Thursday, April 09, 2009

Dayspring tea time products and give away

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I'm so happy to share these items with you. I was contacted by Dayspring (the Christian division of Hallmark) to review the products and I told them I'd also be happy to share in a give away.

I chose not to put any advertisements on Coffee Tea Books and Me with the exception of the Amazon widget (which lets me share my favorite books and brings me a little book credit!). However, in this case, I wanted to share these lovely products with you because they are pretty and so reasonably priced.

Just last week I was looking at china products at Macy's (I had a couple hours until I had to pick up the guys) and was aghast... that's a great word, aghast... at the prices. One teacup cost $60.00!

Not only are the Dayspring prices reasonable but they are offering a 20% discount off the total purchases when you order. (I am not receiving any kickbacks, hehehe..) I'll share pictures of a few of their products and then you can follow the link to see what other "tea time" pretties they offer (just in time for Mother's Day and Spring events!).

Here is their tea tray (Tray with Inserts) that I've shown propped up against my vintage sewing machine (which will give you an idea of the size). I not only loved the inside picture but guess what? The bottom of the tray is removable and it comes with four different tea time inserts but you could also display your own pictures or "scrapbook" a design.

It is very sturdy and deep enough to hold a teapot and a few teacups safely. Plus... it has glass over the picture insert which makes it easy to clean. I can also see putting pretty vintage lace linen napkins over the bottom (especially if using one of my floral teapots). Can you tell I love this tray??

Next is their beautiful little "Pink Floral Tea for One" that is so petite and feminine. It makes me smile.

Dayspring is famous for their beautiful cards which I've purchased for many years. I especially like to go to the local Christian bookstore to find a Dayspring card for my husband on Father's Day and our anniversary. Below are a couple pictures of their Teacup Boxed Note set... so feminine and like the rest of the products, a good price even when a sale is not offered.

Of course they offer pretty teacups and teapots.... and guess what? That's what you have a chance to win! They are a beautiful blue and white with the scripture "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it".

Here is what the teapot and cup look like together.

All you have to do is leave a comment between now and Monday. I'm using this time to take a little blog break and give you time to peruse the Dayspring tea time website should you want to take advantage of this sale they are offering you.

To enter to win the teapot and teacup, just leave a comment on this post. Perhaps how you would use the teapot and teacup?

If you decide to purchase any tea time items on their website, to receive an additional 20% sale price just use the coupon code SPRING09. This sale expires May 1st, 2009. Yes, you even get to take an additional 20% off sale items by using this code.

To view the Dayspring line of tea time products (there are a lot more than I have reviewed), click here. There are two "pages" of items so be sure to check out everything. As I said, I'm not getting any kickbacks from Dayspring, I'm just happy to participate.

Have a very blessed Passover and Easter my friends. I'll announce the name that gets pulled out of the basket on Monday. :)


Anonymous said...

How precious the tea pot and cup are!

Two weeks ago I hosted a tea for some of the ladies in my group. It was suggested by five year old Corrie who wanted to dress up and have a tea party.

I put tea pots all over the house and small vases of red roses (bought on discount at the grocery store --$5 a dozen). The foods were simple: fruit salad (from my Angel Food box), homemade millet bread with pimento cheese or cream cheese and chives, honey covered almonds, gluten free apple mini-muffins with honey butter, sweet potato chips, and a cheese ball with gluten free chips. And, of course, an assortment of herbal teas. I bought a small set of children's stamping material for the three and five year olds and set their very own special table complete with rabbit themed tea set and a three foot Winnie the Pooh (we had honey, remember) in a spring outfit.

Candles lit the house and conversation and laughter filled it!

When my guests left, each of them got a small nosegay of the roses, tied with ribbon (bought at a surplus outlet, on sale, 29-cents a roll!) and a small plate of leftovers.

We are already planning a May Day tea that we will have out of doors and everyone has to wear a wild hat and white gloves.

The tea set would be a part of our next tea, should I win it!

Have a glorious Easter!


Anonymous said...

I surely can't be the first to comment! I have a dear friend who collects tea pots and tea cups. I would be giving this lovely item to her on her birthday in June. That's what my plan is if I were to win it.

Rhonda in OK said...

of course I want to enter!

Anonymous said...

The teapot and cup are lovely. I would use it to serve my daughter and daughter-in-law tea when they stop over for a visit. Right now I have been using a teabag in a cup.
Mrs. L.

Nancy said...

I would love to be able to give the tea pot and cup to a dear friend who lives in Michigan, but is coming to Colorado to visit me in June. She is a tea lover!
I love your blog, having discovered it recently.

Anonymous said...

