Vintage Instant Collection
Item A: Lucite Scorpion:
I love it! I seriously never stop freaking out about there being an actual scorpion on my nightstand when I wake up in the morning. But I guess it's the good "freaking out", the kind that gives you a little "oh, I'm so gullible" thrill afterwards. We had to actually move it so I would stop being constantly startled at dawn's early light. But it remains one of the most prized items in my collection!
Item B: Taxidermied Piranha (which Matthew is kind enough to share a Juarito with):
Matthew got this weekend before last at an antique store in Franklin (Nashvillians: Harpeth Antique Mall is moving and 90% of the booths are on some kind of discount...get out there and get some goods!). I didn't find ANYTHING, but Bab was so happy to meet this little creature in one of the very last stalls we saw. It's pretty much what it looks like... a piranha, eyes, teeth, tongue, fins and all, attached to a little platform. Like the scorpion, it actually looks kind of creepy up close, but good creepy. My little guy was over the MOON about finding this little guy. The object holds a place of pride on his piano in the den.
Item C: Crab Earrings:
I still haven't figured out what to wear these with, but aren't they picturesque? I love the chandelier, shoulder grazing length of them, but can't decide if they would creep out the even the occasional creeps at the nonfiction desk. Yet! They are perfect in my eye. You can see the seller's listing for these and other vintage repurposed cute-i-tudes (these were originally cufflinks!) HERE.
What do you think? Gross? Kind of fascinating? Both? Which items would you have in your house, and at which do you draw line (hint: you're not going to see me with any preserved specimens of spiders EVER, FOR ANY REASON, PERIOD)? Lemme know!
The Brini earrings that set it all off:
my red and black dress from the kitchens post a little bit ago? You can fight me for them HERE.
Til next time!