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Monday, April 25, 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday Easter Tea and Swap!

Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!
What a delightful and Renewing Easter it was here at my home.
I give great thanks for my family,
our home and our health.
After hearing a healing Easter message from the Chapel at Duke University my family and I enjoyed a lovely tea and talk. So much fun!

Everyone received a small present, as our children are no longer little ones wanting baskets.

(This little sweetie is from Martha!)

I have been lucky to be in 3 Easter tea cup swaps this past month and today I am sharing the baskets, goodies and tea cups. I will share the tea cup Martha gave me today and only a little of the other two so I can showcase them in the next two Tea Cup Tuesday.

I received this adorable bunny basket full of goodies from Martha! She made the spoon art, isn't it lovely?! The lace, buttons and bookmark are so pretty and the little bunny is wearing a sweet angel pin! Which I will be wearing next! There is a beautiful "wonderland card as well that I adore. Thank you so much dear Martha!

This large wicker basket with a wooden top, plus all these goodies are from Sylvia at Sylvia's Simple Life. She is my Tea Cup Tuesday Easter Tea Cup swap partner. Sylvia sent me a lovely table runner, which is on my small tea table now, and a bunny tea towel as well as the beautiful bunny family figurine! She also sent me wonderful tea, chocolates, a pen and note pad shaped like a tea cup, and silver spoons, a beautiful tea cup and a handmade card!
I will showcase the tea cup and spoons next T.T.
Thank you so much Sylvia!

And these beautiful wrapped gifts and a tea cup from Terri (I am keeping what was inside as a surprise to share soon!, just wait till you see what is inside these packages!!!)

Now back to this sweet cup from Martha....Look at this beauty! Abundant flowers and gold trim!

Little wild flowers on the inside rim.

I think my favorite part of this trio (other than the fact that it came from my dear friend Martha) is the wavy edges of the plate and saucer as well as the swirl design on the outside of the cup.

This cup is a Coalport, a fine maker of china. The pattern as you can see is called "Junetime". Coalport used this backstamp post war in 1926, but this cup may be much later than this.

Thank you all who joined in the Easter Tea Cup Swap! I have seen some of your posts of your baskets and I can't wait to see the rest! I hope you all had as much fun as I did.

If you want to join in Tea Cup Tuesday. Create a post about a tea cup you would like to share with us. Tell us about it, share the backstamp, we love hearing about how you came to have your cup too! Then come back here and sign up with Mr. Linky below. After your link is created, click on it to make sure it goes to your Tea Cup post. We don't want to miss visiting any of you.

Thank you again for stopping by!


Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful Easter teacup swap. How fun!'Ruth

Tara said...

What a fun, cheerful tea cup! Love the spring flowers!!

Createology said...

Terri your Easter sounds like it was wonderful. Love your gorgeous table settings. Your new treasures are very fabulous and special coming from your friends. Happy week to you...

Home and Heart said...

Oh what gorgeous stuff!! Everything is lovely!!

The Tablescaper said...

Thank you so much for sponsoring the teacup exchange. It has been so much fun!

- The Tablescaper

Sylvia said...

Thank you so much for organizing the Easter Tea Cup Swap . I was existed to create this basket .
Have a great week !

Suz said...

Such beautiful cups and thoughtful goodies. I am just dazzled! You really did a wonderful job creating a swap and I am amazed that you are in two others. I think swaps are wonderful, though. Like Christmas!

Concetta said...

I would say that you a very blessed! I cannot wait to see all the other special treasures you have received!!

The cup our dear Martha gifted you with is so magnificent - I just love the detail! I think patterns on the inside of the cups are so beautiful. Enjoy all your prizes!

Thank you for hosting our tea party and swap!


Shortbread and Ginger said...

Everything looks lovely - hope you enjoyed all that chocolate!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Terri,
to see your and Martha's Easter swap gives a good idea of your blessed friendship. Both of you know so well what makes the other one happy. Great swap, I am sure you both will enjoy your precious gifts. Wish you a blessed time. Thank you so much for hosting this charming event.
Greetings, Johanna

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful cups and gifts! Makes me want to get out all of my pretty things, too!

KathyB. said...

What joy you must have had in receiving and opening the beautiful packages. The treasures inside are wonderful!The teacup from Martha is everything one would expect from a lady who knows her teacups and how to pick just the right one.

Your table setting is very pretty and I like the idea of a small gift by each place setting.

Susan Freeman said...

