Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tea Cup and Mug Delights


Hello, lovely friends!

Just one more day until the big reveal
for the 8th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange.
Tomorrow I will share photos of the many items 
exchanged by ladies who don't have blogs
and the ladies that have blogs will link up their posts
showing the delights that they received.
I hope you are able to come by tomorrow
to take a look at the love that was spread around the world.

I thought I would share my goodies a day before
since tomorrow's post will be quite full {{smiles}}
I participated in both the tea cup and mug exchange
so let's start with the mug. . .

I received the loveliest package from Erika.
Erika does not have a blog,
but it has been a joy to correspond with her via email.




Where to begin. . .
she sent along a beautiful set that included an apron,
pot holder, and a small pot holder for pulling hot dishes out of the microwave.




Erika also blessed me with several handwritten recipes
which will be put to good use in the kitchen :)




The mug she gave me was simply perfect!
I have had my eye on this mug for several months
and lo' and behold Erika got it for me!
Great minds think alike :)
As I write this post
I am enjoying a cup of black tea in it.




Delicious coffee and oh-so-good cookies
accompanied the mug.
The cookies have already been enjoyed. . .




And since the exchange took place around Easter
Erika sent along a wonderful Easter basket filled
with LOTS of treasures and treats.




Stickers, canning labels, and chocolate.
My son and I were thrilled with the yummy treats :)




Now let's move onto the tea cup that I received from the sweet Trina.
Once again I was richly blessed 
and one of the highlights of her package was the kind and thoughtful
letter that she included.
While reading her handwritten words
I felt as though I was sitting down to have a cup of coffee with an old friend.




Trina sent me a glorious tea cup
that had vibrant pink roses all over it.




In addition to the tea cup 
was this adorable bird creamer.




I mentioned to Trina that I love coffee
so she sent two kinds of delicious flavors.
The coffee in the middle is from Germany and it's fantastic!




Trina also surprised me with a package of beautiful charm squares,
fabric roses, pink rick rack, and three vintage cards.




And to top everything off she also included
a tea magazine, a book by the talented Grace Livingston Hill, 
and some darling magnetic bookmarks.




Erika and Trina went above and beyond with what the gave me
and I am sincerely grateful for their kindness and generosity.
Their gifts showed they put a lot of love into what they blessed me with.
I can honestly say everything will be enjoyed to the fullest
and when I use the mug and tea cup I will think of these lovely ladies.


I sent a mug and tea cup to two lovely ladies
that do not have blogs so I thought I would show you what I sent their way.
First, is the mug that went to Allison.
Allison has been an absolute sweetheart and through emails
we have been forming a wonderful friendship :)




The tea cup went to Paula.
She said she liked pink
so I put together an oh-so-sweet pink package of tea goodness :)




It's always a joy to put together packages of love to send to someone
and sending to Allison and Paula was a pure delight.

Like I said at the beginning of this post, the big reveal will take place tomorrow.
There were 167 ladies that participated so there will be lots of beauty to look at.
Bring a cup of tea or coffee and some cookies
and enjoy a sweet visit to see what was sent around the world.

Love, hugs, and joy to you!

48 comments:

shortybear said...

such lovely gifts, thanks for sharing dear

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh sweet friend, you were richly blessed in both giving and receiving! The gifts you sent had such beautiful touches of YOU for them and the ones that they sent were perfectly matched for you. This special teacup/mug exchange is such a blessed event for all of us and we appreciate all that you do to make it happen. Love and God bless you! ❤️

Melanie said...

What beautiful treasures, Stephanie! This exchange has to be a "must" for me next year! How wonderful for you to host this each year. Your mug is lovely and the cup and saucer are exquisite! Have a blessed day.

Debby Ray said...

Wow...what beautiful gift-giving on both ends! What you received was just wonderful as what you sent! Looking forward to link up tomorrow! Happy Tuesday!

Manu said...

Oh this swap is so wonderful...
I wish I would have taken part too.

Conniecrafter said...

it is neat that the mug and tea cup have the same type of roses on it, such great gifts to go along with them too!
So nice to be forming so many friendships!!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful things both given and received. Thank you for organizing this exchange, Stephanie.
Since my parcel went to Australia and I'm receiving from there as well, I have nothing to share tomorrow, since the parcels have not yet arrived. But I'll enjoy seeing what everyone else has!

Elizabeth said...

Oh Stephanie, those are all wonderful packages. The ones you received and sent! I will be posting about the wonderful package that I received from Marge tomorrow!

Dani Jeanne said...

