Monday, September 12, 2016

9th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange Sign-Up

{{{Registration Closed}}}
If you missed this exchange than you can participate in the next one
which will likely be in March.


Life is like a cup of tea. . .
to be filled to the brim
and enjoyed with friends.



Sweet friends,
it's time for the 9th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange!
If this is your first time participating in the exchange 
than let me warmly welcome you - I am so glad you are going to join the fun.
If you are a returning participant than let me say "Welcome back!"




The past Tea Cup and Mug Exchanges have brought many women together
from all over the world and lasting friendships have been made.
The idea of this exchange formed one day while I was looking at my collection of tea cups
and I thought to myself that it would be a joy to bring ladies together over a cup of tea.
The first exchange was a success and soon mugs were included
since everyone has different tastes and styles.
At the end of this post you can visit the links to previous exchanges
and see what others have been blessed with.

Now, lets go over a few details 
and hopefully I will answer all of your questions concerning this exchange.

Please read this entire post for the complete details.




It's very easy to participate. . .

The exchange is open to everyone 
whether you're from America, England, Canada, Sweden, Australia, etc.
The more the merrier. . . 
and who doesn't love making friends from another country?

Also, you DO NOT need to have a blog in order to participate.




Let's go over a few rules . . .

{ 1 }
You will need to purchase a tea cup with a saucer or a mug 
or you can send one from your own collection;
it's completely up to you.
If you send one from your own collection 
please make sure it's in good condition with no stains or chips.
Tea cups or mugs from antique or thrifts stores are also fine,
but again, please make sure they are in good condition.

{ 2 }
Please add tea or coffee 
and at least one extra item to your tea cup or mug package.
It can be handmade treasures, doilies, linens, etc.
Some participants enjoy sending a package full of goodies
while others are only able to send a few items.
Either one is fine and acceptable.

You will send a tea cup/mug package to a special someone 
and you will receive a tea cup/mug package from a special someone else
so you will be making two friends in the process.


{ 3 }
Fill out the sign-up form.

All you have to do is click on the link below
and answer the questions.

Registration Closed


{ 4 }
PLEASE do not join the exchange only to receive something
and not send anything out - this is terrible etiquette!
If you sign up than you are committed to sending a tea cup/mug parcel.
I understand that life happens
and if you sign up, but then realize you cannot participate
please let me know before September 21st.

*** Whatever you sign up to exchange is what you will send and receive. ***
You can also sign up to exchange both a tea cup and mug.



Sign up for the tea cup exchange will start today, September 12th
and will go until Wednesday, September 21st so we have 9 days to sign up and spread the word.
I will email each one of you on either Friday the 23rd or Saturday the 24th
with the information you need to send your special someone her tea cup or mug.

We have until Wednesday, October 5th {11 days} 
to get a tea cup/mug package together and shipped out.

I would advise those of you who choose to ship overseas to send your packages out
immediately after receiving the information of the person you are sending to
because shipping takes at least 2 - 4 weeks longer.




And finally. . . 
I will have a linky party on my blog around the first part of November
so that we can share our treasures with everyone.
The reason for having the link up later 
is because we want to make sure everyone has their tea cup or mug in hand.

If you do not have a blog you can send me pictures of your new tea cup or mug
and I will put them on my blog for all to see.

Does everything make sense, sweet friends?
You can email me with any questions that you might have:
kekepania525@gmail.com

For those of you that sign up I will be in touch periodically via email
with updates and reminders.

One more thing, I will also be giving your email address to the lady that is sending to you
so that if there are any issues with shipping you and the sender can work things out.
If you do not wish for me to give your email address out than please let me know.




The Tea Cup and Mug Exchanges in the past have been a tremendous blessing
and I know this one will be as well so please join us for some sweet fun.
You can see what others received from the last exchange by clicking on this link:



You can also read a few testimonials 
from ladies that joined the past exchanges by clicking on the link below:





If you would like to spread the word about this exchange
than you can share this button on your blog
by simply copying the code and pasting it on your sidebar.


The Enchanting Rose


. . . Remember . . . 
Please fill out the form by clicking on the link below: 

Registration Closed

You must fill out the form in order to participate! 
If you have any issues with the form please email me at: 
kekepania525@gmail.com 

 Love and hugs to you, dear friends! 
I hope you join the fun! 

Tea or coffee with a friend
is like capturing happiness
in a cup.

40 comments:

Doniene said...

Hello Stephanie! I first came across your blog awhile back when there was a reveal of the 8th exchange. I've been excitedly awaiting the next exchange! And it's here! I too, collect tea cups and saucers, and love sharing a cup of tea! How fun to meet new friends with which to share!

