Wednesday, June 23, 2010

WHIMSY, WHIMSICAL, WHIMSICLAY?

WELCOME TO ALPHABE-THURSDAY
 
THIS WEEKS LETTER IS
W


Whimsiclay Cats by Amy Lacombe
 
Colorful and playful ceramic WhimsiClay cats have been artist Amy Lacombe's medium since 1994. Her hand-made fashion jewelry sold through major department stores and catalogs in the 1980's and '90's until she turned to cats. Inspired by her family and friends, Amy developed fanciful felines with her signature whiskers - bendable wires with decorative ceramic tips. These hand painted cats arrived in gift stores in 2001 and have clawed their way up the popularity charts ever since.
In 2001 a co-worker gave me a Whimsiclay Cat
 
It was love at first sight!  
  
They all have a name but I've lost his tag :(
Still I love Mr Heart Eyes and he is dated 2001

This one is called Sweet Sue and is dated 2004

Isn't she cute! 

This guy is also dated 2001
I call him Vegie

But WAIT I have another W word
WHIMSICAL
 What could be more Whimsical then a Flamingo 
Tablescape!
Now many of my readers know I have a collection of
Flamingos which I blogged about Here
For my Birthday I received a huge box in the mail
FULL of FUN and FLAMINGOS!
Thank you Diann, Troy and the little Princess!
I set this table outside on the deck
I started with these striped place mats from the box of goodies
Used the cute matching plates 
Matching tea glasses and my blue handled silverware
I also have bowls and margarita glasses on
a Flamingo tray
The Flamingo coasters were a birthday gift from another friend
Thanks Sandie
I had the pink napkins but the fish napkin rings came from the  amazing box!  Oh and the cute little Flamingos on each plate
from the box!  Also the candle holders & tea lights..from the box!
I couldn't resist using my 'yard' flamingo as a centerpiece
He is wondering what the heck is going on?
I only have one of these, really only one!! 

When it gets dark beside the candles we can 
plug in the Flamingo & Palm Tree Lights!
I hope you enjoyed this table full of Whimsy!

I am also joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday
I wanted to show that
you can use plastic and silly to make a really fun table!

Always,
Linda

46 comments:

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Love the whimsical post. I made a post the other day and thought about you. It was called Little Boxes on a Hillside. Check it out, if you get a chance.

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

i tried to do a flamingo post one week, did not come out like this.. I love it...

Sarah said...

Cute post full of whimsy! Everyone needs to celebrate the whimsy in life. Thanks for sharing these whimisical ideas! ~ Sarah

Marlene said...

Oh, I love Mr. Heart Eyes!!! What a whimsical wonderful kitty!!!

mrs. c said...

The kittys are WONDERFUL! I think they are so cute...and the flamingo tablescape is adorable. You are so creative and think of the cutest things! Thank you for always making me smile!

Susan said...

Oh, Linda. I LOVE the kitties. Just darling. The placesettings are very colorful and cheerful, too! Wowsers. Susan

Debbie said...

Linda this was adorable....I did not expect the cute table scape so that was a fun bonus....and you know me....all about whimsy! Excellent W~

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I'm coming over to enjoy your new flamingo party/patio set. Looks great and so much FUN!
Cute kitties!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Pondside said...

That was a wonderfully whimsical post!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Very festive! Really looks like summertime.

Short and Sweet said...

Your table scape is delightful and whimsical. I just love the cats and I never heard about them until I read your blog. Thanks for the interesting information.

Annesphamily said...

Linda, this post made me smile a lot! I love those cats! Your tablescape was so summery and just perfect! Thank you for your post. I love it! Anne

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a fun post! Those cats are adorable! I've never seen them before! Love the flamingos too! Beautiful colors! Pretty tablescape!

Katherine

Julie Harward said...

Oh, it's all so cheery and cute here today...I LOVE the cats, cutest faces ever! :D

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I'd say whimsical is definintely the word to describe this table! I love the bright and cheerful flamingos. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

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Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Linda!

Oh, those cats are just too cute! I have never heard of them or seen them before. I would have a really hard time passing them up!

The table turned out great! I am so glad you got to have some fun with your box of goodies. I love it. Now, where is the pool? And pass me a drink!

My name is PJ. said...

So fabulous, Linda! I love those kitties and have never ever seen them before.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The cats are so cute! I lovet their whiskers.

