Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




A thing of beauty is a joy for ever
its loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness
but still will keep a bower quiet for us,
and a sleep full of sweet dreams, health, and quiet breathing ....

~ John Keats

My darlings I pray that each day carries a "Thing of Beauty" for you.

Miss you all lots and lots...

82 comments:

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm. How lovely to hear from you - keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as always. You are one of the loveliest ladies I've ever encountered!! Ciao, bella!

North West London Girl said...

Dearest Duchess, what pretty flowers. Things have greatly improved in the countryside, mostly due to the wonderful sunshine. Sending you lots of love xx

Brenda Leyland said...

Haven't been for a little while.... always such an oasis to come and visit.

Your royal site reminds me... I just finished watching the other evening (for the umpteenth time) the Windsor Castle BBC DVD set on the royal family. I love that series. I don't own it but I take it from the library often.

Ingrid DeVilliers said...

What beautiful flowers and a lovely cake....so refreshing!!!!
Ixx

Holly Loves Art said...

Just love John Keats... and I love it here too! Such a pretty post. Happy June!
Hugs,
Holly

Maria said...

Hi Duchess
Stopping by to say hello on this quiet spring night... A little calm and peace.
Keeping you in thought ♥ Maria

koralee said...

Sweet one...I miss you so much. Take care and you are in my prayers. xoxoxo

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour dear Duchess,
A lovely quote and so true. Hope all is goign well with you, we miss you too. Thank you for your sweet visit, you have a wonderful way of saying the perfect thing to make me keep smiling.
Will continue to keep you and your dear friend in my prayers.
Mimi

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Dutchess, It is so lovely to see your post! I am still praying for you and your friend!
That cake is too beautiful to eat! But it does look delicious!
If you have time please stop by, I am having an April Cornell giveaway.
Hugs and prayers,
Yvonne

Susan said...

So glad to hear from you, Duchess! Miss you tons! Praying for you and your dear friend,
Lady R. xoxo
Many Blessings!

Heather Jensen said...

Nice to see you blog again today! I hope your friend is doing well. Has she started treatment yet? I am so happy..my mom has been doing very well through treatment. No nasea or to terrible side effects from chemo and radiation. I sure hope your friend responds well. I will say a prayer again for her.

((Hugs))
Heather

Elyse said...

hello duchess,

your photos are brilliants as always! always nice to read a little poetry, too.

happy june

xo
elyse

BonjourRomance said...

Dear Duchess,
Thanks you for your visit, I think we're both up very late in Blogland. I can't seem to get my link to post here. If you go back to the post, you can click on the second flower picture and it will take you to the original post.
Thanks you so much for all your kind comments.
I'd love to fill you in more, if you send me an email from my blog I can fill you in!
Thank you again,
Mimi

parTea lady said...

Thank you for your visit and for this lovely post. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

Cornflake said...

Hello lovely, I hope your days are filled with flowers, sunshine and lots of cupcakes and scones of course! :-)
xx

Lisa said...

Lovely flowers!! Yummy cake!
I hope you are back soon!!
Hugs, Lisa

zurin said...

What a beautifully sweet looking cake Dear Duchess. Im going to make a cake of those colours too. I love coming here to see colours n to rest my eyes. N to have tea with you of course! such a treat. tq Duchess. :))

Jules said...

That cake looks amazing!

Rizzi said...

MY DEAR DUCHESS,
SUCH A JOY TO HEAR FROM YOU MY FRIEND. I DO MISS YOUR LOVELY POSTS EVERDAY, BUT UNDERSTAND WHY YOU CANNOT WRITE. PRAYERS ARE SAID FOR YOUR DEAR FRIEND LADY R, I HOPE SHE IS FEELING BETTER.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVELY COMMENTS YOU LEFT ME, YOU ARE SUCH A SWEETHEART. TAKE CARE MY DEAR DUCHESS, I THINK OF YOU OFTEN.
GOD BLESS YOU.
LADY RIZZI

Dustjacket Attic said...

Thank you my dear and I wish the same for you also.

big hugs and xxx DJ

Deanna said...

Blessings to you, Duchess.
Thinking of you and praying.
d

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Hello beautiful Duchess,

I absolutely love this beautiful inspirational quote. It really made me think, and as I pondered I felt peaceful and calm. A thing of beauty that does not pass into nothingness...this that you speak of is of the utmost importance in life. It is always so wonderful to visit you here and to be reminded of the more important things in life. That cake is so pretty by the way, I would like to have it for my 27th birthday which is on July 1st. :):)

xoxoxo
Rachel

Bella said...

