Today's the day, friends! There's 167 of us taking part in today's teacup and mug exchange reveal. That's a big tea party! So grab a cuppa, and enjoy a peek at my gifts received and sent, and then hop over to Stephanie's at The Enchanting Rose to see the rest.
This is such a fun party. Who doesn't like to get a big package in the mail? Especially when it's filled with lovely little pastel pretties like this!
Linda from My Sew What Blog got my name, and wow, am I ever glad she did! She sent me an incredibly generous package. I felt like a kid at Christmas!
A beautiful teacup, three delicious cake pops, a sweet candle and matches, a little notebook, a huge bag of tea, a tin of chocolate rolled wafers, and two lovely vintage napkins
Good thing I took these pictures right away, because these cake pops didn't last long!
The teacup is from Germany, U.S. Zone, which means it was made right after World War II. It has a beautiful silver edging on it.
I'm stealing this idea for decorating a votive candle. So pretty!
We eat by candlelight every night, and I often light a candle when I'm sipping tea. I love that satisfying scratch when you light a wooden match; so much easier than using those flimsy paper ones, or listening to the annoying clicking of a lighter.
Mmm . . . love strong black tea with some cream and sugar in it.
Thank you so much, Linda!
Linda is a new-to-me blogger, and I'm delighted to have met her through this exchange. I am really hoping to carve out some time in my day to do some more creative things -- sewing, knitting, embroidery, paper crafts -- and I will be following Linda's blog with interest. She has an etsy shop called EasternAveDesigns where she sells some of her creations.
I sent out a package to Karren who blogs at Oh My Heartsie Girl. It's so much fun to receive a package in the mail, but it's just as fun picking out gifts for someone else.
I went to my favorite little tea shop and got this bright green heart-shaped teacup and organic Earl Grey tea. Just so you know how much work Stephanie puts into this exchange, we all receive info about what colors our swap partners like and the types of tea they enjoy. So I was able to choose things especially with Karren's tastes in mind.
An Irish linen tea towel.
Thank you so much Stephanie for all your hard work in putting together this eighth teacup and mug exchange! Hope you can take a moment and enjoy a relaxing cup of tea while thinking about all the lovely friendships you helped start.
Stephanie has these exchanges twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. You don't have to be a blogger to participate. So join the fun!
Linking with The Enchanting Rose.