Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four

You are cordially invited to afternoon tea
Rose Tea Cottage

Cream, Sugar or both?

Don't be shy, please help yourself to more!!

Darlings you simply must try one of
these sinfully tealicious pâtisseries

Come and sit with me and we'll take tea
and talk of things that were and things that are to be
of places that we will go and things that we will see
just the two of us, my dear friends and me

Three lovely ladies who enjoy afternoon tea have taken the time to form afternoon tea clubs for all tea lovers of Blogshire. They would like to invite you to join them in posting afternoon tea and/or friendship related articles and photos each Tuesday. Here is your chance to share your lovely tea adornments, a favourite tea or friendship related poem or quote, a delicious recipe or a combination of all of the above.

For More Information, Please contact

Wanda of Plumed Pen hosting Tuesday Tea for Two

Carol of Charli & Me hosting Tea & Friendship Tuesday

Kim of Shabby Pink & Pretty hosting Tea Things Tuesday

I had a great time darlings

Let's do this again next Tuesday!!

These are for you my friends


The Curious Cat said...

Wonderful photos - did you take these? xxx

shanthi said...

Nice clicks and yummy dishes

Kelly said...

Oh thank you I enjoyed my tea!!
Milk no sugar and one of those wicked looking scones please!

So glad to have you back now sweetie
Hope all is well at Rose
Tea Cottage? xxx

Lots of Love


m.e (Cathie) said...

good to see you back sweet Duchess!
lovely idea for tea on tuesdays ♥

Michela said...

Hello Duchess, thank you so much for your lovely message, what a relief knowing that your Dad is on the mend! Thanks for your delicious tea in your precious company!

Heavenly Housewife said...

I would love to come to one of your afternoon teas daaaaaahling, and yes, I will have some more ;) (you don't really need to ask moi LOL). *kisses* HH

Anonymous said...

Oh the tea was lovley daaaaaaahlin,lol.I did taste a bit of those sweets my my too good. Im off to work, shame I have to do that on such a nice Teatime Tuesday, hope you join you again for some lovelies.HUGS!

Anonymous said...

that was hope to,in my hurry i just type tooo

straw76berry said...

Lovely to enjoy a tea break with you. I'm starting my new job tomorrow so will have less time in future but will drop by to enjoy your blog asap xxx

Preeti Kashyap said...

its 7.30 AM and I am craving to have the pâtisseries....yummm....great clicks!

The Prodigal Tourist said...

I hope you don't mind, I think I'll have a little nibble now...

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Dear Duchess,
How scrumptious your tea looks and your Old Country Roses is lovely! My Daddy always loved that pattern. A lovely post today. Have a beautiful day.


Maggie said...

Ah the tea is lovely... and I love the nibbles. thank you so much!

Maybe next Tuesday I shall have a tea party myself.

Sher said...

How lovely of you to prepare these wonderful treats for us! I don't mind to sit and have a bit of those scones, thank you very much:)

jordiegirl said...

Tea looks absolutely delicious.

I'd love to try everything - oooh, that's greedy! Yum yum.

Tea with milk but no sugar please.

andsewon said...

Oh my Duchess beautiful post as always!!
I must say though I feel like I need to go jog a bit after indulging in all those wonderful tea cakes and sweets! YUMMY!
Enjoyed your Tea Tuesday post so much!!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello Duchess,

Such a pretty post, and yes I would love a cup of tea, and a little treat. Glad to hear your daddy is on the mend. thank you for such a lovely post today as always.


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What lovely tea settings. Everything looks so delicious. So very inviting :-)


kothiyavunu said...

Dear Duchess
Your post is a feast for the eyes again. It's a pleasure for me to sip a good tea with cream & sugar in a pretty cup and yummy scones with you..
Happy Tuesday Duchess!
love & hugs

MiniMadWoman said...

Oh, what a wonderful afternoon! What could be better than tea served in pretty cups (I have that pattern!) and pretty desserts to eat. I could get used to this!

Thank you for sharing . . . I'm leaving plum full! LOL!


silk purse said...

What a delightful sweet surprise dear Duchess, to discover that you were joining us for Tuesday Tea For Two, today at The Plumed Pen, as well as those other delightful "Tuesday Tea", themed blog parties!

Many thanks for those charming and heartfelt comments as well, reference my earlier comments about how you would have been amused and would have enjoyed "being a 'butterfly' on the wall"..,on my Silken Purse blog the other day!

