Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




When life hands you a bowl of cherries!!
Make yourself a cherry tart.

Once again I apologise to you my lovely friends for neglecting my blog duties. My cousin and I had a marvellous time and I must say, I am sorry our time together is coming to an end. She is now packed and ready to leave for home early Monday morning. Tomorrow afternoon, we are invited to take tea with my Aunt Millie at Foxglove. I am drooling at the thought of eating one of her delicious scones with homemade cream!! Other than that we have planned a quiet weekend. What are your plans for this weekend?

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and remember...

♥ Life is too short, so live well, laugh often and love much ♥




61 comments:

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Duchess,
So glad to hear you had a wonderful time visiting with your cousin. Enjoy your tea together - I could really go for one of those scones slathered with lots of cream!
Bon weekend my friend!

parTea lady said...

That cherry tart looks fabulous. I like bing cherries, but last year I discovered Rainier cherries and couldn't get over how delicious they are.

I'm so glad you had such a good time with your cousin. Enjoy your afternoon tea tomorrow and have a great weekend.

Jacque said...

Yummy!! I must agree with you about the cherry tart! It looks absolutely delicious!! I love anything with cherries, honestly. I really hope that your afternoon tea with your aunt is lovely!! I will be visiting with an old friend this weekend. I'm quite excited about it! Happy weekend, Duchess!!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Greetings to you Duchess. So glad you & your cousin have had some lovely times. Never worry about your followers, as family comes first. Your true friends will always be here. I've been lapsing myself, just couldn't get inspired. Have a lovely tea with your dear Auntie. I adore her name alone, but that scone w/homemade cream sounds divine. Wishing you much happiness my dear xx deb

Treasia Stepp said...

That scone and cream looks so delicious. Very happy to see you back as I have missed you.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Hello darling, so pleased you have been having a wonderful time with your cousin. I must say taking tea with your Aunt sounds divine.

I so love the photo's you have posted, yummy!

Lovely weekend to you both,
xoxo

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Duchess, I was lured here, by the promise of of cheries and I was not disappointed.How sumptous! Chery and almond tart is one of favourites! So glad you had a lovely time with your cousin.I am off for the first time since Aarons accident @ Christmas, for a couples massage with my husband and a night in a hotel in the lakes!We need to unwind a little! lots of love. Sharon xoxo

Maggie said...

I'm sorry your visit is coming to an end but I'm glad you had a good time.

And I would love homemade scones and homemade cream. Oh that sounds delicious!

And those cherry tarts look like they're to die for- I'd love that recipe!

Have a good weekend!

Rizzi said...

HELLO MY DUCHESS,
I AM DELIGHTED TO HEAR YOU ARE ENJOYING YOURSELF WITH YOUR COUSIN. HAVE A NICE CUP OF TEA AT YOUR AUNT MILLIE'S TOMORROW, AND ENJOY THE REST OF THE WEEKEND. SO SORRY YOU ARE SAD ABOUT YOUR COUSIN LEAVING. I AM GOING SHOPPING WITH MY DAUGHTER (JACKIE) TO THE CHRISTMAS SHOP, IT HAS SO MUCH MORE THAN CHRISTMAS ITEMS, AND THEN OF COURSE OUT TO LUNCH. RIZZI

Catherine said...

Oh my ~ that cherry tart looks just so yummy! A little taste with a cup of tea would hit the spot right now!

I plan on staying in and keeping warm this weekend ~ I hope your weekend is lovely as well!

Elyse said...

greetings, duchess,

sounds like a wonderful and delicious visit!

i have given myself a little writing assignment and hope to find time for it this weekend. in fact, i think i'll begin after visiting another post ... or two ...

happy weekend

xo
elyse

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

I'm so glad that you had such a great time with your cousin. Having tea and a quiet weekend sounds perfectly wonderful. The cherry tart looks simply delicious! (Cherries are one of my top favorite fruits!!)
Have a wonderful weekend with your cousin.
Patricia :o)

GardenofDaisies said...

That looks absolutely scrumptious!!! And what a gorgeous turquoise pitcher.

Deanna said...

