In our kaleidoscope gallery, you will find antique kaleidoscopes, collectable kaleidoscopes (we have many numbered or limited edition scopes), scopes of all kinds. Whether you are looking for a ceramic, stained glass, brass or wooden kaleidoscope, or something else entirely, you'll find one that calls to you among our unique selection.
Interiors include 2-mirror, 3-mirror, 4-mirror and variations of all kinds. Object cells may be dry or oil-filled and may contain gems, glass, watch parts, feathers, shells, LED lights, beads...we have them all!
The owners Jan and Bobby Boal are charter members of the national Kaleidoscope society, The Brewster Society, founded by Cozy Baker. They began collecting back when they owned a bed and breakfast inn, The Veranda, which hosted many regional meetings of the society as well as birthday parties for Cozy and other "scope" artists and collectors. At the May 1998 meeting of the society in Orlando, Florida, Cozy awarded our shop the first award presented to a dealer. Thus, the Kaleidoscope Shop at Briarcliff Village was a natural extension of a work begun many years ago. The storefront location closed in 2015, but we're still selling our beautiful wares online, and showcasing our goods at local events and festivals.
Celebrating Jan BoalOn January 16, 2013, at 82 years old, our own beloved Jan List Boal died after a courageous 3 year battle with leukemia. His health had been declining over the past week since he started chemotherapy again, but he was doing particularly poorly on the early morning of the 16th. He was rushed to the hospital, and he was surrounded by Bobby and his children Bob, Emily and Ginger when he passed away.
He lived such a full life, and though we mourn our loss, we see his life as a celebration. He loved learning, teaching, and experiencing the beauty of life, which overflowed into his and Bobby's beloved Kaleidoscope Shop. Jan loved his family and friends well, and he even loved strangers selflessly (and they didn't stay strangers for long).
We love you, Jan! (You can read his obituary in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution here.)
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|Jan & Bobby in front of the Briarcliff shop||Former Governor Sonny Perdue||Former Mayor Shirley Franklin||Jan & Bobby with daughters Emily and Ginger|
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