Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




Hello my darlings, where do I begin? It has been far too long since my last post when sadly and unexpectedly my life took a wrong turn. Bit by bit, my days are starting to take on a semblance of order and I am now ready to slowly resume blogging after a long hiatus.

I am completely lost for words to express the love and gratitude I feel for you, my precious friends. Your frequent visits and sincere concerned comments during my absence are immensely appreciated. It is so heartwarming to see that I have not been forgotten and that you have missed me as much as I have missed you. You are all so good to me my darlings. I wish I could reach into my screen and hug each and every one of you.

It's good to be back.
I will stop by for a cuppa soon.



142 comments:

Catherine said...

Dear Duchess,

You don´t know how much we have missed you, but we also know that life can be a bit hard sometimes and blogging is the last thing on our minds...I send you all my love to you, and please remember you are a very strong person, with an enormous heart and that makes you a very special girl!!!!!

A big hug to you my dear friend and all my best wishes and blessings!

Di Cuore said...

^________^
I'm happy!
I'm happy!
I'm happy!

G.

Selba said...

Oh... Duchess... What a beautiful surprise to see you back again blogging. You wont believe how much I miss you and I guess all of your blogger friends also have missed you really much. Hopefully the Rose Tea Cottage will be full with lovely posts again from you so we all can come often again to have a nice cup of tea in here *hugs n kisses*

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Good morning from Frog Hollow Farm! How lovely to see you! Hugs, hugs, hugs, hugs, hugs...xxoo Ciao, bella!

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, hooray, hooray, hooray!!!

I'm sorry that life has had such a hard bump for you, dear lady. You absolutely were not forgotten and, actually, when my life has been tearfully bumpy, in the last few months, I've, sometimes, come here for some cheering up. It's amazing what just the thought and sight of flowers and tea time can do. It can't fix all the pains in the world but....well, wait, or....can it??? Maybe, actually, it's been the tea time PLUS your gracious self that you've put in your teatime posts. Soupy!!! but true. =]

Wishing for a magic wand to wave the rest of it away for you. Will have to settle for "hugs and kisses",

Katy Noelle xxoo

P.S. My blog isn't there, at the moment. When it's settled, in the next day or two, I'll come and tell you my new address - if you have time, that is.

RosieP said...

Lovely to see you back.

Hugs Jill x

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Dear Duchess,
I am so sorry for the sad days that you have gone through. You have definitely not been forgotten and have been very missed! I am happy to see you dipping your toe into the water. :)
Many Prayers & Much Love,
Joyce

Madelief said...

Welcome back dear Dutchess. I hope that despite the hardship you have had over the last couple of months it has been a beautiful time as well.

Good to see a post of you again!

Lieve groet,

Madelief x

linda said...

Dear Duchess, We are so glad to say the least you are bad.I was so happy to see a new post today Debbie kept on asking me Mom where it the Duchess..Iam so glad i can tell her your back Bless your heart hugs Linda

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

My Dearest Duchess,
I am so very, very sorry for the sorrows that have befallen you, but as all the other nice people above have said, you were not forgotten!!

It is so very nice to have you with us again and I am certain you will find your way back to The Tearoom when you are able.

Biggest hugs to you,

Betty

Kelly said...

Welcome back! I hope all is well. I am happy you are back in the blog world because your beautiful blog always makes me smile. Hugs.

Melissa said...

It is good to have you back. You have been missed. Just in time for royal wedding teas!

Rose said...

Hello Duchess,
How wonderful that youve returned to Rose Tea Cottage! We missed your sweet posts.
We all need a break now and again, whether it be long or short. I hope that your feeling refreshed and well.

Rose

Bluebell said...

Hello Duchess, I am so glad to hear from you again, I have really missed your lovely blog. I hope things are better for you now.

Love Jill

*❀*ℳḯʟʟḯ℮ ℳεα∂☺ωSẘℯℯ☂*❀* said...

so lovely to see you ❤

i am having a break from posting myself, but just today have begun peeking at my favourite blogs again and here you are!!! i am so happy :o)

much love ❤ to you dear Dutchess xxx

jordiegirl said...

Wow, my days will be brightened up again by your lovely posts which I have missed for such a long time. I think it's the fact that it is always full of such beautiful colours that it uplifts my spirits.

