Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Minerals, shells and fossils

I had a lot of shells, crystals and minerals in my drawers. I began to collect them a year ago, with my Curiosities Cabinet in mind.
Last week I bought two very nice fossils from They are very finely painted and such a finding for my cabinet.
It was time to organise a new display and to add the few pieces I collected for the room during the summer.

In addition to the fossils - dinosaurs - I set in the layout a turtle shell, an amethyst geode, trays full of shells, antique bones and minerals : a tiny piece of meteorite, dravite, tourmaline and kunzite. There is more to come, I'm waiting for some crystals shaped in pyramids.

I found an old furniture kit in my shelves, it's a Shenandoah Designs  Tiered Server that I completely forgot. It would be perfect for more minerals display.

With some effects for the fun.
The final results. In front a round bottle full of golden flakes and an old camera, gift from my daughter.


  1. Wow Dominique, what a gorgeous cabinet for your new miniatures, it looks great! Those fossils are awesome, they are so tiny and delicate. Love this room, enjoy the gorgeous gifts of your daughter :D!
    Hugs, Ilona

  2. AMAZING! I love the dinosaur fossil and the tortoise shell. Can't wait to see the crystal pyramids gr. AM

  3. I also love this little Italian Etsy Shop! It becomes more and more interesting this magical room.

  4. The cabinet is amazing. It's perfect in this room.
    Greetings, Faby

  5. Such a beautiful cabinet! I love the fossils and the turtle shell! So precious!

  6. Una preciosidad, me encanta.
    Un abrazo.

  7. Oh my Goodness! I have just found your blog!!! I LOVE what you make!!! (And collect!) I will have to come back and read through your archives! There is SO Much to look at!!! WOW!