Wednesday, April 19, 2017


I do have a special post.  This is my second time to participate in Stephanie's Tea Cup exchange.  You can find Stephanie here.

This is so much fun so this time I decided to participate in the tea cup exchange and the mug exchange.  It was really a hustle bustle for me as we had been out of the country to Spain and Portugal and my names came while we were gone.  I had no time to personalize each box and barely got my gifts in the mail on time!  Plus the fact I forgot to take pictures of the boxes I sent!  I will do better next time Stephanie I promise!!

This was in the box I received from Ronnie -- such a delight!  It seems we have the same sense of humor.  The Mug is hysterical -  and I love it!!!!

Now would you look at this -- Ronnie tells me that she looks for pretty spoons and then her husband cuts them to make necklaces - it is really gorgeous!!!!!
Thank you so much Ronnie -  it really was a pleasure with your letter telling me about you and your family!!!!

This is surprise number two coming from - you guessed it!  SUE!!!!  I thought it was so neat that she included post cards of where she is from.  I will do that in my next boxes for sure!  She also saw that I make cards and like to art journal so she included a special package full of goodies for my craft making.

Her yummy was Easter Chocolate and some homemade maple syrup.  You heard me right - her husband makes their very own maple syrup!!!!!!  Plus a diary, crochet flowers and beautiful napkins.  I think she knows I like to use napkins in my art journal!
The tea cup she sent me is absolutely gorgeous - yellow roses.  I love the color yellow especially when paired with red.  And what is that next to the gorgeous tea cup?  A really beautiful antique sugar spoon.  It is really quite nice and perfect to use for tea parties!!

Thank you Ronnie and Sue -- I appreciate your kindness and generosity so much!

Although it is fun to receive surprises, for me it is more fun to make a box.  I am collecting little bits and pieces throughout the year to try and make my boxes special.  So much fun!!!!!

I will be posting again soon - I have to catch up with my art journal!!!

Thanks for stopping in for a cup of tea - your visits and love are always appreciated!!
Sandy xx


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Both parcels had simply lovely things tucked in. The mug would apply to me for sure! lol

cotnob said...

It's lovely to see you post Sandy. You received super exchange goodies, it must be fun to open them up and discover such beautiful gifts.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Marilyn said...

What fab packages and treasures within you received. That mug is a hoot and the spoon necklace very intriguing.
Too bad we can't see the treasures you sent but it's hard to remember everything when sending a package. I'm always happy just to get it in the post!

September Violets said...

I love that pretty yellow-flowered teacup!! And the necklace made from a fancy teaspoon is so pretty, and such a lovely addition to your gifts. It does give us all some inspiration for "next time" when we can admire all that was sent by others. Enjoy your evening,

quakerhillfarm said...

Lovely treasures for sure! I love that necklace:)) These exchanges are just so much fun. Enjoy!

Annesphamily said...

Hi Sandy, I was honored to receive your mug package. It was so perfect. i love each item you sent. I know I was caught up with other projects and did not get photos the way I wanted to. Thank you and it looks like you received some terrific treasures too. It was fun to see all the different things everyone received. When I participated in the Fall 2016 exchange I received a sweet book about the state where Melisa lives. I thought that was a sweet gift to include. Your necklace is a real one of a kind treasure. So cool. Enjoy all the lovely items and know I am enjoying those you sent me and thank you so much. HUGS

Stephanie said...

My sweet friend, you did just fine especially since you were away overseas {{smiles}} I absolutely LOVE the packages you received! The mug is just too cute and the tea cup is gorgeous. Everything is wonderful, dear Sandy.

I agree with you about putting the packages together...I find great joy in sending a box of love to someone.

Much love and sweet hugs to you!

Darnell said...

This was a fantastic post to share all the treasures and the special talents of everyone involved!! Thank you for sharing, Sandy!! Hugs, Darnell

Ida said...

What fun to see the items you received.

dutchess said...

Hi Sandy what fun to give and receive.....and all the joy you will have searching out treasures for you box.....such a great idea....hugs xxxxxx

Redanne said...

Oh wow Sandy, what lovely boxes to receive!! Ronnie and Sue really have done you proud - that necklace from Ronnie is delightful and the tea cup from Sue is just gorgeous! I bet your parcels are equally exciting for others to open too, you have a happy knack of always choosing just the right things! Looking forward to seeing your next journal page my friend. Big hugs, Anne xxx

sarascloset said...

