Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Children of All Ages... See the Most Amazing, Spectacular, and Dazzling Entry this Blogger Has EVER Dared to Post!

The Greatest Show on Earth is coming to town in just eight days! When I saw Gunther Gebel-Williams face off against a dozen tigers during his farewell tour in 1990, I was hooked for life on the death-defying, bedazzled razzmatazz of the circus. I'm whiling away the days until the ringmaster starts the show with etsy. Think red striped tents, airy cotton candy, aerialists in spangled leotards, and ostentatious sideshow signs. Step right up and enjoy these gorgeous and unique pieces from some of etsy's most talented artists!

For only the most daring ladies and ringmasters: Circus Mini Top Hat by Two Back Flats on Etsy
Hand Painted Circus Sideshow Nesting Dolls by Gravlax on Etsy - 20% off right now!
Elephant Print on an antique book page by EncorePrints on Etsy - Buy 3, get 1 free!
Circus Sideshow Tattooed Tough Guy  Paper Puppet by Crankybunny on Etsy 
Straight from the snake oil salesman: "Freak shows, concert saloons, carnival show and Vaudeville captured in one fragrance of sweet chocolate base with spicy pepper, fresh brewed Espresso and a mouthwatering Merlot wine bouquet of wild grape, strawberry stems and a hint of spice."
Body Butter by By Nevermore Body Company on Etsy
Circus Costume Ensemble Handmade in Paris by Blacknorns on Etsy
Victorian Circus Trapeze Artist Pill Box by Che655 on Etsy

Reading List:
The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin
Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti by Genevieve Valentine
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Most of my friends haven't been to the circus since they were children.
I'm trying to get everyone to go with me. Sno-cones and peanuts for everyone!
When is the last time you went under the big top?


  1. Dan and I actually had a serious middle of the night, refusing to go to bed at a decent hour discussion about the circus. I know he feels strongly about animal rights and I admit some ignorance on what exactly bad happens to circus animals. It was interesting. We are a maybe for this one.

  2. Those sideshow nesting dolls are perfection. I have had a softspot for matroyshkas (and freaky people for that matter) since birth.

    1. Aren't they compelling? Everything by that artist looks like it's either from a circus sideshow or Where the Wild Things Are!

  3. I'm basically dying over that hat and outfit down the way! Seriously!! What delightful images!


    1. You'd look so good in those things, too! I can't wait to see your Dixie Cousins costume.


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