Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




If I were a month, I would be May
If I were a day of the week, I would be Saturday
If I were a time of day, I would be sunrise

If I were the weather, I would be sunny with a soft breeze
If I were a direction, I would be north
If I were a scent, I would be Mimosa

If I were a tree, I would be a Cherry Blossom
If I were a flower, I would be a Peony
If I were an animal, I would be a bird

If I were a fine bone china, I would be a pink rose laced teacup
If I were a car, I would be a 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe
If I was a painting, I would be the La Modiste by Jean Béraud

If I were a drink, I would be Champagne
If I were a fruit, I would be cherry
If I were a dessert, I would be Lavender Crème Brûlée

If I were a perfume, I would be Clive Christian No. 1
If I were a gemstone, I would be an Emerald
If I were a castle, I would be Mey

If I were a musical instrument, I would be a violin
If I were a sound, I would be a bell
If I were a song, I would be Sway

If I were a colour, I would be pink
If I were an emotion, I would be joy
If I were a taste, I would be sweet

If I were a museum, I would be the Louvre
If I were a country, I would be England
If I could be
anyone, I would be me

And you darling?


77 comments:

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Hmm, if I were a drink I would be Mango Lassi and If I were a season, i would be Autumn and I were a fruit, I would be Mango and If I were a flower, i would be a prickly rose and If i were a stone, I would be a brilliant cut diamond..lol

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

The most brilliant and the most important sentiment in that entire lovely write up my darling, is that you would choose to just be YOU.....

there is nothing better than a world full of creative individuals who aren't afraid to just be themselves and not worry about fitting into a specific mold....

very lovely post!
I enjoyed 'reading to know you'...as someone once told me!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Hetty Summers said...

Duchess how do you come up with such brilliant post ideas? If I were a flower, I would be a rose. If I were a gem, I will be a ruby. If I were a drink, I would be a martini. Oh I can go on forever...love it.

Hetty xoxo

Kissed by an Angel said...

Dear Duchess, that was so lovely!! So wonderful to be deilghted to be yourself!!
xxxx

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, wonderful, wonderful! What a fun post. If I were anything, at the moment, I would be a bump on a log with a tissue in it's twiggy fingers. blah!

Do you know, I was thinking of doing something so extremely like this. I will tell you why. When I was in tenth grade, we had an assignment to write a poem like this. I remember it well. The mood muse had visited. I was a dog barking in the distance, a Mercedes in the driveway, smoke curling from the chimney and autumn leaves falling. That was 28 years ago. I have been waiting for the muse to hit again but, apparently, she prefers to be at your house instead. Are you plying her with tea and pastries and flowers? (She LOVES flowers you know!)

Well! NOW what do I do?! I suppose if she decides to visit, I will just have to fearlessly go on and be myself no matter what it looks like.

Dearest Duchess, it is more than great minds that think alike. It is, also, that great hearts cannot help but feel alike too! = )

Love, Katy Noelle xo

Maggie said...

Oh I love this! I would be a Cosmo if I were a drink......

Rosemary and Pink said...

Duchess, I am sitting here with a cup in hand browsing through blogland when your beautiful post popped at which time I knew I was in for a pleasant surprise and sweetie you I was right. I will give you just one sentence....if I could be anywhere at this moment, I would want to be at Rose Tea Cottage having tea with the Duchess.

Rosemary

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

This list is great, such lovely post!

Have a most wonderful day, dearest Duchess!! xo

Draffin Bears said...

Dear sweet Duchess,

How lovely it is to know you and I love your beautiful list that make up you and the lovely post you have written.
Many of those I love too.

I hope that you are having a wonderful and happy week.
Hugs
Carolyn

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Duchess... if I were a month, I too would be May, that is the month I was born in... and yes, I would be me as well... just the way I am... now no longer caring what others may think of me just being "me"... xoxo Julie Marie

Rizzi said...

DUCHESS, DUCHESS, YOU OUT DID YOURSELD AGAIN. WHAT A MARVELOUS POEM. IF I WERE A FLOWER I WOULD BE A VIOLET, MY SCENT LAVENDAR, MY DRINK CHAMPAYNE, I TOO LOVE CHAMPAYNE, MY GEMSTONE A DIAMOND. I COULD GO ON AND ON. WHAT A GREAT POST, AND YOU WROTE IT SO WELL, AND YOU ARE YOU.... LADY RIZZI

Taj Acosta said...

