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If Mable’s had a sister store, we would be total twins with UncommonGoods. They have so many truly unique and head turning items, and many of them are eco-friendly or artisan made. Pretty much the best combo ever, if you ask us.
This time of year UncommonGoods puts their customer favorite items into awesome gift guides. There’s categories for everyone, but here are the major ones;
Check it out and let us know your favorites. Like UncommonGoods’ slogan says, you’ll find anything but ordinary
Your eyes do not deceive you; that is indeed a cat wearing a “dog” harness and leash. Sean and I are expecting our first dog in a couple weeks, so we ordered her a custom dog harness from Weenie in the Window. While our little Dachshund puppy is still waiting for us to bring her to her new home, her adorable new harness has already arrived. When I opened the package today, one of our kitties came over to sniff the contents. As I let MC Chris investigate, I couldn’t help but notice how his long, sleek frame appeared to be the perfect size for the harness. Turns out it fits him really well, which isn’t terribly surprising since WITW harnesses are good for cats as well as many small dog breeds. After a little coercion he allowed me to use him as a model so I could blog about the harness without waiting for our puppy to arrive.
Custom is the keyword when it comes to WITW products. Every item is handmade based on your dog’s (or cat’s) measurements and you can choose from a large selection of fabrics on their website. (They also offer an option to use your own custom fabric- which I opted for- but you have to contact them directly to inquire about that.) You can also add a ruffle (as seen above), pockets, a car restraint, and matching leash. The harnesses are made very well: sturdy enough to withstand the strongest of dogs (under 24″ girth that is). I’m still new to dog products, but I looked at a couple local pet boutiques and was shocked at the prices. $50 for a collar or couple strips of ultra-suede being passed off as a safe harness? No thanks. Weenie in the Window’s prices are a steal, especially when each item is custom made to your specifications. It even came in a package adorned with Dachshund stamps and stickers, and was lovingly wrapped in tissue paper and a fabric ribbon They’re a small, popular, company so order in advance if you’re expecting a new pet or are shopping for a pet lover: you may end up on the waiting list if they’re especially busy.