Or should I say, “Listen up you M*ther F*ckers!”
You’re not going to believe me when I tell you this, but I actually starting collecting photos for this post about 2 months ago! That was well before the craziness of Joe Exotic and Carol Baskin took over our lives and HEARTS, and now we will forever equate quarantine with “F@CK CAROL BASKIN!” But for me this love affair with tigers started long ago when I first started collecting Asian antiques. I just LOVE me a tibetan tiger rug! I would spot them here and there at antique markets, but never pulled the trigger because dang, they were pretty expensive. Now it seems like the world is just as in love and there are sooooo many fun tiger cat options right now!
Recently I had been buying tiger stuff… I started with this French needlepoint pillow, (which sold already) and then I went full on Tiger-rific with a large porcelain tiger sculpture, like the one below. I just can’t seem to list it for sale. The life of a collector/hoarder is hard, y’all.
Urban Outfitters Calhoun Leopard Throw
Let me just inundate you with pretty photos for a sec and things to spend your depleting bank account on…
Damn, I want a yard of this fabric SO badly. Let’s play a game… it’s called guess how much this fabric costs…. Guess. Higher. Higher. HIGHER. Did you just say $490?!? If that seems reasonable to you, then we need to be friends asap.
Here are some more affordable fabric options and I have to say that tiger and peacock is pretty friggin’ fantabulous! That would be so great in a little girl’s room. Someone out there please base a room design on that fabric!!
Can we all just agree that tigers are freaking amazing, gorgeous creatures that deserve to be admired in their full wild glory? And that anyone who has one as a pet is just outta their loco mind? And yet, there is something in us that wants to hold and kiss and cuddle a baby tiger so deeply, that maybe it can make anyone of us a little insane?
Let’s agree on this at least, that we must fight those tiger loving urges, my friends. Lest we risk being (willingly?) enslaved in a cultish harem….or perhaps the new owner of a yard of $500 fabric.