I hope you are finding the right path again and will be able to return to your blog on a regular basis again.

Love and hugs

Rizzi said...

HELLO MY DUCHESS,
I AM SO HAPPY YOU HAVE RETURNED TO BLOG LAND. YOU HAVE BEEN MISSED SO MUCH. MY HEART IS FULL OF JOY AND WARMTH KNOWING YOU ARE THERE....I WORRIED ABOUT YOU....
BUT ALWAYS NEW YOU WOULD BE BACK. LOTS OF HUGS GO OUT TO YOU MY FRIEND. WELCOME HOME....RIZZI

Marilyn said...

Welcome back! You definitely were missed.

Madame Damal said...

Dear Duchess

Welcome, welcome back!!! I am so happy to see a post from you. I missed you and your cheerful blog very much. I prayed for you and will continue to pray, you are very dear to me. Welcome back Duchess.

Marie

Collarinos de mamá said...

We have missed you and your posts so much.
Welcome back, dear Duchess!
Best wishes.
Belén

Maria said...

~ a warm welcome ~
~ tender hugs ~
and
~ sweet hellos ~

♥ from all of us to you ♥
Smiling to see you back,
~Maria

PEACHIE ROSE said...

Oh.... so happy to see you back. Keep smiling Duchess, laughter is the best medicine, i've been there done that and I know.

Hugs

Sophie

Living Rancho Delux said...

This is my first time commenting but not my first visit. I am so happy you have returned. I look forward to visiting more. Sending you hugs and blessings

Shirleyanne said...

Welcome back Duchess! Good to see you've come back! You have been missed!

Pauline said...

Dear Duchess, so glad your back.
Blessing to you and yours.
Hugs

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Happily,you are back,dearest Duchess!!!

Oh,my dear wonderful friend...I am so sorry for all these time you had to withness...
It´ s great,you are back here in the wonder Blogland world:-)))*

Much love and many warmest hugs to you,
***Violetta***

rosenrot said...

My Dear Duchess, I have missed you sooo much, because you last post is months ago. Sometimes I visite your blog and write a comment under your last post.
I hope you are well and you dont leaving us again for such a long time.
Best wishes and a very big hug for you my friend :)
Marlies

Casa Bella said...

Dearest Duchess,
I'm so happy to see you are back. I hope life is treating you kindly now. You have been in my prayers. Much love and sweet blessings to you, dear Duchess. Know we love you and we are here for you.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

So glad you are on your way back. :)

Bernideen said...

Glad to see you posting again - I thought something went wrong and am glad to see you are back! I came here many times while you were gone.....always lovely!

Gail said...

Duchess it's great to see you back, I looked at your link on my blog every time I updated it to see if you had returned, and today I saw you had! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful posts.

Zurin said...

Dear Duchess,
I am so glad you're back. I have missed your beautiful posts and YOU. I hope everything goes well.

Hugs

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello dear Duchess,
Indeed you have been missed! I'm sorry life has been difficult. We are so happy to have you back again! Your post is lovely and filled with such beauty; thank you. Hope you are having a lovely weekend filled with sunny skies and lovely cups of tea.
I know I am looking forward to coming back for many more visits.

Blessings and hugs,
Sandi

Cori G. said...

Dearest Duchess,
I was just thinking about you and decided to drop by. I'm so glad to see you're back and hope that all is well in your world...or getting better day by day.

Much love,
Cori

Susie's country cottage said...

Welcome back Duchess. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous posts.

Susie X

Rozani said...

Hi Duchess, everything good? How long does that you post. He was longing for his beautiful post photos. It's all so beautiful and well maintained with care.
I wonder if you're that beautiful girl pictured drinking tea?
If so, you are very beautiful! A great weekend and a big kiss.
Rozani

Miss Rhea said...

I am so glad you are back and all is well !! I am praying that things are even better for you. :) There is NO way we could usher in the marriage of William and Kate without you, you know :) Happy Hugs :) :)

Miss Baptista said...

Jipie yeah, jipie yeah, jipie yeah,
so glad you are back,
but take it slow, don't rush,
hugs and kisses <3

Caroline Cakewise said...

