Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four

Christopher and I would like to thank you all for making his 22nd birthday celebration so special. It is not everyday that a young man receives 90 heartfelt birthday wishes from all corners of the globe. Christopher read each one and was most touched.

Thank you so much my darlings for all the love you send my way each and everyday. You are all very special to me.


Kissed by an Angel said...

Darling Duchess, you and Christopher are most welcome!!! I hope his day was filled with loving surprises!! And a fabulous afternoon tea!!

Dragonflyshop said...

Well done Duchess , I think it was an amazing gift fot him .
an hug!

Dragonfly said...

I bet you two celebrated in style :-)

Nora Johnson said...

My darling Duchess, I'm sure your celebration was the best ever!

Always a delight to *see* you over at my place!!



Mimi said...

HI Dutchess!!!!
I'm up already, not just going to bed!!!! OH yeah!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend, and I am so glad you had such a wonderful time with your darling son!!!!
I wish him Many many more great times with you!!!!!

Elise said...

So pleased ! Have a lovely day Darling Duchess !

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh that was so lovely that he read each one, like I said you must be one proud mother indeed.

xoxo DJ

Maria said...

Good morning! I do hope you had a wonderful and memorable day yesterday~

Your post belongs in his album as a treasured piece of writing by his lovely mother ♥
A sweet day to you ~ Maria

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Dear Duchess,
For some reason I have missed reading your posts this week. Reading the last four I was reminded to never do that again!
The post where you told Christopher 20 things that you love about him is so heart warming. I have a son turning 21 this summer, I may need to copy your idea. What a gift you gave him!
Also, your post about a home, Oh, my heart almost hurt reading it!
I won't get so far behind again!
Have a wonderful day.

Butterfly Works said...

What a special gift you gave to Christopher and I am sure he will never forget this birthday....Our sons are so special and we are so blessed.....Dwell in the thoughts that you are a very special Mom.
Your comments to me blessed me so much and I appreciate your friendship more than you can know....
Love and sweet thoughts to you,

zurin said...

Dear Duchess, I hope you and Christopher had a wonderful day together!^^

Kittie Howard said...

Well done, Duchess. And a belated Happy Birthday to Christopher. And what a magical age he's at...the world is truly his to explore.

koralee said...

Sorry I am late...missed that I will wish Christopher a happy happy belated Birthday. xoxoxoxoo Hugs to you both.

Haleigh said...
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Haleigh said...

hello duchess! It's almost half pas four and I have stopped in a bit early for tea with you today. It has been lovely as always. Thanks for all the beauty :-D

xoxo BardotinBlue

Heavenly Housewife said...

I hope you shared a wonderful birthday today. Did you have afternoon tea I wonder?
*kisses* HH

rosenrot said...

Hallo liebe Duchess, ich kann es kaum glauben das sich dein Sohn all die Kommentare zu seinem Geburtstag durchgelesen hat... unglaublich!! Ich danke Dir aber auch für deinen Kommentar, da warst Du aber sehr fleißig, bei 78 Kommentaren!!
Ausserdem kann ich es kaum fassen, das Du mir schreibst bei deiner reisigen Verfolgerliste und den zauberhaften Blogs die dahinter stehen, aber ich freue mich immer sehr von Dir zu hören und trinke jetzt gerade Tee, das würde ich sehr gerne mal mit Dir zusammen machen!!
herzliche Grüße

North West London Girl said...

Dearest Duchess,

So glad that you both had a wonderful day. I've been listening to Debussy, Clair de Lune while working today, and it is wonderful for the spirits xx

Greet said...

Dear Duchess,
I am so happy for you and Christopher! For your boy it will be a nice memorie of his 22nd Birthday!
A big hug!

Beatnheart said...

With warm and loving thoughts from Sunny Southern
California...Thank you for your visit yesterday..your blog is the reason the term "eye candy" was lovely, calm, girly can something be... where ever do you find the photos...Your son is one lucky man...bless..Cynthia Wolff

Tangerine Fairy said...

awww So sweet your son read all the comments! Hope you both had a great time! The cake looks so pretty..
Thank you for your sweet always make me smile :)

Casa Bella said...

Duchess, your posts are full of life and love. You are such a darling! The post about your son's birthday made me think of how much I adore my children as well. How sweet!

