Olde Curiosity Shoppe

This project was inspired by one that I saw on Starrgazer Creates blog. You can view her blog here. I fell in love with the Olde Curiosity Shoppe line of papers by Graphic 45, and a printer tray seemed like a great way to display the images, along with charms, trinkets, dried flowers and gemstones, to create an olde worlde feel of a time gone by.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe

The tiny apothecary bottles are filled with berries, seeds, herbs and spices.

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I made the birds eggs from polymer clay.

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I think it evokes the atmosphere of a dusty old shop from the Victorian era, tucked away down an alley, filled with herbal medicines, strange specimens and unusual curiosities.