Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




A cup of tea to say thank you for all the things you've done
And wishes that the day will bring you happiness and fun

My lovely friend Bernideen has bestowed upon me the
"Blogger Friendship Award". Her blog is loaded with beautifully presented afternoon tea related posts and lovely photos. Do take a moment to pop in for a cup of tea and a bite to eat.

My darlings, life has suddenly placed too many crème scones on my Royal Albert plate. I am a little encumbered by my impending trip and by life's this and that. I'm doing the best I can, and promise you all that I will stop by to take tea with you soon and remember my lovelies
"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars" ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

111 comments:

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Dear,
Thank you kindly for the welcoming cup of tea.Do I get those creme scones along with the cup of tea?;).

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Duchess... what lovely photos, they look delish! Hope all is well with you... xoxo Julie Marie

Taj Acosta said...

Delightful images! Blessings my dear xoxo

The Tablescaper said...

Everything looks so yummy!

- The Tablescaper

Florence and Mary said...

Ooooh always such delicious goodies being offered for tea!

Victoria x

Lisa said...

I love the quote! I do hope your life gets calm and peacful! Have a nice trip. I do understand about life. It stinks when it gets in the way of blogging ;)but really we will be here when you are ready to come back!
Hugs, Lisa

Katy Noelle said...

I'm always so happy to hear that a blogging friend has enough of life to keep them from this little shining, mesmerizing "book". It helps me bear it when I miss them. I really wish you all the strength and wisdom that you need getting ready! Hope it's a fun trip!

Love, Katy xo

Katy Noelle said...

Drowning in scones - what a way to go!!!

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm. I knew you were looking forward to getting away, I hope this is the trip you were writing about. Don't worry, we'll all be here when you return. Those cream puffs look just scrumptiously wonderful by the way! Ciao, bella!

La Petite Gallery said...

HELLO THERE! long time hope all is well with you and loved ones.
Who are you picking for the Derby? It's this Sat, after 3pm


Yvonne

La Petite Gallery said...

HELLO THERE! long time hope all is well with you and loved ones.
Who are you picking for the Derby? It's this Sat, after 3pm


Yvonne

LuLu Kellogg said...

We will all be waiting to take tea with you when things slow down dear Duchess.

Love,
LuLu♥

Claudia said...

It is always so lovely to see a post from you, Duchess!

xo
Claudia

La Petite Gallery said...

Those scones look soooooo good.
The very best wishes to you Darling... Yvonne

La Petite Gallery said...

Those scones look soooooo good.
The very best wishes to you Darling... Yvonne

La Petite Gallery said...

Those scones look soooooo good.
The very best wishes to you Darling... Yvonne

Ingrid DeVilliers said...

Dear Duchess

Oh my.....those creme scones look absolutely delicious! I can imagine having tea and one of those....hmmm.....love the quote!

Jeannette said...

Thank you for this post. I have been feeling a little down this week and your post really cheered me up. That quote is beautiful and just what I needed to read. Thank you and I hope allows you enough breaks for afternoon (and maybe even morning and evening) tea.

Jules said...

What great treats to have with a cup of tea. I wish I could come and share some with you.

Jolie Rosie said...

Precious Duchess what don't eat the creme scone so that your troubles will end, clever aren't I?
Have a safe trip and don't worry life is too short precious one.

Rosie

m.e (Cathie) said...

lovely sleepless Duchess,
sending you a big pot of tea & some yummy ginger & spice cupcakes.

Beatnheart said...

Hope all is well Duchess...No Problema...

Susan said...

I hope, dear Duchess, that the pace will slow down and that you will enjoy the trip you're planning.
Many Blessings!

Ann said...

OMG! How I love cream tea.. I once had them in Llangollen.. It was SOO good. Your picture reminds me, I should visit UK again :)

Ann said...

Oh! I forgot to mention.. I love TEA anything!! Your blog names just brought me here. Love your Blog.

Maria said...

Oh my the tea treats are just lovely today ~ and I do very much understand about the "this and that" of life... some of them being very special ~ and need much personal attention...
Do enjoy all these moments thoroughly!
*Maria

debi said...

What a beautiful and sweet post. Literally! teehee

I'm suddenly craving something sweet.

