Wednesday, April 19, 2017

10th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange Reveal

***No Sunday Hymn due to the Tea Cup and Mug Exchange***

Welcome, sweet friends,
to the 10th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange reveal.
Today is the day we get to oooh and aaah over tea cup and mug loveliness.
You will find this post is filled with photos from participants who don't have blogs
and at the end of the post there is a link-up for the women who do have blogs
so we can visit them and see more beauty.
I hope you enjoy your visit and please,
take your time in viewing all of this delightfulness. . .
simply relax and soak it in.

Before we begin I want to express my gratitude
to all of you ladies who participated in the 10th Exchange.
Your participation brings me great joy and delight.
All of you truly make this event more special and beautiful.
You are a unique and precious group of ladies 
and it's an honor to be able to host this exchange for you.
Thank you for simply being YOU!




As you know this was the 10th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange.
This event started with just a handful of sweet ladies
and it has grown each time with the number of participants 
totaling 212 this time.
Truly amazing!

There is also a handful of precious ladies 
that have participated in all or close to all of the exchanges 
and I wanted to simply thank them for their faithful participation.

Linda C. from Lady Linda
Margie from Tea in the Valley
Linda W. from My Sew What Blog
Belle from Australia {no blog}
Patti from the USA {no blog}
Betty from the USA {no blog}
Gabriele from the USA {no blog}
Christy from the USA {no blog}




During the exchange I host a giveaway for the participants
and this year I am giving away two Teavana gift cards
to two lovely winners.
To find out who won 
you will have to scroll to the end of the post.
{{smiles}}
Also, I have some news at the end of this post
that you will want to read about.


Finally, one last thing I would like to make mention of. . .
Sadly, there are times women sign up 
that don't keep their promise of sending a package.
My desire for this exchange is for everyone to be blessed
and by being able to do that the women who join the exchange
have the option of volunteering to send an extra package if needed.
I am truly amazed at how many ladies willingly put their name in as volunteers.
This year four volunteers were needed.
I chose to send an extra package, but I still needed three more ladies
so I sent an email to the volunteers asking if they would like to send an extra package.
Within 5 minutes I heard back from close to 40 women 
saying they would love to volunteer.
My sweet friends, when I read their emails I cried. . .
what love, what kindness, what selflessness!
May I just say all of you dear ladies are amazing!
I would like to bring special attention to the three ladies
who had the joy of blessing someone with a tea cup package
because the original lady did not come through:
Lisa, Kris, and Bonnie.
Hana is one that would not have received a package
had there been no volunteers.
Hane wrote me the sweetest email after receiving her package from Lisa
and I just had to share it with you.
This is what she said:

Dear Stephanie,
I want to just thank you for all that you did 
to ensure that I received a package and tell you that this tradition 
is one of the sweetest, most memorable things I have participated in 
for quite some time that encompasses so much that I love! 
Tea...tea cups...mugs...friendship...letter writing...brown paper packages ♡ 
This is the first time I participated in this and it has filled me with so much happiness
 and left me feeling incredibly blessed. 
Thanks for spreading the love, Stephanie! 
Sincerely, 
Hana Belle


Let the fun begin, my friends!
Brew yourself a cup of tea, coffee, cappuccino, or hot cocoa,
grab a sweet treat, and sit back and enjoy the photos.


She was an adventurer at heart;
but oh how she loved drinking this tea
from this mug in this chair.
Oh, how she loved to be home.
- Unknown -


To Ruth - From Sarah



To Deb - From Denise



To Teresa - From N. Ann


To Adeline - From Miriam



To Shirley - From Susan



To Pamela - From Debbie



To Anne - From Teresa



To Cheryl - From Kathy



To Frances - From Michelle



To Kat - From Diana



To Jo - From Lynn



To Debra - From June



To Lisa-Renee - From Sandy



To Kathy - From Frances L.



To Christy - From Chas



To Sue K. - From Deborah B.



