Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Of a Dear New Friend, a Thoughtful Interview, and a Tea Cozy Giveaway!

“A friend loveth at all times…”
~Proverbs 17:17a

“Use hospitality one to another without grudging.”
~1 Peter 4:9

Friends are so very dear, are they not? Time and again, I have been so blessed through the kind words, comforting hugs, and warm encouragement brought to me by my dear friends. It is a tremendous blessing when the Lord brings into our lives new friends to comfort and encourage us, to serve Christ alongside us, and to, in turn, be a strength and encouragement to them, as well. Part of the joy of understanding that it is, in fact the dear Lord Who brings dear friends into our lives, is the thought that we never know when it will be that He will bless us with a new friend. Such was the case for me these past couple months.

Back in August of last year, I, through my home business Cozy Tea Treasures, became a sponsor for the delightful Jane Austen tour that the wonderful site Feelin’ Feminine was hosting. In so doing, I offered up one of my tea cozies for a giveaway to be held during the tour. The winner of the cozy was a dear young woman named Grace, who has a delightful blog called Grace’s Garden Walk. I was so blessed my her sweet thankfulness and warm heart that was so evident in everything she said. To make a long story short, we have kept up correspondence from time to time since then, and a couple months ago I discovered that she so graciously offers advertising and giveaways on her blog for Etsy shop owners. I asked her about possibly advertising Cozy Tea Treasures through hosting a tea cozy giveaway on her blog. With the sweet spirit that is so characteristic of Grace, she enthusiastically agreed and e-mailed me a wonderful list of interview questions to go along with the giveaway, as part of the blog post. Well, in the past couple weeks I have prayed about the interview, answered the questions, sent the answers to Grace, and been so delighted by how she put so much work, detail, and love into the wonderful giveaway post. The way she put it together is truly beautiful, so I want you all to go check out the post, read the interview, and enter the giveaway!! I pray that you will be as blessed by Grace’s work as I am. And may the interview be a blessing, as well!

So, hurry on over to the calming, beautiful, whimsical Grace’s Garden Walk blog and enter the giveaway, which ends Tuesday, April 5th!

And, thank you, dear Grace, for your sweet friendship! May the Lord bless.


  1. I agree wholeheartedly (I have already entered the giveaway, which is how I found out about you and your lovely tea cozies!) - Grace is so sweet and encouraging and godly! And to think she's only 14, she just amazes me (I'm 18 myself) with her maturity!!! :-)
    I, too, love the way God brings people together. He is so GOOD!!!
    Much love in Jesus,

  2. Oh, dear Miss Rebekah! You are a darling! Your interview answers have very much encouraged me, and the giveaway, I know, will bless a young lady out there. ;) Again, I want to give my heart-felt thanks not only for your wonderful generosity of contributing one of your lovely tea cozies, but also for your kind words, and most importantly, your dear friendship.

    If I may, I would like to have the opportunity, perhaps, to write a few letters to you. You have been such a blessing, and I would like to further our acquaintance through letter correspondence. Of course, 'tis completely fine if you do not feel comfortable doing so.

    Thank you again for everything, dearest Rebekah! I shall be drawing the winner of your tea cozy soon!
    With Much Love in Christ,

  3. So nice to hear from you, Traci! It's been a joy to get to know you a bit these past couple weeks. It truly is exciting how the Lord brings people together! :) What a joy.

    I, too, am 18 and am so very encouraged and blown away by dear Grace's maturity and godliness. :) What an example for young girls!

    Thanks for the note! :)

    Hello, dear Grace! Such a joy to hear from you. :) Your sweet spirit is such a blessing. :) I would be delighted to write letters back and forth! I was so excited to read your comment, as when I read your recent letter writing posts, I, too, had thought about how neat it would be for us to correspond through letters. Thank you for the offer!


  4. Hey Rebekah! I really adore your blog! I was wondering if it would be okay with you if I put your delicious cheese ball recipe on my blog and put a link to your blog with it? I think some of my readers would be interested in your blog and I know they would love your recipe!


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God bless you!

~Rebekah S.