Friday, March 30, 2012

Is New Hope home to the world's creepiest shop?

by Charlie Sahner

"Creepy" really doesn't do the place justice.

Teardrop Memories, which has just moved into even larger, creepier quarters, houses what may be the world's largest collection of Victorian-era bird cages and mourning items, along with an array of eerie objects ranging from the merely disturbing and macabre all the way to grotesque and gruesome.

"It scares even me," says owner Greg Cristiano.

Popular store items include Victorian mourning jewelry, antique veterinary cures and pet supplies, and vintage funeral collectibles.
"We put the 'fun' back in 'funeral'," commented Cristiano.

Teardrop Memories, located at 12 W. Mechanic St., can now be seen from the bridge by the Bucks County Playhouse; 215-862-3401.

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