Friday, April 22, 2016

Teacup Swap

Back in March I joined Stephanie's of The Enchanted Rose 
A total of 167 ladies across the world joined in the fun with parcels being sent and received. It is now time for  the big reveal and I can show you the teacup and goodies that I sent to my Partner in Tasmania Australia and the parcel I received back from Cornwall England.

This is the collection that I sent to  Kim in Tasmania . The information that I was given to work with was that Kim liked Breakfast tea , Pretty pinks, pale greens, pretty blues, mauves and loves vintage shabby chic, petty style.  No problems there then, a girl after my own heart!


Collection included , Everyday Brew tea bags enclosed
in their very own tea pot, pretty tiny rose patterned 
teacup and saucer, decoupaged teapot coaster
and a silver teaspoon.


The teapot is a template by Diane Furniss
from Craftsuprint.com. Filled with tea bags from Tea Pigs'
and tied with pink raffia .

I decoupaged  a teapot shape base using a pretty 
rose design napkin and then gave it several coats 
of  pod podge to seal and give it a lovely  matt sheen.

The card enclosed the story of the tea bags and 
provenance of the silver spoon. 
(It had a tale to tell).

Here are the goodies I received back from Dawn in Cornwall.

Collection included, Camomile tea bags ,
a lovely rose patterned teacup and saucer,
 a handmade flower brooch(which has gone straight
onto one of my floppy summer straw hats), vintage lace
and buttons, craft papers and a beautiful handmade 
necklace with a darling teacup and saucer charm on it. 
Didn't I do well!!

A close up of the pretty cup and saucer and brooch.

And lastly here is the card  and box that I  made and sent 
to Dawn to thank her for my goodies.
(I used some of the craft papers that Dawn had sent me).

37 comments:

rachel said...

wow Valery - what a lovely swap to be involved with - this is all lovely - sent and received! Wonderful! Hugs rachel x

brenda said...

What a lovely idea and such pretty swaps.

B x

Margo said...

This is so nice ! I like the idea of this swap and how pretty does it all look !
Greetz
Margo

Ashley said...

What beautiful gifts you sent out and received. I just love the tea cup you gave...and the teapot holding the tea is a fabulous idea. :)

Love,
Ashley

Lucy Woods said...

Oh my goodness these are absolutely stunning!!
Lucy x

Barb said...

Oh Mrs A what a wonderful swap to take part in. I love the makes that you sent. They are all very special. My absolute favourite though is the teapot shaped card. What a novel idea.

I'm sure you must have been very excited opening your parcel too. You had some wonderful pieces from Cornwall. Barbxx

Stephanie said...

Oh Valeryanne, the little lovelies from Dawn are delightful! The brooch is quite beautiful and the tea cup must make tea taste even sweeter. Also, what a pretty handmade card from her!

The parcel you sent to Kim is also just as lovely and I appreciate how you took the time to put things together that she would enjoy - bless you!

Thank you so much for joining the fun, dear one. Have a great weekend! Hugs!

Cara said...

Who knew such things took place! I have to confess thought that I hate tea (although I pretend to drink it at patient's houses when I'm doing home assessments. I offer to take the cups into the kitchen and/or wash up and tip it down the sink). I do love the prettiness of teapots and teacups though. Both stunning presents given and recieved, and your thank you card is wonderful. Cara x

scrAPpamondo said...

You have had a sweet swap! Adorable gifts you made one to the other!
Love very much your makes, expecially the teapot with the tea inside, such a great inspiration, thanks for it!

Dawn athomeincornwall.co.uk said...

Hi ValleryAnne

Wasn't it a lovely swap Stephanie organised for us all? Your parcel to Tasmania looks lovely.

Glad you were pleased with yours too - roll on summer with tea and floppy hats in abundance!

Best wishes

Dawn

Kathleen said...

Totally brilliant, just pleased that no-one said that their favourite colour was Broken China by TH.

Kath x

Craftychris said...

What gorgeous swaps! Love Kathleen's comment about TH Broken China, it made me chuckle! xxx

Debbie Harris said...

Hello Valeryanne~~ I've come over to visit you from my dear Stephanie's teacup reveal party, so nice to meet you.
In case I should forget,I want to tell you how beautiful your header is. Could that be something you created? Sounds like you are quite crafty.
What a gorgeous gift package you sent off to Kim, she must have been so delighted! It was all quite beautiful.
Dawn's gift to you was quite beautiful as well, and your thank you card was amazing.
All so beautiful.
Blessings~~
Debbie

Debbie Harris said...

