I keep catching up on presents… I wanted to give this one its own post because it’s just so very special.
My mom’s present to me was a little late because it came from Ukraine. I’d shown my mom this mug I saw on Etsy not expecting her to buy it, because it was like SIXTY dollars since it’s meticulously handmade, an OOAK item, and certainly worth it, but still… well over $50 for a MUG! And my mom works so hard for her money, doesn’t make much in the first place, if I could have guessed she would have gone and bought it I might not have shown her, because it’s just so much money, I feel kinda bad… but it’s wonderful, it’s such a treasure:
The mug shows a beautifully sculpted Helix Pomatia on a leaf, including water droplets. The detail is exquisite. It’s far too beautiful to use, so it will be carefully displayed on my library desk shelf. Already, I’ve been admiring it as I work. It just makes me smile every time and once we have visits again I know it’s something I’ll enjoy showing off.
I just can’t help but think about the hours of work this mug cost my mom… 😓 but, I will definitely treasure it as long as I live. 🐌 💕💕💕