The tea cup that Martha sent you is truly special. It sounds like you had a wonderful Easter. Thank you for a lovely party.

Susan and Bentley

Victoria said...

Hi Terri...gorgeous cups..yay..such dazzling treasures..everything is super beautiful! Enjoy!
Happy Easter..wishing you many blessings always!


I love your place setting with that beautiful soft pink dinner plate, salad plate and gorgeous tea cup, my very fav! I also love your gift from Martha, you very fortunate! The flowers evoke spring n the air...I adore cups with flowers, so pretty! Thanks for comming by and leaving me such lovely comments and thank you for hosting too.

Anneke said...

I love your teacup tuesdayposts! The cups are all so beautifull! It looks like the easterswap was a lot of fun!

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Terri!
The Coalport trio you got from Martha is just gorgeous! How lucky you are for being such good friends!
Thanks for hosting again and for showing all these beauties.

Frieda said...

Your Easter tea cup is magnific
I follow links and enter your wonderful blog
Thank you for sharing

Snap said...

I love the chocolate bunny to start with and all your goodies from the swap. ... then the lovely cup from Martha! You hit the jackpot!!!! happy tea day!

Holly Moore said...

Oh what a beautiful Easter tea. Looks like such a good time. We had more of the frenzied getting ready for church and home for dinner and egg hunt with my girls. Good times though, just different. :) I love looking at all your swaps. I so wanted to play in your cup swap, but I thought being a newbie to cup swaps I should try our Marie one first. I can't wait to do another one. Have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Holly

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Terri,
What a wonderful array of gifts you have received! That bunny basket from Martha is adorable and the trio is lovely! How blessed you are! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful goodies and have a delightful day.

Blessings and hugs,

Fábio Carvalho said...

I loved the teacup Martha gave you! So beautiful! What a good friend she must be.
This week I almost couldn't join the Teacup Tuesday. Lots and lots of problems to solve populating my head.
all the best

Awishdream said...

Hi Terri, Your Easter setting is so beautiful with the Bunny and Eggs. What a Gorgeous teacup and so Spring! thanks for sharing.

Diann said...

Wow, what beautiful treasures! That teacup from Martha is gorgeous! I can't wait to see more of your beautiful gifts next week!

Marjanne said...

it is all so beautiful!

Unknown said...

Love the blog, I am new to tea blogging and have found such beauty in all I see here and other wonderful sites linked up here. I included a link on my site. Thank you!

♥ Miss Tea said...

oh wow! what a wonderful easter bunny basket swap you got! love the teacup, the design is so gorgeous!! love your easter table setting too!! thanks for hosting tea time tuesday!

Susan @ http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

Princesa Nadie said...

You are lucky,Martha has always lovely tea cups and now you have got one of them!
I love your Easter baskets

Unknown said...

Hi Terri! It sounds like the teacup swap was so fun..too bad I just joined..next year! You cup is beautiful. I love the thought that the cups travel around. lol I had a choco bunny just like the one in your pic..on the way home from the store,I ate him. :o See you next week. Your blog i so pretty!

ooglebloops said...

What lovely teacups - I thought I had signed up for this, but maybe not!!! I will have to catch you next time around.
Your Easter table is gorgeous!!!

The French Hutch said...

Lovely Teacup Swap. Your Easter gifts are so thoughtful and I love the bunny basket. The table setting is very lovely too. Thanks for hosting.

The French Hutch

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your warm comment on my blog!

Elaine said...

Terri, it sounds like you had a wonderful Easter. Your Easter gifts look beutiful and i can imagine how special it felt to receive them. The cup from Martha is a real treasure. Such a beautiful pattern full of bright flowers, just perfect.

Elaine x

Kathy said...

These are quite lovely swaps - they outdid themselves - so many beautiful treasures - so glad you had a wonderful Easter with your family - it is a blessing to spend time with them when you can as they grow!
Hope you have a wonderful week,

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Such a lovely post dear one! Sending joy to you and blessings, too!

Tea in Texas said...

I love your Coalport trio. I have always loved the Coalport China for it's beautiful designs and quality. Glad the swaps were fun!

June said...

Hi Terri,
I don't think I've seen a chaocolate bunny look so delish! Sitting there on your pretty(gorgeous) china plate.
Beautiful sway gifts. WHat fun that must be to unwrap all those goodies.

I love your art Terri. You have incredible talent in so many forms.
sending hugs...

Marlynn said...

beautiful tea cup once again! Love your cups, friend! hugs

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