How nice to have family members who know you well. For Christmas, my father bought my husband and I these neat little silverware people. The artist was an acquaintance of his who passed earlier in 2009. I’m so pleased to have them on my kitchen walls, and impressed at the ingenuity of soldering old forks together to make cool art. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to purchase.
As an aside, the kitchen is almost done, and we are now contemplating curtains. Husband dearest insists we don’t need them, and that the dirty windows and cracked screens lend a wabi-sabi style to our humble abode. I am on the fence. While I love the light we get, the city-ness of the pretty bars outside and the view of our snowy backyard, the windows really are filthy and, despite my elbow grease, not getting rid of their grit anytime soon. What do you think? Curtains or no curtains?