If I were a flower I would be an orchid. If I were a place I would be Hawaii! Love this post! You are the endless beaty maker! xoxo

Heather Jensen said...

What a lovely post! It is nice to learn what you would be. I have alot of similar favorites...just a few different. :)

xxx

Atelier de Charo said...

So nice post, if I were a fruit it would be a strawberry!!!

Hugs
Charo

Debbie said...

If I where your neighbor I would hug you today!~ Good day Duchess, I love your kind post, so thoughtful:)

Jeannette said...

Thank you Duchess for that fun exercise. It really made me sit and think about what I love and what I would be like. I loved reading all your thoughts and finding out a little more about you. How ingenious.

I was so inspired, I wrote out an entire response on my blog. You can see it here if you'd like.
http://musingsofaclassichousewife.blogspot.com/2010/04/if-i-were-by-rose-tea-cottage.html

Shelia said...

Oh, Duchess, how wonderful! This is just lovely and Dear One, you be you! I think I'll be me! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a lovely poem and picture!
I would be a peony right along with you!
Sweet and ruffly and girly!
Yvonne

Beth said...

What a lovely post, dear Duchess! If I were a flower, I would be a lupine...if I were a season, I would be summer...if I were a color, I would be blue. Thanks for sharing your poetry and have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Beth

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

What a Wonderful Post! I agree with your choices, especially the Peony.
Love,
Joyce

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh that was beautiful darling Duchess, just like you.

The picture of course...is perfect.

Hope you are doing well, I've been away and on the go abit so hoping things will calm down now!
xoxo DJ

Elyse said...

oh, so fun!

if i weren't so sleepy i would attempt to reciprocate my own list so for now, i will simply enjoy yours.

thoughts of sweet smelling mimosas ...

xo
elyse

koralee said...

Love this today my friend...thank you for your sweetness my friend concerning my daughter...I am having trouble finding your email...so I will just leave you mine..kmteichroeb@hotmail.com. Thank you so so much...I can't wait to hear what you have to say. Your kindness touches my heart. xxoo

Maria said...

Your list is fabuleux!
Lavender creme brulé sounds délicieux!
and
everything else sounds magnifique!

It was fun learning about you this way!
*Blessings Always*
~Maria

Francy said...

Ooh, I did a very similar questionnaire on my blog a few weeks back. It's so interesting to see how these sentences are completed!

Mimi said...

HI!!!!
I love those answers!!!!
Those are so perfect and I can see you being all of those!!!!
I also would be PInk, I would be fall, and I would be Tuesday!!!!
hugs,
jamie

Bella said...

Duchess, I sooo love your post! I just love all your answers. If I were a flower, I would be a daisy and if I were a perfume, I would be Burberry London. :)

Deanna said...

Dearest Duchess,
I luvd this post!!!!!
I'll have to give this some thought.

Our peonies bloom in the month of May here in Kansas. I luv them. They remind me of my childhood...my Mom grew them. They were about the only plant she had plus purple Lilac Bushes in our backyard.

God Bless,
d

Selba said...

Oh Duchess... I really love this post! It's sweet and also really a good way to know you more.

Guess what? More than 1/2 of my answers will be exactly like yours ;)

Debbie said...

If I were a tree I would also be a Cherry Blossom :)

Jolie Rosie said...

Precious Duchess,

I love this posting of yours. You have an expensive taste precious one. If I was a flower I would be a Dahlia, if I were a scent I would be vanilla and if I could I would want to meet you Duchess.

Granny's Place said...

Love it love it love.
Enjoy your day dear friend.
Madelon

Heavenly Housewife said...

If I were a drink I'd be diet coke.
If I were a colour, I'd be emerald green.
If I were a season, I would be summer.
If I were a flower, I'd be lilacs.
If I were a shoe, I'd be a Louboutin (of course LOL).
this is fun :D
*kisses* HH

skippinginthemeadow said...

oh, Duchess... that is exactly just how i think of you!
the sun is shining here i am happy to say :o) i think i will be out planting some little flower seeds in a short while, but wanted first to thank you for your visit yesterday and for introducing a friend to my blog. any friend of yours is most welcome to tea in the meadow ~ i shall bake them some of my special fairy cakes and serve them on my prettiest china.

sending warm hugs, sunshine and sweet april violets to you xxx

sumea

Susie's country cottage said...

