Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




The days come and go like muffled and veiled figures
sent from a distant friendly place carrying gifts,
and if we do not use the gifts they bring,
they carry them silently away.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

My darlings I wish you sunny days filled with gifts
and the wisdom to enjoy them all wisely.

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BALLET NEWS said...

And you Darling Duchess ! I hope things are perking up all round.

Deanna said...

Dear Duchess, July Blessings to you!

We're off to a nice start that July is here. Tis hot weather until this week-end when the clouds are pouring a great deal of rain on us. A very welcomed sight.

May you have a wonderful July.
Lovely post. The flowers floating in the cup of tea looks refreshing. Think that we need to use our gifts to enjoy life.

Praying for your dear friend.

God bless,
d from homehaven

Business said...

I've visited your blog I liked a lot and I wish you success and become friends
my blog is : zidan business
URL : http://zidanbusiness.blogspot.com/

september cottage said...

Dear Duchess -

Simply BEAUTIFUL!

Love

Nicolax

Brenda Leyland said...

your quote by mr. emerson is quite stirring, especially the bit when he says they carry them silently away.

wonder how many times i've been offered gifts that have been silently carried away because i didn't pay attention or was too consumed with trivial to notice.

so.....m'dear duchess......thank you for giving us a gentle poke to remind us of what's important!

hugs and blisses...........

Mariette said...

Dear Duchess,

What a special cup of tea... Did you read my blog about the edible flowers? http://bit.ly/cmdbKL
Thought about it when I saw the camomile flowers in your tea...

Sunny greetings from Georgia/USA

MariettesBacktoBasics

Jules said...

I love how the bubbles in the tea look like a heart...

winnibriggs said...

A lovely and thought provoking post!

Florence and Mary said...

Sending you love as always.

Victoria xx

Charli and me said...

I hope all of your days are rosy and sun filled.

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Such Beautiful pictures!

I hope that things are going well for you and all of those you love.
My sister is doing really well so far. Thank you for your wonderful and encouraging words to both of us!
Have a wonderful week. You are in my prayers,
Joyce

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Sending sweet hellos and hugs to you and Lady R. It was so wonderful to see another post from you Duchess! Each one of them is candy for the eye as well as for soul! Ciao, bella!

Maria said...

Dear Duchess... Thank you for the reminder to spend each day as a precious gift.
Thank you for being a gift to others... for the time you spend creating these sweet morsels of truth and beauty ♥
Maria

Bella said...

What a lovely sentiment and gentle reminder, Duchess! And what a lovely tea. It is so nice to see you here again; I hope your friend is doing better.

Janet said...

What wonderful things you tell all the time! Very Dutchessessy! I would love to get some of that dessert! Yum..

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

What a beautiful blog you have! You take such stunning pictures! The colors are bright and crisp! I noticed you have them protected from anyone copying them. How did you do that? Many times others have gotten my pictures and used them. I am trying to find a way they cannot do that.

Have a wonderful day!
Maryjane

Marie Arden said...

I love the quote- how true. I love all the pinkness on your pretty blog. I am addicted to the blog!! It also makes me hungry.
Come visit me at my blog and we can have a pink tea together Duchess! Happy Summer.
Marie Arden Pink Living.blog

zurin said...

wishing you day filled with love Dear Duchess.

Pixie Drive-In said...

Love the Emerson quote. He is one of my favorites. And the tea looks lovely. Have a wonderful week, Duchess!

Katy Noelle said...

I've come hot and limp and tired and, honestly, cranky-like to see your lovely, lovely post. Actually, somehow, I missed the post about the chocolate. Heavens! THAT would have been too, too sad....

Well, now, you've refreshed and soothed me wonderfully - just like you usually do. I am going to leave my dinosaur state and live a higher life now and try to remember that a day that is desperately hot is still a lovely thing. Thanks for reminding me - and, not just with your words only but with your images, too. Oh, funny, tea IS so civilizing - even just the sight of it - I feel it!

Love, katy xo

Rose said...

Hope you have a wonderful week Duchess. Are they raspberry danishes? they look delish!

Rose

Amanda said...

I love the pastry, it looks deliciously lovely!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog =) My mom got me into the whole blogging phenomenon, and I know she absolutely loves her blog friends. It was such a joy when we were planning my sister, Rachael's wedding, she received so many ideas from all her friends out here =) I look forward to many more visits to your darling site =) xox ~Amanda

cilla said...

Hello sweet Duchess
i hope you have a great day sweetie stop by soon hugs always ,Cilla

cilla said...

My sweet Duchess ,i hope you are doing great sweetie , i just love the tea cup photo so pretty ,i hope Lady R is doing well,i have been praying for her and you,stop by soon and always know im here for you.sending gentle hugs Cilla

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I hope you were able to enjoy a weekend filled with chocolate :) That picture of the tea is divine. I love the flowers. I think I shall go make myself a cup of tea now! Much love and hugs your way :)

ilovemyhouse said...

Hi darling.That picture of that cup of tea is lovely. You got me insired. Be sure to enjoy July. XX

Ines said...

My Lovely-

so beautiful and tasty photos- as always!

I hope, you feel fine and the sun is shining for you!

