Nov 1, 2016

{Mug and Teacup Exchange}

IT'S ALMOST TIME FOR STEPHANIE'S MUG AND TEA CUP EXCHANGE REVEAL!




Yes, the big reveal on Stephanie's blog is tomorrow but I couldn't stand it any longer and I had to post my beautiful treasures that I received.  Stephanie from Enchanting Rose hosts twice a year a Mug and Tea Cup Exchange and wow does she ever have a huge turnout.  Please be sure to visit Enchanted Rose tomorrow and I can assure you that you will want to get in on the next exchange.
 http://theenchantingrose.blogspot.com/


I just happened to be home the day this box arrived! Keep in mine that part of the excitement of being in an exchange like this is that you have no clue who you will be receiving a package from until it arrives. If you've ever participated in Secret Sisters then you get the idea. 

 As soon as I saw that pretty label at the top on the left I KNEW who my package had come from and I have got a confession to make.....The first words out of my mouth went something like this, "Oh I hope Celestina painted me something. Please let there be something painted by her in that box for me". You see this lady does some of the most beautiful hand painting and designing I have ever seen.

Then the fun began.....
 I carefully opened my box to find.....

The sweetest card ever from Dear Celestina.

Oh I was ready to dive into my goodies but I slowly opened up and unwrapped each thing to savor the moment of excitement. I was like a kid at Christmas!

Would could be in those packages?
Bubble wrap came off first and Oh I was in LOVE!

    
Celestina had hand painted me a beautiful box.....

And blessed I was.


Isn't this just beautiful? 



 Now onto the other goodies...

Oh I love my deer....I have the perfect place for this at Christmas.


Don't you just love my candle? Well go so well with my country Christmas this year. 
 
Look at my little red and silver purse...Celestina has the prettiest handwriting don't you think?



Just look at my adorable pumpkin she made for me.

Needless to say this didn't last long at my house...


Love my book marker.  


I even received some recipe cards. 
 

I was excited about my Tea Scripture.



And then my beautiful TEA CUP and SAUCER




I don't get giddy often but girls I got GIDDY!

 


 I have enjoyed so much being a part of such a wonderful Exchange. Stephanie has done so much to bring this all together for many ladies. I don't know how she does it but she does it well! 

Celestina Marie made my day! There is no doubt in my mind that she put much thought and much love into her lovely package for me. The icing on the cake was having so many different things that had her very own special touch. She is a very gifted and talented lady. Be sure to visit her lovely blog.


My hope is that my new found friend and sister in Christ that I had the privilege of gathering up some goodies for was just half as blessed by me as I have been by Celestina. 
 Pop over and visit my new Sister in Christ when you get a chance.

Count It All Joy with Denise


I've so enjoyed sharing so much sweetness with you today. Looking forward to the next EXCHANGE! If you want to see all the different mugs and teacups be sure to pop over to Stephanie's blog tomorrow and visit The Enchanting Rose.


 Hugs and blessings, Cindy

74 comments:

  1. Cindy who can blame you for feeling giddy. This was the package that kept on giving. And not just anything but beautiful handmade gifts. You are truly blessed. I am going to pop on over to her blog right now.

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    1. Thanks Mary for looking at all my wonderful treasures . I felt truly blessed .

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  2. Hi Cindy, wow you were really blessed with your Tea exchange. I have several teacups that I like to use for teas. I have a pansy set that I use too. I am thinking of having a Christmas Tea this year with a few friends. I will have to dig out my Christmas China as it is still in a box in the garage from when we moved. Thanks for visiting my blog. Can you leave your web address instead of your email when you tag me please. That way I can come directly back here to visit. I did make a linkie my friends I visit tab. Ok, I am off to do some Bile journaling.

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    1. So glad you came by Susan . You would enjoy the mug and teacup exchange . I'll pop back over to your blog and see if I can leave my web . Your Christmas tea sounds fun . I love a good tea party .

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  3. Cindy, what fun to open that box with all those treasures.. I know you are so excited! Stephanie is such a sweetheart! Blessings, Pam @ Everyday Living

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    1. Thanks Pam .yes Stephanie is precious . This was so much fun .

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  4. Yes, it was like Christmas for sure because some of it was for Christmas. It's very exciting when people use their God given gifts and Celestina is one talented woman! I could feel the love all the way here in Arizona just looking at your stash. I'm happy for you and glad you were blessed because you bring blessings to so many!

