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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My tea trade gift…




I’m having a Romantic Tag Giveaway on my blog…

My new friend Terri over at Artful Affirmations is the recipient of my Tea Cup Trade.  I took some time getting to know her on her blog.  I can tell you she is amazing at crafting!  She has tutorial video’s on how to accomplish her crafts yourself.  Even with these tutorials, I’m not sure mine would come out as fabulous as hers!!!  066

Terri has a beautiful tea cup collection that mostly stems from England.  She seems to know a thing or two about the history of her tea cups – so I tried to find one that came from England has has both stamped and written numbers on the bottom!

I searched and searched for the perfect tea cup!  I knew it needed to be floral and also needed to have gold trim.  When I saw this beautiful floral tea cup made me think of her right away. It’s got just the right of floral and color palette she seems to like as well.

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039In her information she filled out she asked for a vintage napkin – I wanted to stay with something white because the pattern is a little busy!  I found this beautiful vintage napkin and wrapped it with a Martha Stewart ribbon for added charm!











I added a darling box of chocolate mints  and tea (not vintage) for her to enjoy with her new tea cup!

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Of course all of these beautiful treasures couldn’t arrive in just a simple box, I found this lovely papered box with a magnetic enclosure for her to hopefully store some of her amazing craft necessities she creates.

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I had to wait until she received her package to post this, as I did not want to spoil the surprise! I look forward to doing another Tea Cup Trade in the future!

xoxo, Tracie

I’m hoping you enter the giveaway!!!

To see what I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…

21 comments:

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Very cute. I also love your header.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Beautiful Tracie!
thx so much for posting
& sharing your teacup story with us!
a pleasure to have had you participate!!

Donna said...

Tracie how pretty! This would be so sweet to share at my tea party today. :o) I didn't think to use such a nice box. I was so anxious about making sure everything got super duper wrapped with bubble wrap. I love all the sweet things you sent your teacup swap partner. My box went out yesterday, so I'm waiting on pins and needles for mine to arrive now. :o) This was so fun!

Donna said...

PS. It's my birthday tomorrow and my sweet partner sent the teacup priority so I would get it maybe in time. Amazing!

La said...

Ooh...I love this teacup. It is very pretty. I'm sure she was thrilled with her package.

Have a fabulous week! La

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the teacup, it is such a beautiful pattern. I am sure she was so thrilled with her package. Great exchange. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Tracie, what a beautifully perfect teacup for your friend... love the white vintage napkin too, and of course the chocolate and the tea and pretty box... you are so sweet to take such care in choosing just the perfect things to send... thanks for sharing... xoxo Julie Marie PS I am trying to come up with something for Cottage Flora Thursday... right now, we are having east canyon winds with gusts up to 100 mph at times, so I don't want to go out and see what's happening in the garden today!... I'll try to post something and link!

Blondie's Journal said...

The tea cup is beautiful, Tracie, and it is SO sweet that you searched for the perfect one! I love the vintage napkin, too and you wrapped everything up so pretty! I'd love to get a gift from you!! ;-D

XO,
Jane

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a beautiful package you sent to Terri, Tracie! Love the teacup and the vintage napkin; so pretty! You sure know how to bless somebody! Thanks for sharing and for joining me for tea today.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lady Katherine said...

I know Terri, will love it so! Such a lovely cup, box, chocolates! I adore the vintage napkin! Who wouldn't love to receive this lovely gift!

NanaDiana said...

Wow! I can only begin to imagine her joy at opening that package. You did good, girl....you did good! xxoo Diana

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Such a charming tea cup!
You put together a wonderful gift package!
Lucky girl!
:)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such a lovely teacup! and great gift box! you lucky duck! thanks for sharing!

Tara Dillard said...

How did you know, I've got all the china and etc...

Alas, time to gather things the way you have. Or cook.

At least there is time for wine/canapes in the conservatory with girlfriends.

Adore your header pics.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Lavender Cottage said...

You chose a beautiful cup and saucer for Terri and included some wonderful treasures as well.
I have not received my parcel yet nor has my partner received hers - takes much longer to travel from Canada to the US....but any day now!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Hi Tracie-
You are just so sweet, she will love it!
A special package arrived on my doorstep today!!!!!
Thank you!! I already planted it and am so excited!
You are the best!!
Lots of love to you!
Kristin

Margo said...

Hello, you are a winner on this week's Flea market Style Blog give Away. You are winner #2 of 3 for the decorative bottle stopper.
Please contact me at fleamarketstylemag@hotmail.com to claim your prize.


Margo Arrick
Flea Market Style
Blog Administrator

Linda J. said...

Oh my! What a beautiful teacup. I love the colors and the floral design. Your gift was perfect for a teacup lover!

Dawn said...

What a stunning box as well as the beautiful TC&S and other gifts.

love Dawn xx

Terri said...

Thank you so much for putting so much time and concern into picking out this pretty cup and for all the extras you tucked into the box! I hope that you will receive your cup very soon.
Hugs,
Terri

Donna said...

Tracie..thanks so much for joining my tea party! I mentioned you on tomorrow's tea cup post which I hope to have up by midnight. :o)

xo
Donna