Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four

Her Grace The Duchess of Tea, has appointed the following blogs and their charming writers as Honorary Nobles of the Most Excellent Order of the Blog Empire.

This insignia is in recognition and appreciation of the bloggers role as followers and daily commentators of Rose Tea Cottage and for having creativity, vision, knowledge, charm and humour on their own blogs. Naturally, this recognition is not transferable and is solely intended for the bloggers named herein. Please click on the award to be able to copy and paste it.

Please visit the Duchess's Award Blog to view the
impressive list of all recipients... here

84 comments: said...

Duchess, I am speechless. I am truly honoured and accept this award. I will wear it on my blog with pride. Thank-you from the bottom of my heart sweet dear.

Julie Marie said...

Oh my goodness Duchess... what an honor... I am overwhelmed... I do not know what to say...yours is the lovliest of blogs and I so enjoy my visits... Merci!... xoxo Julie Marie

maría cecilia said...

Honorable Grace, I submit my county to the Blog Empire and will take any actions, with my life if neccessary, to protect the Empire and the Nobles of the Order.
Maria Cecilia

C. said...

Your blog is so so cute, thanks for the lovely comment!!

xo, C

Unknown said...

Why thank you Duchess!! What an honour :-)
I've just posted about the cutest tea-bag I've ever seen. I think you'll enjoy this! Have a great day my dear friend!

Elyse said...

greetings duchess!

thank you so much for this honor. i have been having such a low day and discovering this thoughtful news is making me smile brightly!

i will be sure to post it, duchess!

thank you so much for all you do


Anonymous said...

Dearest Duchess,
Thank you so much for this great and royal Honor... you my dear are a pearl in a crown, slathered in jewels.

Your blog is dazzling and fairest among the throngs of other bloggers...I do love your wit and beauty ...but your graciousness is exceptional and noble.

I do hereby accept your honor but I cannot in all humility copy my award and put it on my blog...there is a royal guard...stopping me.

Now I will go and publish this sweet and beau-tea-ful gesture with great honor and pride as you are amazing... when the award is available for copy...just send a courier to say... come hither I SHALL RETRIEVE IT AT THAT TIME.

I sincerely appreciate this gesture and will cherish this memory. You are a fragrant rose!

Courtsey, kisses and admiration,

Unknown said...

Thank you very much my dear Duchess, is an a great honor.

Muchas Gracias


LuLu Kellogg said...

I am so very honoured and accept this lovely award with much love and light. *bowing gracefully*

==tripping over my gown== *sheepish look* I will get the hang of these high heels sooner or later....may I have cake and tea now dear Duchess?

Thank you lovely truly is an honour.


Duchess of Tea said...

Lee darling, I am sorry that the guards stopped you from copying your award. I had to order the guards awhile back to stop some not so nice bloggers from taking my photos and duplicating my posts. I apologize for the inconvenience.

You can copy the award by clicking on the award (NOT right clicking) simply pointing your arrow on the photo and clicking once on the photo which will take you to a page with the picture of the award and that’s when you can right click and copy the photo.

I do apologize for the inconvenience, hope this works for you.

Love & Hugs

Holly Loves Art said...

Dear Duches,
How absolutely lovely to be one of recipients of your beautiful award. Thank you so much for selecting me - I am truly honored... and on my birthday too!

All my best,

yyam said...

Thank you for this lovely award Duchess...:) It is the most beautiful award I've received thus far and it would definitely have a place on my blog! :)

Have a beautiful week my friend! :)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Duchess,

What an honour to accept this beautiful award from you, sweet friend. Thank you very much and I look forward to putting it on my blog.
I always enjoy a visit to your place.

Have a wonderful week

Rizzi said...


Just A Girl said...

Oh Bless you my sweet friend! I have always dreamed of being knighted (can girls be knights?) and you have helped me fulfill that dream!. I am so truly honored by your thoughtfulness and generosity and accept...thank you! Thank you!!

xoxo Cori

Claudia said...

Dear Duchess, Thank you so much for bestowing this honor upon me. I accept it with great pride!