What a lovely post. I enjoyed reading your 'would be's'. I think I would be the month of May too. It is the prettiest month in England...in my opinion anyway!
Susie X

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, Dearest Duchess, thank you so much!

Love, Katy xxoo

♥zoe♥ said...

Oh this is so beautiful!
Makes me so wanted to think of *if i were....:)
Brilliant one, you always have some beautiful treats for stopping by your lovely blog.
Brightest blessing to you my dear Duchess.

xoxo
♥zoe♥

rosenrot said...

What a wonderful post, hhhmm flower i love them all, fruit strawberry, drink its not easy... i don't now!!
but i love tea :-)) but its not a drink :-)))
Darling Duchess i hope you understand my comment
lots of hugs and kisses

Muneeba said...

The best part of that poem is the very last line ... so important for us to be happy with who we are! Key to leading a fulfilling life :)

Kelly said...

And you are perfect!!!!

Vicki said...

Hello, dear friend,
Loved your post! I always enjoy getting to know my friends better. I am with you in that I would rather be me than anyone else. I, too, would choose that rosy covered tea cup, nothing more beautiful, I don't think. I hope you have a marvelous rest of the week and a beautiful weekend, Duchess. Love to you! Vicki

Sher said...

How sweet! If I were a tree or a flower, I would be a cherry blossom and peony too:)

xx

Cooking with Laura said...

Duchess if I were a dessert, I would be a chocolate cake with berry filing, if I were a flower, I would be a daisy, If I were a car, I would be a corvette and if I were a country I would be America.

Laura

MelMel said...

Hello!
Thank you for the lovely comments you have left me recently.....:>)))
I'm hoping to see my dear little Nephew this weekend.....
Today I've been working in a baby room in a nursery...I'm aching from holding wee babies......they were all crying....it breaks my heart....I love to see happy jolly babies....they must have been missing their mummies n daddies....xx

LeShabbytique..Always said...

this really great! If I were a flower I would be a tulip..if I were a season I would be fall, if I were a fruit I would be strawberry, If I were a drink I would be a Pina Colada, if I were art I would be Icart..if I were a stone most surely a Diamond! wow this could go on and on! I love it..great Blog!

paperbutterfly said...

God has truly blessed you with wonderful gifts and you have blessed all of us in turn.
As I started to contemplate how I would answer each line I realized how many things in life are so precious to me. I just couldn't narrow down a list. I thank God for all these things and for your inspirational post.
Blessings, Pam

xinex said...

Cool and lovely! I would be a diamond for sure if I were a gem...Christine

Marilyn said...

Love your list. I did this not to long ago, but there were some different things on my list.

Uzbe Girl said...

Duchess i vork on blog
shourt me blog 2

Olga

Mirieux said...

Duchesse j'ai été en déplacement pour affaires et ne vous ai pas visité dernièrement. Je vois que je n'ai pas vu beaucoup de postes. Je suis content pour être de retour à votre blog.

Smitten by Britain said...

I love this Duchess. I'm going to nick it and do my own, linking back to you of course. Just emailed you but in case you don't get it, go ahead and send me your guest post. I can run it next week. Please include any images you want me to use and email to smittenbybritain@hotmail.com
Bless u. xx

Beatnheart said...

What a beautiful sentiment Duchess..and I believe every word...you seem a woman that is truly content with herself...lucky, blessed you..

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm Girl! This was such a lovely post, but the music made me sad. It's both lovely and haunting. Hope all is well my dear. Ciao, bella!!

Cornflake said...

I'm a quintessential English girl, my family grew up with some of our Royals (making me a complete Monarchist) and I just found your blog and love it! :-)

Nishalim said...

Darling, I love this post of yours....luv it luv it luv it!

Casa Bella said...

