Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tea Time Anyone?

Hello Everyone,

First I wanted to thank Stephanie for doing a wonderful job with the Time for Tea Swap. Lots of fun!! And thank you for the lovely "tea house", you are so talented.

Next, I received my package from my partner!!! YAY!! Melanie from Jelly Bean Angel was my partner and sent me a lovely package, well packages. She recreated for me an English cream tea in a summer garden. How cool is that!

So here is what she sent... the first 3 parcels...


The second 3 parcels.... click on this picture to read her note. All the parcels had to be opened in a specific order.

And the last 4 parcels...

This is what was in the parcels. A CD of wonderful music to listen to while having tea, an apron, a kitchen mitt, towel and wooden spoon. These are all to keep myself clean while making the recipes that she sent. The recipes are for 3 different kinds of scones, which I absolutely adore.


Of course some chocolate, variety of tea, jelly, a placemat and coasters of roses from her garden. They are gorgeous! And a table cloth and napkins where Melanie hand appliqued the wonderfully bright teacups on the edges.

Also included was a spoon/tea bag rest tea pot, and a beautiful bag to carry all of these in so I can go to any garden and have the tea party!


Lots of fun! Thanks so much Melanie! You really made my day and I think I will be planning a little tea party with my friends soon. After all I must try the tea and of course the scones.

Until next time....


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24 comments:

Carmen Rose said...

What a beautiful and lovely gift!

Shari said...

What a terrific swap Melanie has put together. Love the idea of it all... she put a lot of thought and effort into it...

Stephanie said...

Yippee! What a fantastic idea...an English tea party. I just love the applique teacups in bright and cheerful colors. Terrific swap gifts. Melanie is so thoughtful.

Rumi said...

Wow! Great tea swap goodies! Love the appliques!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Fun swap :o) Glad you had a good time and received lovely gifties!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Jackie, what a wonderful goodie bag, filled with wonderful things, what a nice job melanie did!

Vickie E said...

Everything looks awesome! that was a great swap..

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Jackie,
What a fantastic package. There are so many wonderful things to enjoy a little tea party. Have a great time!
~Karen~

Heleen said...

Oh I just love this tea swap! every were I see it. You sure have some wonderfull gifts!

Stina said...

Oh Jackie... you will have the most wonderful teaparty ever!!!!
Oh you must have been thrilled when you opened up theses wonderful gifts..:o)
Enjoy your tea...:o)

Melanie said...

Hia Jackie, I am so glad you liked it. I numbered them so you could listen to the cd while baking the scones then set the table and make the tea as the scones were cooking. I hope you and your friends enjoy having an old fashioned English Afternoon Tea. :-)Clotted cream is a must! :-)

P.S. I've posted about your wonderful parcel.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow what a great swap package Jackie! I love those bright teacups!

Carrie P. said...

How very nice of Melanie. She is very talented and so are you. Just left her blog. Great stuff you sent her.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Sweet swap for you both! love those tea cups - so cheery :)

Purple and Paisley said...

what great stuff! and the quilt you sent melanie? oh, jackie - it's wonderful! i love it!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Sweet stuff for a sweet person. How fun Jackie. I can imagine the excitement when I get my swap! Thanks for sharing with us.

Glenna at Hollyhock Quilts said...

What a delight to receive! Wish I were close to you so I could come to your tea party!

Thanks for the blog note and I'm glad you like the block! I'll let you know when your feedsack squares go to the PO---

Cheryl said...

Great swap presents. I have really enjoyed seeing what everyone recieved. What a fun swap!

Anina said...

It's like Christmas in March!

Lisa said...

Very cute teapots!

Christine said...

You must have had heaps of fun opening all those parcels. Great idea of Melanie's.

Annemariesquilt said...

Melanie has done a beautiful job and everything looks so good. And I love the quilt you made for her. Take care..

Eileen said...

Melanie knows how to make up a nice package. :-) You did a wonderful job describing everything too.. I can just imagine you opening it.

Ulla said...

That was a very complete set for a perfect English tea party! I hope you can soon set the table outdoors and enjoy a little picnic with your friends.

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