragrance of new life. There are times in our lives when we are living in a place where the stormy clouds foreshadow the torrents of raindrops to come. Lest we think it weak to cry we should think of tears as spring showers washing away the emotional snow and grime of winter, bringing the promise of new beginnings in our life.

Psalm 56: 8 & 9

You keep track of all my sorrows.[a]
You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book.
9 My enemies will retreat when I call to you for help.
This I know: God is on my side!

I am linking to Tracey's, Words of Wisdom at Notes from A Cottage Industry. Also to Spiritual Sundays. Thank you Tracey, Charlotte and Ginger for hostessing.

Kelita: Award winner singer/song writer
Songs of inspiration, healing and hope

KELITA embodies inspirational entertainment! Her original heartfelt songs, hilarious character comedy and inspirational speaking, will take you on an emotional rollercoaster. From laughter to tears, from inspiration to empowerment Kelita is a unique communicator who definitely relates to women. If you think you’re on this journey alone Kelita will let you know you are not. At times you’ll be thinking she’s read your diary or the inner most recesses of your broken heart. Kelita has the wonderful gift to put into a 4 minute song what you have been feeling your whole life but have never been able to express. Music as therapy, deep emotional healing, spiritual connection - and you thought this was just another singer? Kelita’s sensitive down to earth and compassionate heart will lift you up to a place where you’re ready to be challenged to face the truth in your own life and let the healing begin. With a life that reads like a soap opera Kelita has been able to take her mess and turn it into an incredible life changing message.


I am looking forward to this weekend.  How about you? Do you have any plans? In Canada, this is a long weekend.  As Canadians, we tend to be pre-occupied with the weather, but even more so when it is a 3 day weekend.

I am like the average, listening to the weather report and attempting to plan outings, picnics and gardening according to the weather.  Does it work?  Only if one is flexible... which of course goes contrary to the concept of planning.  With time I have developed a theory: If it doesn't snow, its been a good weekend. If it rains only one day, its been a great weekend. Two days of sun and I don't have to wear 2 layers of clothes, it was a fantastic weekend.  If I have spent time with family and friends it was the best weekend.

We can't rely on the weather to accommodate our plans any more than we can control the events in our lives.  But we can chose our attitude, set our priorities and focus on what is truly important in life.
Rain or shine, have the best weekend! God Bless your week to come.

Wanda and I extend a warm invitation to all, for a new shared meme,
'Teapots and Tea Things Tuesdays"

Monday, May 17, 2010

The 3rd Teapot & Tea Things Tuesday

Welcome to the 3rd,

 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'!..,


Tea is almost ready. Do make your self comfortable.  The dainty scones are browning up in the oven.  I will put a grand dollop of creme fraiche in the  glass. Let's chat while I set out the dishes. How has your weather been since we last spoke?  Our weather has been so pleasant the last few days.  The sun has been warm and the sky blue, a true blue.  That inspired me to choose my petite blue teapot for this week, to share with you.  What did you use for your inspiration?

I am setting up tea on my luggage table.
I found these matching suitcases at a tag sale a number of years ago.  It didn't seem to have enough surface area so we found a piece of tempered glass to top it.

The tea set was a Christmas present from my son a few years ago.  He was undecided as to what I would like.  I think he figured it out just fine.

Antique Blue by MAXWELL & WILLIAMS

Antique Blue by MAXWELL & WILLIAMS

A funky martini glass to display creme fraiche centred on a small plate that will present the scones.
Or perhaps for lemon slices for the discerning taste buds.

The plate has been re-created from a china pattern from the Titanic.
Click on plate to see full description.

Gold and White ~ How regal
The three sisters were found at an estate sale for $5.00 each
How could I resist?
It was challenging to find the right teacups to compliment the busy-ness of the blue floral pattern of the teapot.  The simplicity of the white and gold worked the best.

