Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Baby's First Christmas - Holiday Song

This is our Scaredy Kat 2010 holiday song. Special thanks to Maestro Art Hays for his magical music production!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


For the crafty witches in us all. A book to conjure up a whole mess of wicked treasures.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


There is still time! Now grab a pumpkin - start scooping and get to carving.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


A whole set of spooky cooky cutters for all your halloween treats.

A set of 8 spooky tattoos. Make your own version of the Monster Mash with these and your digital camera.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Halloween is here!

Now that we really can't deny the crispness in the air that means fall is here - so are all the Halloween items that have magically appeared on our shelves. We have cards, decorations, books, and all sorts of spooky treats. Stop on by - if you dare.

Friday, October 1, 2010

What do you love about NY

A visual poem to one person's love of NY using Legos as mini sculptures. Covering everything from the Gowanus Canal to a plastic bag caught in a tree Christoph Neimann creatively captures what it means to be a New Yorker. Makes you want to grab a bag of Legos and make your own book.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I disembowel. It's what I do.

A new company THE MINCING MOCKINGBIRD we just got in today.
Greeting cards, Postcards, and Magnets sure to please someone in your life.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Brooklyn Flea

This morning with coffee in hand we headed over to the Brooklyn Flea which takes place on Sundays in the old Williamsburg Bank Building.

Here you can find everything from vintage postcards, old toy microscope kits, lobster rolls ...

and even....

Rupert the Bear.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

We're not in Kansas anymore.

This is the view from out our back door here at Scaredy Kat. The tornado-like storm that came through on Thursday brought a giant tree from 3 doors down crashing into our yard. We count ourselves lucky since it fell at the perfect angle and if had veered in any direction it would have done much more damage.
Click on the photo montage above for a closer view of the wreckage.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

NYC Postcard of the Week - Penn Station

The Pennsylvania Station covers the entire area from Seventh to Eighth Avenues and 31st and 33rd Streets. It is connected with New Jersey by twin tunnels under the Hudson River 60 feet below the surface. Station was opened on September 8, 1910; cost of entire work over$100,000,000.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

BIKE SNOB is back!

Back in time for autumnal cycling through the leaves is the BIKE SNOB. Written by the author of the blog bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com it is a hilarious (and useful) look at the ins and outs of the cycling world.

NYC Postcard of the Week

The Statue of Liberty located on Liberty Island in Upper New York Bay as seen from a circle Line Statue Ferry boat which plies between the Island and Battery Park at the tip of Lower New York City.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Public Service Reminder

Earlier this summer we went to a county fair in NJ and came upon an old friend. An icon from our childhood and a reminder of the danger of fire and especially forest fires. All hail Smokey The Bear.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Since it was Mr. Kat's B-Day this week it seems appropriate that we just got in the new Momiji - Birthday Girl doll. Cake anyone?

Created in England, Momiji are palm-sized dolls with a secret opening at the bottom used to store messages on tiny slips of paper. Think fortune cookie-meets-matryoshka dolls

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Okay, so we've been lax in the posting department, so, to get caught up, we wish all the fathers & grandfathers & great-grandfathers a very

Happy Father's Day!!!

Relax, Enjoy & we hope today is a Joy!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

RECALL: Beado Toys

We're very sorry to report that there is a
Recall of the 'Beado' toys from Rhino Toys, Inc. which we recently started carrying.
Please go to This URL (on the CSPC's site) for all of the recall information.

If you or someone you know purchased the item from us, please stop use immediately and bring it back for a full refund.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Moleskine 18 Month Planners Have Arrived!

Yes, it's true!
The Moleskine 18-Month Planners are out on the floor at the store &
we have many to choose from.
These planners are "academic" planners &
go from July 2010 through December 2011 (yes, 2011!) Come on down if you've got things to plan
& nowhere to organize them!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Mama Mia!

Well, it's that special time of Spring heading toward Summer where minds & hearts turn to Mom & all the nice things she's done! Come on down, pick up a card and let Mom know how cool she is.

We have racks & racks of cards for Mom just waiting for your signature & a stamp!

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9th

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mad love

We are mad about Mad Men and it turns out that Mad Men star Elizabeth Moss is mad about Scaredy Kat. In today's NY Post here is what she has to say about us:

Scaredy Kat, 232 Fifth Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn

“It’s the most amazing card shop. I wish I lived closer to it, because I’d be there every day. You think, ‘card shop, that can’t be that big of a deal.’ But when you go there, you get it. It has the most amazing cards ever. They have these cards that no one will have ever seen before. They’re very individual, and not only do they look really cool, but they have great quotes. You can go there and find the exact perfect card for the person you want.”

A big thank you to Ms. Moss and we can't wait to see what adventures are in store for Peggy in Season 4 of Mad Men.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Easter is just around the corner.

As the sun has been shining this week - it almost seems like magic that the pall of winter has been lifted and that spring (along with the Easter Bunny) is right around the corner. Yea!!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Best of luck.

May the luck of the Irish be with you this week and especially with the expected hangover on March 18th. Cheers!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Did we mention...

Did we mention that last year we went to the NJ State Fair? Well we did! From the first costumed vegetable to the last crumb of funnel cake it was a grand time.

Who doesn't love the Jonas Brothers? Molly sure does.

And to top it off - The Demolition Derby. Gladiator style noise, exhaust fumes and the smell of burning rubber. Nothing like it.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Smitten Kitten

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and if you might be in need of a card for the occasion we got 'em. Cute ones, funny ones, lovey-dovey ones, smitten ones, and even a naughty one or two.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year

Here we are in 2010 and for us at Scaredy Kat it feels like we have completed a cycle. It was just after the holidays last year that we saw a for rent sign that was only up for a few hours. That was the moment that started the idea of moving across the street and began a whole new chapter in the land of Scaredy Kat. We feel grateful and honored to have been able to do what we have in the last year and it is all because of the continued support of our friends and customers that it could happen. Thank you for making it possible and as we have been saying the last couple of days....

It's 2010 - Let The Party Begin!

(image by Red Cap Cards)