To Dawn - From Christy



To Marina - From Kelly



To Annie - From Lyn



To Julia - From Sam



To Betty - From Paula



To Sarah - From Tamela



To Marlene - From Paula



To Miriam - From Daniela



To Sarah - From Emily



To Susan - From Julia



To Margaret - From Elizabeth



To Olivia - From Abigail



To Rebekah - From Sharon



To Abigail - From Sarah



To Tamela - From Rebecca



To Lynn - From Ronny



To Dana - From Pamela



To Jacqueline - From Margie



To Dee Ann - From Dana



To Regina - From Karen



To Kaitlyn - From Brielle



To Deborah - From Dee Ann



To Barbara - From Linda



To Libby - From Elisha



To Brielle - From Lacey



To Michelle - From Dawn



To Christianna - From Elisabeth



To Janae - From Maggie



To Joanne - From Tanya



To Dee - From Denise



To Tiina - From Lily



To Adria - From Deborah



To Elisabeth - From Destiny



To Ann - From Adria



To Ashleigh - From Lori



To Mary Jo - From Sharon



To Kris - From Pamela



To Elizabeth - From Debra



To Emma - From Christianna 



To Salinn - From Bonnie



To Diana - From Tricia



To Tricia - From Shirley



To Maggie - From Anna-Kate



To Kara - From Ashleigh



To Emily - From Skyeler



To Rebecca - From Emily



To Emily - From Kara



To Mal - From Kaitlyn



To Eva - From Dawn



To Chas - From Susan



To June - From Mary Jo



To Paula - From Sheri



To Sam - From Debbie



To Karen - From Amy



To Hana - From Lisa



To Susan - From Melanie



To Gabriele - From Margaret



To Debbie - From Kim



To Sarah Faith - From Grace



To Angela - From Cheryl



To Lydia - From D. Lizbeth



To Patti - From Karen



To Marian - From Patti



To Anne - From Peg



To Rosalyn - From Janae



To Marina - From Mary Anne



To Augusta - From Tanya



To Peg - From Jen



To Lynn - From Sarah



To Dawn - From Joanne



To Lisa-Renee - From Gabriele



To LeAnna - From Kiera



To Allison - From Pat



To Olivia - From Maria



To Dana - From Jo



To Adria - From Maria



To Kiera - From Shawnale



To Sam - From Deanna



To Montse - From Lily



To Karen - From Mary



To Susan - From Dana



To Marina - From Mary Anne



To Shannon - From LeAnna



To Janae - From Kaye



To Jo - From Sam



To Joanne - From Margaret



To Gabriele - From Lynn



To Eva - From Olivia



To Sarah - From Brianna



To Brianna - From Irene



Okay, let's announce the two winners of the $25.00 Teavana gift cards.
Drum roll, please. . . 

Deborah Brooks
{no blog}
&
Mary Anne Richardson

Congratulations, lovely ladies!
You will receive an email directly from Teavana
with the gift card attached to it.
Happy shopping!

Now for my news. . .
As you know I host this event twice a year-
once in the Spring and once in the Fall.
While I love this event and it has a special place in my heart
I am thinking I need to cut back and do the exchange only once a year.
Since the number of participants is increasing 
I am finding the exchange to be a tad bit more work
and I must confess that twice a year is getting to be a bit much.
So at this time I will host the exchange as promised 
this coming fall, likely sometime in September.
I will then host the next exchange in September 2018. . .
at least this is the plan.
If you would like to read more about this beloved event
please click here.

Again, many, many thanks to all of you ladies
for making the 10th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange extra lovely.

For those of you who have blogs
please link up your reveal post below.
You will notice the link-up is in word form only
and no picture will show up.

If you would like to sign up for an email notification 
for the next Tea Cup and Mug Exchange 
than simply click on the link below:
I will email you only once 
when the time arrives for the next exchange.

If you want to receive weekly notifications from my blog 
you can sign up by clicking on the link below:

Have a beautiful day, dear friends!
Love and hugs to you!

57 comments:

Linda Walker said...