Hetty Summers said...

Duchess you are so sweet. Thank you for stopping by and for the lovely comment. Hope you had a marvellous day. Sending love to you and Christopher.


Uzbe Girl said...

Esti atat de frumoasa el. Spun buna pentru fiul dumneavoastra pentru mine.

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

I see it for me,dear Duchess!-)))*

You and Christopher behind computer...SOoooo nice!

Thank YOU,my dear sweet Duchess,
for you beautiful heart and enormously dear comments for me!-)***

Many love and hugs,


Jolie Rosie said...

Precious Duchess, I bet Christopher received fab gifts and had lots of champagne with cake. That's the only way to celebrate a birthday.

Beach Vintage said...

Oh Duchess how I have missed your blog whilst I have been away. Look forward to catching up on your wonderful posts darling. xx

Kelly said...

Glad your Christopher had a lovely day!

Holly Loves Art said...

How sweet! Hope you're having a wonderful week.

Cooking with Laura said...

Duchess what beautiful pictures. The small chocolate cake with the letter S on it is to die for. Glad you had a wonderful time.


Natasha said...

I am a little late with a birthday wish but please send Christopher a very Happy Birthday from Brisbane, Australia.

Best wishes always,

Marilyn said...

You are welcome. What a yummy looking cake.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Duchess I am always so late, I'm worse than Alice in Wonderland. I extend my most heartfelt wishes to your dear Christopher on his 22nd year. Children are truly a blessing to us and give us such more than we can ever measure. I have two sons, & two daughters and I have truly been blessed. I hope you had a grand celebration and I wish you much happiness in this year to come Christopher. You are so fortunate to have such a caring, kind mother. All my best to you both xx deb

Patricia said...

Dear Duchess,

I'm glad your son did like it!
I hope you all have a great birthday!

XxX Patricia

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Belated Birthday Wishes from me too! :)

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

This is a gorgeous world you have created! I love visiting! Blessings.

Rose said...

I love that you share your blog with your family :)
I hope you have a fabulous, relaxing, sunny weekend.


Rizzi said...


GardenDesigner said...

Good Morning !!! Its Friday!!! Yeah!!

This Blog is so beautiful, my entire day just got lifted up!!!

You have many awards and I can see why!!

I have a 22 year old also! It's so exciting to see them start their own journey!

Thanks you so much for taking the time to blog... and to share your creative visions with the world!!

It truly has set the mood for my day!!!


Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Duchess,
You and Christopher are most welcome. We are big on birthdays
around here, and feel everyone should have a special day for their
birthday day, sometimes we drag them out about a week to tell the truth.
We love that!
So glad he enjoyed all the well wishes and Hope he had a grand celebration, and I am sure if you had anything to do with it, he did.
You have a Sweet day,
Blessings, Nellie

Megan said...

Happy belated Birthday wishes to Christopher!
You always inspire me when I come here. I love to visit!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Aww I missed the celebrations, but a Happy Belated Birthday to you Christopher from your 85th well wisher X

sunshine said...

I'm so sorry that I'm late in wishing Christopher a Happy Birthday!
I love the list of qualities that you admire and love about him.
What a special son he is and what a loving Mummy you are.
I love it. :)

Hope that your weekend is going well.


Vicki said...

Hello, my friend,
I am glad Christopher enjoyed his special day. I hope you all are enjoying some spring like weather today! Sending much love and happy wishes your way! Vicki

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Duchess,

I am very sorry I missed your last post.
Wishing Christopher a belated happy birthday and all the very best wishes for the year ahead.

Have a happy weekend, full of fun and happiness.

Janet said...

Ill be over for tea this evening!
Such a lovely lovely wonderful blog you have!!!!! said...

Good shots!! Great blog!!!


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

You are so so welcome, dearest Duchess. Please do have a marvelous week ahead! xoxo

michelle b said...

duchess, i am both grateful and honored that yopu are now following my blog!!

thank you so much ...i love yours and am now following!

it is so splendidly feminine it makes me happy to be a woman!!


cilla said...

Hello my sweet duchess ,i hope you are doing so glad your son had great birthday celebration,hope too hear from you soon .cilla

Shelia said...

Morning, Dear Duchess! So glad your Christopher had a wonderful day!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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