Bunny found in the front of a store during a search for dolls | INGRID RENEE DIZON
INGRID RENEE DIZON
Though antique stores can give some the heebie-jeebies, I happen to be one of those who get a sense of ease and excitement when walking around the store and finding little trinkets such as flat signs, vinyl records and used postcards. Luckily, Fredericksburg is known to be a very historic town, so it just makes sense that downtown is packed with antique stores. To put a twist on things, I wanted this photo essay to be a cursed items series in order to give the audience an eerie atmosphere. However, most antique stores downtown sell from different vendors and keeping track of the various items tend to be tedious to the owners. As a substitute, I decided to focus on dolls (and mannequins) that rather give off the look and energy that they could be or have been cursed.
Most of the items are from The Shoppes at Caroline Square LLC, which is just one of the many antique stores downtown. They sell from different vendors that locals and even tourists enjoy like Two Primitive Sisters, The Grove, Ed’s Collectibles and more. They consider themselves as the “Best Kept Secret in Fredericksburg” and after many visits, I can agree. The other items pictured are from Oldies but Goodies, which is another favorite of mine alongside Blue Shark Antiques and Collectibles.