Thursday, March 6, 2008

Show and Tell Friday

Zelle and the Butterfly



My camera is out getting fixed, so I wasn't going to do today's show and tell.
But I saw a lovely post about the meaning of the butterfly that is placed in each mosaic pieces done by Penny of http://lavenderhillstudio.blogspot.com/.
This reminded me of some pictures I have of one of my favorite dolls in my collection.
Her name is Zelle and she is a reproduction Bleuette, the pictures were taking a few years ago.


My granddaughter Emma and I found 3 monarch caterpillars while walking in our back field. We brought them inside on the milkweed that they were found on so that Emma could take them home and watch them change into butterflies... When it was time for Emma to go, one of the caterpillars was missing, so Emma happily took the two remaining ones home.


A few days later I found a chrysalis (see in above picture) under Zelle's birdcage,


and the following Sunday I woke up to this bit of magic on my doll's hand.


This is Zelle outside letting the butterfly free.

29 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

MAGIC indeed!!!!

My Show n Tell is quite eclectic, if you haven't dropped by yet, do so. I hope to have you visit.

Happy weekend.

Constance said...

WOW! Now that is a unique S&T! How cool to watch the transformation first-hand! Thanks for sharing something special with all of us!
Connie

Charlotte said...

How darling. Of course I love the doll pictures and the butterly really adds interest. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my S & T.

Simply Stork said...

what beautiful pictures. love the butterfly...so sweet. I'm glad you took these pictures before so you could show us all today. Zelle is a great name:o)

~simply~
thanks for visiting with me. Please come back anytime :o)

MyJourneyBack said...

Wow. That is amazing! I came over because you visted me and noticed my red boots. I am hoping back over to read more on your blog.Thanks so much that was just a beautiful illustration of God's wonder.

cherished*vintage said...

Now that is a spectacular show and tell. My 5 year old loved it too since she raised butterflies in her preschool class this year. What a neat gift to have happen in your home. Thanks so much for sharing!!!
-Karoline

~~ said...

Your blog is lovely! We have so much in common with our daughters and names and the love of old things. Love your music. Beautiful Show and Tell...
Patricia

Janet said...

Wonderful! Belle is beautiful but the butterfly is magnificent!!

lila said...

What a beautiful doll. She is ready for some adventures!

rohanknitter said...

OMG - what incredible pics! Thanks for sharing!

Penless Thoughts said...

Wonderful doll. Thanks for sharing her.
Susan

Fete et Fleur said...

This is just beautiful! What an incredible gift to wake-up to. I think you have a bit of magic about you my dear. I'm off to see the meaning of butterflies.

Have a beautiful day!
Nancy

Farrah said...

That is such a neat story! Wow! Beautiful doll, too!

Thanks for dropping by my blog! I love fairies, too!

Barbara H. said...

What a sweet story!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Connie Marie said...

WOW! What an awesome thing. I would have loved to watch that happen. Beautiful doll too. The pictures are incredibly good. Thanks for sharing this, I really enjoyed your show and tell.

jennifer said...

so sweet! Thanks for the link - Jen

It's All Good! said...

That is so neat! How beautiful. Thanks for sharing that. Have a great weekend.

Jewelgirl said...

Lovely doll, she reminds me
of my daughter when she was
very young.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh My!! That is truly amazing! Thank you for sharing that with me and for also mentioning me and my blog....

This post just made me feel good! Thank you!!
hugs,
Penny

Rebecca said...

That is amazing! Thanks for sharing the story and the pictures! Thanks also for visiting my site.

Julie said...

This was a wonderful story. I have only seen one monarch chrysalis in my life. I left it in the park so didn't get to see it open. I once found a gorgeous luna moth caterpillar. I took it home but he died before forming a chrysalis.

Julie

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What a lovely hatching! How lucky that you caught it.

Jen Glover said...

What a wonderful story! Thank you for sharing. I am so excited to be a part of Show and Tell! :)

P.S. I love your blog! I just want to sit down and have a cup of tea!

Regina said...

Hi!
Wow! What a wonderful story.I love your doll,she is pretty.And the
butterfly is fantastic.
I wish you a wonderful week,
Hugs Regina

Wurzerl said...

Wow! This is more than magic! This are really great moments to shot a picture. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Have a nice day.
Wurzerl

Miss Rhea said...

What beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing. Your doll is gorgeous. :)

Charlotte said...

I tagged you today to do a meme on eight things readers don't know about you. I hope you will want to play the game, but if not, please don't feel obligated.
Have a great weekend.

Shop girl said...

A magical moment. I haven't seen a Butterfly in our yard yet, it is alittle early. These are beautiful pictures. Thank you for visiting my little Blog...I will be back. Mary

LiveArt said...

What a beautiful story!!

Linda