Michael Rivers said...

Delicious pictures! I hope you're having a great week!

Karen Sullivan said...

Yummy cream puffs with M & M and beautiful dishes. I like the quote you used at the end of your post. Nice post have a nice trip Duchess.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh I could so do with a cup of tea and some of your wonderful treats Duchess.

Take all the time you need darling, take it easy.

xoxo DJ

Vicki said...

Hello, dear and sweet friend,
I would love to join you for tea and scones. I appreciate your friendship and your kind visits to Bunny Cottage. Your comments always brighten my day. Enjoy your week! Love and blessings being sent to you~ Vicki p.s. Enjoy your trip.

koralee said...

Love these images today...I am on my way over to try those delightful little buns by friend...please save me one. xoxoo

Rozani said...

Oi Duchess!
I simply love your blog! For me, it is one of the most beautiful I've seen!
Already spent here several times the photo that has a woman taking tea, wearing pink, are you? A curious ... you is Duchess, truth? Because I never knew a Duchess. I hope that I won't be discourteous with question ...It is pure curiosity, same. I think the world of monarchy beautiful too I'm very curious about this world, I think very fascinating.
I think people enchant with the world of princes, princesses, Kings and Queens.
It must be because of stories princesses jewel. who doesn't like a fairy!?
Kisses,Rozani

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Duches,

Oh the treats looks so divine today and would love to share a cup of tea with you when you get back.

Hope all is well with you and look forward to seeing you back, when things slow down.

Hugs
Carolyn

Noche de verano said...

Dear Duchess, you are all sweetness and kindness, if only half the people i will have to deal with today (and every day) were like you...Delicious and yummy creme scones!!

Have a wonderful day and trip!!!

Uzbe Girl said...

good foode piine dulce piine

Olga

Strandkullen said...

Me like*smile.Welcome, anytime is teatime! Have a nice day.hugs semlan

Ines said...

My wonderful Duchess!

Don´t be too thoughtful- everybody will wait for you!
Begin your preperations for your journey with lightful thoughts! Enjoy it- shoo the dark thoughts away :-))

Play good music- be excited like a little girl and enjoy the feeling while packing your bag...

Thank you for the wonderful teatable with all these tasty calorie bombs :-)) it looks really great!

And I have to thank you also for the wonderful presentation of Bernideens blog. It´s a lovely place to be and I added it immediately to my blogroll!

Thank you for visiting me- you know- I always leave an answer after reading the comments in the commentbox...

Love-kisses-hugs, my sweet friend-

Ines

Kristin said...

I can't tell you how much I would love to sit down and have tea with you right now! I have to go and have my breakfast or I'll just stay here looking and wanting all this deliciousness! Always love your quotes! Have a lovely day!

Kristin XX

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Jille said...

I have often dropped by your beautiful blog but this is the firts time for leaving a comment. Your blog has inspired me to reinstate the Sunday afternoon tea, making an effort to make the table look pretty and serve home cooked cakes and biscuits. Thank you. Jille x

Heavenly Housewife said...

What a delicious spread, is it tea time now? I'm coming over.
*kisses* HH

cilla said...

My sweet duchess i hope you have a lovely weekend,the scones on todays post look so good ,stop by soon sending hugs your way,love Cilla

The English Writer said...

Totally divine x

Mara said...

Dear Duchess, just take care of all your yummy scones and then, when you will be ready, it will be a delight to have tea together again!

Hugs, my dear!
Mara

Kissed by an Angel said...

Dear Duchess, what a delightful spread!! Everything looks wonderful!!
Loving blessings to you.
xxxx

Gail said...

Your photos have just reminded me it's lunch time. If only I had something as scrummy as your cakes. Hope you are dealing well with all those extra scones on your plate. xx

Inspiration in Italy said...

Everything in this post looks so delicious to the eyes of my always present sweet-tooth. :) I am wishing you many happy days during this busy time! I hope the days are filled with joy, and that you will get a chance to rest as well along the way.

♥♥
Rachel

rosenrot said...

Dear Duchess, i've missed your posts!
But now i wish you a very nice trip!!
Your fotos are so lovely and i say thank you for the welcoming cup of tea!!
I'll be here when you return
I hope you understand what I mean :-))
Marlies

North West London Girl said...

