Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four

Oh, spring came to my garden
And caught it unaware
Wearing just a few tiny blossoms
In desperate need of care

But when spring left my garden
Its work so deftly done
Many, many hyacinths
Were dancing in the sun

My darlings dance your way through a lovely Sunday.


Draffin Bears said...

Dear Duchess,

Your place must be lovely, now that Spring has arrived. Gorgeous photos and post.
Congratulations, dear friend on all your Awards ~ you so deserve them.

Happy weekend

Tennis Girl said...

Hi Duchess,
The teapot and cups look like the "Mayflower" pattern. So pretty.

Deanna said...

Spring Blessings to you Duchess!
May you have a sweet day.

Lovely post and always a delight to stop by your place in the beautiful Rose Tea Cottage!!!

God bless,
d from homehaven

Snigdha said...

Lovely pics..enjoy the spring. May God bless you .

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Duchess... how lovely! Besides pink, lavender is my very favorite color, in flowers as well... wishing you a beautiful Sunday... xoxo Julie Marie

Stitch and Roses said...

I am dancing Duchess to a very nice tune. I love the purple color and the tea table so beautiful. You have excellent taste Duchess. Have a nice and fun weekend.

Lady A

Vicki said...

Hello, dear friend,
I love springtime! Your photos are so gorgeous and capture spring so beautifully. I hope you have the loveliest of weekends. Vicki


Happy Saturday Duchess, the tea display looks lovely. I am looking forward to warmer weather so I can get outside with a cup of tea or coffee. XO MARY

Francy said...

Lovely photos! I need to get my hands on some macarons soon...

Miss Gray said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Lovely words!

Karen Sullivan said...

Happy Sunday to you too dear Duchess. I made myself a pot of orange blossom tea and thought of you. It was delicious, wish you were here to share it with me.


Dustjacket Attic said...

Delightful post darling Duchess, you have such a knack for the beautiful in photo's and words.

xoxo DJ

Dragonfly said...

Beautiful picture!! Love the purples :-)

Heavenly Housewife said...

Have a great weekend daaaaaaahling.
Love, HH
p.s. just noticed this morning that my apple trees are getting new leaves. Maybe spring really is coming (so hard to tell in England LOL.)

cilla said...

helo my dear friend have a nice Sunday stop by soon love Cilla

Strandkullen said...

So lovly when spring arrived...Wonderful pictures!
The te table is lovly too. Have a nice day. Hugs semlan

Angie's Recipes said...

Dear Duchess, your garden looks so pretty!

Have a lovely sunny weekend!

Hetty Summers said...

Sweet Duchess I am back. I was away for few days visiting my parents. I missed you and your blog. I love the colour and the poem, so springie and lovely. Have a lovely weekend and keep dancing Duchess.

Hetty xoxo

Pea Green Kitty said...

Mmmmmm Macarons! x

Catherine said...

So beautiful! Can I join you sipping tea at that pretty table!?:)

Hope you have a lovely day!

Rose said...

I always feel like hosting a high tea of my own when I come over to your blog. Lovely little poem.


All things nice... said...

Why thank you Duchess, I hope you have a wonderful Sunday too :) Another wonderful image you have there, so elegant as always.

All things nice...

Ines said...

I wish you a sunny and happy Sunday, my lovely Duchess!

Oh- these are MY favourite colours! I love pink- but this wonderful blue - with a little shine of lilac combinated with white is the best thing, to get my mood happy:-)
But the little goodies with lemongreen are looking very tasty, too!

You are the goddess of decoration!

A wonderful, loveley table- I imagine, to sit by your side- with a good cup of tea and we talk about wonderful things...

So let´s dance through this sunny Sunday- I am in a good mood today :-)

Love and kisses- Ines

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Such a lovely setting for tea! Beautiful as always.
Blessing to you,

Hamptontoes said...

I love the photos. Beautiful images.

Debbie said...

And a Blessed Sunday to you Duchess, I can taste the tea and treats all the way here~:)

Heather Jensen said...

Spring is my favorite season. Everything is coming back to life from Winter. I love seeing all the flowers bloom. :)

Happy Sunday to you also.

Maggie said...

