Saturday, 28 March 2015

Tea Cup Exchange Party!

I love tea cups and all that goes with the
gentle art of tea drinking... so I was delighted when
Stephanie of The Enchanting Rose
told us she was having another Tea Cup Exchange party!

This beautiful cornflower tea cup and saucer
arrived in a parcel from Stephanie - what a lovely surprise!
I didn't know Stephanie was my giving exchange partner
Thank you
dear Stephanie for your beautiful gifts
I was 'over the moon' with everything you sent me!

As you can see there were so many beautiful items

and all hand made by Stephanie!

A lavender sachet, the sweetest fridge magnet, 

and a set of pretty greeting cards!

My receiving partner for the swap was

I visited Asia's blog to find out what she liked
and learnt, she loves Shabby Chic
which is what I like too - she was the perfect partner for me!

I sent Asia a vintage tea cup, saucer and plate
I found in my local Hospice shop!
I fell in love with it and felt Asia would like it too!
It was made by Royal Albert and has the lovely name
American Beauty.

I popped a few extras in the parcel including
a rosy tea towel, a fragrant drawer sachet
an embroidered linen tray cloth and a French magazine
called Shabby Chic!

I was in such a hurry to wrap my parcel
and get it to the Post Office....
and I totally forgot to photograph everything
(that's the second time - it happened at the last swap too)!
Merci Asia for sending me copies of your photographs!

Thank you

dear Stephanie for hosting your Tea Cup Exchange Party
it was a huge success and I'm looking forward to
the next one later in the year!

I'm linking this post to

Take care and
be kind to one another

Merci à bientôt



  1. What is it about teacups and roses that pulls at my heart strings? What a lovely exchange, I'll be looking out for teacups next time I visit a charity shop too!

  2. Stephanie is so good about organising these lovely swaps. What pretty cups you sent and received.

  3. Dear Shane,

    I love the beautiful Cornflower teacup you got and must have been a lovely surprise getting all the sweet gifts.
    My dear Mother had the American Beauty teacup and know that Asia would be happy to receive that.
    Hope you are enjoying the weekend

  4. Shane, I am reading everyone's posts about this sweet exchange...I was so hoping to be a part of the exchange but just wasn't able to get it together in February. Stephanie blessed you with some lovely things and the teacup you sent out was extraordinary! I hope to be a part of the next one! Have a lovely weekend!

  5. I love what Stephanie sent you. It's just lovely! The set you sent to Asia is just gorgeous, too! What a fun trade. xo Diana

  6. What a lovely set and a great exchange. Pretty teacups! Have a happy weekend!

  7. You were blessed! Everything was beautiful!

  8. Stephanie has certainly graced you with a beautiful collection of treasures. She has a lovely way of packing up a gift box for others. :-)
    Your gifts for Asia are lovely in deed!
    The uniqueness of these exchanges just amaze me time after time.

    Have a bless week end.
    Joy to you!

  9. Lucky you to receive a beautiful teacup and handmade goodies from the talented Stephanie!

    I also love the gorgeous RA trio!

  10. Dearest Shane, it was a true delight to prepare a package for you...I had loads of fun making sweet little items for you and wrapping it up with love and care. You are a precious lady and I am honored to know you.

    The pretties you sent to Asia are breathtaking! The tea cup is so elegant and all of the pink makes me smile. I am thankful the two of you connected.

    Thank you, my friend, for participating in the exchange. Hugs and love!

  11. The tea cups are just beautiful. Have a blessed day and wonderful weekend. Madeline

  12. What a lovely idea! Both cups are simply beautiful!

  13. Very lovely goodies.

  14. What a wonderful expansion of blogosphere friendships this teacup exchange party! Beautiful gifts and beautiful friendships.

  15. Beautiful...
    Both exchanges are lovely... xo

  16. Shane,

    What fun! Both tea cups are adorable, in addition to all their sweet accompaniments! Glad we got to see your set of lovelies via Asia's pics!

    Happy weekend, my friend, and enjoy your teatime treasures!


  17. this is such a most beautiful exchange Shane! Looks like the generosity was through both giving and receiving.

  18. Wow, what beautiful packages you sent and received! Everything is just lovely and what a blessing to both of you.

  19. Hi Shane,
    What fabulous gifts our lovely hostess sent to you! Stephanie is so creative with her handiwork, isn't she? Your teacup is a beauty, too. Happy tea time!

  20. What a fun thing to do and be involved with. Exchanges are so much fun! Your given and received gifts are so great! Love that magazine!! Blessings, Cindy

  21. Oh Shane! I just love your gorgeous tea cup from dear Stephanie! Cornflowers are absolutely of my favourite flowers actually! And the other pretty goodies she sent you are so sweet!
    Asia must have been thrilled to receive the darling tea cup you sent her - it is truly lovely!
    Thank you so much for your kind visit to my blog - I am so pleased to meet you and will visit you again for sure:)
    Blessings and love in Christ,

  22. Dearest Shane,
    That looks like two very perfect exchanges of lovely tea cups!
    You created such lovely photos too.
    Wishing you a Happy Palm Sunday and a nice new week.

  23. Hi Shane! I'm stopping by from Stephanie's link up party! You both received and sent some beautiful things! The tea cups are so lovely and the colors and design are splendid! Enjoy all your sweet goodies! Blessings to you! :)

  24. What fun and beautiful teacups too. The exchange sounds like a delight.

  25. I love tea cup exchanges. Your tea cups are beautiful. Have a blessed Easter. Hugs, Martha

  26. OMGoodness, I have never seen my Blue Bachelor Button Tea Cup anywhere else! Lucky You! Roses are always winners on tea cups, but I have a soft heart for wildflowers on tea cups too. Your post has both! Happy Easter!

  27. I love both the Cornflower and the American Beauty teacups! I want to find an American Beauty. I have the saucer but no cup. Stephanie's gifts are so dainty and lovely. Exchanges are so much fun and you did well with giving and receiving. Thank you for sharing and joining me for Tea Time. Happy Easter, Shane!


  28. These are beautiful teacups and I have both of them in my collection. Lovely gifts to give and receive.

  29. A teacup exchange sounds like so much fun. The cornflower teacup is lovely and all the wonderful handmade goodies. Lucky You! Happy Tea Day and Happy Easter!

  30. I've participated in a couple of the teacup exchanges (not this one, unfortunately), and they are so much fun! You received some lovely things from Stephanie. And that American Beauty teacup is such a classic beauty.
    I got home to find your package -- yay!! will be emailing you. xo Deborah

  31. Hi Shane, stopping by from the swap. Stephanie has such wonderful taste and talent for putting things together. I love cornflowers...such a neat cup and saucer.
    Lovely blog.

  32. Well those were perfect swaps Shane! Just gorgeous! And I love your photos and collages. Happy Easter to you and thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  33. Shane:
    What a lovely swap and teacups from England are always the most prized so you gave and received perfectly!

  34. Me encanta tu jardín, felicidades por tu post. Te animo a echar un vistazo a mi post verás algunas ideas realmente interesantes, que creo te pueden inspirar. Deseo que pases un buen rato y espero que te guste y si es así y no eres seguidora espero que te hagas, gracias por visitarme.

  35. The gift you received and the gift you gave are both so lovely. Nothing like happy mail!

  36. Looks like an absolutely amazing swap!



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