I went a little nuts with an unexpected check today, and acquired the first of hopefully many specimens for the Bathroom of Natural History. Have I mentioned this project yet? No? Well, here's the scoop:
THE BATHROOM OF NATURAL HISTORY!
Take a human who loves natural history museums more than art galleries. Take a boring hall bathroom. Paint the walls a museum-y green, and the ceiling deep blue. Condense a natural history museum into it.
Ever since I had the idea a few weeks ago, I've been keeping my eyes open for possible exhibits. So far I've found some great cut & polished rocks, a small antler, and letters for the door.
And then, today, we had our first insect acquisitions:
That's a moth! A MOTH! Can you even believe it?
The listing called this bug "METALLIC RASPBERRY PISTACHIO GREEN POLKA DOTS". How was I supposed to resist that?
And finally, the piece de resistance:
A cicada! Oh, how I love cicadas. We don't have them in California, to my eternal disappointment. Well, now we do, I guess!
(all photos by Real Butterfly Gifts. Which is a great little shop, if you're in the bug buying business.)
I have such plans for this tiny room. Since it's a guest bathroom, it won't actually be used a ton, so I figure we've got some display wiggle room, and far less humidity than the average bathroom.
Tiny fish tank...add a dash of taxidermy...constellations on the ceiling...maybe some pressed plants...fossils?...little tags labeling everything...
(And I should mention that like any museum, we are accepting your kind donations. Heh. Because that's what museums do!)
Expect more photos in the near future. We're moving in this Sunday!