I think of you- many hugs and kisses- Ines

Noche de verano said...

Dear Duchess,
Blogging is a pleasure thanks to extraodinary blogger friends like you.
Thank you so much for reading the interview and for your kind and sweet words about my new blog.
For me it´s very important, as I was so nervous about showing some of my drawings and painitngs, I really and truly appreciate all your words and comments.

These camomile flowers are delicate and beautiful as you my dear Duchess.

Hope your friend is getting better, as always send her a big hug and kisses!!!

Madeline's Album said...

Lovely post as usual and beautiful Photos. Thank you for your visit to my blog and your very nice comment. Have a blessed day. Madeline

sweetoldvintage said...

The fourth is over, and was very hot and humid... We have hot and humid continuing A and makes me fearful for the come back of very bad storms and tornades of which have been very bad in surroundings areas this year... It has been a different summer here so far and not so enjoable it seems on certain days... I am off ot golf this morning shortly and know by the time I am done with woman's league I will be way too warm...

Rizzi said...

HELLO MY DEAR DUCHESS,
WELL, WE ARE IN THE MONTH OF JULY ALREADY.
VERY HOT AND HUMID IN MY PART OF AMERICA.
THIS WEEK IT WAS IN THE LOW HUNDREDS, IT HASN'T BEEN THAT HOT IN A LONG TIME. BUT...
EVEN THOUGH WITH ALL THIS HOT WEATHER, A HOT CUP OF TEA IS VERY RELAXING IN THE SHADE OF TREE. I ALSO MAKE HERBAL ICE TEAS, THEY ARE MOST REFRESHING. LOVE YOUR QUOTE, SUNSHINE IN YOUR HEART ALWAYS, AND "HI" TO DAD, HOPE HE IS WELL.
LADY RIZZI

koralee said...

Thank you so so much for the Birthday wishes you sent to my Sydney. She soooo appreciated your kind words.
I am so loving your images today..they are amazing. We are off to have afternoon tea with all of Sydney's friends today...I will so think of you are we are sipping our tea and eating our scones. xoxoxoo
Thank you for all the love you send my way.

Stevie said...

Duchess

I've just discovered your wonderful and lovely site! It is so heartwarming and cheering. Thank you for the good wishes! It not often that one encounters someone like you with so much kindness.

Marilyn said...

Gifts of love sent your way.

Tina Eudora said...

Hi Darling Duchess;
Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit and leaving a lovely comment.
Today Queen Elizabeth II is in New York and I so wish I could be there! Her Majesty was in Ontario yesterday but again too far for me to venture at this time.
On hearing the news of her visit though, I thought of you! Take care....
Tina xo

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,my beautiful Angel,Duchess!-)*

Wish you too,my lovely Friend a realy nice summer days...
Hope you girlfriend is better,I pray for her***

Love and my sunshine hugs for you,
***Violetta***

Holly Loves Art said...

Lovely sweetness. :) I hope you're enjoying the summer.
Cheers,
Holly

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Duchess,

I love the pretty photo of the tea and treats and thank you for sharing the lovely quote.
Wishing you a wonderful week, dear friend full of sunshine and happiness.
I hope that Lady R is doing well.

Hugs
Carolyn

Amanda said...

Oh, it was so lovely to get your comment over at my place! I've spent a gorgeous half hour reading yours. Wonderful photos. I do hope things are going okay for you. Lots of love, Amanda xxx

rosenrot said...

Dear Duchess, thank you sooo much for your lovely comment on my blog!! I was so happy about it! Now i like to drink such cup of tea with you and tell about the wonderful July :-))
sunny greetings, hugs and kisses
Marlies

Pauline said...

That is lovely, Duchess. I often feel hungry when I leave here, there is always some tasty tid-bit to drool over, lol. Hugs.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

How lovely and same to you!
hugs, Elizabeth

Tangerine Fairy said...

beautiful post as always and well said..

I just did a tea party post and i thought of you...would love it for you to check it out sometime..:)

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Dearest Duchess,

You have such a pure, deep, and beautiful heart. Your words of wisdom have touched me greatly as always and reminded me to cherish every moment. I want to also always remember to never take the small joys for granted...or to miss life's daily gifts. The images paired with such words are so lovely and the music is stunning. Thank you for being such a wonderful person, and thank you for your kind birthday wishes to me! You always make me smile. :)

xoxo
Rachel

Elyse said...

wishing all the same for you, duchess.

xo
elyse

Angie's Recipes said...

Dear Duchess, I hope everything is fine with you.
You took some really stunning pictures! I love that raspberry pastry!

Angie

Nora Johnson said...

I’m back again Darling Duchess (albeit briefly!) - missed your posts & thanking you for your lovely comment on mine and wishing you a great weekend!

XOXO LOLA:)

PS Do like to visit your lovely blog as often as I can but really sorry I don’t always have time unfortunately to leave a comment!x

cathleen said...

Thank you for the lovely tea and sweets!!! So pretty here.

Tulips and Tea said...

Lovely post Duchess, it's half past four....is the tea ready?

jordiegirl said...

Not quite time for tea here.

Apologies for my absence of late - I have been so busy with other things, I should have more time on my hands at the moment as I don't have to take Mn to college and back at the moment as he is on holiday until September, but somehow time just runs away with me.

