Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four

First things first, I would like to thank all of you charming, loving, kind and lovely friends for stopping by my cottage and leaving such heartwarming wishes for Cristina. We both thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You can’t imagine what this meant to us both. A million thanks, hugs and kisses to all of you.

Cristina and I had a fabulous time. The main focus of this trip was to visit family living in Paris and to celebrate Cristina’s birthday, as well as her acceptance to law school in the States which she will soon be departing to attend.

Unfortunately, however, upon our return home, I was struck ill and hospitalized for a few days. But do not fret, my friends! I am back home, feeling much better, and will return to posting in a day or two.

I can’t begin to tell you how much I missed you. I am so happy to be back and can’t wait to resume blogging. I will stop by soon to visit with you and to catch up with your blog posts and all that's new in your life. I am looking forward to our afternoon tea and talk.

Love & Hugs

Duchess ♥♥♥


icandy... said...

Hope that you are feeling much better! I'm so sorry to hear that you were ill... get some rest, ladybug, I'll be back to visit real soon!!
HUGS and well~ wishes to you!!!!
Christina XOOx

Anonymous said...

Oh Duchess...I do hope you are feeling better, also.


Selba said...

Good to know that you are back and healthy again now, Duchess! Can't wait to have afternoon tea with you :)

parTea lady said...

Duchess, I'm so glad you're back. Hope you will soon be feeling much better.

Your photos are lovely, as usual. I really like those charming cookies! Looking forward to hearing more about Paris.

Tammy said...

I just assumed you were still kicking up your heels in gay Paree!

So sorry to hear you've been sick...hospitalized even!! Hope you are truly on the mend and back in tip top shape very soon!♥♥♥

Coastal Sisters said...

Oh Dear Duchess~

I am so glad you are feeling better and am sorry you fell ill. I have been ill since last Friday but am recovering nicely. Aren't we a pair?

Please rest and take care of your lovely self and know that I am sending you good thoughts for a quick recovery.


Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

I'm glad you had such a lovely time in Paris with your daughter. I am so sorry to hear that you were ill, I just assumed you were still celebrating in wonderful Paris. Glad you are feeling better.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

yay, you're back! good to hear that all is better...and whenever you're up to regular posting, we will be here!
have a lovely day.

Mimi said...

So glad you are feeling better, I also returned home under the weather, a stomach bug bit me!!!!
I love that you went to Paris, oh the city of lights!!!! Cannot wait for photographs!!! What Law school is your daughter attending??? Our son is in his 2nd year of Law School here in AZ.

Madeline's Album said...

Glad your back, Duchess, sorry to hear you were ill but glad to hear you are feeling much better. Looking forward to your next post. Have a great evening.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh WELCOME BACK! I did miss you. That sounds really lovely about France but not so good at all about hospital. My very best wishes to you, and hope you really are okay now.

Thank you so much for coming by, that was so good of you. We will talk soon, take care darling,

Simply Colette said...

So happy you had a wonderful trip! Congrats to Christina. Hope you are doing better. Sending you a soothing cup of tea! :)

Beach Vintage said...

Oh, I am so glad you have recovered dear, we were all wondering where you had been.picheu

Anonymous said...

Gosh, I'm so glad you're well again. I was beginning to get a bit concerned that something was wrong since you hadn't posted in a while. I'm beginning to feel like we all need to give our next of kin our blog sign ons so they can keep all of our followers informed when something happens. Ya know, we really are a family aren't we? When one of us drops off the radar screen it shows.

So Duchess, are you in England? How exciting that Cristina will be traveling to the states. Best wishes to her.

koralee said...

Oh have me worried..hope all is well my friend..I DID miss you! I am glad your time away was fun...look forward to your posts once you are well rested..don't rush back make sure you get your energy back..we all will be here when you do get back...take care and many blessings!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dear Duchess,
I was so sorry to hear that you were ill, but I'm glad you are feeling better now. I'm also so happy you are back! You have been missed.

Now, real life interrupts my blogging life again and I will be taking a few days off too. But there will be fun involved too!

