Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tea Cup and Mug Exchange #7 Link Up


Happy day, sweet friends!
It's time for the 7th Tea Cup and Mug reveal!


First of all may I just say THANK YOU
to each lady that participated this time.
There was a grand total of 151 women from around the world 
{Switzerland, Germany, South Africa, England, Canada, Italy, America, Australia}
that joined the adventure and what a beautiful adventure it was.
The Tea Cup and Mug Exchange has become my "baby"
and even when there are a few "hiccups" along the way
I am always honored to host this event.
I absolutely LOVE hearing the stories of women forming friendships 
through the exchange and it blesses my heart to hear of the joy and pleasure 
of someone receiving a box of tea cup or mug love.
Each exchange is precious to my heart and already I am looking forward to the next one
which will likely be sometime in March or April of 2016 {{smiles}}

So thank you ladies for making this exchange possible and extra lovely.
You bless my heart and life.

Before we take a look at the pretties that everyone received 
I would like to announce the winner for the giveaway.
This giveaway is for the ladies that joined the 7th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange
and in order to enter each lady was asked to send me their tracking number 
for the package they sent.
I added the names to a pretty bowl and had my son picked one out.

The blessed winner is. . . Kathryn!

You can visit her blog The Writer's Reverie

Congratulations, my dear!
You have won the lovely items that are shown in the picture collage.
A handmade flower bouquet, tea cup coasters, shabby paper tags, a sweet porcelain bird,
and a lovely frame with some lace and shabbiness added to it.
Since I have your mailing address I sent your goodies off yesterday :)




Now let's move onto the reveal!
There were several ladies that participated that don't have blogs
so they sent me a photo of their delights and I have added them to this post for all to see.

For the ladies that have a blog they were asked to write a post
sharing their new goodies
and at the end of this post there is a link-up where each lady can add her link.
That way we can visit each lady.

I hope you have your tea cup or mug in hand with a drink of your choice
because it's time to relax and enjoy. . .
You may want to grab a cookie. . .or the entire cookie jar
since you'll be here a while :)

Have fun, my friends!
P.S. -I would check back periodically 
because the ladies will be linking up throughout the week-
you wouldn't want to miss anything now would you? :)


* * * * * * * * *


To Julie G. - From Susan W.


 To Julie G. - From Sherry


To Erin - From Abigail


To Christy - From Mikki


To Deborah D. - From Kelly


To Andrea - From Claudia


To Linda R. - From Kimberly


To Sue - From Carol


To Peg - From Lynn B.


To Lynn A. - From Angela


To Sandra G. - From Michelle


To Kimberly - From Pam


To Juanita - From Viola


To Merri - From Jule


To Sarah A. - From Lisa O.


To Liza - From Susannah

To Dana - From Maggie


To Maggie - From Sarah E.

 To Tricia - From Jacqueline


To Lisa - From Lyneen


To Lora - From Erin


To Elizabeth S. - From Andrea


To Sam - From Lynn B.


To Betty - From Laurel


To Jo Anne - From Ronny


To Paula - From Liza


To Sandi - From Vinca


To Sherry - From Linda R.


To Jule - From JeNee


To Patti - From Susan


To Susan K. - From Peg S.


To Mary E. - From Jennifer E.


To Sarah E. - From Elizabeth S.


To Sarah E. - From Libby


To Jodi - From Mary E.


To Jodi - From Sarah J.


To Lisa B. - From Linda L


To Gabriele - From Joanne


To Emma - From Natalya


To June - From Mary Jo

To Jacqueline - From Dana


To Glory - From Sarah


To Barbara - From Cynthia

{ Mug from Cynthia }


To Cynthia - From Adria


To Claudia - From Janelle


To Claudia - From Val


To Val - From Melissa


To Val - From Merri


To JeNee - From Jennifer B.


To Melissa - From Susannah


To Kelly H - From Sam


To Sarah S. - From Sophia


To Viola - From Donna P.


To Donna - From Sandra W.


To Salinn - From Laura


To Linda L. - From Sandi


To Diane - From Christy


To Laura T. - From Joy


Once again, THANK YOU to all of you ladies for participating.
You warm and bless my heart
and it brings me much joy knowing your enjoyed yourselves.

