Monday, October 31, 2016

Tea Cup Mug Exchange

Welcome to 
The Tea Cup, Mug Exchange 
Autumn 2016

Our beautiful hostess is
 and to visit many more participants this season
make sure and visit her lovely blog
and the list of participants
Wednesday November 2nd.

Twice a year Stephanie forms
this wonderful event
bringing friends together from all over the world.

Each participate is paired with someone special to send  a tea cup or mug to.
In the end, you make two new friends.

This is a huge undertaking to set up 
Stephanie does an amazing job.
Many thanks of appreciation go out to her for all she does to make this fun
for all.
Without her tireless efforts to pull this together, it just would not happen.

Today I'm sharing my teacup
 but the big reveal is this Wednesday the 2nd 
for all those who signed up  September 12-21, 2016.
This week is the perfect time to share what we all  received!

My lovely tea cup was sent from Martha

I opened my package to reveal all these special treasures.

Opening this adorable tea card from Martha first
was so sweet to read and receive.
Hand written notes are always the best gift, aren't they?

Just look at the gorgeous tea cup she sent.
Beautiful tulips surrounded by pretty gold trim.

The edge is gold and the inside of the cup as well.
I love the colors and the pretty details in the tulips.
So pretty!

Next in my gift box was this adorable vintage tulip vase in a coral color.
It actually looks pretty in one of my newly renovated bathrooms.
The petite serving tray stand matches it perfectly and I love this sweet treasure. 
Can you see little guest soaps on it too.
I'm thinking new bath decor here~~~~

If that was not enough, Martha added this adorable French tray.
I love the pretty design.

Another special treasure she sent is this very pretty crocheted doily. 
I love these works of art and use them throughout my home for display and more.

Martha also added this delicious tea called Plum Deluxe
with a honey pop to enjoy and stir my cup of tea.
I tell you it is delicious!!

I so love all my gifts Martha and this tea cup will have a special 
place among my treasured cups
along with the all the added goodies you blessed me with.
Thank you so very much!!
To visit Martha,
stop by her blog 
You will truly enjoy your visit!


My gift went to 
Cindy from
And, like always, 
I was so excited to package my gifts and send,
I didn't get a photo of what I sent to her.
You'll just have to stop over and visit
Cindy to see.

Once again this has been a fun time of friendship and surprises.

Thank you for stopping by and sharing in the fun of the reveal.

Wishing you many blessings this season!

See you next week!


Stacey said...

This is so sweet! I'm not a tea drinker but I always appreciate how beautiful the cups are.

Valerie-Jael said...

What a wonderful cup you received, great idea with the swap! Enjoy your cup and the goodies, hugs, Valerie

Summer said...

The cup is so charming ♥

craftyles said...

What a fun exchange. Your gift was packed full of sweet treasures. Love the tulip theme. I can see some of these beautiful things all around your house. Wish I was a tea drinker!

Debby Ray said...

What a gorgeous bunch of tea-time gifts! That cup is stunning!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

The gifts you received are just wonderful! Wow! I love the colors of your gifts and that you have somewhere to display them. I did not participate but it looks like fun!


Love the tea cup swap. Very lovely teacup and gifts.

Donna said...

Wow, Martha really went all out with the box of goodies she sent you! The tea cup is gorgeous, and I love the tray and petite tiered stand! The crocheted piece is so pretty, too!!

Deborah Montgomery said...

I received a giveaway gift from Martha a while back. She is a sweetheart! What a lovely package you received from her. This is the most fun thing ever; I love it!! Kudos to Stephanie for all her hard work . . . I can't imagine the logistics! It will be fun for you to find places to enjoy your new treasures. Blessings, Deborah

Cynthia said...

What a wonderful exchange with your blog tea drinkers and friends. Beautiful cup and other goodies. You have wonderful pieces to remember this exchange and Martha


Debbie Harris said...

Such a beautiful package you received from Martha.
Tulips are my favorite flower and those on your tea cup are beautiful with that gold rim.
What a lovely idea Thu use that tiered fish for soaps in your bathroom, should look real pretty.
I love the doily too.
Stephanie does a magnificent job organizing this amazing exchange, and we are certainly blessed by her out pouring efforts.
Beautiful items, Celestina.

