It was my absolute favorite mug.
It was an accident and he acted really remorseful when he slammed the cupboard door and broke the handle off my Royal Grafton Chelsea Gardens mug. Nevertheless, the mug couldn’t be replaced. I just didn’t have the heart to throw it out so it sat forlornly on the shelf for months, with sharp broken stubs where the handle used to be.
I’m not sure why I had the flowers. I couldn’t believe how perfectly they matched since I had very few flowers and couldn’t even remember buying these. It was remarkably serendipitous. But there they were, scattered in the bin of craft supplies. I used hot glue to attach the flowers over the sharp handle stubs.
I’ve been using this beautiful mug to hold pencils for 12 years now. It has endured amazingly well! And now it’s my favorite Pencil Cup.