So many lovely gifts shared. Many thanks Stephanie. Looking forward to the next swap and after that--it will become my yearly favorite thing to do! It will make it all that more special!! with love and gratitude,
Linda

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I am always in awe at the creativity and thoughtfulness that all the lovely ladies share during this most wonderful of exchanges, my angel friend! Wasn't that the sweetest note from Hana Belle? We all are truly blessed by your graciousness, kindness, and thoughtfulness in organizing this sweet teacup/mug ministry of yours. God works through you in developing new friendships. Yes, I agree that once a year would be the best idea for the exchange. Thank you for all that you do, Stephanie. I truly appreciate and love you with all of my heart!

Pamela said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! Thank you so much, Stephanie, for hosting and thank you to all the lovely ladies who participated. What beautiful gifts from the heart. Looking forward to the fall challenge - wholeheartedly agree that an annual challenge will be the way to go - such a wonderful time to anticipate!

Ang Smith said...

It was so fun seeing all the different packages that were sent and received. So much prettiness! :)

Carrie said...

Thank you, Stephanie for doing this exchange for us! It is truly wonderful, and so much fun! I'm looking forward to next fall!

Jill said...

So many lovely treasures exchanged here! You are amazing Stephanie! Thank you so very much for all your hard work putting this together. This is the first year I have participated and I really enjoyed it!

Blessings,
Jill

Creations By Cindy said...

What a precious note from Hana Belle. This is not only fun dear Stephanie but a true blessing. Such a wonderful way to make new friends. The Lord never ceases to amaze me at how He uses you to pair up ladies for this wonderful exchange. Thank you so very much for your willingness to add an extra dose of love to all that you do. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Debbie Harris said...

WOW! I was applauding with big smiles on my face as I scrolled down viewing such amazing gift packages. You could see joy and love in every picture. Some of those tea cups were so unique I just loved zooming in on them. I'm almost speechless, Stephanie.
Your ministry with this exchange has brought many women together and you can see their enjoyment of sharing just by looking at the gift they sent.
With every exchange I stand AMAZED!!
God bless you for who you are.
Today and the days that follow will be glorious days of sipping tea and visiting blogs enjoying the thrill of each lady's experience.
Thank you once again for this fabulous time together with other ladies around the globe.

Love to you as you rest up now. :-)

Debbie Harris said...

WOW! I was applauding with big smiles on my face as I scrolled down viewing such amazing gift packages. You could see joy and love in every picture. Some of those tea cups were so unique I just loved zooming in on them. I'm almost speechless, Stephanie.
Your ministry with this exchange has brought many women together and you can see their enjoyment of sharing just by looking at the gift they sent.
With every exchange I stand AMAZED!!
God bless you for who you are.
Today and the days that follow will be glorious days of sipping tea and visiting blogs enjoying the thrill of each lady's experience.
Thank you once again for this fabulous time together with other ladies around the globe.

Love to you as you rest up now. :-)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a wonderful exchange and you do the most amazing job. I can see how once a year would work out better for you. Maybe I can finally join in this Sept!
hugs,
Linda

Simple Living said...

Such beautiful gifts, I can't wait to join next time x

cucki said...

wow what a wonderful exchange and all the gifts are so beautiful and so precious.
me so excited and cant wait for the next exchange that i can join in too.
thank you
love and smiles x

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

To have 4 people not follow through is really too bad, but to have 40 responses to help out - that is wonderful!
Overall, we have a beautiful group of ladies here, and just look at all the love that was sent out!
My package still has not arrived at its destination in Bangkok, but I did receive a lovely letter from my recipient just last night. I'm not sure how she guessed it was me, but she put my heart at ease, reassuring me that she is not worried about the parcel and that it will get there in its own good time. I cannot tell you how grateful I am that she contacted me and spilled out nothing but gratitude for having been included.
Another great exchange Stephanie, and I don't blame you one bit for wanting to cut back to once a year when there are now so many participants. Being less frequent will just make it extra special.
Hugs to you and every wonderful lady in this wonderful event!
Andrea

Annesphamily said...

