Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four

I thank you all for graciously accepting the Most Regal Blog Award.
You may now style yourselves with the title of "Lady",
which you all so richly deserve.
My darlings, wear your tiaras in good health.

This week was a busy, yet fun filled week for me.
I have my lovely cousin Cathy visiting me from South of France.
She will return home the first week of February. Thus far, despite the nasty weather, we've had a marvellous time...good food, good wine and good company. What else can I ask for?

While blog hopping, I noticed most blogs have Valentine’s Day posts up. That’s when it dawned on me that January is nearly gone
and February is soon upon us. Where has time gone?

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.
~ Robert Browning

I love this quote, it is one of my favourites.
Ten little words and yet they hold a lifetime of promise,
and hope for a bright and love filled future.
So my friends, stay with me, the best is yet to be.
Meanwhile, have a lovely weekend ♥


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Duchess... Merci once again for my Most Regal Blog Award... your roses are stunning... and I too love those beautiful ten words... Bisous... Lady Julie Marie

Maggie said...

Happy weekend to you as well, Duchess. Enjoy!

Florence and Mary said...

Have a marvellous weekend Duchess

Victoria xx

Claudia said...

That is one of my all-time favorite quotes! I say it to my husband all the time! Thank you again for the award, it is posted on today's blog post.


My Casa Bella said...

Oh how absolutely beautiful those flowers are, they make me long for spring/summer to arrive already. I can smell them now.

kothiyavunu said...

Dear Duchess
Lovely words and beautiful roses.Thank you for sharing them!

Have a great weekend!!

Nora Johnson said...

A lovely weekend to you too, dear Duchess!

Dame Nora & Damette Lola ):

PS Unsure if, as Dames, we should curtsey to the ennobled Ladies? xx

Dustjacket Attic said...

Hello my darling, what a wonderful time you must be having with your cousin, sounds great!

The pictures are just beautiful and I do so love that quote.

Have a lovely weekend,

Dragonfly said...

The quote is so lovely - I'm gonna tell it to Mr Dragonfly!!
Have a lovely weekend :-)
Cheers! Lady Karen & Lady Patsy!

Rachana Kothari said...

Darling Duchess,

What a beautiful Quote:) and beautiful pics. Have a great weekend:)

All things nice... said...

Oh Duchess,

Those flowers are so beautiful :) What a lovely quote too :)

All things nice...

Atelier de Charo said...

Querida Duquesa, beautiful flowers, you inspire me. Thanks again!!!


Elise said...

Darling Duchess, what a lovely way to start the weekend... from Lady Elise. Woopeeeeee !!!!!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

´´Weare your tiaras in good health´´!!!-)

So beautifuly & lovely speech,dear Duchess!
Thankyou very,very mach for you comments and friendship,
With love & hugs,


Adeline Country Cottage said...

Hello Dutchess,

I have had the most wonderful stay, I have come to you via Maria Cecilia, who also has a beautiful blog. I must say, you have a wonderful inspiring blog, everything is just beautiful and didn't want to leave, I have enjoyed being here and will be back for more eyecandy soon.


RIZZI said...


cilla said...

thank yo uagain duchess for the award i love it,i hope you have a lovely weekend...cilla

Katherine (a.k.a. Katie) Corrigan said...

Congratulations on your award,w ell done. Your blog is lovely. Wishing you happiness, Katherine

Spuds said...

Oh no! Valentines Day!!! I knew I sensed a disturbance in the force! Do you ladies KNOW how hard it is to find a "good" present for a girlfriend??? Things have become VERY confusing as to what is too much, what is too little and what is just NOT going to do at ALL!

Maybe I should just "redefine" the relationship until after the holiday....

Maggi said...

Have a beautiful weekend Duchess!

Mami said...

Have a lovely weekeend to you!

Marydon Ford said...

G'eve, Duchess ~

When I need a pick me up, you are where I come to find beauty, serenity & joy. TYSM

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Debbie said...

Happened upon your blog while enjoying a cup of tea in my little city of Adelaide, Australia. Thoroughly enjoyed visiting - just an exquisite experience. Have a beautiful weekend.

Elyse said...

greetings duchess,

what a beautiful post from beginning to end and i have always loved that quote! you sum it up so eloquently!

enjoy your visit and january, too

Lady Elyse :)

Carla B. Reeves said...