Ah dancing here will involve a tango with raindrops!

Enjoy your Sunday, m'dear!

Anonymous said...

Sunday is my favourite day of the week. I hope yours is a beautiful one Duchess.

Sher said...

Oh, how I wish for a quiet little afternoon tea with friends such as yourself, enjoying macarons and sipping hot tea:)

Hope you're having a beautiful Sunday dear!


Ingrid DeVilliers said...

Dear Duchess

I love the purple flowers and what a beautiful photograph! I would love to have tea in that beautiful setting!

North West London Girl said...

Dearest Duchess, I'll take a macaroon if I may, they look delicious. Hope your Sunday has been peaceful xx

Kissed by an Angel said...

Dear Duchess
I hopw your Sunday is as wonderful as you are!!


Yes ! dancing in the sun.. Wonderful idea any day of the week Darling Duchess !

Jolie Rosie said...

Precious Duchess I wont be coming to your blog because as of Wednesday I have started weight watchers and your blog precious one is too tempting. I am just joking precious nothing can keep me away from your blog.

Dancing Rosie

Anonymous said...

I don't know where you get those pictures but I love them!

Jeanne said...

Duchess, your post is pure delight. I love the royal family on your side bar as well. Your lovely tea is right up my alley. Now I will have to make some tea. But what will I do now? I don't have a lovely cookie, biscuit or pretty sandwich to eat. sigh.

Happy spring and pink Sat.
Hugs, Jeanne

linda said...

Dear Duchess,
Looks like spring has sprung at your lovely cottage .Congrats on your awards.You have a lovely site to behold:)

The Vintage Kitten said...

Have a lovely Spring evening Duchess X

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Oh,my sweet,dearest Duchess...
´´Dance you way through a lovely sunday...´´
Only you can to say those inspirational words,my lovely Friend!-)*

It sounds phantastic Duchess, because a dancing peoples are very happy peoples and the dance is an amazing way to express themselves in all emmotional situations in the life!-)))*

My Love and hugs,

karen said...

Hello Duchess, I did dance today funnily enough, whilst I was ironing, then my little master Darcy joined in and before you know it we were really going for it around the lounge!! Have a great weekxxxxxxxxxx

Kelly said...

Lovely post!!! Hope you and your family are feeling better and doing well xxxxx

Katy Noelle said...

OOooooooooo! I don't want to comment, I want to stare at those visions forever! Two "simple" pictures and a poem and you've made me very happy again. I was exhausted and low and, now, I am going to dance my way back over to my china cabinet that I was dusting when I discovered that a little mouse had gotten into the bottom of it and I had to pull out ALL of the china and rewash it and now I have to put it all back .... I think that I need to go stare at those photos some more! You know, my favorite color is purple and that will make everything alright again.

Thank you, Duchess! You've picked me up!

Love, Katy xo

Rita said...

Dear Duchess,
your garden looks lovely and spring is adding a whole lot to it.
I love your tea table display: If I'm not mistaken yout tea set looks like a blue and white transferware: my favorite.
I you have a wonderful taste an your macarons look so inviting... and the color of yor photo is definitely a marvel. all tha green and lavender.
viisting rose tea cottage is always the a great pleasure and a magic adventure.
hope you had a great weekend.
mine was a little boring with a lot of house chores to attend to aftr a longg week at work which left me hardly any time to take proper care of my home. today it looks much better.
congrats on all your awards: each of them so much deserved.

Tracy said...

Dear Duchess
The pictures you have shared as well as this lovely poem are like spring it self...Yes welcome spring!

Marilyn said...

Thanks for the reminder to DANCE. I need to dance through the week too. Blessings!

Viola said...

Hello Duchess,

When can I have afternoon tea with you in your cottage? Your food looks delicious!

Rizzi said...


Marlene said...

Happy SPRING dear Duchess. Thank you for all the beautiful posts you bring us. It's a pleasure everytime I open your blog.

Bluebell Woods said...

where do you find the beautiful cakes? I went to a cake festival and took pictures (EnglishSpiritsPrettyThings) but I would love to be able to see where yours came from so that I could have pictures. They would make lovely drawings or watercolours.

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