We bought these two beautiful butterflies at a a market in Charleston, South Carolina. We passed through the city during our 2 week road trip (which was amazing!). Since we heard about the recent news of the shooting in Charleston, we thought we would share something happy that came from this city.
This outdoor market had a lot of great stuff– it was a bit touristy at times, but if you’re ever in the area you should definitely check it out. There was food, jewelry, souvenirs, and these great wooden puzzle boxes we looked at for probably an hour!
We don’t know the species of butterflies unfortunately, but we thought they were too nice to pass up.
Two butterflies in a double glass shadowbox frame
Size: 4.75″ wide x 5.75″ tall x 1.25″ deep
From: Charleston, SC
This is one of the first butterflies we ever added to our collection (it’s technically M’s). We went to the World of Wings exhibit in New Jersey in February of 2014. There were some reptiles on display, but the main attraction was their butterfly exhibit, where every hour they would release the butterflies all around you in a special climate controlled room just for them.
Honestly I’m a little scared of butterflies because I don’t like bugs that can fly but this was a cool experience and I like how beautiful they are (as long as they’re dead).
We unfortunately don’t know what species of butterfly this one is, but it has beautiful black, white, orange, and yellow markings. We highly recommend the World of Wings exhibit if you’re ever in the area!
A butterfly displayed in glass with a wooden frame.
Size: butterfly 3″ wide x 1 1/2″ tall; frame 4 1/2″ wide x 4″ tall x 2″ deep
From: World of Wings Museum