Sunday, September 14, 2014

Mosaic Monday #6 From New Zealand

Shane that blogs at Roses Lace and Brocante has been admiring the Victoria and Tea Time magazines myself and others share for the weekly tea gathering. The only problem is, Shane lives in New Zealand and they aren't available to her. So, we decided to have a magazine exchange.
My parcel arrived with Paris themed wrapping paper, Shane's grandchildren live in France which means she doesn't get to see them that often. The magazines I received are NZ Life and Leisure and the New Zealand Gardener. Both offered good reading and I learned about plants and food not familiar to me.
The sweet little card gave a nod to my love for tea and to my surprise there was also a lovely notebook, doily, package of nail files and a tin of Harney and Son's Mother's Bouquet tea.
As we head into fall in the northern hemisphere, New Zealand is entering spring. The tea in the tin is a blend of chamomile flowers with orange flavours, a bouquet to honour all mothers and the euphoric essence of spring.
I think Victoriana Rose from Paragon will be the perfect teacup to drink my new tea from.
Thank you Shane for exchanging magazines and tucking in the other generous gifts as well.
I'll be linking with these tea gatherings:
Tea Time Tuesday
Antiques and Teacups
Tea in the Garden



40 comments:

  1. Hello Judith

    I'm so happy you enjoyed my parcel!
    You've created lovely mosaics with your photos too!

    Thank you for hosting
    and have a happy week
    Shane x

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  2. Judith, lovely items from your exchange.. The tea sounds delicious! I wonder if it is sold here? Your images and mosaics are pretty. Thanks for hosting Mosaic Monday. I wish you a happy day and week ahead!

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  3. Lovely collages of your parcel from Shane! Enjoy! Thanks for hosting MM and have a good week.

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  4. What a fun exchange! You received some interesting items. I enjoyed your post very much and the tea sounds good.
    Hugs, Beth

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  5. That was a fun exchange Judith, and how lovely to read about plants and gardens from another part of the world.

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  6. I bet that was a fun swap. I love magazines. You got a wonderful selection of goodies! I like Harney and Sons tea, but haven't tried Mother's Bouquet. Let us know how it is. Your Paragon teacup is perfect to with that tea with it's rose bouquet. Happy Tea Day! Thanks for hosting Mosaic Monday, too!

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  7. Judith what a perfect gift to each of you with the exchange....lovely mosaics to show us this wonderful gift.

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  8. Hello Judith,

    So lovely to discover your blog, through Shane and many thanks for visiting me.
    The magazine exchange must have been fun. Victoria magazine is lovely and I used to get this sent over here.
    Harney & Sons teas are great and love the tins they come in - have not tried the Mothers Bouquet, so will have to get this next time.
    Hope you have a wonderful week
    Carolyn

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  9. I like to read magazines from different countries, and Shane' s exchange was a very nice one! Floral tea sounds so lovely,Judith.

    I enjoyed seeing your hummingbird photo in the prior post. A tripod makes photos look very professional.

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  10. I love blogging because of the long-distance friendships it results in and what a lovely way to get to know each other and your lifestyles better than to exchange magazines. While my topic is travel as a lifestyle, there are ways of traveling - via blogging - that are also a wonderful way of getting to know new people and places! Great post. . .

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  11. Wonderful gifts and treasures for always even when you're not having tea!...:)JP

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  12. What a fun exchange! I love the delicate teacup and your mosaic is just beautiful.... a lovely memory for you and for your NZ friend too! And a lovely thing to share with all of us. Thank you for that and for hosting MM>

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  13. Great Blog! Thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday.

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  14. I love the idea of a magazine exchange although I have given up buying magazines and dropped my subscriptions. I have found that blogging is much more fun and not as costly. Still an exchange is great way to recycle those beautifully created magazines.,

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  15. Hello my friend - so happy to see you are Hosting Mosaic Mondays ... what a fabulous idea , how fun to do a magazine exchange. hugs, Celia M. (HHL)

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  16. Judith, an absolutely beautiful tea set. Thanks for sharing the pictures, and for hosting the Monday Mosaics.

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  17. What a lovely gift and how fun to exchange magazines. I am a magazine lover and that would be so delightful!
    Thanks for hosting. So glad I remembered in time!

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  18. Very sweet- love the tin of tea. It's hard to think of NZ heading into spring while we are into fall..

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  19. Hello,Judith.
    Very beautiful tea set as usual! Thank you for letting me join you, Mosaic Monday.
    It is fun to make Mosaic.
    Thank you for your encouraging.

    Let's have a happy day!

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  20. What a lovely parcel to receive! I did my first post with you for mosaic Monday, and I'm pretty sure I did it correctly! Took me a few tries to get the link on. (User problem.) ;)

    I really enjoy your pretty teacups.

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  21. What a lovely idea to have a magazine exchange! Your package contained some wonderful items. I love your Paragon teacup and the tea sounds delicious! I almost didn't make it this week but managed to get a couple mosaics in my post. Thanks for hosting.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  22. What a wonderful package you received from Shane. I love reading her blogposts from down under. Have a great week Judith.

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  23. Great idea inspiring interesting mosaics - Happy tea time!

    Enjoy your week,
    Ruby

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  24. What a lovely parcel to receive in the mail. Shane is so gracious.
    I'm not taking part in Mosaic Monday this week because of a busy schedule, but I hope to visit a number of participants. Have a wonderful week.

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  25. What a lovely exchange, Judith, and such nice gifts for Shane. Your teacup is so pretty and perfect for your tea!

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  26. What a lovely exchange Judith and such thoughtful presents Shane gave you. Just wonderful. Have a nice week.

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  27. Hi Judith, What a beautiful teacup and saucer you have -- I love the little spoon, too!! This is such a nice package that Shane sent you from New Zealand; she seems such a kind and thoughtful person. Wouldn't it be fascinating to visit New Zealand? My husband's uncle has traveled there and really enjoyed it, but we've never been.

    Your mosaics are lovely, as always. Thank you so much for hosting Mosaic Monday and have a wonderful week!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  28. A very "sunny" post, a delight of the tea at the beginning of week in mid september!! In great spirit of joy, I'll say... Have a joyful week!

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  29. Hi Judith...haven't linked to this before, and don't have a mosaic as such...but as you linked to Tuesday Cuppa Tea I am returning the favor! I do love your pretty teacup and what a wonderful exchange! Have a great week.
    Ruth

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  30. What a lovely package you received from Shane. Surprises in the mail are so much fun!
    Thanks for taking on Mosaic Monday, Judith. I am finally getting around to joining in the fun this week.

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  31. Very lovely! What a nice parcel of goodies you received!

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  32. How sweet that you did the exchange with Shane! She is so sweet!

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  33. How much fun!! One time I looked into subscribing to a French magazine, and the cost was staggering!! A magazine exchange is a much better way. I'll bet the NZ magazines were interesting.

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  34. Love all the magazines. They look so pretty together. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  35. What a wonderful idea for an exchange! Enjoy your new treats!

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  36. Oh DANG I missed the party. Couldn't get on the computer yesterday.

    You should make it at least a few days for slow pokes such as me, Judith!

    Love your mosaics, sorry I was late.

    : - (

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  37. What a fun package - love the interesting magazines and reading over a cup of tea will be great fun Judith!

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  38. Was just visiting Shane and she linked here. I knew that I had missed it! What a great idea you gals had to have a magazine exchange. Sounds like fun!

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