I never thought I'd say it, but I'm kind of getting into brass. Metallic anything is in style right now, and in my cave of a house with dark woodwork, a little sheen is nice. Yesterday I amused myself poking around eBay and Etsy for brass doorstops, paperweights, and other sculptures. I'm not sure who decided that tigers, camels, deer, and elephants are the best animals to cast in brass, but there are herds of them running around resale sites. Here's the tip of the iceberg when it comes to vintage brass figurines, available at Etsy and eBay.
Above: Giraffe, dancer, parrot and deer.