Remember I signed up for Kim's mug swap? I sent a Cath Kidston crush mug off to California, but I think it has not arrived yet. Fingers crossed for it making its way over the ocean safely!
Alas, last week I received my parcel of muggy goodness. It came FROM California, courtesy of Jamie from Back In Jamestown. This is what I found when I opened the package:
It contained a lovely retro soup cup and a lovely retro card. The mug came attached with quite the story. Here is what Jamie wrote:
I was really touched when I read what the mug had been through. And I am hoping that its previous owners were able to rebuild their house and their lives! You can read more on Jamie's time in New Orleans on her blog, and see photos of the house. I have actually been to New Orleans myself and have wonderful memories of a crazy and vibrant town, so I was saddened when the hurricane destroyed so much of the city.
I think I might try and see what tomato soup tastes like out of my new mug, but in the long run I would love to again plant some flowers in it, to remind me of where Jamie found it.