Dearest Duchess,
What a cheery sight your gorgeous buns are! They lift my mood on this gloomy and dull day xxx

Susie's country cottage said...

Hello Duchess
Thanks for the cuppa and the gorgeous photos.
a tout a l'heure!
Susie X

CIELO said...

Dearest Dutchess, I'm here to invite you to our "Victorian Tea Party", to celebrate Mother's Day... I truly hope you would participate... come see!

Hugs

Cielo

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Oh my delicious,sweet Duchess!-)*

Really wil to take one of you awesome cup of tea,my dear,ear Friend!!!

My Love and many hugs,
***Violetta***

My Passport to Style said...

Dear Duchess, I have missed my visits to your wonderful blog crammed full of patisserie,uplifting words and beautiful blooms!Hope life slows down a little for you! Sharon xx

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, dearest Duchess, I've just had a HOOT looking through older posts of yours. Why hadn't I thought of looking before? "wordless wedensday", that adorable poem with "please put the milk in" (yup, didn't get that one right but maybe you'll know what I mean!), the one about what color shoes brides wear nowadays, cleaning day with all of those pretty dishes in the soapy water! Brilliant! I especially appreciated the post about how curious and wonderful blogdom is. You know, the one about how we love each other so dearly but wouldn't recognized each other on the street (maybe =] ). You said it perfectly.

What I was looking for was your baby picture. Your infant blog picture - the start of it all. I wonder if it's the one with the yummy sandwich recipes.

Well, once again, thank you ever so much for having me over for tea. I enjoyed your company immensely!

Love, Katy Noelle xxo

Marilyn said...

Have a great trip wherever you go. Yummmm! Cream and scones, who could go wrong.

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Just popped by,my sweet heart Duchess wishing you a very lovely vacation!-)*
And to say you many many thank's for you So dearest for me and really tuched me words of you...

Have a fabulous enchanted days,my dearest Friend!-)))*

My Love and many Hugs for you,
***Violetta***

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Hello sweet lovely Duchess, I hope you are taking time for yourself and don't get too busy!! Your images are mouthwatering!! I would love to devour that creamy scone.
xoxo
Bunny

Beth said...

Dear Duchess, Thank you for the cup of tea and the goodies. They were all delightful! Another delight: simply scrolling down the page to get to the comments and looking at all the eye candy on the way! Have a wonderful wknd my dear and do join me for tea on Tuesday!
Hugs, Beth

Stitch and Roses said...

Duchess thank you for ebing such a good hostess, the tea table is so pretty and the food delicious. My children arrived back yesterday so it is very busy time for me too. Hope you get to relax.

Lady A

Mimi said...

HI Duchess!!!!
Your plates of goodies were so divine!!!I ate one or two right through the screen!!!!I loved every nibble!!!!
How fun you are going on a HOLIDAY!!!!I saw the current PEOPLE Magazine and the ocover is the ever Handsome Prince William and his girlfriend KAte!!!OH AN Impending engagement is all the rave here!!!!I must come and line the streets the day of his wedding!!!!Oh I wanted to for Diana so bad!!!!!
Keep me posted on his announcements!!!!
I may have to subscribe to Royalty Magazine again!!!!
love ,
jamie

ZAIRA said...

I really needed that quote from your post!! I really need to see the stars in this very moment. Thank you. Stopping in your blog is always a moment of pure plasure!!! Happy weekend my dear, xoxo

Kittie Howard said...

Ahh, Duchess, thank you for a lovely cup of tea. Have a fabulous journey. I look forward to your return and our afternoon tea.

parTea lady said...

Wow, those pastries do look scrumptious.

A quote that I came across recently says "When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there." Sending you a big hug, Duchess.

BALLET NEWS said...

Darling Duchess, what a clever post. Have fun ! Well still be here.

Rizzi said...

MY DEAR DUCHESS,
YOU SOUND TIRED, AND I HEAR SADNESS IN YOUR VOICE. PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, AND I HOPE YOUR TRIP IS A HAPPY ONE. YOUR POST IS JUST LOVELY, AND DELICIOUS. I WILL THINK OF YOU WHEN I AM HAVING AFTERNOON TEA. LADY RIZZI

maría cecilia said...

