Skunks get a pretty bad rap (for a pretty stinky reason), but that doesn't mean they're not cute as a button. Anyone remember Flower, from the movie Bambi? Couldn't get any cuter — or so I thought. Now I might change my mind, after seeing Woodlands Skunky ($50) from ceramic artist Laura Walls Taylor.
This container, which I might use for a vase or for a stash of wooden spoons in my kitchen, was thrown on a wheel and then hand painted. Too cute.
Oh, and if skunks aren't your thing, no worries: Laura also has other woodlands creatures to choose from, including owls, birds, and squirrels.