With a curtsy,

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Duchess my dear you have your subjects so many wonderful blogs to check out & bloggers to become acquainted with. I adore meeting new people. Hope your weekend was a lovely one & I'm here to wish you great things for this new week.

Hugs to you xx deb

debi said...

Thank you Duchess. I'm honored to accept your beautiful award.
Hugs, Debi

a woman who is said...

Thank you Duchess! I am honored to be chosen for your blog award. I will proudly display my award and link it back here for more ladies to discover and enjoy this lovely site.

Paris Pastry said...

Those are some fabulous blogs you've listed! I'm hooked!

Eileen said...

Oh, Duchess, thank you! I am humbled to be chosen and to be surrounded by such exceptional company!
And I'm so honored to be noticed by Royalty!
Truly I find this so touching.
Thank you, Sweet Duchess.
Love to you,

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

My Dearest Duchess,
I am so very honored to accept your award to The Gossamer Tearoom! This is my first ever blog award and I am just thrilled that it is you who has bestowed me with this honor! I am so very appreciative of your kindness and interest in my blog!

Wishing you a wonderful rest of the evening,


Mami said...

Iam very honoured of your award.
I'm always reading your blog with so much fun. Arigato!

Mami from Japan

Unknown said...

I never imagined a Duchess would suffer from insomnia... (grinning)
I didn't realize I was crashing tea time, but as a rogue-ish father of two princesses I am often guilty of such offenses. Just show me to the kitchen where I can drink a more manly "swill" and leave you ladies to your tea.

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh my goodness, I am blushing with pride! Thank you Your Grace for bestowing this honour upon the Lane we are delighted and shall be cracking open our finest Earl Grey in celebration.
Will DOD be at the investiture and would it be improper to blow him a kiss?

Sarah x

Jacque said...

I am so touched!! Thank you so much for bestowing me with such a lovely award!! I am very excited and happy to place this award on my blog!

Unknown said...

Oh, thank you so much daaaaaahling for including me in this list, I am honoured :)
*kisses* HH

Anonymous said...

Thank you Duchess, you are very kind :-)

Rose X

Michela said...

Hello Duchess, thank you so much, it's such a great honour to receive this award from you, but most of all to be your friend!
Have a fabulous week and thank you once again!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

I just Found your blog,, and im in LOVE!!!
Your New Follower and Fan
Keren :)

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Duchess, thank-you for this great honnour, Sharon xxx


I must say, I am speechless too ! What an absolutely wonderful honour Darling Duchess; I am absolutely thrilled with it. I shall proudly display it ! Thank you so very much.

North West London Girl said...

Dearest Duchess,
What a delightful surprise, thank you enormously and I shall display my first award with pride xxx

Lola said...

Congrats to all the worthy winners of yr divine awards, dear Duchess!


Renaissance Grace said...

Thank you Duchess,
Brympton Towers was all a flutter this morning as your invitation was hand delivered by your carriage driver, I can only apologize for my lack of presence at the drawing room window ,but alas we have maid troubles again.
I caught a glimpse of your white gloved wave as your driver assembled the horses to depart, the white horses looked adorable against your royal navy carriage.
I accept my bestowment from you with enormous pride.
My seamstress is shaking in anticipation at the thought of the delicious outfit I am going to demand of her for the ceremony at Tea Cottage.
Thank you for recognizing my outstanding loyalty to her majesty's most faithful servant.
God Bless The Queen.
Faithfully yours,
Lady Susan

Glo said...

I love the quote by Melville at the top of your blog! So true!

VM Creation Atelier said...

Dear Duchess!-)))

I wil all my day to stay by you Blog...this is So realax and peaseful point,what an nice place to be hier!

I enjoy hier,thankyou,thankyou,thankyou!-)))

Wthis love,

Sher said...

Oh to think that I'm included in this beautiful list is beyond me! I can't thank you enough for the honour and recognition, dear Duchess!

Wishing you the loveliest day and stay beautiful as you are:)


Maggi said...

Such lovely blogs you picked, an excellent list! Congrats to all!

Unknown said...

Duchess, your blog is just Darling, Darling!!!

Thanks for popping by, so glad you did or may not have found yours!!

Michelle x

Catie said...

