Nov 7, 2017

{Tea Cup and Mug Exchange} So much fun!



I joined the talented and gifted Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose blog for her tea cup and mug exchange. This was my 3rd time of participating and it was so much fun. Stephanie will be posting on her Blog about the exchange on Wednesday so be sure to hop over there this week and visit. 



was given my name to send a teacup too. 
 She went above and beyond and needless to say, I could not wait to open my package when it arrived.


It felt like Christmas opening up all those sweet packages.


I am in love with my new tea cup! Isn't she a beauty? And of course I named her, "LADY LINDA".

Just look at all the sweet things that Lady Linda sent to me!


Look at that precious Dress Dish Towel she made for me! So, so cute!


It was so nice to make a new blogging friend and I truly do enjoy our exchanges. I was given Margie's name to present a teacup too along with other goodies.  Margie lives in Canada and her blog is http://teainthevalley.blogspot.com/


I am sad to say that I did not get any pictures of the items I sent to Margie. I do hope that she made pictures to share this week on Stephanie's blog. I sure enjoyed sending some sweet gifts to her and I almost kept the tea cup I purchased for her. LOL!  I have enjoyed our new friendship. 
 

The lovely Stephanie from the Enchanting Rose is so sweet to organize such a huge production with the exchange. I do not know how she does it nor keeps up with it! I wanted to do a little something special for Stephanie simply for being so gracious to be such a wonderful hostess.








I have truly enjoyed the exchange. It is so much fun to be paired up with ladies that you do not know, yet have some things if not many in common with. I am looking forward to the next exchange. 

Challenge for you this week:
Look around you and see who you might could be a blessing to this week. It can be something as simple as sending a note/card, baking a batch of cookies for them, calling them on the phone just to check on them, or maybe you just need to take the TIME to spend some TIME with them. The ideas are endless but the rewards are many. Hope you all have a great week.

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The blessings I receive are far greater than the ones I give.


 Hugs and blessings, Cindy 

86 comments:

  1. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT!! Smiles, I didn't participate this time...sad to say, maybe next time, smiles.

    Have a beautiful day friend.

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  2. Awe, such a sweet swap. I loved seeing all the wonderful goodies exchanged. :) Those doilies are so pretty! You were certainly blessed!

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  3. Once again I was not able to participate in Stephanie's Tea Cup and Mug exchange because of everything that I was invovled in with the care of Mother before her passing, but, God willing, I will participate in the next one. You received such a lovely box of goodies, Cindy. Have a wonderful week! xoxo

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    1. I know you missed being a part of the exchange but my mercy, you had good reason sweet lady. Hope your week is going well.

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  4. What a beautiful teacup and other gifts you received, Cindy! That dishtowel dress is too cute for words! I always forget to take pictures of what I send, because I'm so excited to get them wrapped and in the mail. I'm like you and always end a little hostess gift to your sweet Stephanie...what an angel she is to organize all this for us. Enjoy your lovely gifts and those extras, too....Hugs!!

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    1. Kitty, I cannot believe I did get pictures of what I sent. I hope my new friend Margie did. This is so much fun and yes, Stephanie is a sweetheart.

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  5. Love the teacup! I bet you have enjoyed using it. That dress dish towel is too cute. I try to be a blessings to others too Cindy but sometimes I am afraid I find myself too busy and then I gt mad at myself for allowing life to keep me busy. I bet that little candle smells good too. My weakness, candles!
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie. I have enjoyed the tea cup very much and the teas. Busyness surely does steel things from us at times Connie. I know all too well. I love candles too but I think Marty may like them better than me. LOL! He loves it when I am home and have a candle burning that smells good when he gets home. Matter of fact, I need to do that today! LOL!

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  6. What wonderful goodies . The cup is beautiful. Looks delicate too. The towel was so cute too. Some people are just so talented. Glad you are loving your gifts form your blog sisters. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Yes so many talented and gifted bloggers. I have surely enjoyed my goodies.

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  7. What a great exchange. I wish I drank tea and was not 'getting rid of things'. It would be fun to join the group. Stephanie really is a sweet girl and i know it is a lot of work to host the exchange. That was really sweet of you to send her a special thank you, Cindy.