Hello darling Duchess, Your Valentine flowers are loverly. I have that quote on a stone in my garden and love it. You always know the most special things to share!

Catie said...

Just love your blog! Everytime I read it I feel the need to make myself a hot cup of tea. We have a tea kettle, but speaking of Valentines's I told my husband I want a tea pot- maybe cast iron, so I can make my loose leaf tea right in the pot :)

Lynn said...

HI Duchess,
Have a lovely weekend and enjoy having your cousin here a little longer. That quote is "ours", lol. My husband and I met in our late 40's and mid 50's and life has been a never ending romance since. We say that to each all the time. Your beautiful roese and words touched my soul tonight. Thank you!

Rose said...

Such beautiful flowers, I love the colours.
I hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Heavenly Housewife said...

So glad that you are having a good week. Take your time to smell the roses daaaaaahling. Enjoy your time with your visitor, and most of all, have fun!
Love and Kisses, HH

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Thank you very much for your award which is very much appreciated!
The photos of the roses are stunning, you always display such beautiful photos.

Have a lovely weekend
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Vintage Amethyst said...

So glad to hear you have been having a lovely time with your cousin.
Have a wonderful weekend Duchess.

TheLittleFlower said...

HELLO!! Lovely blog!! I love it :)

Have a great weekend! And I LOVE the pictures too; FLOWERS! :)

Angela Burman said...

Hello Duchess. Just popped in for a visit. Your pictures always lift my spirits. Thank you for all your lovely comments about my work too. Lady Angela x

Susan said...

Was the Queen Mother a knitter ?
I seem to recall someone in the Royal family was a knitter.

NorthWestLondonGirlInTheCountry said...

Dearest Duchess,
Very beautiful roses to keep us cheered throught the rest of January and as each day passes we move a little closer to spring and all the beauty it brings with it

m.e (Cathie) said...

happy weekend to you aswell sweet Duchess.
enjoy the rest of January ♥

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

I so enjoy your beautiful blog--those lovelies at the bottom are wonderful. Have a fabulous weekend. ; )

parTea lady said...

The flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for the pretty pics. Hope you have a great time with your cousin.

I was happy to learn that lots of Brits also sweeten their tea with honey. Maybe I'm not such an oddball after all. ;-)

koralee said...

Happy weekend sweet friend..sending you oodles of love.

Inspiration in Italy said...

Duchess, "good food, good wine and good company," truly little better than that! Sounds absolutely lovely, and so is the quote at the bottom of this post. Thank you for the inspiration!


Good to be a Queen said...

Well said dearest Duchess...Enjoy your time with family.

Anonymous said...

They are Lovely words and Your post is so deliciously romantic xxx

Brenda Leyland said...

Ohhhhh, I haven't been for a while, and I realized I've missed you. What a wonderful visit. As usual I feel quite sated from having tea with you, Duchess!

Treasia Stepp said...

Such exquisite pink flowers today Duchess. Just stunning. Your blog always brings a smile to my face.

Jacque said...

Aw, Duchess! I adore all of your lovely roses!! Pink and purple are my favorites!! I hope your weekend is extremely wonderful!!

Gulmohar said...


La Petite Gallery said...

Great Quote, Great photo's, I look and just sigh! Those young men
are so beautiful. Hard to think they are Royal..

Such a beautiful post you made.
I love it..

Jen Chandler said...

Hello Duchess,
Such a wonderful quote. It has always been one of my favorites. I do hope your weekend was a good one.
I watched the movie The Queen with Helen Mirren this past week and thought of you :) Always a joy to delve into the lives of royalty, but I'm glad to go back to the Manor for some peace and quiet!

Happy Monday,

Together We Save said...

I just love stooping by here. Your blog is so beautiful and as always the roses pictures are wonderful.

Eileen said...

I haven't been blogging but I had to get here to see if you posted anything new, and I'm so glad I popped in, it's always a nice pick-me-up with your beautiful posts!

I love that line too, so sweet!
Enjoy your visit!

Love to you,

Gaia said...

Hi duchess!
how are you? laways great pick and so much pink my fav colors!
I'm celebrating my first anniversary! One year in the blogland, can you believe it?

Beautiful as always!