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour dear Duchess,
How are you? It is always good to see one of your posts, even though I'm a bit late here. Thank you for your sweet visit last week and the update on your dear friend. You are all still in my prayers.
The quote is so true - a reminder to enjoy each second with those dear ones around us!
All my best,
Mimi
P.S. If you ever need someone to talk to, ramble on, or just chatter with, I am here! Sometimes we all need a patient ear.

Casa Bella said...

Dear sweet Duchess,
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I adore coming to yours. There's always words of truth and inspiration, along with the beautiful photos. Hope everything is going well in your life these days. Sending you lots of love and blessings.
Silvia

sitting oh so pretty said...

Duchess, I wish you many sunny days too!! You always brighten my days and give me inspiration!!Have a wonderful week.
Karenxxx

My Passport to Style said...

Dear Duchess, I have so missed you and the tranquil haven that is your blog. Sorry for my absence and wishing your friend a wealth of blessing's, abundance and joy! Life has been a little stressful of late shall we say growing pain's(teen boys)so I have fallen behind with visiting even my most favourite of blogs, sadly.Back soon! Sharon xxooo

ethelmaepotter! said...

As always, I adore coming to visit you. I always have to scroll down the entire page, savoring the photos. Coming here is like enjoying the most charming, delicate tea party ever!

Jesa said...

oh wow! I adore this!

Really lovely blog :)

Cheers, Jesa

cilla said...

hello my sweet Duchess
thinking of you this evening,stop by soon,gentle hugs Cilla

paola said...

Hi! I love your blog, so British!
hugs from Italy
paola

Katy Noelle said...

I was just thinking of you and Lady R and prayed for blessings on your days! God knows just what to do about that!

Love, katy xo

LuLu Kellogg said...

Hello Darling Duchess~

I hope all is well and that you are enjoying your summer dearest one.

Sending Love,
LuLu♥

amherstrose said...

A lovely cup of tea. Thank you for sharing.

Wishing you sunny days as well.

Mary Jane

Ines said...

Darling-
I hope you feel good :-)
I just want to say, that I got a new blogadress: http://misses-venus.blogspot.com/
lots of kisses- I think of you :-)
Ines

Doni said...

I am so excited to find your blog! How on earth have I missed it before??? Anyway, I'm your newest follower and look forward to catching up with you. Love the whimsy, charm, and color of your blog...
Blessings, Doni

Persis Shah said...

wonderfully inspiring and touching words these are!

just stumbled across your blog and i have to say its LOVELY! do drop by mine too when you have some time. perhaps we can follow each other! =)

Persis.
http://www.onestylemile.blogspot.com/

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Missing you much sweet Duchess. Wise, poignant words from Mr. Emerson, I so love them. Wishing & hoping your days and weeks are filled with love, friends, family and of course strong English tea & biscuits. All mixed in with laughter and sunshine. Sending you all my very best. xoxo deb

Rita said...

Dear Duchess,
at this time of night just, as I can't sleep because of the heat, took some time for blog hopping and landed here.
hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer time blessed with health and happiness.
Visiting your blog, no matter what the time is, brings always great pleasure and cheer.
Love the little daisies in you teacup. soooooooooooooooo cute!
until my next visit may lots of blessings come your way.
rita

kimberlyshaw said...

Such sweetness in your photos and quote. It's always enjoyable visiting you.

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Forgive my long silence your Grace, I have been surveying the Duchy for you and am pleased to report all is well!

Love and summer sunshine to you all,

Sarah x

Vicki said...

Hello, dear friend,
One of my gifts is to visit you and your lovely Rose Tea Cottage. Always a blessing to me and others, thank you!! Sending love and hugs to you~ Enjoy the gift of this new week God has presented us~ Vicki

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,my dear Angel,Duchess:-)*

How Are you?!
Just popped to wishing you a very clear,nice summer days!!!

Love and care,
***Violetta***

Madelief said...

Dear Dutchess,

Such a beautiful quote. I hope you are still well. I wish you and your friend a lovely summer too!

Take care,

Lieve groet, Madelief

Rizzi said...

HELLO, MY DEAR DUCHESS, I WAS TAKING A WALK AND THOUGHT I WOULD STOP AND HAVE TEA WITH YOU AND SAY "HELLO", AND HOPE YOU ARE WELL, AND YOUR FRIEND LADY R. MISS YOU, BUT I UNDERSTAND YOUR NEED TO BE WITH YOUR GOOD FRIEND, AS YOU SHOULD.
UNTIL YOUR NEXT POST, STAY WELL, AND LET THE WARM SUN BEAM UPON YOU. LADY RIZZI

Jem said...

I love both these photographs, the cup of tea in the first picture looks so yummy. After seeing these pictures it reminds me its tea time! So now I am off to have a cup of tea and relax in the sunshine!

Theresa said...

Just popping in to say hi! Hope you are having a sweet day! HUGS!

Torie Jayne said...

Hi Darling Duchess, Beautiful pics! Have a sweet day!

Carla said...

