Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Stephanie's Tea Cup/ Mug Exchange ~

Here we are enjoying another wonderful tea party
through Stephanie's 10th Tea Cup/Mug Exchange.
As Stephanie's mother, my heart is blessed as I watch Stephanie in action
over the many hours that she pours into these exchanges.
She cares about every single lady and just who she should pair them up with.
Much time and prayer goes into these exchanges 
and the beauty and friendships that are formed over a tea cup or Mug
makes all the time invested worth it all.
Stephanie, thank you for the love, work, time and grace you put into making
our lives richer and sweeter through these exchanges.
Your beauty shines forth in every aspect of this exchange.
You are lovely, you are gracious, you are kind hearted,
and you are sweet spirited with every detail that comes up.
God's blessings be upon you. 


Through each exchange God has graciously blessed me
with new friends from around the globe
and in this exchange I had the joy of gifting to Pamela who lives in Kansas.
She loves pink just as I do, so with delight,
 I enjoyed putting a package together in the pink tones. 
I look forward to connecting with Pamela and becoming friends. 
Below is a photo of the gift that I sent to Pamela.
The beautiful thank you card I received from Pamela
was filled with lovely details about herself.
While reading her card it was as if I was sitting with a dear friend over a cup of tea
and enjoying sweet fellowship around the kitchen table. 

"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving"
~Mother Teresa~
This quote certainly depicts Lisa, the lovely lady who gifted to me. 
Her package was filled with love and I could feel it from the moment
I opened up the huge box. 
It all started with this most adorable Beagle plush pillow!

This little darling was placed right on top just waiting to jump out!
When I saw that sweet face I giggled and giggled with delight,
just as I do with my precious beagle, Donatella.
My rescued beagle friend, Donatella, just warms my heart 
and Lisa was sensitive in figuring that out about me. 
Her tag read ~ Beagles are lovable, happy, easygoing and excellent companions. 
Boy, that is so true!

My tea cup is quite unique in color and beauty,
 almost matches the back side of the beagle pillow.
Its Royal Grafton Bone China from England, and quite elegant and beautiful. 

Doesn't my new tea cup just make my curio cabinet  pop?
I would have to say that she graces the curio quite beautifully. 
~ Looking at my photo I see the tea cups on the top shelf are leaning. eeks! ~

Inside this lovely floral box was delight after delight!
A pretty pink basket filled with treats of all kinds ~
Ginger cookies and melt in your mouth tea biscuits ~
Three, one serving size cake mixes, great for my husband and I ~

Tea of all flavors in adorable tins ~

A Garden plaque & Garden magazine ~


Lisa certainly took the time to know a little about me and it showed
as she graciously poured her love into sharing this beautiful gift with me. 
Thank you Lisa, for your most thoughtful and loving heart.
 God bless you!

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
and his greatness is unreachable.
 (Psalm 145:3)

Be Gracious!
~ Debbie ~


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Debbie, what lovely and thoughtful gifts that you sent and then the glorious package that you received! That pillow was such a fun thing to send to you, along with the pretty golden teacup and all the other thoughtful gifts. Yes, your darling angel daughter certainly is led by Our Heavenly Father in organizing her sweet teacup ministry. She has such a kind, giving heart, and we all love her, and you. This all happened because of YOU, my friend, in guiding her as her mother. God bless both of you!

Linda Walker said...

Dear Debbie,
I agree with Kitty's comment wholeheartedly! Stephanie (AND YOU) are such blessings to all of us!!! What a sweet little beagle pillow you received in your box of goodies...that would have made me giggle too. So cute, sweet and very thoughtful! Looks almost real! Your other goodies and that beautiful cup are wonderful too and yes, it certainly is a pop of color in your curio. The package you sent off is equally amazing Debbie! I still treasure my gifts from you and use the sweet little spoon almost every day!!! Your daughter has another successful swap under her belt and today we will read about all of the newly formed friendships! How nice! Have a lovely day Debbie! xo

September Violets said...

Awwwww ... that beagle cushion is the cutest! How thoughtful for Lisa to include this in your package. You received such beautiful gifts, and the teacup is such a cheerful colour!
You sent some beautiful items yourself, and I'm sure they were all well received. Such a fun exchange!

Creations By Cindy said...

Debbie, isn't this just fun? You surely have some sweet treasures there. How sweet. I am quite sure the receiver of your sweet gift was truly blessed as well. This has been a blessings for me. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jill said...