I have never left a comment on a blog before. However, I want you to know how much I love reading your ponderings, your recipes, your book reviews, about your family and your struggles - oh, and about your thrift store finds! I have read some blogs on frugality that left me feeling that I can never enjoy anything lovely, that it is all about depriving myself. You have shown me that I can still have some very lovely things and eat tasty food and still pursue a life of frugality. Thank you. The tea set is gorgeous. I love having women from my church and from our community over for tea. I feel it is a ministry. Thank you again, Brenda.

Beginner said...

I was reared by parents that had survived the depression and lived by the philosophy "use it up-wear it out, make it do-or do without. The harder everyday life becomes, the more grateful I am. You rarely miss what you've never had. My husband and I consider an Arby roast beef sandwich, while running errands. like most people would think of, as dinner out. It is pretty rare when I don't cook our meal. Tea is our beverage of choice after water of course. Being from the South, it is often iced. I like it hot quite often.

I hope everyone reading this has a wonderful weekend. It really doesn't matter what your individual beliefs are. If nothing else spend some time reflecting on the things you value in your life. For me that is faith, family, health, and all my friends, both real and virtual. My virtual friends have a real existence also, though we will probably never meet. I call them virtual because right now they exist only on my computer.

May your world be at peace

Shan said...

Dearest Brenda,

I would love to be entered in your give away!

I can just imagine sipping my tea in the front parlour, a bit of honey and a dash of cream....bliss.

You are so thoughtful, I am sure this will bless the winner.

Yours kindredly,
Honey Hill Farm

Anonymous said...

I am new to your blog. I've only been reading a few weeks (a few days prior to your computer dying!)

I am in a house surrounded by males. Even our cats are boys. A beautiful tea pot and tray would be so lovely to have for myself. I can see putting the tray w/the pot and cup on my futon while I curl up and read Martha Stewart magazine.

Thanks for hosting this give-away.

Debby said...

With the new tradition I've started (with myself!) this would surely be lovely to have!

The products are beautiful, aren't they? I love to look at their catalog, and online!

Debbie in KY said...


I would love to win the tea pot & cup. I would use it for tea for myself during my quiet time in the evening after all the kids are in bed.

Debbie in KY

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Hi Brenda, you know I love dishes and these are cute so is that tray. I've never heard of them so I'll go check out their site now.

Happy Easter!


Sharon said...

Simply beautiful Brenda!If I won it I would use it to make myself a nice cup of Candy Cane Lane tea and pamper myself a bit.And once I make friends at our new church I could maybe even invite someone over to our tiny apartment and share a cup of tea and discuss the goodness of God.:-)So,please enter me in your give away.Thanks Brenda.Love~Sharon :-)

Vee said...

How cool is that? You should be receiving something...

I love DaySpring. Two of my favorite mugs are from that company as my beloved's daughter works in a Bible bookstore and she can't help but leave a bit of her paycheck behind.

That teapot and teacup is lovely and I would use them in the usual way...enjoying a nice cup of hot tea in the afternoon for a pick-me-up.

Have a beautiful weekend, Brenda. Easter blessings to you and yours.

Tracey McBride said...

Hi Brenda, What a wonderful experience! Please don't enter me in the drawing--as I have too many tea things-- but I had to comment on this give away and the Hallmark donation. What a blessing!! I pray you and your family have a lovely Easter.

P. S. I will be emailing you this weekend or early next week!xo

nGogo said...

What a wonderful give-away! The teapot and cup are so beautiful as are the other Dayspring products. I'd love to use that teapot at our mother/daughter tea in May. I have loved all things tea for many years and find your blog so refreshing; I feel like we are all sitting down on your porch for a cuppa and listening to you share your gracious and frugal lessons with us. Thanks.

Mrs. Rabe said...

How fun!

I love tea and having tea parties! One of the things I do is host ladies tea parties for my homeschool co-op moms and for our ladies from church.

But really tea is a part of our everyday life...just this morning we had tea, scones, lemon curd and mock devonshire cream for breakfast. We love it.

I do not have much blue but these would be lovely with what I have!

becka said...

I would love to be entered into your giveaway. I drink a cup of hot tea nearly every morning at work. It is calming and warming--my desk is in a corner of a concrete block building. I also have a small collection of teapots and pitchers in my kitchen on top of my cabinets. They do get used from time to time as well.
Glad Christopher is doing better. I'm using my husband's school computer tonight, but he thinks he's got the bugs/worms out of our other one. It's taken nearly a week!

Friend Debra said...

I too, love the tray. I am so happy you have been posting often.

Niki RuralWritings said...

