Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose blog hosted a teacup/mug exchange in early September and I signed up for the teacup option. My, over 100 ladies participated and we've been patiently waiting to show the others what we received. Each of us sent to someone different than whom we received from affording us the opportunity to make two new friends and not all were bloggers.
My gift came from Janet Collazo of Rosemary and Thyme and when I emailed her to say thanks, I mentioned that her gorgeous business card looks like an April Cornell fabric. (for privacy reasons I've added some butterflies to block her address and phone number)
Inside the package that arrived were these two boxes tied with silky ribbon.
Isn't the top of this box sweet? These are the type of boxes I keep my homemade cards and supplies in so I was thrilled to have a new one.
A monogrammed card that was perfect for the giver, (and receiver) held warm words of affection about the gifts I received with hopes that I would like everything.
A couple of vintage cocktail napkins, the perfect size for afternoon tea were nestled in the box and also two charming napkin rings made by Janet. Real amethyst was used without knowing it is my birthstone. How special I felt with all these treasures. But there is another box to open.
A feminine rose, flowers and butterfly covered tea-for-one set from Gracie China brought a big smile to this tea granny's face. I am blessed to have such a thoughtful and generous tea exchange blogger and I wish to thank Janet again. Tea etiquette requires a written card of thanks for gifts and I tucked a tea bag in mine. I forgot to take a photo of it.
I felt like dressing up and putting on a fancy hat to make a special 'tea for me' the afternoon I used my new tea things. I didn't of course but like this photo a friend and professional photographer took of me at a Victorian tea in the past.
The cookies were as delicious as they looked and the English afternoon tea has the taste of quality.
Special thanks goes to Stephanie for all the work she put in to organizing this huge exchange and a card of thanks was mailed to her as well. It has been a pleasure to make and write three cards during the process and I too received the nicest card from the recipient of the parcel I sent out. (Deborah at The Beautiful Matters blog)
I'm linking to The Enchanting Rose teacup exchange.