Tea is a hug in a cup, is it not?? I have just received this past week, the warmest of hugs all the way from Spain. Eva, who lives in the city of Elche sent me many lovely gifts as part of a tea cup exchange, which the lovely Stephanie graciously hosts twice a year. You must, must visit Stephanie's beautiful blog, "The Enchanted Rose" to see what pretties each lady gifted, but a little note of caution here, you just might need to be in close proximity of the oxygen tank, on the off chance you need to be revived at the sight of all the gorgeous tea cups and mugs.....and all the other pretties showcased!! The sight of all those fine china pretties can make a gal swoon!! =)
There were pretty, rose patterned napkins, a lovely hand written postcard showcasing Elche, a tea infuser attached to the tiniest tea cup on a chain, a gorgeous, boxed cake of Jasmine fragrance soap, the prettiest tin filled with some aromatic tea, a lovely hand towel, a Stroopwafel (a first for me), some delicious brown sugar candy on a stick (another first), fridge magnets, little flower blackboard pegs, some tea lights, a little package of 'Fiesta' tea.........mmm.....perhaps a sip of this ambrosial tea might induce me to drift off to the restful 'land of siestas', a pretty thimble and the prettiest, cross stitch magnet. I wonder, Eva, did you stitch this pretty.....it is gorgeous! So, so many generous gifts!!
Yes indeedy, Eva, I lurve the fragrance of Jasmine.
I have saved the best gift for last. Eva gifted me the loveliest of tea cups. It is a pretty taupe colour with the daintiest of flower patterns, with a sweet, feathered friend sitting on a branch. Isn't it pretty??
The red and white checked pattern with a pretty gold lace trim borders the cup and saucer perfectly.
So many hugs are sent all over the globe in the form of the lovely Stephanie's tea cup exchanges. Thank you, Stephanie for all your selfless, hard work and love you show to each of us ladies.....you are a treasure. Truly, we are all blessed by your graciousness. I cannot begin to imagine the logistical effort involved in hosting this fun exchange.
AND...thank you, Eva, for my lovely gifts. I am speechless at your generosity of spirit in all the pretties you gifted me. Indeed, your warm embrace of a hug in a pretty tea cup, has put a smile in my heart.
Now......it is time for an ambrosial cup of tea......oh.....and a little brown sugar treat!
May all you lovely ladies find some moments in your day to enjoy a hug in a pretty tea cup.