Monday, June 29, 2020

Honoring Our Anniversary

 I was fortunate to be married to the love of my life for 43 years before he passed away to his heavenly home.  Our 50th anniversary would've been this past Saturday,  June 27, 2020.  As a way to celebrate the day and to honor our life together, I brought out our wedding album and some other mementos. 

Ahhh...young love!

 Yes, I still have leftover napkins from our reception.  

 This plate was a gift from my late Great Aunt Kitty, whose china painting teacher made this pretty plate.

 Our wedding cake topper still looks pretty good after 50 years, but just a little yellowed.

 I had some English breakfast tea in this pretty cup, which was again painted by Aunt Kitty's teacher, but Aunt Kitty painted the matching plate.  How do I know?  They signed their names on the back.

 I was thrilled to be one of four lucky recipients to win this adorable cake stands from the sweet Linda at Life and Linda. It arrived on my doorstep this past week.  I can see using this for so many things and for many tea parties.  Thank you, Linda!!  My friend Debbie at Mountain Breaths was also a winner, and she suggested that I make some little heart cookies for my anniversary. I thought that was a great idea.

 My friend Lynn at Happier Than A Pig In Mud had made some cute tie-dyed spritz cookies recently, and I had been wanting to try them.  Lynn showed how to form the balls of dough and place them in the cylinder of the cookie press. I colored mine to match my dishes. On my third round of filing my cylinder, my cookie press broke, and I had to slide the rest of the dough out and did slice and bake.  They still turned out really pretty.

Yield: 5-6 dozen
Quick Mix Spritz

Quick Mix Spritz

To make the tie-dye look, divide your dough to the colors that you want to use. I like Lynn, used gel colors, and I think they turned out pretty.


  • 2 and 1/4 cups sifted flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup shortening (I used butter flavored)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (my addition, but optional)


  1. Sift flour, sugar, salt and baking powder together in a bowl. (I use a whisk to do this , instead of sifting.)
  2. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut the shortening into the dry ingredients until the mixture is full of very fine lumps.
  3. Measure the egg into a measuring cup.  A large egg will measure 1/4 cup.  If it does not,add water to the 1/4 cup line.
  4. Add the egg, vanilla and almond extract, if using, and beat the mixture very well.
  5. Fill press.  Form cookies on very cold, ungreased cookie sheet. (See Note)
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Remove at once to cooling racks. 


Put your cookie sheets in the freezer before making spritz cookies. They seem to adhere better, and never press the cookies onto warm or hot cookie sheets.
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  1. How young both you and your husband were, Kitty. Such a sweet photo of you both. I can imagine your wedding anniversary is filled with much love and beautiful, bittersweet memories. Your wedding cake topper is a beauty and how fabulous it looks after all these years. My goodness your Aunt Kitty was an exquisite porcelain painter. Love those forget-me-nots so prettily painted. You are a blessed lady, dear Kitty, to have married the love of your life and to have your beautiful family always around you. Much love to you, lovely Kitty. Xx

  2. Congrats on your 50th wedding anniversary! We were married Sept. 8, 1969, and we had 43 years together also before God called him home. Love the wedding photo of you two, your cake topper looks so pretty still. It is good, in my humble opinion, to keep celebrating the good things in life. Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

  3. Happy Anniversary, Kitty! Yes, I do believe those anniversaries continue on, especially, for the one who is left behind. You sure were an adorable couple. I am glad that you honored the day. Mine is coming up in a little over a week. I will remember. Congrats on your win! Perfect for a gal with a blog like yours and those cookies are so artsy. Tasty, too, if you made them.

  4. Happy Anniversary dear Kitty. I know that you miss your sweet beloved so very much. Prayers for your sweet spirit. I am so glad that you won that beautiful cake stand. I knew as soon as I saw you had won that you would be putting it to good use and soon. Those cookies sound great girl. I hope that you have a wonderful week. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. How beautiful everything is. Happy Anniversary.

  6. Awww, Happy Anniversary, Kitty! Such a wonderful photograph of the bride and groom ♥ I love that you still have the napkins and cake topper and that you still honor your anniversary. I'm happy that you are blessed with such wonderful memories and are surrounding by a your family. Congrats on the adorable cake stand! I just saw Debbie's today also. Love the heart cookies ♥

  7. Kitty, you and Rich were such a handsome couple! Your cake topper held up well and it's nice to have some napkins from your wedding too. The teacup trio is beautiful and such treasures! I'm glad you won the cake stand and you will put it to good use. They really are wonderful for so many things. {I love the Pioneer Woman and watch her show often.} Happy Anniversary, dear friend, and I know you will recall so many lovely memories. The Lord bless you, Kitty! Big Hugs...Sandi

  8. Kitty, I love your bridal photo and the fact that you still have the napkins and cake topper 50 years later...such sweet memories. Love all your Aunt Kitty’s pretty painted cups and plates. Your spritz cookies turned out so pretty, sorry your cookie press broke! Congrats on winning that cute cake stand, I can see you getting lots of use out of it. Hugs and thinking of you on your anniversary. ♥

  9. What a sweet remembrance for your anniversary. I still have some napkins from our wedding too. The painted porcelain is exquisite! Congratulations on the win. Perfect for you. xo Deborah

  10. Oh Kitty, I did enjoy your post.
    Such a wonderful remembrance for your anniversary.

    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

  11. What lovely way to honour your milestone wedding anniversary.

    Congratulations on winning the cute cake stand. I can't think of a more deserving winner--it will definitely be put to great use!

