Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four


Once again life at Rose Tea Cottage has been frantic.
My sisters and I have been taking care of our father who has
taken a turn for the worse and is now in constant need of care.



I do apologise to you my loving and loyal friends
for not having the chance to visit your blogs.
I thank you all for visiting mine and for the
sweet comments you have left for me.



To the world you may be just one person,
but to one person you may be the world
~ Unkown

Thank you for being my world, I cherish your friendship.



To my new followers...welcome to my cottage and
thank you for posting such inspiring comments for me.
I promise I will return your visits soon.



My darling friends keep your kettles whistling, your teacups full
and have yourself a lovely sunny weekend.





101 comments:

T. said...

Love the photos, I hope things turn for the better for you and your family :)
T.

PRINCESS LAURA LIS said...

My dear Duchess, I'm sad because your father is worse, I hope he will be better soon. Your post is a feast for the eyes again. Whising you a good weekend!
Laura.

parTea lady said...

Sorry about your Dad, Duchess. Hope he will soon be feeling better. Thank you for the lovely pics to enjoy.

Gaia said...

My Deraest,

it's always a pleasure and a font of inspiration come to visit you! I love the brighteness of your blog and ppics...
I'm so sorry for your Dad, be strong and I hope he will get well soon!
Thanks for your sweet word,always.
goodnight!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Oh Duchess Im so sorry your dad isnt too well, I hope he feels better soon. Take Care, Lots of Love X

Preeti Kashyap said...

wishing your dad gets well soon! Awesome clicks again!

Simply Colette said...

Such kind words dear Duchess. We support you and think of you during these times. So sorry about your father. Wishing you the best.

lots of love, nicolette

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Duchess, my thoughts are with you and your daddy... I am a daddy's girl and miss mine every day of my life... treasure every minute you spend with him... I do so hope he starts feeling better very soon... Bisous... Julie Marie

Tammy said...

What a beautiful sunshine yellow post!

So sorry to hear about your father, I pray for strength for you and your sisters.

(((hugs)))

m.e (Cathie) said...

wishing you all the very best lovely. thinking of you & your family. hugs ♥

French Kissed said...

My heart goes out to you as you care for your father. We have just been through a similar bout with my mother who was in terrible pain with a collapsed vertebra and could take no pain medication due to a heart condition. We found a natural supplement called Curamin which has worked a miracle for her as it relieves pain and reduces inflammation. After the second dose there was instant relief. It is by "Terry Naturally" and is available on line. Just could not go without telling you about this on the chance that it might give your father some relief. situations like this take such a toll on the whole family as it is so difficult to see them in such pain. I will keep your family and especially your father in my thoughts and prayers.

~Jermaine~

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Dear duchess,
Sorry about ur dad,My prayers are with you and your daddy...am sure he will be better soon...as always amazing pics!!!
Take care.

Luv&hugs
sangee

debi said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Spend all the time you can with him, and cherish his company.
Blogland will wait for you.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Debi

Heidi said...

Duchess I am so sorry to hear about yoru father. I will pray for God to help make him strong and comfort and strength for you and your family. You have been so good to me with my family illness, and I am here for you if you need it. God bless you sweety.

Blessings,
Heidi

Maggie said...

Oh Duchess darling, I hope all gets better for you and yours. My thoughts are with you.

Rose said...

Sorry to hear about your fathers condition. We just took my grandmother to live in a hostel last week too, which was a horrible thing to have to do. But she is unable to care solely for herself so I think it is the best thing for her. It just makes you realise that you have to make the most of the time and what you have doesnt it?
Thanks for sharing your lovely photos once again.
And also, there is an award for you on my blog.

Rose

Fifi Flowers said...

STUNNING photos... sooo BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL!!!

Michela said...

Hello Duchess, a big hug to you and your family, hope your dear Dad will get better soon. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and wishes, hope to hear soon good news from you.

Mami said...

Hi,Duchess
I hope your father will get better soon.

Nice reflections photos.

best wishes:)

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Dear Duchess, Please don't put any pressure on yourself to visit my Blog during this time. I will pop into you and say hello. My prayers and thoughts are with you. xx

Heavenly Housewife said...

