My wonderful DH discovered this fantastic television show called "Oddities" on the Science Channel for me. It is a quaint little shop in New York called Obsura Antiques & Oddities that specializes in.. well.. just that things of a peculiar nature. with episodes titled "Mummified Hand" and "Teeth on a Stick" I was instantly hooked without even viewing an episode.
Owners Mike Zohn & Evan Michelson boast on the intro of the show that "this isn't your grandmothers typical antique shop" and boy they were not kidding.
15 minutes into the first episode I was watching I was screaming at my television "I want that I want that... as a vintage embalmers table was being sold..... for the bargain price of only $250 and a dress....a little while longer a vintage medical bag complete with a still sharp bone saw that would be perfect for any Halloween display, especially mine for this years creature survival theme.
So is it wrong that I find myself trying to convince my husband that we need to spend Valentines Day in New York this year? Will I be able to talk him out of the Ocean, tanning lotion & coconut drinks for Snow, skulls & perhaps the find of a lifetime?
Learn more about Obscura Antiques & Oddities on their blog or find them on facebook at Obscura Antiques or visit them directly if you are close enough and then tell me all about it so I can be insanely jealous.
Obscura Antiques & Oddities
280 East 10th Street
(Between 1st Avenue & Avenue A)
New York City
Open 7 days 12 noon-8:00 pm
open earlier on weekends.
Ph: 212 505-9251
Images borrowed from Obscura Antiques & Oddities blog