Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Enchanting Rose Teacup/Mug Exchange ~

 My dear Stephanie over at The Enchanting Rose 
is having her Link Up Party tomorrow for her 9th Teacup/Mug Exchange
and this is the time in which we share and reveal
who we were partnered with. 
Stephanie, thank you once again for your endless efforts
and love that you pour out for these exchanges to come together.
Your beauty shines forth to the glory of God. 
My beautifully wrapped box didn't come through the Postal Service,
but instead I had the joy of receiving it hand delivered
right to my front door ~ in person ~ from my lovely daughter.
To my surprise and shock it was Stephanie who had my name.

As Stephanie placed this beautifully wrapped box in my hands
I thought she was inviting me to a Tea Party.
As I was reading the words "Lady Debbie, you are cordially invited to a tea party"
Stephanie could see that I had a  puzzled look upon my face;
noticing that I didn't know it was her gifting to me she finally had to say,
"Mom, I have you."
'Why that's not possible, I'm your mother.'
What an honor it was that my sweet and gentle spirited daughter
had my name, for I would have never in a million years
thought she would ever grace me with her loveliness 
by gifting ME with a tea cup in one of her exchanges.
I didn't even want to open this beautiful box
as it was a gift with-in its self.
I held it for the longest time on my lap
 admiring the beauty and love that she put into the packaging.
When I finally opened up the box my heart was overjoyed!
Everything went together so beautifully
beginning with this adorable card.

Isn't she lovely?
Her dress is a dainty handkerchief ~

Tender words hand written to her mother with love ~

My gorgeous tea cup graced with Forget-me-nots ~
* Rosina fine bone china made in England *
Be still my heart!

Stephanie put such love and detail into matching everything up with the teacup.
My designed tin filled with English breakfast black tea & fine raspberry tea ~

And another lovely tin filled with Cranberry Blood Orange 
black loose leaf tea; the aroma and flavor is quite amazing
not bold at all~

Stephanie made me one of her mug rugs, two teacup coasters and a tea wallet
that gracefully go together with my teacup. 
Look how lovely everything looks together ~

A beautiful assortment of cards she lovingly
enhanced with her embellishments
along with a magnet made with her graceful hands ~

Just days after Stephanie delivered my box
I  headed for Arizona where I would spend the month of October
helping my mother with some of her needs.
Now that I am home again I have enjoyed some quiet time sitting by the fire
with a cup of tea, a cookie or two and my darling
little bird book that was also a part of my gift.
I want to share with you a little glimpse into this darling vintage book about birds
that the author uses for teaching purposes
in a child's life guided by the Scriptures.
On the inside of this book there is a date hand written
Dec. 7th 1874
My new book will grace our coffee table 
for those times when I sit with a cup of tea;
I shall then rest with a short story 
filling my thoughts with goodness.
"So ends my tale dear children, and now, as you must be up early in the morning,
I wish you to have your tea, and go to bed soon.
~ Imagine that, "tea" was their choice of drink ~ 
One little word I must say before you go. You have heard
me tell of these pretty, glad, gleesome creatures, which live
from day to day upon the bounty of Providence
and know no care or thought for the morrow. 
Their bright colours, and happy motions, and beauteous songs,
have delighted you, and you have felt pleased and interested in them.
No wonder, my loves, they are made to be pleasing as well as useful,
and they are made to teach us many things. 
One lesson which we are to learn from them, and never to forget,
is taught us by our Saviour, who says to us,
'Behold the birds of the air, which sow not, neither do they
reap nor gather into barns, yet our heavenly Father feedeth them:
are ye not much better than they?'
O yes! you have an immortal soul to be saved, and an everlasting
life to live, and you are of more value than many Sparrows.
Learn then from the birds to trust your heavenly Father's care, 
and come to him to be made good and happy; saying to him,
'my Father, be thou the guide of my youth.'
God bless you, my darlings, good night."
Isn't that beautiful?

In this photo you see all the loveliness that Stephanie so graciously packed 
inside of my hand delivered box with all it's
beautiful hues of blue.
Since this was her Fall Exchange she was so sweet and added 
some fall decor in my box as well ~

Are those the sweetest little pumpkins ever!
My package was over the top brimming with love
and beauty that my dear daughter so graciously
gifted me with.
Truly, my heart was blessed and I was greatly honored.
Thank you, Dear Stephanie!
You certainly know how to bless your mother's heart.