Dear Duchess,
Your blog is a scrumptious, light and fluffy as a perfectly baked sponge cake :) I really love it-will defitely be visiting again! xx

parTea lady said...

It is wonderful to have you back, Duchess. I've visited often, hoping that you were okay and that you would return to blogging.

Hugs,
Maureen

Deanna said...

Dear Duchess,
Warm wishes to you this Spring. Sincerely missed hearing from you.
d

BALLET NEWS said...

Darling Duchess !!! unbelievably great news that you are back. I have been so worried about you.. I kept checking in but there was no sign that you were about...

SOOOOO over the moon and back again that you are writing again. Welcome home xxxx

Florence and Mary said...

Welcome back but more importantly it is so good to have you back!

I missed you,

Victoria xx

Girly Notes said...

welcome back :)

http://girlynote.blogspot.com

Lilla-Hilla-Hus said...

Dear Duchess,
many greetings from Germany.
It is so nice, that you are coming back.I love your wonderful blog.
I wish you nice easter days.
Kersti

Janny said...

I like your blog very much!
Did you see my roses on my blog?

Regards Janny

Kelly said...

I am sooooooo pleased you are back !!!! I have missed you very much xxxx

Mimi said...

HI DUCHESS!!!!
OH MY GOODNESS I AM SOOOO GLAD YOU ARE BACK!!
GUESS WHAT we are coming to Europe this summer, NOT England, I am saving that for a rip all by itself...however.....
I have a 2 or 3 hour layover in HEATHROW AIRPORT!!!I AM GOING to RUN like MAd to shop for ROYAL WEDDING STUFF!!!!ISn't that exciting!!!Do you live near there???Could you meet me????
I am sooo Happy you are back!!
I have indeed missed you so much!!!
Please always knwo you can talk when you are ready!!
love and hugs,
jamie--mimi

Antiques And Teacups said...

And I am a new follower...having found you from my friend Bernideen's blog.
Ruth

Joyce said...

Glad to have you back Duchess.

roseleann said...

Another beautiful blog and blogger back to inspire us...you have been truly missed. I hope each new day gets better and better for you. So glad you're back!

Marie Arden said...

Yeah you are back. I came to the site today to leave a comment asking where you went. Just glad you are back and I hope you know how you were missed.
I bet you are excited about the Royal wedding.
Have a pink day!

Barbara on Long Island said...

Hello Duchess!! So happy to have stumbled on to this blof. It is everything I would ever want . You are truly my cup of tea

Kittie Howard said...

My intuition brought me back to you again. I've been worried, but am delighted to see that sunlight shines through one of life's clouds. Try as we might, storms can drench us. Inner strength dries us off.

Please know that I've missed you, thought about you, and look forward to an afternoon cup of tea with you. Last night, hub and I stayed up to watch a TV special about Prince William and Catherine. It was nicely done. The world NEEDS this wedding!

Madeline's Album said...

I am so glad you are back posting again. While you were away I checked almost every day and wondered what had happen to you. Have a blessed evening and a big welcome back. Madeline

Rizzi said...

HELLO MY FRIEND,
JUST STOPPING BY TO HAVE SOME TEA WITH YOU. HOPE YOU ARE FEELING WELL, AND YOUR DAYS ARE FILLED WITH JOY, AND SUNSHINE.
EASTER WILL BE HERE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT. I HEAR THE EASTER BUNNY WILL BE STOPPING BY YOUR COTTAGE AND LEAVING YOU A BASKET OF HAPPINES. TAKE CARE MY DUCHESS, I WILL BE BACK. HUGS...RIZZI

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Dear,dear Duchess:-)*

Wish you beautiful Easter time,my dearest virtual friend!!!

Much Love and sunny hugs to you,
***Violetta***

*❀*ℳḯʟʟḯ℮ ℳεα∂☺ωSẘℯℯ☂*❀* said...

Hello my Sweet

i hope that the Wedding Week will lift Your Spirits, it is going to be so very very Special... oh, and Easter too...with all the Lovely Flowers in bloom! i am sending You - in my thoughts - a posy of Sweet Lily-of-the-Valley, it symbolises the return of Happiness. i wish you warm and gentle waves of new happiness dear Duchess

much Love to You
and God Bless xx

Millie

Carla said...

