Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




Guess who is coming to tea?

I often ponder, if presented with the opportunity,
who would I choose to have tea with.
I have narrowed my list down to three very special women,
and ultimately to just one.
Scroll down to see who I've selected.

HRH Diana, Princess of Wales

If you could have tea with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be?



80 comments:

Bella said...

I think I have to agree with you. I would love to have tea with Diana. The Queen would be a close second, though.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Duchess. yes, tea with the beautiful Princess Diana would be wonderful... she would be one of my choices, but I do believe I shall choose Marjolein Bastin, my favorite Nature artist and fellow Nature lover... her Nature sketches are so beautiful and her thoughts on life touch my heart...and bring me peace and serenity so often... I would love to chat one on one with her over a spot of tea... Bisous... Lady Julie Marie

devonaz said...

That is wild,,even before I saw who you would pick,,I picked her to...I would have loved to met her,,,my mom was from England and adored her,,and had a picture of her hanging in her house after she was killed..good choice..
Devon

La Petite Gallery said...

What a wonderful Question. There are so Many,
Movie stars, Women who have Made a difference in the Health fields.
Mine would be,
Eleanore Roosevelt
after her
Greer Garson

Beth said...

That is lovely, Duchess. She was a wonderful and beautiful woman whose time here was far too short. I absolutely adore your blog...it's so very very British - but of course...and the visual imagery is unrivaled.
Blessings to you my dear and thank you for visiting me for tea earlier today.

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

My dear,dear Lady Duchess!-)*

What an refind choice do you made!
I like it too,also I like you nice photos selection!-)

It brings me in an amzing atmospheare...

But my dream is to have tea with my dear Duchess and with my dearest vitual friend Anya Caliendo!!!-)*

Many,many thank's for you enchanted comments ,my darling Duchess!-)*You speak from you lovely,nice heart and these is really very importent and dearest for me!

Thank you,thank you,thank you!-)))*

Many love and hugs,

***Violetta***

Cooking with Laura said...

Duchess I would select Julia Childs. To spend time with her over tea was and still is my dream.

Laura xoxoxo

Preeti Kashyap said...

it would be with Princess of wales, Diana for sure!

Paulina said...

Oh Duchess, it would have to be my mother...she turns 90 this year and as she lives in the Caribbean, I'm not sure if we will see each other again.

Hugs

Kelly said...

I would have to choose Lady Jane Grey, I'm obsessed with her story. Maybe we could even have a spot of Lady Grey tea!

Nora Johnson said...

Oh what a quandary for me, dear Duchess! So many wonderful people to take tea with! But, ultimately, it would have to be my mother.

Have a wonderful Thursday,

XOXO LOLA:)

PS Thank you so much for all yr wonderful comments at my place too. xx

Linda said...

I would choose my mother- she lives far from me. I would love to sit and have a leisurely tea visiting with her.

Rizzi said...

HELLO MY DUCHESS,
WHAT A DELIGHTFUL IDEA, I WOULD PICK MY SISTER CAROLINE, AND YOU MY DUCHESS. HOW CAN I NOT. THAT WOULD BE A TEA PARTY OF JOY. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THINKING OF SUCH A CHARMING IDEA.
LADY RIZZI

Maggi said...

For me, it would have to be Jane Austen.

Patricia said...

Oew, I love tea!! I would love to drink a cup of tea with my grandma (she past away a couple years ago, I visited her sometimes 3 times in a week... I really miss her).

Love Patricia

Hetty Summers said...

Duchess for me it will have to be John Lennon. I adored him and his music. Like your choice too, she was a lovely person.

Hetty xx

Kissed by an Angel said...

Hello dear Duchess, I have to agree with you I would choose HRH Diana Princess of Wales!!! But I have to say that you would be a very close second!!!!
xxxx

Stitch and Roses said...

Dear Duchess, I would pick you to have tea with and would love to have Diana there also.

Lady A

Smitten by Britain said...

Oh, mine is alive - The Dalai Lama. But I must say your choice is very, very tempting. I have a feeling she and I would come away good friend.

Catherine said...

