Curious Objects: Butterfly Wing Jewellery
The gorgeous blue wings catch the light and change colour in so many different ways. Nothing man-made would come close to the beauty of these natural wings.
Curious Objects: Crystal Fortune Dice
When I discovered these gorgeous little divination balls a few years ago, I was fascinated and quickly became hooked. I began a collection to sell in my Curiosity Shop and became somewhat of…
Grouse Claw Pins – Choosing the Right One
Grouse claw pins ooze individuality, but how do you choose the right one for you? I hope my guide will help you understand these exceptional pieces of jewellery a little better.
Curious Objects: Grouse Claw Kilt Pins
When I acquired my first bird foot brooch, I had no idea that it was a grouse claw kilt pin. I was looking for unusual jewellery, Victorian and very gothic looking, it was…
Curious Objects: The Globe Stopper or Codd Bottle
The codd bottle is a rather unusual thing - that quirky neck and the glass ball sitting at the side. An old curiosity you might say.
Curious Objects: Codds Wallop – The Codd Bottle Opener
This clever item revolutionised the drinks trade by giving people the opportunity to drink fresh, well-sealed carbonated drinks.
Curious Objects: Bomb Detonator Spike and Key
Back in 2017, I acquired this unusual and interesting brass object. I did not know what is was, and spent months trawling through pages on google trying to find out. Having had no…
Curious Objects: Chicken Glasses
ne of the most interesting aspects of running my curiosity shop is finding and learning about objects that I never knew existed. These are Chicken Glasses, the strange invention made to cure cannibalistic…
The Curious World: Pulgas Vestidas, the World’s Smallest Dolls
In the late 19th century, and for reasons which I am yet to fathom, Nuns in a convent in Mexico began to dress dead fleas in tiny costumes.