Thursday, 19 February 2009

Happy ending


Remember this mug? I sold it last year, just before Christmas. Unfortunately it broke in transit. (Not something that happens often, I promise! I can't imagine what the Post Office did to the parcel.) Luckily the very ingenious buyer, Chakra Pennywhistle*, thought of sending the broken mug to The Broken Plate, who turned it into these pretty pendants. They're for sale in her Etsy shop right now. $5 from each sale goes to the Peninsula School Feeding Association here in South Africa.

I walk past their office every day on my way to the Post Office, so they were the first charity that sprang to mind. I like the idea that proceeds from a drinking vessel will go towards providing something for kids to eat and drink.

*If you haven't already, check out Chakra Pennywhistle's Etsy shop for beautiful hand printed pillows and children's clothes.

8 comments:

HomeSweet Jenny said...

That is so cool! I really love the pendants. What a great, resourceful idea!!

mizu designs said...

That's such a great idea for broken ceramics. I had my first ever print damaged through the post a few weeks ago. I was heart-broken and like you, could not imagine what the postal workers had done to it to make it like that.

alex said...

that's brilliant! well, not the broken part of the story, but the happy ending. i also had one of my plates break the first time i tried posting one. devastating!

painted fish studio said...

beautiful! i love the broken plate jewelry.

daisy janie : scoutie girl said...

That really is a happy ending. It's really a great pairing!!

Freshly Found said...

What a thoroughly heart warming story. I LOVE happy endings!

Ursula said...

I am so lucky because that beautiful mug was intended to be a gift for me! It was packaged very safely, and I cannot imagine how it was broken! I LOVE the replacement mug, and I'm so excited to wear my pendant from the original mug. What a happy ending indeed, thanks to you and Rikkanne of Chakra Pennywhistle!

Cicada Studio said...

How fantastic! Great collaboration.