Thursday, November 3, 2011

A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday. - Erma Bombeck

Luckily, that was not the case for me, as I got SUCH fabulous loot from family and friends... a cream porcelain 'food warmer' complete with coat-of-arms; a Thomas Paul Sea Life Turtle Tray from my daughter (a dead-ringer for our turtle Winifred, now known as Winston*); two exquisite goblets - also with heraldic shields; a vintage print of a sperm whale and a glass dome containing dozens of clothes pegs. Got a bit trigger happy with the pics, but had to include every detail... 

*To my daughter's dismay, a recent gender investigation revealed that Winnie is, in fact, a boy.

All images by Philippa Berrington-Blew


  1. The eyeball on that sperm whale has a suspicious glint to it. ...and a swarthy eyebrow.

  2. Oh whaley! He is gorgeous! All the loot is just fantasic. so wish I could have been there to spend it with you. But we have next year. xxx