Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




What is a home?
A roof to keep out the rain
Four walls to keep out the wind
Floors to keep out the cold
No, a home is much more then told ...

Home is the womb that holds the soul
Home is the place where one is whole

Home is safe and a place of peace
Home is where all starving cease

Home is where you find your rest
Home is where you feel your best

Home is where you groom for the ball
Home is the place you yearn to call

Home is all these wonderful things
Home is the place you develop your wings
Home is the place that you will leave one day
Home is the place where your heart will always stay

Home is where you make pots and pots of tea
So go put the kettle on my darling and enjoy your home




63 comments:

North West London Girl said...

Home is where my heart is, and I am so enjoying my new one xxxx

bekimarie said...

Now Sweetie when did you sneak in and take piccies of my home 'hehe'.
That was beautiful and gorgeous piccies to match.
The kettles on so pop round when ever you want.

((hugs))
Beki xxx

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Did you write this beautiful poem? I love the line, "Home is the womb that holds the soul." That is so true, especially to women who are so many times wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend all at the same time. Great post!
Patriica :o)

Rizzi said...

DEAR DUCHESS, YOU HAVE A VERY NICE POST, YOUR PICTURES ARE LOVELY. SO ENJOYABLE READING ABOUT HOME. IT IS SO TRUE THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME. MY SISTER WHO LIVES IN COLORADO FOR OVER 20 YEARS, STILL SAYS SHE IS COMING HOME TO NEW JERSEY. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, AND JOY YOU BROUGHT WITH YOUR POST. LADY RIZZI

Florence and Mary said...

A post that speaks to me as I move into my own home!

Victoria xx

Beth said...

Duchess, I love the whites and the pastels and home is the best place...a place to really be me, and relax, and find peace and calm. How blessed I am to have a home that I enjoy and that my hsb and I have been able to share and shape together.

Cynthia K. said...

Duchess ~ What a treat to stop by your gracious home today! The lovely images and heartfelt poem were just what I needed - delight to my eyes and solace to my heart. Thank you so much for putting such a beautiful gift together for us. You're such a blessing to me today...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Jeanne said...

Wonderful photos and words about home. Always beautiful things for inspiration at Rose Tea Cottage!
Jeanne :)

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Beautiful post! I have missed stopping by as often, we have been so busy since our move and remodel. Love all those beautiful pictures and worlds. Thank you for sharing!

Hugs,
Victoria

Kelly said...

What lovely pictures! I would love to have a house like that! I'm just thinking about having a shake up at home, helping Victoria has made me determined to finish all the little things I have been putting off!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh this is so true Duchess, it really is.

I love your choice of photo's as usual.
xoxo

Dragonfly said...

Lovely post. I wish my home was looking/feeling like this. Right now it looks like a warehouse :-(
I cannot move for boxes of lanterns!!
Time to make some changes I think .....
Have a lovely week dear Duchess!
Warm regards, Karen & Patsy

Capricorn Soap Company said...

Duchess, today at half past four I had a wonderful cup of pomegranate tea with milk and honey - and I sat in my big lounge chair and enjoyed my quiet home. :-)

Thank you for your post as always.

Atelier de Charo said...

Hogar dulce hogar. Home sweet home. Love your words.

Hugs
Charo

Linda said...

Charming photos! A lovely post!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Duchess Sweetie...
I find it so interesting as we start out as a heartbeat, and our heart is what we leave behind when we pass on, our heart for our children to share for generations to come. So beautiful this poem you shared today. I do so love it.

I so enjoyed tea today as always, the conversation and laughter was so contagious. I love it when you share. The scones were so delightful and loved my strawberry jam for sure. You always make me feel like a Queen sweetie. Thank you for sharing.

Country hugs and so much love...Sherry

Maggie said...

Such lovely rooms... I wish it were MY home!

Rose said...

That has to be my dream home! I love all the pastels. I cant wait to own my own home.

Rose

LuLu Kellogg said...

Hello Lovely~

I snuggled up on my couch with my hot tea and and lots of candles burning today. It was raining and cold and it was wonderful to be ensconced in my home, my happy place.

LuLu♥♥♥

Beatnheart said...

I got goosebumbs from the music you chose..Thank you so much for visiting my blog..I'm brand new..only got my first computer on Jan.12th...starting a blog on Feb.13th(I didn't even know what a blog was 3 weeks ago)..now I am a maniac!!! luvin It!!! I'll visit you again...love you site..Cynthia Wolff

Miss Rhea said...

Beautiful !!!! I could just move right in and never leave ! :) Hope you are having a wonderful start to your week Duchess !! :) :)

Katy Noelle said...

Just perfectly beautiful! Thank you for the fresh inspiration. Happiness!

Love, Katy Noelle x

koralee said...

So lovely...I ADORE MY HOME. Thanks for sharing these beautiful words and images today sweet one. xoxoxox

Maggi said...

Such a beautiful sentiment! There's no place like home!

Smitten by Britain said...

I have just the perfect compliment for our tea. Pop over to mine for a nibble.

Jen said...

A perfect post! My home is undergoing a transformation, and this made me supremely happy!

Deanna said...

Hello Duchess,
Lovely post.
Home is my little corner in the world and I love it.
Warmly yours,
d from homehaven

Natasha said...

