Sunday, April 16, 2017

Spring Tea Cup Exchange

This is the 3rd Teacup Exchange I have participated in at The Enchanting Rose and as usual, it was fantastic!  Stephanie does an amazing job organizing this and I have always been so lucky to receive wonderful packages in the mail.  
Esther sent me a beautiful box of goodness with this Vintage Snack Tea Set.  The pretty aqua background is accented by purple violets and little splashes of gold.   I do not have a snack set like this and I love the shell shape of the plate. 
She also included a ruffled baking dish in my favorite color, tea, cocoa, chocolates, mini whisks and a sweet notebook.  Everything was wrapped in pastel colored tissue paper and it was so fun to unwrap it all. 
The markings on the bottom of the plate and cup helped in finding out more information about my newest tea set. 
My collection is growing and growing and I think it's time to figure out a new way to display all of my lovely tea sets.   
I had some fun taking photos of my new tea set.  Here it is with a little birds nest and eggs in it.  Perfect for spring! 
All decked out in pretty pearls. 
And sitting on a luscious bed of hydrangeas.  I had a lot of fun playing and finding ways to show off my beautiful new tea set. 
I sent a package to Jennifer. who I just found out is one of the bad apples that doesn't play by the rules.  She didn't send a package but gladly received one.  It makes me sad that I gave her this and she didn't return the favor to someone else.  She also hasn't communicated with Stephanie or me. I love the vintage looking roses on the tea set I sent her.  I also sent some tea, a vintage doily, some lights, washi tape and a sparkly letter J. 
A big thanks to Stephanie for another awesome tea cup exchange and to Esther for all of my goodies!

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27 comments:

Gentle Joy said...

What a fun bundle of goodies. Your teacup is lovely. :)

Regine Karpel said...

Love.

Creations By Cindy said...

Ooh....I love that snack plate and tea cup! I am a sucker for snack plates! What beautiful goodies you received and sent! Love it all. I posted about mine today too. I couldn't stand it! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Sue Donaldson said...

fun idea! love glass snack plates.

Margie said...

What a wonderful package from Esther! I'm loving the turquoise and purple combination of your pretty snack set. Looks like you're going to need a larger display cabinet for all your tea pretties!

Roseann Hampton said...

Beautiful teacup with violets! I participated in the mug exchange - it was my first time and was a lot of fun!

Ang Smith said...

Both packages are so pretty! I really love the teacup and saucer you received. :)

Carol (" Mimi") Benton said...

This was such a sweet gesture for you to receive and give the gifts in the tea cups. I really like your tea cup collection. Very pretty!

Snap said...

Love the snack set. Isn't Stephanie's exchange wonderful?!! So much love in one package!

Christine Graves said...

That's such a sweet idea to exchange beautiful gifts like that. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party. I loved seeing it, have a great week!

Denise :) said...

What fun! I really like your new teacup -- and you staged it so prettily!! :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Trisha, I love your pretty teacup received in the exchange. You sure were blessed with a treasures of goodness. I love the photos you took with your new pretty. Not only a perfect way to enjoy a cup of tea, but to display in different ways as well. Enjoy visiting the post reveals.
Blessings to you, xo

Cynthia said...

You did receive and give some beautiful things there, Trisha! Thank you for visiting my blog today and leaving a comment. This tea cup exchange has been such fun; like a big party. Best part is getting around to other blogs and making friends. I'm going to sign up as a follower of yours. Idaho is such a beautiful part of the country; we've been to and through from different directions during trips to Montana, Washington, Wyoming. .

Daniela said...

Dear Trisha,
you've received such wonderful goodies and you've sent a truly lovely vintage tea-cup, this exchange and all the enthusiasm it brought us has really won my heart !

Wishing you the best of weeks
I'm sending blessings across the many miles

XOXO Daniela

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh goodness -- good thing I don't live next door to you -- I might find it difficult to not come and steal that cup and plate set! I LOVE the colors -- your cabinet with your collection is so pretty!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Trisha, your snack set is just the prettiest thing! I have one with strawberries on it, and I just love it. The teacup and gifts that you sent to Jennifer are so lovely, too. Isn't it special to meet new friends through Stephanie's teacup ministry?

Cheryl said...

Oh, how pretty, Trisha! So thankful you were so abundantly blessed! Stephanie is one of the sweetest, most selfless, kind people I know. God uses her so sweetly to bless us all and bring us together like this. What a blessing!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Lucky you, snack sets are hard to come by and I love the colours of yours. There were some other nice goodies in your parcel as well.

Debbie Harris said...

Hello Trisha~~ such a beautiful tea cup! I can remember years ago coming across those snack tea cup and plates and thought they were awesome. They are wonderful for parties.
I scrolled through your lovely place here and feel in love! I am happily following you along and look forward to my visits with you.

Blessings♡

September Violets said...

Love the aqua snack set! I keep seeing these and kinda wishing I had one myself! So handy :) You received such nice things, and the teacup you sent to Jennifer is so pretty! Enjoy :)
Wendy

Decor To Adore said...

What a wonderful package you both sent as well as received. May you enjoy a beautiful spring and a wonderful week!

Lynn Bean said...

How pretty! I just love vintage dishes and this was a beauty!

Stacey said...

Your gift is amazing! I'm not surprised though...this is my first time to participate and the gifts are just wonderful. :)

Ruth W said...

What a wonderfful package for you! Packed with love and care and thoughtfulness! Love it! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Shellie Almond said...

I truly enjoyed getting to see what you received ! Everything was beautiful! This exchange has been so much fun and blessing ! Hope you have a blessed week!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What an amazing and lovely package you received from Shelly! I just love the snack tea set, it is a beauty! I like how you staged all the pictures with it too, the pearls and hydrangeas are really a nice touch! So sad that the lady you sent your package too received, but did not give in return! That is really so very sad! Enjoy all the lovely goodies you received, it truly is a very special event!

Michele said...

I am so happy that everything worked out for you. It's very sad that you didn't receive any appreciation for your lovely package you sent.

I think these swaps are such fun and Stephanie is a sweetheart for working so much to bring such joy to each of us.

I think your snack set is awesome - I love them and use mine all the time. It's easier to walk to where I am going to sip opening a door or carrying a book with the teacup and plate in one hand. You may find yourself using it a lot - and I know it will make you smile every time. : - )