Monday, October 20, 2014

Curious Nature

Do you have a Curious Nature my Friends?  I know I most definitely do... and so I had been itching to visit the CURIOUS NATURE Shop ever since I heard about it from my Friend Mary... she had told me it was just OUR type of Shop!  *Smiles*

Tucked away in the newly revitalized Artsy District in Downtown Phoenix it Delivers on all that is Weird and Wonderful for those of us who do have Curious Natures!

We knew it was OUR type of Shop the moment we spied the Sign on the front doors!  *LOL*

The Provenance of some of the Taxidermy was as Interesting a Back End Story as the Pieces were Interesting themselves... this Fox for example was a Zoo Raider that had been Terrorizing Zoo Animals and stealing all their kibbles!   Well... now he's Immortalized as Wiley Decor.

And I couldn't Resist procuring a piece of the Custom Taxidermy Created by 'Oddities By Oliver'.   So, yes, the Fabulously Mounted Bat is now mine and in the Art Studio Cottage Bedroom!

Though not her particular Aesthetic, Pamela was Game enough to suggest we pay the Shop a visit... knowing I had been Jonesin' to go there.   And of coarse the Kiddos were Fascinated... since just about every Kiddo I know has a Curious Nature.  *Smiles*

Loved these Votives and will definitely pick one up during my next visit... along with a new Taxidermy Book that is coming out within the next few weeks and the Owner was showing me a Preview Copy of.

Princess T and I were definitely in our Element here... it's just like Home!  *Winks*   She picked up some Fool's Gold for Grandpa ... as a Surprise Gift... hey, we hadda bring him Home something since Gramma was dragging Home yet another Taxidermy Bat!  *LOL*   She thought I'd said it was 'Pirate Gold' rather than Pyrite and that made The Man and I Smile.   So... now The Man has a two dollar chunk of 'Pirate's Gold'!

I Loved the great assortment of Taxidermy Bats... all Beautifully Mounted in Gothic Splendor.

But if you Adore Taxidermy and Entomology in general you're gonna Love this place!!!

Pamela took a couple of pixs of me with my Bat... we learned that it's a Girl... so now I guess I can easily Sex a Bat!  *Ha ha ha... the Trivia you Learn while on the Thrill Of The Hunt!*

I Loved the Art Work as well... everything is Cabinet Of Curiosity Style, which of coarse is my Favorite Style of Decor!

I also Loved the Charcoal Hue of the Walls and all of the lush Plants.

You were Intrigued to check out everything in the Shop and I'm pretty sure the Kids could have spent all day there... it was the one stop we made where they didn't fuss about leaving prematurely!  *Winks*

Sorry about my crappy Photography... we were getting a lot of glare from the Glorious Day Outside spilling Inside... great for being in... not so great for Photographing things.

Princess T and I Loved this Skeleton Bat Display as well... my they have a lot of little bones!

I would Love for my own Cabinet Of Curiosities to look something like this one day!!!

Enough visits to this Shop and I suppose it could eventually!  *Winks*

The Kiddos were especially Intrigued by the Specimen Jars filled with Natural Wonders.

I had to go over and take a closer look at that Squirrel...

Too Cute!!!

One day I would REALLY Love for Showroom One Thirty-Three to look more like this than how it presently looks... that is definitely the Direction I want to take it and always intended to take it.

I had to take a closer look at Piglet in a Jar... in fact we all had to take a closer look at every Specimen in a Jar... Fascination is a Curious thing!  *LOL*

This Bat was really Cute too... it was between this one and the one I got... mine was on Sale tho'... and that four letter word is always a Game Changer and Clencher isn't it?  *LOL*

I've still got to remember to get my Butterflies from Pamela the next time we meet... I procured them during Thieves Market and forgot to take them out of her vehicle... I always remember when I'm back Home again that she's still Babysitting them for me!   How many other Friends would leave their Entomology Specimens in your Car, huh?  *Winks*

There is also a wealth of Interesting Rocks and Fauna at the Shop as well.

And many other Oddities that you'll want to pay a visit and see for yourselves.

The Weird and the Wonderful... I just can't get enough of it.

And I'm so Glad that Phoenix finally has a Shop for those of us who Appreciate such things!

I don't wanna hafta travel to New York or San Francisco to procure my Oddities... too far.  *Smiles*   Though to be sure those Shops ARE on my Bucket List near the top in fact!

And you knew they would be, right?  *Winks*

Princess T wanted a Turtle Shell... maybe next time.

Because of coarse we'll be back often... satisfying our Curious Natures.

I could just Envision this Guy wearing a Santos Crown and a small Velvet Cape...

I Hope you've Satisfied some of your Curiosity too my Friends by coming along with us?

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian


  1. Yes! That looks like a store you would delight in! Good for you!

  2. Oh my! What a wondrous place this is. I've been away from blogging, so much has happened, but I am glad to find you still here sharing marvellous items and places. Fabulous things, would love to visit this shop. As always you have shared such good photographs. Hope all is well there. x

  3. Looks like the kind of store I would love! I don't think I would be able to resist patting that fox! Probably some of the other animals too!


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