Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




Always remember to forget the things that made you sad
But never forget to remember the things that made you glad


Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue
But never forget to remember those that have stuck by you


Always remember to forget the troubles that passed away
But never forget to remember the blessings that come each day

My darlings wishing you a week full of sweet blessings.

84 comments:

Beach Vintage said...

I feel blessed today sweet Duchess as the sun is shining and my daughter is singing in the background. Thank-you for reminding us all what matters!

Maggi said...

I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Here's to a great week! :D

Maggie said...

Ah, such lovely treats from our wonderful Duchess! Thank you m'dear! and I hope you have enchanting week!

m.e (Cathie) said...

thankyou lovely Duchess.
wishing you a wonderful week with many cups of tea & lovely friends around

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Thank you, dear Duchess. I am truly thankful for all my blessings and I am thankful for you and the lovely sentiments you post for your friends. Hope you have a truly lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Thank you Duchess, I needed to hear that today... especially about the part about the friends being untrue... so sad when one loses a friend and does not know why... but I will always remember the ones who have stuck by me, as your post said... beautiful! And the apricots look so delicious... xoxo Julie Marie

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Very appropriate quotes for me right now. I hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

LeShabbytique..Always said...

I absolutely love to stop by your blog..when times are feeling difficult or sad...whatever the cause maybe..I always leave your blog with a smile..Thank you so much..Duchess!

Beth said...

You are so right, dear Duchess. Every day is a new day, the first day of the rest of our lives, and we need to get past the old hurts and move forward. May you have a wonderful week full of blessings and do hope we can meet for tea again soon!
hugs, Beth

Patricia said...

I kindly thank you so for your visit to my blog and joining my friends list. Your blog is beyond expressive words filled with beauty and I will surely visit again. Have a wonderful new week.

Terrie - The Stitch Store said...

I'm so glad I found your blog!

Suzanne said...

Such beautiful wishes...no surprise that we leave your blog feeling a bit happier and more grateful. Thank you!
Hope your week is beautiful also!

Dragonfly said...

Lovely!!! Wishing you a week of happiness too :-)

Susan said...

It's amazing how much we have to be glad about when we really make a conscious effort to count our blessings. Thank you, dear Duchess, for the reminder.
Many blessings to you in the coming week!

koralee said...

Oh sweet friend...such wise words today...I will always remember you! Hugs for the best week ever. xoxo

debi said...

I love this wonderfully yummy post! Thanks for sharing!

Francy said...

Lovely post as usual ;-) I hope you have a very happy week!

Debbie said...

Thank you Duchess, those little inspirations came at a perfect time:) I appreciate your lovely posts!~

Elyse said...

hi duchess,

what lovely words to think about as a new week is about to begin.

i am playing blog catch-up tonight. i've missed visiting. thank you for your lovely comments.

xo
elyse

Catherine said...

Such beautiful thoughts Duchess! Your posts always bring a smile to my face!

xo Catherine

Cooking with Laura said...

Wise quote to live by Duchess and so true for me tonight. Lost a friend, one I considered a good friend, lost her for no apparent reason. I always get inspired visiting your pretty blog.

Laura

Marilyn said...

Beautiful pie, my favorite. Oh, and with ice cream too!

Tangerine Fairy said...

The pie looks scrumptious! It's funny how most people just remember the bad times than good...I'm trying to change that now..:)

Hope your week is off to a great start..

xo
TF

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for your visit and kind words. I love your thoughts here and that yummy!
The poem on my post...it's a song, wish I could sing it for you, it's a fun one. Once on a long flight, a little girl in front of me was going crazy and her parents could even handle her...I started sing this little song and doing the actions that go along with it. Pretty soon she was doing it with me...so fun! :D

ilovemyhouse said...

Wishing you a week full of blessings too. That pie looks delicieux!xx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh my, your pictures are heavenly, darling Duchess!
Wishing you a wonderful new week with lots of fun in the sun. xx

A 2 Z said...

Hello my dear Duchess,

I just love inspirational poetry as well as your personal treats. I did remember what made me glad dear Duchess, it's as always a visit to your lovely blog. My heart thanks you.

Yours truly,

Anne-Marie

Strandkullen said...

So delicious! Thank you for lovley word today. True friends meens a lot! Have a nice day! Hug semlan

Noche de verano said...

Dear Duchess, in this wonderful, but sometimes hard life, its a blessing hearing healing words as the ones you say in your sweet posts...
Hope you have a creative, inspiring and fabulous week...

