Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




For each new morning with its light
For rest and shelter of the night
For health and food, for love and friends
For everything Thy goodness sends

Thank you

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


I read someplace that gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. My darlings this morning loads of fair blossoms are springing from my soul because I am so grateful for our friendship.

Thank you

90 comments:

Dragonfly said...

Duchess, such a beautiful quote! Such divine looking strawberries :-)

VintageVicki said...

As gorgeous as ever :)

You always put on an excellent spread for us :)

Catherine said...

So true!

I'm beginning to understand what you mean about the friendships formed in blog land! In the short time I have been blogging, I have met so many lovely ladies just like you & their posts brighten my day :)

Have a great day!

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

Such a sweet post...thank you! Francesca from Italy

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Want to join you on that lovely table, enjoy a cup of tea and some delicious cake and say: thank you for that gorgeous post !

Lilpixie said...

Beautiful blog!

Rose said...

Oh that setting looks like it would be perfect to share with friends, chatting the afternoon away :)

Rose

Hetty Summers said...

Duchess and I am grateful to have you as a friend. A lovely post as always.

Hetty xoxo

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Duchess,
What a lovely quote. Thank you for your friendship Duchess!
GoGood Thursday to you,
Mimi

Tennis Girl said...

Duchess,
Love the old farm looking kitchen. Hope you have a great day!
Robin

LuLu Kellogg said...

Good Morning Lovely~

I am here for a bit of a nosh for breakfast, napkin in my lap and my legs crossed at the ankles to the side :) See, I am learning!

Wishing you a lovely day my sweet friend,

LuLu♥

Kelly said...

Thank You :)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a charming place for friends to gather! Lovely sweet table set with welcoming goodies sprinkled with love and good wishes! Thank you for posting and have a wonderful day!
Coralie

Catherine said...

It's sometimes the small things to be the most thankful for indeed!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh the same right back to you darling. What a gorgeous spread, mmmm yummy.
xoxo
Thank you for your encouragement :)

sallyrose45 said...

Is that a quiche on the table, my dear?

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I love that table and the colors red blue and white! Lovely pictures, darling Duchess.
Hope your week is happy and sunny! XOXO

Natasha said...

I always feel on top of the world when I come to visit you dear Duchess! You always make my day!

Best wishes always,
Natasha.

PS Thank you for being such a beautiful blogging friend too!
:)

rosenrot said...

Dear Duchess, it's so true and you also find the right words to say what i mean! Is it correct? I hope so :-)
I am so grateful to have "YOU" as a friend!
best wishes
Marlies

Vintage Amethyst said...

Aahh how lovely.
love
Alison
x

Kissed by an Angel said...

Dearest Duchess, the tea today looks amazing!! I'll be there at 4:30!!!
I love the quote today!!
xxxx

Maggi said...

I'm thankful to have met you! Have a wonderful day! :)

Nishalim said...

I found ur post meaningful everyday. Hope to join your tea party someday...the photos are amazing! And the quotes..they reminded me of the poet in me of whom I had left behind lately while busy baking...: P

The Cookie Girl said...

What a beautiful setting. my favorite.

Kittie Howard said...

Duchess, your post truly brightened my morning smile. Such a beautiful quote...and luscious strawberries. And thank you for stopping by my blog and your sensitive comment. Greatly appreciated. And I am beyond delighted Viola's blog touched your heart. I must confess, I am a Royal Watcher. Between your teas and Viola's histories, I'm in heaven. Cheers, Luv.

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

Dear Duchess
I am very grateful to - for your lovely posts and kind comments.

Louise x

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Thank YOU,my sweet friend Duchess for you love,freinship and soul blossom!!!

I am absolutelly agree with you,my dear friend and these qoute is great!-)))*

Much Love and many warmly hugs,
***Violetta***

Katy Noelle said...

This is so bright and cheery and cozy and homey. Thanks for the happiness - I am feeling inspired to go and share the same!

Love, Katy xo

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Lovely post duchess,
I like that saying about gratitude.
Gratitude is the best thing for the soul. It puts things into perspective.
Lovely pictures as well, and I am grateful to have found your blog as well. There are truly so many talented and lovely hearted women who blog and bring so much joy and fun to others, what a blessing!!
Hope you are doing well hon.
Have a good day,
Blessings Galore,
Nellie

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Good morning, that looks like such a gorgeous and delicious breakfast!!
♥ Rebecca

Sher said...

What a beautiful, cosy place to have breakfast! It will be a dream come true if my future home looks a little like this:)

Hope you're having the most lovely day, dear one...

xx

Ingrid DeVilliers said...

Dear Duchess

It is so true....we need to be grateful every single day for all that we have....even if the road is rocky there are still some things to be grateful for! I would love to sit at that beautiful table and enjoy breakfast and coffee!

Ines said...

