Lady Pamela's Tea Parlor

Monday, October 4, 2010


The 23rd  
Teapot And  Tea Things Tuesday

Of all the things you wear,
your expression is the most important.
                                                                     Janet Lane

Another week has gone by with several unexpected events......should I be surprised??  And once again I am in catch-up mode.  This may be the first Progressive Blog Post.  If you have enjoyed a progressive dinner you know what I mean.  A supper, served course by course at different particapants homes.  This post will be served "course by course" as the day progresses into evening.  Hopefully fun for you and a way to keep me on track.  I am working today until 8 PM when I will be posting pictures and prose there after. 
Tea will be served!
Please make yourself comfortable at the tea table as you so patiently wait.
Thank you for your kindness

The Appetizer     

How has the weather been where you are? The weather has been a changin' in our province. Very cool at night yet as the day progresses and the sun shines, it becomes quite warm.  Then there are days like today, when it just becomes cooler and grey-er as the day goes by and it may even rain.

The question I pose to myself every morning (with or without The Weathernetwork) ....what do I wear, what do I bring, what do I prepare for? My best quess may be "dead on" or "off the mark" in regards to my apparell.

But every day, all year long, the choice I do have is; "What expression do I wear on my face?"  I guess it all stems from the attitude you enter the day with. Despite the cool, wet weather I find it hard not be mystified by the complexity and beauty of nature in the fall. Colored leaves that float and spiral down from a canvas of yellow, orange and umber. The twinkle of sun beams that seem somehow to be even more magical when looking through a  canopy of colored leaves. The smells of dampness and mustiness of the forest floor that provide an overload of sensory stimulation not found at any other time of year. A perfect contrast to sweet apple  or spiced pumpkin pie baking in the oven. Did I see a smile on your face?

This week I bring you my introduction to fall. Teacups that echo the mellow cinnamon colors of the season. A combination of formality with whimsy.  My desire is that they inspire you to reflect on the joys of life and help you dress your face with  expressions of happiness and gratitude.

There are a few hardy morning glories in neighbours' gardens

Autumn and hydrangeas

Matching napkins at IODE for $2.00

Demerra sugar to keep with my theme

A new addition bought on the return trip from the east coast by Mr Handsome
Swans may be my new passion

This little one decided to come to tea and serve the tiny teaspoons.
Handful for $.49

Polka dot plates bought last summer from SA
on the same day I bought the napkins

I know exactly what to serve with tea.
My mother's Dutch Apple Pie

Ephesians 4:22-24 (New International Version)

22You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Welcome to,
'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'!..,

These are the links to the other oh-so-delightful tea parties and tabletop parties that I attend as well as co-hosting, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'; ( the link for that weekly tea party is listed below). ~ I encourage you to stop by and savour another cup of tea while you enjoy their pretty vignettes. (no calories) These are hosted by lovely creative ladies.~ Hope to see you there!!

~Our own memes are marked with and asterisk*:

*~ 'Tuesday Tea For Two' with Wanda Lee @

~ Tuesday Teatime with Lady Katherine @

~ Teatime Tuesday with Sandi @

~ Teacup Tuesday with Martha @

~ Teacup Tuesday with Terri @

~ Tabletop Tuesday with Marti @

*~ 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' with Wanda Lee and Pam @

*~ 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' with Wanda Lee and Pam @

*~  'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee' with Wanda Lee @

~Tablescape Thursday with Susan @

~Foodie Friday with Michael @

~ Sunday Favorites with Chari @

~ Spiritual Sundays with Charlotte and Ginger @

*Warmest regards from Pam and Wanda Lee.., ( Wanda Lee is the other half of our, 'Tea Pot And Tea Things Tuesday' weekly meme;  you may find her   AND ALSO @


  1. such a lovely autumn tea ~
    and the Dutch Apple Pie ! yes please :)
    when you're available on tuesday, there's Birthday Tea at FHC ! Welcome !

