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I've been asked many times about the origin of the shop's name: Curiosity & Co... hmmm…it's a curious name, right? Well, here's the deal: I was a high school English teacher, and am still an avid reader, and Charles Dickens is one of my favorite authors. As you may know, he wrote a tale called The Old Curiosity Shop, in which an old man and his granddaughter operate a shop full of (you guessed it!) "curiosities." I've always imagined myself hiding out in the "happy place" that was their dim little shop, so I had to pay homage. The name "The Curiosity Shop" has been used a bunch, so I thought and thought, until finally I came up with a version that I found acceptable. Hence, the name Curiosity & Co.
As I mentioned, I was a teacher. As it happens, I still am! Now I paint furniture all day in my cozy little shop, surrounded by vintage finds and seriously solid (but, alas! slighted) pieces, just begging for new life; and when given the opportunity, I teach others how to transform and repurpose for themselves. It's very gratifying work, and I am immensely thankful that I get to "play" at my work every day. I thoroughly enjoy teaching the many wonders of the paints I use...you just can't imagine the transformations that I get to witness! If you ever get a chance to stop by, I'll show you what I mean. And if you'd like to dive in to what may become an addiction (consider yourself warned!), click here to check out the workshop schedule.
We have finally found our forever home at 600 Main Street, and we couldn't be happier! This space was meant for us, and we think you'll agree.
Happy painting and repurposing,