Thursday, February 11, 2016

A Moment of Stillness and Beauty


Sweet friends,
you are my cup of tea.




Sit back and take a moment to simply be. . .


Won't you enjoy this quiet time with me?


Put your feet up and relax. . .
have a nice cup of tea.




Let me pour you a cup of hot tea.

Our friendship is like a cup of tea. . .
a special blend of you and me.





Fresh and warm blueberry scones 
are waiting to be enjoyed.


Love divine, all loves excelling
Joy of heaven to earth come down;
Fix in us thy humble dwelling;
All thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy salvation;
Enter every trembling heart.
- Charles Wesley -




Tea with friends is like 
capturing happiness in a cup.




Love shared warms the heart and you, sweet friends,
warm my heart.


O to be like Thee!
Full of compassion,
loving, forgiving, tender, and kind.
O to be like Thee,
blessed Redeemer,
Pure as Thou art!
- Thomas O. Chisholm -




God willing,
may our tea be steeped in serenity,
sweetened by sharing,
and surrounded by the warmth of love.
- Irish Tea Time Blessing -




Friends and tea
make the world a more beautiful place.




A cup of tea shared with friends
is happiness tasted and time well spent.




May your heart be warmed and nourished
by all the love around you.


And thru eternal ages gratefully I sing,
"O how He loved!
Jesus, my Lord and my King."
- Oswald J. Smith -



A sweet friendship refreshes the soul,
and awakens the heart with joy. . .




Lovely friends,
thank you for taking a few moments out of your day 
to enjoy a time of stillness and beauty.

May you have a most beautiful and blessed Valentine's Day!




I am off on an adventure
and will return in time for Roses of Inspiration on Tuesday.
See you then!

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

Dear friends,
there are lovely new items listed in my Etsy shop.
Here is a peek of what you will find. . .

Baby blankets and oh-so-soft burp cloths.



Patchwork throw pillows.





Reversible aprons.
Two styles - one on each side.



The "Tea Lover's" gift set.
The set includes a mug rug, tea cup coasters,
a tea bag wallet, and a poket card.



Large Flea Market tote bags.





Fabric storage baskets.



And more mug rugs :)



All this and more available at Rose Petal Blessings.
Use coupon code LOVE15 for 15% off your entire order.
Offer good until February 14th.

Love and hugs!

74 comments:

Christine said...

A lovely blissful few moments spent with you, dear Stephanie! Thanks for helping to just be still for a while & enjoy our friendship & reflect on the joy of knowing the love of our Savior!
God bless on your adventure!

Little Treasures said...

I would love to spend tea time with you Stephanie! Lovely quotes and perfect set table - just what one needs to replenish mind and soul! Thank you for brightening my day dear friend!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful quotes, Stephanie, and photos. xoxo Su

hobbyloes said...

What a wonderful post Stephanie, it would be nice a tea time with you.
Lovely poems.
Have a good Valentine's day,
hugs, Loes

Pam Richardson said...

Stephanie, thank you for the.beauty and grace that you share! So calming and encouraging! Have fun and Happy Valentine's Day, sweet friend! Pam @ Everyday Living












Mary Hutchins said...

Such a sweet post, I would love to have tea with you! All your etsy items are so pretty, you are a very talented lady. Hope you enjoy your adventure!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Wonderful post, have a great trip and I LOVE all of your new items in your shop. Hearts for all!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Love the post and yes I was just sipping a cup of tea and reading my blogs. That mug rug and heart is soo cute.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Love the post and yes I was just sipping a cup of tea and reading my blogs. That mug rug and heart is soo cute.

Debbie Harris said...

Beautiful gracious tea Stephanie, filled with such loveliness from your words, quotes, and table setting.
I felt like I was sitting at the table with you and sweetly talking over the beauty of life.
Thank you for the peaceful and enchanted spot of tea on this fine morning.
You have some gorgeous new items in your beautiful Shoppe.

Enjoy your exciting adventure!

Love you~~Mom

Culinary Envy said...

What a beautiful post! Grandma Betty would be so proud. I would love to share a cup of tea with you anytime and I am off to check out your Etsy shop!