Hellooooooo Duchess! So glad that you are back. I have really missed you.

Tina said...

So lovely to hear from you, Duchess! Hooray!
Life certainly has had bumps here as well and I am pleased you have stopped by to let us know your doing better!
We'll be here whenever you are :)

tea time and roses said...

Enjoy a lovely weekend dear Duchess!

Smiles♥

Beverly

Rizzi said...

HAPPY EASTER DUCHESS,
MAY YOUR DAY BE FILLED
WITH LOVE, SUNSHINE, AND FLOWERS. GOD BLESS YOU. RIZZI

Betsy said...

So glad you have returned and wish you bright and wonderful days ahead.
You have such a beautiful blog and am happy that you are posting again.
betsy

BALLET NEWS said...

DArling Duchess I thought of you over the weekend with the Royal Wedding, and wondered what you made of it all ?

Hope you are very well and looking forward! xxx

Rizzi said...

HELLO MY DUCHESS,
WELL, I WATCHED THE ROYAL WEDDING ON THE TV OVER AND OVER, IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL. I HOPE YOU GOT TO SEE IT. HOPE YOUR DAYS ARE GOOD ONES, THINKING OF YOU. TAKE CARE DUCHESS.
RIZZI

Boonie S said...

It's nice to see you back with us.
Hope all is well. Welcome back.
We've missed you.

All the best, Boonie

Maria said...

Duchess Darling, I love your blog so unconditionally! Your photos, the layout and charm...
I couldn't resist following!
One day we must have tea...
xo Maria
www.avenuemaria.blogspot.com

Rizzi said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY DUCHESS, HOPE YOUR DAYS ARE HAPPY ONES, AND HOPE YOU HAVE LOVE AND SUNSHINE AROUND YOU. I WILL STOP BY FOR TEA, WOULDN'T THAT BE SOMETHING. RIZZI

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Wish I could learn you not only virual,dearest Duchess:-)))*

My sunshine hugs and Love toy ou,
***Violetta***

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Dear Duchess,
It is nice to meet you. I'm your newest follower. I love your blog! Thank you for cheering up our life with such a beautiful blog.
Have a blessed day!
Hugs ~Wendy

Casa Bella said...

Oh yay! You are back!!! It's so nice to see your post. How wonderful to read your sweet words again. Glad to hear your life is slowly (but steadily) going back to normal. Isn't it funny how sometimes we can get tired of our routine wishing we could go do something out of the ordinary. But then, something out of the ordinary happens and we long for that sense of normalcy, the routine that is so familiar to us. Right here in my office, I have a sign with a quote by Mary Jean Iron: "Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in the quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow."
May you enjoy your day, dearest Duchess. Blessing to you and yours.

sevde said...

I am very happy with us again. I follow your blog from Turkey. an excellent blog

Rizzi said...

HELLO DUCHESS,
HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD DAY, MISS YOU VERY MUCH. OUR WEATHER IS GETTING WARMER AND WARMER EVERYDAY, AND EVERYTHING IS BLOOMING, AND TURNING GREEN, SO BEAUTIFUL. I AM HAVING A CUP OF EARL GREY, WON'T YOU JOIN ME. TAKE CARE, RIZZI

Deanna said...

Duchess,
Miss you!
d

cilla said...

Duchess
what a beautiful suprise sweetie,to see your post.I have missed you soo much.I as well have not been able to be on a lot and have missed everyone so much.I'am hopiing to post more again.stop by sometime .Hugs too you sweetie.Cilla

Terri said...

oh my goodness .... i found you again.... I am soooo excited and soooo understand when we neeeed to take a break!! Now that you are back.. I will keep checking in Duchess!! Terri

Moniki Moraes said...

Duchess, how amazing is your blog. I just love to see it, because you have a wonderful taste. It's lovely with those photos with so much color that make it very special. Thank you for doing it so well.

Hestia said...

Hi I am new fan of you from Turkey:) your photos are awesome, i really like it. I am following you, this is my blog:
http://hestiascottage.blogspot.com/
Love from Hestia, xox

My Grama's Soul said...

Hello dear lady...glad you are back....hopefully all things are "tidied" up in your little corner.