Dear Duchess- all you give is so full of love. And what you give- it comes back to you :-)

I´m pleased, to met you!

Here in Germany is teatime in 10 minutes- so I´ll be there and think of your table- full of love!

Hugs you- Ines

Muneeba said...

It is lovely to have blogger buddies ... a few simple words from them seem to instantly cheer us all up! You're really special Duchess .. think we all are just as grateful for your friendship as u are of ours :)

Susan said...

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. {Phil.1:3}
You are a fair blossom springing from my soul as well, sweet friend.
Blessings!

Heavenly Housewife said...

What lovely words my daaaaahling. Love coming here :)
*kisses* HH

♥zoe♥ said...

Oh you're such a sweetheart my duchess! Love you so much, your quote and you....always the sweetest person i have ever come across:) Thank you so much and wishing you have a beauiful life and enjoy your lovely weekend:)

xoxo
♥Zoe♥

karen said...

Thankyou Duchess! Please pour me a cup of your tea, Earl Grey is my favouritex Love this post!xxx

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

That's beautiful, Duchess! Those berries look scrumptious!

Blessings,
Sandi

Deborah said...

Swoolalicious! **sigh** I always feel more elegant when I leave here. **blows kisses** Deb

Bluebell said...

Hi Duchess, I love the beautiful quote it is so true. Your blog never fails to lift my spirits with all the beautiful things you post.

Love Jillxx

Rizzi said...

MY DUCHESS,
INDEED A FRIEND YOU ARE.....MANY A DAY YOUR BEAUTIFUL POSTS PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE, AND A WARM PLACE IN MY HEART. THANK YOU FOR THAT. YOUR POST IS LOVELY AS ALWAYS, AND SO IS YOUR QUOTE. ENJOY YOUR DAY. LADY RIZZI

LeShabbytique..Always said...

Duchess, you always know how to make a Gloomy day a Sunny One!! I so enjoy your lovely quotes and phrases each day. Thank You

Maggie said...

This is lovely- I like that quote!

Atelier de Charo said...

Sweet post.

Cariños
Charo

Rosemary and Pink said...

Duchess Duchess Duchess what a beautiful post. I am so grateful for you and your blog. Somedays, when I am feeling down I just run to your blog with a cup of tea in hand and spend a good hour here in English heaven. Thank you for providing this escape for me and looks like for so many of your followers too.

Rosemary

Linda Higgins said...

Sweet Duchess, you are always so cordial and positive. Sunshine just flows from your posts! I would be so blessed to meet you one day! Maybe not in this lifetime...but I know I will, and when we do meet what a joyous reunion that will be! I just love visiting and having tea with you...Oh that reminds me...I am going to brew myself a cup right now, I have a slight chill!

Kristin said...

Beautiful quote and gorgeous images which fit so perfectly! Yes, it is so important to be grateful! We are so blessed!!!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Duchess Dear, I adore your lovely sentiments and the Country Kitchen is so adorable.
You always make me smile
xoxo

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love the look of a banquette.(Not sure if that's how you spell it),anyway it all looks very cozy and inviting!

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

I love the quiche in the photo. It looked buttery and smooth and melt in the mouth. Thank you for sharing Duchess.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Duchess, friendship is like that! Beautiful photos and sentiment. Lovely post!
Yvonne

Maria said...

Stopping by this evening ~ your springtime table and goodies are always a pleasure to behold...
Is that a beautiful quiche I see?

Yes, gratitude makes the heart sing ♫

Blessings each day ~ Maria

Maria said...

ps. I am grateful for the kind and very sweet comments you always leave for me ♥ I thank you

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Duchess the same sentiments to you my dear. This post was gorgeous. That is a kitchen to make memorable meals in. I loved getting your message last week. I do always think of you and you will always hold a special place in my heart. You were one person who reached out to me when I need it the most. I know how hard certain times are. For me it was Easter. My mum always created wonderful Easter memories, all which I took for granted. So, although we are far apart, you are cared for. I am so sorry to have been so neglectful. We need God to work on lengthening our days just a bit! Hugs to you xoxo deb

Vicki said...

Hello, dear friend,
I am thankful for your friendship, too. I hope this note finds you doing well. Have the loveliest of weekends, Duchess! Love and blessings, Vicki

Florence and Mary said...

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

Victoria xxx

Bernideen said...

there is an award for you at my blog!

maría cecilia said...

Completely beautiful, cozy and delicious!!!!!
Enjoy it dear Duchess,
Maria Cecilia

lisa said...

Emerson is my favorite. What a lovely and encouraging blog.
many thanks!

GWENDOLYN said...

Lovely!!
Have a great weekend.
Blessings!
Gwen

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Dear one. Could you pour some tea? Let us sit under the dappled light of a Spring day, for I am weary of late. I feel respite here. Strangely though I have only known this place a short while. It feels like dream of friendship and hush. I am blessed to know it and your grace and sweetness. Thinking of you and off I go to see the beauty of my children's faces. Blessings and light, may all be right, Amy

Mimi said...

