Friday, April 1, 2011

Frabjous Friday: A marvelous menagerie

Happy Frabjous Friday, everyone! I have had animals on the brain pretty much all the time lately because, well, for one thing I love animals, but also because the Etsy team I started, I {heart} Rescues, has really taken off. It has been up and running for one week and almost 50 people have joined! It's been so much fun reading everyone's stories about their pets- it has also been pretty motivating.

What are you waiting for from MeganRene
I decided that if I am going to actively promote the rescue and adoption of animals, responsible pet ownership, etc. I'd darn well better take a bit more action and not just be a talker ;) So, from now on 10% of every sale from my shop will be donated to my local animal shelter, the Southeast Kansas (SEK) Humane Society. They are a great group of people with quality care of the animals as their first priority. Unfortunately, like at a lot of animal shelters, funding tends to be sporadic, so there is always a need for good pet food, towels, dogwalkers, kitten cuddlers, and just about anything else a person is willing to help with. I'm not able to do too much right now between classes (and the inevitable pile of homework) and a rather strict household budget, but I am happy if my small gifts here and there are able to help improve even one or two animals' lives just a little bit.

Due to this preoccupation with our friends of the small and furry type, I decided to put together a collection of vintage items for your consideration & enjoyment with the theme being (surprise! :) cute little critters.

Vintage Woolikin Plush Dog from ivorybird

Vintage Children's Book Tubby Turtle from elizabethwrenvintage

Vintage Hunny Bunny Sweater from kyssa
"Animals are such agreeable friends- they ask no questions,
they pass no criticisms." ~George Eliot

Vintage Rabbit Wind Up Toy from vintagefiftyfour

Four Vintage Creatures from HendricksandDaughter

Vintage Pottery Stacking Hedgehogs from AustriaBrass
"Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul
remains unawakened." ~Anatole France

Vintage Marcasite Salamander Brooch from NevermoreVintage

Vintage red kitten figurine from spacejam

Deer / fawn bookends from serendipitychild
"God made all the creatures and gave them our love and our fear,
To give sign, we and they are His children, one family here."
~Robert Browning


  1. Wow, that's wonderful! What an awesome way to support your favorite shelter! You rock! :)

  2. Thank you so much for sharing my fawn bookends on your lovely blog. It is a beautiful collection of animal related artefacts.

  3. So many wonderful items! Those hedgehogs are adorable. It's great that you're supporting the Humane Society : )

  4. I'm really excited about becoming more involved! I've always loved animals, and now that my son is getting a little older I'm going to take him out to the animal shelter every once in a while to walk dogs and play with the kitties :) (I can't wait for summer to get here haha)

    You're so welcome, Serendipity! I looove those bookends and your pictures are so great!


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