Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tea Cup Exchange


Sweet Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose has the most fun teacup exchange!  It is such a treat to buy the teacup for someone that you're paired up with and then you mail the box off.  You kind of forget that you'll be receiving a box in return and then...surprise!!..a box shows up on your doorstep.  You've always heard the old adage "that it's better to give than receive".  However, in this case, both giving and receiving are both a lovely experience.  I received a pretty hand decorated note from Christy and the most gorgeous transferware teacup, an assortment of delicious teas, wonderful chocolate coated butter cookies, and  raspberry lotion.  How did Christy know that I adore peanut M&M's??!!  I'm having some pumpkin chai tea with two of the butter cookies for today's tea.



Just look at this beautiful scene on the teacup!!  I am completely smitten with the color and design.  

 Here's a close look at the saucer.  Isn't this the prettiest, most tranquil scene?  Ahhhh... It just transports me to another time and place..

Here's the bottom of the cup, which is by Nasco, hand painted Lakeview, made in Japan design.  Thank you so much Christy for your thoughtful gift.  I feel completely spoiled and have enjoyed your gift so very much.

I sent my gift to the lovely Deborah at The Beautiful Matters.  You can see her post by visiting here.
Please make sure to visit The Enchanting Rose and say "hi" to sweet Stephanie who hosts and organizes this event.

I am sharing this with:

Anything Blue
Thank you for your visit!  xo

36 comments:

  1. What a beautiful teacup! I love transfer ware. The scenes are always so beautiful. And I love peanut M&Ms too! We got into our big bag of Costco Halloween candy already, and I'm ashamed to say the peanut M&Ms are gone. Oh, dear :)
    This exchange was so fun, and I love, love my package from you! Stephanie is a dear.

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  2. Hi Kitty, wow what a beautiful tea cup and goodies you received from Stephanie's fun teacup/mug exchange! I hope you enjoy everything.
    Julie

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  3. So... you enjoy peanut M&M's :) I will have to remember that *smiles* Did you know my mom loves peanut M&M's too! But she will not and I mean WILL NOT eat the brown ones - says they don't taste "right".... she is funny :)

    Anyway, lets move onto your beautiful tea cup! I love it, Kitty! It is in such wonderful shape and the scene is simpy breathtaking. Christy is a sweetie pie just like you, dear friend. I'm so glad the two of you were able to meet.

    And I am very happy to have you always join and support the tea cup exchanges. It's because of people like you that make me want to continue hosting these delightful swaps. Bless you, sweet friend! Love you!

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  4. WOWZA, Kitty! That is an awesome tea cup!!! I can see why you love it. Oh, to stroll along that bridge and sit and have tea :)

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  5. What a beautiful package ~ especially that gorgeous teacup & saucer! You're going to have such sweet memories each time you use it.

    xo
    Pat

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  6. Oh, you did receive a lovely teacup and saucer, Kitty! I just love the little scene - it reminds me of French Toile - a favorite fabric. Lots of nice goodies and teas, too! I saw the sweet teacup and lovelies you sent to Deborah. Such a fun little exchange! xo Karen

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  7. I love that nice vibrant blue Kitty! Looks like you got some great goodies-enjoy:@)

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  8. WOWOWOW!! The teacup/saucer are so beautiful and all the goodies look fabulous! Sure wish I could drop by and help you get rid of some of those yummies. =) Enjoy!!!

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  9. Hi Kitty, Love your teacup gift and all the special goodies included in your package. I love the color too and the beautiful scenic design of transferware.
    I too love peanut M&M's.
    Enjoy your new gift and friendship!!
    Blessings for a great weekend.