Hugs,

Jo

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Hello Duchess, sending hugs your way! xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Ciao, bella!

Barbara on Long Island said...

Where are you?? I finally found your lovely blog and now you are gone. Please come back.

Rizzi said...

HELLO DUCHESS,
JUST STOPPING BY TO SEE HOW YOU ARE DOING, AND TO HAVE A CUP OD TEA WITH YOU. HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER, AND GETTING PLENTY OF SUNSHINE.
HOPE YOU RETURN SOON, I MISS YOU VERY MUCH MY FRIEND. TAKE CARE, RIZZI

Devin Felicity said...

loveee it! your site is so inspiring!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Welcome back. Everything is so beautiful. I just love visiting here. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello,
I visited your blog today. It was so pretty, colorful, and charming. I absolutely love the roses on it. I really enjoy a cup of tea everyday, especially on days that are hectic. It is very soothing. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. We recently did a post called "Tea Time" that I think you might like. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your creative, wonderful, unique ideas. Hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Ingrid de Villiers said...

Deat Duchess

It is wonderful to have you back...what a joy and blessing! :) I wish we could share a cup of tea and talk...and I would have given you a hug as well. I am putting the kettle on for tea anyway.....
Ixx

Concha Signes said...

Glamorous blog, always a pleasure to visit.
A hug

BeachVintage.com said...

So so great to hear from you again my dear. Please do take care.

haizi daizi said...

What an adorable blog, it's absolutely enchanting ...... sunny smiles from a new follower xxx

Micupoftea~ said...

Beautiful photos, yummy looking cheesecake~ Hope all is well and Happy Pink Saturday~

Cori G. said...

Dear Duchess,
I just popped in to say hello as I too have been missing from bloglandia. I am so sorry to read about your Beloved friend. Friendships that have been tested by trials and time are the most precious of friendships of all. I'm sure that Lady R and her family were blessed to have you by her side. I know not what the outcome was, but know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Much love to you,
Cori

LANA said...

Just discovered you!!! I live in New York but adore all things English, especially tea! I am also a big Doc Martin fan. I hope to visit England one day, especially Cornwall, York, and the Lake District. Love your blog and I will be visiting you again. xoxo Lana www.lifeatwildberrycottage.com

Katy Noelle said...

Hello, dearest Duchess! I was just visiting, today, and thinking about you...still, not forgotten. and, also, you are very understood that you need to be wherever you are.=] Just thinking about you... I hope that you have lovely, cheery crickets in your life, too, to keep you happy, quiet company, like I do, now. Life certainly has its sweetness!!!

Love, hugs and kisses,

Katy Noelle xxo

Dustjacket Attic said...

Hello darling Duchess, just dropped by to give you my best. I do hope all is well with you and yours. Thinking of you.

xxx DJ

Maria said...

♥ wishing you peace

Rizzi said...

HI DUCHESS,
THOUGHT I WOULD STOP IN TO SEE YOU TODAY, AND HAVE A CUP OF TEA. HOPE YOU ARE OK, THINK ABOUT YOU OFTEN.
BEFORE WE KNOW IT THE AUTUMN WILL BE HERE AND ALL THE LEAVES WILL BE TURNING COLORS. I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR, THE WEATHER WILL BE CHANGING, AND IT WILL BE COOLER AND REFRESHING. WELL, I HOPE YOU START POSTING AGAIN, MISS YOU VERY MUCH MY FRIEND. TAKE CARE, RIZZI

jordiegirl said...

Hello Duchess

I do hope you'll soon return to blogging as I miss reading your lovely posts and seeing your gorgeous photos which always brighten up the day.

I don't know the reason for you being away so long and was so looking forward to your return when you last did a little post apologising for your absence - but you still have not returned and I know there must be a very good reason for this and do hope that one day your life will take a turn for the better and allow you to come back to us.

Take care.

Martha's Favorites said...

I am so glad you are back. Please take good care of yourself. It is hard when something goes off course. Love that your joined us for Tea Cup Tuesday. Blessings, Martha

Deanna said...

Hello Duchess.
Miss hearing from you.
Pray you are well.

Please come sometime.
God bless,
d

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Hey, I'm comment number 100! I just thought that was pretty cool!

