Here's one side of the 'curio.'
And the other.
Now for some close-ups.
I love and have been collecting, for a really long time, all manner of devil figurines, anthropomorphic animals and people, unusual and interesting children's clay projects, birds, nuns, American pottery,
gnomes, rabbits, pixies,
pirates, faun/Pan figures, carved wood creatures,
cloth dolls, rag dolls, felt dolls, yo-yo dolls,
souvenir shell dolls, busts, tin can doll furniture unpainted,
doll heads, bodies, parts,
schnauzers, clocks, tiles, bead work, silver trays,
European pottery, mirrors, sheds/exoskeletons,
pumpkins, jack-o-lantern, paper mache,
chalkware, plasterware, compositionware,
transferware, restaurant ware, and made in the U.S.A. California art pottery.
That's a lot of curio-usness!
This is an ever evolving, ever changing, rotating, in and out kind of collection. I add to it. I take away from it. I gaze and wonder at it.
It's probably kind of obvious by now that the stranger, weirder, odder, more unusual something is, the more I love it. I seek it out. I watch, look, and listen for the whispers of "perfectly odd," when I am out and about in life. I am drawn to the bizarre, uncommon, and strange. I am completely comfortable with these "things." And although I certainly don't need them to survive, they do make my heart sing!
What do you collect? What are your favorite things? What makes you extra comfortable when you are surrounded by it?
Off to keep working on my space reset at the antique mall. Its coming along but it's a ton of work!!! I'll be sure to post some photos when it seems more "finished." I can't wait to be done with it so I can get more sewing projects finished!