I'll see you when I return!

Stay well and happy,


lady jicky said...

I hope you are feeling better each day!

Brenda Leyland said...

Glad you are back home safe and sound! Happy you had such a lovely trip, sorry it had a hospital ending. But we're glad you are back home and, we hope, dancing in your pink shoes!

Jackie said...

Oh No! I hope your okay and will be okay. {{{{hugs}}}

Those Eifel tower cookies look scrumptious! :-)

Mary said...

So glad you are well and back with us with a great post! Hope to have tea with you soon!


MiniMadWoman said...

I'm so glad you and Cristina had a lovely time in Paris. Best Wishes for her as she leaves for law school!

I'm sorry to hear you were ill . . . how awful! I'm glad you're feeling better and am looking forward to your resumed posts!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and leaving your kind comments . . . I truly appreciate it!


Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

So terribly sad that you were ill and hospitalized which was a wonderful celebration for your dear Cristina. I am happy to know you are on the mend & made it home safely. Many congrat's to your daughter for her acceptance to Law School. You must be so proud of her beyond words? I have started a new job today & with guests from the U.K., I seem to have zero free time. I worry about being able to keep up with my favorite blogs, friends & my blog. How do people do it?! Just know I am sending you hugs & well wishes for feeling like your self again. All my best to you,
xxx deb
Thanks for visiting my blog happy to get your sweet comments.

Rose said...

First of all so sorry to hear you became ill on return from your trip! hope you are recoving well.
Im glad you and Cristina had a nice trip.
I love the pictures in this post, so lovely!


Good to be a Queen said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful time in Paris and are home safe..Please take care and get well soon...

yyam said...

Sending you lots of sunshine from Singapore! Hope you feel better soon!

m.e (Cathie) said...

hope you are better soon sweet duchess. hugs x

KParthasarathi said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog and for leaving comments.My first visit here.Will read regularly.I have become a follower.

Torie Jayne said...

So glad your feeling better, your photos are so beautiful as usual! Sweet wishes x

Tanza said...

Hi Duchess,
Soo happy you came to visit with me.. I soo LoVe meeting new friends, and I adore your beautiful blog..Hoping you're feeling better, and able to go out and do what you LoVe doing.. Come again soon !!
love and hugs ~tea~xo

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Duchess, I so wondered where you had been. I am so sorry to hear that you were hospitalized and have been ill, but wonderfully happy to hear you are on the mend and will be better soon. I know you have missed your tea time as we have sharing it with you. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Country hugs and love, Sherry

Thea said...

Sorry to hear you have not been well. I am sending you hugs and kisses to feel better soon.

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Sorry to hear you're ill, I hope you are feeling better soon!

Gorgeous pictures with the post, love everyone of them.

Hoping to hear of your recovery soon
Florrie x

My Passport to Style said...

So glad your better, what a adorably Paisian post. Look forward to hearing more from you. Sharon xxx

Vintage Amethyst said...

Bless you, I was wondering where you were missy. So sorry to hear you have been in hospital, I really hope you are feeling much better now sweet lady.
Sending you lots of love & hugs

susan said...

We all need you back to full strength!!!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Oh poor you, I havnt been around much so had no idea you had been ill. So sorry to hear that, and hope you are feeling better very soon. Looking forward to your lovely posts when Im back blogging. Lots of Love X

Mary Poppins said...

Hugs and get well wishes on their way to you Duchess.

I honeymooned in Paris and have very special memories and would so love to go back.

Good luck to Christina and her being accepted at Law school, looking forward to our tea and cake :)

Hugs and Love

Mary Popps


Anonymous said...

It must have been so frightening to be hospitalized. I'm so glad your feeling better. I will pray for your speedy and complete recovery.
You must be so proud of your daughter ♥ How wonderful! Congratulations Christina!

Marie Antionette said...