Tea with any anyone I like? Oh Duchess ~ I must admit, tea with Colin Firth would bring me such joy. Being English ~ I am sure he would enjoy a delightful cup of tea ~ no? :)

Beth said...

I had a friend who was the Mayoress of Brecon Wales and she once had tea with the Queen. I have to say to have tea with the Queen would be a tea to remember.

Maggie said...

Of course it would be Princess Di- who else?

Maggie said...

Okay, I forgot to add that I would love tea with the simply elegant Audrey Hepburn.

Vintage Crown said...

Duchess I think the person would be someone from your sidebar--- Queen Victoria. I love hearing love stories and hers is the one I want to know more about.
Nancy

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Duchess,

How wonderful to be able to have Princess Diana for tea ~ what a lovely thought.
We have been enjoying watching the series of The Monarchy. It has been great to get a glimpse of life for them.

I hope that you are having a wonderful week

Hugs
Carolyn

Jules said...

That would have to be my two grandmothers. I lost them when I was very young. I would love to get to know them now as an adult.

Heavenly Housewife said...

Hmmm, I think it would be Martha stewart. I admire her so much and think she is a wonderful role model for women.
*kisses* HH

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a beautiful blog. Yes Princess Diana would be a choice of mine also. So happy to have found your blog.
Karen

RosieP said...

Fab as always, I would like to take tea with Princess Diana also.

Hugs RosieP x

Deanna said...

I would have tea with thee!

Deanna said...

I would have tea with thee!

Deanna said...

I would have tea with thee!

Deanna said...

I would have tea with thee!

bikim said...

JUST LOVE YOUR BLOG'S NAME AND YOUR POSTS! THEY DO MAKE ME SMILE!
TAKE CARE,
ROSA

PS. I'LL FOLLOW YOUR BLOG, OK?!

lemonade kitty said...

It would have to be Lulu Guinness I would ply her with delicious sandwiches, tea and scones and maybe, just maybe she would bring me one of her fabulous handbags!! Lucey xx

Isobel said...

Hi Duchess,
Well if I had to choose, I would choose Queen Victoria. If when she was younger even better!
xx

Susie's country cottage said...

Diane is a good choice. I would love to have had tea with her but my choice would be Grace Kelly. She was a beautiful, elegant lady with an air of mystery about her and I love her 50's films. It would have been great to get to know her.

Country Cottage Chic said...

It would have to be you dear Duchess!

Alex said...

Beautiful idea, thank you :-) Perfect tea party guests for me would be Elizabeth Gaskell, Miranda July and Amber Tamblyn.

Madeline's Album said...

I believe it would have to be the very lovely Princess Diana. She was such a beautiful person and left us way to soon. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Sher said...

That's a lovely choice, dearest Duchess! The most elegant and kind hearted woman in the world! I would have loved to have to with Audrey Hepburn too:)

xx

rosenrot said...

Hallo Duchess, ja Lady Diana ist eine ganz spezielle Frau gewesen und einen Tee mit IHr zu trinken wäre höchstwahrscheinlich ein Genuss!!
Danke Dir auch ganz herzlich das Du mir auf deutsch geschrieben hast, Du bist gut!
Leider ist mein Englisch doch ziemlich eingerostet und ich traue mich nicht so recht, da mir auch oft die richtigen Worte fehlen ;-))
ganz liebe Grüße
Marlies

Katy Noelle said...

What a wonderful, wonderful question. I didn't want to just gloss over it. I decided to give it some time and as I woke up this morning, it came to me. Of course, definitely, I would LOVE to have my new friends from the blogging world over for tea - including you dear, sweet Duchess. What a fun meeting of minds and hearts that would be.

I think it would become one of those moments where time slows down and the afternoon lingers. I'm sure that there would be lots of laughter and much encouragement and that peace and joy would hang heavily over us. Wonderful!

Love, Katy Noelle xxoo

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I LOVE your blog!!! It is so light, bright and pretty! It just puts a smile on my face :) and I love tea too!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I am going to add you to my followers :)
Hugs,
Amy

Dragonflyshop said...

Will be nice to have tea with TInkerbell and with a lot of fairy dust!!

Michela said...

