The Gills were inspired to create this boutique by the Science Channel’s program Oddities in which people collect unusual objects. The program gave the Gills a unique perspective. Rather than creating a typical antique shop filled with furniture and everyday items, they decided to create a one-of-a-kind shop filled with items featuring taxidermy, insects, skeletons and bones.
Quoting April Gill: “I did the skeleton from a chipmunk, took me a while to get it cleaned. I turned the head upside down as I liked the look better. The tail is made of turkey bones that are in the legs. Ron named it Trigillaraurusron. The skull that is on the pole is also a chipmunk, we think. I found that out in what we call the fence row on our place, We have lots of owls and hawks around our place and I think it was one of their "leftovers."