curious oddities


Lovely New Nautical Locket necklaces
July 30, 2012, 7:33 pm
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Undersea Beasties

I just wanted to share a collection of fantastic creatures of the deep- all pictures from my trip to the Natural History Museum in Washington DC. Truly amazing!



The Mechanical Ark
December 30, 2009, 8:46 pm
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I fell in love with this delightful fountain in Koblenz, Germany. I wish I knew the story behind it, as it seemed completely out of place just outside of a modernish mall exit.



Curious Oddities at the Bazaar of the Bizarre

Hello to all! It is time once again for the delightfully macabre Halloween marketplace, The Bazaar of the Bizarre.

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Hope to see you there!



A good haul!
August 9, 2009, 8:30 pm
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So delighted that I braved the nasty storm to visit my local antique market for some good ole treasure hunting! A good haul, I can wait to craft some beauty!

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Decorus globosa now for sale

Pluck your own Decorus globosa necklace from the collection at the Curious Oddities shoppe
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Lueurs poétiques by Zoétises

While wandering the winding streets through Brussels I stumbled upon the most delightful of shops:

Zoétises: Lueurs poétiques located at 10 Rue de la Tulipe, Bruxelleszoetises shop2 brusselszoetises shop 3

In her small and very charming studio, Zoé creates magic with salvaged treasures and light. Antique glass cloche Zoetises lueures poetiques 2domes, steel boxes, baking tins, sieves, cages and industrial scrap all become components of her beautiful work. The light from the wide variety of incandescent bulbs highlights the aged, chipped paint and worn textures, casting strange shadows through the mesh, wire and holes of her lamps.zoetises lueurs poetiques

Zoé also shares my love of old fashioned light bulbs, with their coils, filaments and warm glow. She fears that as Belgium, like many countries, switch to compact fluorescents, the beauties at the heart of her wonderful lamps will be harder to find than the salvaged pieces that frame them. Be sure to visit the Zoétises website to see more of her fantastic pieces.

I can’t thank her enough for introducing me to the daily antique/flea and junk market in Marollen quarter of Brussels…it blew my mind…