..yes..what a question Duchess!..with you of course! Your tea is always the best! ;-)
xxx

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Duchess,
Why I would love to have tea with you Duchess, how much fun that would be! Thank you for the lovely comment about the book - I have not heard of it but I will try to find a copy, it sounds like my 'cup of tea'(sorry I couldn't help myself - that wasn't even funny!!) It's been another busy day..
Bisous

cilla said...

Hello duchess my sweet friend,i think it would be so nice to have tea with Princess diana,such a lovely person she was/is ..i hope you have a nice day stop by soon gentle hugs Cilla

Kittie Howard said...

Love your blog...I'm a Yank with a fancy for British royalty...think I'd have tea with The Queen if, sigh, opportunity knocked. Oh, loved the photo of Princess Margaret when younger.

koralee said...

I think I would pick you sweet one. xoxoxo

Muneeba said...

I knew u'd pick Lady Di :)
As for moi, me thinks it would have to be Enid Blyton (among many others) ... but I adore her books ... I grew up on them!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Well, of course, I'd pick you to have tea with!
Patricia :o)

OceanDreams said...

I think I would like to have tea with you dear Duchess!

tea time and roses said...

Hello Dear Duchess,

If I could choose the one somebody to sit down to enjoy a wonderful cup of tea with, It would most certainly be my Dear Sweet Mother who went to Heaven not many months ago. What a beautiful thought and I am sure that would be the sweetest tea ever.:o)

Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

Smiles...

Beverly

Emma said...

I think I would like to have tea with Prince William actually, he seems a lot like his mother, but with the added bonus he would be nice to look at over a cuppa x

Madelief said...

Dear Duchess,

What a difficult question. There are so many sweet and interesting people I would love to have tea with. I think I would love to have tea with my two grandmothers. They both died in the eighthies and were very special to me.

Lieve groet, Madelief

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Dear Duchess, what a wonderful choice of guest for tea :-). And what a great question too. I have so many people I would love to have a cup of tea with, including you :-))) coco Chanel, I think would be my tea guest. Thank you so very mcuh for your wonderful comment, it is always such a pleasure to read your comments!Wishing you beautiful weekend. Please, do not forget to participate in my spectacular Giveaway!!! :-)

silk purse said...

Aaah, Dearest Duchess,

What a pleasure as always daahling, to have you visit me for Afternoon tea!~ Whether late,(as you say dearset Duchess),or 'on time', you are always most welcome at my tea table darling!..,

In fact, as I often mention to all of my afternoon tea guests, I keep a well stocked pantry, so that I can fill the tea trolley to overflowing with an abundance of sweets and savouries.~ With a selection of oh-so-dainty and delectable tea treats in abundance!..,


~ So that any time one of you dear ladies is able to pop by for a visit and a cheerful cup of afternoon tea, I will be ready and most delighted to greet you and to serve you a delightful repast!..,

I am delighted that you had such a wonderful vist with your dear friend that visited you recently!

Well my dear, in answer to your interesting question, since it would be fabulous and oh-so- wonderful to have tea with royalty!

~You see dearest, whereas I absolutely consider you dear Duchess to be such, especially within the illustrious realm of afternoon tea experts and affectionados, I would have to say I would be absolutely honoured and fairly delighted to have tea with you my dear lady; none other than our beloved Duchess of tea!..,

Have a marvelous weekend daahling!

Cheers, blessings in abundance and hugs from Wanda Lee, a.k.a./ Silk Purse @ The Plumed Pen and @ Silken Purse

Marie Antionette said...

Hello Dutchess,
How is your kingdom today.
If I could have tea today with someone special,famous or not,dead or alive,
I would give my eye teeth to have my MAMA siting across from me.
My second choice would be any of these ladies I've met blogging,Like you for instance.
XXOO Marie Antionette

Theresa said...

My sweet Mama! She passed away 21 years ago and oh how I would love to have an afternoon with her:) Enjoy your day!

Marilyn said...

I like your choice. I think I would have a difficult time narrowing it down. One I thought of was Eleanor Roosevelt, but there are others too such as Audrey Hepburn or Katherine Hepburn or Amelia Earhart.

