Today I thought I'd introduce you all to what I think must be one of the most fascinating shops in Camden Locks in London - Curiosity. It is essentially an old fashioned curiosity/ antique/ vintage shop where everything has a story. I think the best way to describe it would be a cross between a museum and the most awesome car boot sale you've ever been to!
I have a feeling that I might have wondered in there once before, the first time I ever visited Camden, but this time we were given a lovely little guided tour around the shop.
Each little part of the shop is carefully curated and holds a theme: this is the 'British' area. The displays are changing every day as key elements get sold off.
I just want to take a moment to thank Beverly, on the left, for taking the time to show us around the shop and tell us all the amazing and fantastic stories about all the different things in it!
They had all these amazing vintage portraits stuck all over the counter. Apparently, people kept asking who these women were, so the women who worked in the shop gave them all names.
I was enchanted by this display of vintage cameras - the only thing that managed to keep me away from them was the thought that I have not actually got around to using my latest vintage camera acquisition yet!
They sell lots of old costume jewellery, but they also sell necklaces in store made out of little curiosities from the shop.
They are also starting to make upcycled tote bags with dolls on them.
They named these 'celebrity dolls', each one named after a celebrity they thought the doll looked like - some of them are really funny!
Ever wondered where you can buy old and vintage pub beer mats?
This is something I really, really regret not purchasing. If I had had time to go back for it that weekend I would have done. I don't know what animal it was from, but this vintage fur was only £10 and very very soft. It also matched my hair colour. Please ignore the plastic mannequin that in this photo appears to be kicking me in the head!
Has anyone else been to Curiosity in Camden? (Make sure you check out their Facebook page!) Are there any other places like this I should know about?