The Enchanting Rose: 12th Annual Tea Cup & Mug Exchange

Edifying fellowship is important, especially for believers. That’s why I’ve been delighted to connect with other Christian ladies over a cup of tea – even though we live many miles apart.

Last fall, I posted about my participation in the 11th Annual Tea Cup & Mug Exchange, hosted by Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose. This spring, I was blessed to participate in the 12th Annual Exchange, and it proved to be just as lovely as the last.


This year, I was assigned to Tamela to send a tea cup package to. I enjoyed searching for a pink floral teacup to include in her package as well as putting together a variety of other goodies.


I love the combination of delicate pink roses with blue wildflowers, and I was delighted to send it to Tamela. πŸ™‚


My toddler and I were taking a walk one April afternoon amid piles of snow from our late-season blizzard when an exciting package appeared in the mail – long before I was beginning to expect it!

What a delight to unwrap the beautiful treasures sent by Sarah R, and how fun to learn that she and I have much in common, including our home state!


Such an overwhelming and beautiful array of elegant items!

  • A handwritten letter, a photo, Minnesota booklets, two sermon CDs, a business card for Sarah’s Etsy shop, and several fun sticky notes explaining each item in the package!
  • Hamburger/grilling seasoning that looks delicious and will be sure to be used this summer


  • Two handmade potholders with cheery bird and wildflower designs. I love the colors, patterns, thickness and size of these!
  • A leaf-shaped tea bag holder – so gorgeous! I’m already using this every day to hold my daily vitamins or fruit slices as well as for a tea bag or spoon.


  • An elegant mug rug Sarah sent me from Stephanie’s own Etsy shop!
  • An assortment of delightful teas including Throat Coat, peppermint, holiday berry, an amazing-smelling cinnamon tea, and an entire box of our favorite kind of tea: Good Earth Sweet and Spicy


  • Spring floral napkins for a tea party
  • A handy and beautiful set of notepaper for lists, memos, and reminders, featuring butterflies and wildflowers – some of my favorites!
  • A set of blue notecards with a design representing Minnesota lakes πŸ™‚
  • A snowman tea mug that coordinates with my set of winter snowman dishes!


  • And this breathtaking tea cup and saucer!Β Light blue and springtime wildflowers: this just might be my favorite tea cup that I’ve ever seen! It’s exactly my style, and I’m thrilled with it!


Thank you SO much, Sarah, for such a wonderful and thrilling package! I was surprised and delighted by each item, and the thought and love you wrapped into the package is a blessing. May God richly bless you!


If you’re here from Stephanie’s blog, thanks so much for visiting my little corner here – I’m delighted you’ve stopped by, and I wish you love, blessings, and joy as you browse the other tea cup photos.

If you’d like to be notified when Stephanie hosts future tea cup and mug exchanges, you can sign up for one notification here.

Have a lovely day, my friends! I’d love it if you’d continue our conversation in the comments. What methods have you found to continue fellowship with others, especially at times where other believers may be geographically distant?



11 thoughts on “The Enchanting Rose: 12th Annual Tea Cup & Mug Exchange

  1. What lovely packages – sent and received. I was so sorry to read that this is most likely the last exchange. It has been wonderful to meet tea-lovers from across the country.

  2. I just love all the treasures you sent as well as received. I too enjoy so much the exchange. Precious friends are made. And, there is nothing any sweeter than connecting with a sister in Christ. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Hello, dear Erika! I can’t tell you what a joy it was to see your beautiful goodies, both sent and received. First of all, when Tamela sent me a picture of the tea cup she received from you I gasped! It’s simply lovely! Tamela made the comment to me that she was surprised you gave it away because it’s so pretty πŸ™‚

    And everything from Sarah is just wonderful! She is such a kind and gracious young lady and I was hopeful that the two of you would have much in common {{smiles}}

    Thank you for joining the exchange, dear one. Have a blessed day! Hugs

  4. Hi Erika,

    Everything sent and received is so beautiful! Sarah sent to me in my first exchange, and she has been such a blessing to me over the past year! : ) I must say both the tea cup you sent and the tea cup you received are just lovely. They truly say “springtime!”. May you have a blessed day!


  5. Hi Erica,
    So many lovely items sent and received! Both tea cups are so pretty!!! I have a few of Stephanie’s beautiful tea accessories too and I treasure them! How pretty are yours! Enjoy! Linda

  6. Hello Sarah~
    I’m visiting from my dear Stephanie’s party and my, my, such a lovely gift package you received from Sarah! Your teacup is gorgeous in deed!
    I spotted that mug-rug instantly πŸ˜‰
    of course I LOVE black and white, so it would catch my eye.
    Sarah certainly had a generous heart with her giving.
    The teacup you sent off is just as gorgeous!!
    Beautiful post~

  7. So many beautiful gifts from the heart! I’ve enjoyed connecting with others through blogging and this exchange, as well as an ornament exchange I participated in years ago. I ‘met’ a lady in England and we are pretty much kindred spirits. πŸ™‚

  8. Such a wonderful event – and your treasures both coming and going – exquisite!
    Stephanie is a doll to work so hard to bring so much joy to so many.

  9. What pretty teacups. I sent Sarah a teacup a few years ago and have enjoyed her friendship. Perhaps you can meet in person one day.

  10. Such a gorgeous array of tea goodies that you received in the mail and how lovely that they came on a dreary winter day to enjoy! I absolutely love the stunning teacup you received, it is unique and beautiful! This tea exchange has been a joy to participate in and I’m sad that it is ending but I am thankful for the friendships that have been made along the way!

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