Hello Valeryanne~~ I've come over to visit you from my dear Stephanie's teacup reveal party, so nice to meet you.
In case I should forget,I want to tell you how beautiful your header is. Could that be something you created? Sounds like you are quite crafty.
What a gorgeous gift package you sent off to Kim, she must have been so delighted! It was all quite beautiful.
Dawn's gift to you was quite beautiful as well, and your thank you card was amazing.
All so beautiful.
Blessings~~
Debbie

Createology said...

Beautiful Teacup Swaps. What you sent was perfect for your recipient and you really put a lot of thought and care into your package. What you receveived is also very pretty. With the cost of postage across this world I am surprised you have so many participants. Embracing Teacup Bliss...

Marilyn Miller said...

Thanks for visiting me at Delights of the Heart. It is fun to see what everyone received.

Margie said...

What delightful packages! I especially liked how you created the decoupaged teapot coaster and the teapot box!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

You both did a lovely job! It looks like the two of you were very well paired! It looks like you are the last blog I'll be visiting in this exchange, and you have an adorable blog.
It has been such a fun and inspiring event!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Jenny's Heart said...

What a wonderful swap! I miss swaps, it's time to start again I think.

Jenny's Heart said...

What a wonderful swap! I miss swaps, it's time to start again I think.

Carol L said...

What a grand idea to swap tea! I love what you've created, including that little teapot filled with teabags! Adorable! What you received is amazing as well! I feel as if I need to go brew a cup of tea right now :)

Greta said...

Wow--what an exchange! Both of you hit the jackpot in my book! PS--I sent you an e-mail, Mrs. A, regarding the May CCC, but maybe I didn't have the right address. Please e-mail me your address so I can send out your card. sghess4451 at comcast dot net.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh what a wonderful international swap you were involved in! Everything you made and sent - and that perfect teacup - was awesome! And the treasures you received were as well.

Wasn't it fun to do this? It is such fun!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh what a wonderful international swap you were involved in! Everything you made and sent - and that perfect teacup - was awesome! And the treasures you received were as well.

Wasn't it fun to do this? It is such fun!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Wow, these are so beautiful, ValeryAnne! I'm sure they will all be treasured xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what a very fab idea, and such a very wonderful items sent and received.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Diane said...

Wow Valery what a wonderful idea and I am sure Kim just loved everything.

Hugs Diane

Consider It All Joy said...

Hi ValeryAnne, you certainly sent and received delightful packages! Love the little tea pot you created to hold the tea bags, so cute! Thank you for your kind visit to my blog today! I love meeting new friends! Many blessings, Cindy xo

Sue said...

Hi Mrs A what gorgeous packages! love the teapot you created it's fab!!! lots of huggles Sue...we have SNOW here lol xxx

Veerle said...

Oh my ValeryAnne such lovely goodies. You have send out a wonderful, gorgeous package. I'm sure the receiver was delighted. Hugs Veerle

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A marvellous swap, such lovely teacups Mrs A. Something to treasure, enjoy.

Love and hugs
Maarit

MagsB said...

What a brilliant idea for a swap! I especially love the decoupaged coaster that you made!

love Mags B x

Sandy said...

Wow - what an exchange this was - not only did your gift exceed all expectations of gorgeousness but you received a wonderful gift too. I am so impressed. I love the tea pot holding the tea. Wouldn't that make a great Christmas card/present!!!! You are really posting some super duper winners!!
Sandy xx

Sandy said...

I have now signed up to receive her blog and asked if I could participate in the next exchange. I sure hope so.
sandy xx

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, oh! What pretty things, Mrs A...I adore the sweet package you put together for Kim...she is a dear friend of mine in the world of blogging! And such a delicate, ladylike teacup you received from Dawn... How wonderful to have made two new friends through Stephanie's lovely exchange! I have participated twice and look forward to the next one!
Lovely to visit with you and the cards you make are so beautiful! Blessings!

lizz moore said...

Please add me to your next tea cup swap. This is delightful

Typicalfemal@gmail

lizz moore said...

Please add me to your next tea cup swap. This is delightful

Typicalfemal@gmail