During the Design tour that I attended as part of the Meet the Blogger convention on the weekend, we made a quick stop to a very special shop called Les Couilles De Chien. When I stepped into the shop, I felt like I had stepped out of a time machine and been transported into old England circa 1800s. It was quite magical and I would highly recommend that anyone with a taste for antiques or with an eclectic style go and visit.
Aside from beautiful antique furniture, they also sold taxidermy which is the taking of the skin of animals and then preparing, stuffing and mounting the skins of the animals for display. This included the beautiful display of butterflies. Now I’m not sure if in this case the butterflies were real, but the displays that were created were beautiful and like a work of art.
It reminded me of a time when I was at a local antique store in West London a few months back and fell in love with a set of real butterflies that had been individually set in display frames. I was in the store for at least 1/2 an hour agonising as to whether I should buy them because they were so so beautiful. So what was the problem? I hear you ask. It was the fact that they were real. Something in my heart just felt sorry for the poor things being trapped behind that display frame, and I felt that displaying them in my home was somehow going against what should be. I felt that I was being totally irrational but in the end I didn’t take them home with me.
However in the right setting, they can look amazing…
So my question to you today is, would you display taxidermy in your home? I’d love to know.
Have a lovely Thursday. xD