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    1. It was like Christmas for sure Mary. You should get in on the next one.

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  5. Oh, I have purchased several items from dear Celestina, I LOVE her work and I'm so happy that you received such a delightful package from her! What a blessing for you, sounds like you were quite pleased!! Many Joys to you, Cindy xo

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  6. Wow! What a beautiful blessing you received from this talented lady. I'm gonna check out all your friend's blogs, too. Happy Wednesday.....I'm running behind!

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    1. Thanks Deb. You would enjoy this so much. Maybe you can get in on the next one.

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  7. I was blessed by Celeste in the teacup exchange last year, Cindy! She is such a lovely lady and so talented. We are now friends and have even met. She and her dear hubby took me to lunch at tearoom. Your gifts are just perfect for you, and I know you will enjoy each and every, thoughtful one. Enjoy sipping tea from your new teacup, as we all thank our friend, Stephanie, for organizing this blessed event.

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    1. Kitty I know you had to be blessed by our friend Celestina. She is such a lovely person with a gracious heart. I love it that you got to meet her and have lunch with her and her husband. WOW! How precious. Yes, I am already enjoying my tea out of my beautiful tea cup.

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  8. WOW! You truly was blessed Cindy. Your teacup is beautiful. I am waiting on you to name her since you like to name your pretties that you adore the most. LOL!
    Connie Royals

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    1. Connie, I have named her. Her name is Celestina Marie! Yep, a beautiful name for a beautiful tea cup.

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  9. Wow, everything is beautiful! The teacup and all of the handpainted gifts are lovely, and how fun is the scripture tea?!

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    1. Thanks Skyeler so much for stopping by. Yes, the scripture tea just added that little extra touch for me.

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  10. Dear Cindy, It was such a joy to put together and paint a little something for you in our exchange after reading your likes and colors. I am so sorry to see one of the deer antler's broke. How sad, as I have never had anything break, but I know it can happen. I hope you can give it a little love and add some glue haha. Going over to visit your tea cup friend next. I know she was blessed by your gift. This has been such a joy once again pulled together by our dear, talented, and giving Stephanie.
    Blessings to you my sweet friend. Enjoy the fun today. xo

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    1. Awe Celestina, please do not worry about that little horn. I honestly did not even notice it at first because I just loved it so. But I think a tad of paint and he will have himself a brow tine! I have been so blessed by you.

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  11. Cindy,
    Your package from Celestina is amazing! I also share a fondness for her painting...she is very talented! I was given her name in the 2nd swap I participated in and meeting her has been a delight! I might have gasped a little when I saw the box she painted. I have one of her recipe boxes in my kitchen and I love it! All of the items she sent are lovely! The tea cup is so pretty, I love the scene on it. I also love that candle and deer wall hanging!!! and the pumpkin she sent you is so sweet!!! Enjoy your new treasures from Celeste!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog

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  12. I'd be giddy, too! All those wonderful handpainted gifts, the scripture tea...all the wonderful items for the holidays. I believe your teacup is by Johnson Bros..?! Love it! Isn't this fun?!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. I loved this exchange.

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  13. Ooooh, I can see why you were giddy! I am giddy just from reading your words and seeing the pictures of what you received. Celestina has one of the biggest, most beautiful and giving heart. She is truly an amazing woman.

    I love, love, LOVE what Celeste sent you and the theme is incredibly charming. Her creations are one-of-a-kind and what a blessing to have them in your home, dear Cindy :)

    Thank you for joining the exchange and I'm very glad your first time participating was such a blessing. Love and hugs to you!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie. It was fun and you have my most appreciation for heading something like this up for us all to be a part of.

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  14. What fun -- I was so glad to see how fun your package was!! :)

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    1. Thanks Denise. I hope you were truly blessed!

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  15. OOh, what delight showed up in your box indeed! Isn't this tea partying so fun! Celestina is beyond talented, just love what she does, such beautiful gifts she showered you with, blessed indeed, isn't that how we all feel today! I love her calligraphy and beautiful painting, oh, it is just something you will gaze on for years and feel so blessed! Hugs to you today, enjoying this virtual tea party with everyone, such joy abounding in the hearts of so many women today! Happy Tea Partying!

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    1. Yes, I am loving this tea party. So glad you stopped by.

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  16. Oh, I LOVE her artwork, too! She is so very talented! You got a wonderful package; I really love the deer theme. You have been so blessed. I'm very happy for you!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words. This has been a most wonderful tea party!