Hi Sweet Stephanie, I am under the weather today with sinus and allergies and dizziness. As soon as I can get up and about I will post my treasures at my blog. It was a beautiful experience and I am so happy with all the lovely tea items I received. Thank you for hosting and have a blessed and beautiful day! Hugs and Blessings, Anne

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

You are such an amazing lady dear Stephanie, and we appreciate all the efforts you have gone to make this tea exchange such a fun and precious event for all of us! I cannot imagine the hours of work it must take you to put it together, and know that scaling it back to once a year will be better for you, and it will make it the event of the year to be a part of! Many hugs and thanks to you for your efforts! Congratulations to Deborah and Mary Anne! I have enjoyed looking at all the lovely goodies shared with ladies across the world, so amazing! Hugs and love to you dear friend, thank you many times over for all you have done!

Michele said...

Oh, my word- such treasures and such happiness and joy you have created for so many, dear Stephanie!
It takes me all week to truly savor all these wonderful reveals.
Hana's note says it all.

God bless you for helping me make a new friend named Cynthia. I hope we meet this summer as she lives in my same state! : - )

Thank you for making this all possible. It's a delight beyond words.

Lea said...

Oh, Stephanie, I have wondered how on earth you have the time for 2 exchanges per year. My goodness, I certainly understand. This was sooooo much fun and I've met such delightful ladies through this exchange. Blessings abundant to you Stephanie, you are a rare jewel indeed!!!!

Daniela said...

Cherished Stephanie,
with this exchange you've truly blessed these last months of mine, you brought such a joy into my life you cannot even imagine and I myself, participating for the first time, couldn't suppose !

Today here are on display so many goodies, but what is to see behind their beauty and the good taste of the ladies who sent and received them, is the value of Friendship, which is the real protagonist !

A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU !!!

XOXO Daniela at - My little old world - (Dany)

Decor To Adore said...

Stephanie, having hosted a few exchanges and managed home decor tours I fully know and appreciate the immense amount of work that goes into making such a lovely event a grand success. You are a delightful gem and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I also want to commend you for ensuring that everyone does receive a package. I had shied away from doing any exchanges for the past few years as I had had several sad experiences in the past. No one ever likes being left out and you are so thoughtful to make sure that doesn't happen.
This was such a delight! Thank you so very much.

Debbie said...

Wow what a wonderful exchange Stephanie....so many beautiful and precious tea cups and mugs sent and received. It is a real joy to be part of such a lovely exchange. Thank you so much for all your hard work...so looking forward to the next one. Much Love...Debbie x

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I was beyond excited to take part for the very first time in this global tea party and had such fun choosing things to send to my swap partner Marina. How true it is that it's better to give than receive sometimes! But then my parcel from Sandra arrived all the way from France and it was excitement all over again. And, just to add a further rainbow to my world, this morning I received an email from the sweet Stephanie to say I had won one of Stephanie's Teavana gift cards!! Talk about feeling blessed!

Rosalyn said...

Oh my, so many goodies!! :) I was excited when I saw Mommy (Adaline), Olivia (my sister) and my pictures of our goodies! :)

I loved doing this exchange and I'm looking forward to September!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, wow just look at the beautiful gifts sent and received. Everyone was certainly blessed by this special 10th exchange. Participating once again for me was a joy and making 2 new friends is a gift in itself. Thank you for hosting and all you do to make this possible. Enjoy the day visiting the reveal posts and just know, your efforts bringing this to us all, means so much to so many!!
Hugs xoxo

Trisha said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful exchange! It is clearly an event that everyone looks forward to and loves. You work so hard and I hope you know how appreciated all of your effort is. Thank you again letting me be a part of this!

~Trisha

Melanie said...

Oh my! What wonderful gifts! I have got to get involved in this next time! So wonderful of you to host this wonderful event. Have a blessed day.

Ida said...

Thank you so much Stephanie for hosting this and putting so much love into making this event the wonderful joy that it is to participate in. - I can fully understand only hosting once a year.
It's been a pleasure to have participated in this event and so much fun getting to know the people you send to and receive from.

Mal said...

Thank you so much Stephanie!
I have enjoyed this immensely!
-Mal

Sarah said...

Thank you again, Stephanie for all of your hard work. I can only imagine how much time and effort you put into this each year. You are truly a blessing! : ) I am so glad I participated this time!

sarah said...

