Wednesday, November 2, 2016

~ 9th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange Reveal ~

Welcome to the 9th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange Reveal!

This lovely event is hosted by the lovely 

If you're not familiar with her beautiful self and her blog, you must run ~ do not walk ~ over and check it out!  She organizes these amazing swaps twice a year. How she does it?  We don't know! She must take vitamins we've never heard of, or she doesn't sleep at all the grace of God, she's given a burst of energy that never fails!  :)

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These exchanges are remarkably organized and 
each participant is paired with someone special to send a tea cup or mug to.
In the end, you make two new friends. This is the 3rd time I have participated and have been blessed each time by lovely "new friends".

This exchange I was paired with Susan from Culinary Envy
Her blog is a visual treat and full of delightful foods and anecdotes. She graciously sent me these beautiful gifts!

Are you believing these wonderful treats?  Honestly, I think she has ESP!  The card is so beautiful and she included such a sweet sentiment inside. I absolutely LOVE Cappuccino's ~ my special treat anytime but especially in cool weather. 

 Orange and chocolate cookies?  Boom!  :)

I am a certified "candleholic" and she knew!  This candle's fragrance of Pumpkin smells delightful. The "Friendsgiving" banner is adorable and this is the season to share it. I'm not sure if she knows the whole story about me and post-it notes or not. Lol!  Perhaps I'll share one of these days. It would probably be a more laughable story if some of my co-workers could share. However, so many are retired now like me so it would most likely be challenging to find them!  (Yeah, right!)

Isn't this mug just beautiful?  It's heavy and keeps the coffee warm for a lengthy period of time. Great for refills too!
Another thing I treasure from these exchanges are the special memories attached to other mugs I've received. When I drink my coffee, I think of the kindness and generosity of those that have shared with me in the past.

I was also paired with our lovely Stephanie! I forgot to photograph the items I sent to her, however, she has shared on her blog. Please stop over and check it out as well as 
seeing what the other participants gave and received!  This is such a fun experience for all and I hope you'll consider joining in next time. 

Stephanie, you have blessed so many by your organization and hosting this event!  I really can't find the words to express my joy and appreciation.


  1. It was so lovely to click on your link and see the wonderful things you received...also what you sent to dear Stephanie! Thank you for sharing, and it is so nice to meet you today! Blessings to you and yours!! Also, I do not know the story, but my heart goes out to you seeing the picture of Abigail Madison Key. May Jesus be ever near to you, as you grieve.

  2. It was like Susan had ESP, Pat, with all your carefully chosen gifts that you received! The mug is perfect, and I know you'll enjoy all the coffees, treats, and the candle. What a dear, sweet blessing,our Stephanie is to all of us. I also loved seeing the special gifts that you sent to her. She certainly deserves to be spoiled!

  3. Seasonal candles are some of the best; it's so wonderful to light a fall fragrance! And mugs that keep warm are definitely a favorite. Such a pretty style this one is too!

  4. Oh I have enjoyed this exchange myself as I know you have too. Love all of your wonderful goodies and your lovely mug. Hugs and blessing, Cindy

  5. Pat,
    What a nice package you received! I love pumpkin candles too! :) I've done several of these swaps and each time it gets more exciting! Enjoy all your goodies!

  6. Pat, amazing isn't it ... how the goodies in "our" box seem to be just the right thing for each one of us. I'm a candleholic, too... Love the mug. Enjoy all your goodies and have a lovely week.

  7. What a wonderful post Pat. Stephanie does create such lovely tea exchanges. Everyone loves to receive gifts. A beautiful package with yummy goods to enjoy. xo

  8. Hi Dear Pat, what an amazing package of gifts you received from Susan. The mug is adorable and all the goodies are perfectly you. Yes, ESP for sure. Hasn't this been fun once again? Stephanie is amazing and each year as the exchange grows larger, her energy boosts forward. What a blessing!! Going back to visit the gifts you sent to her next.
    Enjoy your treasures and have fun visiting the reveals around the world. Blessings to you. xo

  9. Very nice exchange. That mug is pretty neat! :)

  10. Such delight that arrived in your box! Love the special thoughtfulness put into your box with the yummy candle, mug with your initials on it, and the gorgeous friends banner. The package you sent to dear Stephanie was over-the-top delightful, and what a joy to be able to bless our dear sister in Christ as the one who makes this all possible! Happy Tea Partying today :)

  11. Such an array of wonderful things that came along in the parcel with your monogrammed mug. I like the fact that I can glean ideas for future exchanges when I see what others have received.

  12. You sure got some nice goodies! And orange and chocolate are one of my favorite combos! Yum!

  13. That cute mug looks like a great one to wrap your hands around when filled with some tasty hot coffee! Wonderful gifts Pat. Enjoy your day :)

  14. Hi Pat! I love these gift exchanges- they are so fun. I love your mug!
    Happy Wednesday, sweet lady.
    xo, T.

  15. Wonderful gifts you have received, Pat. Sounds like your lady did her home work. :)
    That card is absolutely darling!

    Have a beautiful day~~

  16. Wonderful treaures, Pat. It appears as though she knew what you'd love!

    Isn't Stephanie an angel for working so hard for these exchanges twice a year? I am amazed by her dedicated love for doing this for all of us - and then we become friends!

    Happy November, sweet lady!

  17. How fun Pat. Love your special mug and treats. Have a great rest of your week.

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


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


  20. Love the mug! You sure received a bundle of blessings. And yes, who can survive without Cappuccino? ;-)

    Have a blessed week ~ Anne

  21. Good morning, sweet Pat! How are you on this lovely Thursday?

    I enjoyed seeing your mug lovelies and had to smile about the cappuccino. In my household We, too, love our cappucino. One time we went camping in the woods and some gasoline leaked into the coffee....we didn't now how we would survive three days without coffee! Thankfully I brought along cappuccino and it saved us those three days in the woods - HA! :)

    I can't thank you enough for my beautiful items. I just LOVE the mug and use it daily. You are a precious and beautiful lady, Pat. Much love to you!

  22. Hello Pat,

    What a wonderful package you received. I love the mug with your initial. I too love pumpkin candles and cappucino. It is a drink I enjoy everyday.

    This is my second tea exchange and I am signed on for as long as Stephanie has them. She is incredible. I don't know how she does it all. She must have little elves.


  23. I loved seeing all the goodies you got at the Tea Cup Exchange, Pat. The orange Milano cookies are a favorite of mine. I can smell your pumpkin candle from here. What a nice gift. I still haven't participated in the tea cup exchange, but I love seeing all the beautiful tea cups and gifts.


  24. Hi Pat, I too love seeing what every gal received that participated in the exchange. Each of you are so very thoughtful; I can't wait to see what you sent her. Blessings to you as you enjoy these treats.
    Hugs, Noreen

  25. Hi Pat, you've received some lovely gifts. I love this exchange and looking at what everyone else has received. It always gives me ideas of what to send next time too!

    Best wishes

  26. What a lovely package! I've always liked monogram mugs. Stephanie's exchanges never disappoint!

  27. How lovely that you received a mug with your intital. Makes it very personal to you. Please do share your post it note tale. They are the bane of my life. hubby uses them on anything and everything to tell me things he thinks I should know. I dread opening a cupboard up for fear of what missive is awaiting me.!! My daughter is just the same. We were needed to babysit over a few days last year and when we arrived there were 27 separate post it notes stuck everywhere in the kitchen from telling me which cupboard the cat food was in, where the coffee was, instructions stuck to the cooker on how to use etc. I wish I had taken a photo of them. Hugs ValeryAnne. (Aka Mrs A.)


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