Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




I thank you my darlings for participating and commenting
on my previous inquisitive post.

From royalty, to celebrities, fashion designers, politicians, historical figures, writers, poets, family and friends, you certainly invited some intriguing people to tea. I was mostly touched by those who chose to spend the afternoon with dearly departed loved ones.
I share in their pain; given that, I too lost my irreplaceable mum and would give anything to spend just one afternoon with her
.

In life, you can never do a kindness too soon
because
you never know how soon it will be too late.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson's concept of kindness unquestionably applies to spending time with loved ones. So my darlings, without wasting a moment, bake a batch of scones, make a nice pot of tea and spend a lovely Sunday afternoon with loved ones.

71 comments:

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

goodevening! How lovely it is to have read your thought provoking post....and so pretty too..as always!

come by and look at my Pinks too...

ciao bella

have a wonderful "rest" of the weekend!
carmelina

Debbie said...

So pretty, it is so nice to come over here and just see pretty!

Queen B. said...

Good Evening Duchess !
Hoping all is well.........xo

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Evening Sweet Duchess...
I am so thrilled to see you post of an evening.

And ice cream with sprinkles, oh my goodness whatever is the occasion? I am so thrilled. You are just so kind to me. I thank you for sharing as always. I so love it when you do.

Have a beautiful evening my precious friend. Please know that you are so loved. In my mind I have tea with you each and every day. Conversations delightful.

Country hugs and much love...Sherry

Smitten by Britain said...

Wow, I'm amazed that I'm actually one of the first commenters. I adore that poem and it's so true isn't it? I'm posting one of my own tomorrow which you may recognize. Stop in mine for a cuppa when you have a mo.

Maggie said...

I just love to come here. have a wonderful rest you your weekend, m'dear!

Heather Jensen said...

I am in LOVE! All the tea pots and tea cups...oh my! Beautiful. It made me so happy to look at all of these fabulous pictures. Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for joining my blog. I am now following you as well.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Duchess,

Such a treat to come and visit you and see all the beautiful things you have to share.
I hope that your weekend is going well

Hugs
Carolyn

Jolie Rosie said...

Precious Duchess

Another fabulous post. The ice cream is so tempting to the lips and bad for the hips. Have a blessed Sunday.

Kittie Howard said...

We just spent a lovely evening with our godson and his wife. And now to see your lovely blog, with its soothing music and inspiring messages, the evening is truly lovely. Thank you, Duchess. Enjoy your weekend!

Bloomfield Country said...

Just discovered your blog. I am totally in love with it. I'm following you.
Susan
Bloomfield Country

GardenofDaisies said...

My daughter loves to put "sprinkles" on everything.

Uzbe Girl said...

Printesa Duchess

Blog iti este si frumoasa e delicioasa mincare.

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

you have a set of EIGHT...I'm thrilled to just have the one cup and saucer...you must be blissful!!! and I will now admit, although it's not a very flattering quality, I have a little 'green' envy for you and your coveted eight beauties! lol

have a wonderful night, and thanks for coming by!

ciao bella

carmelina

xinex said...

Your photos are always so pretty!...Christine

koralee said...

thank you for the sweet advice..I just had a lovely dinner with my sweet girls..we did tons of laughing. xoxxo

Vicki said...

Hello, dear friend,
You are so right! We need to treasure each moment we have here on this beautiful earth. Nothing is more important than home and family. I hope you are having a beautiful weekend! Vicki

RosieP said...

Very true Duchess, alas it's is too late for me to have tea with my parents, but I still have my sister so I think today we will take tea together.

Hugs RosieP x

Sit A Spell said...

What a lovely blog which is bursting with beautiful color. I have enjoyed my first visit here tonight. I am an avid tea drinker and English on my fathers side. Most of my tea comes across the pond, for tea here is just not the same.

Stitch and Roses said...

Duchess I am on my way to have some of this delicious ice cream. Have tea ready?

Lady A xoxoxo

Heavenly Housewife said...

I had a look back at the comments for that blog entry, its so cool to see who everyone wanted to have tea with, that was a great post :)
Have a wonderful weekend daaaaahling.
*kisses* HH

Jane said...

Thank you so much for dropping by and the lovely comment on my blog. So nice to have you visit. I love all the pictures on your blog - very feminine and pretty! Such a joy to look at.

Nora Johnson said...

After you, darliiink Duchess, and my mother, I can't think of anyone else I'd rather take tea with. btw it's always a joy to *see* all the beauty of things you have to share.

XOXO Dame Nora & Damette Lola:)

PS Did add one or two comments on earlier posts during my long travels but coming at the end of all yr myriad of admirers were easily missed! (I know I do sometimes! Need to replace my incompetent P.A.for not pointing them out to me!!) xxx

Rachana Kothari said...

Darling Duchess! Have a great Weekend:)

Madelief said...

Dear Dutchess,

Such beautiful words...Ralph Waldo Emerson was/is a wise man.

I think I will make myself that pot of tea & scones!

Happy sunday!

lieve groet, Madelief

Patricia said...

