Wednesday, July 21, 2010

ALPHABET SOUP - C IS FOR CAT!

 I decided to rerun my C post as my part of Alphabet soup for Ms. Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday.  Check out the fun posts you might have missed on our journey from A to Z. 

 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


MEOW - C IS FOR CAT


Today I'm joining up with a really fun blog party....Alphabe-Thursday with
JENNY MATLOCK  so be sure to hop over there and check out the other fun posts this week. 

C IS FOR CAT

I love my cats and have had many over the years.  Friends seem to think because you love cats you love cat stuff
WELL......I do!
This is a Vintage ceramic cat....It is to hold yarn or string
 
This is made by McCoy Potteries and I love this piece


I found this sweet vintage planter in a thrift store


This cat is milk glass and was won on an ebay auction
 
It was made by the Mosser Glass company in Cambridge, Ohio


This little guy was just too cute to leave behind


Made by Lefton and I paid 55 cents for him


This is a compact made by Estee Lauder and very collectible 

 The next cats are not Vintage but part of my collection!


This is another planter and I love the creamy white and pink 


When I first spotted this cat, it was in another persons cart at Goodwill, they put it down and I swooped it up. I love the butterflies on this.  The lady who put it down asked me what it was for, I told her a pad of paper goes in  the slot and this hole is for a pen....ohhhhhhh she said.  Now she wishes she had kept it, but it's mine!


Cat mugs of course  (these have been given to bloggy friends)
This adorable cookie jar was a gift from a good friend

AND 
of course my favorite cat...Charlie
 
This is a picture of Charlie from the scrapbook when I brought him home in Nov of  1998


Posing! 
Thanks for looking over my vintage and new CATS!


Always,
Linda

45 comments:

the cape on the corner said...

you are absolutely right with people buying cat items if you have a cat. too funny. and of course you know i love that c is for cat...you could have done c is for charlie, lol! have a great day!

susan said...

My grandmother who never owned a cat had the cutest planter with philedendron trailing down. Love that cookie jar!

Ninny said...

The milk glass cat and the McCoy are catching my eye!

Liz

Susan said...

Hi Linda...Oh, those were ADORABLE kitties. Just adorable. Susan

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Darling!'m a cat person through and through. :-)

Have a wonderful Thursday!
Hugs,
Anne

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

C is also for CUTE!!!

A Hopeful Heart said...

Oh, all your cats are very cute. However, if I ever come visit you, we will have to visit outdoors. I am HIGHLY allergic to cats...and I do mean highly. It is not a pretty sight.

And I'm trusting that you and that lady didn't get into a cat (!) fight in the Goodwill. You know you do hear those stories about fights at WalMart over Christmas specials. I'm sure that's not you, though!!

Hugs,
Patti

signed...bkm said...

You have some great Cat finds...so adorable...Great C post...bkm

Pondside said...

Very sweet cats.
We can't have a cat because our daughter is terribly allergic, but there's a barn cat that I love and feed - he's a good worker!

Cheryl D. said...

I'm a big cat collector too. They're such graceful, beautiful animals!

Anna said...

Dear Linda,
I love your cat Charlie! I adore all of your vintage cat-items! Great post! Now I know what I am going to do when we get to the letter 'C' again!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's little musician

My name is PJ. said...

They're all cute, but I think I'd steal Charlie, given half a chance. :)

Ann in the UP said...

Sign me up for the Charlie Fan Club. He's a beauty, and it's nice for him that he has so much company there, even if it is mostly ceramic. Thanks for rerunning that post. I really enjoyed it.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the cookie jar. It looks like it is smiling about all the wonderful things in his belly.

Nora Johnson said...

So sweet - love the Estee Lauder "cat" best!

Have a lovely weekend,

LOLA:)

PS Mine this week is HERE. Hope you've the time to join me!

Nancy's Notes said...

Linda, what adorable little kitties! They are all just so cute!

Nancy

GardenofDaisies said...

