Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




Did you survive Chritmas?

I certainly did, actually mine was fabulous!!!
My dad's halo came off successfully which was an occasion to celebrate all on its own. Rose Tea Cottage was beautifully dressed for Christmas and was filled with love, laughter, family and friends. My children were extremely generous and showered me with thoughfully selected pressies in beautifully wrapped boxes... I felt truly blessed.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas surrounded with family, love, scrumptious food, pots of tea and loads of lovely pressies.
Darling, do tell me all about it.


41 comments:

Dragonfly said...

Glad to hear the good news with your dad!! Christmas was lovely here too thanks! We had the most amazing seafood bbq, and a day of everyone (and their dogs) swimming in the pool!
Cheers!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Duchess... so happy to hear you had a wonderful Christmas and that your daddy is doing great! Happy New Year to you my friend... Bisous... Julie Marie

Rose said...

Fabulous news about your dad! Im glad to hear you were spoilt with company and pressies. As for me, I ate way too much food, three big meals over x-mas eve to christmas day and way too many pressies! Of couse its always nice to spend extra time with mine and my bf's families, that was probably the best part.

Take care Duchess

Rose

mica said...

hi duchess,glad for the good news abt ur dad's recovery! just in time for christmas! thank god, n may god continue to showers blessings over him! :)

Selba said...

Good to know that you had a wonderful Christmas, Duchess :)

Deanna said...

Hello Duchess,
So very glad that your Father's Halo came off. Pray all else goes very well.
Wonderful that you had such a nice Christmas.
My Christmas was slow paced and peaceful due to being snowed in. This was very relaxing and I needed that.
May you have a sweet New Year. It sure has come quickly!
Look forward to seeing your future post...it's always a delight to visit your site.
d from homwhaven

Sher said...

Oh I've certainly survived Christmas with a lot of overeating and overindulgence on my part lol! I'm glad to hear you had such a wonderful time with your loved ones, my dear!!

Happy holidays to you and your family, sweetheart:)

xx

Marilyn said...

A lovely Christmas took place at Delights of the Heart, home in the city. I am so happy to hear about your dad and you Christmas. Happy New Year!

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Sounds like your Christmas was delightful! I, too, had a memorable one... Happy New Year and best wishes for you in 2010...

Florence and Mary said...

So glad to hear you Christmas was as special as you are.

Victoria xx

Dustjacket Attic said...

Indeed I did!

So lovely to hear about your dad, that is great news.

Enjoy your week my dear Duchess,
xxx DJ

Pauline said...

Dear Duchess, i'm pleased that you have agreat family Christmas, and the big improvement of your father. Very good news indeed :o)

Blessings my friend!

Lucie said...

Dear Duchess, pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful Christmas, surrounded by your family. Wishing you a happy, healthy and peaceful 2010. Thank you for all of your lovely and thoughtful posts on my blog. With my love and best wishes, Lucie x

Madeline's Album said...

So glad to hear the great news about your dad. Sounds like you did have a nice Christmas. We did also, had most of my family here. Everyone had a great time. It was a joy to see our two youngest great grandkids opening their gifts. I am truly blessed with a wonderful family. Have a great day and a great new year. Madeline

maría cecilia said...

Dear Duchess, I´m so happy to hear you had a wonderful christmas time, and to hear about your dad. I too had a lovely christmas.

I wish you and your family and your Dad a very happy 2010, and may it brings much love, health, prosperity and blessings to you all.

I´m so happy to have met you this year and hope we keep visiting each other in 2010.
Con mucho cariño,
Maria Cecilia

maría cecilia said...

Forgot to say that your pictures and apples are so, so beautiful!!!

Claudia said...

So glad to hear about your Dad's halo removal! Wonderful Christmas news! I had a wonderful holiday and am ready for the New Year!

xoxo
Claudia

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Dear One, I'm so happy to find an entry here.

And so happy to hear that your Christmas time was wonderful.

Gentle hugs,
Aunt Amelia

Gayle (GardenofDaisies) said...

