Apr 17, 2017

{Revealing of Tea Cup and Mug Exchange}

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Our family surely did. When all of your children and grandchildren are together, what could be better?
My favorite peeps call me Nana! 




   
 I'll be linking up with Stephanie on April 19th for the exciting revealing of the Tea cup and mug exchange but I couldn't stand it any longer so I had to share. I just love participating in Stephanie's Tea Cup and Mug Exchange. This is my 2nd time of having the opportunity to participate and needless to say it is a true blessing for me. 



I came home one afternoon to find this lovely package waiting for me. 


 Oh I could not wait to open my beautifully wrapped gift. But, I waited until my man came home so he could watch me. YES, I am like a kid at Christmas! 




When I opened this beautiful tea cup I was giddy! I had seen that pattern several months earlier and almost bought myself the same cup and saucer! So glad that I didn't. 



The Butterfly Meadow collection is so lovely. I quickly registered my cup and saucer as Lenox usually carries a plan that if a piece is broken they will replace it at 50% off the regular price if you register it.
 

And look at my different flavors of tea.



The doilies and napkins are so pretty. Matter of fact I used some of both for Easter.


YUM....The Chocolates and Biscotti were indeed a delight! Needless to say, I caught my man diving into my milk chocolate caramel, which was okay, but, I had to warn him to save me a few pieces. LOL! The candle smelled good enough to eat.


Such a lovely gift from a lovely lady that I enjoyed so much getting to meet. We gabbed back and forth for a while by email and had such a good visit.

If you get the opportunity be sure to visit with her. Debbie Ray is such a precious soul.
http://debbysfavoritethings.blogspot.com/


I was given Lisa's name from a "Little Bits of Blessings". 
https://littlebitsofblessings.blogspot.com/

I couldn't wait to make her a little treat box in which brought me such joy and delight.


It began with this lovely Tea Cup, Earl Grey Black Tea and this lovely decorative box in which I almost kept for myself! LOL! 


Nestled inside this lovely box I found two cute ivory doilies along with some wonderful chocolates, a few extra teas, lovely Spring dish towels and a wonderful book on prayer.


It was so much fun participating in the exchange and I cannot thank Stephanie enough for all that she does to make this happen. She is one special gal. Pop over and visit with Stephanie. She is such a delight and a wonderful blogging friend to many.
http://theenchantingrose.blogspot.com/

Be sure to pop over and see all the beautiful tea cups and mugs on Wednesday. 

  
I am looking forward to the next exchange already. 
 Here is to you having a great day and if you want to make it better then.....Have a CUPPA of tea.

Hugs and blessings, Cindy 

82 comments:

  1. Cindy, I love your shirt! Too cute. Looks like you did get a lovely gift in the mail and the lady that you gave too did too. I tried secret sisters once and decided my mind is too crazy to keep up with things such as this. But, I enjoyed looking at your goodies.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie. I love the shirt too! I've done the secret sister thing several times and decided it wasn't for me! But this is great the way Stephanie does it with the tea cup and mug exchange. You don't have to have a blog to participate either. Hope you had a good Easter girl.

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  2. What a fun exchange!! I'm glad you had such a great Easter with your family!! We had beautiful weather and a nice day!

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    1. It was fun Heather. Yes, we had lovely weather too!

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  3. Oh how pretty and so much goodies! Aren't you one lucky lady! Of course your exchange gift is just as lovely. Lucky recipients on both sides!...Christine

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  4. What a beautiful cup and saucer! I love this idea of exchanging them. You got an amazing gift and sent a great one out. What did yours look like last yr. Nice.

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    1. Thanks Pam. I also recieved a beautiful tea cup at our last exchange too.

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  5. What I love about the gifts, they are so "Girly"!! Everything is matching and lovely. No wonder you get giddy!

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  6. Wow! You tea ladies go all out! What wonderful gifts you received and gave. I don't participate because I don't know the first thing about tea or teacups and I don't want to mess it up! Now coffee is another story!

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    1. Ann Marie, you can exchange a mug as well. It's so much fun!

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  7. Oh my goodness, what lovely gifts you received from Debby, my friend. I received from Debby at the last teacup exchange, and we've since become friends. Isn't it a small world? Our dear friend Stephanie does such a fabulous job in her teacup mission, doesn't she? We get doubly blessed!

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    1. Awe, well that is a sweet that you received from Debby last time. She's a sweet gal. Yes that Stephanie is something else. I cannot imagine pulling something as huge as this off! She is a true blessing.

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  8. Unfort...I missed this one...I just loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your gift and the one you sent as well. Thank you sweet friend for the constant smiles and fits of giggles.

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  9. I felt your excitement reading about your "surprise!" Those things encourage us and make us feel so loved. I laughed reading that you almost kept that cup, tea and box for yourself it was so pretty!!!! Outstanding job, Cindy. Your posts always just make my day with your photos of delight!

