Sunday, 11 January 2009

A Christmas present

I just wanted to show you one of my Christmas presents.

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B and E gave this to me along with the bottle of wine that it is currently attached to. Did you ever see a cuter corkscrew? If you look closer you can see a face in the head of the corkscrew. I love the fact that there are people in the world that can take something purely functional and make it look attractive.

I was a bit wary about using this hallelujah corkscrew because I never seem to get it right and prefer to use my oh-so-simple lever cork remover - it is so easy as to be silly. But this Alessi corkscrew? It couldn't have been easier, the base is molded in such a way as to make it easy to fit over the bottle and not have to worry about aiming the point of the screw in the right place!

Plus of course, it's a lovely blue colour and it looks cute. That's a win-win in my mind! Thanks B and E!!

Don't forget to pop over to Lollipop's place for more show and tells.

17 comments:

WiseGuy said...

It's really beautiful. And you are correct, a little bit of thought can make things not just useful, but also pretty.

Kirby3131 said...

How fun! I like a bit of fun in everyday life.

Have a fabulous week!
Kristin

G I N A L O U said...

What a cute gadget!

Lori said...

So cute! Why didn't *I* think of that?

Another Dreamer said...

That is so cute! I like it.

CJ said...

Super cute! I just love happy little things like that, something that illicits a smile during everyday activities. (Okay, so I don't open a bottle of wine every day, but you know what I mean.) :)

Cassandra said...

Adorable! One of my favorite things about going to countries like Denmark and Japan is seeing creative design in everyday objects.

In Due Time said...

That is so cute!

If you come over to America, I'll take you to Universal and Disney, okay? :-)

Martha said...

Great and Cutest Corkscrew, EVER!!

Kristin said...

That is so cool. I really like it.

Photogrl said...

That is too cool!

Queenie. . . said...

I've always thought that those types of wine openers look like a person, and now someone has really made them into a person--that's great!

Katie said...

I love it! I love the color. Maybe I should start drinking more wine and get me one :)

Malky B. said...

Very cute and decorative as well.

Alice Teh said...

Hey Sam, I didn't know corkscrews can be so much fun. That's a really cute one. I love that shade of blue!

Sam_I_am said...

I saw little Brides and Grooms like that one in a bridal magazine. They are adorable. I however, am too classy for wine that doesn't come with a screw off lid. ;-)

Scribbit said...

Okay that IS cute!