Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




Where there are friends there is wealth
~ Plautus


Friendship, thoughtfulness, prayers, best wishes, caring advice and kind comments, all of these and more, you have given me without measure. I thank you with tons of love and deeply felt gratitude.

My lovelies I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend. I am happy to report I celebrated Easter free of migraine, had a fabulous time, ate way too much food and overdosed on chocolate. On Saturday, I bumped into an old friend, and now I am off to have lunch with her (the eating never stops). Wishing you a marvellous week my darlings.

67 comments:

Inspiration in Italy said...

Those photos look delicious and overdosing on chocolate sounds good to me! :) So glad to hear your migraine is gone, and I love your comments here about friends. You are truly a wonderful friend and an inspiring one for sure! :) Beautiful post as always, Duchess.


Rachel

skippinginthemeadow said...

i am so happy to hear your migraines have abated and that you had a lovely easter :o) your photographs are totally delectable as always...your tea table a fragrant, warm, inviting, elegant delight.

lots of love to you sweet Duchess xxx

sumea

ilovemyhouse said...

Love the pictures. Ate too much at Easter as well (who hasn't?).iloveyourblog thanks for following mine.Have a lovely lunch!I'm off to work :( xx

Susan said...

Oh what beautiful foods! They would be too hard to resist! Have a delightfuol lunch. So glad you're feeling better!
Blessings!

Catherine said...

So glad you are feeling better and had a wonderful Easter!

Bee~Content Cottage said...

egads! migraines...something in the air maybe? I had one too.
So glad they are gone...enjoy the lovely week ahead dear duchess!

BALLET NEWS said...

Darling Duchess I wish you the most wonderful week too. And how about these thoughts to chew on : 'love the questions and maybe you'll live your way into the answers". My quote of the week from the poet Rilke. You do have the most wonderful buch of friends and are an inspiration.

Michela said...

Dear Duchess, hope you have a great time catching up with your old friend! Have a good week xxx

Angie's Recipes said...

The photos look so spring, warm and delightful!

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Sweet greetings from Frog Hollow Farm. So happy to hear that you had a nice Easter without that migraine - I have a friend who also suffers from them - just not fair. Beautiful, elegant post! Thanks for the eye candy and stay well! Ciao, bella!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I just happened upon your beautiful, beautiful blog. I hope you are over the migraines by now and are up and about.
Such lovely photos! So inspiring. I'll be back for more, I am a new follower!
Yvonne

Kissed by an Angel said...

Dear Duchess, gorgeous photographs!!! I am so glad to hear that your migrains have departed, and that you had a fabulous Easter!
Keep well and have a wonderful week!!!
xxxx

Federica said...

wow che meraviglia!!! complimenti!! ciao!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Duchess... wishing you a beautiful time with your friend... that strawberry treat looks sooo yummy!... xoxo Julie Marie

Katy Noelle said...

I thought of you and I am so very glad that you felt better in time for Easter. Not only did you feel better, but you get to renew an old friendship. Hooray! Life is so good (and, apparently, very yummy for you too)!

Love, Katy Noelle xo

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Sounds like a Wonderful week!
I am happy for you that that awful migraine is gone! I hope for good!
Enjoy lunch with your old friend. Nothing better...
Joyce

Florence and Mary said...

So glad to hear you had a migraine free Easter. Sadly mine was the opposite and I spent it in bed feeling unwell!

Victoria xx

Mara said...

These pictures are so...YUMMY, dear Duchess!!! I'm happy to hear that you've spent a wonderful Easter!
Have a nice week!
Mara

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Duchess,
Your photos are so lovely and the only lamb I would ever eat would be the one in your photo! Glad you're feeling better. We had a lovely Easter weekend and the weather was exceptional! Please stop by for tea, my dear; would love to have you! Wishing you a splendid day and a week filled with sunshine!

Blessings,
Sandi

Maggie said...

Oh this looks so very yummy!

I'm glad you had a healthy Easter! I'm happy you're feeling better!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

I also had some over-doses... I love coming and viewing and reading your charm and inspiration......

rosenrot said...