Hello Duchess dear, love your post and the beautiful cup of tea...a floating heart! How special. As I write this July is almost gone, with August around the corner...August is our warmest month in California! I'm going to have a cup of tea and find a good book to read!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Duchess,
We are having a fabulous summer here in Canada. We have waited so long for the gift of warm sunny days and it has finally arrived. Love your post; lovely teacup! I hope you are enjoying your summer days and all is well with you. Do take care, my dear duchess.

Blessings,
Sandi

Bohemian said...

Hello Duchess... first visit to your beautiful Blog and after viewing the absolutely divine photos of delightful foods... now I'm leaving HUNGRY!!! *wink* My Grandchildren and I have Tea Parties regularly and now your photos and posts will inspire me to create beautiful foods to go along with our Teas! It was so much fun to stop by and visit...

Dawn... The Bohemian
bohemianvalhalla.blogspot.com

ted and bunny said...

Good afternoon- I'm not sure how I arrived at your page, but so pleased that I got here just in time for tea!
Well, having looked at the delish cakes I think I'd better make a cuppa, take it outside and sit on the lawn...with a freshly baked scone!
xx

Kelly said...

Bless you! Sucha a lovely post! Sorry I have been absent for the last few weeks!! I have missed you xxx posted about you yesterday too xxx

gwentman said...

Greetings from Wales.
Delightful blog which I will now follow. I have a photography blog which I invite you to pop along when you have time, as you may find it interesting, I hope so.

Ingrid De Villiers said...

Dear Duchess
How are you dear friend? I just popped in to say "hi" and hear how you are doing!? Your post is such a delight as always! How is your friend doing? Hope you are doing well......! I have just returned from the french countryside and haven't visited you for a while....it is good to be back and see all the lovely things...like a cup of tea, chocolate truffles, ice cream, poems....etc.
Enjoy your week-end!
Ixx

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dearest Duchess,
Just taking a moment to check in with you. Hope you and all you love are well.

Wishing you a beautiful rest of your weekend,

Betty

The Tablescaper said...

The weather we're having is devine. It is such a blessing. A good day to you.

- The Tablescaper

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

The are 1 August,my dearest Duchess!-)*
This summer almost gone...and so icredibly fast...
How are you,my beautiful Friend?!
Hope,you days are ful of lively smile,joy and healthy energie!!!
That is what I wish to you and to you girlfriend:-)))*

Much Love,blessings,
***Violetta***

Martina said...

Such pretty pix dearest Duchess, and such wise words! I try to really really enjoy each day - and the blogworld certainly helps, especially your sweetness!

Elizabeth & Gary said...

And the same I wish for you! A lovely post as always! a feast for the eyes and not on my hips thank goodness LOL.
Have a sweet day, Hugs~Elizabeth

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Duchess,

Just popping in to say hello.
I hope all is well with you dear friend.
Have a lovely week and I hope that you are enjoying the summer.

Hugs
Carolyn

Wanda Lee said...

Hello darling Duchesse; wishing you well my dear!..,


Oooh my!~I am truly in 'teatime heaven'!

What a fabulous and darling assemblage of delightful pictures and fab vignettes of lovely tea themed pictures; it's just too hard to choose a favorite!.., I honestly adore them all!

Thanks so much for sharing!

..,(I also wanted to mention that I so appreciated your thoughtful email from some months back that I recently found, whereas I have been feeling somewhat weak and anemic again and am also extremely busy these days; only in 'the perfect timing', perhaps God willing we shall correspond just a little via email one day dear lady).

..,Kindly always remember that you are always most welcome to pop by for a wee respite dearest Duchess,
to partake with and visit our little corner of 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'; (when and if you should feel able)!..,

(I do apologize sincerely for not being able to visit in awhile whereas I am so exceeedingly busy and tired these days, yet I always love to visit you when I'm able, I assure you)!

Please do feel most welcome to also visit our little shared meme that I am now delighted to share with my dear friend Pam @ http://breathoffresh
air-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com

..,and also my little bit @ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com for our 14th, 'Teapots And Tea Things Tuesday'!..,(This week's theme is Cherry desserts~yum)!

~There is also my 42nd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' blog tea party and the 33rd, 'Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee' to be held @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com

We would simply love to have you join in the teatime fun if you feel you are able to spare just a few moments!

I certainly do miss you lovely lady, yet I fully understand that your dear friend takes precedence!

I trust she is improving!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Wanda Lee said...

Hello darling Duchesse; wishing you well my dear!..,


Oooh my!~I am truly in 'teatime heaven'!

What a fabulous and darling assemblage of delightful pictures and fab vignettes of lovely tea themed pictures; it's just too hard to choose a favorite!.., I honestly adore them all!

Thanks so much for sharing!

..,(I also wanted to mention that I so appreciated your thoughtful email from some months back that I recently found, whereas I have been feeling somewhat weak and anemic again and am also extremely busy these days; only in 'the perfect timing', perhaps God willing we shall correspond just a little via email one day dear lady).

..,Kindly always remember that you are always most welcome to pop by for a wee respite dearest Duchess,
to partake with and visit our little corner of 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'; (when and if you should feel able)!..,

(I do apologize sincerely for not being able to visit in awhile whereas I am so exceeedingly busy and tired these days, yet I always love to visit you when I'm able, I assure you)!

