Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




My Summer Favourites...
Sun-drenched days and starlit nights
Picnics by the creek
Reading romance novels whilst sipping
Bellinis
Afternoon tea in the garden
Building sandcastles whilst watching waves foaming at the shore
Strawberries and peaches
Napping in the afternoon
Sleeveless cotton floral dresses
Pink toenails
Dreamy, creamy Cornish ice cream

And yours darling?

119 comments:

Thyra said...

Just looking at your lovely pictures and feeling luxurious.

ilovemyhouse said...

That just about sums it all up! Those icecream scoops on top of each other is a piece of art and they must taste good too. XX

Natasha said...

I wish it was summer over here in Australia when I read this Duchess!

Have an ice cream for me!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Ines said...

Darling-

good to read, that you feel good and that you are able to enjoy the summer.

Bellinis- mmmmmmmmmmmmh...

I enjoy my garden, when the sun is shining- lying there with my doggie and my old cat - with my daughter- enjoying the warm air... a little pause in my deckchair is like heaven...

I enjoy it to wear sandals (highheels- of course) - swimming naked in the sauna pool- the sun is drying my skin, while I am lying in the deckchair- and I get energy in this way for the whole week... I love pepperminttea, when it´s hot- going with my daughter in the city- buying glitter necklaces for wonderful summerdresses... and darling- I bought a big sunhat- ok, one of many I have- in white with black tender stripes so lovely :-))

I love it to read from you- your wonderful inspirating posts and photos...

God always blesses you, my wonderful friend.
I think of you-
Love and kisses- Ines

Musing in the Meadow said...

Darling Duchess, you named all my favourites, I will only have to add swimming to the list.

Margo

Heavenly Housewife said...

My summer favourites are eating ice cream, sunshine, sandals, and not having to wear a jacket.
Missed you daaaaahling.
*kisses* HH

Dragonfly said...

I wish I was having summer too :-) I'm really missing ice cream!

cilla said...

My sweetDuchess how are you sweetie ? good i hope.i have been thinking of you and your sweet friend.stop by soon gentle hugs cilla

cilla said...

my summertime favorites are,nice walks in the evening at the park,fresh peaches and making home made ice cream,so much more to list.but most of all sharing my thoughts with my special friends here :)cilla

Florence and Mary said...

Ooh well they sound delightful but might I ask for cornish ice cream with strawberries instead of cream??

Victoria xx

Zaira said...

All my summer favourites are being away for a while and enjoy some free time with friends! and it's coming soon. Lots of love for you xoxo

Strandkullen said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....looks very delightful! mmmmmmmmmmmmm...icecream... that is summer! Hugs semlan

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Oh, all of what you mentioned is wonderful! I would add:
Swimming in a beautiful lake or the ocean,
painting outside,
dinner with friends on the terrasse
watching the stars on a warm nightsky,
picking flowers and fresh herbs,
walking barefoot in the grass,
being lazy in the sun ...
i just LOVE summer!
Have a lovely day, dear Duchess!

La Petite Gallery said...

I would say Fishing, boating in sparkling waters. Watching the
kayak's coming up the cove, with
the sound of laughter floating across the water. Painting by the shore, picking flowers.
yvonne

R Montalban said...

Oh your photographs are just so pretty and feminine - love it.

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm. Loved everything you listed on your post - bellinis are just so delicious - I think that they should be part of the major food groups! Some things I love about summer here at Frog Hollow Farm are hot,sunny days, the scent of honeysuckle in the air, the sound of bluejays squawking as they fly from tree to tree, our raspberries ripening in the garden, the smell of tomatoes on the vine, and watching the Cinderella pumpkins plumping up as the grow. Hope all continues to improve with you and your friend. Oh, I forgot to mention ice cream cones (strawberry or peach) !!
Ciao, bella!

Serena said...

We are in the midst of our winter in sub-tropical Queensland but we will still have ice-cream for dessert in this household. That pic of the ice-cream scoops looks delectable! YUMMY!

