My Papier Mache Butterfly Collection
by Susan Russell
(Menlo Park, CA)
Butterflies in my Bedroom
A number of years ago, while visiting my sister in Cabo, I happened upon Copal (the brick-and-mortar version, now, sadly, gone).
It was a beautiful shop with many wondrous items that we spent quite some time perusing. But what really caught my eye was the fabulous wall of papier mache butterflies.
I bought 7 or 8 to put on the wall above my bed. Some time later, when my sister was about to come visit me, I asked her to pick out some more for me.
This year, my husband and I were remodeling our master bath. We decided, what better way to decorate than with, of course, MORE butterflies. So I went online and Googled "papier mache butterflies" and what site did I find but the brand-new *online* incarnation of Copal.
I didn't recognize the name, but there was a photo of the old store and there was that wonderful wall of butterflies! I couldn't believe it. So I emailed, asking about the butterflies, and Dyana sent me lots of photos of choices.
SUCH hard decisions. I finally settled on 9 of them and they now adorn, and bring to life, our brand new bathroom!
Dyana was fabulous to deal with. Very responsive and helpful.
I wish her all the best in her new online venture!