What a lovely package full of goodies you received! That pillow is so precious! Stephanie is such a sweetheart and put so much time and effort into this exchange, she's a blessing to many and I'm sure as her mom you are very proud :-) This is my first time participating in the exchange and I loved being a part of it. Your blog is delightful so I'm your newest follower! Looking forward to getting to know you better as well! Have a wonderful day!


Cheryl said...

What a fun and lovely package to receive! I am so thankful you were so abundantly blessed, sweet friend. No one could ever deserve it more. And, the package you sent to your person is just beautiful! Sending love and hugs your way!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

My goodness, isn't the beagle cushion adorable! Your parcel of love certainly was put together to bring you joy and I love the pattern of your new teacup Debbie.
Each time I participate in Stephanie's exchange I get more ideas of treasures to tuck in for my next recipient.
Your quote from Mother Teresa is a heartwarming reminder for not only the exchange but everyday living.

Debby Ray said...

Oh my goodness Debbie...that little beagle pillow looks like a real doggie's adorable! And the teacup is just stunning! I actually received some inspiration from your stack my teacups! In my post I made a reference to running out of space in my cabinets for my! The package that you sent out to Pamela was just as lovely. What a beautiful bunch of pinkness you sent her! What an enjoyable experience your adorable Stephanie makes these exchanges. You both are so very special to me! HUGS! ♥

janice15 said...

Your beagle pillow is adorable.. and a very sweet thought. Love your new yellow teacup and yes it makes you cabinet pop. And yes very much so your daughter is so wonderful.. Happy Wednesday with love Janice

Stephanie said...

{{sigh}} I never tire of seeing the beauty that is sent around the globe by women who desire to bless others. It's truly inspiring to see the love and kindness poured into each package.

The package you sent to Pamela is stunning in all of its pink glory. I know she was richly blessed by your and your generosity. The tea cup you sent her is one-of-a-kind beautiful as is the tea cup you received from Lisa. My oh my, what a beauty!

The treasures Lisa sent you are incredibly heartwarming and ever so sweet. That pillow is SO YOU! hehehe Yes, it looks just like Donatella.

Thank you for being such a precious mom and sharing such loving words. Oh, how you bless me! This exchange would not be the same without you. Love you lots!

Michele said...

What wonderful treasures! This was my 3rd time in the exchange. I remember we have been partnered together before too. ♥

I was so blessed by Cynthia in this exchange. She is now a new friend, and I am especially excited because she lives in my same state- hoping to one day meet in person!

Your treasures coming and going were lovely, as is your gracious appreciation. The apple didn't fall far from the tree from mother to precious daughter. We sure do appreciate all she does to make this happen for so many! She's incredible! Love her!!

I will always try to join in on the exchange fun as long as I am able, and as long as Stephanie is willing to sweetly organize it. ♥

God bless!

Daniela said...

Dearest Debbie,
what precious gifts you've sent and received !

I'm participating for the first time and it was such an exciting experience to me, it's a stunning idea to bring women together from around the world, isn't it, my loving friend ?

Sending blessings of joy to you,
and may the remainder of your week be generous in love and peace to you and your loved ones


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sweet Debbie, How lovely your gifts from generous Lisa. Each and every pretty treasure is a delight and the Beagle pillow is more then perfect for you too. Love the gorgeous teacup and that striking color looks beautiful in your hutch. The gift you sent is so beautiful as well. A glorious package of pink goodness. Wishing you a wonderful day visiting the reveal posts. Your opening comments about dear Stephanie is so well said and reflects just how we all feel from the work she does that blesses us all in these wonderful exchanges.
Blessings to you my friend. xo

Melanie said...

I'm just drooling at all the lovelies that have been exchanged. So beautiful! Your gifts from Lisa are just beautiful. Stephanie certainly does pour her heart out in this project. i hope to join in for the next one.

Trisha said...

I love the reveal and getting to see what everyone gave and received!


Rose L said...

She put a lot of thought into creating the gift box. So sweet.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What an absolutely delightful pillow -- how sweet that that was what greeted you when you opened the box! And that cup and saucer -- oh my, that has to be one of the most beautiful I've seen. I'm always drawn to the ones that aren't 'typical' -- that's a really beauty!! I also love how you stack your cups and saucers! Why have I not thought of that? Well NOW I can search out MORE because I will have room to display more!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I can just imagine the delight Lisa felt when she found that cute beagle pillow for you! You ladies all send such extravagant, lovely gifts to each other!

NanaNor's said...

Debbie, How wonderful to see how you blessed another and how another blessed you. Love this! I know that you have a special way with friends-no wonder! Stephanie follows in your footprints.

Snap said...