I am so sorry to hear about your father :(. I hope you have a peaceful weekend. Some of that delicious coconut cake and some tea would probably give you a teeny weeny bit of solace... well, those kind of things work for me lol.
Hope you have a quiet and relaxed weekend.
Lots of love HH

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Darling Duchess, sending you lashings of beef tea and love from Down the Lane x x x

cilla said...

Duchess,thinking of you and your family sweetie ,and holding you in my heart ,looking forward to you stopping by soon.sending gentle hugs Cilla

cilla said...

Duchess,thinking of you and your family sweetie ,and holding you in my heart ,looking forward to you stopping by soon.sending gentle hugs Cilla

Susie's country cottage said...

Hello deary,
Sorry to hear about your dad. You are such a thoughtful person to think of us fellow bloggers while you are having a difficult time at home so don't worry about not have the time to look at what everyone else is up to! We'll all still be here when you have more time for blogging!
Hugs
Susie X

cilla said...

Duchess thinking of your papa ,i lost my papa in 2004 and miss him so much still,i know your daddy will be strong again soon.with love Cilla

Vintage Amethyst said...

Aaahh sweet lady, I'm so sorry to hear this sad news about your father.
I really hope there is some improvement very soon.
Thinking of you & sending you lots of love
Alison
x

Pomona said...

I am so sorry to hear about your father - it is obviously a difficult time for you, so don't worry about your friends in the ether, your family must come first.

Pomona x

YSLGuy said...

Sorry for your father, I hope he gets well.

That cake looks delicious

Madeline's Album said...

Love all your beautiful photos. I hope your dad gets better soon. My prayers are with him and the rest of the family.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Hello my sweet Duchess, you must be feeling it I imagine. My thoughts to you and your sisters and Pa!

The pictures you posted were a delight to the eyes, and your words just beautiful. I feel the same.

love DJ

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

Such cheery pictures! I hope your father has a turn for the better soon. ; )
~Michele

koralee said...

Oh...wishing you lots of strengh to get through these days..and sending your dad many well wishes. I adore the sunny yellow today my friend. Thanks for those kind words. xoxoxo

jordiegirl said...

Dear Duchess

Sorry to hear your father has taken a turn for the worse and needs constant care.

I'm thinking of you.

Thanks for taking the time to post more beautiful photos when you obviously have more important matters to care of.

Hope your weekend goes well.

Love and Hugs
Jordiegirl

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Take all of the time you need, I hope that things turnaround and that your dear daddy recovers. We will all be waiting here and know that you are looking after your father and also hopefully looking after yourself.

May you and all of your family be blessed, hugs Maureen...

Thea said...

Sorry to hear about your dad. He's lucky to have caring daughters. I will be sending positive thoughts your way and hope he makes a speedy recovery.

Muneeba said...

Hope you have a good weekend too, Duchess ... and I do hope your father feels better. You girls are wonderful daughters, taking care of him like that - God bless!

Lynn said...

I am so very sorry to hear that your father has taken a turn for the worse. Please don't worry about visiting everyone, your dad is more important at this time :)

Snigdha said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the encouraging comments.We are rennovating our restaurant and once thats done i will keep posting in my blog.Have a wonderful weekend dear duchess .

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

So sorry that you are under this strain at the present time.

I'm wishing you Courage.

And don't worry about the Blogging Thing. Please do not.

Gentle hugs,
Aunt Amelia

MiniMadWoman said...

Oh what a lovely post today! I love all the yellows . . . so cheery on an overcast gray day.

I'm sorry to hear about your father and will keep him in my thoughts and prayers.

Blessings,
Teresa

Deanna said...

Dear One,
God bless you and strengthen you to do what you have to.
My sympathies toward your Father's ailing health.

Visit with you when we can.
d from homehaven

straw76berry said...

Duchess,

I hope all is well for you and your family soon. I feel so terribly guilty for my whinge on Monday for all the trivial things that were bugging me. I had no idea you had such troubles.
Much love and deepest apologies. xx

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

So sorry to hear about your Father, I do hope he gets better soon. Having his daughter look after him will mean a lot to him.
Isabelle x

Vicki said...

Dear Duchess,
I am sorry your father is not doing well. I will be thinking of you and your family and praying for the best. Sending loving thoughts your way!! Vicki

Mary said...

