The Brass Menagerie

brass menagerie - brass animal objects

Happy Monday! This weekend the weather didn’t let any New Yorkers down — it was sunny, warm and all around spectacular. We finished planting the rest of our little terrace garden, and I’m the proud new owner of a rose bush, a tiny lavender bush, and tons and TONS of herbs. On Saturday I sat outside all afternoon with Julia drinking (too much) rosé; Sunday was more of the same (but with agua). Truly a lazy, relaxing weekend. When’s the next three day weekend again???

On to today’s exhibit. Ooh, what a zoo. I recently bookmarked a couple little brass animals that I thought were particularly adorable (this funny little shrimp included), which sent me down a path to see what other species I could collect. Before I knew it, there was a veritable menagerie. Of course, brass anything is all the rage (again) these days, but I love that when it comes to finding decorative objects like this, you can truly discover tons of vintage treasures out there — many of which will tell a personal story (as soon as I see a true brass vintage Frenchie, I’m buyin’ it). Enjoy observing the animals above (but please, don’t stand too close).

Do you keep an eye out for little brass animals like this? What would be your perfect brass “spirit animal”?

Peacock | Giraffes | Rabbit Knob | Dove | Ibex | Fish OpenerMini Schnauzer | Elephant Candlestick | Pigs | Shrimp

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  1. jillian wrote:

    my grandma used to have a wall of brass items in her house (a large brass key, letter opener, mail slot…etc). whenever i see brass items i think of her :) i’d love to get a brass elephant someday. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    14 Apr 2014 · Reply
  2. Maria wrote:

    I love the bottle opener in the shape of a fish – functional and chic! A student of mine once gave me a brass elephant as a Christmas gift.

    xo, Maria

    14 Apr 2014 · Reply
  3. Lily wrote:

    Love all of these and what they would add to any space — especially the fish bottle opener! too cute.

    x Lily

    14 Apr 2014 · Reply
  4. Julia wrote:

    Those giraffes are adorable! I didn’t know I needed them until now. Thanks a lot :)


    14 Apr 2014 · Reply
  5. I am so glad you posted this! I have been looking all weekend for some brass accents for the coffee table…that mini Schnauzer is adorable!

    14 Apr 2014 · Reply
  6. Kayla wrote:

    Ohh how cute! I love that little puppy!


    14 Apr 2014 · Reply
  7. These are so cute! Oh, I would have to have a little chihuahua for my Sugar.

    14 Apr 2014 · Reply
  8. Andrea wrote:

    How adorable is this cute little elephant!! I’m in love!! :)
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

    14 Apr 2014 · Reply
  9. I can’t get enough of brass! I keep finding things to sell, but then when I get them home, they’re just too cute and I want to keep them! Ha! I’m especially oving those giraffes!

    14 Apr 2014 · Reply
  10. Joanna wrote:

    I have a vintage brass shark on my coffee table that my sister gave me a few years ago – but I’m thinking that shrimp needs to find its way to my house, too. Love these!

    14 Apr 2014 · Reply
  11. Rose wrote:

    I absolutely adore everything about this post!!

    14 Apr 2014 · Reply
  12. Kristina wrote:

    These are all super adorable, but the elephant candle holder is really calling my name, so cute!!

    Kristina does the Internets

    14 Apr 2014 · Reply
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