Blessings to you this week-end and every day!
God bless,
d

the crybaby said...

o i love that animated teapot pouring tea into the teacup! cute!

duchess u're so lucky! scones with cream....i need to go highteaing soon! =) enjoy the day 2moro. im sure it'll be filled with lotsa gurl talk & yummylicious pastries =)

Rose said...

The cherry tart looks delightful! mmm even better than the pancakes I had for lunch today :)
I hope you enjoy the rest of the time you have with your cousin Duchess.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Rose

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Would you please send me some of that delicious tart...? You have ignited such a wild cherry craving in me, now whatever will I do? !!

as always...simply wonderful to pop in and see what you're up to!

ciao

Deanna said...

Dear Friend, So glad you dropped by. I understand how life can so easily get way busy. I find it easier and easier to have too much to do.
I think it will just be something I will always have to work at.
But never to busy to visit and hear how life is going with you.
God Bless,
d

koralee said...

Cherry Tart..oh my now you got my attention! I was trying to cut back on my sweets ...but you are so right...life is too short! So bring on the sweets my friend. So happy your time with you cousin was soooooo enjoyable. xoxo

Dragonfly said...

Enjoy your tea party with your aunt and cousin. Sounds like you'll be having a lovely time!
I have just finished working today (Saturday - not good). Just got home at nearly 6pm and sitting down with coffee and chocolate. How naughty!!! But I'm tired and in need of a little self-comfort!! Going to try and relax now ......
Enjoy your weekend!

RosieP said...

Cherry tart looks delicious, glad you had a fab time with your cousin. Enjoy your tea Duchess.

Linens and Royals said...

I am going to a barbecue this weekend. Wish I was having cherry tart and scones too...

sarah-jane down the lane said...

I shall be digging for Victory and pruning and sweeping and snipping! One must keep the estate looking tip-top just in a case a Duchess comes for tea!

Sarah x

cilla said...

heloo duchess glad too see your back im soo glad you have enjoyed your time with your cousin...stop by soon cilla

NorthWestLondonGirlInTheCountry said...

Dearest Duchess, I adore cherries and have recently been eating my way through a jar of cherry jam. This weekend I will be enjoying the sunshine and ignoring the cold, and resting my poor aching ankle xxxxx

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Ooohhh....dear Duchess!-)***
What an delicious post and I would like to prove it...
Very lovely colors combination on you photo,darlyng!-)

have a beautiful,nice and really pretty weekend,

Hugs and love,

***Violetta***

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Duchess... oooh, that cherry tart looks sooo yummy... my childhood home was surrounded by cherry trees and my mama made the most wonderful cherry pies... I miss them... how wonderful you and your cousin have been sharing happy times... I would so love to visit with both of you at your Aunt Millie's and have delicious scones with homemade cream... Yum! Love to you... xoxo Lady Julie Marie

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY DUCHESS,
THAT BOWL OF CHERRIES IS THE PRETTIEST BOWL OF CHERRIES I HAVE EVER SEEN.
I LOVE BING CHERRIES AND A CHERRY TART ON THIS SNOWY DAY WOULD BE DELICIOUS.
I AM SO DELIGHTED YOU HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SPEND TIME WITH YOUR COUSIN...HOW SPECIAL. I KNOW YOU WERE THE PERFECT HOSTESS.
WITH ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL CHERRIES IN THAT PINK BOWL THE GROCERY STORES WILL WONDER WHY SO MANY WOMEN ARE BUYING OR ASKING ABOUT CHERRIES.
GIVE YOUR COUSIN A HUG AND ENJOY TEA AND SCONES AT YOUR AUNTS HOUSE.
XOXO DARLING
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Maggi said...

I hope you have a wonderful time with your Aunt! Happy weekend!

The Cookie Girl said...

I am ahppy you are enjoying your time with your cousin.
You pictures are beautiful as always.
Have a lovely weekend!

Blasé said...

Would this Blog be considered a 'girly' blog??

Rachana Kothari said...

Darling,
The Cherry Tart looks gorgeous...and really beautiful pics dear:)
Have a great weekend!

Brenda Leyland said...

No need to apologize.... we blog when we can, when we feel like it..... and whenever you arrive back, we enjoy it!

