Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




With its richly colored yet small, delicate flowers, the sweet pea’s history can be traced back to 17th century Italy, when a Sicilian monk, Franciscus Cupani, sent its seeds to England. Although that original sweet pea bore little resemblance to the flower we know today, when Harry Eckford, a Scottish nurseryman, crossbred the original flower, he created the colorful, ornamental and sweetly scented sweet pea we know today.

Happy Monday to you darling!!

23 comments:

Selba said...

Happy Monday, Duchess :)

p.s: don't forget to pick up your award in my blog.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh thank you Duchess, the same to you.
xxx

Smitten by Britain said...

Have a lovely day Duchess.

Cathy said...

Oh...oh...oh I love seet peas!!! Gorgeous!!!

Happy Monday to you too!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Rose said...

I love sweet peas! just beautiful, arent the colours amazing!? You have made me want to grow some too :)

Happy Monday to you too.

Rose

Pomona said...

From one cottager to another, hello and happy Monday. We have tea at four, but I do like roses round the door and picket fences! And I have some rather lovely everlasting sweet peas spreading themselves round my garden - I think we have a few things in common, although unfortunately I don't have a title!

Pomona x

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Beautiful post.Absolutely reathtaking color pallet. Only nature can come up with it so effrtlessly. Wishing you a beautiful Monday.

ProdigalWife said...

How beautiful! A lovely Monday morning smile--thank you.

Tammy said...

It seems like I remember reading somewhere that Princess Diana's favorite scent was sweat pea!

They are lovely!♥

Vintage Amethyst said...

So pretty, happy Monday to you sweet lady.
love
Alison
x

Mimi said...

HI!!!!
Mu Mom loves flowers, I'm so happy for a few years she was able to work at her dream job and that was owning her very own flower shop, but everyone who has owned a business knows how difficult it is, although she loved it working 6 days a week and no time off and Holidays, you get NO Holidays, Valentines Days, her and I were there 36 hours straight no sleep!!! I wanted to Cry, I did Cry several times during those 36 long hours, but anywho, she always planted sweet peas, and I love them!! I just might change from a lily to a sweet pea!!!!I just may plant some this fall!!!
love,
jamie

Nora Johnson said...

Dear Duchess, thank you for your lovely comment! In fact, just woken up from a long siesta - hosting such a large party really exhausted me especially having to make all those introductions to George, Clive and Jack that my fellow blogpals insisted on...

Sweet peas - what a lovely way to start a new week. Many thanks for sharing them with us!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend too and see you again soon,

xxxLOL LOLA (Damette)& Nora:)

OceanDreams said...

Mmm, sweet peas. I always loved the scent at Bath & Body Works. Happy Monday to you as well Duchess!

parTea lady said...

What lovely flowers. Thanks for the history of the sweet pea.

Yankee Girl said...

Have a great day and thanks for the pictures. I copied the top one and made it my wallpaper on my computer.

hpabate said...

Sweet Duchess, happy Monday to you as well. What a wonderful flower, my nickname my cousin gave me is sweet pea, I think it is a wonderful flower.

Have a blessed day.

Warm hugs,
Heidi

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Such lovely sweet peas Duchess. Happiest of Mondays to you as well. My hubby is a Scottish sweet pea too! I loved that you shared the history of one of my all-time favorite flowers.
Xxx Deb

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I have always liked sweet peas, they remind me of my mother, she always grew them!

I have missed your visits to my blog the past few weeks.

Katherine

Marilyn Miller said...

Sweet peas are one of my favorites. The scent is so beautiful.

yyam said...

Thanks for the little history lesson...and those pretty flowers! :)

Linens and Royals said...

Love those sweet peas Duchess and Happy Tuesday to you. My excuse for not gardening is i live on a lake and get too much westerly wind and salt spray, means i can spend more time indoors with my cats, collections and looking at pretty blogs. Sylvia

*sangi* said...

Dear,
Thanks a lot for trying out my recipe&very happy to know that u liked it...
Colorful post!!!
I love Sweet peas.Thanks for sharing the history behind this beautiful flower!

Anne said...

I just love all the colors. So pretty. =)

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