Please keep in mind that the 8th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange
will be next March or April.
I would love to have you join the fun.

Love and hugs to each one of you!

63 comments:

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Stephanie,
Wow it's finally here the big tea cup exchange reveal! Thanks so much for hosting this fun exchange! It has become such a huge success and that is amazing all because of YOU!! You are amazing and thanks again for the fun. I can't wait to see what everyone received.
Big hugs to you.
Julie xo

mamasmercantile said...

Such a wonderful event and so many generous and amazing gifts exchanged. You have a done a great job, well done. Take care.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Wow! This looks like so much fun. So many beautiful things were given and received. This is a wonderful event!

Elisha Wolter said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I've never heard of such a wonderful idea before! I will definitely be interested in sending off a box next year in your coming tea cup exchange (if Australian's can join?!) Also, I added a link to my blog post, but then wasn't sure if it's only for tea cup reveals? Please delete it if it's not allowed. Everyone was so generous in their giving and I'd imagine some lovely friendships are formed through this exchange! Have a beautiful week! :)

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh Stephanie! What beautiful tea cups and lovely gifts...I do so enjoy participating your wonderful exchanges...thank you!

I am just so very sad that the tea cup I sent dear Belle hasn't arrived yet...:-( Hopefully it won't be too much longer...

Have a delightful week further, dear friend...much love and thanks you to you!

Hugs,
Kelly-Anne

Denise said...

gorgeous gifts

donna said...

Good morning Stephanie,
I love seeing what everyone exchanged. So much sweetness and the tea cups are just beautiful. You are so sweet to host this swap.
Hope you are having a great week?
Hugs
donna

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Stephanie, Beautiful teacups and mugs with special treasures shown here. What a fun swap. I hate to even call it a swap as it really is an event. It's like walking through a fine boutique seeing all the wonderful gifts. Everyone received and gave special treasures along with the gift of friendship.
Thank you once again for hosting and all the hours of work involved you do Stephanie to make it all happen. You are a gifted and special friend.
Sending love your way. Blessings, xo

Kim said...

Oh my goodness, so many pretty tea cups/mugs all on show. What a fun, fun exchange. How lovely to think of so many ladies all over the world enjoying a cup of tea and thinking of their new friend as they drink from their pretty new tea cups. Thank you, Stephanie for all the amazing work you did just so us ladies could join in and have a delightful time. I have had the best fun! Bless you!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I just have tears of joy seeing all the gifts that were so lovingly sent for this sweet exchange, my friend. All this happens because of your kind, generous, thoughtful spirit of your little (well big now) teacup exchange. You're the most wonderful hostess and I thank you for coming into our lives. We are blessed by you! ❤️

Elizabethd said...

How lovely to see the huge variety of gifts. I shall do this again, Stephanie!

Karren Haller said...

Stephanie you have done an amazing job bringing together all these wonderful new friends and what better way than to have a Tea Cup exchange, I am enjoying seeing all these treasures, they will be memories forever!!

Thank you again for the opportunity to participate, I will be signing up for the spring event!!

Have a beautiful day!
Karren

Sherry said...

I have enjoyed looking at all of the lovely mugs and teacups and sweet gifts. I look forward to taking a look at all of the link ups. Thanks for sponsoring this exchange.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

How neat! And neat that even non bloggers participated!
I'm sorry I missed it, but I usually don't blog in September, but maybe in March. xoox Su

Debbie Harris said...

My dear Stephanie...I could say ditto to each lady here, but certainly to Celestina's comment.
Well...I enjoyed my cup of tea in my new tea cup and the WHOLE jar of cookies while I enjoyed so very much the beautiful show case of all those lovely tea cups and mugs, not to mention all the other wonderful thought out gifts to go along with each cup. My goodness...each lady certainly shared the love of their heart, just beautiful!

