Friday, May 18, 2018

Spring 2018 Teacup exchange!

I'm a little behind schedule, but I'm finally posting my teacup exchange post a day late.  I was so excited to learn that Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose was hosting another teacup exchange, her twelfth!  This was my fourth time participating, and every time it has been so much fun.

I received my box from Esther in Indiana (I don't think she has a blog).

So many goodies!  Chocolates (long since gone), a nice strong black tea that went straight to be my new work box--very smooth and caffeinated, perfect for early mornings!  A notepad with a magnet for my fridge (and I do love making lists!), and some lavender sachets--my favorite scent.

But of course, the main event:

This cup has pretty blue flowers and silver edging.  Esther said in her note that she has a whole set of this pretty china.  It is Bavarian--which is so cool since I actually just got back from a trip to Germany!  

Last, but not least, new garden gloves and seeds, which is perfect because I just started working in my garden.

Esther sent such a lovely spring box!

I sent a box to Deborah from A Delightful Glow.  I think I took pictures, but I can't find them now that I need them.  No biggie, since Deborah has gorgeous pictures on her blog of my box (here)!    

Thanks again so much to Stephanie for arranging!  There were close to 250 participants this time--and so many very nice boxes.  Check out all the other boxes on The Enchanting Rose's 12th Teacup exchange post.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter!

The world itself keeps Easter Day, 

And Easter larks are singing; 

And Easter flow'rs are blooming gay, 

And Easter buds are springing.

Alleluia, alleluia.
The Lord of all things lives anew, 

And all His works are living too. 

Alleluia, alleluia

~"The World Itself" by John M. Neale (1866)

(A new woodland scene set I found for my birthday!)

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

By the way, my father planted all those daffodils for me in the woods behind my house.  He's been adding to it every fall--it is getting to be quite the field of all different kinds!  I enjoyed walking back and seeing what had come up this year.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Valentine table

Happy Valentine's Day!

If you saw my little teaser from earlier in the week, here is the full table, set for two.  

These heart tea cups are the main event of the table, along with...

This pretty table runner!  It was a Christmas present :).

(I love the little teacups along the sides)

I finished off the place settings with clear etched glass plates and two little Royal Albert heart trinket holders, that also work as little cups!  

And the table wouldn't be complete without the beautiful pink roses I got for Valentine's Day!

I hope you all had a wonderful day!

(Can you tell I'm left handed?  I never noticed that I kept putting the teapot on the wrong side!)