I received last week but waited until today to open because I hadn't sent out yet. Wulf posted that he was waiting to open until he sent out, and I thought that seemed like a really good idea, so I followed his lead
I received two amazing packages!!! First up, from artmomto5 - there were two items beautifully wrapped in lime green tissue paper with teal bows... Insect specimens! I LOVE beetles with crazy horns and such, and had a bunch of them on my Pinterest board.
These are really cool. I love the micro writing identification!
Then I opened my amazing package from WiccadWitch! I was spoiled, big time!!
The first thing I saw was this cool looking specimen in a jar
Inside was my very own Alpine Tatzelwurm (faetus)!!
He is really cool. Check out the details...
Then I noticed there was a TINY little specimen in a jar... This cute lil guy!
The note says he is inspired by a "creature" a woman found in a can of tuna. Eww to creatures in tuna, but yay for this dude!
Finally, the piece de resistance... What could be inside this gorgeous box?
What could it be?
HOLY COW, IT'S A FAIRY!!
Isn't she gorgeous? I discovered that she sits perfectly on the side of her box.
There was a story enclosed, about the Naree Pon Fairies. Fascinating. Now I really want to go to the temple outside of Bangkok to see them!
Thank you SO MUCH, artmomto5 and WiccadWitch! I'm glad I waited to open until after I'd sent out... Mad swap anxiety now!
I put my little curiousities on my bookshelf in my office, and
*my office is -slash- my bookshelves are* immensely more interesting now!!!