“How beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken.” – Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie
I’ve loved the idea of having a glass menagerie ever since I read Tennessee Williams’ play as a kid. They are such beautiful, nostalgic little creatures (and so is the play!).
And now, thanks to mi amor, I have my very own little collection! Himself found these gems at a thrift store. There were other critters, but the attendant wouldn’t let him buy all of them (uh, what the hell? So weird!!). So he picked out his favorites and called it a day. I think he should go back incognito and pick up the rest!
The ornaments are adorable. The little yellow frog is my favorite and their overall condition is impeccable considering their age. But, of course (and as Williams’ aforementioned line suggests) just like that- *snap!* the tip of the mustached cat’s tail broke off en route home. C’est la vie.
Now we just need the perfect curio cabinet to display them. Adding that to the “honey-get” list!
“For nowadays the world is lit by lightning! Blow out your candles, Laura — and so goodbye…”