Please do feel most welcome to also visit our little shared meme that I am now delighted to share with my dear friend Pam @ http://breathoffresh
air-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com

..,and also my little bit @ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com for our 14th, 'Teapots And Tea Things Tuesday'!..,(This week's theme is Cherry desserts~yum)!

~There is also my 42nd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' blog tea party and the 33rd, 'Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee' to be held @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com

We would simply love to have you join in the teatime fun if you feel you are able to spare just a few moments!

I certainly do miss you lovely lady, yet I fully understand that your dear friend takes precedence!

I trust she is improving!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Wanda Lee said...
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Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Good morning Duchess, I'm just checking in to make sure everything's okay with you and Lady R. Our gardens are full of fresh vegetables right now so we've been cooking up a storm here at Frog Hollow Farm. I'm not sure if zucchini grows in England but ours have grown to enormous sizes overnight this summer - almost too big to do anything with! The tomatoes are just beginning to ripen, the plants have such a wonderful aroma in the warm sun. Our Cinderella pumpkins are ripening nicely - I think there are about 7-8 out there on the vines. The second crop of raspberries are getting ready to ripen sometime in early September and the blackberries are just beginning to ripen - they seem to take the longest. Take care my dear! Ciao, bella!

Katy Noelle said...

Dear Lady,

I haven't forgotten about you (nor your friend). I have fretted and worried a little - just being honest. I hope that your absence is because it's how you've chosen to use your days wisely and that you're enjoying a beautiful summer. Blogging is so nebulous in some ways and so powerfully real in others. Beautiful images and elevated thoughts are so refreshing and hope giving. I think that, women especially, have a need to create beauty. I believe that it's in our bones. I've so appreciated your output and sharing. Also, the kind and loving words that flow are, I am SURE, actually physically healthy - as well as emotionally. However, I hope that you've been able to enjoy and cherish those who are near and dear to you in your life.

Appreciating you - the very real and warm and lovely you!

Love, katy xxo

Deanna said...

Dear Duchess, Thinking about you and hoping you're alright.

I will be having surgery August 5th...thyroid cancer. In shock.

I'm concerned about you and your dear friend.

Hope to hear from you,
d

m.e (Cathie) said...

thinking of you sweet Duchess
hugs ♥

parTea lady said...

Thinking of you, Duchess. Hope you are doing well. Hugs.

Hannah VanderHart said...

Ooh your blog is a dream. Emerson and tea at once---I'm in love! So beautiful!

Maria said...

Good Morning~
Just stopping by to offer a warm hello on this lovely August morning ~
Sending prayers, calm thoughts and well wishes your way dear Duchess ♥
love,

Maria

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Hello beautiful friend,

I just stopped by to say that I left an award for you in my recent blog post. You have been such an amazing friend, and I do hope that you are doing well. Thank you for being such an inspiring lady.

xoxo
Rachel

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Dearest Duchess; I know you haven't posted in awhile but wanted to say I miss you and wishing you well. I hope the summer has been kind and I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you my dear friend. Wishing you a good week ahead. xoxo

maría cecilia said...

Hola my darling Duchess, hope everything is well with you and that you are enjoying your summer time!!!
blessings,
maria cecilia

LuLu Kellogg said...

Dearest Duchess~

I hope you are enjoying a lovely summer and know I have been thinking of you.

Love,
LuLu♥

Kittie Howard said...

My dear, dear Duchess, After a very nice, but still very long, journey across the Pond, it was delightful to sip afternoon tea with you. And thank you for the lovely cherry torte, my favorite. I hope all is going well with you. K.

YSLGuy said...

Bonjour, just to let you know how much I adore your blog, I have an award for you on mine. Please take a moment to stop by and pick it up!

The Red Umbrella said...

This looks so tasty!

BALLET NEWS said...

I am a bit worried about you Darling Duchess - and Lady R of course. how are things ??

♥zoe♥ said...

My dear Duchess♥
Hope you're doing well i'm so glad i just came back to blogland and missed you so muchly! I am so sorry for my silent for so long i'hv been having some issue and escape to holidays for 3 months at my parents house in Malaysia:) well everything is fine for me here thank you for your wonderful blessed! You're always the sweetest and kind friend i'hv ever come across♥ I don't lie you really are*heehee*

Lots of love sending to you all the way from Singapore!
x♥x♥
Zoe

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Hi. I was so happy to come across your blog again today. You see, I came across you while blog hopping a few months ago as a new blogger and didn't add myself to follow. I thought I would come across you and read more on another day; but, I had no idea how big blogland was. Now I am a follower and can read your blog whenever I want :).
Hope and pray things are going well with you and your friend and you can visit me whenever you have time.
I love lovely things too.
~ Julie

Bumpkin Bears said...

You have the most charming, pretty Blog. I felt like I was visiting a friend for afternoon Tea out in the garden. I love all of the quotes, so very inspiring to cherish all the simple pleasures in life. Have a beautiful day, Catherine x

recklessbliss said...

Hello Duchess, I was just wondering if you had a button or badge I could add to my blog as I am updating my favourites list would very much like to include you on that list. I would love it if you would add my button as well!
Thanks a bunch my dear!
Heidi@RecklessBliss
xoxo

Mimi said...

