Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Stephanie's Tea Cup and Mug Exchange Reveal



Another tea cup/mug swap has concluded and today is the day of the big reveal!  Be sure to visit Stephanie's blog the Enchanting Rose HERE  to see all the treasures that have been exchanged during this most recent swap.

I must thank Stephanie once again for her dedication of time and effort in putting this wonderful swap together. After participating quite a few times in past swaps, it has become an event that I truly look forward to each and every time. It is such a joyful event! Thank you very much Stephanie!

My package arrived one late afternoon/early evening and I didn't even know it! It was well into the evening when my husband happened to go out onto the front porch to lock the doors for the night. He happened to notice the package sitting on the porch floor! So I was very surprised when he announced that my package had arrived!


My lovely package was sent by Laura who blogs at Decor to Adore.  I read her little hand stamped note card before I tore into my box of treasures. I always enjoy the notes that accompany each package. It's a nice way to learn a little about your exchange partner.


Inside was this pretty tea cup! Isn't she lovely? Lots of pretty pink flowers, dainty and delicate! It is a beautiful addition to my collection!


Look at all the goodies that came with it! There are marcaroons, lemon tea, some pretty floral napkins, flower seeds, washi tape, painted wooden clips and some glitter.....sweet!


I have had lemon herbal tea before but never this lemon tea. It is delicious! It is not at all tangy as I expected it would be. It is lightly lemon, very soothing and oh so good! I had two cups the first night....


and maybe even just one macaroon.....YUM!


Thank you very much Laura for this beautiful package! It was a delightful surprise when it arrived and it was a perfect way to end the day! (A very high note indeed!)

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The recipient of my package is Janice who blogs at Curtains in my Tree. She collects lots of blue and white so I went on a hunt for a blue and white teacup. I see them often in my travels.....do you think I could find a blue and white teacup just because I happened to be looking for one? You know the answer! 
NOPE!

Finally, the next day I visited an antique shop just a few miles out of town. There was one blue and white teacup with a matching dessert plate.  I really liked it too!  


I packaged it all up and sent it on its way........


Here's what I included in Janice's package.... this tea cup, saucer and dessert plate. I found the embroidered set of 4 napkins at another antique shop in my hometown. They coordinated so well.


I included some decaf tea, clover honey spoons, some vintage lace....


.......a salted caramel chocolate bar and some Godiva chocolate covered biscuits. You can read more about Janice's package here.

Thank you Laura for your lovely package. My new tea cup looked so pretty on my Easter dinner table. I used all mismatched cups!

Thank you also to Janice for your kinds words on your blog and for being such a gracious recipient!!!

Thank you again Stephanie. This swap puts a big smile on my face every time I participate and this swap was no exception. In fact, I've already got a big smile on my face just thinking about the next one in the fall! I imagine there were nearly a couple hundred other smiling faces too! New friends and new tea cups.....you can never have too many of either!!! 






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    1. :) Glad you did! Loved putting it together for you!
      xo
      Linda

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  2. Oh happy mail is just the best kind! Your gifts are delightful... and the gifts you sent are going to be so enjoyed. Wish I could join you for a spot of tea and a macaroon...love those things! Stephanie is definitely amazing!

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    1. Good morning Vee,
      Yes I agree....happy mail is the best! And you know....we aren't that far away from each other so who knows? Maybe some day we will meet for tea! Yes, Stephanie is pretty amazing!

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  3. Ooooh, I don't even know where to begin, my friend! Can I start with the tea cup you sent....wow! Wherever did you find such a sweet little thing? You are the queen of finding the perfect tea cup for whomever you are sending to {{smiles}} Janice was certainly blessed with a beautiful package.

    And the treasures you received from Laura....my oh my! She certainly sent the perfect feminine parcel for you and eveything is lovely. The lemon tea sounds delicious and I'm sure it tastes even sweeter from such a pretty tea cup.

    Much love to you, dear Linda!

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    1. Hi Stephanie,
      Found Janice's cup at a little antique shop just outside of my hometown. It is so funny, normally I run across so many blue and white cups. But this time blue and white eluded me. Dont you know that the very next week I was antiquing with a friend and there were so many blue and white tea cups and other treasures!!! grrr!!! Yes, my package from Laura was lovely! Loved everything in it! Thank you again Stephanie. Really enjoyed this one!! xo

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  4. Lovely items!! This is my first time in the exchange and I loved being a part of it. Stephanie is such a sweetheart!! Have a wonderful day!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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    1. Hi Jill,
      Glad you joined in on all the fun! I love this swap! I will stop by shortly to check out your post!
      thanks for stopping by! :)

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  5. Linda, hasn't this been so much fun and a blessing? I love all your goodies! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Good morning Cindy,
      Yes, as always! Thanks....I love them too! I'll be by in a second to see your new cup! xo

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  6. This is the most pleasurable blogging event for visiting others. Such excitement when the parcels arrive and your new teacup is pretty along with some lovely treasures.

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    1. Yes Judith, it is! and there are so many exciting moments...like finding out who we will be sending to, the arrival of the package, chatting by email and of course the reveal! I'll be by to see your goodies!

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  7. How beautiful your package was that you received and I love the way you wrapped the one you sent. I'm getting so many good ideas for the NEXT exchange!

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    1. Thank you Robin! I know! It does give you so many new ideas!!!! Way too much fun!!

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  8. You received and sent such lovely gifts, dearest Linda, I'm participating for the first time and it was such an exciting experience to me, it's a stunning idea to bring women together from around the world, isn't it, my loving friend ?

    Sending you hugs across the many miles

    XOXO Dany

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    1. Thank you Dany! Always happy when you visit! I stopped by today to see your pretty tea cup. Glad you decided to join in on all the fun. It really is such a nice way to meet others! Hope you take part in the fall swap too! Hugs! xo
      Linda

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  9. I love the reveal and getting to see what everyone gave and received!

