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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tea Cup and Mug Reveal

As many of you know, I participate at least once a year in the Tea Cup and Mug Exchange over at The Enchanting Rose. Stephanie has created such a fun exchange that this year a total of 167 ladies participated!!! It's not just about exchanging a tea cup or a mug. It's about friendship!
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. Thomas Aquinas
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A friend is what the heart needs all the time. Henry Van Dyke
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“Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves  
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. Thomas Aquinas
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_friendship.html
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. Thomas Aquinas
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_friendship.html
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. Thomas Aquinas
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_friendship.html
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_friendship.html
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_friendship.html

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_friendship.html
The sweet lady who sent me a Mug package is Marilyn @ Mountain Top Spice.
 I was quite surprised by all the lovelies that Marilyn gifted me!

 A handmade journal brought tears to my eyes. I love journaling! And the book is a precious devotional that I could have enjoyed while munching on that yummy granola bar, but the bar was gone pretty quick. ;)
 This GORGEOUS mug is from the one and only PIONEER WOMAN collection!!! Squeee....I LOVE Ree. And so does Marilyn! We are kindred spirits in many ways. She sent me a beautiful ceramic tea rest, along with some delicious Mint tea that has already been consumed!:)

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”
Linda Grayson 
There was also a lovely sachet, handmade tea cup bookmark, and one of my all-time favorite candy bars! Um. That's gone too ;)

 Probably the best part of the package, I kid you not, is the hand written letter included. I can't tell you how long it's been since I've gotten such a sweet letter. Marilyn and I are becoming fast friends!


This is where I sit and enjoy a cuppa most days, and each time I reach for my mug I think of Marilyn.

“You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh 

Thank you, Stephanie, for once again being such a gracious hostess! I appreciate the time and energy you put into these exchanges, as I know each lady does. 

And Thank YOU, Marilyn! I hope someday we have the opportunity to sit down over a cuppa and fellowship together! :-)

Y'all stop by Stephanie's blog for the link up list and visit some of the blogs to see all the beautiful gifts of friendship sent and received! 

Until next time...

A friend loves at all times
 Proverbs 17:17a

30 comments:

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I was overwhelmed with Marilyn's generosity.

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    1. Yes, and Marilyn's gift of friendship is the best one! :)

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  3. Look at you, all graced up with beauty from dear Marilyn. Isn't she the sweetest!? I can see how the two of you would be kindred spirits, Anne.

    I like where you sit and enjoy your cuppa in the mornings, beautiful.

    Enjoy your treasures~~

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    1. Hey Debbie, I am over the moon to have Marilyn as my friend. We have soooo much in common. The mornings are getting better now that spring is warming things up ;) {{hugs}}

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  4. Hello, I really do love that lovely mug, pretty yet will stand up to some real tea sipping!! That homemade journal is very pretty, where you can write a sweet thought or two... Getting and giving these gift boxes have been real fun and sometimes you get a very special relationship from them! I loved seeing all that you got! Hugs, Always Roxy

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    1. Hey Roxy! Isn't the mug divine?! I'm thinking of a special use for the journal so I don't use it up too fast. :) Love you, my friend!!!

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  5. I love your gifts. That journal is so precious. Did I say I am a journal addict? I love the pioneer woman collection. Haven't bought myself any but maybe today I will because company is coming.

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    1. You and me both, about being journal addicts! :) I have them all over and a different use for each one. I think I will have to go to Walmart and maybe get a couple pieces to match my mug.

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  6. Oh, I do so love the Pioneer woman pottery also! What a wonderful gift you received. Have a great week, Lynn

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  7. What a lovely bunch of lovelies! Aren't these exchanges so much fun?

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  8. Popping in from Stephanie's tea party.... I enjoyed your post, and ironically found some fun things we share. I am also part of the launch team for The Reluctant Duchess. I love reading and blogging about Christian books. I also adore Winnie the Pooh. Your favorite tea spot is divine. I'm going to sign up to follow you via email :)
    Blessings,
    Heather Elizabeth

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    1. Hey Heather! How about that?! I love Roseanna's books!!! Have you read her debut novel A Stray Drop of Blood? Fabulous biblical fiction, right on par with Francine Rivers. Thanks for following :-)

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  9. Dear Anne,

    It was such a joy to partner with you, and especially since we have discovered favorite things we enjoy... Ree is so much fun to follow, and her beautiful line at Walmart I have fallen in love with! I so enjoyed your picture of your mug down by the beach... I can't imagine a lovelier place to enjoy! I am a journaler too, and I love how we both enjoy photography too! It was such a joy to get to know you better, and this exchange has just been beautifully enriching in so many ways! Appreciate you dear Anne, and look forward to writing you another letter hopefully soon :) It is fun to communicate this way! Much love across the miles!

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    1. Yep, that's what makes this so much fun...finding a kindred spirit! Thanks again for so many beautiful gifts but mostly for your gift of friendship!

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  10. What a lovely package! I never knew that the Pioneer Woman had her own line of pottery. As much as I appreciate the convenience of e-mail, there's nothing quite like receiving a handwritten letter in the mail.

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    1. Hi Margie, Letter writing seems to be a lost art. Maybe we should have a letter exchange! :) And I can't exclaim enough how much I love my mug and goodies!

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  11. Oh Anne, what a precious, precious post! Reading how you and Marilyn are kindred spirits makes my heart sing! The two of you are very dear and sweet so it's no wonder the two of you are becoming fast friends.

    LOVE the mug you received as the colors are happy. And every little thing Marilyn added is simply perfect and so you. I am SO GLAD you were richly blessed, my friend.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the quotes on friendship and laughed out loud at the chocolate one :)

    Happy day, my friend! Love and hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie, for bringing us all together! Friendships are born, faith is shared, and lives are enriched all because of your love of Jesus and servant heart. :)

      Yeah, I kinda liked that chocolate quote myself. :-)

      Marilyn did GOOD!!! Her friendship is a blessing!

      {{hugs}} and love to you, sweet friend!


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  12. How wonderful! And I couldn't agree more with that friendship/chocolate quote. I also received some delicious chocolate, and now I find myself looking for it whenever I'm shopping! So nice to visit you this morning.

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    1. Hi Andrea, Tea & chocolates...a super delicious combo! Thanks for coming by to visit. Have a blessed weekend!

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  13. Hi Anne! I participated in the tea cup exchange a few years ago. It was a great way to make friends...I had you, remember??? I still recall opening the package, the teacup and jam...Thank you again :)
    I know Marilyn, and she is a sweetie. So glad you are becoming such good friends.
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Oh Ceil, I DO remember! The package was returned because I wrote the wrong house number on it. Oy!!! :)

      Have a blessed day!

      {{hugs}}

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  14. What a beautiful gift, and a wonderful way to make a new friend. I love the Pioneer Woman collection and have collected a few pieces, but not the mugs. That one is beautiful.

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    1. Hi Tami, I think I'll be looking for a plate to go with my mug now. It's such a great excuse to buy some PW dishware.:) Have a great day!

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  15. I definitely agree with the quote about friends and chocolate! Delightful to see the good things sent your way!

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    1. It's always such fun to participate, Bethany. Thanks for stopping by. I haven't had time to get around to seeing all the ladies lovely things yet. Busy, busy, busy! Blessings!

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