Oh dear Duchess, you never cease to amaze me. Every time I visit your blog, I'm uplifted. Thank heavens for people like you. Blessings.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

If I were a color I would be pink as well, and if I were a flower I would be wisteria, and if I were a drink I would be lemonade, and if I were a fruit I would be a mango. If I were a season I would be Spring.
If I could be anyone, I would be me too! I am quite happy being me.
That was a lovely and fun post.
Hope you are doing well, no more
icky migraines.
Blessing Duchess,
Nellie

Terra said...

That is a charming post, wherein you shared some insights in to what makes you "you".

Noche de verano said...

Dear Duchess, what a lovely way to let us know you a bit more, this enchanting person who delight us with amazing and sweet posts every week.Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Kisses and hugs.

Fireflies said...

I am a new follower and a fan. This is a fun post. You and I Duchess are so much alike. 90% of your answers I agree with. Thank you for hosting this blog.

Ariadone said...

What lovely sweet tea you serve, My Lady.
Lieve groeten ( Dutch )
Godeliva van Ariadone

Nora Johnson said...

Wonderful post as always, darling Duchess!
btw didn’t include you in the current awards list over at my place cos it’s just for recently discovered blogs and I’ve known you ~ and yr wonderful blog ~ for oooh ages!!
Must rush now- am off on business! Have a lovely day!
In haste
XOXO LOLA:)

Angela Burman said...

Duchess I loved your poem so much that it has inspired me to think how I could incorporate "If I was a ..." into my artwork somehow. It's given me lots to think about my lovely friend. In answer to your request about the feature. I would be honoured and delighted.
Love and hugs
Angie xx

Mara said...

This post is brilliant, Duchess! It's a lovely way of getting to know you better!!
Hugs!
Mara

Samantha said...

Love this poem. Also love your blog. It has such a warm atmosphere that makes me just want to go for a walk in one of my towns beautiful gardens which are right now blossoming with cherry blossoms. Beautiful!
xx,
http://www.onceuponafad.blogspot.com

Tangerine Fairy said...

So glad to come here for some tea and beautiful words :) Just what I needed..Thank you Duchess!

Have a great weekend :)

Dianne said...

If I were a blog I would be yours. I found your blog today for the first time and I have to tell you what it meant to me. Life has been sad for awhile, but looking at and reading your blog made me happy today. Thank you for that.

GWENDOLYN said...

This is really lovely... I would be a peonie too.
Thanks for sharing.
Gwen:)

Dumbwit Tellher said...

My favorite line sweet Duchess, that if you could be anyone, you'd be YOU! I've been so bad at reading your lovely blog & keeping in touch. I've missed you. This was a truly lovely post as it is always a delight to know you better. I hope life is treating you with white gloves this week and the weekend all the more. Just know I'm always thinking of you and sending you love xoxo

Princess Laura Lis said...

Wonderful!!! I love every post you sharing with us! and Happy Easter may dear Duchess!!

Rhondi said...

What a delightful post. If I were a season I'd be spring

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Duchess,
I'm glad you are you! You're lovely just the way you are.

Blessings,
Sandi

Karen said...

Oh my goodness I love this post. (course I love all your posts so . . . DUH!) But I think I might have to copy it over and post it on my blog as well! I love each and every question! Would you mind? And I soooooo agree with Carmelina, isn't it fabulous just to be US!
Have a wonderful day and let me know if I may copy your questions!
Thanks much! Karen - Some days are diamonds

linda said...

Hello Dear Duchess,
what a lovely post i just love to look at your wonderful photos they are all so pretty.I never really thought of what i woul be but i think i would be a Daisy they seem so happy and cheerful:)If i was a drink i think i would be earl gray it is so wonderful to smell and relaxing.If i was a stone i be a rock instead like the rock of jabrolter
so everyone could depend on me.If i was a tree i would be a dogwood they are so pretty .Well now you have me going but i will stop.Thank you for trying to come over but Debbie is the bloger in the family your kind words just touch my heart:)

Sasha {Everything Fabulous} said...

ohhh love it!! I am always playing this game with my kids....never thought about blogging it!! plus darling you are so charming..your answers are too cute!!

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Mrs. Mootz said...

I found this on "Musings of a Classic Housewife" and thought it was a beautiful exercise. I'm a little late in the game, but I just had to post what I would be!

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