Recently I had the great pleasure to participate in a Tea Cup Exchange sponsored by a lovely blogger, Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose blog. She has hosted several of these and while this was my first time participating, I know it will not be the last. Stephanie has such a lovely blog -- really, you NEED to go check it out! Each participant is matched up with another and given some ideas of what kinds of things they enjoy, favorite colors, favorite teas/coffees, etc. Deanna got my name and while she doesn't have a blog, we have enjoyed corresponding (I still owe her a thank you note!!) via email and I certainly enjoyed the gifts she sent in my package including the sweet little cup and saucer pictured above.
I'm a huge fan of lavender tea so she sent along a package of loose leaf, Lavender Dreams white tea from Teavana -- oh it IS wonderful!
In my "bio" I mentioned my love of all things retro and vintage. Included in my package was this simply AMAZING little brocade purse that she said she picked up in Tennessee at the Apple Cake Tea Room. I've used it several times already -- it is simply beautiful!
The inside is a lovely, buttery soft satin with this tag showing it was made in West Germany.
Deanna even included little bags to create individual tea bags using the loose leaf tea. Please head on over to Stephanie's blog -- you will find something new and fun there almost every day! Unlike ME, she is so good at posting often haha!