                                               (No Name) Fine Bone China ~ STANLEY EST - 1875

                                            Regency ~ ROYAL ALBERT CROWN CHINA

I am so glad you stopped by.  I love to hear your comments. Looking forward to seeing what inspired you this week.

I will be visiting the other lovely tea ladies at:
~Tabletop Tuesday @

~Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee@

Thanks for coming by for a visit!~ 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' is is a meme shared by Pamela , a.k.a. /Paper Butterfly and Wanda Lee, a.k.a./ Silken Purse

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Vintage Touch Give Away

Do you like antique china, beautiful flowers, lovable puppies and dogs, vintage scenes?? 

Then I encourage you to visit A Vintage Touch, and get aquainted with Lara and her realistic
oil paintings.  You will be enchanted by what you see and if you enter into her giveaway you may be a very happy lady indeed when you win. Go to A Vinatage Touch  here, to read the rules and enter.

Be sure to visit her other blogs: Turquoise Tuesday, Paint a Pup a Day and Vintage Dog Designs and her Etsy Shop

Thank you Lara for your generous giveaways

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

Due to some technical problems please drop in to the post below and register with Mr Linky.

I look forward to chatting with you.  Please leave a comment.

To Enter the 30st  Tuesday Tea for Two Contest go to the
Plumed Pen Blog  here

It is time to celebrate!!  My dear friend Wanda has masterfully created 53 blogs posts about the various aspects of tea. Please do pop over to visit her at Tuesday Tea for Two'   and 'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee' @ The Plumed Pen.
With such an accomplishment as this I was compelled to polish my silver tea service, so we can celebrate in style. This special set has sentimental memories for me. The set was passed down from a dear family friend to my mom and now is in my care.

My mother had a very dear friend named Gladys. My mom lost her mother at age eight and Gladys had never had children. I suppose because Gladys was a few years senior to my mom that their relationship become one liken to mother and daughter. You can see how the relationship would be very special to them. 

Gladys was a proper Scottish lady,
with a dry wit,  (always laughter in her home)
a love for classical literature (introduced me to Charles Dickens) and
loved the finer things of tea. (the china, good quality tea and eats) 
I am sure she passed her passion for collecting dishes onto both my mom and me.

And so I ask you to imagine you hear the drone of the bagpipes in the distance as I  pay my respects to a grand lady from my past and  honour a cherished friend of the present.

My apologies for the lack of pictures. I have had challenges photographying the tea set.  I still have much to learn. I will post pictures as soon as I have something that does the it justice.  Don't forget to stop in later.

Meanwhile do visit Wanda and enjoy some of her past posts. The art work and vingettes are so creative.

Thank you for your pateince.  Here is the long awaited pictures.  Wish there were more.

Notice the detail

Monday, May 10, 2010

Welcome To The 2nd Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday:

Hello there sweet friends and welcome to the..,

.., 2nd, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'!
(This is a temporay post until Pamela is ready to post on Tuesday; in blogland we often start a meme a day early)..,

If you wish to join in and partake with this shared meme between Pamela, a.k.a./ Paper Butterfly and Wanda Lee, a.k.a./Silken Purse, simply follow the following guidelines:

1~ Simply post something, really anything your heart desires reference teapots and/or teacups and tea accoutrements as well as the theme of afternoon tea..,

2~ Then post a link back to after you have posted your, 'Tea Pot And Tea Things Tuesday' post, on your own blog, kindly mentioning this blog by name.., 

3~ Then register here below with Mr. Linky, (remembering to post your blog post's specific URL when you  register so that others can find your specific teatime post, several days afterward)..,

4~ There you have it!.., I hope you can join us!~ Kindly leave a comment after you have registered to say 'hello'.

Thanks and enjoy!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Weekly Words To Live By

Happy Mothers' Day!

"When God births a baby, He births a mother and a father, too...and He gives them wisdom in their hearts, for that particular baby.  Trust your heart."

Tracey Buxton at Notes on a Cottage Industry, hosts Weekly Words 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!

