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29 Sep, 2007

A little tour of the things I love: second stop

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Oh! Things!|Photography

These tea cups are on one of our bookshelves in the living room.

Here’s a small pic. Click to view a larger versrion.

nests in tea cupsInside the tea cups are real bird nests. Inside the bird nests are real bits of broken robin’s eggshell. The quail eggs are from the ever-lovely Marla. They just seemed migrate to this spot.

The thing that looks like an insect is actually something the girls found and put there. It’s a translucent husk of a bug - completely weightless – a ghost of its former occupant. I’m guessing somebody was shedding and left that thing behind.

1 Response to "A little tour of the things I love: second stop"

1 | My favourite N-things … a self-imposed meme at a peek inside the fishbowl

September 19th, 2008 at 10:19 am


[…] We’ve collected a few nests over the years. A couple of them are pictured in this post. I wonder how I can preserve them. Spray lacquer? […]

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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