Your blog is so inspiring...so pretty...and I love visiting with you. Hope all is well in your corner of the world.

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,beautiful Lady Duchess!!!

How long time ago........
The World running by and I miss you very much:-(*
Hope you are ok,my wonderful friend:-)*

I send you million smiles and warmest hugs,

Love,
***Violetta***

Terri said...

Dearest Duchess,
You are so loved! We did miss you very much and I do hope your journey from here forward improves immensely! May you experience joy like never before : )

Your blog is such a pleasure to visit. You do create such beauty!
Hugs,
Terri

Mys och hemtrevnad said...

miss you!!! God bless you! I pray for you...come back soon. hugs semlan

Make It Small said...

Hello Duchess,

What a beautiful blog you have, I'm so pleased to have found you. Your photos are breathtaking. My best wishes to you and your dear friend. Gill x

Ayza said...

dear duchess

really sorry for the bad days you had. its nice to hear from you again. you have been missed so much. waiting your new posts....

best regards

www.casadiayza-eng.blogspot.com

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dearest Duchess,
I know how hard life can be sometimes and that blogging is not the most important thing in times of sadness. This is just a note to let you know that you are thought of and missed.

Hugs,

Betty

Tina said...

I do so hope this finds you having a blessed Thanksgiving.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Nov. 26th

Just stopping by, to say Hello to you.

Gentle hugs,
"In a large bowl, combine........"
Aren't those beginning words, delicious...
all by themselves? :-)))
~Me

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Dec. 1st...

-waving-

Hope all is well. And you are beginning to enjoy the coming Christmas Holiday Season.

Gentle hugs,
"The orange-scented zephyrs stirred, the branches rustled, and the tinsel crackled like merry music, to which the sparkling lights danced."

~~E.T.A. Hoffman "The Nutcracker"

Jen Chandler said...

I've been gone so long myself. I hope things are well with you. Sending you hugs and a warm cuppa to chase away whatever chills life may send you.

Always,
Jen xo

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,wonderful lady Duchess:-)*

How are you?....Hope you and your family are ok!

Wish you warmest,lovely Christmas time,I embrace you in my mind,my dear friend!

Much Love,
***Violetta***

Misborda2 said...

Dear friend,
Merry Christmas !!!!!
2012 heart I wish you full of creativity and friendship!
With love, Laura.

Deanna said...

Miss you...........

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Duchess,
You are sorely missed, dear lady! I miss your lovely posts and you.
I hope your journey in this New Year will be filled with beauty, joy, and lovely cups of tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Katy Noelle said...

Just a note to say 'hello!' and that the lovely warm humour and sweet refreshment that you've shared with us from under the brim of that hat and behind the safety of that beautiful cup of tea is certainly not forgotten. Wishing the very real you and yours a year filled with good, good, good things! Blessings!

xxooxxoo

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Duchess,
I just decided to come over once again to see if you were maybe back to blogging yet. Have certainly missed you!
Your blog is so beautiful and just makes my heart sing. So sorry you have been having a difficult time,
and sure know that blogging can definitely take a back seat at times. Have prayed for you many times, and will start up again.
Don't see a date on here anywhere so am hoping this was a recent post.
Take Care and hope to hear more from you soon, of course, only when you are able.

Blessings Abundant, Nellie

Kat La Decoradora Vintage said...

Thinking about you my dear friend, just wanted to say you are really missed...
Really hope everything is alright, send you all my blessings to you dear Duchess.

A big hug,

Catherine (CatherineLovesRoses)

Jewellers-Dublin said...

Great to see you back, lovely post. From Jewellers Dublin

Riet said...

Good to see you back Duchess. Happy Valentine's day

Jenny said...

Welcome back my friend! Good to see you back. xoxo

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Sooooo good to hear from you. Your blog is pure delight! ; )
~Michele

Sonia said...

Happy Valentine's Day! You were missed!
Miss Bloomers

A garden just outside Venice said...

So glad to have you back dearest Duchess!!!!
Sorry to hear what you've been through, I hope life has started smiling at you again, sending you a big hug!
Michela x

afoodie said...

OMG, could not believe my feeds when your post popped up. You are a breath of fresh air and have been sorely missed.

Gail said...

So good to have you back Duchess!

