Shopping >Gargoyle Statuary
great, creepy place with a really nice proprietor.. This shop is worth a trip to the U District (OK, I live in the neighborhood). The store is packed to the rafters with unique, fascinating, slightly creepy merchandise. For some reason, I assumed the owner of the place would be aloof, but she is friendly and darling. Please support this business!
Amulets, urns and garden art for the Dungeons and Dragons set..
The Ave has always been a little otherworldly--Goth teens lurking in Barnabas Collins capes and bus stops tagged with hieroglyphic graffiti. So it's a fitting home for this shop-cum-cave, stocked as it is with the stony faces of ghouls and sprites, burbling waterfalls, candles and mists, not of Avalon, but joss sticks. Here, in semi-darkness, students of the occult rub shoulders with homeowners in search of a clever gremlin for the mantelpiece and Eastside matrons who braved bridge traffic for an in-house Tarot card reading.
All variety of indoor and outdoor statues, cornices and candlesticks, including an eerie winged creature slurping from a skull, several versions of the cuddly Dedo of Notre Dame fame and homunculi put to mundane tasks such as gargoyle card holders. Rosaries, runes, articulated rings, fantasy art by Amy Brown and Ouija board paintings by Kipling West round out this garden of stony delights.
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