Young lady...you have created a most fabulous event, and I pray that God will allow you to continue with what He has so graciously laid upon you for His glory.
Tears fill my eyes when I read and look at the joy these ladies have experienced because of YOU and your grace. What a blessing you are!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, for ALL that you do in order for us to enjoy this awesome exchange.
Now sit back and reap the benefits of your lovely work, and I have a feeling you will also enjoy the WHOLE cookie jar. :-) You can get away with it though. :-)

I'm so excited to party with all these lovely ladies!

Love to you~ Mom

Wen Sylvestre said...

Your fabric flowers are divine sweetie!! Congrats to the lucky winner of your beautiful goodies! Big hugs xx

Trisha said...

Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this swap! I love to give and receive and I can't wait to join again so that I can continue to grow my teacup collection!

~Trisha

Alexis Rochester said...

Thank you so much for hosting this fun exchange. I loved interacting with new people, it was so much fun! I look forward to participating again. Have a wonderful day sweet friend!

Debby Ray said...

Stephanie my dear...what a blessing this has been to be a part of this exchange. What can I say that hasn't already been said? You are such a blessing to so many. Thank you once again for putting your whole self into everything you to...and especially into these exchanges. What a ministry...and that's exactly what this is :) Much love and sweet hugs to you!!

Tamara said...

What a lovely way to begin a friendship, Stephanie.. You can just see the love put into all these gifts! It's a wonderful idea and beautiful way to connect hearts and make our world seem just a little smaller.. It was a joy to visit and see all of the pretty cups and xtra-special goodies.

Hugs and blessings Dear Friend.. <3

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Dearest Stephanie, what love and appreciation is in my heart for the tremendous effort you put into this exchange! To say you have gone above and beyond just does not do justice to what you have done to ensure every lady was blessed in this exchange! My life has been enriched in so many ways since meeting you in "blogland", and the opportunity to make new friendships in this teacup exchange. May the Lord bless you richly dear Stephanie as only He can! Much love to you my dear friend!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW- look at all those treasures!

What a wonderful first time swapping this was for me. I have made two new friends, and that is truly the REAL treasure in this exchange.

Thank you so much for all your hard work, Stephanie to make this happen! ♥

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

PS Oops, I never thought of actually taking a snap of what I sent out. I will remember that next time for sure, oops! : - )

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Thank you once again for hosting and all the hours of work involved you do Stephanie to make it all happen. You are so special! Blessings

Vintage Girl 901 said...

These are just precious! I love them all! I also love, love, love the goodies in the giveaway. What a gift.

Ida said...

This is such an "Awesome" and fun event. Thank you so much Stephanie for putting it all together. I had fun meeting both the lady I sent to and the one who sent to me. They have great blogs and it was just a pleasure to be a part of this again.

Oliva Ohlson said...

I'm speechless Stephanie and amazed as to how many Ladies participated in this exchange! All the teacups and mugs are beautiful and precious to us all!
I love seeing each individual teacup/mug reveal and find out a little about each person's personality all wrapped up in a sweet package!

Again thank you so much for putting this fun exchange party together, and all of your hard work shows by bringing us all together!

Sue said...

Hi Stephanie,
I was so excited to visit the ladies in the link, that I almost forgot to stop and tell how much I am enjoying this Teacup Exchange, and to thank you for being the most gracious hostess, you have worked so tirelessly to bring this party together, I am so enjoying meeting new ladies! The thoughtfulness and care that has been put into each gift box, just amazes me so much, I didn't think it could get any better, but each time I visit someone new i get more excited, once again thank you from my heart!
Much love,
Sue

Deborah Montgomery said...

Echoing everyone else's sentiments here . . . I have to "link and run" today, as it is a very busy day, but you can be sure I'll be sitting with a pot of tea, and enjoying visiting everyone tomorrow. What a delightful prospect! xo Deborah

Miss Kathy said...

Squeeee! I have sweaty palms just looking at all these stunning images that mark elegant moments of retreat and renewal!! So many thoughtful packages shared across the miles and YOU, dear Stephanie, are a superhero to have organized it all! I posted about this on my FB the other day in a casual replay to a friend and she was all upset that I didn't give her a heads up. She's on the list to keep in the loop for spring!

