Wondrously wonderful whale...

I am a lucky girl!  A few days ago I won Debora's giveaway, a miniature Narwhal tusk.   Narwhals are the unicorns of the sea , with their beautiful long tusks they look like mythical creatures.

Debora is a very talented miniaturist and, hardly surprising,  made perfect miniature versions of Narwhal tusks.  Her attention to detail is wonderful, and is was a joy to unwrap my gift. 

For the time being I have put the tusk in the library of my Canal House, but I want to give it s spot where the detail can be seen more easily.  One detail I really like (and can't be seen in the photo) is the hollowed out end of the tusk, it really looks like the inside of a tooth. 

But all of the detail is wonderful really, the beautiful curved grooves in the tusk, the little routed edge around the mahogany, the hand engraved brass plaque...

Thank you so much for your beautiful giveaway Debora, it is a little treasure!


  1. Enjoy it Josje, no 6 was my choice too, so forgive me if I am just a little green!!!!

    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!!!!

  2. Congratulations on such a wonderful win. WOW, it looks fantastic in your library too.

    Everything Debora makes is perfectly beautiful!!!

  3. Fabuolous, a perfect gift.
    Best wishes, Rosanna

  4. Congratulations! It looks wonderful in your library.
    Merry Christmas - God Jul!

  5. A beautiful gift and a brilliant place for it!!! I have seen it only hanging at the wall,but you had the right idea!!!So, well deserved ;-)! A Merry Christmas to you and yours Josje! Hugs,Jeannette x

  6. I also won a unicorn horn, by Debora, and I look forward to receiving it! I will put it on my fireplace in the mountain cabin.
    yours, is so beautiful and beautifully positioned in your stocked library ...
    We were both very lucky!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    xxx Caterina

  7. I think it looks great in that room! The details of the study are amazing. I love all the books.

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  9. Glad to see it reached you safe and soon. It was a pleasure to do a give-a-way, my first. I'll definitely will do it again.

    As you might know I don't own a house, or anything, so everything i make is sort off homeless. That feels a bit sad... so you enjoy it, where ever you put it. A library was always my idea of an appropriate spot. Yours is really gorgeous, packed with detail. To see it there is very satisfying. It really makes it come to live, so i have to thank yóu.

  10. Truly a perfect place for a perfect creation.

    Merry Christmas, Josje!

  11. te felicito ¡ precioso ¡
    ¡ feliz navidad ¡

  12. Prachtig, Josje
    Er was geen betere plek voor te vinden geweest, het hoort er helemaal thuis.
    Groetjes Sylvia

  13. Josjy, I wish you a very Happy Christmas and all beautiful things come to you!!

  14. Hi Josje
    It looks perfect in that setting (Could you let me know if you wrote a post on your library please?). My gift arrived today from Debora but as yet I don't have a room to put it in. Your books are lovely and it has a beautiful atmsophere.
    Merry Christmas
    Simon x

  15. Beautiful piece of workmanship! You have found the perfect place for it!


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