A Wasp Catcher

While having a great lunch and strolling through the beautiful Fearrington Village…

….. of course I had to stop in and stroll through one of the shops.

My eye immediately caught these beauties:


The sales associate said that they were wasp catchers….

…..you place something sweet in the bottle and hang it from the handle…

………the wasps fly in and can’t get out.

However, I thought it was way too cute to hang out on the porch…..


Thought it looked cuter on the table in the sunroom….where I could enjoy it more often.


A visit was paid by the dragonfly (silk of course)….but no wasps!


I had my granddaughter over this afternoon while her mom was at school….

……She never misses a thing…



“Grandma….What’s this????”…

…..”Well, it is a wasp catcher”….


“But there are no wasps in the house….

……why is it on the table”?


“Because it is cute!!!”…

…..”Oh, but will the wasps come in the house?”…..”no, only pretty little silk dragonflies”…..


So for now…the wasps will continue to buzz away on the porches….


Because, this wasp catcher has found a great home inside the house…..


Rather than outside…..

Catching wasps!!!….

So, would you hang the “catcher” outside?… Or leave it indoors, so you can enjoy it so much more!

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  1. Definitely way to pretty to be outside! It looks great in your sunroom!

  2. I love it! Looks perfect in your sunroom.

  3. When someone mentioned the wasp catcher on your last post, I didn’t even know what they were talking about. I thought they were demijons.
    I would probably hang one on my front porth. It would be pretty to look at and hopefully trap the wasps that are always trying to build homes under our porch railings.
    Last year a wasp bored a hole in the flag pole. He moved on after we put insect spray in the hole.
    The wasp catcher would look much better than that a spray can.
    Hugs, Ginger:)

  4. I would certainly keep it in the house. I love it and now want one for my “morning room” in the new house!!! Happy Monday, Shirley. XO, Pinky

  5. This is such a conversation piece! I love it and it looks great in your sunroom!

  6. Wow! I love these they are so beautiful and the way you are displaying them is great! I’m sure they will be a good conversationn piece.


  7. I actually have one of tthose w/out the basket or the topper. I’ve had it in various spots in my house and like to add in a small electric candle through the bottom hole. It makes a really cute lamp.


  8. love it! It’s totally gorgeous.

  9. barbarabussey says

    I’d fill it with wine and use it as a decanter at an outdoor or casual dinner party. But then, that’s how I think. Go figure!

  10. What a cool thing! I’ve never even heard of a wasp catcher. Love the dragonfly and your granddaughter is so sweet.

  11. Well they sure look spiffy in your home Shirley. Really neat. I have never seen anything like those.

  12. Connie Bishop says

    I’ve never seen a wasp catcher before. Cute as can be and the possibilities for filling it are endless. I found pretty blue and green glass ones on Amazon but…they had no wicker container and seeemed smaller. I like yours exactly where you have it.

  13. Absolutely beautiful, Shirley!!!

  14. I love everything about your display… the wasp catcher is just the crowning glory. Beautiful pieces!

  15. I like them on the table and they are splendid and provoke wonder.

  16. So cute! I always wondered how those worked. I would definitely keep it inside to enjoy.
    Mary Alice

  17. Love those Shirley! I have never heard of such a thing. Why can’t they get back out? We have sooo many wasps around here that we keep wasp spray on the Back porch. I wish we could get rid of them.

  18. I have actually been stung by the rogue wasp in the house before….I think I would keep it in the house and USE it there! Seriously though, this is really charming with the dragonflies on it.

  19. It is so darling and unique…I like Barbara’s idea as well! Ha!

    Art by Karena

  20. It is so pretty! Beautiful pictures as well. Visiting from Ivy and Elephants. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-5.html Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  21. Brilliant idea for a centerpiece!! come link up to centerpiece Wednesday!

  22. Love the wasp catcher and I wouldn’t put it outside either. It’s too pretty for that…plus I wouldn’t want to clean it out after it had caught a wasp LOVE< LOVE your coffee table vignette and the sweet dragonfly.

  23. Gorgeous inside! I love how you decorated your table.


  24. I’m so happy you shared this wonderful post at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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