Thursday, November 13, 2008

12 Days of Christmas Tea & Cookie Recipes

Join me and others who LOVE tea time and want to have some fun with a Holiday Swap! At the last swap I hosted, there were many ladies asking about a Holiday Swap, so here it is:

The theme is "12 Days of Christmas Tea & Cookie Recipes"

The swap is to consist of 12 items, all individually wrapped:

*A Christmas or Holiday print teacup & saucer.
* 3 of your absolute favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes on a 3x5 or 4x6 card
* The other 8 items should be holiday and/or tea-related items
For instance: (this is only for inspiration, you can choose whatever you like)
Your favorite tea, a scented votive candle, a linen napkin, a silver spoon, decorated sugar cubes, a cookie cutter, an ornament, a tea towel, etc. - try to keep it tea time related!

Your Swap Sister may choose to open one gift a day leading up to Christmas, or she can open them all at's her/your choice.

The t&s (teacup & saucer) may be vintage or new, one that is in your personal collection or a purchased one. Please swap a t&s that is functional (no cracks) and one that you would appreciate receiving (ie. no chips, crazing, fleabites). The spending limit is $20 (not including shipping cost). At least one homemade or handcrafted item(s) should be included as one of the items (i.e. a tag, a paper crown tiara, pinwheel etc).

Deadline to sign up by:

~ December 1, 2008

Parcels mailed out by:
~ December 12, 2008
Caution: Consider this swap carefully before signing up. Please DO NOT sign-up if you cannot commit to the swap. The holidays are a busy time, and this swap is supposed to be fun with a spirit of sharing, not a burden. So only those who are fully willing to follow through and excited to join in, are encouraged to sign-up. We don't want anyone left out because someone flaked out. Thank you for understanding!

The email to sign-up is parteatimeswap [at] gmail [dot] com and please leave pertinent information such as 1) your name, 2) blog addy and 3) email addy. You must email me, do not leave the info in a comment box.
You will exchange your snail mail addy with your Sister Swapper once you've made contact with them. I will post the swap list on this blog on December 2nd. It is easiest to keep the swap in the Continental US, but if I get a couple of ladies within the same country (last time we had a lot of Aussies! yay!) I will match you up. Otherwise, I will have to keep it within the USA. Sorry, *bottom lip pouting*

Pack fragile items very carefully! After your parcel has been mailed, kindly email me the confirmation number so that we may confirm that every participant received a swap. For fun, please post on your blog the items you sent and/or received with photos. We can add to the Flickr group as well.

Feel free to copy either graphic provided and paste to your blog. Spread the tea luuvvv. Here is a link to the graphics to copy & paste the code. Directions (for Blogger) are included if you do not know how to do it.

Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me.

This should be a lot of fun, and I hope my kindred tea lovers out there will join us!
Thank you in advance for signing up!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Flicker Group for the ParTea Time Swap

Here is the link to our Flickr Group when you either are ready to send or you have received your ParTea Time Swap items you can upload your photos here, so we can all take a peek at your goodies!