Here's the thing...there have been NinePosts about the Acorn China Cabinet and it's Treasures for the month of November. I'm not finished, and I didn't want to break the China Cabinet Chain.
So, I've had to dig deep inside the bottom shelves and to the back of the drawers to come up with an Acorn China Cabinet Letter I.
Eureeka!!! The Ivory Lace Placemats and Napkins and Candles!!!
I call these Vintage Placemats 'The Monarch Mats' as the lace pattern is so much like the Monarch Butterfly Wings. Notice the exact repititon of symetrical designs in both.
That takes care of Ivory!
And now in keeping with my Texas Alphabe~Thursday Letter I Lesson!
I is for Insect....The State Insect of Texas...The Monarch Butterfly!!!
Yep it's true!
The Monarch Butterfly became the Texas state insect by a 1995 resolution of the state legislature.
The Monarch is unique among butterflies in that it is the only species of butterfly that does not hibernate, but migrates in changing seasons. It undergoes four changes in form (metamorphoses) during its lifetime:
- It begins as a tiny egg.
- In the second stage it becomes a black, yellow and white striped caterpillar (larva). During this stage, the caterpillar sheds its skin (molts) up to four times as it grows to its full length of about two inches.
- In its third stage, the monarch forms a protective covering called a chrysalis, or pupa. This pupa is shiny and green with gold speckles.
- In its final stage, the monarch emerges from the pupa as a beautiful black and orange butterfly.
Texas is in the Monarchs Migration Path on their way to Mexico. This much anticipated event has Entomologyist...like me...planting butterfly gardens from the Panhandle to the Rio Grande.
I posted about the Monarch Migration HERE.
I took this Photo of the Monarchs in early October as they swarmed into a Mulberry Tree. So much for my Butterfly Garden flowers. I was lucky to get this shot, and disappointed that I couldn't get up in the tree....HiHoney put his foot down about the tree climbing!
The Acorn China Cabinet will have run it's course, and it's last post this Friday for
Lynn's Give Thanks Blog Hop.
I hope you will come back to see why my White Mikasa China is so special for Thanksgiving.
Now it's time to Trot over to Jenny's Alphabe~Thursday
For More Of
The Letter I