The exchange is so much fun! Exciting to see the teacups and mugs everyone received ... each so different! Making new friends is a real treat.

Anonymous said...

Oh everything was just delightful! :0) the pillow is just so special :0) just like your lovely doggie :D mari

Lynn Bean said...

Oh my, I just love the incredibly thoughtful gift you received! The doggie pillow is absolutely precious and fits you to a tee! Your daughter definitely has the gift of encouragement and is so very gracious! I am so very thankful that the Lord lead me to her blog a few years ago! What a blessing.

Ang Smith said...

Oh, I love that tea cup you received! It IS unique, and just so pretty! :) And the package you sent out was also very pretty. A great exchange for all! :)

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

You received some wonderful gifts Debbie, I love the beagle pillow. The tea cup is beautiful. I love the book, sign and all the teas and cookies. Enjoy.

Consider It All Joy said...

Beauty, both sent and received! How delightful to receive the plush beagle, I love when something makes me giggle! You have raised a beautiful daughter and we are all blessed to be a tiny part of her life! Thank you and Blessings to you, Cindy xo

Anne Payne said...

How sweet that your gifts were so carefully selected. I love the pillow! :-)

Shellie Almond said...

I truly enjoyed getting to see what you received ! This exchange has been so much fun and blessing ! the pillow is so adorable! Hope you have a blessed week!

Lady Linda said...

Oh the yellow cup is just divine Debbie! Your china cabinet is lovely too. I am still waiting for my package, but will share as soon as it arrives.

Anonymous said...

That pillow is absolutely adorable.

God Bless!

Sandy said...

I enjoyed your post so much Debbie. They say that the apple does not fall far from the tree and you and Stephanie certainly prove that to be true. I do not know how Stephanie gets done all the things she does. I am most appreciative for Stephanie hosting this delightful exchange. Even though we just had one, I look forward to the next exchange. The most fun is trying to make a special box. I have even started looking for special items throughout the year. I love the quote by Mother Teresa - it really says exactly how I feel especially with this exchange!
Sandy xx

Margie said...

Your cute beagle pillow and leaning tower of teacups made me giggle. I'm sure that Pamela was thrilled with her pretty in pink package. Yellow is one of my favourite colours so I'm loving the beautiful teacup that Lisa sent you.

P.S. I also love Mrs. Potts and Chip!

Jennifer said...

God is so good and leads us all to do things for His glory. This exchange is one of those things that I know the Lord has gifted your daughter with. Thank you for sharing with us all the wonderful thoughtful gifts you put together and also those that you received. That sweet tea cup you received would be wonderful for a cheery morning tea!

Decor To Adore said...

I would first like to say you have raised a truly gracious and lovely daughter! She is such a gem. You both sent and received truly beautiful packages. May you enjoy a beautiful spring and a wonderful week!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Such an amazing time this is Debbie! Stephanie does an incredible job of working to match ladies together, and she is all of the qualities you mentioned and more! I am so thankful for both of you!

Your tea packages both sent and received are truly beautiful! Just jam packed full of love, care and thoughtfulness! Love all the pink you shared, so pretty! And the lovely gift you received with a Donatella pillow, oh my, where would one ever find something as special as that for you! So precious of Lisa to do all this for you! Such delights to warm your heart! All that tea looks amazing, lots of lovely teacups full of new delights! Enjoy all your wonderful goodies, many hugs and much love sent to you today! :)

Deborah Montgomery said...

I am just now starting my rounds of this latest teacup exchange, one of the first I have missed. But I know already how fun it will be to see all the lovely packages and gifts sent around the globe by this generous and warm community, inspired by our sweet and gracious Stephanie. That pink package you sent -- oh my! You know how much I love all things pink! Such a lot of kindness, too, in sending items picked especially for you!
xo Deborah

Lea said...

Well, first let me say that you have an extra special daughter with a heart of gold! No wonder she makes you proud!

This has been such fun for me as it was my first exchange. I love the color of the cup you received, very unique. And, that pillow, just the cutest!

Nice to meet you and I will be back for a visit!

hobbyloes said...

You have recieved a beautiful gift, the Beagle pillow is so pretty, and the teacup has an amazing color!
And your gift to Pamela in pink is also very, very beautiful.
Love all the pictures you've made very much.

Dawn said...

What a generous parcel - I love the tins of tea - and your tea cup, obviously!

I hope you find a nice sunny spot in your garden to enjoy trying out your teas.

Best wishes


Ida said...

What a wonderful package you received. That Teacup is a very unusual color but super pretty. I think my favorite thing though is the Beagle Pillow, how fun was that!

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