I had the joy of gifting a teacup to a dear lady I have come
to know and love here in our Blogging community.
Linda gifted me with a gorgeous tea cup in one of the past exchanges
and I have been blessed with her friendship ever since.
This is what I gifted Linda with who Blogs over at My Sew What Blog
Linda also has a beautiful Etsy Shoppe you may want to visit.


Patti said...

Wow, what a box of loveliness you received from Stephanie. The loveliest part of all were the precious words she wrote from her heart. They were words I would receive from my daughter as well. How blessed you and I are to have such sweet, close relationships with our adult daughters.

I would have loved to be involved in this teacup exchange. Several of my blog friends are writing about the exchange today. Somehow, though, I missed news of it when the sign-ups began. I better remedy that for the next one.

Blessings, my friend,

Stephanie said...

I can't tell you what a joy it was to bless you with a tea cup. When I decided I would have your name it was all I could do to not give myself away as I was very excited.

Truly, it was pure delight to put this package together for you. I know firsthand that you give selflessly to others so it was a blessing to be able to do the same for you.

You are my precious mother and very best friend. I am so thankful for you and for all you have done and continue to do in my life. Enjoy your tea items!

Much love and sweet hugs!

Elizabethd said...

What a precious parcel of lovely gifts...from one sweet lady to another.

Melanie said...

What lovely gifts and such a lovely daughter! The tea cup with violets is exquisite! Those pumpkins are so cute! You truly are blessed. Have a good day.

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh Debbie...your words touched my heart! The sweet, precious relationship you and Stephanie share is truly wonderful and beautiful! What a delightful thing that she had your name! Oh and what a gorgeous package she put together fop you...so much love and thoughtfulness... And I am so in love with your teacup...so dainty and lovely it is! What a blessed delight it must have been to discover your dear daughter holding such a wonderful gift for you! And I popped by Linda's blog this morning and simply ''oohed'' and ''aahed'' over the pretties you gifted her with!
Always so refreshing visiting with you, Debbie! Much love!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I had tears in my eyes as I read your post, Debbie. What special thoughtfulness went into your gifts from you dear, angel daughter, whom we all love. From your beautiful forget-me-not teacup, to the teas, coasters, tea wallet, magnet and the utterly charming book, they were chosen for you with such love. Thank you for having such a beautiful daughter with such a kind, generous, loving spirit. We are all blessed by both of you.

Cheryl said...

Oh, how lovely indeed! What a precious delight to find that your dear, sweet daughter had your name! I know you will always cherish these gifts, especially, even more than the others. Stephanie has one of the kindest hearts I have ever came across...no wonder, just look who her dear mother is! You both enrich my life just by being in it. Sending you much love and many blessings, sweet friend!

Ginny said...

Debbie, Oh my! What beautiful blue gifts you received! I love the tea cup, and that book! Oh how much I love these old books. They are so filled with wisdom that you do not read anymore in these times!! The hankie is adorable. I too, collect hankies vintage and new! Everything that Stephanie gifted you, was outstanding! Your mother daughter relationship is so special! You are truly blessed in so many ways!

Debby Ray said...

This is such a precious testament for the love between a mother and her daughter! What a joy that must have been on your end to receive such loveliness, but the joy I'm sure she felt by getting it all together to surprise her precious Mom! Everything is absolutely gorgeous and thank you so much for sharing your special blessing with us! Much love and hugs to you, Debbie!♥♥♥

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Such a beautiful post, such sharing of love between mother and daughter. Stephanie put an amazing package together for you! Just love all that gorgeous blue. You brought your daughter up to be the special person that she is, and must be so proud of her. Thanks for sharing her with all of us. :)

janice15 said...

So so wonderful to share with you your special moment with your daughter and the teacup exchange.. It was very heart warming.. Had tears in my eyes. I hadn't realized when you visit me that you were Stephanie's mom.. I met her when I frist started blogging I also have a daughter named Stephanie.. Your daughter is very anMazing and sweet loving and kind... I'am so very glad to meet you Debbie and I hope we visit each other often. I love all your dear gifts and i love love that forget ne knotts teacup and the tin so pretty... Have a wonderful evening with love Janice

NanaDiana said...

What a treasured gift. It is such a blessing to have a daughter who is also a best friend. I absolutely LOVE that she gave you a cup with forget-me-nots on it. How fitting and perfect.
God bless you, I know you have had quite a fractured fall, too, with everything going on with your mother and all. I hope that November is a wonderful month for you. xo Diana

Deborah Montgomery said...

