October 20, 2014

One of the best things about living in PEI is the outdoors.  We spend a lot of time outside, walking the dogs.  Specifically, on the beach.  And though our beaches tend to be pretty tidy (just don’t get me started on the styrofoam buoy litter), they do occasionally present some pretty interesting natural finds.  After 8 years of consistent beach rambling, we’ve amassed a really diverse collection of skulls/bones, shells, glass, ceramic, wood and feathers.

We’ve actually kind of morphed into naturalists, without having intended it.

The problem with all of this is that we live in a minuscule home – most of our treasures were hidden away, which was just a shame.  What we needed was a curio cabinet.

So I called my pal Heather (over at Birdmouse) and she came to the rescue:

curio cabinet 1

curio cabinet 5


curio cabinet 4


curio cabinet 3

I actually had a little bit of trouble figuring out where to hang this beast – I originally planned to put it in the living room, but I found it was just too close to the woodstove for my comfort.  So, up in the bedroom it went.  And the absolutely best part?  I don’t have to dust the shelves anymore – the glass in the door takes care of keeping it out.  Nice, eh?

Danielle WhiteOctober 20, 2014