My daughter and I have participated in a bi-annual tea cup and mug exchange for a while now. I ran across it myself in a blog, and it lead me to the wonderful lady, Stephanie, who leads it on her blog The Enchanting Rose
How it works – you sign up for to exchange a tea cup, mug, or both and she pairs you up. When I say pairs you up, I mean she reads every entry and looks for similarities with who she puts you with – there is no random selection thing going on here. Not only does she pair you up with a specific person to give your items to, she pairs you up with a different person to receive your items from. Therefore as she says – you make 2 friends in the process of giving once.
All you are required to do is give your tea cup/mug, 1 item to drink (coffee/tea/hot chocolate, etc), and one other item of your choice. From my experience, everyone generally goes above and beyond because they are having so much fun with it.
This was the 12th tea cup & mug exchange and had over 200 participants world wide!
My daughter and I both sent ours off – Mine to Pennsylvania, and my daughter’s to Arizona
*You do not have to have a blog to participate.
Here is what we received…
Mine traveled to me from a wonderful woman named Janice (Hi Janice!) in Washington.
Boy did my new friend spoil me rotten! She got me all kinds of treats. The coffee was locally roasted and delicious, and the salmon like most items in my box were locally sourced.
I not only got one mug but 2 and 2 lovely coasters. So cute!
Janice also made me these lovely eggs and shell (you know how I love homemade things).
I also got a wonderful towel, soap, and a beautiful sun catcher that just happens to be my husband and my favorite colors. The tissue name still cracks me up – swankie hankie – love that name.
I’m looking forward to putting a lot of this up at our little mountain condo retreat. It’ll fit in so nicely. Thank you so much to my new friend Janice!
Here is my daughter’s box from her new friend.
She opted for a tea cup and how lovely this one is. Her favorite color is blue and it is just beautiful. She also received a cd of music that was sung by her new friend’s family. The chocolate and peppermint tea is one of her favorites as well. She also received a cute butterfly necklace and a stand for her teacup and saucer. What a wonderful gift from a new friend.
Such an amazing event and opportunity to build community and friendships! I truly love this event and look forward to it 2 times a year!!!
If this is something that interests you – just sign up for Stephanie’s blog and watch for the next one. It’ll be this fall… The Enchanting Rose. Stephanie also has an amazing store of homemade sewn items like coasters, tea bag wallets, pot holders, hand towels, etc. You can find her shop here: Rose Petal Blessings
A special thank you to my dear friend Stephanie for putting this event together! Hugs!
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