"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Getting Down To Brass Tacks

This morning was spent at our local brass emporium.

Some small but perfect objet d’arte is needed as the final touch to a guest bedroom.

Sadly, I could not persuade myself that this satisfied the list of requirements.


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“Brass bands are all very well in their place – outdoors and several miles away.” Sir Thomas Beecham


5 responses

  1. Our grandma had a fascinating hinged brass fish with overlapping scales. You need one of those for your guest bedroom.

    December 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    • But surely the three I already have are quite enough…

      December 10, 2010 at 5:44 pm

  2. Not a place for the faint of heart …

    December 10, 2010 at 7:38 pm

  3. Have you really got three? Pictures please for old time’s sake.

    December 11, 2010 at 1:09 am

    • Forgive me, Lucille. It was just a foolish old man’s whimsy. Sorry if I inadvertently raised your hopes.

      December 11, 2010 at 7:24 am

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