White Elephant

Met up with my friend Samantha yesterday for a trip to the White Elephant in Dallas.  Samantha has been telling me about this place, but this was my first trip.  It was fantastic!  A destination spot if you like the weird and macabre.  (like me!)  I snapped a few photos…

2 lions
I really flipped over these life size cement garden lions.  Pardon all the shots, but I just couldn't get over them!
Side lion

Lion face

French chairs
Great antique chairs….
Random stuff
The top of something….
Alligator horns
Great grouping of odd things….
Taxidermy
Taxidermy heads…
Sculpture
This sculpture reminded me of Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas–it's made of copper and some type of cement…..I really like the strangeness here.  Imagine this piece in the right setting…pretty great!!
Crazy doll
I also really liked this doll or puppet.  It's from the 80's–it's so fun in a really creepy way.
Panther
Lots of large cats…
Starfish

Apothecary
Great Apothecary bottles…..I may have to go back and get that weird doll……

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26 Responses
  • yilin May 27, 2009 at 7:03 PM

    What a cool, quirky store! Love discovering places like this.

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  • Jocelyne May 27, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    I think you would like Paxton’s Gate in SF, they have real taxidermy animals and bugs and neat plants and such. Next time you are here check it out, its on Valencia between 19th and 20th.
    here is the website if you are interested in exploring
    http://www.paxtongate.com/toc.html

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  • Jocelyne May 27, 2009 at 7:05 PM

    Ohhh, check out the jewelry too, I’m sure you would love it.

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  • GGshoe May 27, 2009 at 7:13 PM

    I vote for the doll, go get it! :0)

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  • Hanh May 27, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    Hi Judy,
    I didn’t know you’re home already. I just saw your last post. Look like a fun trip!. THe cement lions are awesome, by the way.
    Hanh,
    http://www.life-in-travel.blogspot.com

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  • Stephanie May 27, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    I love all this!!
    What an unusual place. A real treasure chest of whimsical weirdness!
    http://styleodyssey.blogspot.com/

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  • Cruz May 27, 2009 at 8:42 PM

    Wow that store is a feast for the eyes, I’m loving everything I’m seeing. :)

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  • Donna Baker May 27, 2009 at 9:19 PM

    I can’t believe that shop. Just my kind of place. I can’t wait to go to Dallas.

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  • gennie May 27, 2009 at 10:26 PM

    wow this place looks amazing!!! the cement garden lions are spectacular!

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  • Prêt-à-Porter P May 28, 2009 at 12:15 AM

    i like that weird doll thing too.
    i think you would enjoy visiting palm beach, there are so many great antique stores here.

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  • candice May 28, 2009 at 2:05 AM

    i love those lions too. were they expensive?
    love the antique chairs too. too bad their condition were poor. i’ve found that those kind of gustavian shabby chic antique chairs are uber expensive..
    CC

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  • b-chic May 28, 2009 at 2:25 AM

    what a fantastic place! I love these kinds of places and objects … I would have bought everything! your leather vest is fantastic … every time I look at your posts I have confirmations… the pattern of this vest reminds me of the last winter Ralph Lauren fashion show , where there were multi pockets hunting vest made of wool, in red and black check, which will certainly be a must for next winter … I have designed many jackets and vest like that and you are the confirmation that my work was right!

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  • Hannah May 28, 2009 at 3:13 AM

    Oh my goodness, I am so jealous that you have this shop! It’s incredible! I guess I’ll just have to make do with using your pictures for inspiration ;) Definitely get the doll, it’s bizarre in the best way!

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  • mr. freddy's mom May 28, 2009 at 3:38 AM

    the antique chairs are so pretty!
    and i would love to have that cement garden lions in our garden.

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  • stass May 28, 2009 at 4:40 AM

    fantastic blog. i really love your taste :)

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  • fashion roadkill May 28, 2009 at 4:42 AM

    I love the antique chairs and apothecary bottles. Something really special could be done with them (individually, I mean).
    Great photos!
    http://fashionroadkill-halifax.blogspot.com

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  • Modediktat May 28, 2009 at 5:14 AM

    That white doll catched my eye – then scrolled down and read your last sentence – LOL! Great!
    Thanks for sharing all the pics. It looks like an amazing place, very inspiring.
    I love the beautiful glass bottles – and the lions on top would be standing on the entrance of my house ;)

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  • Alex H May 28, 2009 at 7:46 AM

    This place makes me want to go to Dallas NOW. I need those cats for my backyard. Actually, first I need the backyard…

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  • Sarah Klassen/ Haute Design May 28, 2009 at 9:13 AM

    GREAT antique chairs!

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  • arline Jernigan May 28, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    This is definitely my kind of shop.

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  • The Little Fashion Treasury May 28, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Hi Judy!
    How are you doing?
    I saw that I also missed your wonderful NYC photos!!!
    What a wonderful, fantastic place!
    Why can´t I find something like this here in Germany?
    I love those one-of-a-kind pieces!!!
    ♡♡Happy sunny & joyful day to you!!!♡♡

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  • KD May 28, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    I am most definitely visiting that place if I ever am in Dallas.

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  • jen May 30, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    so many good finds down on industrial!!

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  • Carolina Eclectic June 06, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    I’ve been there! It is a great place:)

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