Wanda and I would like to invite you to a new meme on Tuesday's
Teapots and Tea Things

Psalms 139:13,14
13 For you created my inmost being;

you knit me together in my mother's womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful,

I know that full well.

Proverbs 23:22 (The Message)

Buy Wisdom, Education, Insight

22-25 Listen with respect to the father who raised you,

and when your mother grows old, don't neglect her.

Buy truth—don't sell it for love or money;

buy wisdom, buy education, buy insight.

Parents rejoice when their children turn out well;

wise children become proud parents.

So make your father happy!

Make your mother proud!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The 1st Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday:


Today is the perfect day to honour a few women, to express my gratitude to them for their contribution to my life.

I received my give-away from Mary at Hope Filled Living.  A precious book with inspirational quotes, scriptures and wonderful pictures.  I know I will go to it often to up lift my weary soul and to share these wonderful words to those around me, that may be in need too.  Thank you Mary for the gift of your friendship, kindness and your weekly writings.

You may think you are on a new blog...but my dearest friend, Wanda, has created a new banner for me.
Do you not love the fresh feel of the ocean breezes as they billow into my room?  My eyes popped wide open when I discovered it late last night.  So excited I could hardly sleep.

Wanda is one of the most creative people I know, as well as, one of my dearest friend. Miles may separate us but the loving fellowship we share on the phone and through our blogs is a precious gift God has blessed me with.

Among other things we share the love of the hunt for pretty pieces to add to our collections.  We happened upon two teacups, twin sisters, so to speak, on one of my visits.  We decided we must each have one and so started a new tradition of friendship teacups.

As my friend Wanda and I introduce a new meme, 

'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesdsay'

I wondered which teapot to share with all of you and with Mother's Day quickly approaching I chose the oldest teapot I have.  It was my grandmother's.  A lady I never had the pleasure of meeting but through family stories and the china in her china cabinet I soon came to love the person she was. 

Minnie Smith, was a farmer's wife, she organized a household of 10 children, plus hired hands,  a loving aunt and sister, a compassionate friend and a woman of God.  Seeing the gently loved tea set I know she took the time to share a cup of tea with family and friends and used her Sunday best when they came.

This is her tea set that has been handed down to me from an aunt. I don't remember seeing anyone pour tea from it.
What a shame.

The teapot lid and sugar lid are graced with tiny rosebuds.

The trivet displays the colours probably closer to the original.

Minnie's sister and husband were fortunate enough to travel in Europe and I wonder if they may have brought the tea set back to her?

   The prettiest back drop for china is lace, don't you think?
I extend an invitation to you to share your favorite Teapot  and Tea Treasures, and the history behind them!..,

*If you want to join in the fun with our 1st,'Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday', here are the guidelines dear friends:

~1. Post a single picture or several photos of your favorite teapots and tea things; really anything from tea accoutrement's prettily arranged, to a favorite tea set and/or china cups and saucers on your own blog for our 1st, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'..,

~2. Then mention our new blog party meme by name including a link back to, 'Breath Of Fresh Air- Paper Butterfly', blog..,

~3. There will be a logo and 'button' available next week for our second,'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'.., In the meantime you may 'grab this new blog banner' right here for your blog's sidebar or Tuesday Tea post..,

~4. Last, register with Mr. Linky here below...,There you have it! Thanks so much for joining us today for what we have lovingly 'dubbed', our little corner of ,'Tuesday Teatime in blogland' for our 1st,'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'!..,

~5. Kindly leave a comment and also say 'hello' after you have linked with our blog party meme.., Thanks.

*This is a shared blog party meme between, Wanda Lee @  and Pamela @

Thanks dear friends from Pamela, a.k.a/ Paper Butterfly and Wanda Lee, a.k.a./Silken purse!
Tabletop Tuesday @

I am also linking with the following tea party memes for what I lovingly refer to as;'Tuesday and Wedbnesday teatime in Blogland':

~Teatime Tuesday @

~Teacup Tuesday @

~Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee@

~Susan for Tablescape Thursday @