Emma at The Gift Shed choose this week’s word and it’s one of my favorites….curiosities. I am a huge fan of Cabinets of Curiosites. When I was growing up my family had a shelf that was dedicated to objects of interest that my brother, sister and I found. There were seashells, robin’s eggs, animal skulls, heart shaped rocks and more. Sometimes we’d find an old toy buried in the garden and that would go on the shelf. I’ve encouraged my daughters to do the same (except when we are in a public park, of course) My whole house has become a bit of a wunderkammer. Stuff lines shelves and window sills. One day I will tame it all and arrange it in a proper cabinet. In the meantime, I’ve gathered a few things to show you. See if you can find….
– a cow vertebra
-a desiccated gecko
-a bunny’s tail
-maracas from Cuba
-a mermaid’s purse
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If you are a fan of curiosities, (and really, who isn’t?) I recommend the book Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder by Lawrence Weschler. Of course, one of my favorite cabinets of curiosities is the Chamber of Wonders at the Walters Art Museum here in Baltimore. Stop by and be amazed.