What wonderful packages! If you host a teacup/mug exchange next year, I just might have to participate. I hesitated this year simply because I've been so busy. But it looks like such a delightful way to bless someone and make new friends! The teacup is so lovely and the coffee looks delicious.

I can't wait to see all the other exchanges! :D

Dani xoxo
a vapor in the wind

Debbie Harris said...

Stephanie~your ladies have gifted you with some lovely, lovely gifts that certainly fit you to a tea. Those roses on both the tea cup and mug are stunning, and perfectly fitting to grace your hutch.
Your packages that you sent off were just as lovely for those dear ladies. I'm sure their hearts were filled with much joy.
I'm looking forward to the sweet party tomorrow. :)
Thank you for hosting such a beautiful exchange.
God bless you.

Enjoy this beautiful day~~

Denise said...

Such sweet beautiful gifts.Blessing eachother with love.Thank You again for all the work You have put into this exchange.OX Denise

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Stephanie I am looking forward to your post, Your heart, talent and love shows in all the work that goes into hosting the tea cup exchange,
xoxo,
Vera

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, very nice and what a fun time you must of had opened all your treasure! I sent that same little bird creamer to my exchange friend!
What fun it was sending out my box and of course receiving one in the mail is like Christmas!
Blessings, and thanks for the exchange and putting it all together!
Love, Roxy

Anne said...
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Anne said...

What delightful gifts! Cath Kidston is a favorite of mine and so is Grace L. Hill. :-) Enjoy! ♥

Cheryl said...

Oh, how pretty!! Such lovely, delightful gifts! I am SO looking forward to the link-up tomorrow!!! Thank you for providing such fun and blessings through this amazing ministry, dear friend. :)

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh My Goodness, Oh My Goodness, OH MY GOODNESS!
Stephanie what a treasure-trove of beautiful things AND yummy treats!! It truly is an amazing ministry; as I know how much it (also) blesses the women to give - as well as receive~
Thanks for taking time to share : )
Hugs, Karen O

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Through your exchange Stephanie we are all learning the art of giving and blessing others with a parcel of joy. You received some wonderful gifts in each exchange and you sent the same to your recipients. Besides the giving/receiving each of us enjoys, it's gratifying to share in the excitement of the other participants with their involvement.
Thank you for organizing and keeping us on track throughout this pleasant exchange.

mamasmercantile said...

Such wonderful packages both given and received and what is even better is the friendships formed along the way. Take care.

Elizabeth said...

What lovely packages! I adore the beautiful mug you received....it looks so feminine and sweet! And I'm sure you are enjoying all those goodies :)

You also sent such wonderful items....I love that little tea jar. I saw then awhile back when we were out shopping and it caught my eye :)

I'm so excited for tomorrow's party! I'm just adding the finishing touches to my post now and can't wait to see all the lovelies everyone received and sent! My posts will probably be in two parts... one for my mug and later, one for my teacup (once I receive it). What fun to put together these posts to look back on such fun times!

Wishing you a lovely Tuesday!Hugs and blessing ♥
~Libby

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh how beautiful Stephanie. Such sweet and thoughtful gifts. Sorry I missed this one but I have been extremely busy these days. I can't wait to see what everyone shares.

Hugs and blessings,

Janet
rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

Elizabethd said...

Beautiful, Stephanie. You deserve to have such pretty gifts after all the trouble you went to to organise the swap!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh, Stephanie, what delightful treasures from and to every wonderful participant you were paired with...........every single thing is beautiful and so so thoughtful!

I posted early too because I have to be gone most of the day tomorrow and didn't want to miss out...that way I can spend my time reading and commenting vs. posting....only so many hours in a day, right?

THANKS SO MUCH for putting together this wonderful exchange! What a thrill to be part of things. Hugs. ♥

Anne Payne said...

Sweets for the sweet! Lovely gifts both ways. I've got to go get my post made-- See you tomorrow :)

Sandra said...

Oh my, you received so many lovely items in your swaps and you sent just as many out. I'm sure you'll enjoy all your special gifts.

Oh, and if you ever get tired of using that pretty rose-covered mug, you can send it on to me. Ok? Hee!hee!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

What a wonderful swap for you all Stephanie! I will look for ward to seeing the posts and goodies! :)

Simply Linda said...

Oh how lovely....I can't wait to show mine...smiles

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good afternoon dear one! I love that tea cup with the large pink flowers that resemble peonies! What a sweet exchange. Have a super day! Anita

Daniela said...

Oh, my lovely, how many wonderful goodies you've received from your blog friends, sweetest Stephanie, I'm sure they filled your heart with such a deep gladness !