Dear Duchess,

Thank you so much for you comment on my blog! I love to hop on over at your blog, full of romantic story's bij a cup of tea and lots of sugar!

Have a good sunday,
Love Patricia

Kissed by an Angel said...

Happy Sunday dear Duchess!! A wonderful sentiment and so true!!! I'm off now to start baking for our afternoon tea!! Scones, victoria sandwich and coconut macaroons!!! I would be delighted if you could join me!!!
xxxx

Rose said...

aw those little hearts are so bright and sweet! Always such a pleasure to visit Rose Tea Cottage.
I hope you have a wonderful week Duchess :)

Rose

Hetty Summers said...

Oh! Dear Duchess how lovely. One is never disappointed when popping in to R T C. It is always full of beauty and love.

Hetty xx

Mayflower said...

Hello dear Duchess, You have absolutely right. Enjoy every moment if it was your last.
I share in your pain that you miss your mother so much. I have lost my daughter almost 15 years ago and the missing never stops.
So I can imagine you will give anything for a moment with her.
Warm regards, Mea

La Petite Gallery said...

Darling Dutchess,

Golly!! everyone loves you.

Have a great Sunday.

yvonne

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

My dear Lady Duchess!-)*

Such a wonderful ''concept of kindness''!!!

I adore this post of you,my dear sweet friend!-)))

All photos are an amazing again and again!!!
Thak you SO much for share with all of us you enchanted kindness!-)**********************************

Many love and care,

***Violetta***

All things nice... said...

Oh that looks so pretty is that ice cream on the wee saucer?

All things nice...

Madeline's Album said...

Enjoyed this post very much. Hope you have a blessed Sunday. Madeline

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Those photographs are delicate eyecandy, as always! Made me daydream....

Have a lovely Sunday, Duchess!

Saskia
xo

Florence and Mary said...

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend, I didn't get round to commenting on your last post but I would've said Audrey Hepburn or Coco Chanel!

Victoria xx

Angie's Recipes said...

I wonder, dear Duchess, how you manage everything so pretty, elegant and so enjoyable? It's always a great pleasure for me to read each of your entries.
I wish you a lovely Sunday afternoon!

Pomona said...

What a lovely idea, I think I might do just that!

Pomona x

mimi charmante said...

Your plan for the afternoon seems to be exactly what this girlie needs to make Sunday that much more lovely.
Enjoy yours as well mon amie,
xx

Pasquy said...

Your post are always fantastic and full of wonderful things!!!! You're very kind... I'd like to have a tea with you in your cottage :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's a beautiful day so we will spend some of it in our courtyard, sipping somethings cold! Your blog is lovely and I am enjoying all of the beautiful photos and wonderful quotes! ♥

silk purse said...

Dearest Duchess, yes I too was most deeply touched by those that would give anything to have tea with a dearly departed, loved one!

I almost listed my dearly departed dad;( yet in that monment it simply hurt to much to mention him)! He and I would polish silver by the hour, to ready for my afternoon teas!~ My dearest mother is thankfully still able to attend my afternoon tea parties!..,

And yes, I absolutely would be delighted to have, as mentioned, to have the priviledge and pleasure of having afternoon tea with you darling Duchess!


1 dearly wish for your sake precious lady, that your mother was indeed still alive to join you in a joyful afternoon tea, as I wish my dad was.

(I'm oh so lonely for him as of late, that I've shed just a few tears lately). Yet thankfully,I do feel overall quite strong emotionally, and rejoicing in the memory of such a lovely man!

Much love and hugs to you dearset Duchess, Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen, and @ Silken Purse

Maria said...

Hi! Oh thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment...
I can see that there is quite a 'tea party' going on here at Rose Tea Cottage!

I'm so glad I stopped by!

My brother nick-named my mother "Dutchess."
I would want tea with my mother and grandmothers.

As for Princess Diana
~ what an amazing story ~
She was like the hummingbird. Stunningly beautiful with a winged heart... and sadly, a short life ♥
So wonderful to stop by ~ and will definitely visit again!

Anita said...

Hello!

Thank you very much for your first visit to my blog and for your sweet comment! I feel really honoured that you passed by! What a lovely blog you have, too!

Enjoy your tea time (it's 4.44 p.m. now here in Germany).

Warm wishes,
Anita

♥zoe♥ said...

Dear sweet Duchess:)
I baked some earl grey cupcakes on last night and with a nice pot of rose tea & listening classical music. I love to do this very often and gives me relaxing peaceful mind. Loving your beautiful blog so much. Just came back from short vacation and glad i can visit you again.

xoxo
♥zoe♥

Debbie said...

I have something special for you at my blog, please go pick it up!

My Passport to Style said...

So delicate and pretty, my stylish high tea friend!Aaron is doing really well, improving all the time, thank-you for asking after him. Wishing you a lovely week, filled with beautiful moments! Sharon xx

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I always leave your site with a smile on my face...love your site and post
Hope all is well and your weekend was great
Love
Maggie

B said...

