My dear EEE ~
When I heard the news of your nuptials (fait accompli), I was thrilled. However, when Mrs. Blandings followed by announcing a shower in your honor, I admit to more than a few pangs of anxiety. What, after all, do you give the divine Ms. EEE, whose sense of style and sophistication is par excellent? Lucky for me (or should I say, you), there is a fabulous round of winter auctions. Goodness everywhere ~ fabulous English silver from Christie's Newton House sale (no, too predictable), or a gorgeous enameled tea caddy from the Elinor Gordon Collection at Sotheby's (hmmm...still not quite right). And then I saw it. A quietly elegant piece, no more than a whisper on paper: a pencil and ink drawing by George Romney of a female muse and her male admirer.
Because, your gentleman has found his muse. May you always inspire each other so.