Tea, anyone? Tea cup exchange

Tea, anyone? Tea cup exchange

“Have you seen your parcel? It’s on the table”.
What?! No, I hadn’t – I wasn’t even expecting it so soon, so it was a lovely surprise. It came from Adaline in Lincolnshire, here in the UK.

Here it is – the star of the show – complete with a silver spoon (and you know how much I love spoons!).
Adaline said it was one from her collection which she bought over from the states when she & her family moved here. Isn’t it beautiful?


This tea cup was nestled comfortably in a lovey box full of goodies.
Tea, sweets, doilies, pen, gluten-free flour (ear-marked for bread rolls in the very near future)…


And buttons (I am so lucky!) which I will probably keep for some time before I use them on some needlecases because owning them is almost as much fun as using them, isn’t it…?


The hand made goodies include bath salt, soap and a brooch. And thank you to Rosalyn as well, for the crocheted lip balm holder.


Thank you so much Adaline, you’re a star and I look forward to keeping in touch with you.
I can’t wait to see what you and your girls received.

Thank you also to Stephanie for arranging the exchange.

Before I go, here’s a peak at the parcel I sent to Eva, in sunny Spain. The cup & saucer were from my collection.


The pieces I made for Eva were a needlecase and pincushion, as she enjoys cross-stiching.
I also included some jewellery, sweets, cream, scarf, shopping bag, lavender heart etc. and some embroidery threads.


Have a great day my new friends!


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  1. Stephanie at 2:56 am

    Dearest Dawn,

    I so enjoyed visiting with you this evening and I must say that it was an absolute delight to see your tea treasures. The tea cup is exquisite and the little extras are simply beautiful.

    It’s always a joy to have you participate in the exchange – thank you!

    Hugs to you!

    • Dawn Author at 8:48 pm

      Hi Stephanie – I am only just getting around to visiting everyone else who has taken part – it’s going to take me several evenings! Thanks so much for the time and hard work you put into the exchange – it’s just so lovely to receive a surprise parcel and putting one together is just as much fun! Now that I have taken part several times it’s something I really look forward to. I hope you have a great week.

      Dawn x

  2. Lauren at 2:03 pm

    Wow – so many pretty and thoughtful gifts you received. Everything is lovely including the cup and saucer but those buttons — oh my, they are like CANDY! Haha – I love the details on them — art in an of them selves.

    • Dawn Author at 8:13 pm

      Hi Lauren

      Yes, I love it all!

      I’ve just been looking at your vintage wooden glove box – I love that you’ve been able to find out more about them. I don’t think these lovely boxes would look quite so good with a pair of my woolie fingerless gloves poking out of them, but a girl can never have too many wooden boxes, can she?

      Best wishes

      Dawn x

    • Dawn Author at 8:02 pm

      Hi Debbie

      Nice to hear from you. Yep, I was a very lucky lady – again!

      I’m looking forward to the next exchange already…!

      Dawn x

  3. Judith@Lavender Cottage at 8:46 pm

    Your new teacup has a delicate pattern and the buttons received are very pretty. Enjoy your goodies!

    • Dawn Author at 7:56 pm

      Thank you Judith – your parcel looks lovely too – beautiful tea cup set – very posh! Isn’t it funny how tea tastes just that little bit nicer from a pretty cup?!

      Best wishes


    • Dawn Author at 7:23 pm

      Hi Janice,

      yes – they’re great fun, aren’t they?

      I’m heading over to your site to peak at what you’ve received right now!

      Best wishes


  4. Shellie at 5:15 pm

    I truly enjoyed getting to see what you received !The buttons were so beautiful and elegant! I too love buttons a lot! However everything was beautiful! This exchange has been so much fun and blessing ! Hope you have a blessed week!

    • Dawn Author at 7:39 pm

      Ah yes, the buttons… I love them! Buttons are like sweeties for grown-ups, aren’t they? Can’t get enough of them. I loved the parcel you received too, especially your cup and saucer. Immediately you receive your parcel, you start thinking about what to send next time, don’t you?

      Best wishes


  5. Debbie Harris at 12:02 am

    Such beauty in deed! That is quite a lovely gift package Adeline sent your way and a soon from her very own collection, that is grace and love for sure.
    The package you sent off was just as lovely.
    So nice visiting with you~~

    • Dawn Author at 8:39 pm

      Hi Debbie

      I’m very lucky that Adeline was so generous. She sounds like a very busy lady and I’m really touched that she sent me a cup & saucer from her own collection. I will treasure it.

      Dawn x

  6. Margie at 9:02 pm

    What lovely packages sent and received. Both teacups are so pretty. I also like sending teacups from my own collection. As a lip balm addict, I was intrigued by the crocheted lip balm holder. The Twinings blueberry and and apple tea also looks interesting.

    • Dawn Author at 8:25 pm

      Hi Margie

      My whole parcel was lovey, wasn’t it? The crocheted holder was made by one of Adeline’s daughters – was that generous? I think they have several tea cup fans in their family!
      I’ve just been taking a peak at your goodies, too – New York, Texas, Canada…isn’t it great?! Enjoy your tea in your beautiful new cups.

      Dawn x

    • Dawn Author at 5:46 pm

      Hi Doniene – how lovely to hear from you.

      I’ve just seen your daughter’s wedding dress – absolutely beautiful. Sounds like you and your family have been pretty busy recently!

      Best wishes

      Dawn x

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