Recently Erin of the Floret Flower Farm wrote about her favorite garden clippers....
My sister had a copper bowl that allowed her to whip up incredible meringues with only a whisk. I could be that bowl, round and shiny with a few venerable dents here and there.
Or maybe I would like to be my favorite Kolinsky sable water color brush. Beautiful silky red hair, perfectly balanced, able to hold a lot of water, with a very fine point. Springing back to its original shape always. Happily held by someone who loves painting.
Perhaps I could be my daughter, Brittany's powerful Kitchen Aid mixer, plowing through batches and batches of cookies, cakes, and breads. Sitting in a pride of place on her copper counter top. Feeding friends and family year after year.
What sort of tool would you like to be? I never enter contests (can't stand to be disappointed) so I won't be signing up for Erin's contest, but am seriously thinking about ordering those clippers. You may still have time to make a comment on her blog if you would like a chance to win them.