Monday, April 17, 2017

10th Teacup Exchange

These are my special gifts that I received from my new friend Lauren, who blogs at Wonderfully Made.  This was the 10th Teacup Exchange that the sweet hostess, Stephanie, from The Enchanting Rose organizes so tirelessly and joyously for us twice a year.  I sent my gifts to the lovely Lea from Cici's Corner.   I forgot to take a picture of the gifts that I sent, but you can check them out at Lea's blog here.   Although it's such fun to receive the package in the mail, it's just as much fun to send the package off!


I received this pretty handmade card from Lauren.  Isn't she talented?  Both Lauren and Lea are new friends that I've been fortunate to meet through Stephanie's teacup exchange.  I always love meeting new friends, don't you?


Isn't this vintage teacup so pretty?  I just love this lily of the valley design, from Royal Stuart. When I see this patch of flowers it reminds me of those that were growing along my patio, when I lived in Ohio.  I can almost smell their fragrant scent!


How did Lauren know that I love spicy tea?  Lauren said that this loose leaf tea is a best seller from the tea shop that she purchased it from.


I also received this pretty vintage, lace-trimmed hankie, pretty stickers, and....


....lavender from Lauren's garden, homemade shell-shaped lavender soap, a heart shaped tea infuser, and vintage earrings.  Lauren said that she decorates with vintage earrings.  Isn't that a fun idea?  Thank you, Lauren, from the bottom of my heart.  I LOVE all of my specially selected gifts that you shared with such generosity and thoughtfulness.  Every time I sip tea from my new teacup, I will think of you.

 

Thank you, dearest Stephanie, for your wonderful organizational skills and kindness in being our hostess. Please be sure and stop by to see all the loveliness at:

It's that time. . .



I am sharing this with these lovely parties:

Thank you for your visit!  xo

59 comments:

  1. Oh what a lot of lovely things! Is Lauren a new friend as a result or have you known her all along? You were a new friend as a result of a mug exchange once upon a time. I think Stephanie has a knitting ministry...she is bringing bloggers together.

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  2. How fun! I love all of your special goodies Kitty and the tea sounds really tasty-enjoy:@)

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  3. Oh what a sweet basket of goodies Kitty! I can see how much fun it would be put your package together and mail off too. I adore your new-to-you Lily of the Valley teacup. ♥

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  4. Love your special goodies. I love going to Tea with my daughters and you brought back some lovely memories. XOXO

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  5. How much fun! These exchanges are always a delight. What a lovely teacup, and I love those stickers. I didn't participate this time, but I know how special these exchanges are. xo Deborah

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  6. What a sweet gift you put together for Lea. This tea cup exchange sounds like so much fun. Stephanie is such a sweetheart to put this on. Adorable gifts from Lauren. Enjoy your gifts and I hope you had a lovely Easter. xo

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  7. Kitty, What precious goodies you received and sent. I blogged about mine today too. I couldn't stand it any longer. LOL! This was my 2nd time to participate and I enjoyed it so much. I love your vintage tea cup. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  8. I love these little exchanges that you all do. It's so sweet and the stuff you get is great.

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  9. I concur that putting together a package is just as fun as receiving one! I don't know how Stephanie does it but she always does a stellar job of pairing participants up. It won't surprise you that my favourite parts of your package is the pretty teacup and the stickers (the lily of the valley will be popping up in my garden soon). I'm also intrigued by the eggnog tea.

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  10. Very thoughtful and precious gifts! I love everything you received, Kitty!...Christine

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  11. Kitty, what a wonderful teacup exchange! The Lily of the Valley teacup is gorgeous. And all those treats!! Wow ♥

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  12. What lovely gifts you received! This exchange has truly been one of the highlights of my spring and fall! Blessings to you this week!

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  13. Oh, I love your pretty teacup! And what wonderful extra things too. Sounds like a fun exchange. :)

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  14. Awe, what lovelies you received along with your teacup. I'll be posting mine on Wed. I so enjoyed the exchange and will definitely do it again in the fall. I made two new great friends!