HI sweet Friend!!!!
How are you!!!!
I have heard a rumor buzz out of England!!! Prince William and his darling girl friend Kate may announce their engagement this summer!!!!!
Oh I will be lining the streets of London on that wedding day!!!I will not miss that one!!!!!
I have loved him since he was born!!!!
What a Royal spectacle that will be, he is a fine YOUNG Prince!!!!
Like his wonderful Mummy!!!!
Well she was a Princess and Queen of my heart!!!!
Have a Blessed week end
hugs,
jamie

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

what a happy, pretty kitchen! it looks like a beautiful family should live there.
xoxo alison

Linens and Royals said...

That quiche looks delicious, and such a pretty setting...

Mara said...

'Morning dear Duchess! I've popped by you to wish you happy week end and found these touching words! Thank you my dear! Your posts are always eye candy and great contents!
Hugs!
Mara

BALLET NEWS said...

Darling Duchess, what a perfect, perfect quote. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

La Petite Gallery said...

I love Emerson..
We are getting huge strawberries at the market in Maine.
Thanks my blogging friend.

Yvonne
Have a nice Day.

La Petite Gallery said...

I love Emerson..
We are getting huge strawberries at the market in Maine.
Thanks my blogging friend.

Yvonne
Have a nice Day.

Strandkullen said...

Hello Duchess! My englisch is not so good but I try to write to You anyway. I really likes your beutiful pictures. Thank you for showing us them! Have a nice weekend. Hugs Semlan

The Red Umbrella said...

Delightful quote from Emerson! Thanks for that and your wonderful blog.

Angie's Recipes said...

Wish you a lovely sunny weekend!

Angie

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Beautiful looking as ever! Would love to be sitting there right now eating those delicious looking strawberries!
Have a lovely weekend
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

kimberlyshaw said...

Lovely quote, charming table setting, and a very pretty blog. So nice to meet you. Thanks for using my teacup card as a thank you at the bottom of your blog roll. I'm honored you chose to include my artwork on your gorgeous blog. Have a blessed day, looking forward to visiting again...

Poppies and Sunshine said...

This is such a cute setting! I would love to have tea there...

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Beautiful as usual...

I just wanted to let you know that I borrowed your idea for your son's b-day for my son.
Thanks for the great idea,
Joyce

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh that's where my polar bear went! I did wonder why he had hurried off and where he ahd gone, now I see he is safe at Rose Tea cottage, what a relief!

Happy sunny day to you all at Rose Tea Cottage,

Love Sarah x

cilla said...

My sweet Duchess how are you love ? i have missed you,stop by sometime on my site i have added some new recipes,if u know of anyone that would like to have a new website design let me know ,i would be glad to help them.. i hope my new site is will be up soon,blessings always,Cilla

Sweet Pearlie May said...

Duchess, you make my day with your gorgeous blog, sweet comments and all the divine eye candy!
Thank you for stopping at my little blog, I was thrilled to see you there...
Blessings to you and yours, dear Lady. xo
Peta

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such a beautiful post. I love the quote form Emerson. Blogging seems to sew all the kindred spirits together in such a sweet land.

Karen

Strandkullen said...

Hello again dutchess! Thank you for visiting me! It´s make me happy! You are welcome anytime! Have a great day!
Hugs semlan

Theresa said...

Oh how beautiful, the setting as well as the poem! I am so thankful for you too:) Have a MOST blessed day my friend and thank you for paying me a visit!

Juliette/Tiye said...

Dear duchess!I always watch your blog,it's quite enhanting and beautiful!But I have a question for you,how can you take pictures for both page,so how can be pictures at left and at right in the blog?And from where are these beautiful pictures?
Sorry,my English is not so good,i'm Hungarian..

Mary Lee said...

those pictures are sooooo cute :) the colours are very bright and lovely :) i love it.

Kittie Howard said...

My dear Duchess, when you have a moment, please stop by my blog as I'm delighted to have an award for you!

Rita said...

My dearest Dutschess,
i've got something for you over at my blog. Try and pop over when you can.
until then,
hugs
rita

Taj Acosta said...

What a blessing to read your words and quotes! Hope you have a wonderful week doll! xoxo

xinex said...

Gorgeous photos, Duchess! Is that a quiche or a pastry? It looks so good!...Christine

OneCraftyFox said...

I'll be dropping by for a spot of tea at half past four :)

Nellie's Cozy place said...

HI DUCHESS,
JUST CHECKING IN TO SEE IF YOU ARE DOING OKAY?? HOPE ALL IS WELL AND THAT YOUR DEAR FRIEND IS GETTING GOOD RESULTS FROM HER CANCER TREATMENT.
PRAYING FOR YOU,
BLESSINGS, NELLIE

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