Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Cookies & Other Delights

To download the complete Scaredy Kat 2009 Holiday Mix head to the following link. Included is the new hit single CHRISTMAS COOKIES featured in the video below. Enjoy.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Cookies

Here is the 2009 addition to the holiday sounds of Scaredy Kat.
Vocals by Nora Yockey & Leah Hays.
Words by Nora Yockey.
Music and production by Art Hays.
Video by Damond Gallagher.

A special shout out to Mr. Hays for his amazing musical production and making this all come together (again)!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Hanukkah from Brooklyn

... and a happy Hanukkah from Scaredy Kat.
Card image by local artist Cheryl Berkowitz.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Advent calendars are in!

We have many adorable chocolate and non-chocolate Advent calendars to choose from. A little surprise each day awaiting you for the holidays.


Sometimes one word says it all.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The City Out My Window

From Matteo Pericoli comes a unique collection of illustrated cityscapes. In these intimate drawings of window views, Pericoli captures the essence of the city by showing us what New Yorkers see when they look out their windows. The City Out My Window shows us a series of private New Yorks, as seen by Tom Wolfe, Tony Kushner, Nora Ephron, Stephen Colbert, Richard Meier, Oliver Sacks, Mario Batali, David Byrne, and other artists, writers, and thinkers who help make the city what it is.
The view from Phillip Lopate's window.

The view out our kitchen window.

Friday, November 6, 2009

For the love of Pee Wee

On a random wall we find Pee Wee flying by on the BEAST after having (it seems) had one two many Red Bull cocktails.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Zombies on 5th Avenue!

If anyone comes up to you looking a little hungry for brains - watch out!

Instant Costume

Need a Halloween costume quick? Just grab a couple of quarters and head to your nearest moustache vending machine and presto - instant costume.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Just in time for spooky nights curled up with a nice little romantic story. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities. What could be more fun?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Halloween is coming!

The air is getting crisper, the leaves are starting to fall, and the ghouls are preparing to sing their song. Here at Scaredy Kat the halloween cards are out as well as many decorations, treats, and spooky delights. Come and see if you dare!

Everyone's a star at Scaredy Kat

And for the month of October if you mention that you saw the blog you can get 10% off any purchase.
Simple as that.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


The new designs of the fab EARTHLUST water bottles are in. We have the 13oz, 20oz, and full liter sizes in lots of fun designs.


We have thousands of old found photos and old postcards that we have collected over the years. Some have made it onto greeting cards and now some will make it onto the blog. Have to do something with them.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Golden Books!

It's true! The new batch of Golden Books have just arrived - which is your favorite?

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Just in! Sonny Angel mini figure NEW version 2. Each box contains one surprise figure that is just cute as a button. Also we have the mini mini keychain version that you can pick the little guy that you like.


What kind if day are you having? The next design in our corn plastic mug series. Inspired by Leah's 5 year old nephew commenting on the weather on his birthday. "It's a dangerous day for a birthday party." You never know what kind of danger is in store for you today.


It is that time of year again! We have fun lunch boxes, perfect little water bottles, cute note books and all sorts of those special school supply kind of things.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009


Just in! Super sweet postcard set designed by Nikki McClure.
Featuring 15 of her beautiful paper-cut illustrations.
We also have a note card set of hers as well.


As we were waking back from the Javits Center after a day of hardcore shopping for the store, saw this and realized "they are already here". What do you think a space alien would like for christmas this year?

Thursday, August 6, 2009


It's never too late to get organized. Moleskine's 18 month planner is the perfect way to keep your life together starting today and takes you all the way to the end of 2010! Available in 2 sizes and in hard or soft cover.


Tove Jansson is the author of the amazing Moomintroll comic strips (also now back in print in fab large hardcover editions). Here is another side of her - just perfect for those late summer days at the beach. See you there.

In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer—its sunlight and storms—into twenty-two crystalline vignettes. This brief novel tells the story of Sophia, a six-year-old girl awakening to existence, and Sophia's grandmother, nearing the end of hers, as they spend the summer on a tiny unspoiled island in the Gulf of Finland. Together they amble over coastline and forest in easy companionship, build boats from bark, create a miniature Venice, write a fanciful study of local bugs. They discuss things that matter to young and old alike: life, death, the nature of God and of love. "On an island," thinks the grandmother, "everything is complete." In The Summer Book, Jansson creates her own complete world, full of the varied joys and sorrows of life.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Super Summer Card Sale

Our annual SUPER SUMMER CARD SALE is in full swing.
That means we have hundreds of cards all marked at $2 and numerous box cards slashed.
Stock up now since this is the only time of year the Kat gets this crazy.