Thank you so much for the winning give-away! I can't wait to get my package with a host of favorite things! Those fabric flowers and tags are hitting home with me--I specialize in making them myself for crafting season! I look forward to your work and the inspiration it will be to mine!

This linky and organizing all the photos you shared of those who don't have blogs was a lot of work. Thank you for your generous spirit to bring like hearts together. So blessed to have gotten to know you better through this exchange.

Joy to you!
Kathy

Debbie said...

WoW, what fun!!! everyone who participated was so very generous and clearly put a lot of thought and love into their packaged!!! the blogging community is such a wonderful group of people. stephanie, you have done a beautiful thing!!!

Amy at love made my home said...

Such wonderful things being sent and received!!! I always maintain that bloggers are the nicest people and things like this just prove that don't they! xx

Gypsy Heart said...

First, I want to apologize for not making a photo of my precious treasures as most did. Several photos are on my blog but I should have made 1 with all the items showing. I also did not take a photo of what I sent to Adria. Will do both next time, I promise! :)

I don't know if "thank you" is sufficient for all your hard work! You've done so much to send all this "Happy" across the world! Lovely gifts have been shared but most importantly, you've given time and more that blesses each of us. New friendships are being made and I believe hearts are lifted. If you've ever wondered about your assignments from God, this is definitely one of them! And I just know He is well pleased. Your heart is huge and we're all very fortunate to have had this opportunity!

Brightest blessings and love,
Pat

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such lovely gifts, given and received! So kind of you to host this, Stephanie - looks like so many wonderful friendships have been made! xo Karen

Elizabeth said...

Sweet Stephanie,

Thank you so much for hosting this beautiful exchange once again! It was such a joy to put together two packages and I had oh-so-much fun doing so :) And I was so blessed with both of the packages that I received! Your hard work in all of this is greatly appreciated, and it has blessed so many! I look forward to visiting the other blogs this evening as I settle in for the night- how fun!!

So thankful for you and your friendship- it has been such a blessing to me, and more encouraging than I can say! I hope your Wednesday is beautifully blessed!

Sending much love to you as always...
-Libby

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What lovely gifts exchanged through so many women. What special friendships must have been made from all the love exchanged too! It is a very special event that you offer to the ladies.

Margie said...

Aahhhhh, I'm in teacup heaven! We can't thank you enough, Stephanie, for everything that you've done to ensure that this exchange is another success!!! I'll definitely be returning to the linky party multiple times over the next few days to swoon over all the tea pretties!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Stephanie,

Thank you so much for hosting this incredible and fun tea cup exchange. It was such a pleasure. I am happy to have met two wonderful ladies, Judith of Lavender Cottage and Tanya from Timeless Romantic Designs.

You did such an amazing job putting it all together and I could not be more thankful for such a beautiful exchange.

You are an wonderful soul.

Janet

Barbara Legener said...

I had such fun with the teacup exchange. I'm already brainstorming what to put in the package I send next spring! I know it will have pretty napkins...I don't want to give it all away. Thank you so much for putting this together. what a blessing!

tealady said...

I was very lucky to get in a few days late, Stephanie was able to match me with Michele from The Nest at Finch Rest. I feel so bad that I can not share, photo's just did not want to be uploaded. From Michele I received the most beautiful blue and white tea cup and saucer with gold trim also note pad with a little pen that slides into the side but opens up to a full sized pen.Also a set of note cards with a rustic angel a package of tea, a tea candle that smells just like tea cakes I think I've already took most of scent out.And then came the biggest surprise ever a little white tea pot key chain.. wait for it... with a tape measure inside. I was giddy beyond belief. A beautiful round white doily, most of the items were wrapped in tissue paper with ribbon bows.I felt like it was my birthday or something. Michele made me feel very special and that was the best gift of all. THANK-YOU STEPHANIE FOR A GREAT EXPERIENCE.Also thank-you for the special gifts and for making me feel so special.Next time I will not miss the dead line.

Hummingbirds Nest said...

Everything is so lovely! Very blessed ladies for sure! :)
Ana

Jocelyne said...