Madeline's Album said...

I love swimming in my pool. Sitting on my swing watching the cars go bye. Watching my grandkids having fun in the pool. Your ice cream scoops look so good as does the other dessert you pictured. Have a blessed day.

Tina Eudora said...

Oh Duchess I would love to be there walking through your garden and then sitting down to a lovely ice cream and then a bracing cup of tea. Sigh!
Tina xo

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I LOVE Everything about summer!!!
The sounds, the smells, being able to go barefoot, flip-flpos, no coats, Hot Hot Sunny Days, grilling out... So much! It is most definitely my Very Favorite time of year. :)

Thinking about you. Many thoughts and prayers to you!

Joyce

Smitten by Britain said...

How did they get those ice cream scoops to stay one on top of the other. That's amazing?
I'm afraid I have difficulty enjoying the summer. I have terrible allergies and I don't do well in extreme heat. I do however prefer it to freezing my bum off. I do love good strawberries though and a nice watermelon.My favorite time of the year is the autumn, which will be here before we know it. Good to hear from you Duchess.

parTea lady said...

What luscious dessert pics. You have mentioned most of my summer favorites. When I was growing up summer meant trips to the cottage and swimming and fishing in the lake. I still look forward to summer vacation.

Hope you are well and that your friend is doing better.

Felicity said...

oh their my faves too, especially the beach and cornish ice cream! floiss xx

tina said...

Ah, summer...the tcik-tick-ticking of the sprinkler in the garden.....and, of course, pink toes :)

koralee said...

Such a lovely post! Now I am really looking forward to my Summer months off...I am going to make everyday count. Miss you so so much my friend...xoxoxoox Prayers and hugs are always being sent your way. xoxoxoo

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

The sound of music drifting through open windows...

Crickets and tiny frogs singing in the night...

(That ice cream pic is so sweet!)

A Hopeful Heart said...

You have painted such a beautiful picture with all those lovely summer joys.

Rose said...

ohhh how im missing the warm weather! Its getting colder and colder here in Adelaide.
Gorgeous photos as always Duchess.
Hope you have a glorious week!

Rose

Kelly said...

Your blog always makes me smile. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures and thoughts.

Sue Jack Designs said...

So loved hearing from you, Duchess.... and am happy your friend is home resting. I will continue to send prayers to both of you....
My summer days are similar to yours, but also include canoeing on Grand Lake in Colorado, feeding and watching the hummingbirds, fly fishing, hiking in the mountains and putting puzzles together with my daughters and mother...the last of which is my favorite!

Katy Noelle said...

Fireworks, fireflies and ice cream!!! I usually get the last two for my birthday and, that, and gentle time with my family, is as good as a shower of diamonds and pearls!

Love to you, dear Duchess!

Deborah said...

Such a delight to visit you, Beloved Duchess! Just dreamy... **blows kisses** Deb

Deanna said...

Dear Duchess, Blessings to you!
I will have to paint my toenails pink today because this just sounds like something wonderful.

Summer fun includes
drinking cherry limeades
eating homemade vanilla ice-cream
shopping at thrift shops for their bargains
time well spent with family
kissing grandbabies cheeks
strolling in the cool of the evening
taking photographs
and blogging!

Sending well wishes to you and praying all is going well.
d

Mariette said...

I'd just want to join and sit there for looking at such wonderful colour palette... Gorgeous!
Sending you lots of sunny moments from Georgia/USA

MariettesBacktoBasics

Heather Jensen said...

All your favorites sound wonderful. I sure do miss the beach. One of my favorites is all the beautiful flowers and the sweet baby birds. :)

Hetty Summers said...

Duchess you have done it again, another brilliant post. You know my weakness has always been ice cream and bellinis and if these two are on any season list, then the season is my favourite (you also know I dislike summer, can't stand the heat!!!). Talk to you later.

Hetty

Gloria said...

I lve all these! look absolutely beauty and lovely!!

Loe Ice cream ever and ever!! huggs

Rizzi said...