    ~Trisha

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    1. Hi Trisha, thanks r stopping by! I love the reveal too. I am making my way through all of the links on Stephanie's post...phew, it's gonna take a while!

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  10. Oh my goodness Linda, what special treasure you received from Laura! I just love that teacup and all the lovely gifts that she sent along, too. The gifts that you sent Janice are just fabulous. The sweet calico trio is just wonderful and so are the pretty, embroidered napkins and other goodies. Isn't it fun to meet new friends all from Stephanie's teacup/mug exchange? That's how I became friends with you!

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    1. Hi Kitty,
      yes, thank you! I love my new tea cup! The tea is wonderful too and I have been enjoying that! YES! It is fun to meet new folks this way....btw I just used the cup you gave me the other day!!! Though of you!!! ;) Hope you are enjoying your new cup and tea!!!

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  11. Hi Dear Linda, You received a beautiful teacup and package from Laura. Isn't she a doll and so sweet?Everything was perfect for you and I've had the same surprise on my front porch when a package is delivered and we find it there later when locking the doors. Love the teacup you sent to Janice too. The pattern in blue and white is beautiful.
    Have fun visiting the reveal posts. Hugs and joys my friend x0
    p.s. you asked about the coffee I sent to Lynn. It is mocha flavored and I got it at Sprouts a wholefood type of market. Not sure you have them there. If you'd like to try it, I'd be glad to send you a package!

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    1. Thank you Celeste! I am going to look for that at our local food coop. It said herbal coffee I think...I'll have to go back and take another look. Sounds really good! If I can't find it I may take you up on your offer and I will certainly reimburse you!!! Many thanks! ;)

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  12. Oh, how beautiful, Linda! Both what you gave and what you received! It was so nice to meet you today and see your sweet comment on my blog! This is the best part of all...getting to connect with so many sweet ladies that we would otherwise probably never come across in this life. God bless you, my new friend. :)

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    1. Hi Cheryl, Thank you and yes I totally agree that making new connections is the best part!!. Happy to meet you!

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  13. What pretty things you had, coming and going! And thank you so much for stopping by and your sweet words on my blog! :)

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    1. Hi Denise, thank you! And thank you for your visit and sweet comment!

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  14. The exchange is so much fun! Exciting to see the teacups and mugs everyone received ... each so different! Making new friends is a real treat.

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  15. Oh, my! What lovely tea time delights!! It has been so much fun to see everyone's beautiful packages!

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  16. What lovely gifts you gifted and received! Stephanie really does a wonderful job in paring us with like minded gals! Enjoy

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  17. Another beautiful gift! I can just imagine Laura gathering these goodies just for you. :)

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  18. Two very pretty packages. I love the wooden clips and the washi tape you received...but it was ALL oh, so pretty!

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  19. Such sweet and thoughtful gifts - given and received! Love the pretty tea-cups and all the amazing 'goodies'. I've been enjoying visiting all the blogs that participated. Everyone is so generous and creative! xx Karen

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  20. Such a pretty teacup you received, Linda. The dainty flowers are beautiful. Love the blue and white teacup, saucer and plate you gifted....just gorgeous! Love those napkins, too.

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  21. Beautiful tea cups, both the one sent and the one received! You're right about never having too many of either friends or tea cups, Linda. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving the lovely comment. Thought I'd pop over to return the favor, now a new follower.

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  22. Such wonderful packages both sent and received! How very wonderful to custom make packages for each other! It's the attention to the details that makes things so special!

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  23. I truly enjoyed getting to see what you received ! This exchange has been so much fun and blessing ! Hope you have a blessed week!

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  24. Hi Linda~~ oh my! That tea cup you received is gorgeous!! You make that lemon tea sound so wonderful so now I'm on the hunt to find some.
    What a beautiful blue and white tea cup you sent off to Jennifer and those napkins are darling. All so beautiful. :-)

    Blessings~~

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  25. So fun to visit blogs and see everyone's goodies. Your package to your new tea friend is just as lovely as the one you received.
    Hugs...Linda

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  26. Isn't that always the way, you can never find something when you know it should be there, lol! Well, that gave you more reason to get out and shop, right! lol... You put together a gorgeous package (as well I know!) and packaged it so lovingly too! And I'm glad that you found your package okay after it had been left on your front porch, oh my! Now lemon tea sounds wonderful if I have a cold, but you made it sound absolutely delightful, I bet it is amazing, coming from England! This exchange has been so much fun, as always, and I wouldn't blame you if you ate all those macaroons, diet or not! HUGS!

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  27. You definitely can't have too many friends or teacups! It's always a blast to see all the goodies that are exchanged at the big reveal. Lovely packages sent and received. The pretty blue trio set is a great find. I'm sure that Janice loved it!

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  28. Such a sweet package and when your flowers bloom you will think about this time once again :)
    I love the embroidery you found that is so pretty!

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  29. Getting this lovely gift must have put a huge smile on your face Linda! So pretty, with beautiful feminine details. Such a fun exchange!

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  30. Just delightful! I was sorry not to be able to participate this time around, but I am so enjoying seeing all the packages received and sent. Such a lot of kindness and generosity here, and lovely to share such joy with each other. I remember well the lovely and generous package I received from you! I do love how Stephanie asks about our preferences and loves, and how the giver tries to make a package extra special with the recipient's tastes in mind. Like you searching out the blue and white cup. The vintage napkins are lovely. xo Deborah

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  31. What a happy post! I think you all got a lot of pleasure out of this and it is a shining example of some of the best things about blogging. I bet it was fun choosing things that would please your blog friend. I know every time you look at the beautiful cup you will think of your friend. Such a good idea!

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