Welcome! I'm Cathy Fleck, shopkeeper of Curiouser & Curiouser. I've been blessed to live in two of the most beautiful places in the world — Hurley, N.Y. in the Hudson Valley and Wellfleet, Mass. on Cape Cod.
I have always been surrounded by awe-inspiring natural beauty, gorgeous homes, breathtaking architecture and wonderful gardens. Instilling the love and care of nature in my family came about instinctively by spending memorable days with my husband, son and two daughters at the beach, hiking, gardening, cooking, and visiting historic sites, national parks and botanical gardens.
The inspiration from those days helped me visualize a shop where I could offer beautiful, sustainable and fun home and garden goods as a means of passing on the joy and making sure all that beauty remains for future generations.
It is my hope that my optimism and values will inspire others to carefully consider the products they purchase. Love and respect of nature, healthy living and caring for others is the pulse of my family, and now also the pulse of Curiouser & Curiouser.
About Curiouser & Curiouser
A charming, peaceful shop — fitting of Wellfleet’s beachside allure — Curiouser & Curiouser allows guests to find comfort knowing that everything displayed has been carefully, thoughtfully and personally curated by owner Cathy Fleck.
Curiouser & Curiouser is a mirror image of Cathy’s admiration for responsibly created art, fashion, beauty and wellness goods, and home and garden décor. To Cathy, ethical values are just as important as aesthetic and sensory appeal. She knows that for all the products on the market that haven’t been created or imported through responsible means, there are just as many artists and creators who pour their heart, talent and moral vision into the work they find joy in sharing.
One of the challenges Cathy continually embraces is sourcing handmade products that fit Curiouser & Curiouser’s standards of fair-trade, ethical production and environmental consciousness.
“The selection of goods I enjoy displaying are from artisans who care for the environment, care about where the materials they use come from, and appreciate the natural world and beauty surrounding us,” says Cathy — who depends on creative research, extensive networking and travel to find products representative of Curiouser & Curiouser’s mission.
In addition to scouring antique auctions, estate sales, and flea markets for rare, individual pieces of home and garden décor, Curiouser & Curiouser offers a wide range of casual fashions and accessories. From handmade and painted pottery, travel and nature photography, environmentally-friendly sunglasses, watches and toothbrushes — to hand-woven blessing baskets, screen printed canvas totes, organic skin care botanicals and hand-loomed organic cotton Turkish towels and beach goods, Curiouser & Curiouser balances fairness in creation and production with visual and textural attraction.