I've ordered from Dayspring before, I like their Christmas cards. They are very reasonably priced. I just broke the spout on my favourite teapot, we're hoping the crazy glue will hold! So, please do enter me in your lovely giveaway!

tam said...

My oldest daughter and I like to have tea together about once a month and discuss books. Well, today we found out that she is having a baby girl the end of August. What a wonderfull tradition we are starting. Thanks for the opportunity for this beautiful set.

cozythyme said...

Oh, I would just love, love, love to have that teapot! Thanks for entering me in the drawing. Nancy D.

Becbud said...

What a lovely tea set! I will have to keep that in mind when I need a special gift for someone in our church. As a Pastor's wife, I'm always on the lookout for "Classic" Christian gifts.

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful set! I would love to treat my Mom to a wonderful tea with this! Thanks for the opportunity!
Have a Blessed Resurrection Sunday!

Anonymous said...

The teapot and cup are pretty. I might give them to my married daughter -- or the daughter-in-law to come. Thanks for this kind offer!

Susan (DE)

live4Him said...

I am always encouraged when I read your blog. Thank You!! You really are a gift to so many.

I would enjoy the tea pot and cup during my quiet times. If I win though, I would give it to my sister for her birthday.

God bless,
Debbie in MI

Mr Lee said...

So much prettiness!Have a lovely Easter weekend.Welcome to our blog

Tracy said...

Happy Eaaster! He is risen!

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

jernie88What a lovely teapot and tea cup. Please enter me into your drawing. Thanks so very much! You are so sweet to look out for your reader in this way!
Lisa in Texas = )

Lisa said...

Enter me please!

Peggy Lorenz said...

Thank you for this giveaway, Brenda! I have three teenaged daughters, and they still love to "have tea" with me!

Have a restful and joyful weekend...He is Risen!

Peggy Lorenz

Anonymous said...

What a lovely set! I do not have a tea pot...and I generally drink my tea from a mug. I know, many of you are aghast! I love that word too! Anyway, great giveaway! Thank you.

bookworm814 at

Dale Ann said...

What a lovely giveaway. That tea for one is perfect for this single gal, should I win.

Have a blessed Easter weekend. I'm glad I serve a risen Savior!

Dale Ann

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful tea pot and cup.I would also use it during my quiet times.
Your blog is such a blessing.

GrammaGrits said...

Everything is beautiful! I would use the cup or teapot for daily tea and the tray would be great to serve granddaughters. Thanks for such a sweet giveaway, and God bless you!

Emily said...

I've always loved tea parties, and now that I have a home of my own, I enjoy having pretty tea cups to use with friends!

lynda said...

oh I love the pictures you posted. I'd use the tea pot for a tea party.

rebecca said...

I think I would give it to my sis in law... if I could part with it! I collect tea cups, so that may not happen... :)

gitrecca at gmail dot com said...

I read your blog daily and find it inspirational. I have never commented before. If I should be chosen to win your give away I would use it as a door prize at church. We are planning a high tea for our 25 or more year members. we want to celebrate their faithfulness over the years.

Have a blessed Easter and I hope you and your family enjoy good health all year long.

Anonymous said...

I always wanted a teapot.
khulsey79 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...


What a lovely giveaway. I love, love,love reading your blog. You truely have a ministry that is very much appreciated.

Thank you

Brooke said...

Thank you for the giveaway Brenda (and Dayspring!)

I would love to win the teapot and cup. I would use it to remind me to have afternoon tea and devotional time with my two year old daughter.

Hehe. Regardless I will be getting a teapot to do this with, but I loved the idea of winning one!


Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

N. G. (commented by e-mail)

Lady Jen said...

My daughter and I like to have tea parties a few times a week. I would love the tea pot and tea cup.

Beautiful For Thee Administrator said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! My family comes from a very English background so tea is a necessity around here. I love having people over for tea and this would be a lovely addition to my kitchen. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!


Vintage Girl said...

Thank you Brenda, Dayspring has such lovely products. Our local Christian book and gift store carries many of them. The teapot and cup are adorable. I have some very special teacups from a friend, one of my grandma and several from purchasing here and there. When my daughter was five we had a tea party birthday and it was so much fun. Blessings and Happy Easter, Heather

Sallie@aquietsimplelife said...

I would appreciate being entered. Thanks for hosting!


Dawn said...

Hi...I would use it on my back porch as I sit and read. My love of tea and teapots comes from my grandma.


Rachel C. said...

I would give the teapot and cup to my mom...a tea drinker from childhood thanks to her Irish heritage.

Love your blog...sometimes reading it is just a calm in the midst of some stormy days.

Rachel C.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend who collects tea pots, and I would love to be able to give this to her for her birthday!