HELLO MY DUCHESS,
WITH A WONDERFUL LIST LIKE THAT YOUR SUMMER SHOULD BE LOVELY. I LOVE THE SMELL OF THE OCEAN, COLLECTING SHELLS,SANDCASTLES,THE NOISE THE FROGS MAKE IN THE POND, AND THE BEAUTIFUL SOUND OF THE WHIPPOORWILL AT 8:30 PM EVERYNIGHT.
SO HAPPY TO SEE YOUR POSTING. PRAYERS FOR LADY R, YOUR DAD, AND YOU. LADY RIZZI

All things nice... said...

Duchess,

What lovely images, thanks for sharing, sorry I havent posted in awhile, hope all is good with you :)

All things nice...

Pauline said...

Dear Duchess, drool, drool. Sounds like you're really enjoying the summer; so am I :o)
God bless you, sweet friend.

tea time and roses said...

Your blog is truly a place of beauty.

Smiles....

Beverly

Marilyn said...

What lovely favorites for summer. You have inspired me to think of summer favorites. Your pictures, as usual, are divine.

zurin said...

Such beautiful photos always.... You have such talent. they look like magazine covers! your posts make me sigh always..happy sighs of course.

Simply Colette said...

Me too! Summer dresses... ahh! You reminded of how wonderful pink toes sound. :) Much love, Duchess!

Susan said...

What a lovely list...
Our bluebird friend would call them "do its!" :) I too dream of sand castles, picnics, fresh berries, beautiful summer dresses, and hours of reading to my heart's content! Thank you for being so inspiring, sweet friend. Prayers for you and Lady R.
Blessings!

Marie-Ange said...

A toi aussi je souhaite un très bel été, lumineux, doux et tendre ... et beaucoup de soleil en prime.
Bisous de joli journée.
Marie-Ange

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love your summer favorites, Duchess!! Everyone is thinking alike today it seems with thoughts of summer! I love picnics and afternoon tea, strawberries, peaches, and floral dresses! Your whole list just sounds wonderful.
Thank you so very much for your comment. You are SO sweet. Your kind words made my day!! I just can't get over it. Thank you so much :)

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dearest Duchess,
I just love the image of the ice creams! Making homemade ice creams and sorbets is one of my favorite things to do in the summer!

With sweetest wishes for you and your loved ones,

Betty

Rosa Blu said...

Great pictures!!

Enjoy your day!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,my dearest Angel,Duchess!-)*

Hier by you is a beautiful summer wind...and SOoooo unbelievebly nice place to be!!!

Thank you billion time,my awesome Friend for you tuching me words:-)))*You immensly lovely email makes me smile and gives me a lot of pleasure,seeetheart Duchess!!!

Love and blessings every day for you,
***Violetta***

BALLET NEWS said...

what's not to love about Cornish cream ?

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Yummy post, Dutchess!
Yvonne

sunshine said...

I love your summer favourites! :)
Mine are,
~ wearing dresses all the time
~watching my kids play sports.
~fresh fruit
~reading romance novels outside in the sunshine.
~going for walks
~just how much more social life is in general when the weather is nicer.

((Hugs))
Laura

Maria said...

Dear Duchess,

Wishing you summertime refreshment ~

in the sky

in the garden

in your cup

on your plate

✿ Maria ✿

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Darling Duchess,

You have such an incredible way with words. "Sun-drenched days and starlit nights...Picnics by the creek." Today you leave me dreaming of relaxing and magical summer days more than ever. The photos are equally inspiring and gorgeous. I love everything about summer that you have mentioned here... I hope you are doing well Duchess.


Rachel

Ingrid De Villiers said...

Dear Duchess

So good to see another beautiful post of you! Oh it looks sooo delicious!!! What a lovely poem!
Ixx

Laura said...

How have you been lovely? And with so much royal news you must be enjoying your tea and gossip. Prince Albert is engaged? Amazing. Come stop by for a slice of San Francisco when have a chance? Tell me would you change your name for marriage?

