Posts Tagged ‘etsy’

Brass Menagerie

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Three weeks ago I purchased a showy little peacock for my growing collection of brass animals and today a big fish. These animal figurines add warmth and character to a room and the antiqued brass vintage versions are the perfect little accent for a mantel or bookshelf vignette. Yes they’ve been popular for a few years, but I’m still smitten and I may be in danger of becoming that crazy brass animal lady.

West Elm just added two to their fall collection so I know I am not alone in my affection for these shiny creatures. Soon I’ll have my own zoo, would that be so wrong? 

brass animal collection

brass animal bookends

brass horse and elephant

image sources: one kings lane / adore magazine / peppermint bliss

Get your fix with these charming brass creatures …

brass animal figurines

pelican / armadillo / fish / antelope pair / peacock pair / buck pair / elephant / giraffe family / roadrunner

A search on Etsy and eBay turns up countless choices so it’s not to complicated to find your favorite animal in brass form! We can hoard them together. :) .

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Etsy Treasuries + Favorite Shops

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

I went looking for a particular vintage brass object the other day and of course one turns to Etsy in such situations. As always I hop over for one thing and end up spying dozens more charming finds, but then I discovered there’s a way to bookmark them there. Pinterest is fab but I discovered with an Etsy profile that you can create Treasuries of favorite items and then share them with the community. How long has this been around? A month? A year? Forever? Anyway, I love it!

Handmade, unique, vintage… it’s those one-of-a kind finds that personalize a space, give it a little quirk, make it feel collected over time and less one stop big box shop.

You can find all of that at Etsy, which is why I love to feature favorite artists and creatives in the Etsy Art I Heart series once a month. I was going to do a roundup of really cool home decor but got distracted curating various Treasuries and Favorite Shops of my own. I convinced myself it’s more efficient to categorize them that way. I created several lists including finds from amazing lighting to quirky things like cat pillows, meow!

etsy treasuries

You can also find over 50 of my favorite go to Etsy shops for pillow covers, gifts, art prints, etc. listed here. favorite shops

Enjoy the galleries and share your favorite Etsy shops you love too, I’m always on the hunt for new treasures…

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