Nancy's Notes said...

Wow, what a whimsical post, your cats are just adorable Linda!! Love the pink flamingos, bet they look so cute when they are lit up!

Have a happy day!

Nancy

Theresa said...

Great whimsy! Very creative with the flamingo theme!

Vintage Christine said...

Whoa, you were't kidding about those flamingos! I love people like you and my sister--her thing is Betty Boop--because you're SO easy to buy for. Love the table and all the fun stuff. And of course you know all of that would look FAAAAbulous at that place I keep talking about in Florida . . .

Ann in the UP said...

Love the cats and the postures she puts them into are a hoot!

But your table is great! Made all of us want to join you for a potluck, or at least a margarita! Very summery indeed!

Jenny said...

Linda! What a fun stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "W"!

My sister collects those cats (or something just like them!) They are so whimsical and fun!

And I love your happy tablescape! I always think if you have a table set that cleverly you can almost skip serving any food. Such a feast for the eyes!

Thank you for helping make Alphabe-Thursday such a fun meme to visit!

You are wonderful!

A+

Johanna said...

OMG, your whimsclay cats took my breath away. How cute, how very cute, how supercute. I can hardly calm down with my exitement. What a great idea and how they look. Just the right way like cats do. Love, love, love that.
And your flamingos are quite nice collection. ZThat is the ,most colorful tablescape I have ever seen. Really happy.
Greetigns, Johanna

Tina said...

I'm a flamingo fan as well, just LOVED your tablescape. Mr. Heart Eyes is my favorite of your delightful cats. Nice post!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Wow, what a cute and colorful table! LOVE the stripes in so many colors, and all the flamingo elements add such fun!

Barbara said...

This table just gave me the biggest grin this morning! So fun and festive! Thank you.

Mimi said...

Linda, love your colorful table, makes me smile...love all the stripes in the dishes, glassware and placemats, it is so summery. Great use of your flamingo collection, too. I love those kitties, especially the one draped over the little stool.

Deb said...

Wow! that is one colorful table. So inviting! The cats, well, you know me, I LOVE THEM!
Thanks for dropping by today. The ferals are doing well. I walk by each day with Kane and if I am lucky I get to see them peaking out of the shed. Sometimes they are playing in the grass. They are being well fed and I will post about them if the caregiver calls me to help when they need to be fixed. The mom will be a hard one to get because she is very smart and very feral.

Chatty Crone said...

Well I can't decide what I like best in all the whims here! Love the cats and their whiskers and I love the Flamingos. So for me - you have a win win whim! Okay I'm trying to be funny here. See you tomorrow.

Sandie

laterg8r said...

love the whiskers on those whimsical cats :D

Brenda said...

Love all you whimsy! I keep telling my family I want a flamingo to put out by the back pond and they keep poo poo'ing me. Bother.

Red Couch Recipes said...

Linda, your whimsical cats are so cute and I also love your tablescape. I would love to have a collection of yard flamingos...you can't buy them where I am from. Joni

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Those are the cutest cats ever. I've never seen one. I love your fun flamingo table setting. Now that looks like a happy, fun party. So, if I make it down to Georgia, will I be able to stop someone and ask where the house of flamingos is to find you? lol! If I find one out thrifting I'm going to send it to you.

Life is good! said...

your flamingo table is darling!!!!!!!!!

jeff campbell said...

Oh Linda...your tablescapes are delicious eye candy for sure...and those cats...Wow! Nice post:-) Peace and blessings

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, what a fun post this is! I love the cute cats! You will probably not be surprised to learn that I have a flamingo collection too. What a cute, cute table! Love the striped plates, bowls, etc., and all of the Flamingo accents are adorable. Love the yard flamingo as a centerpiece. This is all just fun, fun! laurie

Jo said...

those cats are very whimsical indeed! love the flamingos!

怡潔怡潔 said...

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Viki said...

I loved those little cats. I've never seen them before. Lovely colorful tablescape and just beautiful for a summer lunch. Great W post.

Bill said...

The cats are great! But you really grabbed my attention with that flamingo table -- what FUN!!!

regards,
Bill

Jingle said...

adorable cats...

Christy said...

What cute cats, I can see why you like them. What a great flamingo table! How fun!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh! These certainly are cute cats! I love the signature whiskers :o) And your tablescape is whimsical :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the balls on the end of the cats whiskers....it just makes them....