Best Weird Boutique - 2010
Boneflowers Oddities and Baubles
In recent years, this store has changed names and shifted focus — it is now less 1960s and 1970s vintage, and more 1950s and before — but still doles out one-of-a-kind creations crafted from found treasures like broken pocket watches, forgotten skeleton keys, and lost-and-found pearl and ivory buttons. These are reworked into necklaces, brooches, and other decorations fit for steampunk royalty at the Edwardian Ball. Everyday nostalgic style-seekers go for the Kennedy-era fur-lined cardigans, paisley-print vests, or selection of Cold War power ties, but the truly uncommon decorate their homes with the quirky medical and scientific devices of questionable origin and function. Are they forceps? Retractors? Try them for yourself and find out.