Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tea Cup/Mug Exchange

Hi Friends~
What fun we all had at this year's Teacup/Mug exchange hosted by the talented
and wonderful Stephanie from 

This was the first year for me to participate and it was so much fun to prepare a teacup gift for my
new friend Betty in California.
She does not have a blog, but is a reader and sweetheart of a quilter and talented lady.
Betty choose a teacup to receive and I did as well.

Before I share my gift to Betty,
I'll share and show you the precious package I received from
Linda, from mysewwhatblog,  also my new talented blog friend.

Loved the polka dot paper she wrapped the delivery box in.

And this is what I greeted with when I opened the box.

A special note card~

oh~~ and goodies layered to surprise!!

Loved how Linda wrapped the contents in neutral papers and white stretch ribbons.

I just love the beautiful blue "forget me nots" teacup she sent 
made in England.

Linda included a special vintage napkin which will look perfect displayed with the cup.

She also spoiled me with organic wild berry tea and delicious honey
from France.

And, as a special touch Lina included this darling Harvest Angel she so wonderfully created
in beautiful elements and trims.

Love the ruffled trim on her dress.

Linda designs these angels and they are available in her etsy shoppe 
Eastern Ave Designs
She is very talented and you will enjoy visiting her shop.

Thank you Linda for the special and wonderful teacup and gifts you sent.
I am enjoy each item and the best part, making new friends in blogland.

Here is the darling teacup along with the vintage napkin sitting on a recent junkin find.
A tea cup table.


Next are a few pics of the goodies I sent to my new teacup friend, Betty.

A special card~

Time for tea book to relax with
 along with one of my hand painted rose bookmarks.

Special teacup from Germany 
hand painted with harvest fruits.

This is a little rooster and hen teabag holder.

A new tea I found, Breakfast in Paris. 

and, some chocolate chip cookies to have with her tea.

I packed her goodies in a hat box I painted just for her.

It was so much fun having Betty to prepare my gift for her.
And, the talented quilter that she is
sent me a beautiful thank you note and card along with
this very special quilted mug or teacup rug she created.

Thank you Betty I love this and will cherish it always.

So this was the fun for all participating this year.

 for hosting and all that she did to prepare, plan and pair us with others to send our gifts.
Visit Stephanie's blog and post sharing more of the exchange.

It was a lot of fun Stephanie and you blessed us all with this exchange and the new friends we made.

Till next time,
Have a wonderful day!
Celestina Marie


Sola Scriptura said...

I see I missed out on all of the tea cup exchange fun... I'll be sure to join in next time. Both the package you received and the package you sent are lovely!!!
Have a sweet day.

Jan Hermann said...

Oh, what sweet "pretties". Love the new Teacup and goodies you received from your new friend. Very pretty. And, I know the person who received yours couldn't be more pleased, because you always pack your "pretties" with all the love and care.

Happy Day...
Jan ♥

Jan Hermann said...

Ooooh, I also wanted to say, Stephanie is a great friend, filled with love and compassion for all who come into her life. She's a lovely hostess!!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Beautiful, all that you received and gave. What a lovely box you painted! And I love the German teacup too. This was a lot of fun, wasn't it? Stephanie is a treasure.
(Your pumpkins are displayed in my latest post.) xo

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Celestina, I love your teacup and harvest angel you received from Stephanie's teacup/mug exchange! What fun it was to participate in.
Julie @ Julie's Lifestyle

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ohhhhh this is comfy cozy, celeste! One of the great pleadures of blogging, or rather, the best thing about it are the friends. Fun and precious gifts indeed! Anita

Stephanie said...

Oh Celeste, I had to scroll through your post several times because it is filled with so much beauty and love!

Where do I begin... the tea cup you received from Linda is divine! And her sweet handmade doll is simply precious! Linda is a delightful lady just like you, dear Celeste, and you are both incredibly talented!

And the pretties you sent to Betty, oh my! Every little thing added to her package was thoughtful and prepared with kindness and love. Also, the mat Betty made for you is stunning! She is quite te gifted quilter.

Thank you, my friend, for joining the exchange. Love to you!

Julie Marie said...

