Brass Menagaries

Images of vintage brass figurines from elephants to peacocks to giraffes are popping up all over interior design magazines and for good reason: they are the perfect accent to add to a bookcase, coffee table or bar cart.  They inject a sense of whimsy into a space and give a home a “collected” or vintage look.

I went to an antique faire a few weeks back and saw tons of them for super cheap.  You can also find them online on Etsy and Ebay.

Here are some of my favorite ways to style them.


I have even seen some people find such figurines at the dollar store and spray paint them with gold brass spray paint to achieve a similar effect.  One blogger actually snatched some of her son’s plastic toys to paint!
I think they are sophisticated, yet adorable at the same time.  In fact, I am on a search for the perfect one for my new bar cart right now!

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