Nikki said...

Always such prettiness to be enjoyed here on your blog. What fun it would be to share tea with you!

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, dear friend! What a deligthful visit I have had with you today...so peaceful to stop by and be blessed by these sweet tea~inspired quotes...just beautiful!
Ah...and how pretty are the tea cups, tea pots and other vintage lovelies in your post! And I am just in love with each of your sweet items, Stephanie! I especially love the patchwork cushions you have been busy with - so gorgeously shabby!
Enjoy your adventure - may it be blessed and your heart truly refreshed!
Thinking of you...
Kelly-Anne

Kelly-Anne said...

P.S. And what a charming collection of books you have! I am just delighted by your bookshelf, dear friend!

Mary E. Stephens said...

A lovely, encouraging post, Stephanie. The roses are gorgeous, the forget-me-not tea cup is so pretty, and the china egg plate is really special. :-)

Gypsy Heart said...

A lovely post and incredibly beautiful photos! I'd love to have a cup of tea with you. :)

Happy Valentine's Day!

xo
Pat

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Lovely post, Stephanie! Happy adventuring!

September Violets said...

I'm new to your pretty blog. I enjoyed sharing this time over a good cup of tea with you. Wonderful verses, and beautiful tea & all things rosy!
Wendy

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Thank you dear Stephanie.
It is early morning here and I don't have to work today so I'm still in bed reading your post on my iPad!
Wishing you a relaxing, fun weekend away!
The words from the stirring Hymns are a wonderful start to my day - thank you!
Love and hugs
Shane

Lilly's Mom said...

Such a lovely post you have shared today. My best to you, Pat

Debby Ray said...

Oh Stephanie, your precious thoughts and words combined with your lovely photos just bless my heart! So many lovely things you have shared here...a real feast for the eyes, heart and soul! Bless you and have a wonderful Thursday, my friend :)

Melanie said...


Thank you for inviting me to your tea party! Have a wonderful adventure.

Anne Payne said...

I will be right over to partake of your lovely scones and tea! I mean really, Stephanie. If I could fly, I would! To sit and enjoy tea with you and your sweet mom would be amazing!!! Have a grand adventure! {[hugs}} :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie, your rose pictures make my heart sing! They are such a unique pretty color. Yes, I will have a cup of tea with you. Your tea cup with the blue birds is so pretty. You know, I've never had scones before. They look very tasty, especially your blueberry ones. :) What a nice Valentine table you have set.....a pretty tea cup, heart sachet, blueberry scones, beautiful roses, and a moment of stillness and beauty with You.

Happy Valentine's Day, sweet and dear friend.

love, ~Sheri

Elizabeth said...

Stephanie, What a sweet time of visiting together! This post was such a refreshment that was needed :) I loved all your sweet pictures and the quotes added a beautiful, inspiring touch!! I must say, your bookcase is a book lover's dream! All those books--oh my!! That is the ultimate definition of bibliophile {{winks}}

Enjoy your break and adventure...may your time be blessed with relaxation, fun, and enjoyment!!

Talk soon!
Love and hugs,
Libby

Lydia S. said...

Beautiful creations Stephanie!
Hope you have a nice Valentine's Day!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I really enjoyed spending some time with you, having tea from that lovely teacup and discovering your new creations.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I really enjoyed spending some time with you, having tea from that lovely teacup and discovering your new creations.

Roosterhead Designs said...

. . .oh to be like Thee . . .
This was such a sweet and love-filled post Stephanie!
What a beautiful spread you have shared with us; and the songs and poetry warm my heart. Thank you so much for taking time to bless us with a place to stop - and just soak in some tranquility : ) Hugs, Karen O

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this lovely post. I enjoyed it tremendously. Everything in your Etsy shop is beautiful. I love the bright colors and combinations. Happy St. Valentine's Day to you and yours. I look forward to your future posts.
Marilyn

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, Such a lovely day for tea with you and your pretties make it extra special. The quotes are all so endearing and what a treat to spend this time together. Thank you so much. Love all your pretty new treasures in your shop. I just have to go over and browse!! Blessings to you sweet friend.
Happy Valentine's Day!! Blessings xo
p.s. I had lunch with Kitty today at our Texas blogger luncheon. It was very special and I so loved being with our dear Kitty once again along with the other girls. There was 10 of us and we exchanged Valentine's and goodies.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Thank you for having me over for a cuppa tea and a blueberry scone, Stephanie! I enjoyed my visit and the lovely quotes that you shared. I may have to borrow the Irish Blessing sometime!
Enjoy your getaway, as you so deserve it! Love and hugs are sent to you....

