On November 1st, a man walked into our oddities and curiosities shop, The Wilde Collection in Houston TX with a can of gasoline and set our little shop on fire. A few of our pets were lost as well as many irreplaceable items.
Having this shop has always been a dream of ours. It was an incredible feeling seeing so many of you come and appreciate what we tried to do. You inspired so much of our shop and even inspired much of my art itself.
We are completely devastated and at a loss for words. Some of you may not know but we also live in the building behind the doors you saw were locked when you visited the shop. That adds a layer to this tragedy Your outpouring words of support and encouragement have given us the will to rise from our ashes.
We have never done anything like this and there is a part in us that feels uncomfortable asking for your help. All we ever wanted was to help provide beautiful and unique items for your home and offer you the immersive experience that was The Wilde Collection.
With your encouragement, we have started this crowd funding campaign. Thank you all so much for your messages. We don't know how much we will need or how long it will take but one thing we are certain is that we MUST rebuild.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give. We will find a way to repay your generosity.
Lawyer B Douglas II
Tyler G. Zottarelle
The Wilde Collection