HI DUchess!!!!!
I know I have had a very busy summer and have been absent alot, but I worry when I miss someone for a month!!IS everything ok???
Just wanted to check in and say HI!!
Keep me informed on how you are doing so I don't worry to much!!
hugs,
jamie

cilla said...

Hello Duchess
i hope you are doing ok,have not saw you online a while,always know im here for you.love Cilla

Hamptontoes said...

You have such lovely images, always. Have a wonderful weekend!

shabbydreaming said...

Dreamy!!!!!

La Petite Gallery said...

Always liked Emerson. Beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend.


yvonne

Thyra said...

Hello Duchess! Thank you for lovely afternoon tea and inspiring company!
I always love to visit your beautiful world. ´)

Deanna said...

Duchess,
Are you well?
d

Mz. Spider said...

Sweet sweet, Duchess. How can I talk to you directly??? I miss you terribly. Do you have a FB account our an email that you can send to me? My personal email is zwerling_girl@yahoo.com/. (Please delete this immediately.) I miss you so much. Touch base with me as soon as you can. <3 xoxoxoxo

Cori G. said...

Dearest Duchess, I've been away from my blog and have just come back. I stopped by for a visit and it seems you've been away too. I hope all is well in your world and that you come back soon ;-).

Love, Cori

Terri said...

The music, The pictures (amazing) and of course your comments are always so comforting and I so enjoy your blog. i hope your friend Lady R is doing better. Thank you much for sharing !! Terri

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dear Duchess,
I do hope you and those you love are well and happy.

Hugs to you,

Betty

Boonie S said...

Hello Duchess,
I'm pleased to see that you're still keeping the British end up.
Lovely pastries by the way.

Very best wishes from Boonie

Thyra said...

Thank you for lovely afternoon tea and a lovely time in your company.
Grethe ´)

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Your Grace! We've been very remiss in dropping in for tea, am so delighted to see your table is as mouth-watering as ever!
Your humble servant and
Knight of the Perfect Pot of Tea

Rizzi said...

HI DUCHESS,
JUST TAKING ANOTHER STROLL, FOUND MYSELF IN FRONT OF YOUR COTTAGE. HOPE ALL IS WELL, MY PRAYERS ARE STILL WITH YOU AND LADY R. RIZZI

Green thumb said...

Hello Duchess!!!
I'm so happy to have found your delightful blog again! I missed you a lot!
I hope all is well with you and your family and that you've had a great Summer!
Michela xxx

Maria said...

A sweet September hello to you Duchess~
Sending prayers, thoughts and wishes your way

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ > > >

. . . there they go!

Showers of blessings onto all ♥

*Maria

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,my dearest Angel,Duchess!-)*

How are you,my beautiful Friend?!
How are your girlfriend...
Hope SO much that she is better now and you too,dear Duchess!
The time flew away and incredibly fast...

Wish you a very calming september weekend,my dear,dear friend:-)*

Love,
***Violetta***

Madelief said...

Dear Dutchess,

I have been missing your post. I hope that things are going well.

Take care!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Thyra said...

Dear Duchess, I have been here again for afternoon tea. I needed a break in my busy day that has been a little tough, so I had a piece of chocolate for the tea. But I hope you are okay. I love your roses.Thanks for tea and sympathy.

Strandkullen said...

Dear darling Duchess! Were are you? Are you feeling alright? Miss you! Hugs semlan in sweden

La Petite Gallery said...

So what is going? Are you alright?/ I haven't seen a new post in a while I am worried that something is wrong.

Yvonne

Katy Noelle said...

Dearest Lady,

It has been a couple of months since you have posted but I just want you to know that I have not forgotten the beautiful and talented woman that has brushed past my life. You come to mind (honestly, how COULD I forget you so easily???) and I smile and I am moved to pray for you. I don't know when you will ever get this little note. I don't know what is happening or will happen. I just want you to know that I thought of you, today, and it was a pleasant, happy thought and, then, I thought that I should tell you so.

Love, Katy Noelle xxoo

m.e (Cathie) said...

thinking of you sweet lady
sending you hugs ♥

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

LOVE your charming blog.... the colors and the photography are just delish..

Warmest blessings,
Spencer

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,my beautiful Lady Duchess:-)*

Popped by you...wishing to you and you girlfriend many,many LOVE from the wholl World and sure from me!!!

My warmest hugs and LOVE to you,my dearest Angel Duchess:-)))*

***Violetta***

Thyra said...

Dear Duchess!
I hope I'm not visiting you too often. I have been here about four-five times- I think! It's such a lovely break to take tea in your company. I love your flowers and porcelaine, but I might have told you this before! And the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Thank you very much for tea.
I hope you are well. Have a nice day.
Grethe ´)

Princesa Nadie said...

Your blog is a pleasure for the senses
Meeting you has been a memorable moment
Hugs

BALLET NEWS said...

Very worried about you Darling Duchess. I can only pray that things are ok with you ...

Mimi said...

HI HONEY!!!
I miss you so much!!
let me know that you are OK...OK???|
I sure hope that everything is going ok, we have all missed your heavenly posts!!!
Love and hugs,
jamie

Rizzi said...