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  17. Such beautiful and thoughtful gifts. This has been a great exchange. And I have also found some hopefully new friends of like minds to follow.
    I was a little disappointed I was unable to participate this year, but have been blessed with a time of smiles and enjoyment just watching everyone opening their gifts.
    Be safe and enjoy your day.

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    1. Awe...maybe you can participate next time. This was my first tea party with Stephanie and I have loved every minute of it.

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  18. Cindy, what beautiful gifts you received from Celestina! I've admired her art, and you were so fortunate to receive some of her work. No wonder you were giddy! Hasn't this been fun?

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    1. Thank you Cynthia. I have enjoyed this very much.

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  19. Celestina is a talented artist whom I've admired for some time and the beautiful teacup and other goodies she sent you are lovely.
    It was nice to visit your blog through the exchange.

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    1. So glad you came by Judith. This has been a great party.

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  20. Wow, Cindy! What a package of special goodies. I can feel the love tucked inside with the gifts but also the sentiment. How nice to give and to receive. This exchange is special and amazing. I do want to visit Stephanie tomorrow.

    I enjoyed your enthusiasm and thanks for your encouraging visits to me. I'd like to meet one day.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! I wish we could meet one day. You never know!

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  21. Well....excuse ME while I FALL IN LUV with your generous box of goodies....She is such a sweet lady and so talented...I won some of her hand painted Christmas decorations with her beautiful roses. She outdid herself on your package...I am so glad you love everything in it. xoxo

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  22. Oh my...I believe I would have been quite giddy too! What an adorable package you received from dear Celestina. She certainly graced you with her beauty, pure delight.
    My oldest daughter has always loved that pattern on your tea cup and has a few pieces.
    You have a lovely place here, nice to meet you through my dear Stephanie's exchange.

    Have a beautiful day~~

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    1. Thanks Debbie for stopping by, It has truly been a fun party!

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  23. I can certainly see why you felt giddy! What a sweet and generous package!

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  24. Oh what a happy teacup exchange post! Celestina Marie is so very special and TALENTED! She certainly took the time to pick things she know you'd love. The greatest part of the exchange is the making of friendships - what a blessing. We all have Stephanie to thank for that too.

    I adore your new treasures. I LOVE you got giddy. It is truly delightful! : - )

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    1. Thanks so much . Yes this has been lots of fun . Can't wait til the next one .

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  25. Oh, how lovely indeed!! I have never heard of Celestina's blog, so will be visiting her now. SO very thankful to make your acquaintance today, too, sweet Cindy, and grateful for your precious comment left at my blog. God bless you abundantly!

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    1. Thanks Cheryl . Be sure to visit Celestina. She is precious .

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  26. Wow Cindy, you received such a beautiful package from Celestina. Her skills are amazing. She is such a lovely lady. I would be excited as well. You deserve it Cindy. Happy November. Hugs and blessings.

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    1. Thanks Linda . I have been blessed no doubt .

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  27. She has such beautiful taste. Just look at all those treasures. How exciting it must have been to open them one by one. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  28. I love that cup. My mother-in-law has that pattern in some plates hanging on her wall.

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    1. Thank you Deborah .im in love with my teacup .

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  29. I always love seeing what everyone gets and gives... So much fun!!

    ~Trisha

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  30. What a beautiful selection of gifts you received! The painted box is gorgeous, and the teacup is so pretty. I love those "scenic" patterns for china dishes.
    Wendy

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  31. I have no doubt you felt giddy!! Such beautiful gifts you received from Celestina. Have fun with all your pretties.

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  32. Hi Cindy! Oh, what a lovely tea cup and all of the other goodies you've received. Celeste is so talented, isn't she? Love her paintings. Love the scripture tea. I've never seen that before. Thanks for popping in to see me and I like your new blog dress and header!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thanks Sheila . I'm so glad you stopped. Y to visit . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

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  33. What a beautiful package! I've always admired the Friendly Village pattern.

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  34. What a wonderful box of blessings! I love that tea cup and all of those other goodies. What a lovely and fun idea! Enjoy!!

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  35. It was such a fun exchange and I love everything you received. I hope you enjoy it all. :)

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  36. You received the most amazing package of teacup goodies. I'm so determined to get round and see hat everyone received. Thankyou for commenting on my blog. I can't wait for the next swap to begin. Hugs ValeryAnne.

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    1. So glad you stopped by to see my pretties.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy