"Any arbitrary turn along the way and I would be elsewhere; I would be different." ~ Frances Mayes

After losing 112 pounds in almost a year and a half, I have come to realize how very much I was missing. I may be Late to the Party, but I am doing my best to catch up in my own unique way!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Tea Cups and Swaps

Is there anything more cheerful and comforting than a good cup of hot tea?  Of course there is!  A beautiful teacup to drink it from!
 I am a participant in a teacup swap through Faith, Hope and Cherry Tea and my partner is La, or Lori, from A Musing Potpourri. Both of their blogs are wonderfully delightful and I love visiting them to see what they are up to, what their thoughts are on any given day.  They are inspirational and fun!
Coming home at the end of a stressful day at work to find a big box waiting for me was just the pick-me-up I needed on Wednesday!  Inside I found the prettiest teacup and other things.  Here, just take a look!
The teacup is a pattern called Blue Danube and I love the weight of it!  I have always loved the blue and white of English china and I once had a little teapot set that belonged to my grandmother, but alas, has long ago been lost....long, sad story.  So now I have the wonderful reminder of that teapot.  The gift box is a wonderful blue with black and white flowers and couldn't have been a better compliment to the teacup.  Also,  as you can see, there was a tiny spoon perfect for that "spot o' tea" and a handy teabag holder once it comes out of the hot water.  Decaf English breakfast tea is fantastic since I can't have the caffeine. There was a lovely card from La that was the perfect match to it all.  And, to top it all off, a Buckeye peanut butter candy, since La is from Ohio, and a little package of Walker's Shortbread cookies - a personal fave, I might add!  I have to admit....the cookies and the buckeye were consumed within hours of opening the box, thus the torn and opened packages in the picture!  Well worth the Weight Watchers points!

So, thank you, La, for the beautiful cup and all the accompanying items!  I will cherish my new cup, but most of all, a new friend!  I only hope you enjoy yours as much as I have mine!


  1. I'm so glad you received it safely. I looked at several different teacups but that one just caught my eye. Enjoy your morning tea! La

  2. Oh, what a special teacup! This has been a most fun swap!

  3. It looks like you received plenty of goodies. The blue and white cup looks like it has quite an interesting handle. Blue and white cups are so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

  4. isn't that just the perfect gift package?
    i am sooo delited for you Mic ~
    and Lori for choosing so thoughtfully for you ")
    thank you for being a TeaCup party girl with us! it's been a TON of FuN!

  5. What a beautiful cup! I too love pretty tea cups but I am a true fan of loose teas. If you haven't already discovered Teavana.com go and see all their wonderful teas and accessories. Enjoy!

  6. I've been without internet and just now saw you had visited me so I'm returning the visit WITH A FOLLOW.

    You had me at TEA! ;-)

  7. Don't we just love getting goodies?

    Thank you for your visit and comment. Come play Blue Monday some day!