Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four

I'm Back!!!

Woke up this morning feeling blissful






Missing You !!

How are you feeling this morning?


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Duchess!
I am so thrilled to see you today. I have missed you. Loving the red and white polka dots, and I so love your rain boots. They are just darling.

My tart was wonderful and the tea is always superb. I thank you for sharing with me today.

I am also loving that little chubby baby at the end. Isn't that precious. Thank you for sharing.

Stop by soon. I always love it when you do.

Country hugs, Sherry

Fairy Footprints said...

Duchess, wow sweety you have been a way for a while now.

I pray everything is going well with your father.

My day is going okay so far, its Veteran's Day so the Veteran's of the house have it off, more men around for the day talking sports lol yeah, fun fun. The weather is nice its almost 90 here today, and just sitting on the porch watching the kids play. They look like they are having a good time, and find the littlest things to entertain them.

Have a blessed day and as always the pictures were marvelous.


Anonymous said...

Hello, it's fantastic to have you back :)
How have you been darling?


Elise said...

Back with a bang darling Duchess. Good to see you again !

Deanna said...

Dear Duchess,
This is a cheery red and white polka dotted moment!
Glad you've posted today.
Needed a jolt of joy to get me energized.
God Bless,
d from homeHaven in Kansas USA

Mz. Spider said...

Very, VERY glad to hear you are well, Duchess. :) It's nice to wake up happy & blessed, isn't it?

Is your Dad still having a "smooth" recovery? More good days than bad, I pray. How is he adjusting to the brace?

Much love to you, sweet Duchess.


Pauline said...

Dear Duchess, so pleased to hear that you are well. I am doing fine. Hope you will be around more often :o)
Blessings to you and yours.

Michela said...

Hello Duchess! Glad to read such a cheerful post from you! Hope all is well with you and your dear Dad!

Angie's Recipes said...

Duchess, I am glad to see you back feeling brightened up and loved!
The apple strudel looks marvelous! I had some great Puer rose tea this afternoon while watching the news about the suicide news of German national goalkeeper Robert Enke who had been battling's really sad to hear can be so unpredictable. :-!

Dragonfly said...

Welcome back and glad to hear you are feeling well!!
The pictures are lovely, especially the chubby bubby!!
All is well here, coming into summer - just lovely :-)
Have a great day!!

blushing rose said...

Glad to see you are back & perking again. Tea is always a pleasure with you, dots, tarts & all. Father is doing well?

What an adorable Gerber baby!

Popover for our TRIPLE GIVEAWAY if you haven't already. Have a lovely eve. TTFN ~Marydon

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Duchess... so happy you are back... how is your dear daddy doing? Lots better I do hope... your post today looks so happy, so he must be feeling better... has he started on his own blog yet? That would be so cute and so fun, I would be his first follower! I want whatever that yummy looking food is in the third photo down! Love to you... Bisous... Julie Marie

maría cecilia said...

I was missing you too, dear Duchess!!!! What a beautiful and lovely post, you are feeling red which is so energetic, I´m happy for you!!!!!
Thank you so much for the kindest and sweetest comment I´ve ever received... and it was from you...
Take care and dance in red!!
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia

yyam said...

Yay! Glad that all is well with you Duchess!

I love the polka dotted wellies! I could be skipping in the rain with those!

Have a wonderful week!

mica said...

yayy u're back! i sure did miss u alot duchess :) everyting going well wif ur dad?

I love lovooove LOOOOOOVVVEE those pictures u put up! the gurl with the polkadotted boots, the polkadotted teapot & the cake plate, the polkadotted wrapping paper with the really sweet hearts ribbon.... all of those are such treasures!

honestly, i woke up feeling alittle grumpy dis morning, cos i had a small tiff with bf last night. but seeing ur comment & especially these pictures... they all cheered me up HEAPS! have a lovely day dear & do upload more eye candies!

koralee said...

Welcome back my friend....your post has made me so happy polka dots are my favourite thing can one be unhappy when surrounded by lovely red and white happiness. Thank you for your well wishes..this flu bug wants to stay and visit me as long as it can....

Madeline's Album said...

Glad your back. Hope your dad is much improved. Love all your pictures in red and white. Thank you for your visit to my last post. Have a great evening. My prayers are still with you and your dad.

parTea lady said...

I'm happy to see your post today - I miss you when you're not posting. All the red & white photos are yummy and so much fun.

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I'm glad your Dad is doing better and your daily routine is returning to normal.

