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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Tea Time Thursday #22 and Tea Cup Exchange!


A few weeks ago I joined my sweet blogger friend Stephanie at  The Enchanting Rose for  her tea cup exchange. I received a box from Kat White in California but waited until today to open it. I am known for being able to wait on packages, but it was pretty hard knowing a tea cup was living inside the box!!!
I carefully opened the box as you can see.


I opened her beautiful handmade card and found a pack of seeds! I love the card and the colors are just perfect!


And what was hiding in the cute little paper owl??? Candy~Yummy! I was good and only ate one.


And then I found two kinds of green tea and the anticipation was building!


I carefully lifted the teacup box out of the shipping box and took all the bubble wrap off....oh what could be inside?


Be still my heart! A beautiful flower cup and saucer, just so perfect for summer and for me! Thank you so very much Cat! I adore it and will cherish it forever. Sooooo pretty.


I went outside to water as it's been pretty dry here. This is my herb garden on the side of my backyard. This is my view every morning when I have my coffee.


I love this book that a friend gave me years ago and I decided to pick an herb bouquet from my garden.
I was reading my book and found out the meanings for some of my herbs.

Tarragon-stamina
Mint-virtue
Sage-wisdom
Lavender-devotions


Then I brewed a cup of my loose tea as I was wanting some vanilla. It's been too warm for hot tea, but it just sounded good and it was!


Isn't this just such a pretty teacup? I love these exchanges. We are linking up on Stephanie's blog tomorrow, so it will be really fun to see what others have to share. I know I will love them all.

Many thanks again to Stephanie for organizing the exchange and to Kat for my lovely teacup.


19 comments:

Bernideen said...

Now - that's lovely - so happy for you!!!

Karen Frost said...

Pretty, pretty! Love the sweet little tokens and the teacup is beautiful. A nice way to enjoy your pretty garden and nice to know the meanings of the herbs, too! Hugs xo

Sylvia said...

Very pretty teacup and you were blessed with other nice goodies also!

Stephanie said...

Hi pretty Lady :) I can't believe you waited to open your package, you are so god :) I could barely make it home from the Post Office before opening my box! I am in love with your gorgeous tea cup! And the owl package is so cute. Thanks for joining me and the other precious ladies. You are welcome to come link up your tea cup on my blog for others to see.

Much love!

Vee said...

You have amazing self-control! That is a beautiful tea cup. The tea sounds so delicious.

Marcia Pilar said...

So pretty, bursting with colors. I have enjoyed this teacup exchange so much, especially meeting new bloggy friends. Pleasure to meet you, Linda.
Much love.

Debbie Harris said...

Hello Lady Linda, What a beautiful and colorful teacup! I too joined the exchange though I do not have a blog. Stephanie is my daughter so I have had the privlige of meeting you lovely ladies through her blog.
I very much enjoyed your photos of your herb garden, what a wonderful view you have in the morning.

Blessings to you!

Blackberry Lane said...

It truly is gorgeous and just right for summertime.

Libby said...

What a lovely package. I tried to wait to open mine but alas I couldn't. lol I know you'll enjoy your new dainty set.

Julie Marie said...

Your flowery teacup is so pretty!... Stephanie's exchange was so much fun and I love meeting all of you ladies... wishing you a beautiful weekend, xoxo Julie Marie

Sherri B. said...

You are soooo patient, I don't think I would be able to do it. I must say that it sure was worth the wait, such a beautiful cup and saucer with vivid deep colors.

You garden is lovely, such special place to take your coffee or tea.

It is so nice to meet you and thanks for coming by and visiting me.

Have a happy weekend. xo

Kat White said...

Hi Linda I am Kat the one that sent the teacup from California. I love that teacup it is so so pretty! How nice you noticed the card was made by me. It seemed so fitting for tea. Now drink your green tea for good health. Have a great day. Hugs from CA

Liz Hockamier said...

It is a Gorgeous teacup! :) This was such a fun exchange. :)

~Liz

Chatty Crone said...

You recieved a very beautiful tea cup set. Very pretty. sandie

Anne Payne said...

Oh my, that is a delightful teacup! And such sweet goodies too.

Katiebee said...

so pretty! nice to meet you & a very sweet blog you have~

happy weekending~

~katie

kitty said...

What a beautiful teacup to enjoy forever. I loved participating in this gift exchange.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello dear Linda,
What a BEAUTIFUL teacup! It really is lovely and one that you can enjoy forever! Bloggers are such sweet friends and you are yourself, my friend. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely cup with us at Tea Time.

Blessings,
Sandi

Denise said...

Love the whole gift,and would enjoy a morning in the garden over tea with You.Hugs and blessings sent Your way.