MY DEAR DUCHESS, I THINK ABOUT YOU, AND HOW YOU ARE DOING. I HOPE YOU ARE WELL, AND I HOPE LADY R IS GETTING BETTER EVERYDAY. PLEASE DUCHESS TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, I MISS YOU SO MUCH MY FRIEND.
UNTIL YOUR RETURN, MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. LOVE, LADY RIZZI

La Petite Gallery said...

How are you pretty Lady?
as usual this is a wonderful and
delicious post.

yvonne

Kitty M said...

Beautiful Duchesse you are in my blogging thoughts this morning. I have missed your pretty posts these past few months so I really do hope all is well with you and your family and friends. Sending you sweet wishes and lots of cake and tea :-) xxx

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dear Duchess,
We do miss you so and hope all is well.

Hugs for you,

Betty

cilla said...

Hello duchess
i hope yo uare doing ok sweetie, have missed you,stop by when you can love Cilla

tea time and roses said...

Dropping by to wish you a most lovely weekend Dear Duchess.

Smiles♥

Beverly

renaissance grace said...

Darling Duchess,
I feel I need to congratulate you on your inspirational
impact that you have had on my life, since meeting you, my dear nothing has been insurmountable and the simple task of running large households has become a pleasurable experience, so much to share with like minded people that adore excellence.
The organizing of amazing weddings is done with such grace and delight it is a pleasure to be a small part of a fabulous production, my heart's desire has paid dividends with my beautiful daughter joining forces and sharing in all the fun.

Thank you my dear for being such a tremendous spiritual support and guiding light to excellence.
I will endeavor to meet your approval always.
Yours
Lady Susan

Debbie said...

I do not see you posting much anymore. I do hope you are doing well. I was thinking of you today!!~ with SMiles:) Debbie

jordiegirl said...

Dear Duchess

Like many others of your blogging friends I am wondering how you are as you have not blogged since July.

I hope all is well with you and yours and you return to blogging very soon.

Jordiegirl

Janny said...

So beautiful and delicious your blog. I like the combination of many roses and high tea! You don't have recepies? Did you see my own made roses of paper?!
Regards Janny from rozenboetiek.

Marissa said...

You, my love, have an absolutely adorable and serene blog. I love that it is filled with pictures. This was the perfect thing I needed to stumble upon after a long day.

XXXO
tastesandstyle.blogspot.com

Hamptontoes said...

How are you darling duchess? I thought about you today, as I did a post about a company called Dunes and Duchess!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

I do miss you,my dear,dear Duchess...many,many days,just every day,when I popped inside to this magic Blogland world...

I think:''How is it now with beyond lovely,sweetest lady Dushess...???''

Wish you warm sunny days and big smilies!!!

Always with Love to you,
***Violetta***

La Petite Gallery said...

Dutchess how are you doing ??? Where are you??
yvonne

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Duchess,
Just wanting you to know I have been thinking of you and missing you, and wondering if you are okay!!
Hope all is well with you sweetie!!
Blessings,
Nellie

Sugarpie said...

What a lovely, happy and inspirational blog!
The flowery (and delicious) photographs, the bits of poetry and words of encouragement are all just wonderful!
I'll be back..
xxx
Celia

Thyra said...

I hope you are well, dear Duchess. Thank you so much for good company and lovely tea and delicious cake today.
Best wishes
Grethe `)

Creative Carmelina said...

YOUR BLOG IS A SWEET GIFT TO ME, ALL ON IT'S OWN....

IT IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO BE HERE ON THE INTERNET...YOU HAVE DONE SUCH A FABULOUS AND ROMANTIC JOB OF CREATING A PRETTY NICHE IN WHICH TO SHOWCASE BEAUTY!

THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING AND FOR BEING YOU!

CIAO BELLA

CREATIVE CARMELINA

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

You are missed, Duchess. Hope all is well with you and your good friend. Sending warm thoughts your way.

Blessings,
Sandi

The Red Umbrella said...

True, true and back to you.

Serena said...

Thinking of you, Duchess, and hoping all is well ~ xo

Bohemian said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO... now I'm thirsty AND hungry! *wink*

Dawn... The Bohemian

nato said...

hello, my first time in your blog,was sipping a cup of tea in a lovely mug with my favorite flower (among others), a fuchsia on a roy kirkham mug. you made me dream of those lovely cups and roses , the beautiful colors , and the enchanting quotes. JUST LOVELY. Will be passing soon. All the way from Lebanon. have a cup of tea.

Carla said...

Dear Duchess, I have missed having tea with you. Hope you are having a wonderful autum. Blessing to you and yours,
Carla

All things nice... said...

Duchess,

I thought that I had missed you somewhere as I haven't called around for tea, hope your keeping well.

All things nice...

parTea lady said...

Hi Duchess,
Still missing you in blogland. Hope you are well.
Hugs,
Maureen

Marie Antionette said...

Hello your Grace,
Poping over to say hello and that I'm back to blogging.Missed you and your special ways.Your always so fun to visit.To celebrate my return and the holidays, I am having a give away.Please stop by.
May God bless you Dear,
XXOO Marie Antionette

Kim said...

