Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four

Signs that the season will soon change is apparent all around us. It’s time to pack away the pastels and bring out the autumn colors. Where did the summer go?

WOW!! It has been a long, hard and tedious week I am happy to report that my father is doing much better. I thank you all for your kind words and prayers for his quick recovery. It is with a huge sigh of relief that Friday is here and the weekend is almost upon us.

I will be spending my entire weekend watching my favourite green-thumbed sleuths Laura & Rosemary (Rosemary & Thyme) and eating ice cream, perhaps from a lovely teacup just like the photo above.
No chores, no cooking, no tidying up ... no no no, simply relaxing.
What are your plans for the weekend?



Anonymous said...

Hi Duchess,

I wish you a thoroughly enjoyable relaxing weekend :-) sounds like heaven!

Rose XXX

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Duchess, sounds splendid and looks simply mouth watering!Im meeting up with a friend to catch up and enjoy a cream cake or two!
Have a lovely relaxing time!! Sharon xx

Pomona said...

Tea and cake, of course! And I hope you have a charming and delightful time, too.

Pomona x

Riet said...

Good afternoon Duchess. I wish you a lovely weekend with lots of sunshine.

Marie Antionette said...

Hello Dutches,
I'm so happy that your Dad is on the mend.May God contintue to bless him.
I'm glad for some fall changes, but its still pretty hot down here in Miss.Its more the humity than the heat.But I can smell changes in the air.Fall means Holloween and my fav Christmas.I always starts my vignettes in July so they will be ready by Xmas.I love making Xmas most of all.
You take care and rest.XXOO Marie Whitman

Sher said...

Darling Duchess,

That's such a lovely idea, having ice cream from a teacup! I might have to try it out someday:) Thank you for taking the time to stop by even when you're so busy. You're such a sweetheart!


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Have a wonderful weekend Duchess... so happy to hear your father is doing well... Bisous... Julie Marie

Vintage Amethyst said...

Hi lovely
No appologies needed, I've been a terrible blogger this week, I am so busy with these little chalky heart tags because they were in a magazine it is unreal!
I am so sorry to hear about your dad, hope he is doing well now.
Have a marvelous weekend sweet lady.
lots of love

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Hello Duchess,
I am pleased to hear your father is on the mend. This weekend I will try to catch up with one of my favourite British sleuths, Hetty Wainthropp. Apart from that lots of my daughter's activities. xx

Florence and Mary said...

Ice cream in a teacup now doesn't that sound nice!

Have a great weekend,

Victoria xxx

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dear Duchess,
Wishing you a very happy weekend too! Weekend will bring working at my day job on Saturday, but having Sunday off with my husband. While he relaxes, I'll be catching up on some art projects that need finishing.

I hope yours is fun too!



Mami said...

Hi,I'm from Japan
Your blog is full of roses.I love roses. Page coulour is beautiful!!

En Samaiyal said...

Dear Duchess,I wish u a Very Very Happy Weekend...icecream sounds delicious ,asusual colurful clicks .....

Michela said...

Hello Duchess!
Thank you so much for your visit, your lovely messages cheer me up a lot!
Hope to have time for some shopping on the weekend!
Enjoy your relaxing weekend!

Shelia said...

Morning, Dear Dutchess!
Oh, I truly understand when things get so busy and I hope next week will be better for you. Always love your visits! Keep the kettle on! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rose said...

Great to hear your father is doing well.
Lovely photos! TOmorrow im heading down to the beach for lunch and a walk with my boyfriend, sunday im sleeping in then going for a walk with a friend along a lovely boardwalk which goes along some cliffs overlooking the beach! Cant wait, i havent had a weekend off in ages :0)
Your relaxing weekend eating icecream sounds fantastic! I hope you enjoy it.


Annie said...

What a great way to spend the weekend. I just recently learned of "Rosemary and Thyme." Through Netflix I've ordered their series and have watched the first season. Tall Husband and I can't wait to see the next season, which we will do this weekend. Love those English ladies! Nobody does murder mysteries like those brits.

Have a great weekend.

Dustjacket Attic said...

So pleased your father is feeling better and that you can put your feet up this weekend.

What a shame there is only three series of R & T. I was so annoyed it got cancelled.

Have a lovely weekend with your icecream in teacups my dear,

Selba said...

Hello Duchess,

Have a nice weekend... I'm thinking of watching movies during the long weekend (actually one whole week holiday).

Madeline's Album said...

Wishing you a wonderful fun filled weekend. So glad your dad is on the mend. Thanks for all your visits to my blog. Madeline

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!
; )

hpabate said...

Duchess, life is crazy at times, we just have to take one day at a time, and do not worry yourself about not stopping by, life is to short to worry about the little things. I love your visits and I love your blog. This week has been pretty busy for me with school and Destiny was sick, but the weekend is turning around she is feeling better, the homework is done, and its just going to be a relaxing weekend for me, hopefully.

I hope you have a blessed weekend. And whenever you get a chance to come by is fine with me, don't worry sweety,


Marian said...