My darling Duchess, where have I been that I´ve lost your so beautiful last 3 posts?? Thanks God I`m here breathing in all the beauty before I go to sleep with my lovely 18 months grandson...
Many hugs to you dear,
Lady Maria Cecilia

Natasha said...

I hope that you have been happy! Do take care and don't forget to take 5 minutes to do something just for you!

Best wishes dear Duchess for a beautiful weekend,
Natasha.

Madelief said...

Dear Dutchess,

Thank you for this delicious tea! I hope you are well? Just read some of your last posts....Your sweet mother celebrated her birthday almost on the same day I celebrate mine. You speak of her with so much love. She must have been a great mother!!

Lieve groet & a Happy weekend!

Madelief

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I send you white lilacs dear friend for the clouds they create. The ones that lift and let us see the bumps in life from a sweeter, clearer perspective. Love to you dear! Blessings and light.

Rita said...

My dear Duchess,
tea over at Rose tea Cottage is a true royal treatment. Looking at those yummy goodies is making me a little hungry - guess I'll go get myself a bit of something unless I can pop in for a bite of your scrumptious scones.
Thank you for yor previous post: love the quote and it did touch my heart. true pearls of wisdom.
have a safe trip.
rita

Angela Burman said...

Just thinking about you Duchess and wanted to stop by and say hello and give you a hug xxxxx

Double Wide Mom said...

I come to your blog if I'm feeling blue and know I will definitely feel wonderful in only a moment. Thank you, dear.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Pure deliciousness. That quote is a great one!!

Have a wonderful new week, Darling Duchess. xx

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear duchess,
What a beautiful post; photos are lovely! Congratulations on your award; you so deserve it! Have a wonderful trip and we'll take tea soon. Enjoy your week, dear lady.

Blessings,
Sandi

Laura said...

Oh what I would for an amazing cup of cha with a scone and cucumber sandwich. Yum and Yum. How have you been darling?

Beach Vintage said...

Dear Duchess, I will most love to swap some of my cupcakes with you. Take care and get all your errands done. Talk soon. xx

My Grama's Soul said...

Wow......all I can say is YUMMMMM!!

Blessings,

Jo

Jeanne said...

Duchess, you have done it again!
Just superb :)

Jeanne

My Passport to Style said...

Dear Duchess,you have been tagged to play a game over on My Passport to Style, do hope you will join in the fun! Sharon xx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hello my Darling Duchess your Graceness, here I am all safe and sound. I am safely tucked Down the Lane post relation overload! Many many house guests make much work!
Phew, it's all over now!
Thanks for checking in on me ~ you're the best!

Loads of Lane Love to you and DOD XxX

Jolie Rosie said...

Precious Duchess I have not seen a post from you, hope your family is doing well.

Rosie

skippinginthemeadow said...

hello my dear duchess,

a post of elegance and taste, served with your usual warmth and grace.... those cream buns look positively scrumptious! i would just love one to go with the cup of tea i have beside me now.
i'm sorry i have missed so many of your lovely posts lately. i am endeavoring to catch up.
i posted a ten things about myself today...'twas a bit nerve-wracking i must say.
now i will continue reading the posts i have missed and wish you a delighful rest of the week

warmest hugs xxx

sumea

Mayflower said...

Hello dear Duchess, thank you so much for this delicious cup of tea and not forget the scones. It was a pleasure to come by and enjoy your beautiful blog again.
I hope I soon can enjoy another post.
I love the quote.
Warmly greeting, Mea

Jen Chandler said...

Hello Duchess dear!

Thank you for the cup of tea and lovely, lovely scones. They were much needed fortification for this day at work.

I do hope things in life clear up for you soon. I understand. Take all the time you need.

All the best,
Jen

The Vintage Rose said...

Dear Duchess, thank you for the invitation to a cream tea. I did so enjoy the tea and scones and cream and in such company!

Jolie Rosie said...

Precious Duchess

Jolie Rosie said...

Precious Duchess long time no post. I need to see some beauty that only you can display. Have a nice weekend.