Mindy Whipple said...

A fresh baked blueberry scone and a cup of hot tea - yes please!

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Hi Stephanie, thank you for the lovely cup of tea. I love all your creations, they're very pretty! Enjoy your adventure. Love Aunt Kelly.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a truly lovely tea setting - and spiritual food - you are so special, Stephanie, and bring joy to so many. Thank you for that!

Your new wares are AWESOME - you are so talented, ma'am!

Hope you have a fun and safe trip! HUGS!

Conniecrafter said...

Wishing you the most fabulous time on your little adventure.... Love the color in those beautiful flowers. Good luck selling all your wonderful creations!!

Denise said...

the beauty I find on your blog, makes my heart smile

Margie said...

I'd love to join you for a cup of tea, Stephanie! Your pretty teawares and the cheery colours of your creations made me smile. Happy Valentine's Day!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You know how to make tea a special occasion Stephanie and you have so many lovely things for sale in your Etsy shop.
Enjoy your adventure and blogging break.

Vee said...

All your posts are so pretty; it's a little oasis in Blogdom. You've been very busy in your sewing room. Have a delightful adventure!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Stephanie,
Beautiful photo's with beautiful quotes. How I would love to have a cup of tea with you. I know it would be a delightful experience. Looks like you have been very creative sewing for your etsy shop. Gorgeous pieces.
xoxo,
Vera

from our home ✂ to yours said...

i was away from blogging and im back Mrs stephanie, i found you again great! blessings soraya

Cheryl said...

Oh, what precious lovelies! So, so pretty, my friend. God has gifted you with so many dear talents, and we are ever so blessed that you are willing to share them with us! Have a wonderful love-filled Valentine's Day!

Daniela said...

My dearest, sweetest Stephanie,
every time I come and visit you here you bless my heart with joy and such a deep love ... at ~ My little old world ~ there's a surpise for you, hope you'll enjoy it !

Have a most beautiful day, today, and a weekend filled with so much love. Thinking of you with gratitude,
sending big hugs
Dany

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my friend, to take tea in the company of others, it is such a good thing! Last night, my husband and I enjoyed a cup together. It was lovely, after a crazy busy week.

Your wares are so bright and joyous! Much love to you. I will answer your email in a few because I have to run off again to work this morning! Back later!

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely post.

" Tea with friends is like
capturing happiness in a cup."

Enjoy your days.

All the best Jan

Sylvia said...

Thanks for sharing a moment of quietness with us,Stephanie.
Have a wonderful Valentine weekend.

Amy at love made my home said...

You are right, friends are so very special indeed aren't they! Enjoy your time away, Happy Valentines! xx

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a lovely tea Stephanie. Everything looks so pretty and welcoming. I love that deviled egg plate; I've never seen one like it. Thank you for sharing the inspiring quotes and your heart with us.
Have a wonderful adventure! xo Deborah
p.s. I'm off to visit your store!! So many pretties!

Mildred said...

Happy Valentine's Day. I will remember your kindness as I enjoy my breakfast tea this weekend. God bless.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a lovely tea shared with you, Dear Stephanie! So many pretties... Hope you have fun on your adventure. Blessings for Valentine's Day! Hugs xo Karen

Leigh said...

How pretty! Happy Valentine's Day!
Blessings, Leigh

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Oh dear Stephanie... what a joyous cup of tea you shared with us! Your tea setting with the delicious blueberry scones - oh my! Thank you for sharing your tea time with us, and the beautiful pictures of all your etsy shop products... you surely have been busy! I adored the patchwork pillows, absolutely gorgeous! And the aprons, oh I love the vintage look of them! You are so very talented with all you do!

I hope you are enjoying your adventure for the weekend my friend, and that Valentine's Day is especially special and wonderful for you! Much LOVE to you sweet friend! :)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Stunning tea cup and tea pot and what a lovely dish too!! Happy Valentine's Day!!
Thanks so miuch for all your visits!!

Hugs,
Deb

Robyn said...

This is just what I needed this morning, Stephanie - thank you! Enjoy your adventure, sweet friend. xoxo

Laura Lane said...

Such pretty things.
You've been making beautiful things my friend!
I mended a blanket yesterday, but that's about the extent of my sewing. I miss it a lot.
Laura

Sola Scriptura said...

Happy Valentines Day weekend to you!!

harleygirl said...

Hi Stephanie! I miss talking to you. Happy Valentine's Day!! :)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Stephanie you do the most beautiful posts -- in word and images. I love the old hymns (I'm teaching them to the 3rd-4th graders at church) they are so rich in theology and often written in the midst of great suffering or joy. Thanks for sharing -- enjoy your getaway!

Barbara Neubeck said...

.. ...what a special Sunday post Stephanie .....
I would love to have a cup of tea with you any time... night or day...
I love your egg plate..so pretty...
Enjoy your adventure..
see you next week.. hugs... Barb xxx

handmade by amalia said...

I've said it before, Stephanie, you do have the most gorgeous china. And your makes are fab!
Amalia
xo

Blogoratti said...

Very lovely words and thoughts for the day, and what nice things you have at your shop. Well done, and warm greetings!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Happy Valentine's Day! What a wonderful post celebrating the importance of friendship.

Mrs.T said...

I love the teacup with the bluebirds. And oh, what precious things you have made for your Etsy shop! Love them, especially the mug rugs and the tea lovers' gift sets!

Amy said...

Such lovely thoughts and words Stephanie! Its so nice to stop by and have a cup of tea with a friend(even if its virtual) ☺ Your photos are so pretty and precious!

I hope you had a lovely Valentines Day! Thank you so much for thinking of me on my birthday...you blessed me with a special treasure! And I love it! Thank you again for blessing me with your craftiness and your friendship!
Many Hugs, Amy

Amy said...
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Lynn Bean said...

What a beautiful post! I trust you had a very special Valentine's Day my friend! Your items are lovely!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Stephanie,

What a treat today, coming to share a cuppa with you and seeing all your beautiful treasures. I love all the pretty handmade things in your shop.
Hope you have a wonderful Valentines day and now I wish you a happy week
hugs
Carolyn

Draffin Bears said...

It was meant to say had a wonderful Valentines day - sorry

xo

Abiola said...

You're always so sweet and your home here is such a pleasant one, full of comfort.

And I love all those pretty products, the love that went into crafting each piece shines bright.

Hope you had a wonderful VAL.

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

Hello friend,

What a wonderful time at your blog today. I love your additions to your shop. How talented and beautiful it all is. Blessings today!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Thankyou for your visit Stephanie.
Gorgeous photos and quotes, very restful.
Loving your tote bags, you are very talented :)

Kim said...

Oh to share a cup of tea with you.....such bliss. Love, love, love the tea cup with the bluebirds of happiness; 'tis gorgeous. Those cushions you have stitched are brimming with gorgeousness and oh that apron....just lovely. Such a lovely post, Stephanie.

Jazzmin said...

Dear friend, I hope your week is off to a blessed start!♥
What a joy of warmth in my heart and soul to catch up reading through your delightful words and posts that I have missed. I have been having internet troubles :(
What a blessing sharing a quiet moment and tea with you my precious friend.
What happiness! Seeing all of your beyond lovely photos, reading these treasured words... and oh my, your creations are too perfectly lovely for words♥ And your deviled egg plate is so beautiful, I think it is the prettiest I have ever seen.

I replied on my blog but know it may not alert you, so I just wanted to let you know what a joy you brought me with the comment you left on my blog last. Oh dear friend, your words did truly bless me!! I loved reading every word♥

Love and blessings always!
Jazzmin

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