So sorry to hear about your dad, Duchess...my prayers are with you and your sisters, that you have the strength to see him through to wellness. Take care of yourself, too.
God bless you,
Mary

Maggi said...

I'm sorry to hear about your father! I'll be thinking of you all!

Connie said...

Dearest Duchess, I hope that you and yours all works out, you are in my thoughts, and I send you a big HUG :) xxx

Marie Antionette said...

What a beautiful post,I will say prayers for your DAD.May God bless you all.
XXOO Marie Antionette

Smitha said...

Hey Duchess. Love ur pics. It's always a pleasure to view your blog. Makes me cheerful.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

So sorry to hear about your father. Hope you all are bearing up okay. The pictures are just beautiful!
Valerie

caterina foi passear... said...

Dear friend Duchess...

I hope you are well. I wish health for her father and strength to you and your sisters.
My mother has the same problem. My gradmother is 97 years and always need care.

A lot of balance for you...
Eu te adoro! kisses and hugs♥♥♥

Leann said...

Wishing you love and luck!

Leann

Tammy said...

Dear Duchess, please know that you are missed when you are not around. Your blog is a delight to the eyes. I am sorry to hear of your fathers turn for the worse. I am thankful that you have a sister to help you with his care. I know first hand how difficult it can be. My thoughts are with you. Have a lovely afternoon. Hope it is sunny and full of magic for you all.
Xo,
Tammy

Susie's country cottage said...

Hello again,
Just to let you know, I have been thinking about you and have left you a little something over at my blog.
Susie X

manon 21 said...

belle balade gourmande sur ton blog!

manon

*sangi* said...

Dear,
I am so sorry to hear about your father.My prayers are with u dear...i hope he will be better soon.
I'm back dear...thank u for all the support u have given to me...
Miss u!
Luv
sangi

Southern Touch Catering said...

My heart goes to you and your sister as well as prayers. Your father must be a very lucky man to have children to love and care for him. God's blessings to you all.

OceanDreams said...

I hope your father is alright, sending a hug and prayers your way!

Candace said...

Sorry your father's health is not good, I hope that he improves if it is possible. Your teacups are so delicate and beautiful, and that coconut cake looks so good.

a woman who is said...

So sorry to hear about your father's health. Not and easy thing. Prayers going up.

clarabows said...

I hope your Dad is OK x

Just thought I'd say Hi, if you love tea and cake pop by my blog, I collected over 500 trio sets, my house has disappeared under tea cups. I also upload them all into my flickr account so there are lots of lovely pics

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Good Morning Duchess,

So sorry to hear your father is worse. Warm thoughts and prayers are coming your way. thank you for the lovely pictures once again.

Warmly,
Debbie

figtree said...

I am a new visitor to your blog, just found you a few weeks ago. I felt a quick connection as my mom and family are all from North Wales, tea was a big part of my childhood. I am so sorry that you are having a hard time, sounds like keeping your dad comfortable and surronded by those who love him is key right now. Sending u warm thoughts. Figtreapps

Yankee Girl said...

I'm so sorry I haven't been here for a visit in so long.

I am keeping you in my thoughts.

Slices of Beauty... said...

Sending you love and prayers, Duchess.

Tea Time and Roses said...

So sorry to hear your Father is not well and will most certainly keep him in my prayers.

Visiting here is one beautiful experience, I love it.:o) You take care and praying your Father will be better soon.

Smiles...

Beverly

Kelly said...

Love to you all xxx
I hope your Father improves xx

Lots of Love (as always!)

Kelly xxx

the paris house said...

Dear Duchess, please know that you and your dear father are in all of our thougths and prayers
with love
xoxo
Bunny

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

What a lovely post. And sad. But inspiring. How do you do that? Lifting you and yours up in prayer.

andsewon said...

Sorry to hear about your father. Sending you best thoughts.
Lovely post as usual.
Lola

Mz. Spider said...

Many prayers & well wishes for your father and his loving family. I'd hug you if I could, Duchess. xoxo

Elise said...

Thinking of you Darling Duchess, what a lovely family you have; hope things take a turn for the better very quickly for you all.

Terra said...

