A Moment Of Quietness

My darling husband surprised me the other day with some beautiful pink roses
and they reminded me of the china set I received before I got married.

So I brought out a few dishes, made some cookies
and enjoyed a few moments of quietness and fond memories.

The first time I used this china set was at our wedding;
the wedding party table was set with the dishes.
The second I saw these dishes I fell in love with them
because they have pink roses on them
and I have mentioned I have a weakness for roses.
But I also loved them because they are called 'Stephanie'
which you all know is my name :)

Anytime I use these dishes I think back to our precious wedding day
and I praise the Lord for blessing me with such a wonderful and godly man!
I love him dearly!

Now, won't you enjoy a moment of quietness
and maybe bake some delightfully tasting cookies?

Easy Buttery Cookies

1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 cups butter, softened
4 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Combine the sugar and butter in a large bowl, mix until creamy.
Slowly add the flour.
Place the mixture on a floured surface and pat to 1/2 inch thickness.
Cut into desired shapes.
Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
Mix 1/2 cup white sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon
and sprinkle on top of cookies.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes.

If you want, you can half the recipe
and these cookies freeze well.

Have a wonderful day!

"Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD.
Praise ye the LORD."
Psalm 150:6

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Housewife59 said...

Both the roses and the dishes are beautiful Stephanie. Thank you for sharing them. Lesley


Snap said...

Thank you for the recipe. Your wedding china is lovely ... I really like the dainty design and I love roses!!! Lovely! Happy Tea Day!

Leovi said...

Very nice, wonderful pictures, really are exquisite, delicious whites.

Julie Marie said...

Your dishes are so sweet Stephanie... and I love that they are named after you... those cookies look delish!... and what a dear hubby you have... your pink roses are gorgeous... xoxo Julie Marie

Delvalina said...

A very touching story and sweet!! :)
I'm glad to know that God always working out to make our life beautiful through some people in life. I love the tea set up with the cover table, and esp the roses..
guess what, each time I see the rose, in the gardens,mall, or shops, always remind me of you.

Love you!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such beautiful wedding china and to be named as yours so special! What a sweet hubby you have to bring you flowers!

Anonymous said...


This is such a lovely set of dishes!
Your roses are beautiful!
I am going to try your cookie recipe; they look so delicious.

:) Hope

Kelly said...

Hi Stephanie;
What a lovely refreshing post. Thank you for sharing with us here in blogland. Your china is truly exquisite and you have a wonderful hubbub to bring you roses, especially that match your wedding china:) Thank you also for the recipe to the cookies. I think I might make them for my family this afternoon to bless their day.
Big hugs and blessings to you.

Anonymous said...

How lovely that your husband brought you such beauty! :) Your dishes are just so delicate and the intricacy of the lace trim around the rim of the cup is a nice surprise.

Thank you so much for your prayers... m.

Kathy said...

How absolutely love. First of all - beautiful roses from your dear husband. This china is wonderful. I didn't know that Jessica McClintock had china - perfect! Love your tablescape and do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Debbie said...

My how beautiful those roses are! The picture was breath taking when I first saw it.
Your table arangement was lovely, I especially loved the lace napkin folded so beautifully. That I am going to try.
Beautiful post, thank you!
Blessings to you!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Stephanie,
What a sweet pattern! I really love it. It is so dainty sprinkled with roses and polks dots and I love that it is named Stephanie! Perfect for such a lovely lady! Your napkin folded like an envelope for your silverware is beautiful too. Your cookies look scrumptious and I love the scripture verse you shared! Beautiful roses and tea table. Thank you so much for sharing with us today and also your prayers for our safety. Have a lovely day, my friend.


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your china with the rosebuds is very pretty, and having a matching vase for your roses is perfect.
I can't think of anything better than a cinnamon topped butter cookie to have with my tea. I'm eating gingersnaps right now as I sip and visit.

Chenille Cottage said...

Dearest Stephanie,
As I visited your blog the scripture reminding me to be still and know that I am God was foremost on my mind. Such soft and lovely moments to reflect on God's love for us...Thank you for blessing my day, sweet friend.
Carolynn xo

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

Those roses are gorgeous! The dishes are so pretty and their sentimental value is priceless. Thanks for the recipe. Many blessings to you.

Kate M said...

Isn't it wonderful when our hubbies bring us flowers? Especially roses-so romantic. I do love your "Stephanie" china - it's so beautiful. Your cookies look so delicious - good enough to eat!!

Michele said...

Oh how beautiful!

I love your rose chitnz and lace - and those cookies, yum yum!

Thank you!

Debbie said...

I just had to come back and take a look at those wonderful looking cookies again! Since I can't have one I will just peek in on yours. :)

Love you!

Terri said...

Oh so sweet! Your china memories and the china itself. Such a lovely dainty pattern. It looks beautiful with the thoughtful roses from your hubby.
Thank you for sharing your wedding china as well as your precious memories.

Catarina Lorenzi said...

OLá ! Amei o teu Blog,tambem amo Rosas e vintage .Estou te seguindo;Venha me seguir tambem .Beijos.

Sylvia said...

Your husband is a keeper, the roses he gave you are beautiful. I love you china,,so pretty! I copied the cookie recipe and will make it soon. Have a great day,Stephanie!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Your china is stunning. What a wonderful way to have a special dinner. You are a lucky lady. Blessings, Martha

Ruthie Miller said...

I didn't think there was a china pattern I didn't know but I have never seen this one. It is gorgeous and what a special memory for you every time you use it. So romantic. Smiling for you.
Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com


The vase is gorgeous and so are the dishes. I love this beautiful tea setting you shared with us. I'm kinda sad for NY, my home town, although my family is safe and fine. You made me smile with your sweet comment. Thank you and have a safe rest of the week.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful tea set. Have a wonderful day! :)

KathyB. said...

The rose china is so pretty. I like the shade of pink especially, and that the roses are delicate.

Buttery cookies are among my favorites, I'd love a cookie now as I sip my tea and read Tea-Time blogs.

Beth said...

Your china is very pretty! Love the little lace holding your flatware too, and your vase. Beautiful!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your lace and rosebud china is so delicate and pretty. The roses from your husband certainly do look perfect with it!

Trish said...

Stephanie, your china is very special and lovely!
The lace trim is a delightfully pretty and feminine touch.
Your hubby has good taste - those roses are gorgeous :-)
Thanks for sharing your biscuit recipe too.

Lap Dog Knits said...

oh my...oh sooooo pretty.

what a sweetheart of a husband too!

Marie said...

I love using our wedding china too. Wonderful the memories it brings up versus growing dust on a shelf. Thanks for sharing!

Irene said...

Those roses are gorgeous! What a wonderful husband you have, Stephanie. :-)

Your blog does look so warm and comforting. :-)

God bless you always :-)

becktovintage said...

Woww.. Your all photos are so romantic, so fragile and so soft.. I like your style..:)) I like to look your beautiful photos thank you very much..:))

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

The roses are beautiful and the china and linens are so delicate and lovely. Gorgeous pictures. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Your roses and wedding china is beautiful! Those cookies look delicious! I made sugar cookies for halloween. Enjoyed visiting!


Anonymous said...

It doesn't really get any easier than that, does it? Those cookies look so good!

I love your china. The pink flowers are so delicate - exactly the pattern a tea set should have! And to have it named after you, it was meant to be! ;o)

Think Loveliness said...

So beautiful! Thank you for sharing, and I'm excited to try the cookie recipe too, so great for fall! God bless~

Unknown said...

Your china reminds me of a set that my grandmother had. We used to have coffee in that same set. Thank you for reminding me of a beautiful moment we shared.


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