Linda Higgins said...

Hello Duchess....what a happy post! and who wouldn't love to kiss those cheeks at the end! No matter the mood, babies ALWAYS make me happy! so nice to hear that you are well. Hope your father is doing better. hugs and smiles across the miles..

My Passport to Style said...

Hi there, Duchess lovely to have you back and thanks for popping by to see todays guest blogger Lauren and leave a comment!!! Sharon xxxooo


Thank You for thinking of me. I have missed you. How is your Daddy? I pray he is better. Many Blessings,

Eileen said...

Such a pretty post! As usual!
It's always so bright and happy here!
'Hope all continues to go well.
And don't forget to take care of yourself too!
Love and Prayers,

Vicki said...

Hello, Dear Duchess,
I am feeling very happy because I can tell your spirits are lifted, and you are back with us again. I hope everything continues to go well for you and your dear father, too. Thank you for lifting my spirits today by my visit at "Rose Tea Cottage". Also, thank you for your kind comments and for joining me for a cup of tea at Bunny Cottage. Vicki

debi said...

Hi Duchess!
Glad to see you back! Beautiful post!
I hope your dad is doing well.
Hugs, Debi

Maggi said...

Glad you are back dearest!

Selba said...

Hello Duchess! This post is so cute.. Red is my favorite color and with the white dotted, it really does make so cute :) Hope you have a lovely day!

Marge said...

Hi! I just found your lovely site! That baby is adorable in her little dotted hat!

Cori G. said...

Hi Duchess,
I was feeling a bit blue until I came over to see all your bright cheery red. So many happy images to brighten my day with. Thank you ever so much!!!

xoxo Cori

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Duchess!
Oh, I've missed you and I love all these glorious polka dot pictures! That last one with the little baby is so darling!
I'm feeling well, thank you, and I appreciate your visit.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Dearest Duchess, WE MISSED YOU!!! I love all of your polka dot lovelies. I think my favorite is the polka dot welly boots, I would feel fabulous wearing those, Maureen......

Mimi said...

HI Dutchess!!!!
You are indeed a very sweet friend, I know from the start--- the blogging buddies I have a kindred spirit connection with and you my dear fit that description!!!!I was so touched by the letter you wrote back to me, it LIFTED my spirits today as my spirits have been very low lately, so much going on, stress piling on and as a Mom and wife we try to handle everything for everyone and sometimes we cannot carry anymore, so tomorrow I am doing nothing, nothing all day, just resting and playing with Miss Camdyn, I so want to enjoy the Holidays and not be rushed around and to busy to enjoy them, but then I think I'm rushing around doing all of it now!!!! I guess it will all be worth it next month!!!!
It may rain here tomorrow too, which is a rare thing!!! So I LOVE the rain!!!! Hope that it does, I may go outside and play and dance in the rain!!!!
Just because I can!!!!
hugs sweetie and thank you for cheering me up!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Duchess,

I am happy to come and visit you my dear and seeing your red and white spots made me smile. So glad that you are back and to hear that your dear Dad is doing better, made me feel pleased for you both.
Many thanks for visiting me, made my day yesterday!


Elyse said...

hi duchess,

so nice to have you back and full of polka-dotted cheerfulness!

i hope all is well. thank you for your sweet visits.


Dumbwit Tellher said...

Welcome back to blogland Duchess and how you've been missed. My prayers for your dear father and your whole family have been sent over the ocean directly to you all. I love this post, very cheerful & with much optimism. I know you made me feel much better already. Thank you dearly for asking about my mum. She was given just a few more weeks to live. She seems to be going down hill so much quicker now. My heart breaks each time I think of this world without her. Just know you are always in my thoughts. Now enjoy the rest of your week. You deserve the bliss! xxoo deb

French Kissed said...

Fabulous, Duchess after visiting your very cheerful and upbeat post. I hope this is an indication that things are going well with your dear sweet dad.


...mmm... said...

Adorable--all of them. Love red and dots, to boot. Brill.

Sanghi said...

Welcome dear! Nice pictures..!

Cynthia K. said...

Hello Duchess ~ So nice to meet you. I've so enjoyed looking through your posts and soaking in the beautiful sidebar pictures. Well, your blog is so charming, that I decided to join as a follower so that I don't miss a thing....

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Dustjacket Attic said...

Gee are you back or what. Look at those legs and boots. That last picture is the cutest thing I've seen for ages. Oh my goodness, I just want to grab him or is it her.
thanks for your gorgeous comment.Hope things are calmer for you now.