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  15. What a lovely package you received kitty, the cup is lovely. It is always fun to put a special gift together too. What a wonderful and fun exchange.
    Have a great week.......

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  16. What fun the tea cup exchange is. I love your new dainty tea cup and all your goodies. Glad you received a blessing putting your package in the mail to exchange too.

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  17. What blessings these teacup swaps are = Stephanie is so devoted and makes it so wonderful for us to make new friends!

    Your surprises are wonderful, Kitty - I have never seen that teacup before - it's beautiful!

    Lily of the Valley (Les Muguets) was my mother's favorite perfume scent. ♥

    It will always remind me of her.

    I have a few finishing touches on my post for the reveal. You just inspired me to get it done. I am soooo excited about it!

    Love your treasures. Hugs. ♥

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  18. What a great gift goodie assortment you received Kitty! Stephanie really put together some nice things. I love her crafted lavender soap, and that tatted edge on that hankie - ♥!

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  19. Oh my Kitty...you received so many lovely things! And what a lovely teacup! And guess what...I received my gifts from Lea! How cool is that? I am still getting my post together and will be sharing it tomorrow. I hope you had a blessed Easter with your family! Enjoy your Tuesday :)

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  20. What a beautiful assortment of gifts...both given & received! I adore your new teacup....so pretty!
    Hard to believe that the exchange has been going on for 10 years...wow!

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  21. Such pretty gifts. Seems like a wonderful and fun exchange. I love the lily of the valley teacup! Have a wonderful week, Kitty.

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  22. I'm so glad you're enjoying it all! I am already in the hunt for things for the NEXT exchange lol!

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  23. Oh what lovely lovely gifts!!! Such a great exchange that I'm sure takes much planning. You are one blessed gal for sure! And they are blessed to have you take part, no doubt about it. XO

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  24. Simply lovely, my friend! The tea cup from dear Lauren is absolutely beautiful and so perfect for Spring :) The little extras she put in are wonderful and I know will be enjoyed by you.

    I can't wait to see what you sent to Lea as I can speak from experience that you always send an amazing package of tea loveliness.

    Thank you for joining the fun, sweet friend. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing what sweet Lauren sent to you. All of you ladies have such generous hearts. Love to you!

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  25. Hi Kitty, what a lovely package of goodies you received in our 10th exchange!! Love the beautiful tea cup and all the pretties you received from Lauren. Everything is so thoughtfully included. I know your gift sent to Lea will be beautiful too and I look forward to visiting her tomorrow. I just recently met Lea and she is a sweetheart. It's so much fun to make 2 new friends each exchange. Enjoy the fun and have a beautiful day.
    Love and Joys my friend, xo

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  26. Oh Kitty, look at all the love and beauty that you sent out to Lea, and to think that you had never met her before. :)
    I LOVE that tea cup with the lily of the valley, wow that's gorgeous!
    I'm a lace girl all the way and that hankie is lovely.
    Lauren certainly showered you with some delightful gifts, what a sweetie.

    Blessings~~

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  27. Hi Kitty,
    So many pretty things and that beautiful lily of the valley tea cup--so, so pretty! I was looking at all of your pretty gifts before I read about them and at first glance I thought the soap was an actual shell. Of course I spied the delicately edged hanky too. Very pretty! I know you are enjoying all of your gifts. :) I agree it is as fun to send off the package as it is to receive one. I'll never grow tired of this swap. It's really very special to me! Have a great rest of the week Kitty! xo
    Linda

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  28. So many lovely items here! This is my first exchange and I loved being a part of it. Stephanie is such a sweet heart :-) Have a wonderful day!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  29. A great idea to lay the treasures from your parcel out in a tray, and my you were blessed with a pretty lily-of-the-valley teacup and other wonderful things.
    Hugs,

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  30. You received such pretty things! Love the vintage teacup ... Lilly of the Valley are such a delicate old-fashioned flower. It's so nice to meet new friends through this exchange. Enjoy your new tea and the rest of your week Kitty :)
    Wendy

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  31. Such pretty things that your new teacup friend sent. The card looks lovely and the lily of the valley teacup is so sweet. I love sea shells so thats a sweet soap.. lovely dear Kitty Happy Wednesday with love Janice

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  32. What a lovely gift! And I adored all the goodies you put together for Lea. Enjoy your week, Kitty!