Country Cottage Chic said...

Lovely words to remember!

jayne

Ines said...

Hmmmmmmmm- it looks so tasty!

Have a wonderful Monday with positive feelings, dear Duchess!

Love- Ines

Federica said...

wow che delizia!!!! complimenti!

Gail said...

Duchess you are very wise. And the pictures are just delicious!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Words to live by.
Have a wonderful week ahead.
*kisses* HH

Hetty Summers said...

I will always remember and will try to forget. Now when it comes to your blog, I will always remember and will never forget to leave a comment. How is that?
Duchess I didn't get the email, forward yours to me doll.

Hetty xoxo

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Such true words, more people should live by that!

That apricot/plum tart looks s delicious!

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Ooooohhh,my Godness!-)*

These looks SO dellicious,my sweet,lovely Duchess:-)))
I would LOVE to taste these incredibbly much***

And ''I would never forget the things that made you glad'',my dearest Angel,Duchess!-)))*
Unforgatteble beautiful words,my dear Friend,thank you,thank you,thank you:-)))

Many hugs and Love,
***Violetta***

Uzbe Girl said...

Duchess good taste me eat want the qake.

Olga

cilla said...

hello my sweet friend im doing great,im still waiting on the software for my site,but i hope it will be up soon.i also will be doing webdesign for others ,so let me know if you know of anyone that might need so design work..i hope you have a nice week,im glad you liked the photo of me :) that is a park in my town.How is your papa doing ? stop by soon cilla

Paulina said...

Dear Duchess, thank you for this lovely post :o) and all the previous rather 'sweet' posts too. Drool, drool, lol.

God bless you, sweetheart.

Felicity said...

such lovely words and just what i need right now! thank you fliss xx

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Happy Monday Duchess,
Lovely lil truthful poem there,
I like it very much!! It is great advice. Lovely images of the peach tarts, looks so yummy I want to run right over for a piece of it and sit and chat with you awhile!!
Now you have a lovely and delightful
day,
Blessings Galore my friend,
Nellie

Inspiration in Italy said...

Dear Duchess,

These wise words are some of the most simple and yet abundantly important advice I have heard in a long time. I feel so strongly about each statement here, and it seems like it is the best way to enjoy life! Thank you for always giving us such inspiration.

I have to tell you that your recent comment on my last post really made me smile also! How sweet of you to show your lovely daughter my photos, and how flattering that she loved it! It is a wonderful dream that she has to travel all over Italy, I hope one day soon she can fulfill! It sounds like she is a brilliant girl to be attending law school, and I am confident she carries the beauty and grace of her wonderful mother!

I do hope you are having a wonderful week!

Rachel

parTea lady said...

I've had a lovely time catching up on all your beautiful blog posts since I've been home.

Have a wonderful week, Duchess.

CIELO said...

Everything looks yummy... but again, is always like that in here... such pleasure visiting you, dear Duchess...

Hugs to you

cielo

Rizzi said...

HELLO DUCHESS,
YOUR POEM TELLS THE TRUTH, IF ONLY WE COULD DO IT. THE BEST PART ARE HAVING FRIENDS, LIKE YOU MY DUCHESS. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK.
RIZZI

Lady Katherine said...

How lovely your Tea is with bringing such lovely words with it! Oh, and a tart I would love to taste!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

This was a lovely visit you have set up here!...I loved the conversation...the reminders...the treats,...

you do know how to entertain!

thanks darling!
have a great day!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Kittie Howard said...

Thank you, dear Duchess, for a lovely cup of tea and a peaceful moment after a hectic weekend. And the apricot torte was divine. (How did you know I adore apricots?) And I would like to thank you for introducing me to some of your other guests. What they had to say so inspired. Thank you, Duchess! Hope you have a great week!!

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

I will be remembering you Duchess- one of the things that made me glad today xxx
Louise

The Red Umbrella said...

O.K. I'm ready to dig in! With ice cream!

BALLET NEWS said...

And to you Darling Duchess...

Bluebell said...

Lovely post Duchess and all so true, we all tend to forget the blessings we have thank you for reminding us and thankyou for the sweet message you left me.
Love Jillxx

Kelly said...

Yummy images and beautiful words as always xxxx

Casa Bella said...

