You know those knickknacks you see that just call to you? Well, not sure if that happens to you but it sure does happen to me! (And now that I think of it, that's probably why I own way too much stuff to fit in this apartment.) Anyway, I found this cute little vintage brass crab a while back that I had to scoop up even though we already have a brass crab in our home that Tom bought on a trip to Hong Kong. This particular one is different though, because the front claws can move and the shell lifts up so that it becomes a little trinket box (it was probably previously used as an ashtray but it doesn't smell bad at all).
This guy is the perfect size to place on top of a stack of books or magazines on your coffee table, or it could be the perfect nautical touch if you love the beach as much as I do. Currently, it's for sale awaiting a good home over in my Etsy shop DashOfVintageWhimsy. In my opinion, every home needs a mix of both old and new things because your home can't tell much of a story if everything you own is brand new. That's why I've rounded up some pretty great items that will help you add a little dash of vintage whimsy to your home. Happy vintage shopping, y'all!