Thursday, May 13, 2010
A Jewelry Shop Called "Halloween", Philadelphia, PA
I've read about this little store during the winter. Today I got a chance to check it out. What an eclectic little store. It's located in Philadelphia. Henri David is the owner. He makes about 40 percent of the jewelry which is made of natural stones, gold, sterling silver, pearls. He makes purchases all over the world for the rest. Very unusual pieces, one of a kind. Just beautiful.
The store use to be a house that was built in 1782. He purchased the house in 1980 and gutted the interior all the way to the basement (Which is the main part of the store). The usual part of this store "no signs". You walk though a small door. And you are standing on top of a staircase with a white squid as the railing with crystal eyes. He has a case shaped like a heart with everything shaped as "hearts" inside. On top near the ceiling you see the head of the statue of liberty. One of the store clerks said it's one of the smaller models for the original statue.
I asked Mr. David why he named the store Halloween. He stated it's one of his favorite holidays. But, the store it self is not very much anything to do with Halloween (It's funny when you call. They will answer, "Trick or Treat!"). He runs one of the largest Halloween Ball in the US. 4,200 people attend this past Halloween which included the mayor, governor and others.
Of course I asked if the shop is haunted? He said, "Oh, there are spirits here! We close the shop at night. In the morning we will see objects move. A ring, things like that". I asked him did you personally have a paranormal experience. It seems the more profound one he experience at the site of the Great Pyramids. Would have like to heard more on that. But, he had a phone call.
1329 Pine Street (between Broad and 13th)