Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Teacup/Mug Exchange Reveal

This is my 2nd teacup/mug exchange to participate in with the lovely Stephanie over at The Enchanting Rose.  Stephanie spends a whole lot of time preparing for this exchange.  We fill out a form that she provides if we want to participate.  She then pairs us up with two others (most are bloggers but some are not).  One we receive from and one we send to and then we end up with two new friends.  There were 211 women who participated this time and they were from all over the world  Isn't that neat?  Teacups and mugs bringing women together across the globe.

I have a lot of fun preparing my box to send and of course, it's just so much fun opening the box from "my person."  Now, let me share my box with you.

I received my box from Debbie over at She Graces Her Home in God's Beauty. And, she just happens to be Stephanie's Mom.  Debbie is a jewel with a heart of gold and I'm excited to share with you the awesome box that she sent my way.

Note: my pictures are less than stellar and I'm not even sure why ~made me sick~  but, on with the story.........
Even the outside of my package was fancy and as you can tell, I was dead serious about getting into it.  And, in case you are wondering where I was, I was at my "little room" at my husband's office.

I just kept pulling things out, I felt like a kid at Christmas!  So, so much fun!

The biggie was this gorgeous cup and saucer.  We could exchange a cup and saucer or a mug.  I chose a cup and saucer because there's just something a little more special about a pretty cup and saucer.  And, that being said,  I always drink my coffee out of one of the new insulated mugs.  This cup and saucer is a lovely ivory china with a lovely gold design.  Very, very pretty and one I would have picked out for myself.

My extra's were awesome.  I love the Caramel Vanilla Cream coffee pods and she tucked in the box  to enjoy with my scones and raspberry jam, grown by Debbie and her husband.  An inspiring devotional book with a wooden bookmark and some magnets were also enclosed. 

And, to add to the loveliness of the package were these tiny little envelopes, hand made by Debbie.  Tucked away inside these envelopes were Southern sayings.  I such fun opening and reading each one of them.  Such a labor of thoughtfulness.

Debbie went "over the top" in selecting the items for me and I have and am enjoying all of them.  If you haven't met Debbie, you need to click on the link above and go pay her a visit.  You will be so glad you did.

My package went to Linda from Oregon.  Her blog is Lady Linda.  If you care to see the box I sent to her, click on the link and check it out.  I thoroughly enjoyed picking it all out and hopefully Linda is enjoying it just as much.

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. Wowza... you hit the jackpot with Debbie. Darling gifts and love the cup and saucer. Have a fabulous week, dear Lea.

  2. Such a fun idea and wow hand made envelopes and homemade jam! xoxo ERIN

  3. Hi Lea~ what a pleasure it was to see in your photos the joy on your face as you opened up your gift package. You are a precious "Southern Belle" whom I very much enjoyed putting a tea cup gift box together for.
    I was grateful that you took such wonderful pictures, because I sure didn't this time around, I've just been on the go these days traveling such a distance on behalf of mom, who by the way is moving forward, praise the Lord!

    Have a happy day!

  4. Lea- What a wonderful box of goodies. I just love Debbie. I think she and Stephanie are good friends as well as being mother and daughter. Debbie is such a warm, dear person.

    Great pictures and it was fun to see the unwrapping process! xo Diana

  5. What a precious and thought-out idea and gift.

  6. Precious teacup and I love all of your goodies. Debbie is a sweetheart. I know where Stephanie's gets her sweetness from. (Smiles)
    Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. Oh Lea...what a wonderful package filled with such lovelies! The teacup is exquisite! It comes as no surprise that Debbie's surprise package would be very special. I am thinking back to my package from you last year and how it connected us...who would have ever guessed that I would have the opportunity to meet your friends here in NC!! Enjoy your goodies!

  8. I knew that Debbie had your name and was so excited. She is truly a gem as are you! Can't wait to see what you sent Linda. Hope you are having a great week.
    Hugs, Noreen

  9. Hi friend,
    Do you give out your fudge receive? Love your site
    Thank you,

  10. i received a teacup and gifts from Debbie at Stephanie's very first teacup exchange, Lea. She is such a lovely, godly lady, whom I've had the pleasure of meeting, along with Stephanie. You were spoiled by Debbie! Enjoy your gifts!

  11. Lea your pictures are adorable!! Is that your office area? So pretty -- I wanted to zoom in and see it all! Your gifts are so wonderful - yes, that cup and saucer are over the top beautiful. What a wonderful idea to include those quotes in the handmade envelopes! I love seeing what everyone does because it gives ME ideas for the next exchange. And you got some of her jam!!! Lucky you - she's such a sweet, talented gal!

  12. What a great idea to take pictures of yourself opening your package! I think all of us feel a little like that kid at Christmas when we receive these packages. So much fun. I love the cute little Southern sayings Debbie tucked in. What a thoughtful, made-just-for-you gift. xo Deborah

  13. I adore the thought that went into this. So lovely and great packaging s the icing on the cake. Let's also talk about how adorable you are..those pants...LOVE those pants!!

  14. Well I can't decide what's more precious...the gift or the joy you got out of opening it. Lea, you are such a pretty lady. I'm hopping on over to the box you sent. I'm sure it was wonderful. XOXO

  15. Good evening, dearest Lea! I had such a lovely time scrolling through your pictures and reading your sweet words - what a precious post, my friend! I agree with Lisa, you are such a pretty lady :)

    I am so glad you were able to join the exchange again. I know my mom had a wonderful time preparing the package just for you. She thinks you're a treasure and I agree :)

    Love and hugs to you!

  16. Lea, how fun this is. It was so fun seeing your photos. The gifts are lovely and so thoughtful. Love how you presented the gift are a beautiful woman. Thanks for sharing your joy.


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