I was going to compliment you on a photo or two here, but realize I like ALL the photos you have selected. You have created a world I want to enter often.
I hope your father's health improves. He is blessed to have such a caring Duchess as a daughter.

blushing rose said...

Duchess, prayers continue to be lifted for your Father & you all. We are all here for you ... Hugs, TTFN ~ Marydon

PS Your presentation of this post is breathtaking, as always.

Marie Reed said...

Sweet duchess my heart and thought are with you and your family...

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the Siu Jiat said...

Hi Duchess...hows your daddy? i pray that he'll feel better soon!

Elyse said...

hello duchess,

what a perfect quote. it stopped me in my tracks. so succint and right-on.

i'm so sorry to read about your father. so difficult.

the yellows of your post are so sunny and bright. i hope you are feeling the warmth of your supportive blogging friends.

xo

parTea lady said...

Hello, Duchess. I've been thinking of you and wondering how it was going with your Dad. I'm glad you have your sisters to help you. Take care.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Greetings Duchess: I was saddened by the news of your dear father. I know what that is like right now & it can gather all sorts of deep emotions when you parent is ill. You are so fortunate to have so many people who care. Strength in numbers. I send you & your sisters that strength & a hug from America. Prayers for your father. All my best,
Xx deb

Jennie said...

I'm sorry to hear things are not so good for you right now. Thinking of you Duchess and sending lots of positive and rosy thoughts your way!

Hope your father is well soon.

Jennie

Wendy said...

Hi Sweetie
Hope you are well.
I was in an amazing Tea House in Edinburgh today (I thought of you and how much you would love it), it's called Loopy Lorna's - if you are ever in Edinburgh!!!
Wx

Queen B. said...

i love your blog.
PRINCESS DIANA IS MY IDOL..........I LOVE TEA....YES, I DO BELIEVE I LIVED IN ENGLAND IN ANOTHER LIFETIME............ :)

cilla said...

Duchess my sweet friend ,please know im thinking of you and your Papa amd family, i will say a prayer for your family,stop by when you can,sending gentle hugs Cilla

Florence and Mary said...

Thinking of you taking care of your father, hope things look up soon.

Victoria xxx

Lee said...

I say take your time and take care of your Father. Family matters!
Lee

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

OT, and I don't do this often but.. Would you please go to this entry in my blog, and scroll to the bottom of it.

A blogger is suffering through a long bout of her husband being hospitalized and... Another sweet blogger told me of her sadness. We both are asking people to go [her link is there] leave her a comment of good wishes.

Please.

Please.

Please.

And a big Thank You!

Gentle hugs,
Aunt Amelia

Kissed by an Angel said...

Dear Duchess
Loving wishes to you and your family. I hope your Dad get's better very soon

xxxx

Linens and Royals said...

With your care Duchess I hope your father will soon be better and you can come back to us. You are missed.

Kelly said...

Dear Duchess

I have been missing you!
I hope you are ok? you were a very good friend to me when I needed a kind word and support and it looks like you need the same at the moment.
I hope all is well xxx

Lots of Love and friendship x

Kelly xxxx

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. Hope all is well.
Sandi x

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Such beautiful flowers and crockery as usual. :)

You must be worried about your father, my thoughts are with you and I hope things improve.

Florrie x

*sangi* said...

miss u dear

m.e (Cathie) said...

thinking of you & your family & sending you hugs ♥

Deanna said...

Duchess,
Thinking of you...
d from Kansas HomeHaven

Marilyn Miller said...

As always your pictures are amazing. I hope your Dad recovers once more.

Vicki Pink Pearl Girl said...

Best wishes for your father's speedy recovery. Take care.
Pink hugs to you.

♥zoe♥ said...

Hello Sweet,
What a beautiful blog! The pictures were too beautiful and i truly adored your lovely words....
And i'm following your blog from today onwards*teehee*

From Vicki i discovered your blog:)
I'd love you to come by to my little blog:) http://dreamcometruelovekz.blogspot.com/

Have a fabulous week!
XOXO
Zoe

Priya said...

here is ur 100th comment as mine ;) i was busy at my diwali celebrations..hope ur dad recovers for wonderful moments waiting for him..wish u good luck..bye

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Xoxo, Karen
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