There's something beautiful in the dark and mysterious, and it's a whole vibe that we really love. Dysfunctional Grace Art Co. in Tampa takes the forgotten and lost, offering a wide selection of eerily beautiful decor items at their quirky gothic shop.
When you step foot into Dysfunctional Grace, you may be surprised at what you find. From antique decorations to shrunken heads, skeletons, fossils, preserved animal specimens, and occult and witchy trinkets, it's the ideal place for finding something scary yet striking.
Even just looking at the space and figuring out where to start is a beautiful sight. It's weirdly Instaworthy, but not for typical reasons.
You may also find books, crystals, jewelry, and bath bombs. Aside from spooky odds and ends, visitors will find taxidermied animals adorning the walls, which can make for an interesting decor piece.
According to Dysfunctional Grace's website, all animals in their shop passed away of natural causes, by accidents, or at the teeth of another animal, with their goal to bring new life to them and what was lost. They ask that you respect the animals that you may see during your visit, alive or dead. You can even bring your dog with you to the shop.
No two visits are the same as staff find, upcycle, and create unique gems with items that may have been tossed aside where they see an unappreciated beauty — as their website says, it's a place "where death and dysfunction dance in a graceful ballet." While this shop isn't for everyone, it's definitely worth a stop for those into the weird, witchy, and wonderful world of art, antiques, and creativity.
You'll find this little shop on Seventh Avenue in Tampa, just a few paces away from a bewitching secret speakeasy that feels like a mini haunted mansion — which is also allegedly haunted. As if you needed another excuse to check out either place, now you can hit two crows with one stone by shopping for some off-the-wall decor, then grabbing a kava or kratom at the lounge after.
Dysfunctional Grace Art Co.
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Address: 1903 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa, FL
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m to 6 p.m.Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Why You Need To Go: A quirky little antique and decor shop with eery vibes. Surprisingly beautiful, with plenty of spooky decor for the Halloween season.