Thursday, August 7, 2008

My Ethel Gloves














Dear Ethel sent me a pair of women's gloves, won via a giveaway at Garden Rant. Ethel's marketing is, well, divine--a pretty shipping box, lovely gift box for the gloves, a hand-written note, and a full color "brochure" of their glove line.














Fashion. Function. Protection. Ethel.














Oh Ethel, I am already falling in love with your lovely facade--but is beauty only skin deep? Will these gloves make me FEEL taken care of? That's all I've ever wanted in life--for a glove to take care of me, to gently guide me by the hand through the dirty, dirty soil and compost and fallen twigs and deadheaded blooms.














Upon opening the box, even the non-gardening wife said how nice the gloves were. And they sure seem to be. A good snug fit on my hand, and they have a nice faux-suede palm perfect for gripping; so although I am not a woman--though I am in intimate contact with my feminine side at all times--I will slip these gloves on as if gliding into a cool pool of water, washed clean, revitalized, the tranquility of the moment protecting me from the real and imagined harm in the world around me. I am beautiful. I am adored. Oh Ethel. Oh my.














13 comments:

Amanda B. said...

Beautiful! They look good on you- your color! :)

susan harris said...

Looking good!

Barbee' said...

I do not wear gloves most of the time, but I must say, those are very fetching and comfy looking. Congratualtions on winning such a nice prize.

Pam J. said...

Oh my indeed. I now crave my own pair of Ethel Gloves because I too wish to be protected from the real and imagined harm in the world.

Les, Zone 8a said...

So lovely, I'd be afraid to get them soiled.

Benjamin Vogt said...

Mandy--Blue is for boys!
Susan--Sheesh, someone's jealous (just trying to start something).
Barbee--I'm not a glove person myself either, but there are times one must wear them. My nails look frightful, though.
Pam--Oh, come now. The cruel reality is that nothing can protect us. This is wonderful.
Les--I know, I know. I actually do have this problem with gloves. I've another pair / brand and I only have ONE glove dirty, the other is pristine.

ourfriendben said...

Gack! Too bad there wasn't a vase with that pattern in the beautiful package instead of gloves. What are they thinking?!!

Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com said...

Very fun post. :)

Carol said...

Peace, love, and Ethel gardening gloves. What else does a gardener need. Perhaps they'll come out with some "Fred" gloves that are just a bit bigger for your hands.

Benjamin Vogt said...

OFB--HA! No kidding! Pricey for sure.
Kathryn--Thank ya. I have one every 2.67 months! :)
Carol--Yes, a bit bigger might be nice, but "Fred?" How about "Herbert" or "Clifford?" "Ethel" is so unused today as a name the male version must be, uh, equally as exotic.

Martha/All the Dirt said...

Those are amazing gloves - even decorated on the fingers.

Frankly, they are too nice for gardening. Maybe you save them for activities less likely to get them as dirty as gardening would?

Benjamin Vogt said...

Martha--Very true; in fact, I've not worn them outside yet, and may only wear them while driving my car or waving to my fans from my Arabian horse.

alex216 said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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