    I gave a little blessing today. An older man came out of Walmart using an electric cart. He was a big man and his cart was filled to the brim. I got his keys, opened his trunk, put his groceries and stuff in there with the henales to the back so he could unload easier when he got home, and made sure he got in the car and returned the electric cart for him....first time I ever drove one. I told him even blonds could drive those things and he laughed out loud and thanked me. Those little things we do bring so much joy to others if we only take the time to do them.

    I hope you have a great day, Cindy. xo Diana

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    1. Oh I love your story with the man and the cart! Made me smile and laugh! Yes, it's those little things that bring so much joy to us and others. A dear lady that long gone on to be with the Lord said once, "Don't WAIT on opportunities to be a blessing. Look for opportunities to be a blessing! That has stuck with me. Then about three years ago in a Bible Study some where in the bible study it was said to be a blessing to others and listed a whole list of things we could do. The challenge was to try and do that weekly. Well, though I fail miserably at times I do honestly try. I am always the one more blessed. Yes, Stephanie is a precious gal. I am thankful for her doing this exchange for everyone. But see here, I don't know how she manages it. So much work! But the Lord is surely using her. Thanks for coming by.

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  8. Wonderful tea things you received, Cindy. I love the tea cup too. And how nice of you to send gifts to the hostess too....Christine

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    1. Awe thanks Christine. Stephanie is so precious.

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  9. You received some lovely things, Cindy. The pretty teacup with some of the Pumpkin Spice Chai would be delightful! And that little dress tea towel is adorable! You are so thoughtful as well to send the hostess a thank you gift. Love the quote at the end of your post too. Being a blessing to someone else is just one way of pleasing our Lord. Lord, make me a blessing today!

    Hugs and blessings to you,
    Sandi

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    1. Thank you Sandi. I have truly enjoyed my "Lady Linda" tea cup.

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  10. Oh my, Cindy - what a wonderful teacup exchange!

    I adored your treasures - that teacup is soooo perfect for autumn!

    Last year Margie had me - she spoiled me rotten - and is such a sweet friend now.

    Steph is the best - and I know she must've really appreciated your sweet thank=you gift to her.

    You are a dear for doing so. God bless!

    xxooxxoo

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    1. Michele, Margie is a sweet heart. I am enjoying getting to know her. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. I love how you named your pretty teacup "Lady Linda." The dress tea towel is adorbs--I wished that I was crafty enough to make my own. Stephanie is the hostess with the mostess and I'm sure she appreciate the sweet "thank you" package that you sent her. I'm so glad that you were able to part with the "October" teacup that you sent me. It's been put to good use this season! Thanks again!

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    1. Awe thanks Margie. I love it that you call it the "October Tea cup". I truly enjoyed picking up all sorts of little things for you. So glad you liked the cup.

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  12. Yup, it’s just like Christmas or a birthday, opening the gifts. And you know it’s going to be special. Girlfriends KNOW how to put together unique surprises, that are so feminine. Enjoy!

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    1. Christine it was so much fun. I hope Stephanie does it again. Of course the work and time she puts into it I would not blame her if she didn't. LOL!

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  13. Yes, that new tea cup and goodies look lovely. I like your challenge, too, to look around and find a way to be a blessing! You are an encouraging blessing to me. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Mary. You always encourage me! You have a gift of encouragement.

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  14. I plan to share my "reveal" tomorrow but sure enjoyed seeing all your goodies. It seems that each lady really does go "above and beyond" fixing up her box. It's such a fun exchange!

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    1. Yes, I have already spotted some of the lovely gifts and WOW!

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  15. Cindy, just five minutes ago I was on the phone with my mom, she has a friend that is not doing well and I told her that either Friday or Sat I would make a chicken pot pie to take over there to be sure that she eats well for a few days. Then I come to your blog and find your challenge. I normally would not blog about doing something like that but since you threw a challenge out there I will blog about the pot pie with pics later this week. Thank you for throwing it out there, maybe it will make a lot of us stop and think where we can help someone else.....I so wanted to be a part of the cup exchange ever since I read about it a yr ago. I even bought a cup...then realized I missed it again! haha....I was not sure where it started but after posting the cup I got I think it was you that let me know who blogged to get it started. Next yr I will be ready! haha.....Beautiful cup and other gifts. I love that this thing is done in blog land and so any folks play along. Great job...

