If auction houses are not within your budget, perhaps a smaller splurge on one of these gorgeous items is in order.
1. PATRICK JAMES DESIGN hand painted “Fall Dogs” 20 oz tumblers ($80 for set of 4), at www.patrick-jamesdesign.com.
2. WENDY REED DESIGNS hand enameled cat figurine ($136.50), at Bloomingdales and Bailey Banks & Biddle.
3. WENDY REED DESIGNS “Jewelry for the home” limited edition Audrey box ($450), at Bloomingdales and Bailey Banks & Biddle.
4. MICIO PALLINO healing necklace for dogs and cats-shown in amethyst for spiritual uplift ($37.20), other stones available. Call 011 852 2804 6181 or visit www.livingartsunlimited.com.
5. ST JOHN safari collection, clockwise; safari cocktail shaker ($160), leopard print glass ($70), rhino frame ($160), safari cocktail pick set ($130), tiger spreader, set of 2 ($70), giraffe frame ($185), call 1-877-755-8463 or go to www.sjk.com.
6. PETULA PEABODY DESIGNS from left, clockwise; bone and crystal people pin ($15), raised bone link pet necklace-also available for cats with fish ($35), crystal paw people pin ($15), pave crystal dogbone people pin ($22), bow wow people pin ($15), all available at www.petulapeabody.com.