I've missed you to my sweet,
now please tell me you are doing better.I'm so sorry you got ill right when you got home.I am glad you and your lovely daughter had a fab time in Paris.Where is she going to Law school?I know you must be very proud.
Are thoses cookies I see abouve,They sure are to pretty to eat.Love your danty slippers,in my fav color no less...LOL. Take it easy,and don't have a relaps.Got to keep you well.Take care and May god bless you, Marie Antionette

Maggi said...

Welcome home, we missed you! I'm sorry to hear that you were sick, feel better soon!

Linda J. said...

So happy to hear you are back and feeling better.

Holly said...

Hello, Duchess! Glad you're back home. The hospital is NOT fun! Do you know that i have never been to a *real* tea party? But after visiting your blog, I feel as though I have! Very lovely my dear! ♥

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Good morning Duchess... and Merci for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment... yours is absolutely stunning... I must make myself a cup of tea and sit and savor the entire thing... I am so happy you are feeling better now... a trip to Paris! My dream, as I am of French heritage and yet have never been there...I love the Eiffel Tower cookies! You too have a new follower... "Moi"!.. Bisous... Julie Marie

Michela said...

Dear Duchess,
I'm so sorry that you've been ill, glad to have you back, hope you're feeling better!
I'm very pleased to know that you and your family had a fantastic time in Paris!
A big hug!

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

good morning duchess, hope you are feeling better and back to your smiling self soon!! Thanks for the visit. You are always so lovely!!
♥ Rebecca

Shabs.. said...

Welcome BAck duchess,Glad to know that u r getting well, soon u will be perfect and cheerful as ever. Love those cookies, perfectly done...Ur blog is so cute and colourful filled with wonderful pics enough to make anyone's day better.

Pomona said...

Most distressed to hear of your recent indisposition, Your Grace, and hope the medics treated you with all due respect. Awaiting the Paris pics with eager anticipation!

Curtsies all round
Pomona x

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blogs! And for your sweet comment of; "All three of your blogs are amazingly interesting and gorgeous. Good job Luv!!" What a lovely thing to say! Especially from someone who has such a lovely on-line-journaling place as you do. :-)

Do rest much and let yourself completely recoup from being hospitalized. Worry not about posting and etc. Rest. Rest. Rest. :-)

Gentle hugs,
'Aunt Amelia'

SherryRoseBella said...

Duchess, just had to let you know how much I love your is so beautiful! Thank you, so much, for your lovely comment on my blog. I am adding you to my "Sweet Pea" list. I can't wait to read more of your posts!

Deepti said...

Hi, thanks for visitng my blog n leaving such lovely words...u hv such a wonderful n unique blog tht i hv no words to describe.
Take care.

Sarah Naveen said...

Thanks a million times for Visiting Vazhayila
You have an amazing Rose tea cottage...
I get the same kin of feeling you get when you see or enter a beautiful cottage....I m all thrilled to have tea with you duchess and flow with ur rythm!!!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness! Are you alright?

You are in my prayers.

However, I am glad that you and your daughter were able to get away beforehand.

May you heal quickly.

Love Melissa

Cori G. said...

Oh Duchess, I'm so sorry to hear you were ill, but I'm ever so thankful to know you're feeling better. I hope your taking it easy and drinking lots of tea with lemon and honey.

xoxo Cori

Anonymous said...

Yes I missed you. So glad you are back and sorry about the illness. Looking forward to hearing and seeing all about the trip.

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Hello Duchess, Thank you ever so much for visiting my blog. When I saw your name I knew I had to take a look at your lovely blog......

I look forward to taking tea with you every day at 4.30 or as we say in England "half past four" :)......

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to read you were ill. Good news you are home now and feeling better. You take all the time you need to recover and get all the rest you can.
Big hugs,

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Oh my, I am so glad you are feeling better. How proud you must be of Cristina! So happy to see you back. But, take it easy dear Dutchess.

Fabulous Finds Gal

Lynn said...

Oh no, what a way to come back from a beautiful trip, I do hope you are feeling better as the days go by, take care of yourself ok?
Healing thoughts....... Lynn

Southern Touch Catering said...

Welcome home, get well, blessings to your daughter and to you as she ventures into a new chapter of her life.