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

why it would most certainly have to be with the queen of tea....YOU!

ciao bella...
have a glorious weekend!

carmelina

Gaia said...

I'd love a tea with my dad...I miss him a lot!

And of course with you!
Have a great weekend!

Elyse said...

greetings, duchess,

what a lovely post.

i would love to have a cup of tea with tina fey. i think she is brilliant and funny and she makes it okay for us girls to wear our glasses.

wishing you a happy weekend!

xo
elyse

marifra79 said...

Grazie per la visita...hai un bellissimo blog anche tu...davvero troppo carino...tornerò spesso anch'io
UN ABBRACCIO

North West London Girl said...

Dearest Duchess,
A splendid choice for your tea companion. Now my own choice is rather odd, even I was startled when his name popped into my head, I think there is something so completely fascinating about Peter Mandelson, I know he represents political views completely on the other side of my own spectrum, but I find him marvellous to listen to and to watch when interviewed even by master TV hardmen he always makes even the most cutting remarks often sound charming. As I said a strange choice but I'm sure an intersting afternoon. Happy and blissful weekend. xx

Mimi said...

Hi Queen!!!!
Even being here in the USA, I would choose Princess Diana as well!!!!She was an amazing woman!!!! I adore her!!!! I would love to chat with her for during just 1 cup of tea and ask her so many questions, I think she will always be remembered in a very special way!!!
hugs honey,
jamie

Queen B. said...

Princess Diana, without a doubt....

Uzbe Girl said...

Duchess I will sit down to tea with 'Borat' from Uzbekistan.
Olga

GardenofDaisies said...

Can you imagine getting a note from Diana saying "please come to tea" ? How fun would that have been? Or Jane Austen. But neither of them are around.

I would like to have tea with Emma Thompson or Mary Engelbreit.

And believe it or not, I would like to have tea with Prince Charles, and then take a tour of the garden at Highgrove.

Eileen said...

I so agree! Diana is one of my favorites!
Beautiful post!
And thanks for your kindness to me always!
Love to you,
Eileen

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What an absolutely splendid idea; to have tea with Diana! It would be such an honour! Your post is lovely, as usual, dear Duchess!

Blessings,
Sandi

Mary said...

What a beautiful blog you have here, Duchess. Tea with anyone? As much as I loved Diana, I think (even at my advanced age;) I'd love to have tea with Prince William ;) Ya-ay Bay-bay~

Paris Junk Hunter said...

If I had a choice...now let's see, I think I will want to have tea with Voltaire.

Dawn said...

I absolutely...capital A adore your blog!!
As for tea...I would most certainly share a cup with Grace Kelly ( To Catch a Thief...sigh..my favorite film) and my best Diva friend Katie..who truly understands the finer points in life...and can brew a mean pot of tea.
xx
Dawn

jordiegirl said...

How I wish I had met the lovely Princess Diana before she died. It was such a shock to me the morning the news broke of her sudden death, my husband came upstairs to tell me as I was still in bed and he said 'Di is dead'. We know someone by the name of Di and I thought he meant her, he never explains himself clearly - a typical man, he then clarified it with 'Princess' - I was aghast. I had to get up there and then and go downstairs to listen and watch the news on TV.

It was a very sad day for our country.

Tennis Girl said...

Loved Princess Diana. She was such a good Mother and a classy lady. Your site is wonderful and everything beautiful. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog.
Robin

BeautifulDees said...

Oh I would have loved to have tea with the beautiful Diana, what a class act she was and still is in our hearts. I would love to have tea with you Duchess, you are also a class act. I adore England It has always been a dream of mine to visit someday. I love your blog it brings a little England to me. Thank you for sharing.
Love,Debbie

Vicki Pink Pearl Girl said...

Hello darling Duchess! As always a beautiful post. I of course would love to join you for tea anytime! I have so many choices like my deceased mother & sister whom I miss very much. I would love to have tea with Jessica Tandy whom I adored in so many movies. I think she would have been a fun lady to be around.
Take care Duchess.

Rosanna said...

Definitely Freddie Mercury, then Queen Victoria.

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