Alessandra said...

What a wonderful swap! Enjoy your adorable gifts
Hugs Alessandra

Createology said...

Your Teacup and goodies are wonderful. I think you received many treasures from Martha. She knows you well dear.

Linda Walker said...

How nice! So many pretty things in your package from Martha! As you know, I was given her name in the swap! I've been enjoying looking at lots of pretty tea cups on her blog. Yes, I can see some of these treasures in your new rooms! Love the doily too! I am sure you will find a place for that as well! Enjoy your new tea and tea cup! I love this swap so much. Couldn't be more fun! Take care!

TexWisGirl said...

really pretty tulip cup!

Anonymous said...

A really exquisite tulip cup. I know you treasure it!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You've received such sweet gifts from Martha, who is such a dear, blogging friend. Your teacups is just beautiful as are the other gifts. I can see some of them in your newly renovated bathroom, too, Celeste. Our friend Stephanie is such an angel for organizing this twice yearly event, isn't she? That's how our own friendship began, of which I am most grateful.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Celestina: I am so happy that you enjoyed your gift. You have such wonderful taste I was a little nervous about what to send you. It has made my day to know how much you like them. Thanks, Martha

Kim said...

I am a tea cup collector and I love, love, love ones that have a surprise that gold band. Gorgeous! : )

Conniecrafter said...

stephanie is so very sweet to go to all the work to host this that is for sure. such a wonderful and pretty package you received!!

Stephanie said...

Dearest Celeste, I so enjoyed seeing what Martha sent you. She created a package of beauty, my friend, and I know you will enjoy everything she sent.

The tea cup is absolutely beautiful and the gold on it looks like it's in perfect condition.

The vase is darling and the serving tray stand would be perfect for holding soap.

Thank you for joining the exchange and saying such wonderful things about this beloved event. You and the other participants make this exchange extra special and beautiful. I look forward to seeing what you sent to Cindy {{smiles}}

Love and hugs!

Claudia said...

Dear Celeste,
this cup you recieved, it so beautiful!
Wishing you a great week, sending Love and hugs and blessings, my dear friend!
Claudia xo

Draffin Bears said...

Dear.Celestina Marie,

The tea cup and gifts from Martha are so beautiful and how lovely to do this exchange.
You will enjoy drinking your tea from the pretty cup.
Hope you are having a lovely week dear friend.
Hugs and blessings

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Celeste! I saw and even came to this post early yesterday morning but the dates of the event through me off, and I thought it was a glitch in Blogger! So sorry I missed this! Thank you so much for coming to visit my post and happy November my friend!

Patti said...

Coming up in my blog feed this morning are 3 teacup exchange reveals. Looks like a few of my blog friends got in on this lovely party. I wish I had! I did one several years ago, which Deb of Garage Sale Gal hosted, but I had no idea about this one.

Anyhow, the gifts you received are beautiful. What fun to receive something besides bills in the mail.


Gypsy Heart said...

Such beautiful treasures! The tea cup is absolutely stunning! I love tulips too. :) The tiered tray would be perfect to hold guest soaps and the vase with fresh flowers would welcome any guest. Martha chose so many beautiful items and I'd say they were all just perfect for you!

I'm so grateful for Stephanie and all her hard work to organize these exchanges. I have loved each package I've received and always think of the giver when I have my coffee in one of the mugs. We're all very blessed aren't we?

Love to you!

Eilis said...

What a lovely package to open! Tea tastes better when you drink it from beautiful china.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Whoa what a lovely surprise you received. I had planned on doing he teacup exchange but with the remodel going on I missed it. Such beautiful treasures...

Joy Junktion said...

The package you received is wonderful! It must have been like a treasure chest, opening one thing after another, giddy! Everything is great, love the vintage vase! Many blessings, Cindy xo

Skyeler said...

Such beautiful treasures! The plum tea sounds delightful, and the teacup so pretty!