Simply gorgeous photos.

B x

Fabiana said...

Complimenti , hai un blog bellissimo.... e di sicuro I will be back soon

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Duchess I so loved the quote by Emerson. How absolutely perfect and rings so true. I too was tickled to see you picked Lady Diana. I adored her from the go and still have the newspaper announcing her death that tragic day. I've been laying low of late and sorry I haven't been bye to say hello. My husbands mum Ethel has been moved to hospice in Scotland. She has gone down hill so horrible fast that we can't even take it all in. Hope you are well and thinking of you as always. Cheers my dear xoxo deb

Kelly said...

Yummy, I want a scone now!

Butterfly Works said...

Hi Duchess, When I need a fix of elegance, refinement, and beauty, your blog always fits the bill.....You take me to another place in another time where life was genteal and manners were impectible....
May you sleep with angels dancing in your dreams.
Hugs and Blessings,
Butterfly

LeShabbytique..Always said...

Hello Duchess, I so enjoy stopping by and unwinding while visiting your lovely blog...have a fabulous week..

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

A lovely and thoughtful post. I never heard this particular statement from Mr. Emerson, but how true it is. Thank you for sharing it.
Patricia :o)

Tangerine Fairy said...

what a lovely post dutches..I think I want to have tea with some special bloggers like your self..that would be so fun!

P.S. Thank you so much for your sweet comments..glad you like my blog :)

Elise said...

Hello Darling Duchess, I'm off to prepare for next Sunday, right now. Just loved your ideas here. Hope you are well and have a blooming lovely week.

Couture de Papier said...

I am still making HPS rounds,probably will take till next Saturday! Happy Belated Pink Saturday!
PS I am having a blog giveaway!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Duchess,
Ralph Emerson is right so many times we may feel a sense that we need to do something for someone a call, a visit, a card and we can push those thoughts aside because we are too busy or too lazy, but most times I find that when we listen (to the voice of God, I believe) he is telling us because he knows just what that person needs and when.
I remember a friend telling me once that she felt like God spoke to everyone else and how come he didn't speak to her, and then she said she had a day where she kept feeling all day she needed to visit her grandmother, off and on all day the thoughts came, but she had so much to do that day and was running her kids to soccer practice and her and there and never got to go, her grandmother died that night, and she said I realized God does talk to me, I just never listen!! Hard way to find that out!!
We did just what you said at the end, we spent the day with our grown kids and my sister in law yesterday celebrating her birthday
and it was a glorious blessing.
A fun time was had by all, and some mighty good eating as well.
You have a lovely day dear,
Blessings, Nellie

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

how sweet (literally). i'm an ice-cream lover, so this post is right up my alley!
xoxo alison

parTea lady said...

Enjoyed your post and photos. I lost my Mum in 2000 and my Dad many years before that. You are so right about celebrating loved ones that are still with us.

Linda Higgins said...

ummm tea would be nice with you dear Duchess! Always a lady, Audrey Hepburn, of course Princess Diana, Natalie Wood has always intrigued me, my mother and I would write down so many questions to ask her! AHH a room full of ladies giggling and looking ever so beautiful!

Marlene said...

How beautiful, ice cream with sprinkles. Thank you Duchess.
xxxx
Marlene

Nozomi said...

What a lovely blog you have!!!!! Makes me long for spring and the brilliant colors...
Thank you for visiting my blog. I am so~ glad I found yours!!! :)

Marilyn said...

Thanks for the kind words.

Rizzi said...

DEAR DUCHESS,
YOU ARE SO RIGHT, YOU CAN NEVER DO A KINDNESS TO SOON, YOU NEVER KNOW IF YOU WILL HAVE THAT CHANCE TO DO IT LATER. THE SCONES SOUND LOVELY, AND A NICE CUP OF TEA IS A DELIGHTFUL ENDING OF A PERFECT DAY. HAVE A WONDERFUL, AND YUMMY WEEK. LADY RIZZI

Paris Junk Hunter said...

So true Duchess, life is too short and too precious to let it slip away without family and friends.

La Petite Gallery said...

Dring tea out of your elegant cups mut ne a delight. Thos Petifours look fabulous and the cookies make me want to bake. Ofcourse mine never look so beautiful. a good Tea and loved ones around you, those are moments to cherish.

yvonne

♥Nori-hime♥ said...

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
I ♥ your blog!! It´s so ladylike and british ♥!!!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love the quote of Emerson that you chose to post. I never go a day without thinking of my mom who I lost just three short years ago...she always loved having scones and tea with me.

Summer said...

DUCHESS,SIMPLY THE MOST DELICIOUS ICECREAM I HAVE SEEN IN A WHILE ( HAAGEN DAZS HONEY BEE VANILLA IS EXCEPTIONAL ) THANKS FOR JOINING MY BLOG ..... IT WARMS MY HEART TO FIND SO MANY BEAUTIFUL WOMEN SINCE I HAVE BEEN BLOGGING OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS ..... YOU HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL BLESSED DAY !!

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