Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tea Cup ~ Mug Exchange, Autumn 2015

Hi Friends~
Welcome to this year's Autumn Tea Cup Exchange
hosted by my dear friend

Stephanie has brought new friendships together from all over the world
in her twice a year event 
 to exchange teacups or mugs
 with fellow participants in blogland and beyond.
She is a blessing to all who know her 
God has shown favor upon Stephanie in her giving 
generosity in all she shares daily!


This season I had so much fun pulling together my gift to send
as well as receiving a beauty from 
my new friend

Here is a few pics when my treasure arrived.
How fun to open the box in anticipation of a new tea cup.

Beautiful card inside.

And the prettiest vintage teacup and matching saucer~ LOVE IT!

Cathy also included this pretty rose plate too.

Along with my favorite Earl Grey Creme tea.

These shortbread finger cookies were so delicious 
perfect with the tea.

All was positioned in this darling white weaved basket~

along with a ball of sugar and cream yarn.

Thank you so much Cathy for this incredible gift.
I love it all and was thrilled to add this pretty cup to my collection.

This year's exchange was again another blessing
and getting to know Cathy a sweet plus!

Thank you Cathy for all the goodies.
I am so enjoying everything
send Hugs and Love to you!

My new friend for sending a tea cup to was,

Of course I forgot to take photos of the gift I sent to her, 
but Kitty was so sweet to let me take a pic from her post to share.

 I so enjoyed meeting Kitty and was blessed to learn
she lives right here in Texas and not too far away.
We plan to meet up in the near future 
and of course I will  take you all along when we do.

Kitty sent me a gift in return as a thank you for her new teacup from me.

I was so blessed to open a package with a darling card~

perfect for the season with an endearing message inside.

Look what talented Kitty designed for my fall kitchen.

Her creation is stunning and her work incredible.

I've never owned a personalized towel for my kitchen 
  I just love it along with the delicious tea she added too.

Thank you Kitty for your gift back to me.
It was a sweet surprise and one I will cherish always.

Look how pretty it graces my kitchen.
Thank you!
Thank you!
But the best of all,
 is the friendships formed within these exchanges

This seasons fun was once again a wonderful time for all.

Thank you Stephanie for hosting and bringing us all together.
God Bless Always.

Thank you for stopping by 
to visit my post sharing this event.

If you have the time,
stop by Cathy's and Kitty's for more fun!
if you want to see even more tea cups and mugs exchanged from the U.S. and around the world,
be sure to visit
 for her post and the link up to all who participated with or without a blog.

See you soon!
Celestina Marie


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful swaps, you have sent and received some great gifts. Enjoy drinking your tea out of the new cup, and the treats that came with it. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Good morning Celestina,
What lovely goodies you received from Stephanie's tea cup exchange. It's so much fun and so thoughtful of Stephanie to arrange this. Enjoy everything and have a nice week.
Julie xo

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a lovely blessing of friendships are found all through Stephanie's teacup exchange! It's truly a gift to give and receive in this special swap. Thank you again for all my lovely, treasured gifts, sweet friend. You received some precious gifts, too, that I know you will enjoy.
I'm so happy that you love your kitchen towel and that it has found a place in your cozy kitchen.
I'm looking forward to meeting you one day soon, although we already "know" each other through our hearts.

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, what sweet tea things you've received! I'm sure you'll be enjoying those and the towel with your name is so cute! Hope your week is going well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

quakerhillfarm said...

What beautiful gifts you received and also gave! I love the box that you painted for Kitty and how well it matches the teacup gift! You are quite talented. Blessings this day, Lynn

Kim said...

I think that this is a lovely exchange, how fun to give and get so many pretty items. Enjoy your gift!

Cynthia said...

What fun this is and such a pretty set you received. The plate is also pretty. I love Kitty's blog and she always has great recipes.

Cindy said...

Good Morning
Your new tea cup is so pretty** What a fun thing to do, I would have loved to being in that swap. The towel she sent was great, love your name on it. And your goodies you sent to her were wonderful.
enjoy your day

Stephanie said...

Dearest Celeste, when I read the posts of those that participated I am brought to tears by what I see...the gratitude you and the others express as well as the love that goes into each package is such a precious blessing.

Your items from Cathy are lovely, my friend, and the tea cup looks just like you - soft, feminine, and beautiful. The extra goodies are delightful and I know you will enjoy each item.

The package you sent to Kitty made me cry because I know how big your heart is. You and Kitty are so precious to me and I am very thankful the Lord led me to pair the two of you up {{smiles}} The towel Kitty made is simply stunning! And it looks perfect hanging in your home.

Thank you for joining the fun, dear one. Much love to you!

Debbie Harris said...

Dearest Celestina~ I have awaited this day in anticipation of seeing all the beautiful love that was graced upon each lady, and there certainly was love graced.
You most definitely blessed dear Kitty's heart! My what a treasure box of lovely gifts, and that tea towel she graced you with is perfect for you and your home.
Cathy sent you a lovely gift package with a gorgeous tea cup. Enjoy!
I had the joy of sending to Cathy and finding her blog and that sweet "Minnie" of hers. :-) My husband and I have talked about re creating a Shasta trailer and pulling it behind my 56 pick up that my dad restored over 30 years ago. My pick up is called "cheery delight" dad painted her name on it when he refinished her. She is cheery red with flames. She is my delight! So happy I have it since dad is now with the Lord.

Have a blessed day!

Donna said...

What a fun exchange, Celestina! Your new rose tea cup is so pretty, and so is the plate, too. Love the box you painted for Kitty, to go along with all of the other goodies you sent. Cherries were such a fun theme you chose!!

