Flickr Find: Toy Terrariums

Flickr Find: Toy Terrariums

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Jessica Tata
Aug 3, 2009

Cruising around Flickr, we came across this delightful play on terrariums--small toy animals in recycled jars. We think these are a fun way to put a collection of small objects on display, and like the slight scientific feel it gives the toys...

Apartment Therapy reader lipstickonyourteeth has a great flickr set of her toy animal collection displayed on the mantel above her fireplace. Having saved different sizes of jars, she found this to be a great way to cohesively display her collection of zoo animals. We think it gives the toys a little bit more weight as objects. We also like the fact that the animals in jars allude to specimens preserved in formeldahyde...which gives a very childlike collection a little more of an edge---we like!

We've got a small collection of plastic army men, cowboys, and astronauts that we might try this approach with...

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