Absolutely beautiful blog! I love it.

Deepti said...

hey hv a gr8 weekend with all ur plans.

Mz. Spider said...

I just learned about your father's fall...I am so sorry. I am glad to hear he is doing better. I'll keep him in my prayers.

Have a beautiful weekend, Duchess.


Coastal Sisters said...

Dearest Duchess~

I do hope you enjoy a relaxing weekend and paper yourself my dear!


Melissa said...

I am so glad that your father is doing much better.

May you have a glorious weekend, filled with lots of delicious edibles.

the paris house said...

Good Morning Duchess!! Lovely lovely post...I am going to serve some rose sorbet in my teacups this weekend thanks to your inpirational blog. glad your father is doing better.
have a lovely weekend

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hello Sweet Duchess,
I am so sorry to hear about your Fathers accident. I so hope he is better, and that this dislocation of his neck will not cause him problems down the road. I will be adding him to my prayer list, so when I sit down at night to pray I will remember him.

I loved your post today. I will take on of those cups of ice cream also. Looked so yummy. Thanks for sharing.

I painted my dining room last weekend. Loved the red so much, that I am going to add a spash of color to the kitchen area too. I had a whole 1/2 of gallon left. I thought it might be fun to add a little color under the cabinets in a couple of places, just to punch it up a bit. Tony is working today, so it will be a great day to experiment.

Have a relaxing weekend sweetie. Country hugs and love, Sherry

Preeti Kashyap said...

ice-cream from a cup of tea...splendid idea to end this year's summer.

Angie's Recipes said...

Hi Duchess, wish you a lovely sunny weekend full of joy and peace!

Angie's Recipes

Mimi said...

Hi Dutchess!!!
I had my white carpet in the family room removed finally, I do not know what I was thinking 5 years ago when I selected cream color carpet for our new house!!!! Even "Big kids" make messes, maybe even more, becasue you can punish little children for wearing muddy shoes in the house, but not big kids as they just look at you!!!! So after many sippy cup spills and diaper leaks and big kid footprints --it was time to tear it out and just put tile down!!! I live in Warm Arizona, so more tile is no big deal, actually so much easier to take care of!!!!Well vacuming is easier, but I don't want to be replacing carpet every 5 years!!!!!
So the tile project is done--but while the house was all out of it's ordinary put togetherness, I decided to do another project and that is to have the den walls re-painted and wainscot put on!!!! So I will be spending my week-end putting my house back to order!!!!!
So this past week has been a bit Crazy!!! Had Miss C 3 Full days in a ROW!!!! The house was all tore up and lots of things sitting everywhere where little fingers can touch them, only 1 broken music box, sadly one of my favorite's, Miss C cried when it fell to the ground and do did MIMI!!!!That baby loves music figurines, wants me to wind them all up!!!Also my daughter's 30th birthday was this week, so whew, what a week!!! Actually if I could I would sleep all day Saturday!!!!
I have had to get up bright and early and be dressed everyday that the workers were here!!!!!I love to lounge about in my P.j.'s til 10 or so if I'm not going anywhere!!!!
Well enough of me gabbing on and on!!!
hugs to you my dear,

Deanna said...

Dearest Duchess,
May you have a peaceful and relaxing week-end.

God bless your Family. May all be well.

This week-end I hope to go to a nearby town's city wide thrift sale. Hope I get to buy alot of bargains to enjoy!

Appreciate your blogging friendship.

common ground said...

Thanks so much for coming by for a visit. I love your blog, it's such a visual treat! Have a wonderful relaxing weekend!!

AlpHa Buttonpusher said...

Gotta love that nosey duo (Rosemary & Thyme) lol. have a nice weekend.

Together We Save said...

I just found your blog! It is beautiful. Like a whole different world! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Torie Jayne said...

Hello sweet Duchess, Your weekend sounds simply divine! Wonderful pics, Have a sweet weekend! x

susan said...

Hi Duchess
I so adore your visits they never fail to lift me.
Brympton Towers is all the more empty without you!
Have a gloriously delicious weekend. Your photos are positively edible!
Love Susanxx

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Ooh I loves macarons! Tomorrow I am off to the beautiful city of Bath to pop in to some of my favourite vintage shops and to spend some gift tokens in Cath Kidston!
Have a lovely weekend

Isabelle x

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

So glad that the weekend is here for you. And with it, rest... rest... rest... rest... rest.

Yasmeen said...

Thanks for dropping by dearie.Yours is one pretty rosy blog,I'm amazed.
I will well to your daddy dearest.
Have a wonderful weekend :)

Simply Colette said...

Sounds lovely! Hope you have a fabulous time Duchess.

Xoxo, Nicolette

Dragonfly said...

Glad to hear things have improved! Enjoy your weekend - its sounds just wonderful!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I hope you have rest, and peace, this weekend.

I'm looking forward to your fall decor. I'm still not in the mood to decorate fall, it's still too hot here in Florida!