Hello Duchess,
My name is Kim and I live in Ontario, Canada. I absolutely love your blog; the teacups, teapots, pictures and colours are wonderful.
I love tea, especially High Tea. Enjoy your day.
Kim@lettersfromtheshore/blogspot.com

Rizzi said...

MY DEAR DUCHESS,
JUST WANTED TO STOP BY AND SAY "HELLO" MY FRIEND, I HOPE YOU ARE WELL, AND I PRAY LADY R IS RETURNING TO GOOD HEALTH. I MISS YOU SO MUCH DUTCHESS, I HOPE YOU COME BACK SOON. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.
LADY RIZZI

Bernideen said...

I knew you had a family member in need...I hope all is ok.

cilla said...

Hello duchess
i hope you are doing well sweetie and that Lady R is doing good,have missed you so much,stop by when you can,love Cilla

Casa Bella said...

Dear Duchess,
You are missed in blogland. But believe me, I understand how other things can take your energy and mind away from sitting in front of the computer.
My dear sister died of cancer in May this year, and then my dear mother passed away three months later. It has been challenging, to say the least.

I could get down, but then I think, how can I let the opportunity to live life go unnoticed, while I have the blessing to do it?

I often think of you and your friend, and hope with all my heart she's keeping strong in spite of the struggle, and that so are you.

I send you my love, hugs, and wishes of health and peace.

Blessings, dearest Duchess.

Silvia at Casabella

roseleann said...

I stopped back to visit today on the chance there might be a post on the day of the royal wedding announcement. Your blog is so beautiful and truly makes me smile. I hope you have had reason to smile lately, and that you find your way back to giving us all inspiration in the simple, lovely things in our lives.

Donna Rose Houchen said...

I absolutely adore your blog!! Whenever I need a boost, I turn to your beautiful images and imagine myself in my 2nd home-England-having tea with you and others who love England's treasures.

Thank you for this amazing site. When are you starting a magazine or opening a boutique??!!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

I think of you and I missing you,my wonderful friend,fabulous,great woman,Duchess:-)))*

Much LOVE to you,
Blessings from the wholle world,
***Violetta***

Marie Arden said...

Where are you Duchess? Itis almost the holidays and we miss you!
Come back to tea time and your loyal subjects.
Marie Arden Pink Living.blog

Susy said...

Hello Duchess,
you're tired of hearing the same words ....
but your blog is simply beautiful !!!!!!
A hug Susy

Deanna said...

Duchess.

Betsy said...

Hi, hope everything is well with you and yours as you have not posted in a while.
Love the delightful cup of tea pictured. Hope to hear from you soon.
Betsy

BALLET NEWS said...

Darling Duchess, whatever might have happened ? It's been such a very long time.... I have things crossed for you

kimberlyshaw said...

Such a treat to visit you today!

Mage said...

What a lovely blog you have! Those teacups and saucers are elegant, i like them all. Also the confectionery photos are taken with utmost dedication to foodography, inviting and yummy.

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Belle Inspirations said...

LOVE! your blog I have just found, and now am a follower, I also have a blog so please visit sometime and I hope to send a little inspiration your way!ps [so excited to have stumbled across your blog]

Madelief said...

Dear Duchess,

It is such a long time ago since we heared from you. I hope you are ok? I miss your beautiful posts!

Take care!

lieve groet, Madelief

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Just checking in my friend with a big hug! Ciao, bella!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,sweet,great Duchess:-)*

It's So long time ago when we road your beautiful post,my beautiful Friend...

Blessings and Much LOVE to you,

***Violetta***

Sarah Lounsbury said...

I love love love the pictures. So simple and sweet.
sarah
www.sarannedipity.blogspot.com

jordiegirl said...

I miss reading your blog Dear Duchess and wonder how you are.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Hope you'll be back soon.

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Dear Duchess, I have been thinking about you and your friend, and praying for both of you and your families. My heart goes out to you...
Joyce

Red. said...

Vaya cuantas cosas ricas!! Te deseo lo mejor para esta Navidad y para el año nuevo que entra.

Besos,

m.e (Cathie) said...

hope you are ok, thinking of you & sending you my love ♥

Linda Higgins said...

Dear Duchess, where are you? Taking care of family and or friends I am sure. Everyone misses your sweetness in blogland and I wish you all the best dear heart. I pray you are well and that you at least open up your blog to see so many people are thinking of you! hugs and smiles!

Serena said...

Duchess, you have us quite worried. I do hope all is well with you...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Serena

Deanna said...

Duchess,
Miss you and hope you'll comment soon.
d from homehaven

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Dear Duchess, sending you tons of Merry Christmas blessings and Happy New Year wishes from Frog Hollow Farm. Thinking of you! Ciao, bella!

Maria said...

*A blessed Christmas to you*
God bless you always, Wishing you peace and comfort.
Love,
~Maria

Torie Jayne said...

Wishing you and your family all the best Duchess, Merry Christmas, you are missed x

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Duchess,
You have been missed, my dear! We hope all is well with you and your good friend. Just stopping by to wish you and all your loved ones a lovely Christmas.

Christmas blessings & hugs,
Sandi

gulnaz said...

i have fallen in love with your beautiful charming blog!!!

CIELO said...

You're so sweet... and I love your blog!

cielo

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