Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Arrivals....



My box-full of goodies from the Tea Cup Swap arrived today courtesy of the lovely Marieke {Treats and Treasures} ....It was both hers and my own first time swap! So I am really delighted with my bag (baby!) :). I was sent the most beautiful little old and delicate teacup which is white with an adorable pattern of stylised fuschia flowers...I am so glad that the style of it looks as if it came from the Netherlands {Amsterdam}, as it will always remind me at a glance of its origins! Marieke also included for me a copy of French Marie Claire Idees (which is jam-packed full of beautiful visuals), a lovely corsage pin made by her own fair hand, a delicious packet of mint tea, and a lovely hand made collage card to go with! (I love her collages!!). I feel really spoiled..thank you SO much Marieke! I will post the picture of the cup I sent to Bee in Oz...but not yet, as I don't want to ruin her surprise!

Spurred on by the fun of the swap (similar to the thrill of the chase I shouldn't wonder :P)...I am also doing a paper swap with Camilla which I have been pootering about collecting at intervals today in between working though my 'To DO' list. Camilla says she likes 'ugly' and 'cheap' papers..so I am trying to find some that will appeal....(How thrilling would it be to see a little glimpse of a bit of your paper in one of her wonderful works of art!?)....a good challenge to pick for the paper Queen! :D

XX

11 comments:

Marieke said...

Soooo glad you like it! Even if you don't get anything in return, it's already so much fun - Especially when it's received so well! (BUT, can't wait to see the postman :-)...)

Jessie said...

That looks like fun! A beautiful tea cup!

Jemma said...

abigail, thank you for sending me the link to your page - i had no idea blogs were so addictive! i have been swinging from link to lovely link for several weeks now, fantastic!
wish i'd got in on the tea cup thang. although, i'd also love to do a glassware swap - any thoughts??

Abigail said...

Hi Jem! Yes..just how addictive are blogs!? I missed the first round of the T-cup swap..but was still able to join up..I will let you know when it all comes round again! I have never seen a Glassware swap..that would be fab!! You will just have to set up a blog and get one going then.. :P! XX

sharon whyte said...

Lovely! I love the idea of a tea cup swap. It's so exciting :)

lisa s said...

such a great swap! :)

and another w/ camilla? ooohhh jealous!
hope your week has started off well....
xo

Karen said...

SO jealous! I really want to participate in one but the hubby won't let me due to limited storage space as is. Will have to wait until we find more storage space. Until then, all I can do is drool....

Shari said...

hi abigail
looks like you had a great mail day! hooray! i love coming home to find goodies in my box. am playing catch up reading all of the entries...but will be up to speed soon. xo shari

mav said...

what a great swap. that cup is delightful.
have fun with the paper swap!!!!!!!!!
xo, mav

Anonymous said...

that looks like so much fun! i just signed up for the tea cup swap this march! i am a TEA ADDICT!

holly
www.hollyhatam.livejournal.com

joy said...

yay...what a great cup & package!