There were 192 tea lovers participating from all over the world.
What a lot of work and
What a lot of Love Stephanie puts into this exchange.
I decided to go all out and take part in both exchanges.
I was lucky that Jill Torres, also a "first timer", sent me a mug. Hard to believe all of this was in one box! Everything was so beautifully wrapped. A lot of effort went into the paper decorations. Almost too pretty to open!
Jill even included mice and cat nip for my kitties. So very thoughtful.
I began to unwrap all the goodies. It quickly became apparent that this was going to be a magical, fun tea!
Jill is from Florida and she enclosed some Florida goodies.
A wonderful Florida souvenir spoon with a pelican. (The pelican just happens to be one of my favorite water birds.) Postcards with recipes. Florida wouldn't be complete without a mention of Ernest Hemingway -- with Highland Select Tea -- "Infused with the author's spirit and passion for life."
More magic with Alice In Wonderland! Fun mug -- drink me! Wonderland Tea - The Official Unbirthday Tea called Topsy Turvy Tea Blend. I'm going to fall head over heels for this tea. Black tea with a delicious citrus and fruity flavor.
And a wonderful book filled with Wonderland ephemera. It's been so much fun going through it all and I find things I think I didn't see before.
The precious little bird frame was another little surprise.
I got out my Alice In Wonderland Tea for One Teapot. I'm all set now to have a cup of tea and open the Ginger Nuts.
Last, but not least, Jill included these beautiful white on white hand made cards.
They are so gorgeous. I think I'm going to keep them and frame them.
What fun this has been!
I'd like to thank Stephanie again and special thanks to the talented Jill Torres for sending such a magical tea.
How lucky am I?? The teacup was just the first of the goodies in the box. A box of Numi organic tea: Gunpowder Green. Must be ESP ... Gunpowder Green is one of my favorite teas.
Wonderful Autumn decor. Perfect kitchen towel for the fall that I put immediately to work! I love owls -- isn't he cute ... look at those big feet! I needed a small pumpkin.
They all look great with the rest of the gang! One more sweet item that is hard to see. Nora sent a plant stake that has a glow-in-the-dark ball. In the evening it looks like the frog is visited by a fairy! Thank you, Nora! I had so much fun opening your box. I love everything you picked for me.
Thanks again to Stephanie for arranging the exchange.