I’ve got news for you, Curiosity did not kill the cat! Shocker! In actual fact, Curiosity makes your photos look amazing, makes your garden look enchanting and makes your house look like a home.
No visit to Swanage in Dorset is complete without a purchase from the Curiosity Shop and I have been known to spend a good couple of hours browsing this cave of wonders. Which is weird because they don’t sell a single pair of shoes.
Described as a gift shop, in my humble opinion, Curiosity is much more than this. It’s a mecca for knick-knack and trinket addicts like myself, and whilst it’s the perfect place to find a unique gift, it can also transform your entire home into a cosy haven which is unique to you, and at amazingly low prices.
So when you first enter the shop, there’s a lot to take in, there is stuff…everywhere. Since opening, Curiosity has been constantly expanding, increasing their range of home and garden ware. We’re talking photo frames, ornaments, candles, hearts (lots of hearts), garden ornaments, decorative flower pots and an alarmingly huge array of multicoloured door knobs. But it is well worth the time to look at everything closely, because with a multitude of different styles, you’re bound to find something you love for your home. My favourite thing about this shop is that the items are so individual. You won’t see this kind of stuff in the big chain stores, and you can really express yourself with one off, individual gifts and homeware..
My personal vice vice is a good quote, and luckily enough, there is a whole section dedicated to quotes, and you’ll also find them on most items throughout the shop. You literally can’t swing a cat in my room without knocking over 10 items with inspirational quotes on them, if you don’t believe me you’re welcome to try but will need to bring your own cat!
In my mind a house is a house, until you fill it with your own personality, your own attitude, and your own style. Curiosity is the perfect place to express all three! Here are some of the treasures I’ve picked up over the years…