about three or four and a half weeks ago i happened upon the coolest website i’d found in quite some time. it was for a shop called paxton gate, which is located in san francisco. they have everything from articulated skeletons to taxidermy eyes, carnivorous plants to fantastically cool books, peacock feathers to cloches, plus bones, fossils and minerals, science junk and art, etc. if you know me, you know i was elated beyond words. i loved this site so much that i kept the tab open for weeks so i could peek back every now and then to drool a bit.
fast-forward to last weekend and a friend tells me while out for a couple of drinks… “there is a new shop on mississippi that i know you’ll love….”. long story short, it’s paxton gate!! how i did not know we had one in portland is beyond me. well, true confession: i don’t get out much so it’s no wonder i didn’t notice it. so, we ended up going the very next day, the husb and i, and i rather love that shop. i have to say, though, that it’s both odd and comical to me that i have always loved bones and dead/preserved creatures and everyone told me i was “gross” or “morbid” and now it’s tres cool to have a taxidermy baby skunk or mink skull or dead, framed bugs in your living room, for example. who’s morbid and weird now, huh!? yeah… not just me… not that i ever thought it morbid or weird.
anyway, this is a cool shop. a bit sterile and open, but very cool none the less. you should check if out if you’re able. at least check out the site…
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