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe sweet Celestina, your treasures are beautiful. I have so enjoyed being a part of this wonderful exchange. I was truly blessed beyond my beyond by your love, warmth, and talent that you bestowed upon me with my lovely treasures. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Curtains in My Tree said...

Your gifts was all wonderful for sure.
I joined the tea cup exchange for first time and so enjoyed it
I posted about it on my blog also

Snap said...

Martha is a sweetie. Love the tulip teacup and vase. So many pretty goodies. Enjoy!

allthingzsewn said...

This has just been a fantastic and enjoyable exchange this year. Everyone has gotten such beautiful and thoughtful gifts. Your package to to Cindy was spectacular as well.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

How sweet. It all looks and sounds like fun. Your teacup is beautiful. A nice way of exchanging gifts and friendships. xo

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Truly a gift full of loveliness that arrived to you! I adore the lovely tea tray and dessert stand, and the gorgeous tea cup... just beautiful! Isn't it wonderful to be blessed in such a way! I saw the beautiful gifting you sent out, and the handpainted little box and purse, oh my goodness, you are so talented, and such a special and thoughtful gift you passed along! It has been such a joyful event today to see the happiness spread around the world because of this tea exchange :) Hugs to you today dear friend!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Martha chose a gorgeous teacup for you and yes, I can see little hand soaps in the pretty tulip vase.
A lovely array of goodies in your parcel as well.

Anonymous said...

What a pretty package you were blessed with! I love that teacup! And I must say, it's great to meet you. I also own an Etsy shop, and stumbled upon yours a while back and favorited some items. You are very talented and I do plan on a purchase, if it's still there. :)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Celeste. I noticed that your friends call you that so hope you consider me one. Your tea cup and all the lovelies in your package are gorgeous. What a blessing it is to have good friends. I want to thank you for your sweet visit and kind words. I remember when you went to Waco and I was so envious. I wish I lived closer but hopefully when you go at Christmas we can be there through your eyes..Happy Wednesday..xxoJudy

Cheryl said...

Oh, my! I love everything you received! And, I am here visiting from Cindy's blog, after just seeing the loveliness you sent to her!! Oh, my, you are SO incredibly talented. Your blog is so beautiful. I am so thankful to have met you through the mug exchange. May God's richest blessings always be yours!

Unknown said...

The gifts are beautiful.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh, CM- isn't Martha just the best? I adore that generous sweet lady. the treasures she sent you are lovely and so thoughtfully picked for you.

Stephanie is amazing putting this together for us all - what a blessing! But the best gifts of all are the wonderful friendships forged.

Hugs. ♥

Trisha said...

I always love seeing what everyone gets and gives... So much fun!!


Kim said...

Be still my heart.....your tulip tea cup and saucer is beautiful. Love the pretty design. So many wonderful gifts you received. I can just imagine the joy you felt upon opening your box of pretties!

September Violets said...

What a gorgeous teacup! And that plate is a beauty as well. Such a fun exchange ;)


Andrea Ostapovitch said...

That tea cup is gorgeous! Wow. That must be a wonderful job, designing tea cups. I should look into it.
Have a wonderful week,

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Such a pretty tea cup! I enjoy visiting you ladies and seeing what pretty gifts you are sending to each other!
Have a lovely day my friend,

Red Rose Alley said...

Martha's gift to you is so lovely. I have those same note cards that say "tea is a cup of life." Stephanie's Tea Cup Exchange is delightful, and I will have to participate one year, but for now, I enjoy looking at all the goodies that everyone gets. :) Can't wait to see the tea cup you gave your blog friend.

love, ~Sheri

Anonymous said...

Hi dear Celeste! Oh, what a lovely tea cup you've received. Sounds like this was a lot of fun. There's just something special drinking tea from a most gorgeous cup! Thanks for popping in to see me and I hope your week is going well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Margie said...

What a beautiful package! I love the gold handle and band inside the teacup. I've gotten to know sweet Martha through her Teacup Tuesday parties.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina, what a fun exchange once again Stephanie arranged. I love everything you received and I hope you enjoy it all.
Wishing you a wonderful week.
Julie xo

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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..