Ingrid De Villiers said...

Dearest Duchess
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your beautiful kind uplifting words! Your words are going into a file that I keep and when someone is not kind to me I take out that file and read it and choose to believe what people like you said of me!!! You are very precious as well and I have to tell you that there are nights when I am awake and think of you and your friend and lift both of you up in my prayers!!
Blessings to you!!!
Ingridxx

Audra said...

Your beautiful posts brought tears to my eyes. I am so excited to have found your space. I've been feeling the need for some beautiful things in my days. Thank you!

Elyse said...

going to the ocean and smelling the fresh, salt air!

lovely, dreamy post, duchess.

happy summer ~

xo
elyse

Deb said...

Oh my, why have I never run across you blog before this?! So lovely; it is so late tonight I'll need to return tomorrow to view more. Beautiful and so well done...calming, actually!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Duchess,

Love all the pretty things you shared, that is going to make your summer beautiful!
Pink nails, summery dresses, all sounds great but over here it is raincoats and boots.
It will be 6 months before we can enjoy summer again.
Thank you for visiting me, I think of you often.
Have a lovely weekend, dear friend.
Hugs
Carolyn

Mimi said...

Hello to my dear sweet Duchess!!!!
I love so many of the same things!!!
Summer cotton dresses, my fave!!!!
And tea, iced for me of course!!!!
Prince Albert is engaged!!!!YEAH for this!!!
Now if Prince William asks for Kate's hand -- a true happy day for me!!!!
it is sooo very HOT here now!!!Summer is here!!!!112 and getting hotter, to hot to be in the pool even, but Miss C wanted to swim today so off we went!!!!
She was so thirsty after, drank 2 glasses of juice when we came it!!!
she is so adorable and says so many cute things now!!!Like NO WAY, 2 minutes MIMI and I of course say OK!!!!
She is getting so smart, sings a few songs even, twinkle twinkle and you are my sunshine, and that she is!!!!
hugs sweetie,
jamie

Kitty M said...

Dearest Duchess I wish you a peaceful summer and your friend a speedy recovery. What a gorgeous post, summer has always been my fave. I LOVE:
*Practicing yoga outdoors, feeling grounded with the grass beneath my toes
*Attending outdoor theatre at our local historical houses with a champagne picnic!
*Maxi dresses and pink Birkenstocks
*Planting (and eating) strawberry pots on the patio
*Placing a vintage blanket on the lawn, lying down in the moment and just listening to the birds and sheep in the field
*One scoop of black cherry icecream, one scoop of coconut in a sprinkle vanilla cone :-)
*Iced vanilla lattes ....

Julie Marie said...

Lovely thoughts on Summer Duchess... and my prayers continue for your dear friend... xoxo Julie Marie

Beatnheart said...

Dear Duchess, Thank you so much for your visit and kind comment on my blog. While reading your past posts, I found out about the sadness you are going through. Your friend is so blessed to have someone like you on her side during this trying time. You are someone that I look up to. Graciousness, manners, all the things many Americans lack. I’ll think of you as I try to behave myself!

Taj Acosta said...

These are great!! Have a great weekend doll!! xoxo

Mara said...

Dear Duchess! I'm happy that you're back here! Hope this means that Lady R is recovering good and fast!
To me summer is the season of freedom: freedom of doing whatever you like!!

Many hugs sweetie!
Mara

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh my, what gorgeous pictures, as always. I'm in for strawberries, lots of strawberries.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend with lots and lots of sunshine, dearest Duchess. xx

Esther Bisbal said...

My summer favourites are nice walks in the beach Costa Brava a very nice village, very nice beach, the sun, the boats, the colours....the mediterranean flavour!!!! Do you know? the fotos in my blog!!! My congratulations your blog are very beatiful!!!Kisses Esther

Dustjacket Attic said...

Hello darling, it was so lovely to hear from you, sorry it's taken a bit to get back but I'm very slow these days. I haven't had as much time, so my visiting is not what it once was.

My very best to your friend and you and yours, I do hope everything works out. It's so difficult to see someone dear suffer.

On a lighter note I hope the weather is beautiful and you are enjoy it and your garden.

hugs and xxxx DJ

Vicki said...

Hello, dear Duchess,
I love all of your thoughts on summer. To your list I would add watching butterflies flitting through my garden and hummingbirds buzzing by on lovely wings drinking a sip of nectar from my morning glories. I am praying for your friends speedy and full recovery. Thank you for stopping by for a visit. Your visits always brighten my day. Always a pleasure to visit your Rose Tea Cottage, sweet friend~ Sending lots of love and hugs your way~ Vicki

Barbara said...

Thank you so much for dropping by and saying hello ... that is so very sweet and kind of you!
I wish you a most wonderful, sweet weekend and summer as well.
Very best wishes,
Barbara

Kati said...

I just LOVE tea! I love tea cups and trying new kinds and having tea parties, anything related to having tea! I love your blog. It is so pretty and I will definately be coming back again.

My summer favorites are about the same as yours. I like almost all of those things.

My blog: http://katislittlecorner.blogspot.com/

m.e (Cathie) said...

good to hear you are feeling good sweet Duchess.
enjoy the summer, the icecream, the strawberries, afternoon tea & the warm sun.
sending you hugs from cold melbourne ♥

cilla said...

My sweet Duchess
i was so happy too hear from you.i'm doing well.i hope you are too sweetie,i have been praying for you and your sweet friend,always know im here for you and email me anytime if you need someone too talk to...i hope you have a nice weekend,and again thank you for stopping by your comments always make me smile.sending you gentle hugs cilla

Boonsong said...

My alltime favourite is:
Eating spicey pappaya salad with my family during lunch break in the rice paddy.

Thanks for an enchanting post.

This message is sent with respectful regards and best wishes from Boonsong

The Red Umbrella said...

I love that tower of ice cream!

Susan said...

Dear Duchess~
Stop by if you can, I'm having a little giveaway!
Blessings!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

How I love that photo of the stacked ice cream scoops! Of course, everything you post is pure eye candy. ♥

I've been out of the loop a bit with visiting..I do hope you'll drop by when in the neighborhood. :0)

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

Rita said...

My dearest Duchess,
thank you for popping in. I must apologized for having rarified my visits to my bloggy friends, as well as my posting, due to a lack of time and, I must admit, energy. I've been feeling quite blue over the past months and the medications I've been taking for nearly a year and a half now for my depression do not seem to help a wee bit. hope the summer will bring me some of the energy I'm lacking now in order to get my life back on track.
So sorry to hear about Lady R. My prayers go to her for a winning battle against cancer and to her family that they may have the strength they will need to help go thru chemo.
A big hug and a fab rest of the weekend.
rita

maría cecilia said...

Darling Duchess, I needed to come for a visit, I needed the best inspiration, and I´m so happy I came!!!! Wonderful as always!!!!
cariños,
maria cecilia

A 2 Z said...

The sound of the wind rustling in the leaves. The chirping of the birds. The scent of flowers. The laughter of children playing at the park. These are a few of my favorite things....in the summer!

Hope you are well Dear Duchess!

Marydon said...

G'eve Duchess ~ Another delectable delightful dessert with you ... how refreshing & inviting. Thank you for a beautiful visit, once again.

Have a lovely summer eve.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Marydon said...

G'eve Duchess ~ Another delectable delightful dessert with you ... how refreshing & inviting. Thank you for a beautiful visit, once again.

Have a lovely summer eve.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

French Kissed said...

My Dear Duchess,
Retreating here is always such a pleasure. Delightful images! It was so good to read that your friend is back at home and doing well. Hope you are enjoying all of the pleasures of summer.

