Impulse Buy: Cat Designer Verrier

If you placed this dog or kitty in your shop window, do you really think customers could resist buying one? Probably not. The blown-glass creations of French Canadian artist Catherine LaBonte are small (9 and 6 inches long respectively), colorful (each comes in 12 colors) and affordable at $70 wholesale for the dog; $65 for the cat. LaBonte’s sculptures also include turtles, rabbits, mice, pigs and fish. Just the thing to put a smile on the face of anyone who sees them.