What fun I've had just looking at the pictures! I can't wait til the next one, I want in! I'll be watching out for it.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh dear Stephanie
Another wonderful tea party - thank you!
You are a breath of fresh air in the blogging world, giving so much of your time to bring pleasure to so many ladies.
Making sure that every single person had their dream fulfilled - Bless you.
From the comments here and the buzz around the blogs I've read, it seems like the next one could be twice as big - you will need some help then sweet friend!
You have a knack of choosing partners - inspiration from above... maybe!
I was over the moon with the beautiful gifts I received and have made two new friends as well.
I hope you now take the time for a well earned rest - it's time to put your feet up and enjoy a cup of tea from your new tea cup!
Much love
Shane x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Stephanie, the collection of photos here is a testimony to the magic of blogging. The exchanges, the courtesy, the kindness, it is all a part of this lovely way we have found to find each other! I have a huge drawer full of cards and sweet little gifts that have been sent to me through the last seven years of blogging. Never have I had such a collection pre-blogging days. What a treasure trove.

My friend, enjoy your day and that rest you seek.

Slavka Simkova said...

What a lovely idea. I wish I could participate too.
If you invited me next time, I would be happy to represent Slovakia from all around the world participants.

Slavka (sslavulka@hotmail.com|

Chris Lally said...

What a lovely idea! Enjoyed all of the beautiful photos of everyone's creativity and generosity. Hope to participate next year.

Chris Lally said...

What a lovely idea! Enjoyed all of the beautiful photos of everyone's creativity and generosity. Hope to participate next year.

Feral Turtle said...

What a fantastic exchange. So many beautiful ideas and gifts.

Feral Turtle said...

What a fantastic exchange. So many beautiful ideas and gifts.

Feral Turtle said...

What a fantastic exchange. So many beautiful ideas and gifts.

Feral Turtle said...

What a fantastic exchange. So many beautiful ideas and gifts.

Things and Thoughts said...

Blogging can be so enriching and it seems that you all have had so much fun and joy! I'm pleased for you!
Olympia

Heaven Smiling said...

What a fun and beautiful thing to do. All your pictures have me excited to join next time. Thanks for facilitating it!

Kelly Deal said...

Thank you again Stephanie for hosting such a wonderful, fun event! I can't wait until the next exchange my dear friend!

Hugs,
Kelly

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Dear Stephanie,
This was not just simply an exchange but truly a memorable event and experience. I echo everyone's thoughts in regards to your amazing efforts and the joy that it has brought to so many.
In our hectic lives it was such a nice treat to read a handwritten note and receive such sincere and well chosen gifts. (This is how Christmas should be.)
I'm looking forward to looking at all of these wonderful exchange posts this weekend with my new teacup...from you!
All the best,
Nora

Joyful said...

Beautiful post Stephanie. I loved seeing all the beautiful tea cups and gifts that the ladies sent to one another. Blessings to you for hosting such a wonderful exchange. xx

faith76 said...

Thank you so much for hosting the tea cup exchange. It has certainly made me smile xxxx Thanks and can't wait for the next one xxxx

Conniecrafter said...

Looks like it was another successful exchange :) Hope you have a great weekend!

Lowcarb team member said...

Wow, what wonderful exchanges. Good to see.
There are some great people in 'blogland'

All the best Jan

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my Stephanie, is it my imagination, or are more friends participating with this tea cup exchange? I love the gift 'To Lisa from Linda.' That black and gold tea cup is gorgeous. And Jess has that same green cup, 'To Merri from Jule.' I really like all the blue cups as well. For some reason, blue tea cups are the prettiest to me. I always enjoy your tea cup exchange, dear Stephanie. You are a doll for doing this.

love, ~Sheri

Chel at Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Wow! You had a lot of organising to do this time around Stephanie! Well done to you and this amazing exchange. I didn't participate this year due to time restraints but will be back next year xx

Linda said...

Everything is lovely, Stephanie, and I absolutely love a great cup of tea. I find it comforting. I enjoyed seeing all the different types of tea as well!

M. E. Stephens said...

The exchange looks like so much fun and so many lovely things were sent out. :-) Maybe next time I'll just have to join in.

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