It's that time again...
...time for us to reveal all of our lovelies from...
Stephanie's Fall Teacup & Mug Exchange
Stephanie's Fall Teacup & Mug Exchange
This makes the fifth exchange that I have had the joy of participating in.
Each time I have eagerly awaited for Stephanie's email to arrive
with the name of the lady that I was to send my package to.
I immediately click on their blog and
I was delighted to find out that I was to send my package to Dee at Traditional Simplicity.
I was unfamiliar with Dee but found out she has been blogging since 2006!
Wow...I don't even think I knew what a blog was back then!
It was fun getting to know a little about her on the sly and shopping for her teacup and other goodies.
This is what was in the box of goodies that I sent to Dee.
She favors soft pastel colors so I found this lovely teacup set with matching spoon...
...pretty tea party napkins and plates, a variety of gluten-free yummies, a 2018 datebook,a couple of vintage doilies, some of her favorite mint teas
and a darling set of Pioneer Woman love bird salt & pepper shakers.
She even sent me an email, introducing herself and telling me to be expecting my surprise any day!
That delightful lady was none other than the sweet Lauren at Wonderfully Made.
Let me tell you, everything contained in my box of goodies had her special and unique flair,
with so many personal touches, right down to the packaging.
I had to take photos during each step of the "unveiling" since it was so beautifully done!
There were three separate boxes inside the big box plus a darling hand made card...
...and this beautiful bookmark, also hand made.
What a treat it was to open each box, finding such lovely and unique items inside.
This box contained a wonderful array of loose teas.
Printed on a label inside of the box lid was a description of each one...
including the ingredients, how long to steep them, and even the caffeine content!
Then there was this cutest bundle of...well...sticks of some kind and after I opened the plastic,
I still wasn't sure what they were but I had an idea...
...and that's when I got the brilliant idea to send Lauren an email and just flat out ask her!
We had a little chuckle over me not knowing and her forgetting to mention what they were.
I have to admit that I am still somewhat of a novice when it comes to tea-drinking.
Most of you probably know that they are straws filled with different flavored honey.
You just snip off the end and squeeze it into the tea.
I can't wait to try them!
On opening box #2, I found this beautiful silver spoon adorned with a vintage chandelier crystal...
...a lovely vintage linen hand towel
and a package of decadent buckeye chocolates.
These candies are also a favorite of Jim's and he didn't hesitate one little bit when I offered!
Being from Ohio with the buckeye as the state tree and the Ohio State Buckeyes a favorite team,
our families have made these yummy peanut butter-filled chocolates often.
In fact, every year at Christmastime, they were on Jim's wish list.
Talk about delicious!
So when I finally got to the last box, I unwrapped this exquisite and most elegant teacup.
I just love the soft pink roses, the gold edging and it's beautiful shape.
I feel so blessed to have received this delightful package.
Lauren most definitely is one talented lady...just look at her beautiful blog!
And what a precious heart for the Lord she has which is quite evident.
She and I have become Facebook friends as well.
But of course, none of this would be possible if it were not for our dear Stephanie.
It has to be a full time job for her with all that she puts into these exchanges.
Thank you once again, dear Stephanie for all you do to make these exchanges possible!
♥You are precious blessing from the Lord, my dear.♥
We will be traveling on Thursday to celebrate an early Thanksgiving with our Tennessee bunch.
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!
Until next time....