This is "Sovereign." As most things in our house, it has a story. Way back in 1802, when I worked at the bank, we were sent to PA to close down a few branches and their Safe Deposit areas. Riding down with several co-workers, when we were nearing the destination branch, I saw this wooden goose on the sidewalk along with other items. "Stop the car. Back up. Turn around and go back. I have to have that goose. It's beautiful!." Knowing me all too well, they did as I asked. Soon I was holding this wooden goose on my lap as we pulled into the bank parking lot.
My BFF said, "Are you going to give it a name?"
"Yes. I'm calling it Sovereign." (after the bank we were closing for an upcoming merger/consolidation and sale.)
At Christmas, Sovereign gets a big red bow and is placed upstairs on top of my pie safe as a focal point for those who enter. Normally Sovereign does not sit in the downstairs hall. I was moving/rearranging furniture and placed it here so I could get a shot and tell it's story.
seeing, saying, sharing...