Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Art of Friendship

When Stephanie hosted her first Tea Cup Exchange
I wonder if she knew what a huge success it would be
It soon became the topic of blogger chit chat
I read the posts my friends wrote
and I admired their photos
 of beautiful tea cups both received and sent.

What prompted me to become part of it 
was reading about the friendships formed
by bloggers from all corners of the globe!

I've now been part of the last two exchanges.

This year I sent a tea cup parcel to
who blogs at


where she creates artistic cards

Recently I received an unexpected packet
with the special Royal Mail post mark
(this caused great excitement in our house)
and inside was the most exquisite card
made by Asia to say
thank you
I'm sure you will agree what a talent she is
please pop over to her blog and say hello!

Thank you dear Asia for being so sweet
I treasure your beautiful card,
and for me this is bloggy friendship at it's best!

I'm joining 
Judith for Mosaic Monday
Stephanie for Roses of Inspiration

Thank you ladies for hosting!

Thank you my dear readers for visiting and 
leaving your kind comments
take care and
be kind to one another

Merci à bientôt



  1. So lovely to see the beautiful thank you card that Asia made especially for you. it is wonderful to see the connections that are made through our blogs. I have now added a glimpse of the geese and a distant view of the moose who was lying in a draw on our field...really too far away to take a photo with my camera. Have a wonderful week!

  2. Hello, the card is lovely. What a nice thank you! I am happy the tea cup exchange was such a great success.. Always nice to meet new blogging friends from around the world.. Have a happy day and week ahead!

  3. An eloquent post to mention a fellow blogging sister and since Asia also makes cards, I'll be sure to visit her blog.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Shane.

  4. Oh, the card is exquisite. What a thoughtful and unexpected surprise for you, Shane. The Tea Cup Exchange is wonderful. I met Stephanie's mom, Debbie, through the exchange I participated in. Wishing you a lovely week.

  5. What a pretty card. She is very talented.

  6. I've never taken part in a swap or exchange but it does seem like a lot of my blog buddies do this one. What a beautiful package to open. I love handmade things best! Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

  7. Squeeeeel!!! This agonising wait is finally over lol. I was dying to find out if my card arrived in one piece and I am so happy to know it did! And I'm even more excited to know you like it! This card is just a small reflection of all the gratitude I hold in my heart for the beautiful gifts I received from you. Hope you have a wonderful week lovely Shane! xx

  8. Wow that was such a pretty thank yiou card you received Shane. This is such a fun way to make blog friends! Hope you have a lovely week.
    Julie xo

  9. What a lovely thank you card! It is exquisite! I will be heading over to visit Asia in a bit! This was my third time participating in Stephanie's teacup swap and I look forward to the next! It is a wonderful exchange among some wonderful ladies!

  10. what a truly beautiful card!! The blog world is such an amazing place to connect to kindred spirits isn't it?

  11. The card is beautiful and it must have been such a pleasant surprise to receive a parcel from Asia dear Shane :)

  12. That card is gorgeous! Kind of like receiving another gift! So sweet! And, yes! Blog friends are Great! Blessings, Cindy

  13. Dear Shane, this card is georgeous! Such a wonderful surprise!
    Have a wonderful week, sending Love and hugs,
    Claudia xo

  14. How very sweet of Asia to send you such a lovely card! Bloggers are the most creative, wonderful, inspiring people, aren't they? Hugs xo Karen

  15. What a wonderful experience this exchange has been for you and such a beautiful card made by Asia to thank you! Bloggerscan be the best of friends from all around the world!

  16. Dearest Shane,
    Well, such a unique hand crafted gift is a very welcome soul-warming thing!
    Enjoy and have a great new week.

  17. Dearest Shane...what gorgeous cards Asia sent you! I will hop over to her blog in a minute to say hello and see her other pretty creations:)
    Blogging is SUCH a blessing and a great joy! I love meeting new friends... Stephanie's tea cup exchange has brought smiles to so many faces and it was truly wonderful being a part of it!
    Blessings to you and have a beautiful day!
    Much love and hugs,

  18. Shane, It's exciting to get mail. A tea cup exchange is an intriguing idea. The card is wonderful. Sylvia D.

  19. What a beautiful card and so personal for you. I saw the word was cherish...my favorite of all words~

  20. Hello, dear Shane!
    The card is incredibly beautiful and your have created wonderful mosaics depicting it!
    I think that card is very much your style. Thank your for sharing and have a lovely new week!

  21. How beautiful, Shane. I have to agree that bloggers do build wonderful friendships. What a joy to open that package!

  22. A hand written note is a real treat, but even better on a pretty home made card!

  23. Hi Shane,

    Asia's card is gorgeous! She does fabulous work. I just love those pink flowers.

  24. I count all the people I have met here in blog land as dear friends. We may never meet in person but our friendship will go on. The card Asia sent you was such beautiful. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  25. A teacup exchange sounds lovely, how did I miss this!? Note to self take part next time!
    Asia's handmade card is lush, what a talented lady she is.
    Thanks for popping over to Normandy today.

  26. Friendship how ever it happens is such a pleasure. I've certainly enjoyed getting to know you & so many other new friends through blogging as you too have . What a beautiful card your Dear friend Asia sent you, Enjoy your week.

  27. The connecting of bloggers from all over the world is truly beautiful and so unique. I love the blogging community and the love, kindness, and friendship that is offered from so many talented and precious ladies {like yourself, my friend}.

    You are such a sweet joy and my heart is blessed to know you, Shane. You are such a lovely treasure!

    The card from Asia is stunning! She is incredibly talented and very kind - I am thankful the two of you were able to "meet" throught the exchange. Much love to you, dear friend!

    And thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration - it's always a blessing to have you at the party.

  28. Dear Shane,

    I too am amazed at the love from blogging friends from all around the world and all the inspiration and encouragement we can share with each other. Thanks for all you share and for the kind visit to my blog yesterday. You asked about drying my roses, I will do this as I love the way they look, like an antique rose.
    Hope you are enjoying the week

  29. ♥Hello my dear friend! This card is so beautiful! Happy day♥ xxx Riitta♥

  30. Asia does beautiful work. I know what you mean about the blogging friendships. They are the best!

  31. Beautiful cards, Shane. Blogging really does connect people from all around the world.

  32. What a lovely card! And I know about being excited about postmarks! The one that said New Zealand post caused a bit of excitement here! ;)

  33. Despite all the bad we hear about things that can (and do) happen on the internet, we know it can be a beautiful place and this is a prime example of that. Wonderful card!



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