Sunday, December 19, 2010

Antiques and Odd Fellows

I love old Masonic and Odd Fellows items. I have a nice collection of these fraternal oddities at my booth right now.
An amazing antique velvet ceremonial costume with the Odd Fellows All Seeing Eye on the front.
An antique Odd Fellows Egyptian costume with a strange little taxidermy lion
next to it.A perfect victorian coffin-shaped plant stand.
As always, skulls and more skulls.
Eerie antique anatomical images on pendants. Give the heart to the one you love!
Edgar Allen Poe and his raven.
Antique ouija boards and Carole Lombard with her black cat.
Stop by the Parlor to find the perfect Holiday gift for that special someone on your list!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dramatic Taxidermy

I was very inspired by Morgan Mavis of The Contemporary Zoological Conservatory with the way she displays her taxidermy collection. She has a large room and uses large heads to great effect. I decided to do a wall of deer heads and it has been in the works for a while and today I found the perfect final deer for that wall. This lovely vintage white deer from Texas!
I love the drama on my 12 foot wall of the large deer heads.
Two of the deer are looking off in one direction, adding a real sense of life to the display.
I highly recommend going for a big statement if you have a nice big wall to work with! I'm thinking maybe a group of jackal heads next time :-)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Skulls and Funeral Ribbons

I'm having fun on a Saturday afternoon, getting items ready for my booth. I have a lot of great skulls for everyone on your holiday gift-buying list. White skulls, aged skulls and my favorite, the disinterred look!
An antique funeral ribbon with its original box containing a funeral dirge.
Antique embalming bottles on my back shelf awaiting price tags.
A curious old coyote rug.
And Pandora the cat doing a little fortune telling. While she isn't called PD (Pandora's Destruction) for nothing, she is not for sale :-)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Tree Lighting in San Juan Capistrano on Saturday!

Please be sure to stop by Pandora's Parlor at the Old Barn Antique Mall on Saturday night! We will be open late for the town's annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. All the shops in the historic downtown stay open late and it's a fun time. I will be at my booth along with my witchy friend Jacquie - she will be reading tarot cards for customers. So come on out and join the revelry!
I am having a 10% off sale for the entire month of December. It's a great time to buy that perfect macabre holiday gift!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I'm Dreaming of a Dark Christmas

It's that time of year again! Time for twisted black Yuletide trees with absinthe-green balls.
Dreary pictures of funerals and bottles of potions.
Death masks under glass and displays of teeth.
Snarling taxidermy bobcats and more death masks.
More teeth displays and a mummified squirrel.
Old leather cases with a doctor's vials of arcane cures.
More antique dental displays and stuffed alligators.
Strange antique black cats and taxidermied bats.
Spider jewelry . . .
And mysterious Masonic jewelry. Something for everyone on your Christmas list!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Antique Coffins and Other Cheerful Decor

A visit to my living room. I love antique coffins and taxidermy.
My antique skeleton and seance area.
Skeletons make for good company. Nice and quiet!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Antique Taxidermy and Old Bones

A few new items from my booth ...
Antique taxidermied psychic raccoon and witch ball - perfect company for your next seance!
Antique photo of a strange cat.
Dead pale mannequin hand and some witchy bedtime reading.
Bizarre antique Anatomical book with creepy vein guy on the cover.
Various old skulls and bones and an antique grouse foot pin for your kilt.
Antique 1920s salesman's coffin sample book with page after page of lovely satin-lined coffins, a sailor's hand-carved death fetish, a joined-hands grave ornament and some spider jewelry.
This is a good week to stop by the Parlor, as everything is 10% off until Halloween! Happy Haunting!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Antique Death Masks

I have several antique death masks at my booth right now.
Delightfully creepy!
The perfect compliment for your decor at this spooky time of year!