Stylista Laura said...

Dear Duchess,

I have just come across your blog and it is the prettiest site i have ever seen!

I will be visiting often!xx

Ruthie Miller said...

I am one of many who missed you and your beautiful way of looking at the world. I used to come, even though you weren't posting, just to look again and again at all the "take your breath away" pictures and text. I am so very delighted you are back and I hope any woes you had are long gone.
Welcome back. You were missed and are adored!

Kelly said...

So good to have you back xxx I have missed you and by the looks of it so has everyone else!!!!

Chris said...

Hi Duchess, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

*Bella Bliss* said...

Why hello!

I am glad I have found your blog!
It is very beautiful!

Ciao my bella!

Bella Bliss

*Bella Bliss* said...

I forgot to say that I am your newest follower!

Have a fabulous day!

Ciao Bella!

Bella Bliss

Civilla said...

Back on your beautiful blog!

Mrs. Sutton said...

What an absolutely beautiful blog you have! So delighted that your absence has been temporary. I too took a break from blogging after a bit of a blip in my life, but now that I am back I am SO happy to find so many kindred spirits again. Looking forward to reading more. x

Rizzi said...

GOOD MORNING MY DEAR DUCHESS....HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A NICE DAY WITH A CUP OF TEA AT YOUR SIDE.......I WAS HOPING YOU WOULD COME BACK TO US AND SHOW US YOUR LOVELY POSTS THAT YOU CREATE FOR ALL OF US......MOTHER'S DAY JUST PAST.....HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO YOU......THE DAYS ARE GETTING WARMER HERE IN NEW JERSEY.....BUT WE ARE HAVING LOTS OF RAIN......I AM LOOKING FORWARD GOING TO THE BEACH AND LOOK FORWARD TO WATCH THE BEAUTIFUL OCEAN AND COLLECT LOTS OF SHELLS......MISS YOU DUCHESS......
LOVE AND HUGS....RIZZI

Rizzi said...

GOOD MORNING MY DEAR DUCHESS....HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A NICE DAY WITH A CUP OF TEA AT YOUR SIDE.......I WAS HOPING YOU WOULD COME BACK TO US AND SHOW US YOUR LOVELY POSTS THAT YOU CREATE FOR ALL OF US......MOTHER'S DAY JUST PAST.....HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO YOU......THE DAYS ARE GETTING WARMER HERE IN NEW JERSEY.....BUT WE ARE HAVING LOTS OF RAIN......I AM LOOKING FORWARD GOING TO THE BEACH AND LOOK FORWARD TO WATCH THE BEAUTIFUL OCEAN AND COLLECT LOTS OF SHELLS......MISS YOU DUCHESS......
LOVE AND HUGS....RIZZI

Cynthia Crow said...

What a lovely blog!

I had a longer break too and I know how good
it feels to be back.
Stronger than Ever.

Best Wishes for You
Cynthia

Deanna said...

Dear One, I truly miss your lovely blog. Wish you'd come by for a visit also create more of your beautiful post.

God bless you where ever you are,
d on the prairie

Sylvia said...

What a amazing blog, so delicate

linda said...

Hello sweet i just happend to see a new post and said omgosh she back.Iam so happy to see you hope things are going better for you .My Daughter Debbiedoos always asks me have you seen a post she said she missed you .We all miss you you are a true gem in blogland that shines the brightest.We are all so excited to go to Ireland for St pattys day parade my Grandsons school is marching in the band .Well i hope everything will be comming up roses for you warm hugs from usa Linda

Shanthi said...

Looks wonderful and healthy :)

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Have missed you so! A warm welcome back. ; )
~Michele

Nicholas said...

Wonderful article, so fun to hear about other people's views on tea and culture. I have been living with a family of tea farmers in Xishuangbanna Yunnan in Southwestern China, the birthplace of tea. The first tea the world ever had is what we now call Puer tea, raw Puer. After spending much time with this family, I have been able to share this tea with folks. The culture, the love, and the way this tea makes you feel is incomparable and the tea is all from one family, one farm. Definitely just would love to chat about tea sometime if you want to write me. www.MistyPeakTeas.com happy to send out any samples as well. Anyone tried Raw Puer tea? The green kind?

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