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
you swapped beautiful Tea Cups! and all the sweet and lovely treats you got and you have send ... just so lovely!
Enjoy your Teatime with Shortbread ( I love it! )and have a wonderful rest of the week!
Love,hugs and blessings to you,
Claudia xo

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Celeste it looks like it was a fun exchange. I have never done one, I just run giveaways 3 times a year. BTW very pretty exchange and I love those shortbread cookies.

Sue said...

Hi Celeste, your gifts sent and received are absolutely beautiful and precious! So much thoughtfulness and love placed into the gifts.
This was my first Teacup Exchange, I have enjoyed it so much and I am looking forward to meeting and making new friends, thank you for sharing.
Have a blessed Week,

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Kitty is a treasure in herself, to be sure. Your basket of wonderful tea things is awesome! Delightful! What a gorgeous teacup and saucer. And the handmade thank you towel - incredible. She is so talented!

This was my first swap - I never thought of taking pics of what I sent out either. I know I never want to miss another one. This was so much fun, wasn't it? Big hugs.

Conniecrafter said...

How fun, some really sweet gifts given and received, it's so amazing all the new people we can meet on the internet!

Rose L said...

Great swaps and hope you two do get together!

Okio B Designs said...

What a fun swap!


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a wonderful idea for a swap!! Love the beautiful tea cup...Why??? Because I have 6 of these myself!! They are among my favorites.....

Thanks so much for stopping by and I am sorry that I am a bit late on returning my visits!!


Debby Ray said...

What a beautiful post! I am just overwhelemed as I read each of these posts from Stephanie's exchange. This was my first time And I was blessed beyond measure. You received AND gave some beautiful, beautiful gifts! Hasn't this been so much fun?

Oliva Ohlson said...

I love the vintage teacup and saucer!!! It's very pretty! Cathy was absolutely so thoughtful in all of her gifts to you. The personalized tea towel is fabulous and so very special!!! Did she weave the white basket?

I really enjoy participating in Stephanie's teacup exchanges. This is my favorite swaps of all!!! They're so much fun putting together a lovely package, as well as receiving one; and getting to meet so many wonderful Ladies like you!!!

Thank you Celestina for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment, and most of all, following my humble little blog!! I was quickly looking through your blog, and I simply love're one very talented Lady! Have a wonderful day!

Blue Jeans And Teacups said...

It looks like you received some lovely treasures. I love that VERY UNIQUE teaspoon you sent off. Blessings on your week! ~Heather

Blue Jeans And Teacups said...

It looks like you received some lovely treasures. I love that VERY UNIQUE teaspoon you sent off. Blessings on your week! ~Heather

MunirGhiasuddin said...

It is nice of Cathy to send all of those beautiful things. It is nice of you to share with us. Enjoy !


oops...not sure if that was printed on your blog! Very nice tea cups that you received and sent!!

Mimi said...

Hello Celestina. How lovely to meet you through the teacup exchange reveal! I'm just finding it astounding that not only did everyone send a teacup, but all found time to present their gifts so beautifully! This one is no exception. Just gorgeous! Love, Mimi xxx

Denise said...

nice exchanges

Alessandra said...

What a lovely swap! You sent and received such beautiful items especially the tea cups

Feral Turtle said...

Wow what a fantastic exchange. So many lovely goodies given and received. I love that beautiful towel. What a treasure.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

It makes my heart happy to know you enjoyed everything I sent! Loved the tea cup and knew it would be perfect for you!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Ooh . . . such pretty treasures you received. I especially love that lovely little plate. Such beautiful colors. And the package you sent Kitty -- oh my! You outdid yourself with the beautiful painting. Loved especially the little teaspoon that matched the teacup.
And Kitty making you a tea towel -- what a sweet blessing!
I enjoyed this, my second, exchange so much. Such fun to see the generosity and friendships here. Blessings, Deborah

Margie said...

What a pretty teacup that you received from Cathy! I'm always a fan of teacups with the brushed gold rim. I also loved wonderful package that you sent Kitty. Hope you both get to meet up in person soon!

Joy Junktion said...

What lovely sets of gifts! That sounds like so much fun! Enjoy them all! Blessings, Cindy

Lady Linda said...

Way too much fun, heh? Lovely gifts and fun extras from Kitty, who is a dear.
Happy Fall.

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh what tea cup loveliness was in your post, dearest Celestina! I just adore your gorgeous new tea ''you" with the pink rosy design...and hmmm...the shortbread fingers sound ever so yummy! {{Smiles}}
And Kitty is the visiting with her on her lovely blog and how darling of her to grace you with a personalised tea sent her a stunning package! Ah, what fun Stephanie's exchanges are...I am dreaming of the next one already!
Hugs and much love to you...

Gypsy Heart said...

Such beautiful gifts and very much from the heart! Stephanie has blessed so many with her exchange and dedication to all the details. I think your tea cup, saucer and rose plate will be used often! :) I'm sure the cookies were delicious with your tea.

I loved the items you sent to Kitty! So much talent, my friend. And then to have her return such a beautiful creation ~ wonderful hearts in our midst. When you two decide to meet, I'd love to join you!


Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie's tea cup exchanges are delightful. Although I haven't participated yet, I still love to browse through all the tea cups and goodies that friends share. Your rose tea cup is pretty, and I love the black and white tea cup you sent, it's gorgeous. What thoughtful gifts. The shortbread cookies look yummy, and one of my favorites. :)


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Celestina Marie
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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..