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Brown Sugar Shortbread

For your Autumn tea, try this easy & deliciously rich cookie with the taste of buttery caramels. It’s certain to become a year round favorite!

Makes about 3 dozen.

1 cup softened butter (no margarine)
½ cup packed brown sugar
2 ¼ cups flour

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.

2. Gradually stir in flour. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 3 minutes.

3. Pat into a 3/8″ thick rectangle measuring 11″ by 8″ (about the size of a sheet of lined paper).

4. Cut into 2″ by 1″ strips. Place 1″ apart on ungreased baking sheets. Prick with a fork.

5. Bake for 25 minutes or until bottom begins to brown. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container 1-2 weeks or freeze for 3-4 months.

You’re invited to visit Teapots ‘n More and browse our selection of English bone china tea sets, teapots, tea accessories and antique tea cups.

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Tea Sets for the Next Generation

When I was young and engaged to be married, casual decor was in. You may remember rustic  furniture, earthenware dishes, browns, greens, rust colors and none of the fancy things our mothers had! My mom suggested I register for fine china, crystal glassware & silverware, but that was silly, I thought. When would I ever use all that fancy stuff?!

Fifteen years down the road, I was kicking myself for not listening to her when others would have purchased that beautiful finery just because they loved me. But, I was young and dumb.

Summertime Rose Bone China Tea Set

At 21, we know everything! By 35, hopefully, we’re beginning to discover how smart mom really is.  She knows the need will eventually arise for lovely things.  As our families grow up, we find ourselves in our mother’s place, hosting holidays and celebrating passages of life that make us want to set out the good china, crystal…and we finally understand!

With bone china,  high quality is an investment. Around here, we think Heirloom English Bone China is the finest, but we’ll save that subject for another post. Superior bone china will stand the test of time and, with care,  be available to the next generation.

English Pansy Bone China Tea Set

In the world of fine bone china tea sets, we’ve noticed that certain patterns seem to have a timeless appeal to them. At Teapots ‘n More, we call those lovely designs classics.

You may be comtemplating the purchase of a fine tea set for yourself, a daughter or perhaps a young bride.  We’d like to suggest the following classic patterns for your consideration. We hope you enjoy the happy job of choosing your pattern. Contact us if we can help!

Classic Bone China Tea Set Designs by Heirloom

Classic Bone China Tea Set Designs by Heirloom

Visit Teapots ‘n More and browse our selection of english bone china tea sets, teapots, tea cups and tea cup trios and much more.