Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Enchanting Rose Tea Cup Exchange

 Each spring and fall Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose hosts a tea cup exchange. Over the past few years I have enjoyed reading about this exchange and the lovely friendships that have begun through it. When Stephanie invited her readers to join this spring I decided to sign up, and I am so glad I did! : )

My box came from a very sweet young lady named Sarah. Included in the package was a nice handwritten letter, and I was amazed to see just how much we had in common! Sarah happens to be a seamstress too, her Etsy shop is Prairie Rose Sewing. Sarah had read my blog and was so sweet to find items that she knew I would enjoy. I was truly blessed by her thoughtfulness and generosity!
 Roses are one of my favorite flowers! I was delighted with this beautiful teacup, saucer and dessert plate set. Sarah also included a lovely variety of teas and a delicious chocolate bar.
 Being a fellow seamstress Sarah included some lovely sewing inspiration. : ) An adorable dress pattern, a pillowcase set to be embroidered and 5 yards of satin.
 A sweet set of hummingbird note cards and a journal...
A "Taste of Home Cookbook" which I have already enjoyed looking through and two counted cross-stitch designs for my kitchen.

Thank you again, Sarah!! You truly blessed my heart!!

 Through the exchange I was given the address of a sweet lady named Ruth. She mentioned that she enjoyed baking pies and homemaking. It was a truly a pleasure for me to put together a package of some tea time fun. I included a few handmade items - an apron, tea napkins, a dishtowel, doily and lavender soap (which was made by Adam).
 I was truly impressed with Stephanie's organization of this event! Her ability to match up so many ladies and bless them through this exchange is amazing! Thank you, Stephanie for all your hard work! You are a blessing to all of us who enjoy your blog. : )
Be sure to visit The Enchanting Rose, as all of the other ladies who participated in the exchange will link up and share their posts too!


  1. That cherry apron is adorable. I love how you both customized your gifts. One day I'd love to do this exchange.

  2. My sweet friend, it was with great joy that I read your post. I am so glad your first time participating in the exchange was a memorable one. Sarah is a precious lady and her sweetness certainly showed in the gifts she blessed you with. My, what a beautiful package!

    And oh, the package you sent to Ruth made me gasp. What loveliness, my friend! The apron is oh-so-charming and the tea napkins - be still my heart!

    Thanks for joining the fun. Much love and sweet hugs to you!

  3. Oh what a lovely way to connect with other homemakers. Thank you for sharing. The package you put together is so beautiful. I do hope you make some more towels for your shop as my kitchen could use some cheeriness! :)

  4. Sarah, what a beautiful gift and tea cup you have received from another Sarah. :)
    The Taste of Home...you will so enjoy that book!
    Your gift to Ruth was darling and that tea cup is precious.


  5. What delightfully thoughtful gifts. People are so kind. I love this exchange and have 'met' new friends through it.

  6. What beautiful gifts! I love participating in the exchange with Stephanie. She is such a gem. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. Lovely gifts you received and gave! This is my first time participating in the exchange and I love it! Stephanie is such a sweetheart! Have a wonderful day!


  8. Sarah,
    I so enjoyed my package from you, it was full of amazing goodies! I loved all the handmade things,so thoughtful!!

  9. It was nice to see your parcel so tailored to your likes, lovely and thoughtful items. The rose inspired teacup trio is simply stunning.

  10. What wonderful treasures both coming and going! This was my 3rd time in the exchange. I exchange only teacups. I always forget to photograph what I send out. Cynthia send a package of treasures to me, and is now a new friend. I am so blessed.

    I will always try to join in on the exchange fun as long as I am able, and as long as Stephanie is willing to sweetly organize it. ♥

  11. I love the reveal and getting to see what everyone gave and received!


  12. I love all of the items you sent and received. Your new tea cup and dessert plate are so pretty! The pineapple journal is very nice. I have a thing for pineapples!! LOL! the package you put together is a perfect "homemaker" collection of gifts. The tea cup looks sweet on that doily! Isn't this the most fun?

  13. The exchange is so much fun! Exciting to see the teacups and mugs everyone received ... each so different! Making new friends is a real treat.

  14. OH, how pretty! Both the gifts you sent and the ones you received! It is so nice to meet you today...such a blessing how the Lord uses sweet Stephanie to bring us all together. :)

  15. Oh Sarah...what a delight to have received such a lovely package :0) this exchange is just so much fun :0) mari

  16. Two very pretty packages. :) You received such a pretty teacup!

  17. I truly enjoyed getting to see what you received !ohh how I love the prairie dress pattern! This exchange has been so much fun and blessing ! Hope you have a blessed week!

  18. It has been so nice to read through your post today. It's wonderful when we are brought together with other that share similar interests.
    Beautiful packages that you both sent and received! This was my first exchange as well, and it's been a big blessing. Praying you have a beautiful day!

  19. I loved how Stephanie paired up two seamstresses named Sarah! So glad that you enjoyed your first exchange! I was paired up with Sarah in 2014 and have become good friends since the exchange.

  20. I have been visiting everyones blogs and so many lovely things everyone received.. exciting.. yours as well are lovely with love Janice

  21. What a wonderful idea & so special to receive through the post. xx