Rose said...

Hi Duchess, so happy to see your back and with such a lovely spotty post! The last photo is so sweet.
Thankyou so much for your lovely message, you are too nice :)
My studies are almost finished im happy to say, I passed the exam, now only four weeks of placement left to complete! I can hardly believe it! Im counting down day by day.
Hope to year more from you soon Duchess.


sarah-jane down the lane said...

Can you get polka dot roses? If so I am sending you some right away!

Welcome back lovely Duchess, I'll put the kettle on and we can have a catch up, fancy some tiffin?

Love Sarah x

Heavenly Housewife said...

So wonderful to see you so happy today. When i looked at the pictures, I could tell you were feeling a bit cheered. That makes me so glad. You deserve it! Keep up the happy thoughts daaaaaaaaahling!
Enjoyed taking tea with you as always.

Sher said...

Oh, polkadots makes me happy too, darling Duchess! Glad you're up and about:) Sending you much love and hugs xx

Lee said...

Welcome back... I adore polka dots and rolly poley babies.
Delightfully entertaining post that made me hungry... and it put a grin on my face.
Thanks for your kind comment.
I love popping in on you.

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Hello Lovely Duchess,
so very happy you are back and so filled with cheer for all of us to delight in..your post is so upbeat and happy!!
I hope your dear father is better and continues to improve each day.

kothiyavunu said...

Welcome back dear duchess!!I'm glad your daily routine is returning to normal.
Happy to read such a cheerful post!!Amazing pics...loved the cute chubby baby..:)
Hope your Dad is doing better.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog.
Have a great day!

jordiegirl said...

Just love the red and white polka dot china Duchess.

Great to see you back again, miss you.

Love and hugs to you, your dad and the rest of the family.

Connie said...

Well hello Duchess, loved the spots, I am dotty about them, I've been quiet this past couple of weeks, no computer, but now up and running properly, enjoy the tea xxx

How's things with your father

Southern Touch Catering said...

Oh, I so glad to hear & "see" that you're back & doing well. Love the polka dots.

Carla B. Reeves said...

Hello Duchess,
Sooo happy to see you are back and feeling assuming all is well with your Dad. Your post is absolutely polka dots and yours are so cheery. How did you manage to put such a darling stream of photos together with the dots? Thanks for stopping by to share some Santa Barbara sunshine! Carla

Bella said...

Hi Duchess! It's so lovely to see you back. And all those gorgeous red images - just divine. :) Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Bella

Florence and Mary said...

Great to have you back and feeling so polka dotty!!!!

Victoria xxx

Pomona said...

I am glad things are looking up for you, Your Grace, but perhaps you ought to have a word with the baby about healthy eating. He does look rather as if he has had a few too many cakes!

Pomona x

...mmm... said...

Love this song from Secret Garden.

I'm so tempted to use that forever England side bar time if it's free for the taking.

silk purse said...

My, how my day is brightened and my heart is gladdened when I see that you've popped by once again dearest Duchess, to my little corner of the blogging world!

I adore your artistic picture selections; love those cheery red polka dots and teacups!~That precious chubby little baby!..,

Thanks ever so much for following my, The Plumed Pen, blog and for all of the kind comments that you have also left at my, Silken Purse, blog as well, over the last while, from time to time my dear!

In fact, "if you could be a a little butterfly on the wall", I think you might have been slightly amused,and just a wee bit tickled perhaps, if you could have witnessed the "little slice of life" vignette that transpired just this afternoon my dear lady, when I noticed that you had become a follower on one of my little blogs!~

"Ooh my".., I exclaimed, while talking to my dear friend Scone Queen on speaker phone;(whilst we were comparing fellow blogging notes and viewing them on the computer).

~(My dear friend Scone Queen that is to say, from the new and delightful, The Tea Trolley, blog)..,

.., Ooh my, the Duchess from .., you know.., Rose Tea cottage just popped by.., Ooh, I'm sooo delighted!"~(I further delightedly explained)..,

..,I just love her blog!~ You know, it's that amazing,'all things that celebrate Afternoon Tea' blog, with all of those beautiful pictures!"..,

You would have thought I had been visited by "royalty", I was literally so delighted and honored!

~And you know,I think perhaps in a poetic sence I had been! For you represent to many of us, that regal presence and "high water mark" experience dearest Duchess; amidst your fellow bloggers and "mutual admiration society" that is our sisterhood of ladies, (as well as a few gentlemen), out there in blogland!..,

I simply adore you blog, and I adore you!