Linda said...

Hi Brenda,

What a wonderful give-away from Dayspring and you!

The teapot and cup are charming. I would use them to enjoy a cup of tea during my morning quiet time with the Lord and in the evening when I sit to relax and read blogs ;0)! Nothing like having a couple of special times during the day to enjoy oneself.

Thank you for sharing so much of *YOU*
with us. Your blog is such a blessing!

Have a joyful Easter!

Linda said...

Hi Brenda,

Thanks for this special giveaway from you and Dayspring.

The teapot and cup are charming. I would use them in the morning during my quiet time with the Lord to enjoy the first cup of tea for the day and again in the evening when I read my favorite blogs and books! There is always time for that second cup of tea.....humm....
even third! ;0)

Thank you for your most insightful blog.
Its a pleasure and blessing to read!

Happy & Joyful Easter!

Sharon said...

Thank you so much for entering me Brenda. I love Dayspring products. The tea pot and cup are so charming. I love having reminders of God's word around me :) I would use this set for when a friend pops by or someone in church needs to talk.

You have a Blessed Resurrection Day too!

Ashley said...


I have read your blog for over a year. Even when I knew the Lord was prompting me to cut back on some blog reading, I knew that yours was one that I would remain as a favorite. Thank you for your honest, encouraging, Christ-centered heart. You minister to so many of us deeply. I would use the teapot for my 8 year old daughter as she loves tea parties.


Heather said...

I drink tea all the time. I would love to win this! Thanks.

Cherrie said...

Please enter me in the give away! I would love to drink tea in this lovely tea set!
Thank You!

Tammy said...

I would like to enter~~and to also invite you to enter my own Spring/New Blog giveaway!

Happy Easter to you and yours!☼

G.L.H. said...

Please put my name in the giveaway. The teapot and cup are lovely!

Have a blessed Easter!


Barb J. said...

This teapot and cup are adorable! We drink a lot of hot tea at my house, but only started (for the health benefits) about a year. It would be wonderful to have such a lovely pot to serve it in.

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Brenda, please put me in. I love the tea time products and I hope I win. I would have a tea party with my granddaughter and we could imagine we were in a fancy place. Have a great Easter! He is Risen!!!

brandy bailey said...

I would use the tea cup and pot to have tea parties with my little girls. They would enjoy them.

Joanne said...

I love tea, tea parties, tea pots, anything to do with tea. I would definitely use these items at my next tea party, take pics and send them to you so you know how much they are loved! Thanks, Joanne ~~

Deb said...

Hi Brenda ~ you will shake your head in pity over this...but I'm not really a hot tea lover. However, recently I had tea at a friend's surprise b'day tea and this week I took a visiting friend to a tea room. Both times I loved the tea! What have I been missing all these years??? I would probably still prefer diet Coke, but I'm branching out...and would love to win the tea set giveaway! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm a big tea drinker and I can see me using this every evening on my sunporch. Me and the tea.

Thanks for the chance to win.


Meghan said...

I just recently started really getting into drinking tea, so it would be so exciting to win this! Great giveaway :)

Anonymous said...

My daughters and I would love to have tea parties with the Dayspring tea set. One brings tea to college with her now instead of coffee and the other is eight and has "tea" parties with her best friend.


Malaika said...

This would make a lovely gift for my mother.

Rebeca said...

My mother and I love to talk and drink tea together. Now that she is retiring soon, I would like to give her this teapot as an excuse to get together more often--and drink tea of course!

freetobeme - Anita said...

They would look so fine with my collection of tea pots and tea cups.

Michelle M said...

Enter me! These are adorable! I think I'd mostly use it for decoration, and then serving for SPECIAL occasions.

Kim Stewart said...

Thanks for such a lovely giveaway but more importantly for sharing your heart and thoughts with us! Yours is the first blog I read and I truly appreciate your "Pantry Links'. i would give the teapot to my friend that wants to start a Bible study tea for the other ladies in her apartment building.
happy Easter! Christ is risen!
mytupkim2003 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a lovely tea pot and cup, Brenda. Wouldn't be nice to share a nice cup of tea with a friend brewed in this pretty one?

Just wanted to wish you Happy Easter! He is Risen!

Sherry said...

I'm almost too late, but it would be fun to win the teapot and cup. I would like to have something like this in which to serve tea at my book club meetings.

Sandy M. said...

I love the teapots. I enjoy your blog so much.

cheri said...


We have recently moved near my parents. Mom has Alzheimer's and I would love to start a daily habit of taking tea with her.

Vanessa said...

Thanks for offering this giveaway! This little tea set is so beautiful and feminine!