Glad to hear you had such a lovely Christmas. We did as well. I absolutely love your apple centerpiece!!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Duchess,
So very glad to hear your father is doing so weel, an answer to prayers. How wonderful your children showered you with all those fabulous gifts.
We had a quiet celebration - it was lovely!
Are you ready to ring in 2010? WIshing you the best New Year!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello Duchess!-)
At first,my big excuse for my bed english!-(
I wil to say that i engoy your blog very march!-)
By me is little beat defficult with to building of my blog...
I try avrything,but this is not simpel!-)
Love,Violetta

Heavenly Housewife said...

I got to spend the day with Mr P so of course I had a fab day :). So gland for the amazing news about your dad. What a relief it must have been. I think you guys have been through the worst of it now, God willing, it should get better from here.
*kisses* HH

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

It sounds like you had spectacular Christmas! So wonderful to hear that you had a wonderful time. I am still waiting from my Christmas - Russian Orthodox celebrate Christmas in the beginning of January...but even though my Christmas is a bit away, I really ebjoyed celebrating Catholic Christmas with my hubby!:-)

koralee said...

Oh what a wonderful Christmas you had with the good news of you dad. I am so happy all went well. May your blessings continue through 2010 my dear friend. xoxoxo

Mimi said...

Hi Dutchess!!!
Oh Praise God for Daddy's good news!!!!So glad he is doing so well!!!I also am so Happy you had a nice Christmas with the ones you LOVE!!!!I spent the day not feeling to well, but did the best to make my favorite day of the year special!!!!
Being with the ones you love make the day just about perfect!!!!
Happy New Year and Blessings to you
hugs,
jamie

fiberdoodles said...

I just love apples. What a beautiful post! Many blessings to you and your family in the New Year!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dearest Duchess,
It makes me so happy to hear that things are going so well with your father and that you had such a lovely Christmas!

My husband and I had a wonderful two days off from work that we spent together cooking and eating wonderful things and watching fun movies! We got just a few nice things for each other and had a very quiet, beautiful Christmas together!

Wishing you and your family a perfectly lovely New Year!

xo,

Betty

NorthWestLondonGirlInTheCountry said...

Dearest Duchess, so very glad to hear you had a perfect Christmas, and wishing you a happy New Year xx

Sorcerer said...

first time on your blog

the pics wowed me :)

Pasquy said...

hello Duchess...your cottage is fantastic!!!! happy new year for you! I have dreamed with your photos, I hope we'll be good friend :)

Fleurette said...

Hello my dear Duchess, your photos is very beautiful!!! I wish you and all your family a wonderful and happy new year 2010!!!
Fleurette

inspiredcomblogulations said...

I had some cherished moments with my mom and dad too. My mother actually stayed awake all day... no dosing off with the bobing broken neck as we call it.

Wishing you a fabulous New Year!

Lee

Karen said...

So glad your Christmas was wonderful! Ours was mighty nice, the best part (aside from being with family!) was recovering from the nasty bug that had been on our doorstep for the week and a half prior!! Hope your New Years is smashing with great joy to enjoy and celebrate all year long! :>

Maggie said...

Happy Christmas to your and yours! I'm so happy for all your good holiday fortune!

parTea lady said...

I'm so glad that your Dad's halo was removed successfully and that you had a wonderful Christmas with your family.

Happy New Year, Duchess.

Da y Mer said...

Nosotros pasamos a desearte que el año que nace traiga muchas cosas buenas para ti y tu familia. Nuestros mejores deseos para el 2010.
Saludos

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Dear Duchess,
I stopped by to wish you the most magnificent New Year!I hope you will enjoy every bit of it :-)

Gaia said...

Dear Duchess, I did . I had a great Xmas with all my family and friends!
And you? Happy new year!
Love
Gaia

Nina's Recipes said...

May all your dreams come true and may you be blessed with all the best things in life!
Happy New Year 2010! XO

LuLu Kellogg said...

Dear Lovely One~
I am so happy your father is doing well and that you had a wonderful Christmas. Thank you so much for visiting with me and your lovely words and wishes. I do look forward to having more tea with you in 2010. Best wishes, health, happiness and love to you dear one in the years to come.

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

forkbootsandapalette said...

a truly ROYAL blog...am totally in love with ur blog...awesome pics..

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