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    1. Awe Pam, how sweet of you. I am sure your pot pie will be delicious but thoughtfulness will mean so much more.It really doesn't take a whole lot to reach out and be a blessing to someone else. So many times I think, and I am talking to myself first, is that we get so caught up in our own little world. Thank you for sharing. Yes, hop on the exchange next time around. It's so fun.

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  16. Hi! That dress dish towel is adorable. I wonder where she found the pattern! Tea cups are so pretty and I love that mug! One of my favorite verses! Nancy

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  17. Your tea cup is so unique and it screams Autumn! Such a beautiful gift box.
    That was quite sweet of you to think of Stephanie and bless her with a darling mug.
    Those words "Trust in the Lord with all your heart" from the scriptures were the first words I claimed on a daily basis after I trusted in Christ as my Savior many, many years ago.

    Blessings ♡

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    1. Debbie, that verse is one of my favorites as well. I served on our Pastor search team for 10 months and that was our key verse that we held onto. It became very dear and near to my heart.

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  18. Cindy, your teacup is darling! Love the name Lady Linda. :) Every year I say I'm going to join and every year I miss it. lol! You are such a sweetheart to send a gift to Stephanie. Love the idea of looking for ways to bless others.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann. Yes, I had to name my tea cup Lady Linda and a lady indeed she is.

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  19. Oh, such beautiful things you got, sweet friend! And, I have a huge hunch that the things you sent out were every bit as lovely!! You have such a kind, dear heart, and I am so blessed to count you as one of my precious bloggy friends!!! Love and appreciate you!!

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    1. Cheryl, thanks so much for your sweet words.

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  20. Oh, what fun. Your new teacup is so pretty...very fallish! And, your new friend did go above and beyond in all the goodies she sent along with it...but I know you...I'm sure you did the same, all the way to Canada! You're precious to me, Ms. Cindy! <3

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  21. Dearest Cindy, you are such a precious, kind, loving, and oh-so-generous lady! First of all, I can't thank you enough for the "happy-happy" you sent my way. The cookies are GONE! In fact they were gone within a day or two...or course I shared with my family {{smiles}} And I absolutel love the mug. You are a dear, dear friend.

    I just loved seeing what Linda blessed you with. Isn't she a doll! She is one of my first blogging friends and I hold her very close to my heart. Her giving knows no bounds. I can't wait to see what you sent to Margie and knowing her, she will have a wonderful post up on her blog.

    Thank you for participating, dear friend. Love and hugs to you!

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    1. Awe, I have enjoyed this so much Stephanie. I am so thrilled that you liked your hostess gift. You are so precious to so many ladies. So glad to call you my friend.

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  22. I am always amazed at how all the ladies go all out with their tea goodies to give and receive. Looks like fun!

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    1. It was Ann Marie. You need to hop on board next time.

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  23. Cindy, what beautiful gifts that you opened! The cup and saucer are so pretty, would you share the pattern name? Stephanie is such a sweetheart. Hugs and blessings~

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    1. Pam, I will look at it when I get home and try and send it to you. I love it. I call it as you saw, "Lady Linda". As elegant as she is!

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  24. It felt like Christmas for me too! What a fun "unboxing" you shared with us!! Truly blessed!

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    1. It is so fun Heather. You should should us next time.

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  25. Oh Cindy...you certainly received so many lovely things from Linda. Do you know that sweet Linda was the first teacup partner that I had! I received a GORGEOUS red teacup and several other things in my box of goodies from her. She really pays attention to what you like. Yes, you said it girlfriend, Stephanie is a jewel among women and such a blessing to all of us. Enjoy your lovelies, sweet friend! HUGS!

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    1. Yes, I have been enjoying my teacup. I may need to make myself a shelf to display my teacups! LOL!