Hello Celeste... the teacups are both so pretty, and the blue forget~me~nots fits you to a "tea"... love the little Harvest angel too, so sweet... and the gifts you sent are wonderful as well... where did you find Breakfast in Paris tea?... would love to give my nieces some... oh, and your little "teacup table" is adorable too!... xoxo... Julie Marie

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Oh how sweet and fun! I love that harvest angel- she's quite talented! That's a beautiful teacup she sent- very sweet design! I bet you were delighted when you received your package!

TexWisGirl said...

really sweet gifts and surprises.

Dorthe said...

Such beautiful gifts send and recieved, dear Celestina Marie.
Your lovely cup and gifts packed so adorably in your gorgeous handpainted box, what a treat to open up, no wonder the reciever was so happy, that she send you a thank you gift.
And also the wonderful pieces you recieved yourself are all so lovely, and the angel so sweet.
A wonderful post about the love shared in blogland. Isent it fantastic !!!
Hugs, Dorthe

Anonymous said...

I'm enjoying seeing all the beautiful tea cups and mugs that we all received. Linda sent you a gorgeous tea cup and goodies! And wasn't that sweet of Betty to send you the quilted rug :)

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful and unique exchanged, such thought went into all these gifts, treasures for sure,

Nancy said...

Such a Beautiful Post Celeste!! I Love preparing for Swaps as we put so much Detail and Love into each piece to show the recipient just how special they are!! Your Swap was so lovely and so many pieces of you went too! The Lovely Box you received, just scrumptious! I know you will always cherish that Beautiful Angel! Thanks so much for sharing my Sweet Friend!! I have missed you!!
Huggs, Nancy

Okio B Designs said...

What a sweet exchange! You were both very thoughtful and the teacups are beautiful. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

HI Celeste! Oh, this sounds like a sweet little exchange to be part of! Your tea things you've received are so perfect for you and the napkin and tea cup look so pretty on the tiny little tea table! Betty was very fortunate to receive such pretties from you! I love it.
Hope you're doing well this week.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful goodies sent and received, have fun with your new treasures, and enjoy the tea and honey. Hugs, Valerie

1CardCreator said...

What a lovely idea for the exchange! The gifts you received were beautiful as were the ones you sent. I love how you all added your own touches to the goodies too. What a great way to get to know blog land friends. I have to say I love how you displayed your cup with the napkin, looks charming! ~Diane

Alexandra EyeLoveKnots said...

Wow - this looks like so much fun! What a neat idea.


Alessandra said...

How many beautiful gifts you received! The box you painted is such gorgeous...i love it very much.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely idea! The gift you received is so pretty! I adore the Forget Me Not teacup and the goodies are perfect! Your gift is gorgeous too! The hat box is so special because you painted it. All the goodies are a perfect addition to a fabulous idea!

decorayadora said...

hola Celestina ! que regalos mas encantadores !! aque tenga un buen dia

Createology said...

How very lovely to exchange with new found friends and share a sip of tea throughout the year. So beautiful all that you received and sent. Creative TeaCup Bliss...

Donna said...

What a fun exchange idea, Celestina! I love the pretty forget me not tea cup you received! I happen to have one very similar to yours, it's one of my favorite! All of the other treats are wonderful. And what a nice package you sent! I am drooling over the gorgeous hat box you painted!! Love it! And the tea cup and all of the other goodies you added are so thoughtful. Oh, and I love your tea cup table too, it's adorable!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

What fun Celeste! Your new treasures are so sweet. And the gifts you sent your new friend are just as lovely. It makes you feel so special! Your new teacup looks so adorable sitting on your little table. Great find! Everything you pair together always looks perfect.

Thanks for stopping by to see us!! Have a great weekend! Love & hugs, Edie & Marie

Jill said...

What a wonderful idea! I do so love tea and I collect, cups and tea pots ! You gave her a lovely gift and she did for you as well! How lovely, thank you for sharing!
Have a wonderful weekend.


Red Rose Alley said...

I always wanted to participate in Stephanie's tea cup exchange - maybe I'll get a chance to sometime. Linda's gift to you and your gift to her is so thoughtful. I had to take a second glance to look at all the goodies. I really love the tea cup she gave you. For some reason, blue tea cups are the prettiest to me. And you gave her so many creative things too. Our blog friends really add a little spice to our life, don't they?