Love your blog! Its really quite lovely! I also love tea! Have you ever been to afternoon tea in Victoria, Canada. It seems you'd fall in love with that place :)

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Dearest Dutchess,
Thank you much for the offer of your Award. But I fear I have to ask you to please read here.


And thank you...

Jen Chandler said...

Dear Duchess I am honoured to accept this award. Thank you for bestowing such kindess on The Manor. I shall display this proudly on the Manor's main mantle, just under the family crest.

A curtsy to you, my Lady. The Manor is proud to serve the Blog Empire and represent your Grace therein.

Most sincerely,
The Lady of Sagewood Manor,

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment... I love making new friends... I also would love to follow your blog.... I will be taking time and reading older post as I travel through.

Pomona said...

You are too kind, Your Grace - I feel positively humbled!

Pomona x

My Grama's Soul said...

Just stumbled across your blog. So glad I did. I would love to participate in Tea and Friendship Tuesdays. I'm assuming all I have to do is leave a comment.

Hopefully, I'm correct in this.

I think tea is such a civilized thing to do!!!



Unknown said...

Congratulations to all the fabulous winners and Blogs! All well deserved, ladies! :-)

Princess Laura Lis said...

Congratulations to all! It's so beautiful to accept this award, because is from the lovely Duchess.Congratulations (again) to the Nobles of the Order!

Renaissance Grace said...

Dearest Duchess,
I wanted you to be the first to know, We have had the photographers crawling all over Brympton Towers this morning following the announcement of my award, horrors of horrors they've caught me hanging my own curtains through the window, have a look on my blog Darling I wasn't in suitable attire for one's photo to be taken, I knew you'd understand.
Yours shaken,
Lady Susan

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Oh Lovely Duchess, thank you for this honourable award I will show it off with pride.
I have just had a cup of tea to celebrate it in my new Cath Kidston mug.
Luv Sophie xxxx

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Dear Duchess,
Thank you so much for this fabulous award, this is very special for me because it comes from such a lovely friend. And what an honour to be included with this illustrious group of bloggers.
I will post this on my blog with pride.
Merci beaucoup Duchess!
(BIG curtsy)

Unknown said...

Dear Duchess
Thank you so much, it's such a great honour to receive this award from you,.U made my day!!!!i’m truly touched and I am very excited and happy to recive this beautiful award i will be sure to post this on my blog..:)
Have a great day!!
Love & Hugs

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Oh my Duchess,
You do me a great Honor indeed.I will wear and cherish this with such pride.I think I stand a foot taller.You always do things with style a grace.
Thank you again your Grace,
XXOO Marie Antionette

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Dear Duchess. To be included amongst such other lovely ladies and to the recipient of such a beautiful award from you brings me enormous joy. Thank you so much. I love your Blog, I love you. I love everybody! xx

Francy said...

Absolutely lovely blog! I love everything related to tea. I'm following you!

Eileen said...

Duchess, I am soooooo honored! Your lovely designation has made my whole week and re-inspired me. Thank you so much. I do so love stopping by for tea ~ I always leave with a smile on my face. I shall post this honor with delight.
Much love ~

Simply Debbie said...


Chicago Chic said...

Good Evening Duchess. Congrats to all the beautiful awardees! I am always stunned by the beauty on your blog and I must share a few things with you.

1. This quote that you have on your page: "It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." - H. Melville, I absolutely love. I seriously think imitation is never a way to accomplish something really great.

2. I share a birthday (July 1st) with the beautiful late Princess Diana. I love that photo you have of her on your blog, she was a simply amazing woman.


Angie's Recipes said...

Dear Duchess,

Thank you so much for sharing such a special award with me. I am truly honoured!


Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

Thank you so much Duchess, it's a honour!

Victoria xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Goody, a Lovely long list of Gorgeous places to visit! :o)

Many Thanks dear Duchess xx

Unknown said...

Hi, I just came over from My Gramma;s Souk...what a lovely place you have here! So welcoming and sweet. The whole blog makes me want to sit and relax! Please feel free to come by any time, I always like people to come and sit a speel! Sandy @ 521 Lake Street

Wanda Lee said...

Thank you ever so much for such a sweet kind and oh-so-thoughtful gesture darling!.., It really lifted my spirits!.., Also thanks so much for those kind comments that you also left on my, The Plumed Pen blog!..,

You are such a precious and kind "gem of a lady" dearest Duchess!..,

I do hope that you and your family enjoyed a simply marvelous birthday celebration with your dearest father!..,

Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee, @ The Plumed pen, @Silken Purse and @The French Dressings Room.

Manju said...

What a beautiful blog!! Thanks for the visit and the follow :)

CAKE Creative Co. said...

Dearest Duchess,
I am so touched that you thought of me for this award... It's one of the most sweet and original I've ever seen- just like your blog! Thank you from the bottom of my heart- you've made my day.

cilla said...

Hello sweet duchess how are you sweetie,how is your Daddy doing ? thank you so much for stopping by today it means so much ,all my love cilla

Seawashed said...

Just found your blog from Cori of Brambleberry is lovely very very lovely! I sip tea as I visit.

Les Cotrions said...

What a wonderful award! I'm enchanted by your British style...I like the Royal family portraits!
Congratulations to the winners!

Anonymous said...

What a grand list of blogs, lovely selections!

cilla said...

My sweet Duchess, im so sorry i didnt get my award sooner .can you please tell me how to accept it,thank you for stopping by love Cilla

Madelief said...

Hi Duchess,

I just found your blog through Cecilia's. It's just lovely! So good too see that there are 'England lovers' all over the world!

Enjoy you weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Susie's country cottage said...

Hell Duchess
I am thrilled with my award. It is just what I needed to get me back into the spirit of blogging. I haven't been around in blog land for a while...too many other things on my mind. Thanks again. You are such a sweet person.
Susie X

Vicki said...

Hello, dear Duchess,
I congratulate all of these ladies on their most beautiful award!!! I so enjoyed reading Audrey Hepburn's beauty secrets. She is a beautiful lady inside and out. Our world suffered a great loss when we lost her! Sending love and blessings your way! Vicki

The Style Sisters said...

I just came across your blog today. Great blog! I am having a napkin ring giveaway on my blog so pop on over and enter to win.

Anonymous said...

i have just become a your pretty and inspiring site. it really shows that we can live our lives beautifully, even if we are just stay at home mom's. Thanks for the sweetness you add to my day and countless others.

mica said...

I'm so pleased and without a doubt, honoured! u've been such a fren to haf n to treasure. thanks for always being dere, it really matters alot to me =)

French Kissed said...

Dear Duchess,

Thank you kindly for conferring upon me this most esteemed award. I am honored to be in such fine company. I so admire you and your most gracious style and your recognition of my blog means so much. ~jermaine~

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Duchess, I just had to thank-you for al your kind comments and prayers for my son Aaron!I wanted to personally invite you to my Tea Dance over @ My Passport to Style, I do hope you will come! Sharon(UK) xxxx

Gaia said...

Thanks a lot!
I've celebrated my first year with your award! very ROYAL!

Thank you!

The Dutchess said...

Dear Duchess,your blog is pure BLISS....:)

with warm regards...T.D and Company

Olga said...

Very beautiful blog! :)

jordiegirl said...

Thank you for the Award Duchess, I am so honoured to accept this Award from such a special person whose blog is absolutely terrific - I do so enjoy visiting, but must admit to having neglected to visit as much as I should lately.

Do pop by my blog dear Duchess as I have left my Birthday Award over there for you and I see that as you have had family visitors lately you may not have had time to drop by and collect it.

Thank you again dear Duchess - I will now entitle myself Lady Jordiegirl!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I am such a horrible blogger sweet Duchess. In all my hosting my own pity party, I had not realized you bestowed upon me this incredibly special, gorgeous award. My accept my humblest apology as I am incredibly honored to receive it. I will proudly display it on my blog a.s.a.p. You are simply the kindest woman and I appreciate you terrible much. Hugs and thanks xxoo deb

Ayza said...

Dear Duchess
congrats for everyone you have given award. I wish I was one of them:)

I love your blog, tea and cookies:)

I would like to invite you to my blog:)

best best regards

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