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  26. Hi Cindy! I remember joining in the teacup exchange with Stephanie, and it really was fun! It's great to connect to other bloggers in this way. Your teacup is so dainty and sweet, I bet you love having your tea in it. Maybe you can use it for your next grandchild tea party? And all the fun little extras too...your package was really lovely!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. It is so much fun Ceil. The Lord has surely blessed me. I love the tea cup. Yes, a tea party might be in order....especially if that next grand is a girl! LOL!

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  27. This was my first time participating in the tea cup/mug exchange. What fun! You received some lovely gifts.

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  28. What an amazing package of goodies from Lady Linda! The teacup you received is so pretty and fitting that you named it Lady Linda! I will visit Marge to see the package you sent to her! And so sweet of you to send Stephanie a thank you, it is a big job she undertakes to put this on for us! So fun visiting all the blogs today :)

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    1. I always enjoy the exchange. Yes, Stephanie has a huge undertaking for sure. With over 200 ladies this time participating, I just don't know how she pulls it off.

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  29. I've done those exchanges before and they are so fun! Looks like your received so many neat goodies! Enjoy!

    I did two new fall decorating posts again last night.

    Thank you for your sweet comments!

    Katherine

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    1. So glad you came by Katherine. I've been trying to keep up with your posts. Loving your fall.

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  30. Isn't this fun! I loved taking part in the swap - the choosing and making special things for my partner and then the anticipation while opening my own gifts. Now I'm re-living the pleasure by going around and visiting everyone and seeing all the pretties that were exchanged. Glad I was able to visit with you!

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    1. Glad you stopped by to visit. Yes, it's lots of fun.

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  31. Dear Cindy...you were so kind to give me such special attention today at our tea cup reveal. I am so glad you liked your goodies. I am sorry I haven't had much time to visit your blog and get to know you even better. It's been a busy time and I haven't had much time to blog or visit old and new blogger friends. Your other exchange partner sent some very lovely things to you. We sure are blessed by all with these exchanges that our dear Stephanie sets up for us. Much love, Lady Linda

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    1. Awe Linda, I understand all too well about "time", Now you see why I only blog once a week. Just so you know, my candy corn didn't last long! LOL!

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  32. You girls just have so much fun with this! Love how you share the sisterhood of friendship, goodwill and pure fun!
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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  33. What a gorgeous teacup!! Love all the goodies you received!!

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  34. Your Autumn themed package is lovely! And oh, the teacup!!! Lady Linda is gorgeous! :)

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  35. I love the teacup you received...very fallish. :) And that dress hand towel...perfectly lovely for fall. So glad you were able to participate in the exchange! Enjoy all your goodies. :)

    Love
    Ashley
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    creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, it was fun. thanks for coming by Ashley.

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  36. Hi Cindy, you received and sent so many wonderful things. I love the gift package you sent to Stephanie also. I can't imagine doing what she does to put this exchange together. She does an amazing job.

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    1. Thanks for coming by Kelly. Yes, this was tons of fun.

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  37. I've never participated in Stephanie's teacup exchange, it looks like so much fun. I think I've been missing out..hmmm..maybe next year. I love your Lady Linda, she is so pretty!!

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    1. Miss Mary I know you like mugs and it's a mug or teacup exchange or you can do both. You need to hop on the train with us next time.

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  38. Hi Cindy, Once again what a beautiful exchange and you received some very special gifts with your teacup. Lovely blessings for all. Stephanie always does an incredible job pulling it all together. Beautiful post my friend. Have a great week ahead. xo

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  39. Love coming here and receive the outflowing joy and abundance of love from your post!!!
    I love the idea of the teacup exchange, thats wonderful! Your Lady Linda mug is lovely, and your LOVE the LORD Thy God Mug is my favorite!! Very inspiring, maybe I will try making a mug from a drawing, or a scripture!!:)) Blessings and Love to you, have a marvelous day!!

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  40. Lovely little teacup you got, as well as all the other goodies and darling home made dish towel.
    I love to collect them too, but I live far away so I don't join.
    To join the teacup exchange it must be so much fun.
    Thank you for your sweet and kind comment pretty lady, I so appreciate it coming from you.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Fabby

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  41. That tea cup is very special Cindy. It looks like it may be vintage or at least inspired by that period. Enjoy your tea and everything else. It is really great that you ladies do this every year.

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