Your sweet comments brought tears of joy to my eyes!.., (and a giggle or two as well, of sheer delight).., I will now go back and "drink in", the soothing loveliness of your "royal~teas' post, dearest Duchess!

My heart is warmed more than words can express, that your precious father is doing well; it brought tears to my eyes, beloved duchess when I read that as he recovered he also wanted a blog; how precious!~ Especially when he realized what a sincere, supportive, joyful, warm and loving community this blogging comunity is.., and he was right!..,

Much love, hugs and cheers from Silken Purse @The Plumed Pen

P.S.~So very glad that you are back! ~ Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner my dear; I had a precious friend FROM WAY ACROSS THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, pop in to visit and to stay for a few days quite unexpectedly..,

~(I also showed everybody your comment my dear lady! WHAT TREASURE YOU ARE)!

Madeline's Album said...

What a great post. Everything looks so good, I'll try one of each if that is ok with you. I love the cup and saucer, roses are one of my favorite flowers. Have a great day. Madeline

Priya said...

The Tea time is perfect..I wish i cud own the serving tower i am luking for long time..The desserts are jus awesome..Hope u had g8 time..bye

fiberdoodles said...

Always a pleasure sweet Duchess!

Anonymous said...

I bet those aren't made with splenda or butter are they?
I will take two of everything.

Florence and Mary said...

Fabulous tea darling! I won't ask how many weight watchers points are in those glorious treats and just enjoy!

Victoria xxx

Anonymous said...

I think of cherry lipstick on my teacup with this gorgeous, feminine tea post.

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Dear Duchess your Grace,
I should like to thank you for such a lovely tea this afternoon, just what I needed to pep me up!

Glorious china as always and you really must give me the name of your baker!

Love Sarah x

maría cecilia said...

Good afternoon dear Duchess, I would fly across to have a tea with you every tuesday, would try all those goodies and, please forgive me, if you miss one or two of your wonderful and oh so lovely teacups you will see them featured in my blog as my new treasures!!!
I love your images to the sky!!!
Lots of hugs
María Cecilia

Fairy Footprints said...

Duchess tea was simply elegant and lovely today. I enjoyed our visit, sorry I spilled my tea cup but at least it washed out ;0)

I hope this day finds you well. I am still continuing to pray for your dad and family. God bless you.

Happy Holidays


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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Heidi ♥

Mary said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! So nice to see you enjoying tea and delicious pastries in such beautiful surroundings! Thank you so much for inviting me...I loved every bite and sip in the beautiful Old Country Roses teacup...I have a complete set...they are my favorites!

God bless you, nice to visit with you!


Pomona said...

That is the china I have on the dresser in my cottage! What good taste we have, my dear!

Pomona x

Anonymous said...

Hi Duchess,

Those scones are to die for!
Hope you and yours are all well?

Rose XXX

Jeanette said...

The photographs are wonderful, the scones look amazing. Don't pay any attention to the drool on the keyboard. Yummy!

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Duchess, you make me want to set up camp on a chaise lounge and eat fluffy cream cake,I think this is good!Seriously great to have you and youir delightful afteroon teas back in full force!Lovely post!Sharon xxoo

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful dishes. Love the post about sharing tea. Have a lovely day.

parTea lady said...

Everything looks so lovely and the china is beautiful. I think scones are my favorite part of afternoon tea and those look yummy. I enjoyed the poem and my visit.

Coastal Sisters said...

So lovely to see you posting again dearest Dutchess :) I think I had a wee too many sweets!

More tea please!


Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

So sweet an invite.

I could use such, with the news of the day, over here on this side of the pond. -sigh-

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

So very pretty, thank you very much. The little heart-shaped pastries are so cute!

Dragonfly said...

Such delicious little treaties! I'd try them all ...... (I'm not shy, and I'm a little greedy in the cake department)!!
Thanks for the links, and have a very lovely day :-)
Hope things going well with you and your family.

Lucie said...

Wonderful! I love visiting the Cottage. Thank you for your lovely message and for following my blog. I visited a couple of websites today that I think you would enjoy. With love - Lucie X - look at the shop - gorgeous christmas treats.

I am sure you would enjoy tea with these biscuits

Vicki said...

Hello, Dear Duchess,
Thank you for the lovely invitation to tea. I would love a cup. I take mine with cream and sugar. The pastries look devine. Your tea pot and cups and saucers are one of my very favorite patterns. Please come and join me at Bunny Cottage. I am having tea today, too. Blessings to you! Vicki

Holly Loves Art said...

LOVELY deliciousness! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful day.

Claudia said...

