About Us

After obtaining a degree in history, and working as a genealogist for a number of years, I decided that I would like to concentrate on something completely different, although still with an historical theme.
After a move from a 1960’s house in Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk, England to an early 17th century thatched cottage in a nearby village, I started to collect things that I felt were more appropriate to my new home. It started with furniture but then I began to fill my home with interesting objects and unusual pieces.
One day, shopping for tresures in a local antiques shop, I came across the most wonderful little bottle and it was then that I knew what I wanted to do.

Inspired by the Dickens' story, I wanted it to be a proper 'Curiosity Shop' selling all sorts of weird and wonderful things. So, in the shop you'll find many influences from the Victorian period and many objects which would suit the Steampunk enthusiast as well as anything else I find which is especially interesting or beautiful.
When I can, I like to research the provenance of my curiosities, and in many cases this has led me to learn about not only about our own history here in the UK, but also other parts of the world, different cultures, religions, traditions and beliefs. 
So, if you're looking for something a little bit different take a look:
Beautiful items like taxidermy butterfly brooches.
Disturbing pieces like a ring which was cut from the finger of a soldier.
Mystifying objects such as crystal balls and fortune telling crystals.
Naughty things like the innocent looking Buddha statue which holds a saucy secret underneath.
Surprising objects like Dr Macaura's Pulsocon which was meant for something other than lowering blood pressure.
I am constantly awed by the things that I find and I hope that you will be too!

Please get in touch if I can help you with anything, you can email, phone or even chat using the online chat facility, I'd love to hear from you.
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