I posted a link and the article of a fellow blogger's thoughts about 'blogging without obligation'..... you might enjoy it too, so feel free to stop by my "It's a Beautiful Life" blog.....

http://awordfromhome.blogspot.com/2010/01/blogging-getting-you-down.html

Happy Day!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh I am so ready for the cherry tart.... Time spent with family is not replaceable...

Susie's country cottage said...

I do hope you enjoy your tea at Aunt Millies. You have me drooling too with the thought of scones and homemade cream...and with strawberry jam too...my favourite!
Susie

Karen said...

Blogs will always be here but family will not! Sounds like you had a wonderful time together! The cherry tart looks divine!

Looking forward to future posts!

Michela said...

..life is too short for not having some shopping ;-)
Dearest Duchess, hope you have a relaxing weekend xxx

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Duchess~ Oh, I'm so glad you've had such a great visit with your cousin! Now I would enjoy a tiny bite of that cherry tart! Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Hello Duchess, So glad you had a lovely visit with your cousin and tea and scones sound wonderful. The cherry dessert looks marvelous, I love cherries
xoxo
Bunny
ps, I don't know why you are having a hard time getting onto my blog?? but I was able to read your comment on my son Oliver's blog, that was so very sweet of you :)
Kisses

Madelief said...

Hi Duchess,

Good to hear you had a good time with your cousin. I wish I could go with you to visit your aunt. That homemade scone with cream sounds delicious. Although that Cherry Pie looks yummy too :-) The plans for my weekend...well I have been singing all day.....and tomorrow, when the snow has gone, I might do some work in my garden. And otherwise...perhaps some serious cooking!!!

Have a happy sunday!

groetjes, Madelief

zurin said...

I cant get over how gorgeous your blog is..everytime I come here I just scroll and stare....i now its rude Duchess but I cant help it :))

so glad u had a lovely time wth ur cousin!

Florence and Mary said...

Glad you've been having fun Duchess.

Victoria xx

mangocheeks said...

Simply delectable.

Tzoules said...

keep going on with ur blog!

good work =)


I hope u follow and visit me.
Greetings from Germany
Tzoules K.

stylespotterfashionblogger said...

HOW CUTE IS YOUR BLOG!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!

Heavenly Housewife said...

That cherry tart looks delish. Lets eat daaaaahling!
*kisses* HH

jordiegirl said...

Lovely cherry tart.

Pleased you have had a good time with your cousin.

Loved the little saying at the end of your post about life being too short - it's so very true.

Marilyn said...

What a beautiful cherry tart. I love cherry tarts.

Pauline said...

Dear Duchess, I am positively drooling over that cherry tart and cream...delish!!! The cream jug is cute too. Your blog is always a joy to visit. God bless you.

Hugs

Sher said...

THat sounds like such a delightful weekend, dear duchess! I wish I could have a bit of those scones you mentioned too! I'm feeling particularly famished at the moment:P

Happy Monday, darling!

Catie said...

How marvelous! Your cherry tart looks beautiful and I bet it tasted even better :)

Elise said...

Darling Duchess... how I wish I could have tasted some of that cherry tart... cherries are my absolute favourite ! thankyou and have a cherry of a week !

Kelly said...

I think we have all been busy bloggers lately!
Glad to hear you had fun with your cousin!

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Barefoot from Heaven said...

Were on earth do you collect all these colorful beauties Dutches. These are the best. Love your pics and delicious stories. Dagmar

skippinginthemeadow said...

Lovely :o)

CIELO said...

Everything looks lovely in this blog... nice meeting you! I came from Sandra's The veranda house!

cielo

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Dear Lady Duchess, what lovely scones and seeing your Aunt Millie with her silver tea set reminds me of a scene from An Affair To Remember... when Deborah Kerr walked in in perfect posture, carrying the tea tray at Cary Gran'ts aunt's house....

Vista Gal said...

Thank you for your lovely gift, your blog.
I would love to share tea with you, and will visit often and perhaps invite my friends to join you in the afternoon, to enjoy your lovelies and drink tea and relax with your music!
Thanks! ~M

PeggyR said...

Sounds like you had a great visit! The tarts look yummy. Thanks for posting in my blog...Peggy

S B Tamare said...

well!
i visited you rosy cottage and lingered a long and at last found ... wow!

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