Burke and Hare Co. sells Victorian inspired candles and home decor items, and is one of my favourite shops on Etsy. The store is named after the infamous William Burke and William Hare who committed a series of murders in Edinburgh, Scotland, from November 1827 to October 1828 in order to sell the corpses for anatomical dissection. This is how owner, Erica, describes her business:
"I have taken my inspiration from that unique partnership and created my store around the legend and interesting aesthetics of that strange time in history. I find beauty in medical sciences, technological advances, innovation, superstitions of the past, spiritualism, gentlemen and lady's parlors, seances, nature and romanticism."Featured above, from left to right, are Burke and Hare Co. Poison and Antidote Cups, Gravestone Candle Votives, Skull Candle, and Edgar Allan Poe Postcards.