Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




Beauty tips from Audrey Hepburn, aka Eliza Doolittle

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people
For slim figure, share your food with the hungry
For beautiful hair, let a child play with it once a day
For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone

So don't fuss, dear; get on with it, go get beautiful!!

72 comments:

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Beautiful words and a beautiful little bouquet... Merci Duchess... xoxo Julie Marie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

How lovely is your site! I am so happy that you found mine in order that I could find you. I am so looking forward to following you and browsing thru your other post.
I love your headboard picture as well.
Thank you so much for following me.
Maggie

Claudia said...

I've always loved these words from Audrey Hepburn - the epitome of grace and compassion. Thanks for sharing them with us.

xo
Claudia

Maggie said...

Oh that's loverly!
Kisses!

skippinginthemeadow said...

Beautiful words
Wasn't she Lovely xxx

kothiyavunu said...

Dear Duchess,
Beautiful words and lovely bouquet!!!
Have a great Day!
Love & hugs,
Sangeetha

debi said...

What a pretty post! Thanks for sharing!

How is your dad doing? Hope everything is good with him.

Atelier de Charo said...

Palabras maravillosas!!! Great words!!!
Hugs
Charo

Lynns Lovelies said...

She was a beautiful lady...
lovely words to follow.
Thanks sweet Duchess for sharing this outstanding lady with us.

Take care,
Lynn♥

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh you cannot get better than that!

I do hope your father had a wonderful birthday.
xoxo

jordiegirl said...

Must give these beauty tips a try - although it may be a little late for me!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Wonderful beauty advice. What a beautiful world we wold live in if everyone tried these beauty tips.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. What a lovely surprise to meet a new friend! You have a beautiful blog. I know I'll be viting often.
Patricia :o)

Tammy said...

What fabulous words of wisdom! Thank you for sharing them.
Xo,
Tammy

Catherine said...

Beautiful pictures ~ beautiful words. The purple makes me anxious for spring!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Duchess, lovely and wise words. I just adore the bouquet and vase..so pretty.
xoxo

Sher said...

Aww, thank you for sharing this beautiful verses, darling! They are like sweet honey to one's soul:)

Have a beautiful day dear!

xx

parTea lady said...

She was quite a lady. Thanks for the lovely post.

Martha's Favorites said...

Words to live by for sure. I love to visit your site. I feel like it is magical. I love all the colors. Thanks for becoming a follower of my site. I look forward to getting to know you more this coming year! Blessings, Martha

Lynn said...

What lovely words and how true they are. Real lasting beauty. Thank you Duchess for sharing.
Lynn

maría cecilia said...

Gracias for the inspiring words from two amazing women and for the prettiest bouquet ever... what flowers are they??
Hugs dear Duchess
Maria Cecilia

Eileen said...

Beautiful photo as always!
And such beautiful sentiments!
Thank you for sharing!
All the best,
Eileen

Cynthia K. said...

Oh, Duchess, I've had the best time going way back through many previous posts of yours and just soaking up the beauty, grace and serenity. You and your place are such a blessing to me and so many others. I feel like I've spent this time in a lovely garden - I now feel so peaceful and content, I think I'll go right to bed and have sweet dreams. You are ending my evening on a beautiful note. Thank you, Dear One.

Have a Beautifully Blessed 2010...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

oh how beautiful! i love the vibrant colors of your pictures too!
xoxo alison

RIZZI said...

HELLO DUCHESS,
YOUR POST IS LOVELY, I ADMIRE AUDREY HEPBURN SO VERY MUCH. I REMEMBER HER AS ELIZA DOOLITTLE, I WAS ABOUT 16 YEARS OLD AND MY MOTHER AND I WENT TO NEW YORK CITY, AND SAW THE BROADWAY PLAY. THEN WE WENT TO TAVERN ON THE GREEN FOR A DELICIOUS LUNCH. WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY I HAD. YOUR FLOWERS ARE ALSO LOVELY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR NICE COMMENT YOU LEFT ME. HAVE A NICE DAY.
RIZZI

xinex said...

Beautiful pictures, Duchess! I just read your profile and OMG! I love everything you love. We were just in London 2 months ago and I just loved everything I saw. Thanks for following and I am going to follow you too since I like what I see here....Christine

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I should of known that such beautiful,inspiring words came from such a beautiful soul. I adored Audrey and will forever. Thank you Duchess. It's been a bit of a sad day & your post made me smile. Hope you are doing well this week my lovely friend? xxo deb

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Duchess,

Audrey Hepburn was such a beautiful Lady and I have always admired her grace and poise. I have that quote written down in my Journal.
Love the pretty bouquet.

I hope that you are having a wonderful week.

Hugs
Carolyn

koralee said...

Such a lovely post my friend...I will take your advice to heart. I adore your amazing images today..what type of flower is that...so so beautiful!

Mimi said...

HI!!!
MY FAIR LADY!!!!
OH I love that movie!!!!Yes, so true!!!!! be kind and smile!!!!!
Best beauty tips, I know!!!!
Hugs,
jamie

Linens and Royals said...

Good advice and words to live by.
Thank You Duchess

a woman who is said...

Drop by Duchess. I took my grand daughter to her first tea party today. She is 2, and behaved like a perfect little lady.

My youngest daughter is a great fan of Miss Hepburn.

Heavenly Housewife said...

Words to live by. What a lovely person!
*kisses* HH

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Such wisdom from a true beauty. xx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

i WILL i WILL!

