Monday, August 5, 2013

Tea Time Gifts

 
A very sweet, thoughtful blogging friend, Stephanie, from The Enchanting Rose recently had a tea cup gift exchange.  Well, being the tea lover that I am, I was all on board.  I had fun choosing the gifts that I sent, and I was so excited to open my gift box when it arrived!!  Inside was this beautiful Weatherly, by Lenox teacup, some Jasmine Petal green tea and are you ready for this?...homemade Raspberry Jam!!  OH. BE. STILL. MY. HEART!!  Raspberry Jam is my all-time favorite. 


 
I decided to take my gifts and enjoy tea in the garden.  Isn't the teacup so lovely?  My gift-giver, who happens to be Stephanie's dear Mom, included a beautiful, handmade notecard with a quote from Mother Teresa of Calcutta:
"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within the reach of every hand".
Included also was a scroll of paper with Tips for Creating a Beautiful Tea.
Knowing my English Muffin Bread recipe, which you can find here, would be the perfect match for the jam, I was in raspberry bliss heaven!!

 
Look at this beautifully decorated jar with a pretty label and some beautiful lace!!
 
Thank you Stephanie for hosting this gift exchange,  and to Debbie for all my special, heart-warming, much appreciated and loved gifts!
 
I am sharing this with:
 
Seasonal Sundays

               Thank you for your visit!  xo
  

 
 

59 comments:

  1. Happy Monday, Kitty. Sweet gift and looks like you are off to a sweet start of the day. ~ Sarah

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  2. Beautiful gifts, Kitty. I have to check out your English muffin bread, it is one of my favorite breads to indulge. Happy Friendship Day, I am a day late. xo

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  3. Such a sweet post Kitty!

    Blessings to you!

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  4. Oh what a neat exchange- wish I would have known about it, would have joined in for sure!

    I think your gifts are wonderful, as YOU are, dear Kitty.

    Have a fabulous week.

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  5. Wow Kitty, what a wonderful gift. Love the cup and that homemade jam must be delicious!

    Cynthia

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  6. Such a thoughtful and tasty gift Kitty! No doubt the jam is amazing-have a spoonful for me:@)

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  7. What lovely lovely gifts! The tea cup is so special! And the jam? We are sisters of similar taste buds - raspberry is definitely my favorite fruit flavor! VERY sweet. It confirms one of my sayings about life...THE LITTLE THINGS REALLY ARE THE BIG THINGS. =) Enjoy Sweet Friend. XO

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  8. Such a sweet and lovely gift Kitty! Enjoy ;o) xo

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  9. So glad you are enjoying your gifts, dear Kitty :) Can I tell you something....I had my mom give to you since I know my mom has a big heart and I wanted to be the recipient of her gifts because you are so dear and precious :) Enjoy, sweet friend, and thanks for joining the fun!

    Love and hugs!

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  10. What a sweet idea and your gifts are wonderful. I so wish that I liked tea, as much as I like teapots and teacups - lol!! However, I would love some of that English Muffin bread!!

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  11. looks like that was a lot of fun and you will enjoy! So glad you linked to Tea In The Garden!

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  12. How fun! You got lots of lovely gifts! I do know my favorite jam is your Christmas jam! I will be making some this fall!
    Hugs...Nancy

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  14. So very lovely. What a perfect gift. Have a wonderful week and enjoy! Martha

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  15. A pretty teacup and accompanying gifts - the raspberry jam is a real treat.
    Judith

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  16. Swaps are such fun, and you received some lovely gifts, Kitty.
    xo Beth

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  17. Oh what a pretty and thoughtful gift. This is so wonderful Kitty. I adore that cute label. Thanks for visiting me also.

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  18. Just beautiful! I love stuff like that.

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  19. What fun Kitty, I'd be on board too :)

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  20. Delightful gifts and wonderful tea cup. Your tea time in the garden looks very inviting.

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  21. Raspberry jam!!!! Be still my heart indeed. Lucky girl. :)
    Love the cup and all the special extras, especially that priceless quote.
    This has been such a fun exchange.
    Enjoy!
    xoxo's

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  22. Oh, your teacup is very elegant! I think that makes the tea taste even better. And the jam...looks so delicious. Enjoy your new little treasure. :-)

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  23. Wow! Such delightful tea treasures! And homemade jam - it just doesn't get better than that! Have a lovely evening.

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  24. Hello Kitty... your teacup is so pretty!... I had so much fun at Stephanie's exchange and am loving meeting all of you ladies too... wishing you a wonderful weekend, xoxo Julie Marie

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  25. Kitty, I love the gift. Raspberry jam is my favorite. Just made a batch of freezer jam a couple weeks ago. Sounds like such a fun exchange! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  26. Hi Kitty, as soon as I clicked on your blog, I remembered how cute it was. I haven't visited for awhile.
    Lovely cup and such wonderful goodies, for sure. Fun exchange, huh!
    Linda

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  27. WHAT! Raspberry Jam?! What a treat! :) Hasn't this bee so fun? I love your new teacup!
    Have a great weekend!
    ~Liz

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  28. That's a beautiful tea cup! The jam sounds delicious. I'll have to check out your bread recipe. Thanks again for my box of goodies.

