Friday, July 30, 2010

Shop Window

Current shop window display. Bradley & Hubbard table lamp with green glass shade, Scroll saw cut clock, Advertising figure of a girl with large head & eyes. More pics to follow.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Nice random sampling of goods. Old Bulova store clock, Camp Fire Girls uniform, early mounted standing alligator with a lightbulb in its mouth (recently rewired), WWI trench art artillery shell vase dated 1918, mounted lamb (perfect for Easter), mirrors.............stuff....

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Lecture by One of Our Dear Friends

Come out and see a great lecture and demonstration by a very good friend of ours. You will not be disappointed, and ya just might learn a thing or two. Be sure to check out the other lectures at Observatory as well. Lots of very interesting topics all the time.

Nature as Miniaturist: An Illustrated Survey of the Bogs of Southern New Jersey

img_6939smallAn Illustrated lecture and specimen demonstration with author, artist, and Gentleman Naturalist Lord Breaulove Swells Whimsy
Date: Thursday, August 5th
Time: 8:00
Admission: $5
Presented by Morbid Anatomy

Tonight, author, artist and Gentleman Naturalist Lord Breaulove Swells Whimsy will be giving an illustrated lecture on the botanical oddities found in the ancient, Ice Age bogs of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. These tiny, alien worlds are home to rare orchids, carnivorous plants, and bizarre species of plants and animals–some of which are found nowhere else on Earth. Whimsy, a lifelong resident of the Pine Barrens, will also give a demonstration of how to build and maintain your own container garden for these strange, wonderful plants. Live specimens of these plants will be on display, and care sheets for carnivorous plants like Venus Flytrap will also be made available. Whimsy’s book The Affected Provincial’s Companion, Volume One will also be available for sale and signing.

Lord Breaulove Swells Whimsy (aka V. Allen Crawford III) is an artist, designer, author, failed dandy, bushwhacking aesthete, and middle-aged dilettante. Whimsy is the author of The Affected Provincial’s Companion, Volume One (Bloomsbury), which has been optioned for film by Johnny Depp’s production company, Infinitum Nihil. He and his wife are proprietors of Plankton Art Co., an illustration and design studio. Their most notable project to date is the collection of 400 species identification illustrations that are on permanent display at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hall of Ocean Life.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Teeth Under Glass Dome

Misc dental articulators, dentures and a 1944 X-mas gift from the U.S. Naval Medical Center..all under a vintage glass display dome with a mirrored base.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4th of July.....weekend

Title says it all. Be safe and all that stuff. WW2 U.S. Navy practice bomb. Fill with water and drop on your favorite practice target. Would also make a lovely lamp or beverage container.