No wonder I love coming to visit you dear Duchess! What a beautiful post.

I am going to go and make myself a "cuppa' right now!

Best wishes always,
Natasha.

Jacque said...

I adore all of these lovely pictures!! Your words about home really speak to me as I prepare to leave my home and make a new one with my soon-to-be-husband. Such loveliness as always, dear Duchess!!

Patricia said...

Love the poem!! And I think that is absolutely true! Home is where the heart is!! Love all the pictures.

It is early in the morning here in Holland, I'm just aweak and I have already a big cup of tea.
Love Patricia

Paulina said...

My dear, Duchess, that is beautiful :o) I'm off to put the kettle on right now, lol.

Have a blessed day.

Nora Johnson said...

My dear Duchess, this is so very true! Gorgeous pics as always!

Thank you for all yr such sweet comments over at my place - wonderful to come home to!!

XOXO Dame Nora & Damette LOLA:)

Heavenly Housewife said...

I feel the same way daaaaaahling. There definitely is no place like home. Except for shopping at harrods, it is my favourite place in the world to be.
*kisses* HH

cilla said...

Aww Duchess,i love the photos they are so lovely,i hope you are doing great sweetie stop by soon Cilla

Kissed by an Angel said...

Good day to you dear Duchess!!! I love those wonderful photos!!! You are right again, home is difinitely where my heart is!!! Sending much love to you!!!
xxxx

Karen said...

Such pretty pictures and how true the poem is!

Madeline's Album said...

What a beautiful post the pictures are out of this world. Everything looks so pristine. Home truly is where the heart is. Thank you for your visit and comment on my last post. Have a blessed day and enjoy your tea. Madeline

Madelief said...

Hi Dutchess,

A beautiful poem & pictures!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow!!! Lovely pics!!! I love the poem!!!

Inspiration in Italy said...

This is beautiful, and I love the soft and elegant colours in these photos. This post leaves me wishing for a tea party surrounded by flowers, with cakes and cupcakes...in a garden. Your blog is too lovely for words!

xo
Rachel

rosenrot said...

Wunder,wunderschön... das richtige Heim für eine Herzogin!!
Beeindruckende Bilder und wunderschöne Gedichte rund um das Zuhause!!
liebe Grüße
Marlies

Dragonflyshop said...

warmy picture , gorgious light ...!! I always love your posts

Hetty Summers said...

Duchess what a beautiful house, I can easily live in it. Thank you again for cheering our days with so much beauty.

Hetty xx

Kristin said...

OMG, that blue backsplash...GORGEOUS!

Jolie Rosie said...

Precious Duchess, you did it again, posted a beauty. The rooms are so bright and happy. You are one of a kind Duchess.

Eileen said...

Beautiful post! Heavenly homes!
I've missed coming here! My computer was just such a mess that even the geniuses at Apple couldn't figure it out, they had to replace the hard drive and now I am waiting for my husband to re-install things and I hope to be back blogging next week!

And now I'm off to see what I've missed!
Love to you!,
Eileen

Eileen said...

Oh, thank you for the scone recipe! I will attempt them this weekend!
Love to you,
Eileen
PS ~ All such wonderful posts!

NICO Designs said...

Wonderful post. I am finishing up a post for tomorrow that will be about my home--not as lovely as yours or with the fabulous photos.

Thank you for stopping by--I am so glad to have found such a lovely blog.

Elise said...

It certainly is Darling Duchess. And those cupcakes...

Debbie said...

I had to come over to your lovely blog again, as I am so in awwww of all these pretties!!~ Thanks so much for sharing and being such a wonderful inspiration, and so kind too:)!!~

Kristin said...

GORGEOUS IMAGES!!!!!! Love the first picture! And what a beautiful blog!

Cooking with Laura said...

Home Sweet Home in your case dear Duchess Home Beautiful Home. I want to live in this home you posted.

Laura xoxoxo

paperbutterfly said...

My dear Duchess,

What a beautiful poem. Did you write it? Inspires me of what I want my home to feel like for my family and friends.

I could be very content in any of those rooms. A lovely post.

Thank for sharing with us.
Pam

Bella said...

What gorgeous photos! I would just love that tub.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Duchess,
What a lovely and sweet post.
I love love love my home, and so enjoyed your post and poem about
home. Did you write that?? if so,
that is wonderful, it is a really neat poem. Loved all the pics too,
they were so pretty.
Hope you are doing well hon,
blessings, Nellie

Bluebell said...

Hello Duchess, this is a lovely post the words are so meaningful. I too love my home it's where I feel safe and loved it's where my family can come for love and advice and know they are loved unconditionally and it's where my lovely husband is.

Love Jillxx

tamy said...

complimenti il tuo blog è bellissimo
Tamy

Mélanie said...

Home is where I feel secure, where my heart is ... I love your post. Beautiful pics

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Lovely home and lovely pictures! ♥

mimi charmante said...

These images are absolutely delicious and exactly how I would picture your beautiful home to be. So very soft and pretty~
bisous

Paris Junk Hunter said...

Home sweet home. Now this is a lovely home Duchess.

Angie's Recipes said...

Duchess, you have a very beautiful cozy, and home house there.

My House of Giggles said...

Thank you so much for this beautiful post, and for your ever so lovely blog! Your home is perfect in every way. So uplifting and bright.

Tracey

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