Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Behind the Scenes

I have a tiny table set up in a corner of my room full of odd things and this is where I take the pictures for my website.  It is a very small space and I have the table covered with black fabric and keep several props around, books and old photos, things to use in the photos.  I have an old 1920s poseable desk lamp for lighting and that's about it - very bare bones.  Well guess who likes to see what's going on with whatever I'm doing, especially when I'm back in the room full of mysterious things?  Morticia!  So of course one must put the pictures on hold and let her explore ...

 I enjoy buying and selling macabre items, but nothing compares with the fun of my kitties!  This is for all of my cat-loving people out there : - )

Sunday, November 18, 2012

New Items! Antique Taxidermy Moray Eel, Wicked Wasp's Nest, Plaster Teeth, Antique Memorial Photo with Lock of Hair, Antique Funeral Director's Metal Box, Taxidermy Albino Muskrat, Antique Anatomy Book, Antique Taxidermy Bird Form, Antique Funeral Urn

 New items just added to my website.  Some of these are from my own collection.  I need to make some space on my shelves for all the great things I have been finding and I find that with fun creepy antiques coming and going, I can let go of some things that I was hanging onto.

Antique taxidermy Moray Eel.  This is a really fun piece!  It reminds me of the sand worms in Beetlejuice : - )
 I love the face on this guy.
 Look at those teeth!
 A taxidermy eel is a great addition to any creepy collection.  You can find it here on my website.
 And here's one I was hanging onto, a wicked wasp's nest.
 This one is particularly beautiful with the really cool branch that it is on.
 A wasp's nest makes a great display piece with other strange natural things in your collection.
You can find it here on my website.

And here are my favorite pair of vintage plaster teeth.
 Vintage dental items are fun.  This pair always looks like it is smiling.
 The subtle pink paint for the gums on these is really nice.  You can find these here on my website.
Another cool item, just in, is this antique framed memorial photo of a baby with a lock of the baby's hair inside the frame under the glass.
 It is a lovely little piece in its original oval frame with old wavy glass.  You can find it here on my website.
Antique funeral director's metal box.
 No telling what Luther H Hall kept in here ...
 Maybe just some cash, but possibly something much darker ...  You can find it here on my website.
 And here's something from my white taxidermy collection.  A vintage taxidermy albino muskrat.
 I love white taxidermy and am always on the lookout for more white animals.
 This vintage piece has the beedy red eyes so it is my favorite kind of white taxidermy, albino taxidermy.
This cute fellow is available here on my website.

Another of my favorite things is this super cool old anatomy booklet.  It is dated 1926 and I believe it is in written in Polish (thanks Anna!).  The guy with the veins on the front is awesome!
 It has several pages of text and b/w illustrations at the front ...
 And then the back is a fold-out series of color pages.
 It is a small booklet, but really amazing.
 I like to display it with the Vein Guy cover next to old spooky medical bottles and contraptions. 
 You can find it here on my website.
 Antique Taxidermy Bird Form.  This is something I have treasured.  It is very old and is what they would use as a form when doing a taxidermy bird.
 It has a really great sculptural quality to it and is quite bizarre looking.
 A great conversation starter!  You can find it here on my website.
Here's a recent find that is really hauntingly beautiful.  It is an antique French funeral urn.
 It is quite tall and looks at those roses on it!
 Perfect to use as vase with dried roses or peacock feathers.  It has an inscription in French with a date of 1914.
 A really lovely piece.  You can find it here on my website.
Well, that's it for now, but I finally have some time to add things to my website, so plan on checking back ... more great items on the way!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Antique New Orleans Voodoo Doll, a Mummified Cat and Antique Dead Santa Costume

Just in time for your holiday shopping!
An antique Dead Santa costume for you to wear whilst giving out your holiday gifts, and might I recommend an antique New Orleans Voodoo Doll or possibly a partial mummified cat? As in partial cat, not partially mummified - eeewww.
 The perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for person ... an antique New Orleans Voodoo Doll!
Very old, probably dates from the 1930s.  This creepy doll is made from some kind of organic material, maybe dried apples?  If you lean in close (if you dare!) he has the faint scent of apples.  Or maybe that is just a left-over smell from the last curse that he was used for.
Black pins for eyes and a very stylish suit, the perfect stocking stuffer!  You can find him on my website here.
And for the cat lover on your list, a partial mummified cat.
This little kitty has tons of personality!
A face only a mother could love :-)  You can find him here on my website.
And last but not least, the perfect Santa costume for a very jolly holiday!  This antique Santa costume is a bit on the morbid side.  Santa appears to have crossed over to a very dark side.
Comes with a Santa jacket of the most lovely antique red and white fabric and the Dead Santa mask which is a hand-painted mesh mask with a white hood.  Very realistic hair for the beard.  Who knows, maybe it is really Santa's hair!  Good God, this is a weird item.  Don't miss out on it, you can buy it here on my website.