Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2017 Spring Teacup Exchange

In the spring, a teacup lover's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of The Enchanting Rose's Teacup Exchange.

A massive THANK YOU goes out to our wonderful hostess, Stephanie, for all the time and effort that she spent organizing the 10th exchange which has expanded to over 200 participants from around the world!

I was paired up with Jacqueline from New York. 
Since Jacqueline doesn't have a blog, I'm sharing what I sent her here.

Jacqueline is interested in the Victorian era so I sent her a Victorian-themed package. 
I received the vintage-style kitchen linens on my last birthday and managed to find the same ones to give to Jacqueline.

I sent Jacqueline a teacup from my own collection. 
After much contemplation, I selected this teacup decorated with yellow roses. During the Victorian era, flowers were used to relay secret messages. Back in the Victorian times, yellow roses stood for jealousy. Today, yellow roses symbolize friendship. 

"I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." (From Casablanca).

The lovely thank you card from Jacqueline.

I was beyond thrilled to receive this wonderful package from Barbara in Texas.
I was humbled and touched by Barbara's thoughtfulness and generosity. She even handcrafted items that were tailored to my obsession interests (TEA!) and favourite colours (purple, yellow, and turquoise).

Tasty goodies to accompany my cups of tea.

Vintage napkins embroidered by Barbara.
How sweet are the tea-themed designs?

Barbara confessed that she had difficulty parting with this pretty Hammersley teacup decorated with sweet peas (we've all been there, right?!?). Lucky for me, she overcame her internal struggle and sent this beauty my way!

Thank you for the gorgeous teacup and wonderful goodies, Barbara!

The Magnificent Seven


Please visit The Enchanting Rose to see the other fun teacup and mug swaps!

http://theenchantingrose.blogspot.ca/
Click on the image to go to the link-up.

30 comments:

  1. Loved this write-up on your teacup exchange Margie ;)
    You sent such beautiful things to Jacqueline, and such a pretty teacup. I'm sure she loves it all ... nice touch with the maple leaf cookies!!
    The sweet pea teacup is amazing! I love the delicate pattern of the sweet peas, and I quite admire Barbara for being able to part with such a treasure. Your collection is coming along nicely :) Enjoy your day browsing teacups!
    Wendy

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  2. You sent Jacqueline such a pretty teacup and other lovely gifts, Margie, and you received such beautiful gifts from Barbara. Yes, we've all been torn by parting with a treasured teacup! The embroidered napkins are so pretty and I know you enjoyed the tasty treats!

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  3. The teacup you sent is so pretty. The maple cookies look yummy! I'm thrilled you loved your package. I had such fun putting it together for you.

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  4. Okay, I literally gasped out lout when I saw the tea cup Barbara sent your way! WOW! What a beauty! I can see why she had a hard time parting with it, but oh, how wonderful for you to have such a sweet treasure {{smiles}} I only know Barbara through the exchange, but she seems like such a beautiful lady with a very generous heart.

    The package you sent is just as lovely, my friend, and how sweet of you to put together goodies that Jacqueline would enjoy. You are a doll.

    Hugs to you, Margie!

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  5. Lovely Margie... I'm a great fan of sweetpeas.. my little chi is named sweetpea.. very sweet exchanges.. Happy Wednesday with love Janice

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  6. It's all so wonderful, dear Margie, you've colected such goodies during the years !

    Wishing you the best of weeks,
    I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you

    XOXO Daniela

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  7. Beautiful things to send and receive. I'm enjoying visiting the various blogs and seeing what other got and sent. Have a lovely day.

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  8. Both teacups are gorgeous!So cute this Spring Teacup Exchange,such happiness!Congratulations!Hugs,Maristella.

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  9. What lovely gifts you received and gifted! The tea cups both are just amazing! Enjoy my friend!

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  10. Oh, Margie everything you sent - and received- are beautiful and very thoughtful.

    It sure is fun seeing what was sent - truly wonderful- Stephanie is an angel for putting this together for us all.

    I know it really helped us become good friends. ♥♥♥

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  11. Fabulous and gorgeous package I would say both sent and received.

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  12. I love those teacups they are just beautiful. It's such fun to see what others received and sent.

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  13. Maple leaf cream cookies are something I like to send too when I have a US partner, good choice! A lovely Victorian theme for Jacqueline.
    Your new teacup is awesome, love the magnificent seven! The crafted tea items are adorable and so perfect for you Margie.

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  14. Loved the teacup you sent to Jacqueline. Your teacup is so pretty. I wish I could find here some like these. Have a great weekend ahead :)

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  15. Both packages are so pretty. :) This has been so much fun.

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  16. Margie, you and Barbara are better women than I - I don't think I could have parted with either of those teacups! (BTW, I entered you in my giveaway because I remembered that, last giveaway I did, you said you had someone in the US you could send it to!)

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  17. How sweet of Barbara to part with her very own tea cup and my what a gorgeous one at that!
    Your package you sent off was just as beautiful.

    Those maple cookies look yummy!

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  18. How sweet of Barbara to part with her very own tea cup and my what a gorgeous one at that!
    Your package you sent off was just as beautiful.

    Those maple cookies look yummy!

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  19. Hi Margie, I'm a little sad that I missed the exchange. What a wonderful idea and all the work that went into this. You received such a beautiful and thoughtful package. Sip your tea in good health my friend.

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  20. 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!

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  21. Hello! Such a wonderful package you put together. I must say I adore the kitchen linens you've found! Love your note on yellow roses to.

    You received a delightful package to, I agree with you on the tea cup, it's a beauty.

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  22. You sent and received such beautiful gifts Margie, both tea cups are so pretty. You were definitely spoiled. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  23. Oh, how pretty! All of it is just so thoughtful and beautiful. Thank you so much for your sweet visit this morning. It was so nice to meet you!

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  24. Oh Margie I love your sweet treasures . This post was so good . Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit with me . You made my day . Hugs and blessings, cindy

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  25. Oh my -- you sent such lovely, sweet gifts and you certainly received some lovely, sweet gifts. That cup you received is stunning -- what an amazing gesture to part with that beauty!

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  26. You both sent and received truly beautiful packages. May you enjoy a beautiful spring and a wonderful week!

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  27. Hi Margie, so nice to meet you. Your tea gift received and sent are lovely. So much love in the details for each. Once again we enjoyed a wonderful exchange and made new friendships.
    Wishing you many enjoyable teatime moments!!
    Blessings for a beautiful weekend. Hugs!

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  28. This was so much fun to do! I have enjoyed par-oozing your blog. I was terribly unorganized for this exchange as we were out of the country when Stephanie sent me my names and then I only had a couple of days to get my boxes in the mail before the deadline. Your blog is delicious!
    Sandy xx

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  29. Oh I love how you have lined your beautiful teacups through the years and shared them with us! the gifts you sent to your new friend in New York are delightful and how awesome is it that you both decided to part with a teacup from your own collection! Yes, Stephanie is just amazing and O so appreciate her for the time and effort it takes for her to host these wonderful events! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have a blessed week ahead!

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  30. Well, you outdid yourself on your partner and you received such a lovely box too. It's been such fun seeing everyone's cups and mugs. I'm already excited about the next one. Happy forever!

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