  2. Just beyond fabulous my friend!.., Sigh!.., So utterly lovely as always, yet especailly this week!

    Thanks for co-hosting our 23rd, 'Teapot And Tea Thimgs Tuesday!

    (This message is from Wanda Lee).., (I guess Google thinks I'm 'you'; I had to sign in as you know, in order to post Mr. Linky)..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
    and also @

  3. Oh goodness what gorgeous photos you are sharing today!
    The soft cinnamon and sugar fleshy beige pinks are perfect for a romantic autumn teaparty! My favorite is the hydrangea teacup and I am in love with it :-)
    I can see that all your complimenting pieces were chosen with a gifted eye for design! The way the retro dot plates mix with the softness of the florals is perfectly charming!
    I collect white swans and I can tell you that they are very addicting!
    I enjoyed my visit and added your tea link to my tea tuesday!

  4. I love the autumn colors and teacups - Martha posted a beautiful Paragon teacup as well today - so breathtaking! Thank you for another magnificent post - truly an inspiration!
    <>< Concetta

  5. Hi Pam,
    My, what a beautiful tea you are serving today. I love your teacups; such beautiful soft colours and shapes! The flowers are gorgeous and what a handsome tea pot! I always enjoy my visit with you. Thank you for a lovely post!


  6. Your teapots, cups and linens are always exquisite and you display them in such a lovely and inviting way. I am always in awe. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  7. Hello Pam, you always do set such a lovely and inviting Tea table for us ladies each and every week, and this week is no exception! Lovely colors perfect for fall, and I must say, this week I have been seeing quite a few Tea posts done in fall colors and design :) Beautiful Tea post!

    Wishing you a lovely Tea Tuesday!!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  8. OMG Pam! Those are lovely fall colors you have on your tea set display. I love the creaminess of the brown tones. Beautiful indeed!

  9. It is a very pretty mix and match of designs, also the delicate hand embroidered Chinese napkin so pretty to go with it. I admire you all for your wonderful collections of tea sets!

  10. Beautiful photos and settings. I love the two fall style cups you have shared today. So very pretty! The morning glory corset cup is very nice. And the second cup is beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing with us.

  11. I love your cups in that" salmon pink "color
    Paragon has always beautiful Tea cups
    Meeting you is a lovely moment for me

  12. The coral color of the teacup, saucer and late is unusual and very beautiful. I've not seen anything like that before :) :) :) Very nice...and I like how the colors coordinated with the coral color on the e mbroidered linen :) :) :) Thanks for tea!!! have a lovely week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  13. Very pretty girl that tea pot is to die 4...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  14. Hello!! I am trying to make my Tea rounds and it is taking me a bit of time!!

    I love your tea cups and those polka dot plates are charming but I am in LOVE with that wonderful tea pot!! love the colors and the elegance of it!!


  15. Dear Pam,
    just discovered your blog thru a comment you left over at Jacoba's and I'm so glad I thus found my way to your marvelous blog.
    Your TTT post ia absolutely gorgeous and so are your cups. sooo precious and charming.
    I've truly enjoyed my stroll thru your post. you are a girl after my own heart my dear as I've got a soft spot for teacups and teapots and go literally nuts whenever i bump into a cup, especially if coming from England or Bavaria.
    I've become a follower so that I won't miss what you'll be coming up with in your next posts.
    wrm wishes from Italy

  16. The soft cinnamon colors in your gorgeous china pieces provide a gentle and elegant take on Autumn. Thank you for sharing your beautiful vignette. Cherry Kay

  17. Your china is so beautiful!! What a lovely autumn tea. I just found your blog and i love it....Kathy

  18. love your table setting and the china, glasses and silverware you used! the cups are so breathtaking! love the peach colour! thanks for sharing. have a great weekend!

  19. What lovelys to be hold Loving the tea pot mmm and all those beauties stacked yep love 'em all

    Love Dawn xx

  20. Beautiful colors, and what a gorgeous setting to have a tea party with beloved friends, or a quiet time to read devotions. Love it. Lidy