I want to warmly invite you to pop by for my next blogging tea party for, TUSESDAY TEA FOR TWO; inspired by own original watercolour painting of Two Kitties having afternoon tea.~ Even if you feel you cannot partake, you are always so very welcome to come by my dear!

Cheers and hugs from Silken Purse

Mary said...

Duchess, oh, my how I've missed you! So nice to see this wonderful, cheerful red polka dot post! It made my day, and it is so like you to want to make everyone's day more beautiful! I do hope all is well, that your father is well, and that you are blissfully happy and content. All of your blogging friends want that for you...we love you!

Looking forward to more visits very very sweet of you to spread sunshine to us today!

God bless you, Duchess!


mimi charmante said...

Hello there sweet friend,
What a lovely, cheerful post - merci! It was lovely to see you today so thank you for the visit. I hope your dad is doing well - you know dad's are very close to my heart as I absolutely adore mine and feel blessed to have him.
Enjoy the rest of your week and have a fantastic weekend my dear~

Kate said...

Hi there
just popped over from Victorias blog, and I must say I'm glad I did what a gorgeous blog you have sooo regal.
Loving all the red and white polka dots.
Have a great day

Susie's country cottage said...

Hi Duchess
Love the spotty things. I have a thing for polka dots as you've probably guessed when you visited my blog and left your lovely comment.
Welcome back to the wonderful world of blogging! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Bonnie said...

Hi Duchess,
Just stopping by to say hello and to wish you a beautiful day full of warmth. Your post is lovely and your enthusiasm is so catching! Your blog is soooo beautiful!!! It makes me want to get out my Grandma and Mom's old tea cups and maybe display them again. Do you have yours in a cabinet or out on display? Thank you for following along with my blog Love Your Place too. I hope your father is getting better every day! All my best, Bonnie

Intrinsically Florrie said...

I wore a red vintage blouse today with white polka dots! :)
This is such a cheerful post.

Florrie x

RIZZI said...


Jennie said...


How very nice to see you back! You have been missed!

I hope all is well at Rose Tea Cottage!

Have a fabulous weekend!


Anonymous said...

Good evening Duchess! What a lovely post. It's full of inspiration. I'm so glad your back. We have missed you too. I hope you have a great weekend. All of the red in your post is just beautiful.

Marilyn Miller said...

Welcome back! Love the red.

Talking with Tami said...

Feeling Fab glad your back, woot!

Anonymous said...

Hi Duchess,
Just stopped by to say hello & to say I hope your Dad continues to do better.
As always I love your latest pictures! Glad to see you back.
Take care.

Linens and Royals said...

I love spots and red white is my very favourite-all just so pretty.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I've been missing you too! I love your sweet red polka dots!


Red. said...

Very very nice your blog!! it´s my first time here sorry my poor english. I really like roses, epecially red ones.



Anonymous said...

Im a new follower wow this page is gorgeous! Beautiful beautiful!I adore polka dots.I found this I had to stay and have a sip of tea.Im so glad Im following,will look forward to come back soon.

Beach Vintage said...

Oh dear Duchess, I am so gald you are feeling better and full of love and inspiration. Thank you my darling for visiting my blog whilst I was away on vacation. I look forward to cathing up on all your posts this week.

MiniMadWoman said...

Duchess, what a beautiful and inspiring post. I feel all the better just for having visited!

I just love all the red and white and polkadots . . . they just make me happy looking at them! And those tarts look divine . . . oh dear, I feel a craving coming on! LOL!

It's so nice to have you back and I look forward to visting again soon.


birthday girl said...

good to see you duchesses- love the cheerful red. such a happy color!

Snigdha said...

glad to have you back dear duchess...and thanks again for visiting my page and for taking time to write encouraging comments

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Duchess,
Good day to you. I am so happy to see you back posting, how is Dad doing?.. I do love all the red its so happy.
Hugs and have a wonderful day,

RIZZI said...


Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the red and white polka dots!

JamaGenie said...

Duchess, so sorry to hear things have not been "rosy" at Rose Tea Cottage, but hope all is *much* better now. Glad you're back blogging. I'd love to join your Tuesday Tea group, but have been doing Tea Things Tuesday, and can barely keep up with that. Too much else going on.


Muneeba said...

Love this red & white post ... too cute for words! Glad you're feeling all jazzed up again Duchess :)

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