Oh, tea with you? Yes, please! Everything looks lovely, from the scones and the sweets to the pretty china! Thank you for inviting me.

Shabby Kim said...

A lovely post again today. That china teapot is gorgeous and those scones looks so yummy as does that tiered tray of tea sandwhiches. I wish I could crawl inside your pictures to sit at the tea table and feast on all of those goodies.

Marilyn Miller said...

I enjoyed tea with you today, everything was just lovely. I usually try to feature tea on Friday, but maybe I will have to change days after I am finished with touring in Europe.

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

I'd love to have tea with you...with milk and sugar, of course! ; )

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Duchess... how delightful! Tea was lovely, merci! Blessings to you, hope your daddy is still doing well... love to both of you... Bisous... Julie Marie

♥zoe♥ said...

Oh Sweet Duchess, you're just so sweet, thanks for the lovely tea & cakes:) I'd so grateful being invited today*teehee* How i wish we could have another time of tea party again. Love your previous post of polka dot post so much. Hope you able to see my smile:)

Have a fab week!

♥zoe♥ said...

Just g=forget to mention i'm happy to see your coming back blogging! Missing you a lot too:)

koralee said...

Tea with you...always. Please come and say hi...I am having a giveaway and seeing you are one of my favourite friends I would not want you to miss it.

Rose said...

Oh those assortment of little cakes look perfect! Tonight I will dream of scones after those lovely pictures :)
Hopeing you and your family are well.


Eileen said...

It's like stepping into an elegant world coming here!
Beautiful photos!
And the dishes are so sweet with the delicate roses.
All the best to you, Eileen

Muneeba said...

I'm drooling over those scones, Duchess ... really. I could have those at any time of the day, and not just with tea. They just look so fresh and tender .. like they would melt in my mouth!

Mimi said...

I will have to snap a few pics of my tea pot collection!!! I do not use them ever as I really do not like hot tea!!!! I collected them for my daughter's Alice in Wonderland theme baby shower!!!! Maybe I will post some pics of that special day!!!!
I also just might post a poem about friends!!!!
You and I are now great friends!!!!
I so enjoy your blog and I try so hard to hear your lovely English accent as I love a British accent, I mean to say!!!!You will have to teach me a few funny British words like the LOO!!!!! Now that is a funny one!!!!
hugs my dear!!!

Lynn said...

What a lovely tea party. All those delicious looking treats and your beautiful tea pot and cups and saucers. Thank you for inviting me!

Linens and Royals said...

See you next Tuesday Duchess for more of that delicious food and some interesting chatting.

RIZZI said...


French Kissed said...

Dear Duchess,

This tea break with you has been a marvelous respite from all of the Thanksgiving prep over here. Again, your presentation is splendid and I would be delighted if I could twist you arm for your delicious scone recipe ~ don't think I have ever had better. Do enjoy your weekend and give my best to your dear father.


jordiegirl said...

Dear Duchess

Pop over to my blog and collect your well deserved award from me entitled
Your Blog Is Over The Top!


Elise said...

Hello Darling Duchess ! I thoroughly enjoyed taking tea with you - and no calories ! fab !! Have an excellent weekend..... hope you got to the ballet !

cilla said...

hello my dear friend,hope you are doing well,your te biscuits look so lovely today,I'm soo glad too know your papa is doing better,,i have been thinking of you,stop by again soon and have a happy thankgiving,gentle hugs Cilla

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dear Gracious Duchess,
Thank you for the most lovely tea treats! This was a beautiful start to my day. Hoping all is well in your world.

Wishing you a beautiful day as well!


La Petite Gallery said...

First visit,
the Tea cakes look great,infact everything is lovely.


Angela Burman said...

Good afternoon from middle England Your Grace. Just called in for a cup of Earl Grey, no milk thank you. I want to somehow slip into the blog and live there forever and ever. Your pictures are exquisite xx

Hera Baroque said...

The pictures are absolutely adorable and the cookies look delicious!
Especially the cupcakes :)
When can I come for tea, your excellence ?
P.S. Will you be so kind to take a look at my handmade accessories ?

Hera Baroque

Thank you!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

My dear Lady Duchess, what a lovely site you have here. I always marvel how things happen and in the sequence they happen. I have recently discovered another enchanting blog that is all Edwardian charm - Carolyn's Aiken House & Gardens. Now I have the good fortune to get to know another pretty blog that is all sweet English Rose - I am traveling now in India hence, I could only scroll through your blog in haste but I could already tell you have a Girly English heart :). Will be following you and be back for more. Thanks for letting me find you!

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