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  10. What a fun idea Cindy! The Lenox set is beautiful. I had gotten one for my wedding and treasure it to this day! And that decorative box you had given is also very lovely. Now don't get me started on the treats and teas. I am officially on a diet, since at Easter time here in Greece we overdo it just a bit too much.

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  11. Lol! I know what you mean about overdoing it ! Thank you for stopping by sweet lady .

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  12. Wow, what amazing packages! How neat that you got the teacup you had your eye on! :) It was all just so wonderful, looking at your photos. And you're right--that box you sent out sure was pretty! Very nice, all around.

    P.S. I love your shirt!

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  13. How sweet! It's fun seeing what everyone got. ;)

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  14. Such a pretty cup and saucer. You sweet gals know how to share the best and sweetest gifts!
    Happy Easter Monday!
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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    1. I wvhad several cups of tea from my new tea cup . That pretty cup even makes the tea taste better . Lol .

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  15. Good morning, lovely friend! Oh, how I love seeing what the participants send and receive...you can feel the love and joy through the words and photos.

    The package you received from Debby is oh-so-beautiful! My, what a pretty little tea cup! And the package you sent no doubt blessed Lisa's heart. What loveliness all around, my friend :)

    "See" you tomorrow for the big reveal. Love and hugs!

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    1. This was not only fun but a true blessing . Debby and I have so much in common and I feel the Lord ordained this no doubt . Thank you Stephanie for doing this for us .

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  16. I love getting to see what everyone gave and received. So much fun!

    ~Trisha

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  17. Cindy, that is so much fun and I love what you received and what you gave! Stephanie is one of the sweetest bloggers! Blessing, sweet friend!

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  18. Fun to see the gifts that arrived and those that were sent. Stephanie really does an amazing job of knitting Bloggers together...

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  19. I love your new teeshirt Cindy and your grands are adorable. Our mutual friend Debby is a lovely person and sent you a very nice parcel of love. My summer dishes are Butterfly Meadow and when I ordered them I opted for the mugs instead of teacups (lots of those in the china cabinet) It's a pretty pattern and I know you'll enjoy sipping tea from your new cup.

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    1. Thank you my friend . I too love my tee shirt and I've used my pretty new tea cup quite a few times . Matter of fact today I had fresh sage tea straight out my home grown herbs .❤️

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  20. Adorable tea shirt!!
    Debby Ray is a GEM, and she certainly gifted you with a box of love. Every little item is darling and that tea cup is gorgeous. To think that you wanted to purchase that very tea cup. :) Isn't God wonderful!
    Your love gift to Lisa is filled with beautiful items as well.

    Blessings~~

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    1. Thank you . Yes I'm enjoying my teacup for sure and I'd love to have a whole set of dishes to match . Thanks for stopping by.

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  21. I'm glad to see you received such a lovely box of goodies -- that tea cup is very sweet! And I *know* your giftee enjoyed her box of goodies!!! :)

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  22. This looks like such a fun party! Your receive quite a treasure trove of delightlufness and looks like you blessed Lisa with the same! I hope to participate in this party next time. Have a wonderful, blessed week, Cindy!

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    1. It was a great party! oh I do hope you can get in on the next one. Hugs to ya girlie.

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  23. Cindy,
    Wow, so many beautiful gifts sent and received....the tea cup you received is beautiful as are all the other items. I love pretty napkins and paper doilies...I would love to find some doilies like these. So pretty! the box you sent is beautiful and full of lovely items! I'm guessing Lisa was thrilled!!! Enjoy your new tea cup! xo
    Linda

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    1. Linda, I have really enjoyed this. Yes, I got a sweet note on one of my blogging posts from Lisa as she does not have a blog. She seemed thrilled too. This has been fun.

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  24. Hi Cindy! Somehow I missed this post until just now...I thought I had subscribed by email to your blog since I do not always get on blogger...anyway I am going to as soon as I finish this comment! It is easier for me to keep up by just getting a notification in my email....ANYWAY...thank you so much for your beautiful presentation of the teacup and box of goodies I sent you and I am so glad you enjoyed everything! And Lisa certainly received a fabulous box of goodies as well! You put together such a lovely package and I don't blame you for being tempted to keep it. We had all of our family together for Easter as well, including all for grands...what a great weekend it was! Blessings to you and have a wonderful remainder of your week! ♥

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    1. Debbie, I surely have enjoyed all my treasures you sent to me! Love my teacup and had a cup of Sage tea yesterday in it! Hugs to you lady!

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  25. I love Debby's blog and she sent you some really lovely items! Your items sent out were also lovely :-) This is the first time I've participated in the exchange and I loved it. So many great people and Stephanie is such a sweetheart! Have a wonderful day!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  26. How truly blessed to spend the day with those precious ones. I'm getting to experience that too now. The tea cup exchange package is just beautiful! I hope to get in with that next time. Lovely.

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    1. So good to hear from you Melanie. I hope the move for you was great and I know you will enjoy those babies.

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  27. What wonderful treasures both coming and going! I didn't know that about Lennox - good to know!

    Debbie Ray is a dear heart, to be sure. Everything is so wonderful.

    This was my 3rd time in the exchange. (I have only exchanged teacups so far.) I always forget to photograph what I send out. Cynthia send a package of treasures to me, and is now a new friend. I am so blessed to be part of this exchange. Stephanie is an angel organizing it all so that we all may enjoy such pleasures. ♥

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    1. So glad you stopped by Michelle. Yes, Debby is a sweetheart for sure. I've enjoyed getting to know her. This was my 2nd exchange but looking forward to the next one. I've only done teacups as well. I might just change it up next time.

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  28. Hi Dear Cindy, What a beautiful package of gifts your received and that teacup is precious!! Debby is a sweetheart and a true gem. She certainly blessed you. Your package sent is a treasure too. Love the teacup and the sweet suitcase is precious. Have fun today visiting the reveals posts. So glad you joined in once again. Bless you my friend. xo

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    1. This was fun wasn't it? I am still enjoying the tea cup I got from you!

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  29. You received and sent some beautiful teacups and other sweet things Cindy. I too have admired the butterfly meadow teacups, and it was not easy to leave them on the shelf! Such pretty cups :)
    I just read your previous post too, and wow!! you have taken some beautiful photos. You have a great talent for capturing the mood with people ... not an easy thing! The tea party with daughter and granddaughters is gorgeous! Before I really looked at it, I thought it was a painting. Beautiful work.
    Enjoy the rest of your week!
    Wendy xox

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    1. Thank you Wendy.I just done a photo shoot with my oldest granddaughter that turned 13 on Sunday. I will share some of her pictures next week. Thanks for stopping by Wendy.

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  30. What a special gift you received...and gave. Love your teacup and saucer... So pretty. Glad you had a good Easter with your precious family....we did, too.

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    1. We did and have a wonderful resurrection day Deb . Hope you are feeling better .

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  31. It is like Christmas! 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, too.

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    1. Yes it was fun ! I have truly been blessed .

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  32. Oh, what beautiful mugs!! Everything you received and sent were just so lovely! So thankful to visit with you and make your acquaintance today! God is so good to connect us all through the heart of dear Stephanie. God bless you, my new friend. :) P.S. I LOVE your t-shirt!

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    1. Awe thank you Cheryl . This has been a wonderful event that I feel has been a God thing .

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  33. So enjoyed seeing all the awesome things in your box. What a beautiful cup and saucer. And, I do love that Debby and was so glad I got to send her a box of goodies. What a delightful exchange!

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    1. Thanks so much . That Debby is a true gem .

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  34. Did I comment on this already? I know I saw it because I remember thinking that you are so darling in this tshirt. :)

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    1. LOL Stacey, you sound like me now! Yes you did comment but I will take another one about my cute shirt! LOL

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  35. I truly enjoyed getting to see what you received !your tea cup was so beautiful! I love butterflies as well! This exchange has been so much fun and blessing ! Hope you have a blessed week!

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  36. Cindy, you look fabulous in your Nana shirt. My grands call me Nana too. What a delightful gift you received in the tea exchange. Son many wonderful treats. Your tea gift you out together is perfect. I am sure she was pleasantly surprised. Love the idea of the tea cup exchange. Every year, I think I shall join and then something comes up. Have a fabulous weekend. Xo

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    1. Thanks Linda . Hoping your dad is better .

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  37. What a wonderful picture of you and your grandchildren! Your post is delightful. I think this exchange is so much fun and I learn more from you ladies every year!!!!!
    Sandy xx

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  38. What a beautiful Easter you had with your family! Oh the darling package that sweet Debby sent to you! I love it all! The packaging was so very beautiful, and all the fun flavors of tea, oh my! Delight upon delight :) And the package you sent to Lisa, why I can see why you might have been tempted to keep it! I have never heard of Wissotsky tea, it looks lovely! I agree that this tea exchange has been so amazing in bringing wonderful ladies together. Hugs to you today dear friend!

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  39. Your new shirt made me smile. What lovely packages being sent and received. I'm loving your Lenox butterfly teacup. Now I wished that I had brought home the Lenox tea set (it was even on sale!) that I saw at the store earlier this month!

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    1. Thank you Margie . I gave so enjoyed my new tea cup and my shirt . Lol .

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  40. You both sent and received truly beautiful packages. May you enjoy a beautiful spring and a wonderful week!

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  41. Cindy, your shirt is adorable! I know that those grands have a wonderful grandma!! I love being a grandma.

    Blessings for a good Sunday.

    xo Dianne

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    1. There's nothing any better than the grands .

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  42. Love, love, love your gift package!! The tea cup you received is just beautiful and so is the one you're giving. Great fun for sure. Stephanie is so sweet to host this exchange. I've never joined in, maybe next time. I will be visiting the blog links you shared. I'm late in visiting, today is Sunday and I hope you are feeling happy and blessed!

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    1. We've had a great Sunday miss Mary . We just finished cleaning up after our annual Conner reunion and everyone had a great time .

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