We miss you, too, Duchess! Such lovely flowers. Sending good wishes your way. :)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Duchess,

That is such a beautiful post and I love the pansies and flowers you have shown.
Many thanks for visiting me today, always great to hear from you.
Thinking of you sweet one and your friend, prayers are with you.
I hope that you are having a wonderful week.

Hugs
Carolyn

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hello beautiful!
violets so sweet just like you,

big kiss. Sarah x

Heavenly Housewife said...

&ou shouldn't stay away for such long periods of time, we miss you. Hope everything has been ok?
*kisses* HH

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

Dear Duchess,
thank you for this wonderful post.
With lots of love,
Francesca

Flaviana said...

Dear Duchess
your today post brings such beauty in our lives!
Please do not forget we love you.. you're always in my heart and prayers
with much love
Flaviana

Ines said...

My Love-
I wish you the same :-)
Lovely photos- and a really tasty cake!

Hugs and kisses- Ines

Jeanne said...

Duchess...your blog just lifts me right up.
Such beautiful images and words...
Thank you!!
Wishing you a wonderful day in sunny London !!

Jeanne :)

cilla said...

Hello sweet Duchess,im so happy too see your entry this evening.have missed you , i pray your dear friend is doing better,i have beem praying for you and her,always know im here for you .and im so honored to be your friend.stop by soon .gentle hugs cilla

Florence and Mary said...

Missing you too Duchess... thank you for stopping by with a comment.

Victoria xx

Hetty Summers said...

Hello Sweet Duchess, I miss you lots and lots too. As you know I arrived yesterday morning and have tons to tell you, check you emails Duchess and my compliments for yet another marvellous post.

Hugs
Hetty

Zaira said...

I hope life can carry a lot of beauty for you as well. I'm thinking of you and your friend a lot xoxo

Becky said...

Lovely photos oh that cake yummy,lol.Thanks for the visit.It was nice to see you.Hopefully your doing ok, I see people are saying prayers for you.Im not sure why, but I will keep you also in my prayers.God Bless!

Tina Eudora said...

How lovely the photos and the sentiments and what a wonderful way to start my Thursday!
Thank you Dear Duchess...
Tina E.

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

Dear Duchess
Sending you love from Gibraltar .Thank you for reminding me of that lovely poem
Louise xx

Katy Noelle said...

Yes! This cake IS a thing of beauty! =] You are not forgotten - we miss you, too, and, are praying for you!

Love, katy xo

BALLET NEWS said...

Darling Duchess you are back ! I hope things are getting better for you & yours. Best wishes

Madeline's Album said...

Lovely bouquet and great looking cake. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Thyra said...

I love John Keats and his words about Beauty. Beautiful photos and a delicious cake. I shall now go out into the kitchen and fetch a little piece of cake. Just a tiny piece !
Cheers
Thyra

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Not sure how I got here but your beautiful blog was just what I needed today. This is a whole lot of pretty and would convert me to a tea drinker in a heartbeat.
Sorry about your friend and it will be a great comfort to have you by her side.

Noche de verano said...

We miss you too, sweet and lovely Duchess!!!
So much work lately, but still a pleasure to visit your always enchanting Rose Tea Cottage.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Rachana Kothari said...

Sending prayers and hugs your way.

Marilyn said...

Thank you! And may you always be surrounded in beauty.

AshTreeCottage said...

Your blog is an oasis of loveliness!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Madelief said...

Dear Dutchess,

Love from Holland & take care!!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Taj Acosta said...

Hi doll, thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments! Hope all is well and lovely in your world. Sending you blessings and a piece of that divine cake you posted there! hugs ;)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sweet Duchess,
A lovely post; beautiful poem, flowers, and cake! Thinking of you and praying for you.

Blessings,
Sandi

Maggi said...

Have a great weekend Duchess!

Paulina said...

Dear Duchess, right back at you! Missing you too...hope you're ok :o)

Have a blessed weekend.

Rita said...

just a quick visit my dear Duchess to say hi to a crowned head like you.
have a fab weekend
rita
p.s. great quote

paperbutterfly said...

I am so sorry to hear of your friend's illness. She and her family are so blessed to have you by their side. Miracles do happen! I will pray for all of you and the patience and peace while you wait for a miracle.
Hugs, Pam
PS Do take care of yourself while you are taking care of others

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,my dearest Duchess!-)*

These nice words are realy true and how I am happy that I know you,my beautiful virual Friend!!!
I hope that we should be learned each other whenever in the real life!!!

My Love and purest hugs for you,
***Violetta***

Maggie said...

Thinking of you often. Take care dear heart.

Katy Noelle said...

Dear Duchess, I just want you to know that I especially thought of you, well, actually, yesterday (Sunday)(and, now, today),and I am praying for you and your friend. I am hoping for blessings for you all, no matter what is happening.

Lots of love, Katy xxo

godessunseen101 said...

Mmmm I want that cake !!

Care to follow me back ?

vintagepoppa.blogspot.com

Alice H :D
xoxo

Kittie Howard said...

You are in my prayers and thoughts, sweet Duchess. My husband and I leave for Europe next Tuesday. I hope to blog along the way. More importantly, I look forward to your afternoon tea. Lots of Yankee hugs your way.

Kissed by an Angel said...

Wishing the same for you too dear Duchess!
Blessings
xxxx

Beth said...

Hello Duchess! Love the pansies and that beautiful cake! You are a beautiful person, with a beautiful blog - you share such exquisite thoughts/quotes. God bless you!
Beth

Serena said...

What a pretty photo and such warm sentiments...I wish the same for you sweet Duchess ~ xo

Martha said...

Dear Duchess of Tea...!
It's nice to write to me.
Your blog was beautiful. I hope I'm hearing about you your blog on the future.

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Dear Duchess, I thought I would stop by to tell you that I am thinking about you and your friend. Sending both of you my love. :-)

Jonny J Petros said...

Hi, I must say you have a breathtaking beautiful site- filled with so much inspiration and beauty.I love these quotes they are some of my favorites.Sincerely, Jonny

parTea lady said...

Dear Duchess,
Thinking of you and your dear friend. Hope things are going well. Love and prayers.
Maureen

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dearest Duchess,
Your notes to us are definitely "A Thing of Beauty" for your readers. Thank you.

I do hope things are going well in your world. Sending best thoughts and wishes to you and your loved ones.

Biggest hugs to you,

Betty

Isabelle - Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

The pansies are so pretyy. I have just been catching up with your previous posts as I have been away.
Your friend is in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care
Isabelle x

Linda said...

Ohhhh-what a lovely cake!! Beautiful flowers too!
Thank you for your sweet comment at my blog.
Blessings and prayers.

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

WHAT A LOVELY CAKE PERFECT FOR TEA,AND WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BLOG IS FOOD FOR MY SOUL.THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND VISIT TO MY BLOG DUCHESS.IS 4 PM.TIME FOR TEA TEA AND TEA CAKES,TONIGTH VANITY FAIR BY MIRA NAIRs...HAPPY SUNDAY TO YOU ENYOY TEA....SANDRA

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Duchess I've been neglecting my blogging for so long and I've missed you and your encouraging, beautiful posts. I always feel a bit lighter and a lot happier once I read your messages. I hope all is well with you and your loved ones? I think of you often and wanted you to know. Hugs to you as always xx your friend deb

Rizzi said...

HI DUCHESS,
JUST STROLLING ALONG AND THOUGHT I WOULD DROP BY FOR A CUP OF TEA, AND KEEP YOU COMPANY. I HOPE YOUR DEAR FRIEND IS SHOWING IMPROVEMENT, PRAYERS ARE BEING SAID. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF MY FRIEND, AND A BIG "HELLO" TO YOUR DAD. RIZZI

Rizzi said...

HI DUCHESS,
JUST STROLLING ALONG AND THOUGHT I WOULD DROP BY FOR A CUP OF TEA, AND KEEP YOU COMPANY. I HOPE YOUR DEAR FRIEND IS SHOWING IMPROVEMENT, PRAYERS ARE BEING SAID. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF MY FRIEND, AND A BIG "HELLO" TO YOUR DAD. RIZZI

Barbara said...

Hi,
It is Barbara from Brushes and Cloth. Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words. You have absolutely beautiful photographs on your wonderful blog. My dad grew up in England ... so tea is a big part of my life.
Many best wishes,
Barbara

Smitten by Britain said...

No truer words spoken. And very good diet advise Duchess. Here's to a speedy (and full) recovery!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Coming by your blog is like a mini vacation.

Kati said...

I love the cake! It looks so good that I want to come through the computer screen and eat it! Yum!

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

Barbara said...

Oh! My, this cakelooks fun. All the delicious looking photos you have here look so, so tempting.
Thanks for your visit and comments recently. I have tried to access your comments before but to no avail. Don't know whether it is because youhave so many.

Joop Zand said...

Hello Duchess

Wow ....what a very nice blog.....I like it very much.

greetings from Holland.

Joop

Margaret said...

i love the way this is styled. the food and flowers look so sweet!

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Mara L M said...

hello, your blog is beautiful... congratulations from Brazil and I loved your blog...

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I really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing your blog post.

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