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  10. What a special gift. So many goodies. This is a great way to share. Peanut M& M's are great!
    Enjoy your very special teacup Kitty. xo

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  11. What a lovely tea cup with the scenery. I see you received one of my favorite teas ~ Chai ~ either cold or hot. The M&M topper is adorable also and what a cute idea. :)

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  12. Hello sweet friend! You received a lovely gift package, and that tea cup is gorgeous! I love the saucer.
    Peanut m&m's oh yea... I must confess, Stephanie is correct in telling you that I do not eat the brown ones.
    They need to get rid of that color, although, I tend to share as it is the brown ones I give away.
    This exchange is always such a joy, isn't it?!
    Sweet blessings, Debbie

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  13. What a fun, fun, FUN idea! I'm going to have to get in on this next year because I absolutely LOVE gift exchanges, and really miss doing the holiday exchanges from years past that, somehow, fell by the wayside. Thanks for the blog visit today. If you try them you will surely love those Clogher Mist Potatoes. :-)

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  14. Beautiful teacup! The brilliant blue is so enchanting! Aren't Stephanie's exchanges wonderful? Blessings, Sandra

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  15. Dear Kitty
    I've always been very fond of blue and white china!
    What a sweet cup Christy sent you!
    Lakeview is a lovely pattern reminiscent of the beautiful Blue Willow.
    Transferware is a fave of mine too.
    Peanut M & M's sound delicious - they would be gone in a flash if I was there!!
    Thank you so much for letting me know about the swap Kitty!
    Wishing you a very happy weekend.
    hugs
    Shane

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  16. Hi Kitty,
    I love your beautiful teacup....so pretty. Your package of goodies looked so fun and festive with the bright colors! This exchange really is such fun! Giving and receiving!!! Have a great weekend and enjoy all your lovely gifts!
    Linda
    Mysewwhatblog

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  17. I followed the link from Roses, Lace and Brocante, it is a beautiful idea! How thoughtful to add all the other goodies as well.You have a fun blog, will be back to check out your recipes.

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  18. This is rather strange, I read your post previously and left a comment but I don't see it here. I've been having issues with my iPad since the latest OS update so maybe my comments are going into cyberspace!
    Perhaps you and I can get together for tea, I'll bring the teapot and you have a matching teacup which is a real beauty to have received in the exchange. Lots of new teas to try and some sweet treats as well, a very nice package from the swap.

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  19. Hi Kitty. I happen to love that pattern and have a couple of plates. It goes so well with all the wonderful blue and white out there. What a wonderful gift! Perfect! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  20. Kitty, I adore transferware as you know so I am loving your new teacup from the exchange! Transferware in any colour is so charming and all the pieces go so well together. Lots of goodies included in your package too. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Enjoy your new week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  21. What a pretty cup Kitty. I went over to see the one you sent and it is just gorgeous. Hope your week is going well.

    Madonna

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  22. A teacup exchange is a very nice idea, and the one you received is very striking.

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  23. That is such a stunning blue!

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  24. I love your cup and saucer you received in the exchange. Looks like a nice collection of tea too! Hope your week is lovely Kitty!

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  25. What a special cup and saucer and other goodies as well.

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  26. Wow, Kitty, you certainly got a good haul! That teacup is wonderful, and it looks like you have loads of new teas to try out in it. Have a great week!

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  27. SO nice! What a treat- your new cup is just beautiful. Happy Halloween :)

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  28. Beautiful teacup Kitty and what a fun idea and exchange! Happy sampling & sipping :)

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  29. What a beautiful teacup! What a fun idea to have and exchange! Love the goodies she enclosed with it. Stash Earl Grey is one of my favs. Have a great time enjoying tea in your new cup!

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  30. Hi Kitty,
    I love your new teacup. Blue and white transferware is so very beautiful! What a dear and kind friend Christy is - like you! Your gift to Deborah was so lovely too! Thank you for visiting me! (I must participate in that teacup exchange sometime. It does look like fun!) Happy Tea Day! Karen

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  31. Such a pretty blue and white tea cup and saucer! That does sound like fun to exchange tea cups. :)

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  32. Hi Kitty, Your teacup is very pretty. You will enjoy the lotion and the different varieties of tea. What fun!
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

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  33. Hi Kitty: Love that tea cup. You always a pleasure to visit you. Take care of yourself. Blessings, Martha

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  34. You had me at chocolate dipped butter cookies....and the tea cup is a winner! I think the m&m owl is such an sweet touch. Shows the spirit of someone who likes to do just that little bit extra.

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  35. Hi Kitty,
    that sounds like completely fun to chance Tea cups. What a sweet parcel arrived you. The tea cup is so pretty. And such thoughtful little gifts. Thank you for sharing it with us. Enjoy the good moments and have fun!
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  36. What a beautiful gift to receive! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House! Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/11/anything-blue-friday-week-76.html Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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