I don't like my things to be perfect;
I prefer them to be mellow
and a little bit worn.
This happens to be true with gifts I give, as well. I like objects with a little patina, a little history. Those who receive Christmas gifts from me, know they will most likely get something with a bit of must or rust. Not only do I consider older objects works of art, embodied with wonderful history, giving them as gifts is a beautiful form of recycling.
I picked up this great vintage potato ricer at Goodwill today. I love the orangey-ness, the crustiness, the endless potatoes that have been riced, and the lovely industrial design. It's for my daughter, unless... it decides to make itself at home on the kitchen shelf at Willow Manor.