Thursday, March 27, 2014

Please Join Me for a Cup of Tea

I had the great fun of being part of this winter's Tea Cup Exchange. One of the sweetest members of the BlogLand community, Stephanie, put together this opportunity for bloggers from all over the world to exchange tea cups -- and goodies -- with each other. It's fun and it makes the big world smaller, warmer and a brighter and better place. Cannot thank you enough, Stephanie! I took part in the Mug and Tea Cup Exchange in the fall and really enjoyed it. I was wary of mailing a fragile tea cup, but I wrapped it well and was so happy to see that it arrived safely.

Verna, who lives in Michigan prepared a beautiful package for me. What a treasure trove. The center piece is one of the prettiest tea cups I've ever seen.

Verna also included the lace doily and one of the loveliest tea balls I've ever seen.


The package included lots of goodies. Two kinds of tea -- including this great hibiscus -- and napkins with a Paris motif. Verna, how did you know I love Paris?


I'm also a fan of orange spice tea, and was happy to discover a package of teabags in my treasure trove. 

I wish I could give a tea party for all of the women who were part of the Tea Cup Exchange. I know there would be good conversation, smiles and laughter and warm hearts. Verna, thank you for your thoughtfulness and the care you took putting my tea cup package together. You brightened many days of this endless winter Stephanie, thanks for putting the exchange together and for being a sweet friend. 

I often get asked why I blog. My answer is pretty simple. I like to write, and I like the people I get to meet. Our friendships span borders and backgrounds and we make the world a much less impersonal place one comment and one teabag at a time. And on that note I'm going to make a cup of orange spice tea. 

As always, so glad you stopped by to visit. Take good care and have a cup of tea with me across the miles.   

22 comments:

Nellie said...

Oh! What an exciting experience! I wish I had known about this! It would certainly have been loads of fun to be in on it. Enjoy that tea!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I love your reason to blog. That is pretty much the reason Ido it, but you said it so eloquently.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

hi there - i came on over thanks to the Tea Cup Exchange Link Up. it was such fun. i love your teacup - the lace doily is so pretty. i love the gold accents. ( :

Nancy said...

Your teacup is so pretty and all the goodies are wonderful too! The teacup exchange was such fun!

Stephanie said...

Hello lovely Carol! I am really loving your tea cup from Verna and the tea strainer is darling!

It was a joy to have you participate again, friend :)

Have a beautiful weekend - hugs to you!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

What a great exchange! I agree with you on why blogging is so wonderful. Besides the joy of writing, I get the joy of connecting with such wonderful people.

You received a sweet package! I love, love, love that tea strainer!

Lady Linda said...

What a lovely blog you have! I think we all enjoyed Stephanie's teacup exchange.

Anne Payne said...

Love the tea cup and teas. It looks like you have a splendid view while you enjoy a cuppa :) Have a blessed weekend ~

Sola Scriptura said...

How lovely!

Susie said...

Buttercup, That is a special gift. I love the doily. Hope you enjoy your tea. I love orange spiced also. xoxo,Susie

Theresa said...

Oh what a sweet cup and TINY cup, my favorite:) Have a blessed day in your beautiful city! HUGS!

Simply Linda said...

What a beautiful cup! I also love all the treats you received. I like coming here and reading your blog too. Blessings

Pam said...

What fun that was and a good reason to blog too. The cup is very pretty and dainty and the doily is an elegant touch.

Ida said...

Your cup is lovely and this sounded like so much fun. I hope to do this the next time around.

Melinda said...

How fun. I participated in an ornament exchange several years
ago, that was fun too.

Enjoy your cup of tea.

M :)

Grammy Staffy said...

How very delightful to receive such a lovely package from your teacup exchange friend. Verna surely went the extra mile for you. How nice.

I was not a part of the exchange but I am going to make me a cup of orange spice tea right now.... and pretend I am at a tea party with you.

Have a nice weekend my friend. I am slowly getting better. Thank you for your support and prayers. They mean a lot to me. Hugs, Lura

Libby said...

I really enjoyed the tea swap as well. Your cup is beautiful as well as the doily. I bet that tea smells delicious to steep. I'm imagining the hibiscus and the orange spice. Yum. :-)

Lynda said...

I sure wish I liked to drink tea - - - but I do not like the taste of it. It is good for you I know - - - and such lovely sounding flavors and beautiful cups for drinking.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I've taken part in teacup exchanges before and they really are fun. You meet new friends and try new teas.
The teacup and goodies you received are lovely.

Debbie Harris said...

Hello Carol,
What a lovely gift package you received. My daughter Stephanie has such a beautiful way of connecting ladies through this exchange. I have made some precious friendships and memories through a tea cup.
Your thank you's were heart felt to both Verna and Stephanie.
I must come again and visit you here, you sound just lovely. :-)
Enjoy your blessings, Debbie

Annesphamily said...

Oh what fun! Let me know when you get in on a tea cup exchange. I love doing them and either miss out or never know the hostess. :-(

I am going to do a swap with teacups and goodies with my friend Francie, we were teamed up a few years ago together and share many similar interests. I love all things tea. Sigh! Love that tea cup and your sweet goodies. Such fun.
I found these little tea biscuits and now they come in chocolate too. They are very plain but so sweet to have with a cup of tea. My regular grocery store charges 68 cents for a package and Walmart charges me 34 cents! LOL They are imprinted with the words "Tea Biscuit" so cute and have little scalloped edges. I love them.

jeanne said...

Hi Carol, I'm so happy to know you like what I sent! I had fun getting the package ready to send. Hope you enjoy everything...I love Paris too! :)