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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Recently I thrifted a charming little two tiered wooden desk organizer. It's vintage and I, of course, had plans to put it up in Circus Bear but when I took it into my craft room to store until I had a chance to photograph it I found THE perfect use for it.

My curiosity shelf was getting out of control and looking a little more than crammed than I'd like where it was but with some careful rearranging, and my new desk organizer it looks better than ever. Seriously, I'm obsessed with it. It's the first thing I notice when I walk in the room and I find myself staring at it multiple times through out the day.
I can't wait to find more goodies to add to it!
xoxo

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  1. This is so ace! It's very victorian curios. I love it!

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  2. That shelf is so perfect with all of your little goodies on it! Love it.

    xo,
    jessie

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  3. pretty dark and cool :D I want a raven skull and more seashells
    take care

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  4. Have you ever heard of the artist Mark Dion? He does a lot of work that involves collecting. One of his more famous works is the "Tate Thames Dig" where he got a group of people to collect "trash" from the Thames river and then he displayed it in a Wunderkammer (cabinet of curiosities) as if it was a museum piece. Reminds me of your beach collecting.

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  5. Perfect shelf to display your curiosities. Ok, I recognize most of what you have there, but what is that interesting thingy in front of the mushroom? This display reminds me of that show Oddities (everyone knows not to distract Mommy when it comes on... speaking of.. haven't seen it in ages!).

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  6. Reminds me of the show Oddities :) We use to watch it all the time.

    Xo,
    Eeka

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  7. What a collection! I'm so into the little animal skulls. And you're right, the desk organizer is a nice touch to give it a "on purpose" sort of look. Great job!

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  8. Looks awesome! I need my own curiosities shelf :)

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  9. You have so many little knick-knacks! How would you move if you had to? I have many small things, and I'm moving soon so I'm curious.

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  10. I love your curiosity cabinet!

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  11. I seen one at the local thrift store (just a lighter stain) but had no idea where to put it. This is a good use for it!

    xo Amber P.
    http://theowlsden.blogspot.com

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  12. Ooh, fun! Love the honeycombish picture frame!
    The shelf looks great for organization!
    I love thrifting. :)
    Recently I found a vintage sailor uniform for $3.50! I was so stoked!! :D

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  13. I'm glad someone else collects skulls and bones too!

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  14. Hey! I'm from Norway, and in Norwegian "BØ" means "boo" :D

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  15. This is such a beautiful to organize little treasures!

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  16. omg those awesome skulls. especially bird one. amazing! i'm glad someone else share a passion for animal skulls.

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  17. very cool - my brother in law gives us gifts for our birthdays and christmas every year that could definitely be added to you shelf.. this year he gave us a handmade mug, a crystal and a teeny real life alligator head (i think its an alligator- maybe crocodile?)my mister's brother is def a wacko in the gift giving department. last year he gave me a rock from his driveway in a paper bag!

    http://veranellies.blogspot.com

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  18. That's awesome. It's so good to find something special that fits right into a certain space. I love that little brown mushroom.

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  19. what a great collection of oddities.

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  20. This is amazing! You have a great collection of curios.
    I collect similar things myself!

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  21. Wow, you should really become an interior decorator!

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  22. Oh I just found this post! I love your little curiosities corner here! Cute!

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