I'm so excited that today is the big reveal day for sweet Stephanie's (of The Enchanting Rose blog) 10th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange!
I have wanted to play along with this for a couple of years and finally mustered my courage and signed up - and I'm so happy I did!
Each participant sent, and received, a lovely parcel from their swap partner and I'm happy to be able to share what I sent, and received.
First of all, my 'send-to' partner was Marina (who unfortunately doesn't have a blog) and I had such fun putting a parcel of goodies together for her. She shared that she collects things pertaining to birds and has a lovely Black Lab dog and a pet sparrow. She wanted a mug so the hunt began. I initially searched for one with a bird theme and perhaps some flowers to make it prettily feminine. The hunt came to a screeching (almost literally) halt when I came across THE most absolutely perfect meant-to-be mug that featured not only birds but a black lab too!!!! I was so excited!!
Here is what I sent to her...
I made her a mug rug, featuring a bird and a cross-stitched
A crocheted coaster; a rose tea-light
holder (also crocheted) and
maple leaf coasters.
Teas, chocolate and a few other things
rounded out my parcel, along with a
The lovely Sandra from all the way over in France put together a lovely parcel filled with special goodies just for me...
There's a lovely mug featuring flowers and a deer from their area in France; an assortment of flavoured teas and hot chocolates (which I'm happily enjoying!!); my favourite chocolates; some pretty fabrics; the sweetest little mouse ornament (which just happened to be attached to some chocolate); and a lovely little tea bag holder, also from her area in France. I use the tea bag holder every single day! Thank you Sandra!!!!
And finally, and big thank you to Stephanie who very capably organized us all. There were over two hundred participants (!!!) and I'm sure it wasn't an easy job to pair everyone and keep tabs on us all. I'm so glad I played along!!
Today your quote is from Lin Yutang..."There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation"