Sunday, October 11, 2015

My Teacup Exchange ~ from The Enchanting Rose

Dear Tea Friends,
I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in Stephanie's Teacup and Mug Exchange through her incredible blog, The Enchanting Rose. This was my first time participating and I chose to exchange a teacup. Stephanie played matchmaker and each participant was given the address of our match and some basic likes of our "soon to be new friend." 
I had the honor of sending a package to Lynn who has an amazing blog, Quaker Hill Farm. Because of this exchange, I discovered her blog which features her beautiful home in Indiana and her talented crafts. Check out her pretty painted pumpkin post! I feel blessed to have made a new friend.

I have been so eager to share about the package I received a couple of weeks ago!

After opening a nicely decorated large box, I discovered that Stephanie herself  sent the package! I feel as if I won the jackpot of teacup exchanges as Stephanie certainly spoiled me with many one of a kind items. Come take a look and see...


The star of the exchange was the lovely teacup itself!
It is a Spode Copeland with an ornate floral design.
The side of the handle has a floral design on it as well. I adore teacups with designs on the inner cup.

The scalloped saucer adds so much to the set. 
The artistry of the pattern is amazing. I'm overjoyed to welcome my first Spode to my teacup collection.

Stephanie wrote and made a personalized card to me which contained beautiful and unique tags in the front pocket. The tags are so pretty; I almost don't want to use them.


Of course every teacup needs some tea and I was gifted with many different types of Twinings Teas. Stephanie made this wonderful fabric teabag holder that sits upright. 


I love this adorable teacup coaster that Stephanie made. She has an Etsy shop, Rose Petal Blessings, where she sells these gems. I think these coasters will make wonderful gifts. I must purchase some!
Beautiful decorative frame 
I will bring this to work as my desk needs some beauty.

Is this completely clever or what?
Sweet birdie too

Stephanie knows my favorite color is orange.
I've already been using this beautiful table runner. 
So perfect for the fall!


Just want to share how some of the items were packaged with the cute labels.

Thank you Stephanie for coordinating this amazing teacup and mug exchange! It brought and continues to bring joy to so many! I will cherish all of these items and most importantly your friendship.
~Nora

"The greatest gift in life is friendship, and I have received it."

                                                                                                                       ~Hubert H. Humphrey

28 comments:

  1. What a lovely tea cup - and so many other wonderful items in the exchange. You were lucky indeed.

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  2. What a lovely tea cup - and so many other wonderful items in the exchange. You were lucky indeed.

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  3. This is certainly a lovely teacup, you have been blessed indeed.

    Diana

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  4. Blessings abound, love the tea cup and other items. Stephanie did good!

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  5. Stephanie is such a loving, kind friend, and she certainly did spoil you, Nora! The teacup is just sooooo pretty, as are all the other lovely gifts from Stephanie. It's a joy to participate in this lovely exchange.

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  6. I don't know how Stephanie does it but she always matches the right people up for her teacup exchanges. The Spode teacup is beautiful! The other goodies in your package are also wonderful, especially the cute teacup coaster and teabag holder!

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  7. Oh Nora, the gift you received from Stephanie is beautiful! I am enjoying mine as I write this! I made a pot of Mocha coffee and placed it in the pretty cup. Thank you again for being so thoughtful! Have a wonderful week, Lynn

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  8. Sweet Nora, it was truly a sweet blessing to send to you. I had the loveliest time putting your package together, my friend, and it brings joy to my heart knowing you enjoyed everything. Thank you ever so much for participating and for enriching my life with your sweet friendship.

    May your week be extra beautiful and special. Love to you!

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  9. How fortunate you were to have been matched with a gifted person. Each creation is so pretty and clever. Your new Spode cup and saucer is a beauty with the flowers! Please, pop over and view my post this week!
    Have a great week!

    Pam

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  10. Wow Nora!
    That is an absolutely beautiful Spode teacup that you received and what a beautiful friend Stephanie is too! All of those goodies must have made you feel like Christmas had arrived. It's such fun to have packages delivered in the mail. Thank you for sharing your lovely gifts! Happy Tea Day! Karen

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  11. Wow Nora!
    That is an absolutely beautiful Spode teacup that you received and what a beautiful friend Stephanie is too! All of those goodies must have made you feel like Christmas had arrived. It's such fun to have packages delivered in the mail. Thank you for sharing your lovely gifts! Happy Tea Day! Karen

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  12. Hello from Spain: fabulous gifts. I just discovered your blog by Stephanie. She is lovely. I like the variety of topics that you write. Fashion and beauty are my hobbies with my Barbie doll collection. Right now I have a blog dedicated to those dolls that I invite you to visit: http://all4barbie.blogspot.com.es/ If you want we keep in touch. I already made me a follower of your blog.

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    1. Thank you for becoming a follower. I look forward to reading your blog. Barbies were a favorite part of my childhood.

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  14. Awesome exchange gift. What a talented and generous exchange partner. Cheers

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    1. Thank you Susan! I totally agree. Stephanie is a remarkable person. I feel so blessed she was my exchange partner.

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  15. Nora, you have certainly been blessed with an amazing gift from Stephanie. Love the Spode teacup! All the other goodies are lovely too. I know you will enjoy these for some time to come. Thank you for sharing them with us and have a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  16. Hello Nora, I'm visiting you from my dear Stephanie's party, so nice to meet you.
    She certainly lavished you with some precious gifts, and I just love that tea cup! It is beautifully detailed with lovely colors in deed.
    Those little baskets you have your tea in are one of my favorite items that she sells in her Shoppe, so dainty.
    Enjoy your treasures~ Debbie

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  17. Your exchange gifts are wonderful Nora and what a great Spode tea cup. I have done exchanges in the past and they are great fun. You might enjoy the Facebook tea group called Afternoon Tea Across America. You can google it and see. The ladies are all very friendly!

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  18. You received a great and wonderful teacup package!!! I love your teacup...isn't it precious!!! I love Spode dishes!!!! All of the adorable handmade gifts from Stephanie's are adorable!!! Nora you were blessed!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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    1. I certainly was blessed with this exchange. Whenever I think about it, I'm a bit speechless. Stephanie was amazingly generous and took so much time in creating her homemade treasures. Thank you for visiting and I appreciate your sweet comment.

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  19. Your parcel from Stephanie is charming from the Spode teacup to the handcrafted treasures. This was my first time participating and I found it to be the nicest exchange I've participated in.

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    1. It certainly was a wonderful exchange. I definitely want to participate in the next one. Thanks for visiting.

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  20. So, so many gorgeous gifts you received. The piece de resistance is your gorgeous Spode tea cup. Such a beautiful design with those pretty flowers and thehe scalloped saucer sets it off perfectly. It has been a delight to visit your lovely blog and read about all your 'pretties'!

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    1. Thank you for your visit and sweet comment. I feel so blessed by this generous exchange and I agree the Spode teacup is a beauty.

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  21. Sweet gifts, that little fabric teacup is the cutest1

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    1. I look forward to purchasing them at her Etsy store. Love homemade items.

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Thank you for visiting my blog today. I really look forward to reading your comments. Have a nice day! ~Nora