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wizardnmJuly 17, 2006

A GREAT package from Teresa!

It came this afternoon and I waited for Kim to get home from work, she loves these swaps too.

First, there was a really nice letter from Teresa telling me more about herself. Teresa, thank you, it's really nice to get to know swap buddies better.

Then there was a packing list that explained that her theme was...."Categories-in-a-Box"....so here we go...

1. Condiments... Southern Delight BBQ Sauce, this looks really special and good, can't wait to try it. Apple Chutney,from Thomas Gourmet Food....yum! Doc Lee's Medium Pepper Relish, another yum! These were made in the same town that Teresa lives in. Also there is a jar of Savory Basil Garlic Pesto....a really big YUM here, it looks great.

2. Sweets....I'm busted! Teresa sent Almond Pistachio Biscotti and a box of Prim's Orange Filled Soft Cookies. Teresa knows how I love things to go with my coffee.

3. Table Top.... I love these... There are four of the cutest Chardonnay wine pattern plates, napkins to match and a pottery wine coaster....Teresa, the colors are great! They go with my color scheme so well. I can't believe you found something that works so well.

4. Seasonings.... Sea Salt and Tellicherry Peppercorns...both will be put to good use.

5. And the last catagory.... Etceteras..... the handiest little prep bowl...it hold about 1 cup and has a lid (from Oxo) this size will get lots of use and she even sent a bag of Martha Whites Self Rising Cornmeal Mix. This is impossible to find up here where I live.

Teresa....a BIG THANK YOU!!! I really appreciate everything you sent and the amount of thought you put into this great swap package. I wish I could take a picture and was glad to read that you took one. I had a ball opening it all up and everything was packed so well...nothing broke, smashed or leaking...you did good!

Nancy

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teresa_nc7

Whew! I'm so glad everything arrived safely with "nothing broke, smashed or leaking!"

I had fun learning more about you, Nancy, and trying to find items I thought you would enjoy. I hope you are able to use the useables and eat the comestibles (is that the right word?) during the rest of the summer and into the fall.

Stay cool!

Teresa

A pic of Nancy's swap box goodies:

    Bookmark   July 17, 2006 at 8:47PM
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robinkateb

Nancy, Teresa packs a great box doesn't she? I was the happy recipient of a swap from her as well. Enjoy!!

I find it a little funny that the box received is not one of the folks who has been madly tracking their packages today. That always seems to happen to me as well.

-Robin

    Bookmark   July 17, 2006 at 8:56PM
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bubbeskitchen

I am so busted paying attention only to my little box in the wild.

Teresa, you chose such wonderful items for Nancy. I love the Chardonay wine plates. And oh those Pimms Orange cookies are a favorite of mine. Tellicherry Peppercorns pack a lot of punch; you won't need as much as a recipe calls for. I love their aroma. Ahchoo!

Happy box found a very good home. Hurray!

    Bookmark   July 17, 2006 at 9:12PM
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jessyf

Very cute plates. I've seen that bowl in the stores and have refrained from buying them. Now I won't! Everything looks yummy!

    Bookmark   July 17, 2006 at 9:34PM
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dedtired

Another winner! This is my first swap and I am flabbergasted by all the thought and care that go into these boxes. I love the wine coaster especailly.

Pam

    Bookmark   July 17, 2006 at 10:15PM
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maggie2094

I love the combination of blue and brown together. Great choices, Teresa. Lots of goodies for you to try, Nancy. Enjoy!

    Bookmark   July 17, 2006 at 10:36PM
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annie1992

Nancy, have one of those Pim's cookies for me, I love 'em.
The wine plates are very cool and everything sounds really yummy.

Teresa was my swap partner last fall and I got a GREAT swap box. She knows how to pack a swap box, that's for sure.

I'm sure you and Kim will enjoy everything.

Annie

    Bookmark   July 17, 2006 at 11:23PM
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craftyrn

Oh Boy Nancy -- you and Kim are in for some great tastes with that box ! And you'll get endless use from the rest.
Can't make up my mind which I like more -- the plates or that nifty pottry wine coaster , very unique items Teresa-- you seem to have Nancy down to a tee .

Diane

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 12:19AM
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compumom

Teresa you managed to capture the "right stuff" for a great gal! I love those little Oxo bowls-- I have two small ones and one large. They're my faves!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 1:49AM
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kent4489

Nancy, lucky you...all wonderful items!
Teresa, you put together a great package.
I love those plates too.