Did you see the new William and Harry potrait?

Love Sarah x

NorthWestLondonGirlInTheCountry said...

Dearest Duchess,
Such true words spoken from the lips of a woman with absolute internal beauty xx

Isobel said...

I just love those words. So true!
xx

Karen said...

Hello Duchess!

I am very honored that you followed my site and also very glad because it led me to yours! I love your blog! You have some very pretty colors on your site and I love everything about England!

I am looking forward to reading more of your blog!

Madeline's Album said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful words. Have a great day. Madeline

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Reading...

But can't comment much...

Have a sore elbow...

It hurts to use right arm/hand...

Nora Johnson said...

Dear Duchess

What beautiful thoughts! And I do hope yr father had a wonderful birthday too- so sorry I missed that earlier post!

And thanks so much for visiting - you are a Hollywood star - the brightest in the whole blogosphere!

Hope you're having a wonderful week too-I'm off to do some retail therapy (just posted on Hot Trends for 2010 so need to check them out!xx)

Mwah!
xxLOLA:)

Pauline said...

Dear Duchess, your post made me smile :o) Thank you ever so.

Hugs

Lucie said...

wonderful words and beautiful pictures to cheer our hearts on these cold and snowy days. Thank you Duchess! Love Lucie x

Dragonfly said...

I just love Audrey!
Great post and lovely flower :-)
Have a great day!!
Glad you all enjoyed the birthday celebrations!

Shopaholic said...

your pictures and words never fail to brighten my day Duchess x

BonjourRomance said...

Duchess,
Incredible words to live by! So glad to hear you and your Dad had a great time celebrating his birthday!
Enjoy your weekend!

Sarah Medina, Jellybelly Bears said...

Greetings from Australia :) I'm so happy to meet you through your comment on my little blog. What a delicious site! I will be baking today :) XX Sarah

Regina said...

How gorgeous!
Love posts and blog.

Just followed.

Have a great weekend.
Regards.

Regina

Jacque said...

aw so lovely!! I adore Audrey! Thank you posting some of her loveliness!!

debbie said...

GREETINGS THIS FINE MORNING DUCHESS,
IT HAS BEEN SO LONG SINCE I WAS ABLE TO COME VISIT AND SIP TEA.
YOUR WORDS WERE BEAUTIFUL TODAY, AS ALWAYS. THE PICTURES DID NOT LOAD AND WHEN I TRIED TO RIGHT CLICK TO SHOW PICTURE...IT SAID DON'T COPY ME. I WISH SOMEONE WOULD EVENT A WAY TO CLICK ON THE PICTURE WHEN IT DOES NOT DOWNLOAD BUT IT WOULD NOT ALLOW SOMEONE TO COPY THE WORK.
I WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU, I HAVE STARTED ANOTHER BLOG.....SIMPLY DEBBIE AND I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU DUCHESS TO STOP BY AND CHRISTEN IT.
I HOPE LIFE IS GOING WELL AND YOU ARE GETTING ENOUGH REST.
A GRACIE ANN PECK AND HUG AROUND THE NECK
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Duchess, this is sooooo lovely. Such wise words.

Barb ♥

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

What a wonderful, wonderful post! And this color combination - it is simply out of this world!Dear Duchess, wishing you the most beautiful January weekend.:-)

Linda Higgins said...

such a beautiful woman Audrey Hepburn was, so graceful. The flowers were so pretty today. They always take my breath away! Thank you Duchess for reminding me of how I need to be....have a wonderful weekend filled with lots of sunshine! hug and smiles across many miles...

Sasha said...

what lovely words...love it! Hope you are having a fabulous new year!!

Florence and Mary said...

Have a great weekend

Victoria xxx

Marilyn said...

Lovely words to live by. I especially love the idea of a child playing with my hair. Now I must go find a child to do so.

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

All I want to say is Bellissimo!!

alice said...

So very true! I love your site and England! I come whenever I can!!!My Sissy and I would live in the Cotswolds if we could.
smiles, alice

Pomona said...

I couldn't agree more!

Pomona x

Lady Victoria said...

Duchess your blog is amazing!!!!! Daaahling I am so happy to have found your blog.

Eileen said...

Just stopping back again to tell you that I have something for you on my Sunday (1/17) post, stop by if you get a chance!
'Hope all is well!
All the best,
Eileen

Jen Chandler said...

It's been a while since I've read those wise words. Thank you for sharing them once again :)

Jen

Tea Time and Roses said...

Beautiful words, lovely post. Thank you so much Dear Duchess.

Smiles...

Beverly

Together We Save said...

I just love your blog!! I have not visited you in a while!!

Devi Meyyappan said...

Dear Duchess... Beautiful words and a perfect picture to go with it!! :).. very nice!... love the introduction to your blog, very thoughtful!!

Michael Rivers said...

Wonderful thoughts for life. Simple, but so true!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a beautifully designed site. I'm going to follow along!

3 hungry tummies said...

What a fabulous blog you have! instant follower here :)

figtree said...

Your posts always make me smile! You are so talented....

figtree said...

Your posts always make me smile! You are so talented....

figtree said...

Your posts always make me smile! You are so talented....

TK said...

Your site is such a lovely place in blogland. Love your blog so much.Have a wonderful weekend!From Malaysia with love..

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I love your beautiful bloggie!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Snow Queen said...

Great quote...very inspiring!

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