~jermaine~

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweet Duchess...
I am so thrilled to be able to pop in a little early today. I am trying to get back up on my feet. I have not pushed, as I certainly do not want to go back for another 8 day visit to the hospital. This illness has really hung on. I go back to the doc on July 9th and he will make a decision as to when I am allowed outdoors again. For now, I am only allowed out for the appointments (dr., x-rays and lab). I am thrilled to be feeling good enough to blog again. This is my second real day back. Yesterday was my first Pink Saturday since I got sick in April. My asthma and lungs appear to be getting a little better, but the are sending me to an ear, nose and throat specialist this Friday, to check out my larynx. I am still quite hoarse. Some days not much comes out.

I have missed you immensely and am so thrilled to pop over to the cottage today sweetie. I have to ask you though, How did you get those wonderful scoops to stay on top of each other like that? I love strawberry ice cream the best. It has always been my favorite.

The pinks, pink polish ofcourse. Heidi just polished them for me the other day, to bring a little happiness into my day. She is such a dear daughter.

Stop by soon my sweet friend. I love seeing you. Country hugs and so much love, Sherry

Punctuation Mark said...

that ice cream shot is amazing and can only think how hard it was to take... have a nice one!

Cornflake said...

Oh my goodness utter temptation!!! Yum!!xx

ethelmaepotter! said...

Your favorites are so lovely, I didn't think I could come up with a list of my own. But here goes...

Sitting in the porch swing at twilight, watching the lightning bugs emerge from the grasses. Listening to the chirping of crickets and tree frogs.
Tall frosty glasses of peach tea.
Homemade lemon ice cream.
Sunday morning trips to Farmers Market.
Bradley tomatoes, fresh corn, and watermelons.
Lying on a blanket under the stars in August, watching the Perseid meteor showers.
Crocs without socks.
Open windows and fluttering curtains.
Daylight until after 8:00!

cilla said...

My sweet Duchess
stopping by this morning to send you a gentle hug ,i hope you have a nice week sweetie stop by soon .cilla

Marie Antionette said...

Hello your Grace,
I love all these wonderful summer things also. And I would love to have tea with you in my Gazebo. We would have a wonderful afternoon, Of course we would have plenty of company with us...LOL..As soon as you break out the biskets and cookies, we would have peacocks all over us. They would probly snatch treats right out of your hands.I'm serious.My big white peacock grabed food out the mouth of my 150lb's plus rottwieler.Knock him to the ground and rolled him over.That cost us a good $400.00 dollars at the vet. Christmas Snow has never tried to hurt people just the dog.And he took Rip unawears.
Really I do love to go out in the Gazebo and bring a book and read,so it gets used all the time.Its a good place to get away.
Thank you so much for your visit,I so love them.We would have such a good time together.Any time you are down this way...You are always welcome.Have a safe summer Dear One,
XXOO Marie Antionette

North West London Girl said...

Lovely to be back in the warm glow of your beautiful words and pictures. For me lazing about on the beach and warm evenings drinking chilled wine in the garden is summer for me xx

Madelief said...

Hi Dutchess,

A lot of your favorites are my favorites as well; starlit nights, strwberries and peaches...May I add walking barefoot and wearing summer dresses ;-)?!

Hope you are ok? I miss your posts. It mus be a very stressful period for you. Your friend is very lucky to have you by her side.

Wish you all the best!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your photos are always wonderful, Duchess! My favourites are digging my painted toes into nice warm sand while listening to the sound of the waves at the beach; love it! I do enjoy sipping tea with friends as well. Hope your days filled with all your favourite things and your friend is doing better. Take care.

Blessings and hugs,
Sandi

sarah-jane down the lane said...

tick to all of those and of course corresponding with you lovely Duchess. Love to all at Rose Tea cottage, special kiss blown to DOD,

lOVE sARAH X

Mmm said...

you've named quite a few of them actually. I love cold limeade with ice too in the heat of summer. Oh, and light lemon ice or srobet. Mmm....

Simply Colette said...

All your lovely food photography just charms me dear duchess! Hope your summer is treating you well.

lots of love,
nicolette

My Grama's Soul said...

I have missed my tea time with you Duchess. I'm so glad I have stopped by to take a little sip.

