Vintage china Teacup Exchange – It’s Tea Party Time Again!

Vintage china Teacup Exchange – It’s Tea Party Time Again!

Surprise parcels in the post – aren’t they just great? And when it includes vintage china – what can I say? Well…

Before delving inside the plain brown box I received as part of the Vintage china Teacup Exchange, I looked for a postal mark or return address… Brady, Texas – all the way here to little ol’ Cornwall!

A very generous lady called Doniene had sent me this gorgeous silver-edged tea cup trio – isn’t it lovely?

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The cute silver spoon was her Grandmother’s…

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A whole bundle of lovely pieces of hand stitching including this gorgeous button pincushion, which Doniene makes herself at home on her ranch. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? Her stitching is soooo neat and her quilting looks just lovely. You can see her blog here.

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And, of course, there’s even tea – all in all, a dream parcel I’d say!!!

Doniene – I hope you are half as chuffed with your own parcel.

And, of course, many thanks to Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose for organising the whole exchange and introducing us all!

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    • Dawn Author at 9:57 pm

      Hi Ang

      Isn’t this exchange fun? I was delighted with what I received and I’m sure you are too. I’ve popped over to your blog to see what you received – the cups you’ve received AND sent are both lovely – as if we need excuses to keep buying pretty cups…

  1. MM at 12:16 am

    Well didn’t you just get the loveliest package! How special that she sent you her grandmother’s spoon too! So happy to meet you today on this tea-party adventure :)

    • Dawn Author at 9:02 pm

      Hi there! Yes, I feel very spoiled, to receive the spoon especially. Thanks for dropping by – love your parcel too – see everyone else’s makes you want to do it all again immediately, does’t it? Lovey to meet you too – I’ll make sure I drop by your blog regualrly to see what you are up to in Idaho!

      Best wishes


  2. Judith@Lavender Cottage at 1:43 am

    An exquisite silver and white teacup trio. The addition of a vintage family heirloom puts your parcel over the top. Lovely, and nice to visit you from the exchange.

    • Dawn Author at 9:10 pm

      Hi Judith

      Yep – the spoon is definitely the icing on the cake – just beautiful. Thanks very much for visiting, I appreciate it.

      Best wishes


    • Dawn Author at 9:16 pm

      Hi Trisha – love your box, too. And then I got slightly sidetracked by your baubles… a girl can NEVER have too many baubles, can she…?

      Best wishes


  3. Do iene at 3:03 am

    So glad you liked your treasures! Your thank you note arrived and it was so very special! The best thing about the exchange is making wonderful new friends like you!

    • Dawn Author at 9:50 pm

      Doniene – Thank you, thank you for your parcel. I have loved hearing about your ranch and why this exchange is special to you – I look forward to sharing more photos and experiences with you in future!

      Take care


  4. Stephanie at 3:45 am

    Oh my, excuse me a moment while I swoon….. what a lovely package from the talented and sweet Doniene! The trio is oh-so-romantic and elegant. And the extra gifts are truly beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing with us and thank you for joining the exchange. It’s always a blessing to have your presence. Hugs to you! Stephanie-The Enchanting Rose

    • Dawn Author at 8:33 pm

      Thanks for all your organising Stephanie. One of the nicest things about looking at the parcels others have received is that it gives you more ideas of what you could send next time! Once you’ve taken part in your first swap it seems impossible not to be hooked on the whole exchange!

      Many thanks Stephanie

      Best wishes, Dawn

    • Dawn Author at 8:11 pm

      Hi – it’s incredible how exciting it is just looking at the label to see where your parcel has come from, isn’t it? – even before you open it!

      Great exchange.

      Best wishes


  5. Snap at 5:46 pm

    Oh! A trio! And all those hand-made items. Lucky you! Stephanie’s exchange makes the world a small place. Fun! Enjoy your week!

  6. Wendy @ September Violets at 1:59 pm

    You received such a beautiful teacup set! Love the pretty silver trim :) And to receive a tiny heirloom spoon makes it extremely special. I don’t think I could part with such treasures myself. Beautiful pincushion!

    • Dawn Author at 7:45 pm

      I know – I can’t believe the spoon – isn’t she generous?

      Thanks for popping by Wendy. I’m off to vsit you on your blog now…

      Best wishes


  7. Michele at 3:31 pm

    Wow- that is one classy trio! And you are so correct- her fabric creations are wonderful!

    I am so happy – travelling so far (to give you an idea I live in mid US and it would take 3 days to drive west to where she lives…..and 1.5 days to drive east to the Atlantic – so Texas is VERY far away from you
    that I am very glad your pretty treasures didn’t break en route! : – )

    What a fun thing Stephanie puts together for us. but the best part of all is the friendships formed. ♥

  8. Dawn Author at 5:28 pm

    Yes, here in Cornwall I do I feel far from EVERYTHING sometimes! This exchange just goes to prove that, actually, it’s a pretty small world in some ways…

    Thanks for stopping by Michele

    Best wishes, Dawn

  9. Debbie at 7:28 am

    A gorgeous package received Dawn…the cup and saucer are so elegant and what a beautiful spoon too. Hope you are well. xx

    • Dawn Author at 9:42 pm

      Thank you Margie! I get ridiculously excited about receiving surprise parcels from overseas, don’t you…?

      Best wishes, Dawn

    • Dawn Author at 5:45 pm

      Thanks Kitty. I can only agree – very lucky indeed! Love the tea cup you received too – blue and white china will always remain a favourite, won’t it? It’s just gorgeous.

  10. Karen at 2:51 pm

    Hello Dawn,
    I love the tea cup set you received in the exchange, and the button pin cushion is adorable! I did not participate in this exchange as my time has been consumed with so many other things. Thanks again for stopping by to visit me today…HUGS :)

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