Deanna said...

Dearest Duchess,
Welcome back and happy blogging to you!
I am sincerely sorry that you were taken ill, but rejoice that you are feeling much better. God Bless.

The cookies are so very delicately decorated. Very nice.

Enjoying your blogging friendship,

Tammy said...

Hello Duchess. It is so lovely to meet you and I have so enjoyed your gorgeous blog. Hope you are feeling much better now.
Thank you for the kind comment you left for me. It is always such a treat to get to know someone through their blog. I am now a follower of yours.
Your photos are exquisite. Very fresh and feminine.

Yankee Girl said...

Welcome back! I missed you!

I hope you feel better soon :)

Nora Johnson said...

Welcome home, we did miss you! And we're so sorry to hear that you were sick; do hope you feel better really soon!

Thank you so much for stopping by - that was so kind of you. We'll talk again soon - take care, my dear Duchess.

xoxox Lola & Nora:)

Jennie said...


I do hope you have your feet up with an nice cuppa tea!
I can't wait to hear all about your adventures in Paris! Clearly you can see from your wonderful rosy comments that you were dearly missed!

Take care

Jennie x

Wendy said...

Darling Duchess,

It's been rubbish without you!
I'm so sorry you have been poorly, what a shame after having such a lovely time with darling Cristina.

How exciting she is off to law school, I wish her and you all good things.

Take care of you.

Kristin said...

I hope you're good as new!!

Blueberry Heart said...

Hi, so sorry to hear you've been poorly, I hope you are back to full health soon! Glad to have you back in blogworld!
BH xx

vifne said...

Original su blog, me gusta mucho, es muy bueno.
muy bueno muy bueno

Saludos de su amigo Vicente,,,

Aysha said...

Thank god that you are feeling much better now.Pls do take care of yourself...nice 2 c u back and happy to know that you enjoyed your trip.

hpabate said...

Oh Duchess, thank you so much for stopping by today. I am glad you made is safely home also. Congratulations on your daughter Christina making into law school that is incredibly wonderful. I am glad you had a marvelous time in Paris, I hope to one day go.

Take care sweety, have a great week.


Florence and Mary said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been well but pleased to hear that you're making a recovery.

Thank you for stopping by my blog, it was lovely to have you, Kelly always talks about your lovely comments on her blog

Victoria xx

En Samaiyal said...

Pls collect ur Award from my blog dear ....

birthday girl said...

so glad to hear that you're back and feeling better. take care!

blushing rose said...

Glad you are feeling better ... do take good care. You were missed.

Have a great weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

Bella said...

Hello Duchess... I hope you are feeling much better soon! Congratulations to your daughter as well. :)

Heavenly Housewife said...

Daaaaaahling, so glad you are back *kisses*, but sorry to hear you were unwell. Becoming ill after a long journey is not uncommon, but having to be hospitalized sounds serious! Glad you are on the mend. Cant wait to hear about your Parisian adventures!!!!!!!
Lots of love HH

caterina foi passear... said...

Helloo my friend Duchess!♥
I miss you, Saudade(as is said in Brasil)! I'm very happy that you came back and good health! Thank you for your beautiful words... welcome back!

I'm anxious to see your photos...J'adore Paris!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Kisses and hugs for you! said...
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Duchess Thanks for visiting my blog dear and passing ur kind and sweet comments !!
You have an amazing blog with awesome pictures with a sweet music too on the other blog of urs .
please keep visiting my blog when u get a chance .
my Hearty congratulations on ur well deserved award dear !!
Keep rocking

and also thanks for following my blog too !!

ProdigalWife said...

Your Grace, we missed you! So sorry you're unwell--though what a lovely post! How do you do it when you're not feeling your normal, cheerful self? Love the cookies, did they taste good? And cake, of course!
When you're up to it, you must pop in to see the Prodigal, he had some exciting news this week!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hello Duchess! Popped in for tea, "Earl Grey" please! And was very sorry to see you had a poorly spell!
Hope you are all better now?
Love Sarah x

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