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  29. What fun your package must have been to open & not to mention yummy!
    sweet blog you have~

    ~katie

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  30. I do love the tea cup and you are a lucky lady to get homemade jam. You have such a nice way with words and your appreciation of the gift shines through my computer screen. I enjoy reading your comments.

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  32. I thought for sure that I had left a comment on this post, but I don't see it.
    This exchange had to bring a smile to your face during some difficult times.
    I hope you can sit with your sweet hubby & enjoy some Peace & quiet for just awhile longer. I've got you both in my prayers!

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  33. I just wanted to drop by with a hug and to let you know you and your husband are in my prayers.

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  34. Such a lovely tea set and the sweet jam. I love the crochet. Kitty dear, I hope your hubby is doing well. You have my prayers and healing thoughts. xo Linda

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  35. I specially came to ask for your hubby and to know that I'm praying for him and others. The jam with the lace is such a sweet gift. Now I know how to give a present like this. Big hugs Kitty dear and I hope your hubs gets better son.
    FABBY

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  36. Kitty, I had to come by and say how sorry I am about the passing of your husband. I feel just terrible that I did not know he was ill. I remember the sweet post you did about the two of you not long ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  38. Oh, my dear friend, I am so sorry to hear about your hubby. I'm praying for you and your family. The Lord bless you all.

    Love & Hugs,
    Sandi

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  39. Kitty, the Garden Friends and I continue to lift your family and you in our prayers. My heart hurts for you. Your dear husband was blessed to have found the love of his life in you. I pray that the Lord will hold you close during this season. I pray in the name of Jesus, Lover of our ragged souls. Cherry Kay

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  40. You and your family are in our prayers, Kitty. I pray with all my heart for our Father to hold you close and fill you with blessings.
    Love, bj

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  41. My heart goes out to you dear Kitty and all your family for the loss of your dear husband. I'm now praying for you and yours, as I know your dear one is safe and very loved in our Lord Jesus Christ's side. Blessings sweet lady.
    Love,
    Fabby

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  42. Kitty,
    Prayers are coming your way, dear friend, for comfort and peace
    as you face the difficult days ahead.
    May knowing that others care and are lifting your name in prayer
    fill your heart with our Lord's peace.
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  43. Oh, Kitty! I'm so sorry to hear this and want you to know I'm keeping your family in my prayers. I pray you'll feel God's love surrounding you .
    Blessings,
    Shelia;)

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  44. Kitty, so very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times. God Bless you and your family.
    Maria

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  45. Kitty, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this most difficult time.

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  46. Dear Sweet Kitty,

    I want you to know you are not alone & that many, many people are holding you close in prayer today. Your wonderful husband is in a better place now, without pain or worries. He fought a valiant fight for a long, long time. We hurt for you & all of us wish we could do more than leave a comment or send an email.
    Please take care of yourself & allow time to grieve & rest. This has been a long & difficult road for you.

    Mega Supportive Hugs,
    Rett

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  47. Hi Kitty -

    I've never visited your blog before, but I saw your photo on BJ's Sweet Nothings blog and wanted to stop by to let you know I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss and I can't imagine what you are going through. Just wanted to let you know that there are many people around the world praying for you right now! Sending hugs from Missouri :)

    Tammy
    ourneckofthewoods.net

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  48. I am so sorry to hear of your terrible loss. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do sweet friend. With love, Diane

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  49. This is also my first visit...but I wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

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  50. I am so so sorry to hear about your loss, Kitty! I am very saddened by this news and I just found out from BJ's blog....I remember whenever I visited you there was always delicious recipes and many a time it was your husband's favorite dish you shared with us. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. Sending you hugs~Poppy

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  51. I just found out from Pat ( Gypsy Heart and Soul ) on your terrible loss Kitty - please know that so many are out here sending prayers your way -
    May the beautiful memories you made wrap themselves around you tightly.
    Hugs from Montreal
    XOXO

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  52. Kitty, I am just devastated to hear of your loss. Sandi from Rose Chintz Cottage let us know. We don't always get around to visiting all of our good blogging friends when we should, but I just wanted you to know that my thoughts are with you and hope that in time you will remember only all the good things that you shared together. I have lost a son and that is so hard but I just can't imagine losing my husband..Take care..Judy

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  53. Kitty,
    I read of your loss over at Sandi's Home party. My heart is heavy for you during your time of loss and I will remember you in my prayers. May God comfort your heart and bring you peace at this time.
    Gina

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  54. Dear Kitty, I am just now finding out about the loss of your husband. I am so very sorry to hear this. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  55. Kitty, I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Hugs, Deb

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  56. Hi, Kitty, I was sooo glad to get your comment on those sinful, pink sugar cookies.:)
    Blogging is bound to help you thru this hard time because every blogger you know and connect with loves you to pieces and knowing THAT, always helps.
    I would send you a whole box of these pink delights but as hot as it still is, the mailman would have pinkness all over him....hahhaa...
    Love and kisses and many prayers to you.
    xoxo bj

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