Monday, May 17, 2010

still life with nipples

A well-meaning friend gave the Significant Eater an interesting gift last month. His mother is a bit of a collector and there was an item left aside that she had no use for, the friend thought it a perfect gift for the SE.

I was not so enamoured with the present. It sat on display in the living room for an entire month before I broke my silence and removed the offending parts.

The gift, you see, was a crockery cruet set of a reclining nude. The head and legs store salt and pepper, the middle section providing perfect receptacles for oil and vinegar. I’m not a prude, there are a number of nudes on the walls of the house, it’s just this was an all round aesthetic fail.

Though I’ve got to say, uncoupled from the rest of the female form, it did catch my eye in the morning light.

Oh the trials and tribulations of living in the first world!

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Blogger Lucy said...


But great light ;-)

11:39 am  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Living with someone is an endless compromise. Perhaps your yuck vote will help him understand the error of his ways?

12:03 pm  
Blogger Lucy said...

Oh, by all means tell the SE that Ms Lucy's not happy.

Tell him if he gets rid of it he can play with my Hasselblad when it returns!

2:10 pm  
Blogger Ed said...

Those red nipple stopper top thingies are hilarous! Absolutely hideous piece or crockery? If you don't destroy it, maybe keep for a laugh every once and a while!

Agree, the morning light is spectacular.

6:13 pm  
Blogger Kath Lockett said...

Crikey! How grotty are you going to feel when you have to - um - 'twiddle' the nipples in order to refill the salt and pepper?

6:34 pm  
Anonymous Megan said...

It's not that bad. If you separate the two, they would look like jars. Right? But everyone's right. You got great light though.

8:48 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

yes - you can just see his mother undoing the bright red top of the vinegar receptacle to sprinkle some on her salad. *cough*

But then again - this is a guy who once had a dinner party and served everyone in the nude.

10:23 pm  
Blogger Johanna GGG said...

the mind boggles - I can see the kitsch value but not sure I would want to use it

9:25 am  
Blogger Christina said...

Those are just about the ugliest boobs I've ever seen. They do crack me up though.

1:50 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Christina - definitely comes under the category of "comedy breasts" :)

2:34 pm  
Blogger The Other Line said...

So glad the cruet set went to a good home!

8:50 pm  

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