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  33. What a beautiful gift you received from Lauren! This has been quite a bit of fun to see and share in the tea cup exchange.

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  34. I love the reveal and getting to see what everyone gave and received!

    ~Trisha

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  35. This is just so much fun, getting to see everyone's exchanges! Love your cup as well, and all your other goodies. Blessings to you Kitty!

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  36. You received some lovely items. It is fun to join this event and to meet new friends.

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  37. Dear Kitty:
    What great items. I just looked long a hard for some of those "fake keys" to go with my Secret Garden clip board I made....I finally found some at an antique mall. Looks like you received some fun things. Thanks for sharing and linking.

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  38. I forgot to say I have sold that Royal Stuart cup and saucer before so I remember it is really lovely!!!! The English is so much better than "China"!

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  39. Oh, how PRETTY!!! It is all just so beautiful...so thankful you enjoyed the exchange. It is such a sweet blessing for us all, isn't it? God bless Stephanie for all she does for us...and God bless you, too!!

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  40. The exchange is so much fun! Exciting to see the teacups and mugs everyone received ... each so different! Making new friends is a real treat.

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  41. What a wonderful package you received Kitty. I adore the teacup you received. May you enjoy a beautiful spring and a wonderful week!

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  42. What a pretty package! I've always had a love for Jolee's stickers. Your tea cup is so nice. :)

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  43. Lovely gifts, Kitty. What fun to exchange these gifts and make new friends.

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  44. That was a perfect gift for you Kitty. I just love your new teacup and you must have had so much fun opening all the goodies!
    Ruth

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  45. Hi Kitty, wow you received such wonderful goodies from the exchange! I hope you enjoy everything.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at C&C with J&J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie

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  46. What a perfect package to receive, Kitty. I love it and I know you are truly appreciative to have been the receiver! xo Diana

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  47. I truly enjoyed getting to see what you received ! This exchange has been so much fun and blessing ! Hope you have a blessed week!

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  48. What a wonderful tea package you received! I love the teacup, so perfect for spring! Enjoy!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  49. Hi Kitty, you did get a lovely box of goodies. How fun to join these exchanges. Such joy for us all.

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  50. Kitty, It was so great to see what exchange brought to you. I enjoyed seeing the thoughtful basket of goodies. Have a great day! Sylvia D.

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  51. Kitty, how fun! I need to get in on the next one! Right now I'm doing a fab tea and teapot giveaway. How nice if you or one of your lovely readers won it!

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  52. Kitty, France dedicates May 1st (their labor day) to the Lily of the Valley. They always make me smile.

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  53. Kitty, your gifts are lovely and so special, just like you! Lily-of-the-Valley is May's flower of the month and they do smell so sweet. I love a spicy tea as well. Thank you for sharing all your goodies with us and have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  54. So sweet Kitty! I love the lily of the Valley teacup. I noticed that mine are just starting to bloom today. It's always fun to make new friends. I really need to join this exchange next time. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  55. So very beautiful! I love lily of the valley and would love it grew up here in the Yukon, but alas it's too cold. Very sweet heart tea infuser, looks like it's being put to good use. Have a wonderful day!

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  56. Such fun this tea exchange has been, I loved seeing what you both gave and received! I just saw the package you sent to Lea, and it was gorgeous, I loved the monogrammed hand towel you made her! And the gorgeous tea cup you received is a delight! The Viennese eggnog tea sounds delicious! Hugs to you today :)

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  57. Beautiful tea cup. I think it's nice to exchange this way and meet new people.
    betsy

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  58. Your tea cup is dreamy I love it

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