It’s like one of those shops you see in a movie about dark magic. You know the one. The one where a demon possesses an ancient artifact and it ends up in some small-town curiosity shoppe (never “shop” when they sell “curiosities”) where the shopkeeper somehow knows the origin and history of every item on every shelf.
Gothic Rose Antiques in California is exactly that kind of place. But even better, you can walk into their store and blow the dust off an old book or knick-knack from safely behind your computer…because they are online and they ship.
Even if you don’t need a stuffed boar’s head, or black bird bookends, or a leather box with the unsettling image of a black goat, you still should check this place out. If you’re in the Sacramento, California area do one better and go into the store. Just be sure to leave the fraidy cats in the car. They have some spooky stuff in there!
They describe their merchandise as “old and macabre, haunting and unusual or dark and romantic that looks like it came out of Dracula’s Castle or an old cemetery, mortuary, opera house, funeral home, Victorian boudoir, haunted house, bordello, circus, sideshow, carnival, gypsy caravan, wax museum, insane asylum, horror movie, alchemy laboratory, or dungeon.”