First off, I want to say I've seen Linda's post and simply LOVE that pink and gold teacup you gifted her. So beautiful and feminine and elegant.
And oh, what a happy surprise to get such a beautiful package from your dear daughter. She shared the story of how you admired the pretty forget me not teacup, and I can imagine her delight at surprising you. What a wonderful package of goodies she blessed you with, all coordinating together. Love the tea tin with the forget me nots on it.
I wonder if it has been cold if you are already enjoying tea in front of the fire? I actually look forward to the winter believe it or not just because I love the fireside. So cozy.
Blessings to you, dear friend. It is a joy to know both you and your beautiful daughter.
Love, Deborah

Consider It All Joy said...

What a very special gift your daughter bestowed upon you, Debbie! It's is a treasure God gifted to you both, your relationship! The love you each share for each other is felt through your words, you are blessed! How wonderful that she took such delight in gifting you a box of goodies! I'm sure your box to Linda was received with similar delight! Many blessings, Cindy xo

Linda Walker said...

Dear Debbie,
Reading your post, I could feel your absolute joy! How sweet that Stephanie chose you as her recipient! I enjoyed the story behind the tea cup you received. It is so pretty and delicate and the shade of blue is so lovely! I've always been fond of forget-me-knots myself....I think i've told you quite a few times now how much I love my special package from you. Thinking back to the day I received it still puts a smile on my face! I'm extremely grateful that your sweet daughter brought us together through this tea cup swap. Your friendship is treasured and I think of you each time I use my beautiful tea cup. Enjoy all of the delightful goodies Stephanie gave to you. She has such a kind heart--just like her mother. Love and thanks to you both, Linda

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Skyeler said...

It is all so beautiful. I especially love how everything coordinates together, it matches perfectly. <3

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe, I love your sweet treasures and how beautifully everything is. I know you are feeling as I do with the exchange...BLESSED. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Summer said...

All so wonderful ♥

Snap said...

Precious gifts from the lovely Stephanie to her special mom... Well done ... both of you!
Happy Tea Day!

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Debbie, What a beautiful package of gifts from your darling daughter. Stephanie sure blessed you with pretties and love. I admire your relationship as it reminds me of the one I had with my mother when she walked this earth. We still are very close as she awaits for me in heaven to one day join her again for a cup of tea.

I love your forget me nots cup as I have the same very similar given by our sweet Linda a few exchange ago. That cup fast became a favorite as I know it will be for you as well.
She thought of everything in your gift and I enjoyed reading how amazed you were when you realized she got your name!!!

Love what you sent to Linda too. I already visited her and the teacup and all the coordinating goodies are simply gorgeous. Beauty to both all around.

Stephanie has once again done an amazing job of coordinating this special event with her love and talents. She is a blessing to all.

Enjoy your tea and have fun visiting the reveals. Blessings and Love dear friend. xo

SpicingUpIdaho said...

I can just imagine both the shock and sweet joy you felt when you found out that the tea party was part of the exchange! What a delightful moment for both of you, and precious beyond words! The lovely blue forget-me-not tea cup is just gorgeous, and every coordinating thoughtful and loving gift, such an abundance of love for you, and no wonder, such a precious bond of love the two of you have both for the Lord, each other, your family, and of course for tea! I enjoyed the little selection you shared from the bird book, oh it is a darling vintage book, so precious to be able to read from it, and think quietly on the blessings of the Lord! I am always just so blessed by the grace and beauty of the Lord that comes from your heart, as does Stephanie's. Much love and hugs to you today. Happy Tea Partying!

Laura Lane said...

Stephanie is most certainly a treasure!
What a lovely gift... Cheryl of Homespun Devotions mentioned you on her blog and told us you are S's momma. I just had to come by and say hello!
Be blessed, I will be back! Do drop by and say hello!

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Ang Smith said...

What a beautiful package! I love the color scheme; so pretty! You are both very blessed to have each other in your lives. Enjoy your tea!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Stephanie surely did create a wonderful parcel of coordinating blue and white gifts for you Debbie. I really like her use of a vintage handkerchief for a skirt on the girl on the swing. The matching tea tin is pretty and I am blessed to have one of Stephanie's teacup coasters beside my living room chair. (of course mine is purple) :-)
It's always a joy to visit your blog.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh, Debby, what a lovely post. I just kept sighing and sighing and beaming with smiles reading it. Stephanie is absolutely amazing in every way.

I actually had tears when I read her card saying "You are my best friend."

