Thursday, November 3, 2016

Ninth Teacup Exchange

The lovely Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose hosted her Ninth Teacup Exchange. I missed out on the first eight <G>, but am so happy I was able to participate in this grand exchange this time.

I chose to exchange two - a teacup and a mug. Look what I received from Shirlee (Peacefully Knitting and The Easily Influenced Stitcher):


Not one, but THREE mugs, a case to carry tea bags in my purse, note cards and a beautiful book of daily devotions, "Be Still and Know".


A box of ginger lemon cremes (YUMMEE), gorgeous notepad and MY FAVORITE - Harney and Sons Earl Grey tea - THANK YOU, SHIRLEE!!

And from Deborah of The Beautiful Matters:


A stunning antique cup and saucer, vintage linens (LOVE vintage linens), Harney and Sons Earl Grey tea (did I mention they are my favorite??), a beautiful journal, notepad for my purse and milk chocolate sea salt caramel mini bites by "Sanders".
THANK YOU, DEBORAH!!

Aren't these exchange gifts marvelous??? A huge shout-out and THANK YOU to Stephanie for hosting this exchange. I'm looking forward to the next one.

SIDE NOTE: I've never, ever had chocolate sea salt and caramel before. The serving size on the bag said 8 pieces.....and there were approximately three servings in the bag. I thought, "That's not bad - 8 pieces....I'll try them." Three servings later, I was still fishing in the bag hoping there were some I'd missed. No luck.

Deborah - you've created a monster! - HA!

I neglected to take pictures of the exchange packages I sent....pop over to Anne's blog - Stuff and Nonsense to see what I sent to her.....and over to visit Linda at Lady Linda to see her gifts. This entire experience has been heartwarming - it's so nice to meet new friends through the blogsphere!











31 comments:

  1. The tea bag pouch is so cute, and I so love your teacup! Gorgeous colors.

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  2. Oh Kim, I am still giggling about the chocolate sea salt and caramel treats. I can imagine they were very tasty. My niece introduced me to caramel, chocolate, and sea salt ice cream and oh my, is it ever tasty! I think the extra large bowl I had of it was definitely more than one serving.

    It was a delight to see what you received from both Shirlee and Deborah. It's quite obvious that both packages were prepared with lots of love and care. The tea cup from Deborah is simply lovely and like she said on her post, the shade of blue is very unique and pretty.

    Thank you for joining the exchange, Kim. I am so glad you were richly blessed. Hugs!

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  3. What lovely gifts! And Earl Grey is my favourite tea as well. :)

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  4. What beautiful and generous exchange gifts! I know you'll love using everything you received, and your story about the chocolate - we've all been there!

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  5. Whoever came up with the sea salt/caramel idea was brilliant!! So yummy, and like Stephanie said, also great in an ice cream! (I've tried them all!)
    Glad you liked your package.
    I've added you to my blog roll as well, and will enjoy seeing the sewing inspiration here.
    Blessings, Deborah

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  6. All sounds wonderful...especially that chocolate and sea salt!

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  7. Oh my, Kim! What fabulous exchange goodies your received from Shirlee and Deborah! You are so right about those chocolates.

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  8. Such lovely gifts. Swaps are so much fun.

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  9. Wow, lovely packages you received! Yes, i know exactly what you are talking about regarding those sea salt, chocolate and caramel candies!! YUM! Enjoy your new treasures!
    Linda
    Mysewwhatblog

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  10. Sea salt, caramel and chocolate - and you didn't share with us. Boo. Hoo. What great gifts to receive though - some things to keep and some things to eat and drink. What could be better?

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  11. Such a lovely package from a sweet lady in deed.
    Anything with chocolate and caramel and I'm a gonner! The two just have to go together. :)
    So nice to meet you through my dear Stephanie's exchange.

    Blessings~~

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  12. What a delightful swap! And such wonderful gifts you received, Kim!
    Those you sent were fabulous too - I especially love the embroidered linen!
    And I drink Earl Grey tea too .... snap!
    Hugs, Barbara xx

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  13. Wow, both of your packages were so nice! It also looks like you have enough Earl Grey tea to tide you over for awhile. That is my favorite kind of tea too--have you tried H&S's Diamond Jubilee? So good!

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  14. Wonderful package both sent and received. I enjoyed this fun swap even thou there was a slight disappointment with mine and I must thank you for putting up the link to Stephanie's Teacup Exchange otherwise I wouldn't get to participate my first. So thank you Kim.

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  15. Wow! Cups, mugs, assorted goodies AND treats - how generous of these ladies.

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  16. That's a fun gift exchange and pampering each other with lovely gifts :) you have been chocolate drugged by your friend :)

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  17. Great exchanges!
    What yummy goodies and beautiful cups

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  18. I share your pain when the chocolate and caramels are gone! You received some wonderful packages. The exchange is such fun! Have a lovely week!

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  19. What amazing gifts you received in this exchange! I'm just enjoying a cup of lemon ginger tea when I spied your biscuits! The mugs are all so nice ... wow! three!!
    The teacup from Deborah is so pretty ... she has such good taste.
    Enjoy your weekend ahead :)
    Wendy

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  20. It looks like everyone was a winner, what fun!

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  21. Oh, your treasures are absolutely wonderful!

    Stephanie works so hard to bless us with these exchanges - she knows the best of the treasures are the friendships made.

    As for any combo of chocolate, sea salt and caramel, I am a goner too. Haha!

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  22. Hi Kim...I hope you are well. What a wonderful package of treats received. Love the embroidered linen. Hugs Debbie xx

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  23. These cups and mugs you received in the exchange are just gorgeous. And all the little goodies that came with them - ahhh, what an exchange. I have also seen what you sent out to your exchange partners. They must have been thrilled just the same.

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  24. So glad that you had a blast with your first exchange! I especially like the purple teabag holder. I would have devoured the Sanders chocolates too!

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  25. Oooohhh, what amazing goodies! I love this whole idea. Beautiful teacups and mugs! :D

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  26. How fun! I took a peek at the gifts you sent as well. Beautiful treats were both sent and received. What a lovely exchange!

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  27. Wonderful tea cup/mug exchange gifts, Kim, it was a fun exchange, wasn't it?

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  28. Such fun gifts to and from your partners! I couldn't find any tea cups in time for this year (slim pickings out in the boondocks) but I've got my eye out in preparation for next year!!

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  29. Amazing gifts given and received. Love the gorgeous mugs and goodies. I had fun taking part this year although there were hiccups with my exchange.

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