Blessings and hugs!

Rozen en vlinders said...

What a nice teacups!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Stephanie, I'm looking forward to participating in your tea exchange. Thanks so much for organizing this for everyone! Julie xo

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh how very exciting! {{smiles}} As always, your pictures are a true delight, dear Stephanie! Your collection is growing...I had my mom and sisters with me when I opened your lovely post and oh my! There were squeals of delight upon beholding all the pretty teacups! {{Smiles}} I am really, really hoping to participate this time around, seeing as I sadly missed April! But...I do have a couple commitments and may not be able to...{{sniffs}} I am going to see what I can do as oh! How I love these exchanges! You are SO kind to host and I know this one is going to be as wonderful and blessed as the past exchanges! {{smiles}}
Hope your week ahead is a blessed one, dear friend! Thinking of you and sending big hugs your way!
Kelly-Anne

Summer said...

This sounds interesting, Stephanie! A very lovely way for ladies to connect ♥

summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

Kelly Deal said...

Woo hoo! I just signed up! I'm looking forward to another exchange!

Gypsy Heart said...

Hi Stephanie,
Thanks so much for organizing this again!! It was so much fun the other times I've participated. You really are an angel to do this for so many!

xo
Pat

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I have been travelling, and all this week I have company - I am SO EXCITED you posted this today, as I am unable to be blog reading for the next few days! THANKS, Stephanie, I am thrilled to be a part of this joyous exchange.

You know I never care how you allow me to participate; I am always willing to send to whomever, and always willing to help if you need a back-up plan shipper for those whom (gasp at the thought but it happens every year) doesn't follow through on her/his end to send a cup of their own out!)

Hope this one has NO problems for you. praying for that, as it puts on such a damper - and costly - to those who do have to "fix" the problem when that happens! You are a dear sweet lady to take this take on yet again. Bless you, hon. It brings such joy to so many! Thank you so much! GOD BLESS!

Hugs and love. ♥

Susannah Joy said...

Dear Stephanie,

I am so excited to do this once again! It is always the highlight of my year! I think this is my 3-4 year :) and I have made a couple of great friends along the way!

Already picking out the tea cup i will send, and getting a bunch of goodies together :) (can you tell i am excited xD )

I hope this year goes smoothly, and that everyone does what they are suppose to do!

Lots of love,
♥Susannah king♥

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Ooh Stephanie, I can't wait to participate, as always. Thank you so very much for hostessing this lovely and much anticipated event. God certainly put the perfect person in charge, to organize this exchange. Love and God bless you.
P. S. You can count on me to help out, if needed, but here's hoping that all goes smoothly. ❤️

September Violets said...

It was such a nice surprise to hear from you today about your fall teacup exchange. This made my day, and I will fill out the form this evening. I need the day to decide whether teacup or mug ;) Thanks for organizing this Stephanie, you are such a sweetheart.
Wendy

Debbie Harris said...

It is with much joy and anticipation that I await this most delightful exchange, my dear.
It's hard to believe that this is the 9th exchange, WOW!! You certainly do a lovely job with all the organizing details that take place for us ladies to enjoy.
I was pondering on the past exchanges and the lovely ladies that I have had the privilege of making friends with; and while looking at the beautiful tea cups and mugs that I have collected from these generous women and through your goodness to us by putting together such an amazing exchange, my heart is full and blessed indeed!
To think that we can exchange a cup of tea or coffee across the miles puts a smile on my face and in my heart. Such joy!!

Please allow me to help you out should their be any "hick-ups" along the way.
May the Lord guide you in these next few weeks as you allow Him to direct you in putting together the participants.
Thank you, for all that you do in making this happen. :)

Have a beautiful and blessed day~~

Manu said...

Stephanie I'm in!
Thanks for organise it!
Love

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

So excited the time has come! Your exchanges are the best! Thanks so much Stephanie...I know your hard work is just beginning. :)

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Forgot to say that I already have your beautiful button on my blog!

Debbie said...

Hi Stephanie...so excited to be taking part in this lovely exchange again. Thank you for all your hard work in organising such a lovely exchange. I'm signed up and ready to go. Take care. Debbie xx

Elizabeth said...

What a perfect post to come across this beautiful Monday!! Oh, Stephanie, I cannot tell you how much I have been anticipating this exchange...this will be my fourth one and I am beyond excited to be participating again! I even convinced Julia to join the exchange this time (this will be her second), so she'll be filling out the form later on today {{smiles}}

You are such a blessing and a very special person to be hosting another exchange....THANK YOU VERY MUCH ♥ ♥ We all appreciate it so much!