  12. Kitty, I love seeing your wedding photos. Your husband looks so tall and handsome and kind. You are gorgeous! Your wedding topper faired better than mine. The groom's head broke off mine somehow! ♥

  13. What a sweet remembrance Kitty. This is such a sweet way to honor your marriage and your wedding day. Darling photo of you and your husband. I love you still enjoy all your memories of a special day. You will certainly enjoy using the pretty cake plate from Linda. Thinking of you..........

  14. What precious remembrance...Your Wedding photo is absolutely gorgeous! I also love your beautiful teaset trio!Sweet post,dear Kitty!

  15. Sweet friend,

    What a lovely bride and handsome groom you two were. May your sweet memories, your faith and love carry you forever. Many prayers and hugs for you at this time.

    Your Auntie and here instructor were certainly talented - how extraordinary to have that pretty tea set - and that plate - such wonderful heart-felt gifts.

  16. Very nice memories Kitty! Your cookies turned out great, love the colors! Have a nice week:@)

  17. Hi Kitty, What a beautiful couple you and your husband made on your wedding day! I know, not only was he a very handsome man, he must have been a very good man as well. It is very apparent the way you lovingly refer to him in some of your posts and how you still honor the special day the two of you became one. What a lovely example you are to others in honoring your spouse the way the Lord commands. You both were so blessed. I love your blog! From all the pretties, the recipes, your inspiring hospitality, you make it all look so fun! You come across so warm and friendly, I wish we were neighbors! God bless. xx

    1. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words, Brenda. It was very nice of you to let me know that you enjoy my blog. I appreciate thst so much. Yes, wouldn’t it be great to be neighbors? I hope you get this comment from me. I couldn’t respond to you personally by email because your email address doesn’t show up. However, thank you so much. 💕

  18. Oh, Kitty! I am sitting here typing this in tears. You both looked so young and happy and in love. It just breaks my heart that you lost your dearly beloved so soon. I know 43 years sounds like a long time, but in the grand scheme of things, it is not long at all. One thing that comforts me is that you will spend eternity together, and there you will never have to part again. I can't imagine how lonely life is without the love of you life by your side. May God comfort you and keep you and fill your heart with His peace always.

  19. What a wonderful tribute to the deep & abiding love you & Rich had for each other! Happy Heavenly 50th...your hearts 💕 will forever be entwined. I know he watches over you, until you can be together again.

    Thank you for the darling cookie ideas! (love your win!) You should share them on the teacup forum!

  20. I was so happy you won that cute cake dome, I know you and your grands will have fun using it for their kitchen creations and tea parties! What a lovely tribute to your husband...

  21. I love this tribute to your husband and enjoyed looking at your wedding photo. Congrats on winning the cake stand Kitty! I know you will be using it a lot with all of your wonderful baking. Your cookies look so good!

  22. What a lovely post...

    What a beautiful photo of the two of you.

    And what wonderful momentos of the Day. How lovely to still have them.

  23. Oh Kitty, what a beautiful way to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary with this lovely tea party. I loved seeing your sweet wedding photo and all of the sweet momentos...such treasures! What a blessing to know that one day you will be reunited in the presence of our Lord and Savior. God bless you, dear friend...and Happy Fourth of July!

  24. Such a beautiful couple you were Kitty... and amazing that the wedding topper still looks as lovely today as it did 50 years ago! And those plates that your Aunt Kitty and her teacher painted, unbelievable, they are gorgeously done... what a beautiful way you celebrated the special memory of your life together with Rich! Congrats on your win of such a lovely giveaway! Those spritz cookies looked soo good! With much love to you dear friend, have a wonderful 4th :)

  25. Kitty, such a loving post. I love the photos. You are so fortunate to marry the love of your life. Special memories of you and your Rich. I am thrilled you win the cute cake stand. It looks so cute. Xo

  26. How sweet, Kitty. I love that you keep the memory of your love alive. Happy 50th....until you meet again.

  27. Kitty, this is a thoughtful way to honor your marriage and the anniversary of your wedding. You two were a darling couple. I know you miss not having the love of your life along side you here.
    Congratulations on winning the cake stand. Yes, you will find many uses for this cute piece. You need to join in the cloche fun on Instagram on Tuesdays.
    Have a great week!

  28. Such a wonderful way to celebrate your 50th anniversary, dear Kitty! Love seeing the precious photo of you both, and the sweet keepsakes of your wedding. The hand-painted china is so beautiful and the cake-stand is really cute with the pretty cookies. So glad that you had so many lovely years together and a beautiful family to carry on the legacy. Sending hugs xo Karen

  29. Dear Kitty,
    I'm late to this post, but admire you for the way you commemorated your 50th wedding anniversary. Such a lovely photo of the two of you, and I'm sure you relived many sweet memories.


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