Photo credit: Jill Seale
A few years ago, Seale designed "Nun for the Road," a group of sassy sisters featured on dessert plates, coasters, napkins, cheese spreaders, hors d' oeuvre trays, notepads, magnets, aprons and tote bags. You can find them in houseware stores and on the internet.
This holy order includes sisters Mary Culinary, Mary Mesquite (with her spatula, in front of a smoking barbecue grill), and other rebellious ones (clenching their cocktails as if they were heaven-sent) such as Mary Martini, Mary Margarita, Mary Mai Tai, Mary Merlot, Mary Mimosa, Mary Manhattan and Mary Cosmopolitan.
There's even a Sister Mary Immaculate dish towel and soap dispenser!
Oh yeah, let's not forget the Sister Mary Menopause mug. What a great gift for the mom whose insults and hot flashes are neverending.
And now, Seale has a whole line of napkins including "Ale Mary" (a nun raising her beer mug with delight) and "Ninety Nun Bottles of Beer on the Wall."
Even if you're not religious, you've got to laugh.
I didn't include any photos because Seale doesn't want anyone to electronically copy them. That's okay, though, because you can view them right on her website.
Also, you can buy some of her products here.
I have the coaster set, and I absolutely love it.
If you buy the dessert plates, you may wonder whether glomming a huge piece of Devil's Food Cake is just as sinful when served on the image of Sister Mary Immaculate. You'll just have to examine your own conscience.