Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Golden Tools

Last weekend I got a plaintive call from my pal Carl to come down to Austin's City Wide Garage Sale and keep him company at his booth where he was selling a modest selection from his numerous objects of curiosity. The best by far was this 22 karat, gold-plated set of tools from Neiman Marcus designed for the "Diligent Duchess". Complete with its original box bearing a bona-fide, hammer-wielding duchess! Hm. Doesn't look like any duchess diligently used these tools as they are in perfect condition (click the picture to inspect up close, and check out the glittery handles).