Mug - Historic Swans of Lakeland
Artist Karen Strum portrays one of the historic swans of Lakeland in this endearing pastel painting. Swans in Lakeland are local celebrities and artwork with their depiction can be found throughout this Florida city. They are considered royalty to the residents, and for good reason. Swans first appeared in Lakeland during the 1920s as pets, but were wiped out by predators and disease by 1954. A few years later, Lakeland resident Mrs. Robert Pickhardt reached out to the Queen of England to help restore the city’s swan population. Pickhardt was residing in England at the time and knew that according to British law, all the swans along the Thames River belonged to the Queen. Queen Elizabeth graciously donated a pair of mute swans from Richard the Lion-Hearted’s flock to Lakeland. The two swans adapted very well to their new home in Lakeland, and their offspring still thrive there today.
Wake up with the beauty of Karen Strum's "Historic Swans of Lakeland" coffee mug every morning when you roll out of bed. Our ceramic coffee mugs are available in two sizes: 11 oz. and 15 oz. Each mug is dishwasher and microwave safe.