Rosie

Bella said...

Hello, dear Duchess. Lovely photos as always. Enjoy your trip!

MARY PERNULA said...

The tea and sweets are so yummy.......I ENJOYED them very much.......the photo' are wonderful as always......XO MARY

Joyce said...

Dear Duchess,
These all look sooooo yummy and fattening. Are they?
I just have started Weight Watchers and I am using the "Dining with the Duchess" cookbook by Sarah The Duchess of York.
Very good scone recipe in there and other such things as well.
Thanks for your eye candy cakes on here though. I love looking at them. Sigh!

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

Happy Saturday, sweetie! I pray this day finds you doing wonderful! I wouldn't mind drowning in a sea of scones! This post is delish!

http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com
http://closetfullofgoodies.blogspot.com

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,my lovely,beautiful Duchess!-)))***

Coming here wishing you a very special Mom day,darling:-)*
Day full of wonderful flowers,sunshine hugs and many,many fabulous cups of tea!!!

My LOVE and very specialhuhs for you,my whimsical angel Duchess:-)***
Violetta***

Debbie said...

Cream scones - yum. Hope you have a lovely weekend Duchess.

A 2 Z said...

Sweet Greetings, Dear Duchess,

Happy Mother's Day! I know you are missing yours as I'm missing mine. I posted a tribute to my mother on my blog and now feel a little better.

Blessings,

Anne-Marie

Paris Pastry said...

You deserve each award dear! Your blog is simply fab! Have a lovely week, and try to stay away from those delicous-looking creme scones ;)!

BonjourRomance said...

Stopping by to wish you a very Happy Mother's Day. Don't worry about anything, I know all about life's "this and thats"! Take care!
Mimi

Rizzi said...

MY DEAR DUCHESS,
I KNOW YOU ARE AWAY, BUT YOU ARE WITH ME IN MY HEART. TODAY IS MOTHER'S DAY AND I WANT TO WISH YOU A JOYOUS MOTHER'S DAY.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, AND COME BACK TO US SOON, YOU'RE MISSED VERY MUCH. LADY RIZZI

Marydon Ford said...

Sweet Duchess, may your day be filled with sweet joy & delicious fun.
Happy Mother's Day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Catie said...

Just dropping in for a hello. I see you're taking a trip soon! I understand not being able to be around the blogging world. I have not been around myself for awhile, so I am just catching up on my favorite blogs! Take Care!

Princesa Nadie said...

Your blog is all what I dreamt...

Collarinos de mamá said...

Dear Duchess,
we´ll be here waiting for your lovely posts.
I hope the stars shine bright for you and your loved ones.
xoxo
Belén

My Grama's Soul said...

So glad I stopped by to take tea with you. Please be sure and take time for tea on your impending trip.

Blessings,

Jp

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Dear Duchess,
I do hope you are all right!. Your photos of all the yummy desserts have me gain weight! LOL.
Next photo please remove the calories.
Have a wonderful week and big hugs,
Elizabeth

Cornflake said...

Your 100th comment, woowee!

I hope you return to us soon!! You can never have enough cream scones! ;-)

Noche de verano said...

Dear Duchess,
Hope everything is alright.
I am taking a little break from blogging and wanted to say thank you for all your adorable comments and your support.
Your Rose Tea Cottage is always the place to go to find comfort and peace, you are an amazing person.
I will keep visiting for tea if you don´t mind.
Blessings my dear Duchess.

kiki said...

What a wonderful blog! I`m looking forward to visit London, since I`ve visited your blog,I cannot wait to have teatime and cucumber sandwiches again!!!
Thanx,
Kiki

Sue Jack Designs said...

One more thing....
I have something I want to share with you. Will you please email me when you have time?

sue@suejack.com

Thanks so much....
Sue

Anastasia said...

Love that quote!

Linda Higgins said...

as sweet as your treats are is your heart! I so hope that all is well with you. You seem a little pre-occupied with lifes bumps. I do hope that this trip, will bring you much laughter and memories. Please say that this is a fun trip! I will wait for your return and look forward to your stories, until then, I will just fill myself up on your delightful goodies....hope there is enough until you get back! love and hugs...

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