Elyse said...

greetings, duchess!

i love the idea of serving ice cream in tea cups. how completely adorable.

i am currently using tea cups and saucers to hold things like paper clips and small tags in the cups, surrounded by buttons and things in the saucers. it's very fun.

happy to hear that your dad is doing well. celebrate with more ice cream!


The Prodigal Tourist said...

Your Grace! Beautiful post, as ever. Now, grab your cup of tea and pop on in, we have something for you!
Your Humble Knight of the Order of Tea

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Hello Duchess,
I am sangeetha, I am new reader of your blog,u have cute space filled with beautiful flowers amazing Photography is awesome!!From today i will be regural reader of your blog.. Thank u.

T. said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following, returning the favor while, yes you guessed it, haveing a cup of tea, ahhhhhh

The Daily Connoisseur said...

I love Rosemary and Thyme... we get it here occasionally on PBS in the States. Love your blog too! I live in Santa Monica but am married to an Englishman so I travel to London about twice a year! So glad to have found you...

Angie said...

Good morning Duchess! I haven't visited you before; I came via Marie's English Kitchen and I'm not disappointed. Have you tried Betty's in York? You practicaly need an appointment to get in! Any time I go the queue's always round the corner.

Elise said...

Hello darling duchess; do have a thoroughly fab weekend and take care

Sher said...

Hello Duchess,

I'm stopping by again to inform that you have been bestowed a few awards on my page. Do come by to collect them when you have the time, dearest:)

p.s. So glad to hear your father's doing better now, take good care and have a lovely weekend!!

Gail said...

Hello Duchess
Hope your weekend is going well. I have planted what seemed like a shed load of bulbs and am now looking forward to the gorgeous frocks in Strictly Come Dancing!

Lee said...

Unfortunately, I won't be indulging in ice cream in beautiful dainty cups. I need to loose 5 pounds from the previous homemade ice creme indulgences this summer. Winter clothes are just a little snug. Have a delightful weekend Duchess.
Lee @ Inspired Comblogulations

Lynn said...

Hi Duchess, I am behind on blog visits too, and missed a lot of your lovely post this last week, but they are always so beautiful and interesting.
Summer seems to be still with us here but it feels like Fall in the evening, I am having a creative weekend, enjoy your ice cream :)

Kelly said...

Hope you have a blissfull weekend!!
Your plans sound divine!!!!
Glad you dad is doing well, sending love :)

Lots of Love

Kelly xxx

Shabby Kim said...

Your blog is splended and pure heaven for a tea lover like me. I'm so glad to have had you pay a visit to my blog last Tuesday for "Tea Things Tuesday".

Would definately love to have you be part of our group, so I will include a link to your blog in my post that day.

Enjoy the rest of your relaxing weekend and I'll see you on Tuesday!!


Marilyn Miller said...

I hope your weekend is everything you desired it to be. Happy relaxing. I am packing.

yyam said...

Glad to know that all is well...Have a fabulous weekend!

Hugs, Y.

Maggie said...

I wish you the wonderfully relaxing weekend you so richly deserve, my dear!

Priya said...

i cant take off my eyes from the pictures..hmm..brilliant and blessed..touch wood..icecreams are the best way to relaxing mood..while its melting in ur tongue,and the stress too..happy weekend

Beth said...

Gorgeous photos!
They look so tasty!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

So happy to hear that you will be taking some time to simply relax and enjoy your films...with ice cream too! I will be spending some time today visiting some of my blogging friends since I now finally have my internet access returned. Yesterday was a day of searching out vintage treasures but today is relaxation time. Enjoy yours, my dear!

Lisa said...

So glad things are better for you!! I can't believe you are watching rosemary and thyme! They are our faves too. They carry them at our library, but we probably need to buy them all on DVD, I am now wondering if there might be episodes we missed! Do you ever watch Monarch of the Glen? If not, make sure you start at the beginning with the first season. It's soap opera like, but lots of gorgeous scotland scenery! :)

Eileen said...

This is such a pretty post!
And eating ice cream from a teacup sounds wonderful!

I eat my bowl of cereal each morning from a small tea cup that belongs to a set that was once my grandmother's! Now I'll have my dessert from one those cups too!

Thanks so much for all your kind comments to me.
I'm hoping to post sometime this week.

All the best,

caterina foi passear... said...

Hello Duchess...

Thank you for visiting my blog.
I'm also going through some things, but I'm sure the time is responsible to resolve, with God's help of course. I wish peace for you.
Much love and Kisses♥♥♥

Stella said...

I will be dropping by for tea and hope you will serve some of those yummy cookies. Sounds like you have a wonderful weekend planned.

parTea lady said...

I'm glad to hear that your Dad is doing better. Sounds like you really need a relaxing weekend.

Here in GA there is not such a noticeable separation of the seasons - fall can be quite warm and winter lacks snow. Much different than in Canada where I lived most of my life.

Your photos are great. I love the idea of serving ice cream in an elegant teacup.

Children of the 90s said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! I love the ice cream in a teacup. Cute idea!

...mmm... said...

Scottish Blend is my favourite now. If you have soft water, you'll love it.

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