Also, to show that we are over the moon with excitement in celebrating our 10 year anniversary we have free Moon Pies with any purchase!
So come on down and grab yourself one.


After waiting and waiting and waiting, our new awning has finally arrived and completes the transformation. No more curry jokes allowed!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


In celebration of our 10 year anniversary and our new space,
we are having a party! 

Come one and come all on Sunday, July 19th from 6-8 pm

See you there!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

We're Back In Business!!

After closing for only a few days, on June 27 we opened for business at #232 5th Avenue! It's been fantastic!
We are so thankful for all the warm welcomes, good wishes, love & support from our fabulous customers, friends and family! 
We are also hugely thankful for the work of our contractor, Rosario, and his crew, and also the guys at Bergen Tile. They truly went above & beyond.
And we are incredibly thankful for our friends Brad, Tom, Teena, Art & Leah who helped with the actual move (Cheers to All!!). They worked their muscles to nubs with amazing energy moving boxes & displays across the street, putting together Ikea furniture, and hanging track lighting - again (thanks, Tom!). And, we have 2 extra-special "thank you's". One goes out to Leah for being there with us since the beginning of this craziness & keeping us all together! The other goes out to Nathan, who flew all the way from Colorado to, among many other glamorous things, move 100 or more boxes - heavy boxes - across the street, and to help build some of our beautiful new displays. 

I'm a little slow on the uptake, but I'll have pictures soon...And, hopefully, a new awning!

Oh, and PS - Moleskine 18 Month Planners are in! 3 styles - 2 in black, and 1 in red! Get 'em while they're hot!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Last Day!

Our last day was Father's Day - Here's Leah making the last official sale at 229 5th Avenue!

Thank you all for supporting us for the last seven years at 229 5th Ave. - 
And, Thank You for Ten Whole Years of wonderful support!
(Nora, Damond & Leah at the narrowest point in the old store - saying their farewells....)

Let the packing begin!


Here's the floor being prepped & installed - Looking Good!

An Important Note:

Because of the move, we'll be closed for the bulk of this week, but we'll re-open for the weekend! A quick turnaround, we hope, so there's little interruption. Pop by & say Hi - we'll be the ones with the boxes in hand......See you soon!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Custom Cards

Just a quick note to let everyone know that, because of the move, unfortunately we're not accepting any new custom card orders until July 1st. We apologize for the downtime, but after that, we'll be up & running to create invites & announcements galore!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Newest Pic's

From yesterday - getting primed & ready!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Few Pic's

SO......the creation of the New & Improved store is under way!

Because we needed a bit more time to make the space lovely, the New Re-Opening
will be the weekend after Father's Day.

A few more peeks into the construction (looking toward the back of the store) from last week.....more later.....

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Here We Go!

Here we have the beginning shots of making #232 5th Ave. into Scaredy Kat Grande

The demo has started & this week, we'll have the transformation - lovely new walls, floor, and lighting. And so much more room to roam!

Goodbye, back wall - Hello, open spaces!

More to come..........

Friday, May 22, 2009

And, Father's Day is Coming....

Father's Day is June 21st - 

Come on in to take a look at the new styles of cards for Dear Ol' Dad! We've got a lot to choose from & they're on the shelves now.

Scaredy Kat is Moving!!

Yes, that's right - we're moving to bigger digs by the middle of June! We'll be able to carry even more great things in a wider space, that's easier to maneuver! 

We'll be sad to leave our home for the last 7 years, but will be happy to embrace our new home right across the street for years to come. 

                                                We hope you'll be happy with it, too! Come on down & visit - we hope to be up & running in the new space by the weekend of the 12th.

New Address: 232 5th Avenue
  Brooklyn, NY 11215

Same Phone #: 718/623-1839

We'll see you soon!

(That's virtually our new awning! Damond did some magic to show what it should look like)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Postal Rate Change

So, it's that time of year, I'm not talking about Mother's Day (though that's on Sunday), but Postal Rate Change Day! For some reason, it seems to have become an annual event. On May the 11th, the rate for a 1st class letter-rate stamp will be $ .44 instead of $ .42. To check out additional rates, go to this USPS PDF  and take a look.  

Monday, May 4, 2009

Mother's Day Card Hall Of Fame

Thanks for the memories.
Happy Mother's Day.