Sandy, how fun to receive these thoughtful gifts! That home made necklace and maple syrup are treasures! And the mug is hysterical, and the tea set BEAUTIFUL! I'm sure you send off the most amazing packages, too! (My daughter is a mug and tea cup collector too; I put one in her Easter basket that says "Who needs Google, my Mom knows everything"! Sadly, she didn't take it back to school with her (she'll be back for the summer in a couple weeks and doesn't need one more thing to bring back--smart girl!) Sending hugs!

cuilliesocks said...

Hello there Sandy, lovely to see you posting here and, with such beautiful goodies, what lovely things to receive, I love the mug and the teacup and saucer is so delicately beautiful, tea I always think tastes better out of a china cup, Kate x

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe such sweet treasures Sandy. This is my 2nd time as well participating and I have loved it. It has been a true blessings for me as well. That Stephanie is a gem. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Anonymous said...

This was all very pretty. My family makes maple syrup, too! You can't beat it! :) Enjoy all of your goodies!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

What lovely treasures came for you, Sandy.

I think the mug is hilarious - you will smile every time you use it.

And your teacup is gorgeous - chintz is always so beautiful.

These exchanges sure are wonderful. Bless Stephanie for this effort so that we all may feel such joy. ♥

Sarn said...

What a post full of delight Sandy. Now that's what I call HAPPY MAIL! I just ADORE the mug at the top of your post too.

Happy art journaling.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Debbie Harris said...

Beautiful in deed! I love the mug, such joy and laughter and your tea cup is GORGEOUS! Yellows and reds, very nice.
What a great thing to do with old silver ware.
So nice visiting with you, Sandy

Debbie Harris said...

Beautiful in deed! I love the mug, such joy and laughter and your tea cup is GORGEOUS! Yellows and reds, very nice.
What a great thing to do with old silver ware.
So nice visiting with you, Sandy

Debbie Harris said...

Beautiful in deed! I love the mug, such joy and laughter and your tea cup is GORGEOUS! Yellows and reds, very nice.
What a great thing to do with old silver ware.
So nice visiting with you, Sandy

Words and Pictures said...

What a lovely post, Sandy - your delight in your parcels is infectious - it sounds like a charming swap. I'm sure your packages went down well too... you were lucky to be able to get them sent in time, by the sound of it.

I hope we'll hear some more about your adventures in Spain and Portugal some time - both places I love - but for now, I hope you have a fantastic weekend! (Oh, and there are some people you might want to meet over at Words and Pictures just now...)
Alison xx

Craftychris said...

Fabulous parcels - love the necklace! It's lovely to see all the lovely things you received. Thank you! I hope you post again soon. xxx

Margie said...

Your mug cracked me up! I'm also loving your pretty yellow tea set and the super cute tea-themed stickers. Enjoy your goodies!

Pat said...

Beautiful photo's of your mugs, cups and lovely spoons. I hope you enjoyed your time in Spain and Portugal, both lovely holiday places.

Pat xx

Mrs.B said...

A great post Sandy and what lovely packages you received, the mug is a hoot and that spoon necklace is so beautiful and will be a pleasure to wear and it's so unusual.
The teacup and antique spoon is just so pretty.
You did well to get your parcels off in time considering you've been having fun in Spain and Portugal, I do hope we get to hear about your travels. Looking forward to you posting more of your Art Journal too.
Hugs, Avril xx

Sue said...

What lovely swaps you've received Sandy, your mug certainly made me smile. I hope you hade a lovely time in Spain and Porgugal xx

My name is Erika. said...

These tea cup exchanges sounds o wonderful. I love this new mug. It is so colorful and fun. I think I need to look into this...Hope its a wonderful weekend. Hugs-erika

froebelsternchen said...

What a wonderful exchange you had.The new mug is amazing!
Happy weekend dear Sandy!

Paula said...

Fantastic gifts!! I love that crocheted "dress" and the yellow tea cup is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S!! And next time, you better take pics of what you send..I would love to have seen them. Oh, and Spain and Portugal huh? You go girl, hope you had a great time (and ummmm, when are we going to see pics?)

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
What a lucky girl you are to get all these fabulous gifts. Shows how highly thought of you are.
Look forward to reading about Spain and Portugal.....two of my favourite countries.
Ang x