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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 :/

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

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

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Since 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!

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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!


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40 comments:

  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!

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  2. 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!

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

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

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  5. 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.
    Hugs

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  6. 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.
    Hugs

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

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

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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

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

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  15. 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.
    Julie

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  16. 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.
    Julie

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

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

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  19. 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

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  20. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  27. 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 :)

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  28. 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 :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  35. 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!

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  36. 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!

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  37. 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!

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  38. 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!

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  39. 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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  40. 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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