The Red Umbrella said...

I'm addicted! And following too.

Anonymous said...

I so enjoy stopping by your just sit back..and get back to my girly time..which is rare for me..always to busy running around..this blog is perfect for me..thank you for such a nice way to unwind..

Mimi said...

Are you having just the best time with your friend????
I hope so!!!!
I just wanted to stop in and say HI!!!!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Lovely! The pictures are beautiful X

My Grama's Soul said...

I love roses, and your pics are especially breathtaking.

Love the quote also.



Laura Lis said...

Dear Duchess:
Beautiful flowers, and lovely post, it is fabulous to have time with the family, I wish you marvellous days with your cousin Cathy. Have a nice day!

Clau! said...

I love all those pictures with beautiful flowers ;)

I know, times go so fast :S

Anne said...

Thank you for the holiday wishes sent to my blog. I hope you had a wonderful holiday to. I love the music on your blog. It's so soothing.

Beach Vintage said...

Duchess I feel Valentines has come too quick this year. I don't know where the time has gone my dear. Lovely pics of sweet roses.

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Duchess, Such lovely words and quote, thank you for sharing. I hope you enjoy special time with family.
Have a lovely week

Draffin Bears said...

Thank you dear Duchess, for a lovely post.
The roses and words are beautiful.

I hope that you are having a wonderful week.

Torie Jayne said...

Gorgeous flower pics! Have a sweet day!

Stitch & Roses said...

Duchess, what a beautiful post. I love the roses and the wording, great quote.

Audrey xx

Vintage French said...

Duchess have a wonderful time with your cousin. Thanks for responding to my email.

Big Hugs

Lady Victoria said...

Candy for the eye.

the crybaby said...

my dearest Duchess, thank you so so much for bestowing upon me The Most Regal Blog Award! sorry i haven been very active in blogging, so couldnt thank you earlier for your kindness... i'm very honoured =)

come visit my new blog when u get the time to! missing you and looking forward to seeing you there...

xoxo, mica.

Marlene said...

OMG, I just discovered your blog, What a delight. Can’t wait for the week end to enjoy it all.


zurin said...

Hello Duchess ~ o My you have an amazingly beautiful enchanting blog!!! i could not stop oohing and ahhing all the way down! I'll be back n following you! thanks for visiting and following me! :)) xoxo zurin

Rosie said...

Hello, just popping by to visit your wonderful blog and to say thank you for your lovely comment on mine- I will be returning to read more and to gaze at your lovely photos:)

IsabellasCloset said...

Duchess, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower.
How I LOVE your blog!!!!!
My visit here has been such a delight....
Wishing you a day filled with peace, love, and happiness.
Off to have my morning cup of tea. ~Lady Mary~ :-}

the crybaby said...

hi duchess! i'm overjoyed to noe u visited my new blog! thanks dear for the support =)

i'll be doing updates @ this new blog now, & will be deleting the old blog soon...

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

What a beautiful post. It's always so sweet to come by and visit. And thank you for reminding me that Valentine is just around the corner. I almost forgot!
Patricia :o)

French Kissed said...

Just wanted to let you know that I posted a "thank you" for my much appreciated award. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Don said...

Bonjour Duchess,
I really love your blog! The perfect amount of roses, butterflies, tales of tea and poetry. Makes me want to have a cuppa right now. Thanks for visiting my blog. I do appreciate your kind words.
Dana from Red Umbrella Consignment

The Red Umbrella said...

That last comment from Don, really was me, Dana, his wife. I forgot to sign out from his account and sign in as me. We really look nothing alike, or else I might have said nothing :-)

Barbara said...

Morning Duchess, How nice to have a cousin visiting from France. Hope you all treasure and enjoy each moment together. How nice of you to bestow an award on so many lovey blogs.


maría cecilia said...

Hydrangeas and roses, so beautiful combination of pinks!!!!! And so nice to have Cathy spending time with you... lots of great chatting I suppose...
I´m off for holidays and will be back in March, see you then and catch up with your so wonderful posts!!!
Receive a big hug, dear Duchess,
Muchos cariños,
Lady Maria Cecilia

Lucie said...

Pleased to hear that you have had a good time with your cousin. Hope you enjoyed scones with your Aunt, sounds just lovely. With love, Lucie x

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