Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A tea gift with perfect timing

Last week was a stressful one, and then on Friday I got some very bad news about some very dear friends. By the time I got home that night, I just wanted to crawl in bed and pull the covers up over my head. When I arrived home, though, I saw that an eBay teapot I had recently won had arrived.

This beautiful shamrock teapot came from the eBay shop of fellow tea blogger Michele of The Nest at Finch Rest, and I was oh-so-happy to use up a Christmas gift card on this item. When I saw it had arrived, I opened the box and was just thrilled with my beautiful new teapot and how carefully it had been packaged!

But ... that wasn't all! I trust Michele doesn't do this for all her eBay customers (she'd surely lose money!), but she had included a beautiful shamrock-themed runner AND a cookie cutter AND an ornament. W-O-W, was I ever amazed!

But she had also included a note which told me to open yet another item last, and it was this wonderful shamrock design Lefton teacup! Can you believe that? As I told her at the time, I really feel like God used her to give me a lift when it was greatly needed. So, I got my new teapot and teacup, made me some tasty rooibos tea, and soon I felt ready to face the world again! (Thanks again, Michele, for such a generous and well-timed gift!)


  1. What a wonderful story. These items are so lovely! Won't it be fun getting them out next year for St.Patrick's Day and springtime.

  2. Those are so beautiful and I'm so glad they arrived right when you needed them! I actually looked at that teapot , too, and I wasn't sure why I didn't bid on it, but something told me not to. Now I know why! It was supposed to go to you, and I am glad it did. Enjoy!

  3. Michele is a kind and generous gal and it is nice your package with the bonuses arrived when you needed a lift.
    The new teapot a teacup are a pretty shamrock pattern.

  4. Wow Angela,
    Are you ever the Luckiest girl!!!!?? Yes, indeed. I love what you bought and i love what you were gifted with and I look forward to seeing it again next March.
    Michele, what a generous tea friend. Bless you.
    Xo Ruthie

  5. I was so happy to read about your "Shamrock Tea Package," because God knew that you had sent such a loving package to me [including a teacup from your collection]. So now it was your time to be blessed, and He used Michelle. The joy you felt opening Michelle's package, is the joy I felt opening yours. Isn't God good! What beautiful treasures Michelle sent you for celebrating St. Patrick's Day next year.

  6. What a lovely springtime surprise! God knows exactly what He is doing by sending his angel Michelle. Wonderful story!

  7. How wonderful ! They are beautiful !

  8. Such a beautiful gift! There are so many kind people in the world. :o)

  9. That precious little tea pot is adorable... and it sounds like those three leaf clovers brought you as much luck as a four leaf clover might! What a fun treasure box!

  10. What a special friend to add the beautiful treasures to your order. Hope things are going better this week.

  11. That is so sweet. Beautiful items and I am so happy they lifted your spirits. Blessings

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  13. What a touching story, Angela. I am glad that the package arrived when it did, just in time. I'm sorry to hear about the sad news about your friends, my thoughts are with you.
    There's something so uplifting about shamrocks - I love how they look and love what they stand for. I know you'll be enjoying your teapot.
    All the best, Joanie


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