Disgusting. Vile. Scary as hell. That’s how describe the first subject of this post.
Nasty. Pest. Eats my cashmere every winter. That’s how I describe the second subject of this post.
Allow me to introduce the perpetrators:
Subject One: The Snake
What a fantastic animal. Gulp.
How something with no arms and no legs can scare me to death is beyond logic. Hate them. Hate going to the reptile house at the zoo. Could barely Google these pictures of real snakes. But now….like them in decor. In fact, so many cute snake knick-knacks have been popping up lately. I might, in fact, buy something with a snake on it. I have always loved snakeskin: shoes, bags, wallets. But that, my friends, is because that snake was dead. Now, the trend is moving beyond just snakeskin accessories and into snakes as decoration.
Snake calling cards at www.etsy.com
Garden of Eden Salt and Pepper shakers by Jonathan Adler. Sold at Scout.
I was at Scout, loving their greeting cards, and look around and see so many cute snakes. Snake salt and pepper shakers, snake vase, snake prints in a snakeskin frame. Eve listened; will you???
Would you get the creeps sitting near this? Nope. Available at www.etsy.com
Wallpaper from Anthropologie
Snake vase available at Scout.
Snake textured frame at Scout
While perusing the serpentine art, I notice another disturbing critter is on the ascending trend out of nasty and to possibly chic: The Moth. Do not confuse the moth with the butterfly stuff in your daughter’s room. The Disney Princesses were not singing and playing with moths. A little research revealed that moths are nocturnal, butterflies are not. And moths tend to be “plumper” and fuzzier. So, if big girls need love too, I’m Team Moth.
I find moths to be more masculine looking than a butterfly, which is good if you do not want your house looking too frilly. Not all moths are drab brown, many of their colors are beautiful and vibrant. While I do not like anything about bugs, I note that many of these moths are displayed “scientifically”, as if they were being logged for someone’s collection. It reminds me of botanical prints.
The owners at Scout told me that they conscientiously bought snake items at market this year. When they got back from market, they realized they had bought as much moth decor as they did snake items. They subconsciously bought into this trend.
First came birds. Then came owls. Next was moths. And now snakes. What’s next, cockroaches?