Special Tea Tuesday

I have a lot to share with you today

Judy of Apron Strings blog recently organized a tea cup swap… thanks again Judy!

Kimmie and I ended up being swap partners … it was a surprise up until the package arrived at my door

tea-cupthis beautiful and colorful fine bone English china cup and saucer (everything tastes better in a pretty cup) traveled all the way from the west coast

Bright-Sunshinealong with so many special goodies wrapped in pretty lavender tissue paper … an altered puzzle piece with a polished sea glass bird wing … a piece of Zentangled seashell … precious pictures from a special children’s book … a beautiful smooth rock artfully decorated by Kimmie and more

the fortune says: “You will be fortunate in everything you put your hands to” = Love that!!!


exotic teas … Dragon Pearls … how magical … can’t wait to try a cup

tea time

the final bit of treasure has created a bit of a stir … a wee personalized matchbox filled to the brim with tiny bits of this and that … be sure and visit Kimmie at her Art in Red Wagons to see exactly what she tucked into what she calls a mini junk drawer

there is even a German Pfennig


inspired by a flickr pool called The International Championship League of Matchbox Stuffers … always amazing what people come up with

Pat McNally got inspired and got busy creating her own stuffed matchbox and I WON it as a prize … lucky me!!!

if you like the idea of stuffing tiny treasures into a matchbox why not join Pat of Artfully Ooglebloops for a Matchbox Swap … you would only have to make one … if you can stop at one

for more tea Tuesday posts visit Kimmie here

18 responses to “Special Tea Tuesday

  1. lovely treasures


  2. What a lovely group of treasures Patty, how lucky we are to share such a pretty passion! Enjoy your day xoxo Christen


  3. Your tea package couldn’t have been more suited for you! Absolutely wonderful. I love the cup! Kimmie put a lot of thought into your special package.

    Thank you for taking part in the exchange.

    oxo Judy


  4. Hello Patty,

    what wonderful gifts for you. I am happy with you.
    The German penny brings the happyness to you.
    I know its because I am German. You could see in my wrong English writing, sorry about that. But I hope you understand me.


  5. I had so much fun gathering together little goodies to send you 🙂

    My littlest girl helped me pick out the teacup – we searched high and low through a local antique store – I actually don’t think it’s a real antique – but the pattern and colors were pretty cool 🙂

    I love my package from you! Thank you so much for all the treasures ….. I had the Puerh tea today – it’s amazing! This was just so much fun!

    I hope you have a beautiful Tuesday!


  6. Wow, you are lucky! What a special little matchbox!!!
    Autumn Clark


  7. Thank you, Patty, for sharing your beautiful gifts with us today! Tea DOES taste better when it’s in a pretty teacup – especially a ‘specially chosen one!!! And all of your “goodies” are sooo delightful! Kimmie filled that tiny matchbox with a TON of love and good wishes! Hugs & Love, Terri xoxo


  8. You got great stuff, Patty! And I found Kimmie’s blog to read! ha!!! I think I need to do an inchie post…


  9. What a bundle of things you got with your tea cup. We all did very well and what fun. Loved your pictures and that little matchbox is a very neat idea.


  10. What fun at your mail box. Love your tea cup. That matchbox swap sounds like fun.


  11. Although I love the tea cup and the other wonderful items Kimmie picked out for you, I was most interested in the decorated match box. As always, you have pointed me to something new and wonderfully interesting. This matchbook swap sounds hot!!


  12. A cuppa with your new treasures. A lovely gift! Lucky you!


  13. Wow! These are wonderful! Linda (jo’s obsessions) is working on matchboxes and got me all inspired. Now I’m even more so!


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  15. What a wonder-full bundle Kimmie packed up for you!!!!
    We need ONE more person,( or two, or 4) to have an even number for the matchbox swap. If we get ONE more, and no more responses by the weekend, I close it up and pick swap partners! Woohoo- we are itching to get going!!! LOL


  16. Oh how fun!!!! I love the mini junk drawer!!! One’s man’s (or woman’s) trash is another’s treasure! Your photographs are awesome and I may have to try your red lentil soup! Have a great weekend!


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