Wednesday, 23 February 2011


In Manhattan, there is a very interesting store for anyone looking for curiosities, oddities, taxidermy, natural history...

Even if you make miniatures you can find something there. I came back with new pieces for my Cabinet of Curiosities. Here are the first pieces for my mini cabinet...the others- I still have to make them- are not ready.

Tiny coloured shells, a fossil ammonite, a fossil sea urchin and at the bottom some extrasmall rock crystals.

Also a really tiny seahorse and a starfish. I have added my miniature magnifying glass to give you the size. The skull was carved in a bone in Indonesia.

You can use the magnifier to see my last find, that's really the best one : fossil amber from the Baltic with a mosquito or something trapped inside. I will play "Jurassic Park". Next time I'll show you my dinosaurs !


  1. Have just discovered your blog and absolutely adore your shoes. Good luck with your new Etsy store.

  2. Very nice what you bought.
    Last summer we were in San Francisco and throug letterboxing we discovered a store called Paxton Gate.
    Very inspirational for a cabinet of curiosities.

  3. To Jolande, thank you for the link. That's an interresting place to visit.