I don't know how you do it, dear Duchess, but you always manage to bring our spirits up with wonderful poetry, words of encouragement, and beautiful photos. Wishing you a wonderful week as well.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What a delight your blog is! There is so much beauty here! Have a nice week! Twyla

North West London Girl said...

Dearest Duchess, wishing you a beautiful week. I feel the fog lifting x

Jacque said...

What a lovely and sweet message! Thank you for such a wonderful reminders to start the week!! Wishing you a week filled with loveliness!!!

Nancy said...

Dear Duchess, What a sweet post. I love the poem and the dessert looks wonderfully delish!

Shirl said...

Hello Duchess, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Like you said I would, I do love your banner! How pretty! Your blog is everything that I love, I'm going to join as a follower! Pasteries look delish and the flowers are heavenly!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Your Grace--so pleased I dropped in for a cuppa, fruit tarts are my favourite (no jokes, please).
Your servant,
Knight of the Endless Cup

Betsy said...

Beautiful peach pie, I can almost taste it.
I am only thinking about happy moments in my past today and tomorrow will have another happy memory.
Thank You for an uplifting post.
Betsy

Madelief said...

Dear Dutchess,

Such beautiful words and delicious looking cakes!

Have a lovely evening!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Kissed by an Angel said...

Thank you for that inspiration dear Duchess!1 A week full of blessings to you!!!
xxxx

Barbara said...

Wise words and delicious treats. All very moreish.

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

There are so many blessings amidst life's ups and downs; so very many! What a lovely post dearest Duchess!

I miss your sweet visits daahling!~..,(I did send you my email address as per your request some time ago; hope you got it alright)..,

Today is my 28th,'Tuesday Tea For Two', as well as my 19th' Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee' blog tea parties..,( They are both now at my 'The Plumed Pen' blog,..,

Next week will be very special blog tea party whereas I am having in particular, my 20th Wednesday tea party celebration, with prizes and goodies galore; I do so hope you can attend my darling fellow tea friend!


Would love to have you visit today as well my dear!..,

Cheers and hugs; much bloggy love from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

The Tablescaper said...

Such lovely sentiments.

- The Tablescaper

Cornflake said...

Wise words we should all adhere to!

Everytime I visit you, I feel the urge to have some cake, lol!

I hope you're having a super duper week, say hi to Charles for me ;-)

Sher said...

You truly light up my day with your beautiful prose and enchanting pictures! It's always magical to spend some time here! Much thanks and much love too for the sweetest words you leave when you visit, I truly appreciate them from the bottom of my heart:)

xx

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

What a beautiful, meaningful post, dear Duchess. It touched my heart and brought peace to me as I was facing very stressful day. I hope your day is full of beauty and inspiration. Thank you for being so wonderful!

karen said...

Thankyou Duchess, this post has made me smile after feeling a little sad this week and made me feel grateful for everything that I havexxxxxx

yoli said...

your blog is delicious!

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Thank you Duchess, you're so right.
Hugs,
Francesca

Jeannette said...

I would like to invite you to a birthday tea at my blog on May 7th. I'll be turning 25 this year and wanted to celebrate with my blogger friends. If you'd like to attend, you can check out my post about it here:
http://goodmorninbeautiful.blogspot.com/2010/05/youre-invited-to-birthday-tea-party.html

I hope to see you there Duchess! I know you'll have something beautiful to share with me.

linda said...

thank you so much Duchess for the lovely tea and the pasterys are wonderful your quotes are just perfect .Iam so glad i found your lovely uplifting blog.It is the nicest one i have seen and so sincere .I hope you have a lovely peaceful weekend .Bless you hugs Linda

Lucie said...

inspiring words, beautiful pictures - wonderful post as usual from the Duchess. Hope you had a wonderful bank holiday weekend. With love, Lucie x

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Duchess, loving the delights on offer as ever! I have tagged you to play a game over on My Passport to Style, I do hope you will join in the fun! Sharon xx

La Petite Gallery said...

Hi There Dutchess, Is everything OK with you? Haven't seen a new post and I was concerned..
Be well.

Yvonne

Barbara said...

...thank you...

cilla said...

my sweet duchess have a nice week and know im always here for you , love cilla

jordiegirl said...

Beautiful words to live by. I'm sure we all have many friends who have let us down in the past but also continue to have friends who stand by us no matter what - I know I do.

Thanks for sharing.

Deanna said...

Dearest Duchess,
This is such a sweet post!!!
So glad I stopped by and visited.
You have blessed me,
d

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