Oh, and Stephanie is such special soul, one of the sweetest blog friends ever.


Red Rose Alley said...

Oooops, your tea cup was to Betty - I'm just learning how this exchange works, what fun! :~)


Cheese and Sparkles said...

What beautiful tea cups! They're simply gorgeous! I had so much fun participating in this exchanging. :-)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh what wonderful gifts you received.
your gifts were beautiful and I am sure were greatly appreciated.
Sounds like a fun party. Love the painted hat box you sent your gifts in. The ones you received were beautifully packages also. I love to wrap presents and have beautiful bows on them. I am really a ribbon hoarder - hate to use it LOL, but I do.
Have a wonderful weekend dear friend.

Anonymous said...

Blue is always such a pretty color, I think, and I love the blue floral design on the tea cup you received. What fun items you received. This was a first for me also, and am enjoying visiting all the new blogs as well as viewing their exchange items. It has been fun. :)

Debbie Harris said...

Hello Dear Celestina, such a beautiful post,
Beautiful on both ends.
That tea cup with forget me knots is absolutely gorgeous! You just know the tea tastes even sweeter in that fine China. :-) just lovely.
You certainly graced Betty with your love.
Thank you for visiting my place and for such a precious comment.
Sweet blessings, Debbie

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

What a sweet exchange and both you and Linda's extra sweet touches was heartfelt happiness when each other's gifts were opened. Both tea cups are charmingly pretty.
love your sweet little tea table and your chair is beautiful. Love the upholstery on it. Blogging does bring very special friendships and surprises.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful post and a beautiful package! Love all the beauty in Stephanie's exchanges! Blessings. Sandra

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the goodies that you got and the goodies that you gave...just beautiful!

Denise said...

Very nice.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty both sent and received, Celeste. Love the box you painted.

Curtains in My Tree said...

What a sweet tea cup you received and also the one you sent your swap partner.
I just love swaps

Linda Walker said...

What a beautiful blog post! Your talents are many my friend! Such beautiful photos and so many kind words. Thank you!

It was my pleasure meeting you through this teacup exchange and I am delighted that you are enjoying your package of goodies!

Your package to Betty is beautiful right down to every tiny detail including the lovely, handpainted hatbox you packaged everything in. The quilted mat you received from Betty is so pretty!

So glad Stephanie very kindly hosted this gem of a party. I agree with Debbie (Stephanie's mom) that tea tastes better in a pretty cup. ABSOLUTELY!

Have a wonderful weekend Celeste! Looking forward to more of your beautiful blog posts. It's like sitting down with my favorite magazine!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Celestina

Aren't we lucky to be part of Stephanie's Tea Cup exchange - it's lovely to meet up with you here too!

What a sweet forget-me-not cup you received from Linda, it's one of the prettiest cups I've seen.
She spoiled you with her beautiful handmade Harvest Angel - what a generous person Linda is. She put so much thought into her gift.

Betty must have been in heaven opening your parcel too - such a sweet Bavarian Harvest tea cup and I adore the tea bag holder - it looks very French, no wonder it caught my eye!

Wishing you a happy weekend!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

What a wonderful exchange you both had and just adore both the sweet for-get-me-not teacup and the Harvest Tea cup and love all the gorgeous gifts you included in the package.
It must have felt a lot like Christmas opening the gifts.
Many thanks dear friend for the kind visit and note you left me, brings great comfort having your love and friendship.
Happy weekend

Anonymous said...

Like all your frilly and pretties

on your blog.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh both of those tea cups are so pretty - the one you received and the one you sent. What wonderful goodies were included in both boxes. I know Betty was thrilled to get one of your painted hat boxes, along with all of the other goodies. laurie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh goodness, I have been so busy with my kitchen I missed this post. Wow, what a win, win for both the giver and the recipient, you ladies really out did yourself!! I know Betty was over the moon when her package arrived and bonus.....hand painted hat box, adorable!


Anonymous said...

Every detail is dreamy, Celeste. Stephanie's exchange is always so special. I was in the middle of many bloggy troubles with my blog spam and move, so I did not take too many pictures this time, but I enjoyed it as usual.
Love that angel. Must check Linda's shop.

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..