Thursday, August 12, 2010

Viva Il Papa!


Paxton Gate! When in San Francisco a few weeks ago, I took time to visit their wonderful shop.


I have wanted a Jeanie M  taxidermied mouse for over a year.....now was my chance to take one home...


After gathering up some porcupine quills, I went to the glass case and decided on the Papal Mouse....my home has a lot of Italian influence and he seemed to speak to me...


Due to their fragile nature, (and , the fact I own cats!) I bought a glass cloche to keep Il Papa safe..


Paxton Gate is a shop of curiosities, garden plants and quirky collectibles..


The outside of the shop is just as interesting...monkeys abound in the painted vinery.


If a Hamlet mouse or a Bride and Groom mouse set are still not enough for you, how about medieval armour for your mouse?

Jeff de Boer photo
Jeff de Boer creates intricate armour for cats and mice...



Jeff de Boer photo

This might have to be my next quest!

Thanks Grant for the link!

11 comments:

Gina said...

Dear Theresa, A taxidermied Mouse? In your House?

Have a lovely weekend my charming friend.

Theresa Cheek said...

Oh, yes Gina! I have always had a "thing" for mice!

home before dark said...

I'm not sure that glass cage or the taxidermy can eradicate that tempting (to cats) mouse smell. Your little guy looks like Stuart Little!

Patrick Gracewood said...

Too funny, Theresa! I Wonder if there's a Devil mouse? Another good reason to revisit SF.

Fauxology said...

What a great shop! There must be some interesting nooks and crannies to be looked into there. Enjoy your newest treasure!

La Dolfina said...

Oh Theresa why didn't you tell me you were in San Francisco? I'm so disappointed I didn't know. I would have loved to have you over :(
I wonder if I have been to Paxton Gate? It seems somehow familiar but I'm not sure. Now I must make it a point to go. Did you see the movie Dinner with Schmucks? If not, you must! I think you new treasure is in it!!!!
Sounds like you are having a wonderful summer :)

Theresa Cheek said...

Teri,
It was my first time to visit my daughter since she moved there soooo.....not much time for anything else! I am planning my next trip out around Alameda and was hoping we could meet there or in the city? I will contact you when I get it set for the fall.

Theresa

French-Kissed said...

I can't believe you got that cute little mouse...I love Paxton Gate! They used to offer classes on HOW TO taxidermy a mouse. My older daughter and I wanted to take it so badly but could never work it into our trips North. Hope you had a wonderful visit, Theresa.

~jermaine~

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I didn't realize I missed this one...of all the ones to miss I almost missed the one showing a completely different side of you. This is a hoot! I love your Il Papa.

Catherine

Theresa Cheek said...

Catherine,
LOL! I do love mice...go figure!

Jermaine,
I DID enjoy my trip...immensely! Must go back soon!

Theresa

Buttercup and Bee said...

Hi I stumbled across your wonderful Blog and am now back tracking through all the wonderful treasures it holds, I am green with envy at your little mouse I've been longing for a piece of taxidermy for a while now but its a secret I've kept to myself as everyone thinks I'm mad enough, maybe I should move over the pond especially if you have shops like that! Im now a follower of your fantastic words
Buttercup and Bee

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