So many beautiful tea cups and generous gift packages! I wish I didn't live so very far away that participating would be impossible. I shall just have to sigh pleasantly over the lovely photos instead :-)

Consider It All Joy said...

From the simple to the extravagant, you can tell each package was put together with love and joy. What a truly fun and happy event! Many blessings to all! Thank you again and again, Stephanie for hosting and bringing so many ladies together. Blessings, Cindy xoxo

September Violets said...

You have done such an incredible job with these exchanges for the past few years Stephanie, and it's amazing to see how it has grown!! As thrilling as that must be for you, I can appreciate the amount of time you spend working on these emails, posts and organizing partners and posting all these photos AND to also send out parcels yourself. I was actually wondering if you would restrict the exchange to once a year sometime soon. Although it's been fun participating twice in the year, once a year will still be hugely anticipated by everyone who has been touched by your generosity and kindness. Have a wonderful day, and don't forget to sit back and enjoy your own cup of tea in a pretty teacup yourself.
Take care,
Wendy xox

Blue Jeans And Teacups said...

Dear Stephanie,
What a lovely exchange (as always). I have only made it through your posted photos, and still need to go to the links. I LOVED seeing all of the Jesus-themed items throughout so many of the swap goodies. It was also fun to see many of the books I own :)
Today I am drinking Flavors of France from a local tea room as I browse these delights while the Littles nap. Hugs to you and all of the participants! ~Heather

Cheryl said...

Oh, so many beautiful things!!! My, it has been such a joy to see them all today!! God is so good, and He uses YOU, sweet friend, in such a precious way to bring us all together. Oh, I can surely understand that you need to scale back to once a year! I can only imagine how much time and effort and energy it takes to do this. As Linda said above, it will just make it all the more special to us. Sending you much love and a BIG hug for all you do, dear Stephanie! I love and appreciate you dearly!

deborah said...

I love this idea for a teacup exchange and I signed up to join in this fall! I can't wait! I love teacups.

I'm sure it does take time and effort on your part. Thank-you!

Anonymous said...

oh my, what lovelies the ladies got!!! such creative ladies too... well done to all !!! it is so much fun....Sue

Sister in the Mid-west said...

I am so inspired!! I am thinking how fun it would be to put together a goody box like these. I am going to plan on sending a tea time box to my mother-in-law as a Mother's Day present. I think she would really love something like this! Thank you for the inspiration!

Snap said...

Thank you, Stephanie! So much love and Tea!
xx

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...


What an absolutely lovely event as is evident in the pictures of all the special gifts. It looks like everyone that participated was very blessed. What a huge effort on your part and I understand how you need to do it only once a year now. It will make it more exciting to look forward to!

Margie said...

We can't thank you enough for all that you do to ensure that the exchange is a happy experience for the participants. Given the tremendous work involved in hosting these exchanges, it's totally understandable that the swaps will become an annual tradition. Thank you also for the shout-out! It's been a privilege to participate in your swaps and I look forward to future exchanges.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hey Stephanie,
My birthday is today and Thank you for the birthday wishes. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the work you do and have done for these awesome swaps.
No problem to having only one swap a year! Bless you for doing this.
Congrat's to the tea winners!
XO,
deb

Allison Woods said...

What an absolutely LOVELY time I have had, just scrolling through all these gorgeous photos! To see everyone's generosity with ladies they don't even know is such a delight. I know it fills my heart with joy to shop and mail a package to someone and I look forward to the next Teacup Exchange!

Thank you Stephanie for all the hard work you do in organizing this year after year. I can't imagine all you must do in order to keep it all straight; my goodness what a task! Please know you are a blessing to so many people and we are very grateful for all you do!

Allison

Pam Jackson said...

I love them all!!! So many lovely ladies jumped in and played along. I am excited and I had no part in it. I wished I had found your sooner so I could be a part of it. Maybe next yr. I love that they all added so many great things and not just a cup. Thank you for sharing this, makes me smile.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Stephanie, wow what a fun exchange you host for us all. Thanks for the time and effort that goes into organizing this for everyone. I love all of the goodies and I know everyone has so much fun with it. Thanks you are a special person! :0)
Take care and hope the kittens are well.
Hugs, Julie

Tamago said...