You must be so proud of her. She is EXTRAORDINARY!

Glad you are back. God's blessings to you this November and for the rest of this year and beyond. Hugs. x3

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Everything is so lovely! You have the best gift in Stephanie as a daughter and she has the best gift of you as her Mother! Your relationship reminds me of my daughter Jena and I. Unfortunately she does not know Jesus yet. I can't imagine how much more love there can be when she does!

Regine Karpel said...


Deborah Will said...

What a lovely gift. So coordinated and I love blue.

Trisha said...

I always love seeing what everyone gets and gives... So much fun!!


September Violets said...

You have a very special daughter in Stephanie. I love the things you wrote in this post, and it's so nice to see the beautiful relationship you share. Your teacup is adorable as are all the matching handmade items that Stephanie put together for you. Love the sweet card! What a clever idea with the delicate handkerchief ;)
I read your previous post too, and I'm glad to hear you had a successful trip to see your dear mom. Your little beagle pup is a cutie!
Take care Debbie,

Wendy xox

Kim said...

What a gorgeous surprise from your lovely Stephanie. It warms my heart to read of your special mother and daughter relationship. Oh my, the forget me knots teacup and saucer is a dream. This is one of my favourite patterns. The sweet little card is darling and all the other gifts......just beautiful! What a sweet vintage book. May you have many enjoyable moments reading your book whilst drinking a cup of tea in your lovely new tea cup.

Denise :) said...

Oh my goodness...what a package full of beautiful goodies!! You have been indulged ever so sweetly! That's such a beautiful, feminine tea cup -- enjoy it!! :)

hobbyloes said...

Oh Debbie, what a lovely package you recieved from your dear daughter Stephanie, she has made such a beautiful gift to her sweet mother.

Anne Payne said...

Dearest Debbie, You have delightfully captured the surprise and excitement you felt in receiving your exchange gift from lovely Stephanie! I can hear enthusiasm and love in your written words. She surely poured out her love for you in this package! It's wonderful how you are each other's best friend. I've been thinking about you a lot and wanting to call but wasn't sure when would be a good time. I'm glad to hear you are back. Maybe I will call soon. Much love to you, my friend! {{hugs}}

NanaNor's said...

Dearest Debbie, This whole exchange is a blessing to all who participate, but how much more having your daughter bless you. I can only imagine what an incredible, godly, loving mom you are and how much joy you share with your girl. I have to say I love English Breakfast tea, also Irish Breakfast but over the last few years have gotten into Green Jasmine tea-because it doesn't stain your teeth as much. You are making me want to go out and bless my two daughters. Wish we lived close to one another-what joy our fellowship would be!
Hugs, love and blessings,

Lillie said...

What a lovely package from Stephanie and so thoughtfully put together.
You sent a wonderful package to Linda too.

Margie said...

Your unforgettable gift from Stephanie has me singing the blues! I smiled when I read on Stephanie's blog that she selected your name for the exchange. How sweet!

Margie said...

P.S. Forgot to mention that I also loved the gold-themed package that you sent to Linda.

Lynn Bean said...

Dear Debbie, what a lovely tribute from your most beautiful daughter. What love she has shown to you. Blessings my friend.

Camille said...

What a sweet surprise to have a package from Stephanie. She put together a beautiful box full of lovely things for you, Debbie. What a blessing it is to share such a sweet friendship together as mother and daughter. The Lord is so very good to us, isn't He? Hugs, Camille

Debbie said...

What a truly special and beautiful gift you received from your wonderful daughter...and a gorgeous package sent. I love this exchange and have made some fabulous new friends. This is such a lovely wonderful thing to be a part of. Debbie xx

Dawn athomeincornwall.co.uk said...

What a lovely gift.

Very best wishes


Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Debbie, wow how lucky to have received your goodies from Stephanie. Stephanie does such a wonderful job with this exchange. I hope you enjoy everything.

Mrs A. said...

How sweet that Stephanie paired herself with you and what a lovely surprise it must have been for you to receive your package by hand. Your teacup and saucer is very, very pretty and I just love the card made with the hankerchief. The teacup and sppon that you sent your partner are a beauiiful classic design and very elegant. hugs ValeryAnne (aka Mrs A. )


BEAUTIFUL, just like your daughter :)

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

What a blessing and lovely surprise that Stephanie was your exchange partner! You have raised an extraordinary daughter that has spread joy to so many. Your blue themed tea gifts were so pretty; but just as important are the touching words in her card.

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