Pre-Raphaelite artist and designer William Morris said, "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful". Well, as I can think of no purpose served by a ceramic cow or a cut-glass hedgehog, I can only own up to thinking they're beautiful. And that is why they grace this end of my mantlepiece. (Not the other end!)
Apologies that this is a bit tame, but after my 365-blipday yesterday, today's was bound to sit somewhat in the shade. Thank you so much for all your good wishes - I was quite overwhelmed by all the kind comments. So ... now heading towards 500 - the next milestone!