Jayne

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 6:30AM
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homesforsale

You're all terrific swap partners..
I can tell everything is thought out and picked with happiness for the recipients..:)

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 8:16AM
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chase_gw

I'm coveting those plates too!!! Great swap Teresa, seems so Nancy!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 8:55AM
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momto4kids

What another amazing assortment of goodies! I'd love to try all those condiments! I've never had Pim's cookies, but I've heard they're good! The salt and pepper are great to have at the stove! I love the plates, too. Everything! What a great package! Enjoy!

Super job, Teresa!!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 9:09AM
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shaun

I love the Chardonay wine plates and the wine coaster! Never seen a wine coaster before.

Great swap package! Enjoy it all~

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 9:51AM
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chancesmom

Love that wine coaster and the plates! very nice assortment of snackies and condiments.

great job Teresa!
janet

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 10:40AM
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doucanoe

Another great swap box! Those plates are very cute, and I love the wine coaster. Nancy, you will use that OXO bowl often, I love mine!

Great job, Teresa!

Linda

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 11:50AM
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mustangs81

Teresa, You selected a lot of great items for a great lady!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 12:39PM
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sheshebop

I love that wine coaster too...and if that garlic basil pesto is the stuff from "A Southern Season," you are in for a treat! Wonderful package, Teresa! Enjoy, Nancy of the North!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 1:01PM
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goldgirl

Yet another wonderful swap box :) The plates, napkins, and coaster are especially awesome. Great job, Teresa. Hope you enjoy your goodies Nancy!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 2:00PM
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stacy3

oooh - another fun one!!!!!! What wonderful items you chose Teresa! I also love the wine coaster...and I don't think I can get ANY of those specialty items...

Nancy, beautiful description - have fun!

Stacy

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 2:10PM
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Marigene

What a nice package, love the plates and you can't go wrong with chocolate and orange in the same cookie!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 3:41PM
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riverrat1

Niiiiice!

Theresa, I know Nancy will enjoy her goodies that you put so much thought into.

Nancy, I enjoyed reading your description ;-)

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 3:50PM
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ArabellaMiller

Very, very nice! I do love those plates and napkins.

Enjoy!

AM

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 3:59PM
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lowspark

Teresa sent me that same pottery wine coaster in a previous swap and I love it!! Great package, everything looks wonderful!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 5:06PM
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granjan

Great goodies and beautiful plates, napkins and wine coaster. Another wonderful box. They just keep coming.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 6:29PM
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ann_t

Oh I'm so glad that you took pictures Teresa. Very nice swap box. Love the plates and the pottery wine coaster. I know that Nancy will enjoy using everything.

Ann

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 8:01PM
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Gina_W

Teresa, nice job on those useables and comestibles, LOL!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 8:24PM
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debbie814

Teresa, you certainly put a smile on Nancy's face. The Chardonay wine plates are great. I could go for some of those Pimms Orange cookies right about now. Enjoy your goodies Nancy!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2006 at 5:34AM
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traceys

I love those plates. I wish I could find things like that around here. Nice box Teresa. I'm sure Nancy is enjoying everything.

Tracey

    Bookmark   July 19, 2006 at 6:41AM
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paulines

Very nice pottery wine coaster, the colors are so perty. Doc Lee's pepper relish-hmmmm, that sounds soooo good!Teresa, great job!

Nancy & Kim, enjoy everything!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2006 at 10:41AM
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dlundin

Now that's what I'm talking about! What an excellent package of regional items and just good stuff. Nice work, Teresa. Enjoy it, Nancy!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2006 at 10:51AM
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trixietx

Teresa, what a nice package, everything looks and sounds great.

Have fun, Nancy!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2006 at 1:12AM
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RuddMD

Great package! Love the wine coaster.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2006 at 1:23PM
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Tikanas2

Having been a recipient of a swap box from Teresa, I know how much you are gonna love everything!

I love the wine coaster. Is that from Frogtown Pottery? Teresa sent me a gorgeous chip/dip server from there....

Teresa, another wonderful package!

Tikanas

    Bookmark   July 20, 2006 at 7:24PM
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lsr2002

What a great group of gifts. You and Kim can party in style.

Nice job Teresa.

Lee

    Bookmark   July 21, 2006 at 2:26AM
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