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. 4.14.14
    jillian said:

    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

  2. 4.14.14
    Maria said:

    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

  3. 4.14.14
    Lily said:

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

    x Lily

  4. 4.14.14
    Julia said:

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


  5. 4.14.14

    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!

  6. 4.14.14
    Kayla said:

    Ohh how cute! I love that little puppy!


  7. 4.14.14

    These are so cute! Oh, I would have to have a little chihuahua for my Sugar.

  8. 4.14.14
    Andrea said:

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

  9. 4.14.14

    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!

  10. 4.14.14
    Joanna said:

    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!

  11. 4.14.14
    Rose said:

    I absolutely adore everything about this post!!

  12. 4.14.14
    Kristina said:

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

    Kristina does the Internets