Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Tea Cup Exchange

I recently participated in another Tea Cup Exchange hosted by lovely Stephanie @ The Enchanting Rose.

If you don't know her, then you are truly missing out on a blessing. She and I met through blogging a few years ago and became fast friends. Her gifts are many, including hospitality and making beautiful crafts.

I was pleasantly surprised when I received my package, as it was from Stephanie! That made it even more exciting as I have seen what she has given others in the past, so I knew I was in for a treat.

As you can see below, she sent me a lovely package full of goodies. Even the box they came in was all decorated up in a shabby chic theme but I forgot to take a picture! Go figure :/

c2wm  Inside each of those sweetly wrapped packages were some of the prettiest items!


 A handmade card expressing her appreciation of our friendship, gorgeous journaling cards for my scrapbooking and a divinely smelling lavender sachet rest on top of a beautifully embellished tea towel.

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c4wm For my drinking pleasure, she included some individually wrapped teabags and a package of Black Currant loose leaf tea. Yum!!!

c5wmSince I'm an avid reader and reviewer, Stephanie made me three stunning bookmarks! I almost don't want to use them, they are so pretty!

And last but certainly not least, is the darling tea cup I was gifted. I have to say it is one of the pettiest in my collection. Its delicate floral motif and gold trim are so much prettier in person.

Thank you, Stephanie!

I treasure our friendship.

I hope you'll visit my dear friend at her blog, The Enchanting Rose, and take a look at the other recipients gifts. Maybe you'll want to join us next year!

The Enchanting Rose


  1. Oh Anne, I wish I could give you a real in-person hug right now! This post just melted my heart, sweet friend. Your kind words are humbling and your precious friendship is inspiring! I still remember the first time I visited your blog and I am so thankful the Lord allowed us to connect.

    I am also very glad you enjoyed your items. The tea cup reminded me of you - beautiful and charming.

    Sending love and hugs your way!

  2. I'm thankful for you, too! I was overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of everything you made. Blessings for a wonderful day!

  3. Hi Anne, so nice to meet you in this special exchange. You received such pretties from dear Stephanie and the cup is beautiful. She surely made a lovely package for you to enjoy.
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment and visit.
    Hope to see you again. Blessings to you.

  4. Nice to meet you, too Celestina Marie! Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I hope you have a blessed day!

  5. That is a really lovely gift your received in the exchange. I love and collect teacups but my cupboard is full now. ;) Enjoy the day.

  6. Oh Anne, what lovely gifts from our sweet friend, Stephanie! I know you will enjoy each of the treasure that she sent you. She really has touched all of us and is truly a blessing.

  7. what a fun exchange and yes, that tea cup is just beautiful!

  8. Hi Anne, wow I love all of your beautiful gifts your received from Stephanie! Stephanie is a special person and hosts such a fun exchange! Enjoy everything.

  9. How fun all the beautiful items Stephanie chose for you. Love how they were wrapped also. Very nice. :)

  10. Hello Dear Assn,
    That daughter of mine is just too precious! Such a lovely gift package you received. The tea cup is beautiful, just beautiful.
    I always stand amazed at the love and generosity these dear ladies share with one another.
    Thank you for your sweet visit to my place, its always a joy to see you, Ann.
    Sweet blessings, Debbie

  11. Oops!! :-) Dear Anne.
    Love this spell check. I must pay better attention.

  12. What a gorgeous package from Stephanie! Her blog and exchanges are such blessings! So happy to be finding all these wonderful blogs! Blessings, Sandra

  13. Pamela, I'm afraid my cupboards are full, too! Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. Best wishes for a blessed weekend!

  14. Hi Ktty! I totally agree about Stephanie. And it has been a pleasure getting to know you, too. I need to spend more time on your wonderful blog. I know you have some great recipes over there :)

  15. Hey Tanya! Each exchange has been delightful. I hope you'll join us next year :)

  16. Hi Julie, It was a lot of fun again! I'm looking forward to many nice cups of tea by the fire :)

  17. Hi Peabea, Stephanie made each item a treasure to be opened, that's for sure. I almost hated to remove the wrapping from them :)

  18. Hey Debbie, You did a great job of teaching Stephanie the important things in life! Your daughter is admired and loved by many.
    I don't get around to near as many blogs as often as I would like. It seems now that I am not home educating anymore, there are always other things taking up my time. I thought I would get to slow down ;)
    I hope you have a joyful and blessed weekend, my friend!

  19. Hello Sandra! Yes, hopping around to meet new ladies has been a lot of fun. So many different gifts and talents being shared. It's a pleasure to get to know you!

  20. Oh my, you got some wonderful things from dear Stephanie. Everything is so beautiful, and packaged so nicely.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, too. It's been a fun exchange.


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