Hope you're having a wonderful day, I wish you most beautiful days to come, darling, wonderful friend,
thinking of you with love and esteem

Dany

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a special gift for you! I know how hard you work to make this happen so it makes my heart sing to know you are treated special too! Enjoy your week! Blessings, Diane

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty...THANK YOU for having this swap! WOW, there were so many ladies that signed up. My post is already up for the Show & Tell...
XO,
deb

Countrylovers said...

Liebe Stephanie,

das sind ja wunderschöne Dinge die du uns da präsentierst.
Das ist einfach eine grandiose Idee von dir, Menschen auf diese überraschende Art und Weise zusammen zu bringen.
Bin schon gespannt auf mein Päckchen, woher es wohl kommt.
Leider habe ich noch nichts von der Dame gehört, die mein Päckchen bekommen hat, schade, denn es ist schon Ende März angekommen.
Ich mag deine Tasse und den Becher, wunderschöne Dekore.
Wer aus solchen Tassen trinkend den Tag beginnt, der muss einfach Glück haben.

Ich wünsche dir alles Liebe und bedanke mich bei dir für dein Engagement und die Zeit die du dafür herschenkst, sei umarmt, Barbara

Kim said...

Such lovely gifts you received, Sweet Stephanie. Both the mug and tea cup are so pretty. So many ladies are blessed by the exchange of these china pretties. Thank you for your generosity of spirit. You are such a sweet blessing to all of us ladies. Xx

Jeanna said...

You have really brought people together with your exchanges, Stephanie. I enjoy reading about them.

You receive some sweet packages and the gifts you gave were special. I'm sure the recipients felt blessed, too!

Martha's Favorites said...

Lovely tea cup exchange. I want in next time. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Margie said...

The delightful packages that you sent and received made me smile, Stephanie. It's so uncanny how participants choose the perfect gifts for their swap partners. Can't wait for the big reveal tomorrow!

Donna said...

What Lovely goodies you received Stephanie! And what a joy it was to see that your mug sender, Erika was who I sent a mug to! Can't wait to see what others have received! I still have my sets I received on my Dining room table on display!
What a wonderful blessing this has been to be a part of!

Ashleigh said...

Oh...what can I say....everything is wonderful!! The packages you sent are just beautiful ( love the hankie) and I know you've made those ladies very happy :) And the ones your received were packed with such sweet thoughtfulness...you have some new treasures! I looooove the rose mug and tea cup. It will be so fun to see everyone's pictures tomorrow!
Hugs from Ashleigh

Jill said...

Such lovely things! It's so nice meeting others with similar interests :-) Hope you have a great week

Blessings,
Jill

Barbara Neubeck said...

.. Hello Stephanie... the mug and cup you received are beautiful... and the little extras are so lovely...
I love what you sent to your ladies, too... so thoughtful..
Have a great day ... hugs... Barb xxxx

Consider It All Joy said...

What wonderful packages both sent and received! It was such a joy to participate in my first exchange. Thank you for hosting and bringing so many new friends together! You are a true blessing! See you tomorrow at the party! Blessings, Cindy xo

Deborah Will said...

I had so much fun in my first teacup exchange. I love all the beautiful treasures you received and sent and love your site. I used that quote in my Bible study group just now about birds singing. So cute.

Lynn Bean said...

Stephanie, what blessings you received! I have looked forward to this exchange and will certainly be ready to participate once again! thank you again for all of your effort! Lynn

Ida said...

So many pretty things you received and sent. It's always fun seeing what everyone gets & knowing that friendships are formed through this ministry. Thank you again for putting this all together.

Garima said...

nice

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Wow, what beauty was sent out and received! This has been so much fun, and I still have over 50 blogs to visit, a week-long treat! Thank-you again for hosting this wonderful exchange!

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh...dear friend! What gorgeous gifts you received from both Erika and Trina ~ you most certainly deserve every ounce of these blessings, Stephanie! You put so much effort into organising such a happy event! I love the tea cup...the rosy design is delightful! And I am sure drinking coffee in your pretty new mug is a treat within itself! Thank you for sharing your lovely packages with us ~ am hoping to sit with a cuppa and look at the wonderful gifts received! Such fun! With love to you and oh! Big hugs!
Kelly-Anne

Mrs A. said...

What fun gifts you received along with your mug and tea cup. I love the gifts you sent too. Thankyou for such a lovely swap. It was my first time participating and I can't wait for the next one in October. I will be linking up my blog post on Friday . Hugs Valeryanne.

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