Hhhhmmm liebe Duchess, deine Fotos sind einfach zum Anbeissen!!
Wie schön das Du Ostern so gut gefeiert hast, vielleicht lag es gerade an der Überdosis Schokolade das es Dir so gut ging ;-))
einen wunderbaren Wochenbeginn wünscht Dir
Marlies

fiberdoodles said...

Oh these are far to pretty to eat. I am so glad you are feeling better and have a wonderful visit with your friend.

Many blessings to you!

Francy said...

Happy Tuesday, Duchess! I'm happy to hear you had a wonderful weekend. These photos are so delicious and divine!

Michael Rivers said...

Glad you had a great weekend. I did as well. I hope your week is wonderful.

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am so glad you spent your Eastser migraine free my dear.

I ate WAY too much also and now I feel like a stuffed turkey :)

LuLu♥

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Duchess,
My goodness the goodies look so yummy! and so pretty to look at, but I would end up eating them all. How fun to meet up with an old friend, enjoy your time with her.
Take care and have a great week!
Big hugs, Elizabeth

parTea lady said...

So glad you're feeling better and that you had a wonderful Easter. The photos are lovely - I'd like a piece of that bread right now with my tea.

Have a lovely visit with your old friend.

Deborah said...

Swoonalicious! And zero points! How thoughtful of you. **blows kisses** Deb

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Duchess,
So happy to hear you are over those
dreadful migraines, and that you had such a lovely Easter!
I have to say we both share a love for pink........pink just makes my heart sing!! Don't know what it is,
maybe cause it is so feminine! and we are just girly girls!! lol
Hope you have a lovely luncheon with your old friend.
Blessings hon,
Nellie

Lee said...

Duchess,
As always your blog is beautiful...glad to hear you are feeling better.
Lee

sunshine said...

Oooo migraines are the worst. I suffer from them as well...

It sounds like you had a lovely weekend, I'm happy.
I hope that you have a lovely lunch with your friend. :)

All the best,
((Hugs))
Laura

Atelier de Charo said...

It's delicious!!! I'm glad you have a very happy Easter.

Hugs
Charo

koralee said...

So glad to hear you are feeling so much better...your images are amazing today..that strawberry tart is delightful.
My daughter is still having her on going migraine...home from school today. What do you do to help them go away????

Mandy Higgs said...

Hello Love!! Happy (late) easter blessings!
Toodles,
Mandy

Cori G. said...

Hello Darling Duchess,
I'm glad you had a lovely time without the migraine. Those things can ruin an otherwise enchanted day. Have fun with your friend and please eat a piece of chocolate for me "-).

Much love, Cori

Heavenly Housewife said...

Beautiful cakes :), those would surely keep me headache free. There is no aspirin better than sugar daaaaahling.
*kisses* HH

Renate said...

Wonderful words about friendship and the pictures make me speachless - fantastick!!! Where do you find them? I am so glad to hear that your migraine is gone. A big hug from your new friend Renate

Maggi said...

Glad you're feeling well! Have a beautiful day!

The Red Umbrella said...

OK, now I'm drooling!

Lucie said...

So glad to hear your migraine has passed - Hope you had a lovely meal with your friend. Love your post,as usual :) with love, Lucie x

Jenny said...

Glad you were free of the migraine... thats good news! Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog... would love to have you as a daily reader :D I think I overdosed on PEEPS ... those little yummy marshmallow bunnies :D so good! Have a nice lunch!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh my, that first pictures... I've never ever seen so much deliciousness, sweetness and gorgeousness in one picture before. Love love love it!

Have a happy day, sweet Duchess, oh and good luck on your '100 idealist' ;) xo

Rizzi said...

HELLO DUCHESS, I AM SO GLAD YOU ARE FEELING BETTER, AND SPENT YOUR EASTER SUNDAY WITHOUT PAIN. MY EASTER DAY WAS MUCH JOYOUS, WITH FAMILY ALL AROUND. I GET THAT WARM FEELING SEEING MY GRANDDAUGHTERS ENJOYING THEMSELVES HUNTING FOR EGGS. ENJOY YOUR LUNCH WITH YOUR FRIEND, AND START YOUR DIET TOMORROW. :)LADY RIZZI

Julie Harward said...

