Heidi writes at Hortus Deliciarum, and is a dear member of friends met online during our pregnancies. She is beautiful, brilliant, and has a lovely first name. I'm so happy to feature her lovely collection as my first Guest Treasure post:)
Heidi's Glass Menagerie
Apologies to Tennessee Williams, whose play I have never read. The
title, however, fits beautifully.
I'm not much of a collector, except of books. I have lots of books.
Notice that I do not say "too many" because there is no such thing.
I have decided, however, that I'm going to collect wee glass animals.
They are small, portable, and not particularly fragile if
well-wrapped. Small, portable, and not particularly fragile are very
good things when one moves internationally as much as I do!
With no further ado, I present my collection.
The Trail of Snails. These were my first acquisition, the kind gift
of a friend whose mother owns an apartment in Venice (the bliss!).
She picked these up for me.
The littlest snail...
Violet was my next purchase. I was tempted by the little orange one
but she matched my snails better. I should have taken a picture with
a quarter in it to show size...but she could quite happily fit on top
of that quarter.
Chanticleer is my most recent purchase, from a stall at the Anacortes
Arts Festival. He looked too cheerful and colorful to pass up.
It's taken me something like five years to amass this collection. At
that rate, this should remain an entirely manageable collection.
Daisy-Heidi's note: The snails are pure glassy awesome. WOW!