Wow, this is incredible, Stephanie! All the cups, mugs, and gifts look beautiful. It's wonderful many ladies step in when some can't send packages. Success of the exchange is truly supported by kind hearts of participants. And you are such an amazing host! I understand you need to cut back. It must be a lot of work to organize everything and I want you to feel it's "fun" and not "burden." Hugs! xo

Pattie Tierney said...

This was so much fun to read. I got excited looking at every gift package. Thanks for the morning smile.

Vee said...

Wow! That was a force to be reckoned with. Do you mean that you will do your exchange this fall as promised and the next one will be the following September 2018? Sounds as if that is more reasonable. These are so popular. I see the shares all over and it really is a blessing. You are doing a wonderful job of knitting tea lovers in Blogdom together.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Well, the visiting is done and I'm back with a final comment to say thank you Stephanie. Such a lovely group of ladies, all a blessing to visit and get to know.
I think having only an autumn exchange will be just fine, it will still be a lot of work for you but at least only once a year now.
My favourite reveal post was Lea from Cici's Corner who our dear friend Kitty sent a parcel to. It was like a Vanna White showing of all her things and with a big smile of happiness. Not too often do we see the person when featuring the reveal and I thought this was a nice touch.
Hugs,

Michele said...

I went to go visit this entry:

Stacy @ Duncan, Party of Six

But one can only visit that blog by invitation only. What a shame.
I wonder if you could let her know we can't visit her, Steph?

Debbie said...

so many wonderful people...so many beautiful things!! how kind your people are and how kind of you to put this together!!!

Hasi said...

All so beautiful.

I feel the need to go out and buy a teacup today. :)

Have a blessed weekend!

Hasi

Debbie Harris said...

Good Evening! What a party!!
I have finished my visiting and what a joy it was.
Being out of commission for two days I felt as if I was late to the party, but late or not, it was worth taking the time to visit each lady and read their stories.
I stand is awe, as always, over the way these ladies take the time to do their home work and gift their recipients with treasures to their liking.
I stand on awe of YOU,I stand in awe of the love shared and I stand in awe of the gorgeous china that has been gifted around the globe. Amazing!!
I took a second trip through the photos of those with out blogs and zoomed in on the photos looking at all the beauty, and there was certainly beauty to behold.
Now that I see who is who I would like to say congratulations to Deborah and Mary Anne for their beautiful win.
Stephanie, you and God have an amazing ministry going through this exchange and I'm thankful I can be apart of it.
Thank you, once again!

Love you dearly, Mom

Deborah Montgomery said...

Oh my, so much love and kindness and generosity being sent here, there, and everywhere! In a world often filled with unsettling news, how lovely to have this quiet exchange of tea and friendship! I was sorry to miss out on this exchange, but I am vicariously enjoying all the goodies sent between friends, new and old. And I am so glad to hear you will be just doing the one a year -- a little easier for you. Although "easy" is probably not the word!! Much love to you for all your hard work and for bringing such joy to so many! xo Deborah

Dawn athomeincornwall.co.uk said...

Lovely, lovely! I have thoroughly enjoyed the exchange again this year - thank you so much Stephanie.

Best wishes

Dawn x

Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie, I had to come over and see all the loveliness. There's quite a selection of charming tea cups this year. And the gifts are really so thoughtful. I'm going to have to participate some year, dear one. You are so kind to put this all together, and I can imagine how exciting it is to receive one of these lovely ladies gifts in the mail.

Have a blessed week.

love, ~Sheri

Anonymous said...

Thank You Stephanie for this joy You bring.
Unfortunately I forgot picture my package, before I post it.
But next time I will....
Tiina

Michelle Palmer said...

This looks such fun.
I would have loved to join in but I live to far away.
The time & care put into each gift is wonderful.
Fondly Michelle

Oliva Ohlson said...

Thank you Stephanie for another successful exchange!!! Late but here...phew! Hugs!!!

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