Hi there..thanks for your visit. You know I don't really know you or who you are or what you look like...but...I always can feel of your heart and it's always good. :D

Maria said...

Enjoying my tea while visiting ♥

I do love your photos of delicious tea treats...
I will look forward to your Victoria cake!
Good luck with it! I am a bread & pie baker... cake is always a miracle for me!
Blessings to you ~ Maria

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous pictures as usual. Good to hear the migraine is passed. Enjoy eating with your friend.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

All these yummies are just so tempting! Love your beautiful photos.
Patricia :o)

Selba said...

Have a nice week, Duchess :)

Elyse said...

greetings, duchess,

thank you so very much for the comment you left on my recent post. it really made my day.

i love meeting friends for coffee or a meal. it's always such a treat. just like the beautiful photos in your post.

enjoy!

xo
elyse

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Oh those horrid migraines. My husband suffers from them and so I know how awful they can be. I'm plesed to know you had a migraine free Easter dear Duchess. Have a fab week. xx

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Duchess,

Glad to hear that you had a happy Easter.
It is great that your headache has gone and you are feeling better.
The photos are beautiful and I would love to sit down with a cup of tea and enjoy some of the treats.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Mimi said...

Hi Dutchess!!!!
OH I did not know you suffered from Migraines, those are awful, I have never had one but my poor cousin has to take shots when she feels it coming on, makes her sooo sick.
I will say a Prayer for God to Heal you of this.
Easter week looked like fun at your place, went out with a friend, how fun!!!!
Aren't friends just the best????
I love all my friends those who I see often and those I feel connected too everyday here in blogland!!!!
You are the best!!!!
love ya sweetie,
jamie

Kristin said...

Good food, good company and good chocolate. Sounds like a recipe for fun to me!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour sweet Duchess,
Fabulous new you had a migraine-free Easter, so glad! Enjoy your luncheon, you deserve even more good food - and chocolate...
Mimi

Bluebell said...

Hello, I am so glad your migraines did not bother you over the weekend and how lovely to meet an old friend. A visit to your blog never fails to lift my spirits it is so beautiful.
Love Jillxx

karen said...

Gorgeous post!! I love yur blog, its beautiful!!! Hope you will pop by and say hellox www.sittingohsopretty.blogspot.com/

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Duchess, your photos are divine as you are! I am so happy you celebrated Easter without a dreaded migraine. That is a blessing.
xoxo
Bunny

Madelief said...

Dear Dutchess,

It's good to hear you had a lovely Easter! It must be horrible to have migraines....

Enjoy your new week!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Capricorn Soap Company said...

Duchess, so glad to hear you had a lovely Easter weekend.

having a cup of tea in honor of you!

Enjoy the rest of your week.

-Christina

GWENDOLYN said...

Those breads look devine to eat. yummo! How great to run into an old friend, I love when that happens.
Blessings!
Gwen

Kitty M said...

Yippee I am so pleased you managed to enjoy the Easter break and this is a lovely post Duchess.

A very timely quote for me to remember the important things, as I have been moaning all morning about having to chase clients to pay my invoices :-) x

Cooking with Laura said...

Duchess how did I miss this beautiful post. I am going to browse and see what else I have not seen. I am happy you enjoyed your Easter free of pain.

Laura

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Darling! the eating must never stop!


I repeat, N e v e r !!!!

have a great night...
and thank you for following my daughter's blog....she's thrilled!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Darling! the eating must never stop!


I repeat, N e v e r !!!!

have a great night...
and thank you for following my daughter's blog....she's thrilled!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Oh dear, I think I gave you the wrong message with my comment about the music. It's a lovely melody, maybe I was feeling a little blue when I listened to it. Nothing could keep me away from your delightful blog! By the way, if I was a city I would be glorious Firenze! Ciao, bella!

Roxanne said...

Hello, Duchess! What a beautiful place you have here...shall I cursey? I feel as though I've just been on a mini-vacation. So pink and pretty! Your photos are dazzling. Please visit my blog sometime, I love to paint roses!

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