May your Monday be lovely and the upcoming week be blessed!
~Libby

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

It is so great that you sent out an email to past participants. I really didn't want to miss it by overlooking a post!

I am very much looking forward to being a part of this once again.

Sending you Hugs with much appreciation,

Andrea

KimM said...

Oh, Stephanie! I'm excited to take part in this exchange. I was disappointed I missed the last one - I so love tea and all it entails....
Hugs
Kim

mari said...

Oh this is just so exciting!!! I had such a wonderful time on the last exchange... Thank you Stephanie for hosting it once again dear lady... all those Autumn colors...just delightful :0) mari

Ms. Jessica said...

Stephanie: I've been looking forward to the exchange since participating for the first time this Spring. Thank you for the wonderful work you do!
Jessica Keller

Cheryl said...

I am SO excited!! I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed joining in the fun the last time, and I have SO been looking forward to this one! Thank you, dear Stephanie, for all you do in organizing this...I can't imagine what a daunting job it must be to keep it all running smoothly. You are appreciated, my friend. :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest Stephanie! I so want a proper cup of tea but it's still too warm here! I wish you all a fun exchange! HUGS TO YOU!

Tamago said...

I remember your last post about tea cup and mug exchange. It was so much fun to see all the different patterns, designs, colors, etc. Must be a big task to organize - I hope it will go smoothly and everyone will have fun :-)

Barbara Legener said...

I am so excited the teacup exchange is finally here !!! It's a highlight of my year. I not only love receiving a package, but I love putting one together for someone else to enjoy too. Then I eagerly await the reveal. It's all such fun. Thank you so very much for hosting it. You are truly a blessing.

Elizabeth said...

Stephanie, I am so excited to see that it is teacup/mug exchange time again! The last one was so much fun and I made new bff's! I look forward to this one!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Thank you Stephanie for all the organizing you do to host this wonderful exchange. I signed up through the email I received which is another way you gather us together and I look forward to another successful experience.

Oliva Ohlson said...

Hi Stephanie and thank you for the invite!!! I only signed up for the teacup exchange this time...LOL!!!

I really enjoy being part of this wonderful exchange!!!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Yay! My heart skipped a beat when I saw your email, and yours is the first blog I've visited since my blogging break! Because I just have to be part of this special exchange once more. You are a very special friend to all of us for taking this on once again -- please let me know if I can be of any help. A very fun event to look forward to! Blessings to you, dear friend! xo Deborah

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I registered and today at the shop, a lady came in with 35 tea cups for sale and I bought them ALL! I am so ready for your Tea Cup Swap!!
Thank you so much for being the hostess! I know it is A LOT of work!
XO,
deb

vintagevisions27 said...

Very excited to participate this time around!
-Emily

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, so excited for this exchange once again. It will be fun and always a great experience. Thank you for all you do to prepare and set this huge event up. I pray everything goes smoothly and a blessing to all.
Blessings to you for a great rest of the week my friend. xo

Anne Payne said...

Looking forward to participating again! xoxo

Consider It All Joy said...

Very excited to be joining the fun again! Thank you for hosting, Stephanie! Blessings, Cindy xo

Gina E. said...

I've signed up! Thanks for the invitation Stephanie, you have a big job ahead of you, matching us all up!
{{{hugs}}}

Delvalina Wright said...

I am so so excited! Finally I am in! :)
Love you!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Oh dear Stephanie! What a joyful thing you are doing each time you offer yourself up in this beautiful way to so many ladies, and bless so many lives! I am more than delighted to join, it will be a joyous occasion for me, as I have been a little absent from blogging over the past summer, with all the busyness of summer! Thank you again for your work in making this exchange such a delight and joy for so many! Hugs to you today dear friend!

Lowcarb team member said...

Although I will not be taking part, I wish everyone lots of fun and friendship in this marvelous tea cup exchange, and look forward to hearing all about it later in the year.

All the best Jan

Red Rose Alley said...

Tea cups, tea cups, and more tea cups! Stephanie, you find the most unique and wonderful tea cups. That pink and gold cup is gorgeous, and those roses, oh my! Looking forward to viewing all the amazing tea cups and goodies. :) It's a fun thing to do, and even when one doesn't participate, you always make us feel welcome, dear one.

love, ~Sheri

Alex said...

Hello dear Stephanie, just popping in so that I can wish you, and everyone, well in the Teacup Exchange. It will be so much fun! ~ I can't take part at this time, but I look forward to all the results and reports! If your delightful pics are anything to go by, it will be a visual feast.
Much love!
x

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