Xo

Jo

My Grama's Soul said...

I have missed my tea time with you Duchess. I'm so glad I have stopped by to take a little sip.

Xo

Jo

...::Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

I can almost taste those treats, they look so beautiful!

Jenny said...

Yum! They look so good!! Ice cream is a summer favorite! And snow cones! :) :) :)

Rosanna Hope said...

You have the most exquisite blog I have ever seen! It is so peaceful and I would adore having high tea with you in your garden.
Have a very sweet day,
Rosanna Hope

a woman who is said...

Well I just had a lovely visit catching up on your blog. Such amazing eye candy. It is like a magazine,which I never purchase anymore. Why bother when I can come visit you!

Now I have this sudden urge for a cup of tea :)

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Your summer favs seem to be mine too!

Noche de verano said...

Dear Duchess,
Your photos are just delicious!!! Summer means relaxing time for me, and a siesta is mandatory ;)

Thank you so much for your sweet words in Spanish!!! Your details and love for all of us will always
amaze me...

Hope you and your lovely friend are having a good summer entry!!

Hugs & Kisses

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Dear Duchess, thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog the other week. It was great to hear from you and hear that you are well. Summer just makes everything better, even hard times! I experience lots of pressure in my job - the media are in a crisis and it's difficult to keep the magazine going, but we must not forget, that the present moment counts and celebrate it, the best we can. Your posts are wonderful reminders, thank you for being around. xx, M.

Debbie said...

Hi Duchess, been awhile since making my rounds. I am wishing you and your family a very safe and festive 4th of July.

Debbie said...

I just realized you probably do not have that holiday there in July:) Sorry,

Gloria said...

Love your pictures dear all are georgeous!
In summer I love swimm, eat Ice cream and make jams! (we are in winter but I enjoy with your pictures!) I love winter too, have lovely things too! huggs gloria

Gloria said...

Have a nice 4th July!! gloria

Jeanne said...

That is a beautiful list Duchess...I think you have covered it all. I especially love the pink toes!

Hope you are well...loving the chocolates in the latest post too!!

Jeanne :)

Gwyneth said...

What jolly good FUN! :)
come visit me, darling!
www.soverypretty.tumblr.com
www.gwynsgarden.blogspot.com
cheerio! Gwyn

mollyone said...

Love you pictures, especially the daisys. Wonderful!
Molly

seascapelife said...

Your lovely blog says it all, what beauitful taste you have and brilliant use of color. Summer for me here in Santa Barbara California is long sunsets on the pier or sitting on the beach sipping a local wine, heavenly surf on a perfect sea, long hikes until dusk in the redwood forest,new giraffe babies at the zoo, ice cream downtown at my favorite cafe watching the people go by with my friends. Pink toenails, short shorts and outdoor concerts. Heaven.

Jilly said...

My summer favorites are eating ice cream, sunshine, sandals, and not having to wear a jacket. I prefer to eat ice-cream in 24 x 7 days, each and every flowers are my favorite.
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Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Your blog is truly eye candy. I keep going back to look at all the beautiful pictures again and again. Thank you for being a part of Tea Cup Tuesday. Blessings, Martha

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Kind regards
-Ricky

ricky albert danganan said...

Hello there,
Great foods!! Thank you so much for sharing these, we are truly inspired!!! We would like to add your blog to the Top Food Blog list in www.mytaste.com/ with over 6 million users worldwide... Your blog is impressively BEAUTIFUL and deserves to be included on the Top list!!

We will feature your blog and create shout outs about your recipes to our fan pages.
MyTaste is a social platform for foodies and blogs/sites owners like you and it helps to reach more people, get more visibility from the web and share/save foods and recipes. Some of them receive at least 10,000 visits from us on a weekly basis.

If you’d like to be featured, expand your readership and JOIN TOP FOOD BLOGS, here's the link where you can add your blog to the list>> http://www.mytaste.com/top-food-blogs (Joining won't cost you any cents)

Kind regards
-Ricky

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