Charlie is adorable!! We love kitty cats here at our house too. I really like your McCoy string cat. That is such a cute way to store string.

Deb said...

All really cute. Love the vintage ones. That Charlie is one handsome kitty. I guess you have given me an idea for a post. I have a few things around the house too that are cats besides the living, breathing ones. Have a great day, Linda. ps - I wrote a note to a friend on one of your cards yesterday.Thanks again for the gift. Deb

Susan said...

Oh, what fun! I love your cats, Linda. I love the milk glass and the McCoy. And Charlie is as handsome as ever.

I may have to hop in on this one and be part of the fun. Better get snappin' some photos. Then I have to get serious and get my work done around here.

Hope you are well and having a wonderful day,
Susan

Viki said...

I'm sure I must have posted back on this when it was C time, in case I didn't I think my favorite besides Charlie is the cat holder with the pen and paper. It may or may not be different than before lol.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Linda, I have you down for the Rooster Party and also added your name to the drawing for displaying the Rooster Button. Thank you so much....really appreciate it.

Barb ♥

Rose said...

love all of your cat finds. love the wilk milk glass esp. have a good day

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Linda, my sincere apology for not seeing your comment. I was having trouble with Blogger for a while and lost some of my comments. They are now being added back.

So glad you are joining us.

Barb :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your cat collection is adorable! Charlie is a very handsome cat! I'm owned by a big Ragamuffin cat named Bo. :)

mrs. c said...

You are amazing! I am always so glad to read your posts because you find the neatest things. I bet you are gearing up for world's longest yard sale, we are! Maybe we can meet somewhere and have a cool drink.

Brenda said...

I remember this post. I probably said that I like the McCoy the best. I have a couple of McCoy planters that I use on my work table for markers, pencils ect. Came by to thank you for stopping by and this reminded me I need to get something together for the Alphabet-Soup. Not sure what I'll do yet. And you tell Mrs C if I cannot go to the yard sell she cannot either. Bother.

Cathy said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and for voting for the El-o-Win Bridge! Hope you have great memories of your Girl Scout years!

Wonderful collection of vintage cat collectibles. I love cats and used to collect miniature porcelain cats when I was little!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Isn't it funny when people find out you like something they will continually give you something related to it. At one time I loved teddy bears. Any kind of teddy bears. I now have enough that I do a whole Christmas tree with them for my Grandchildren. I let each one pick one each Christmas to take home.

Cheryl said...

You've collected some amazing and cute cats over the years. I especially like handsome Charlie.

Sarah said...

Cute kitties! You have a fun collection, Linda. Charlie is my favorite!
Glad you reposted this one. ~ Sarah

Jenny said...

I loved that McCoy cat last time I read this post and I still do!

What a great link to Alphabet Soup week!

It's fun to see this again...it feels like I just read it a few weeks ago...how quickly time goes.

And, sweet girl, of course this gets another A+

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I enjoyed your cat collection. I especially liked the cat milk glass. I'd love one of those! I enjoyed the real cats too. I'm slowly becoming the crazy neighborhood cat lady.

mbkatc230 said...

I love this post! You have the cutest collection, and that Goodwill find was great. I've learned never, ever to put something down until I am absolutely, positively sure I don't want it :) Charlie sure is a handsome cat, our little Sax is waving hello to him. Kat

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Linda,

Thank you so much for stopping by! Your Charlie is adorable! I love your cat collection. Although I do not typically collect cat stuff, I did inherit most of my maternal grandmother's collection. I will have to do a post about them one day.

~ Tracy

Jo said...

you have some darling cats but Charlie is the cutest of them all!

Debbie said...

CUTE CATS! I missed your C the first time so this was new to me:) Cute Linda!

Annesphamily said...

Linda, the blue and white cats that you gave me in the Mothers Day Swap are sitting here with me and I fondly think of you when I look at them! Those kitties are darling! Hugs and Happy Weekend! Anne

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

OH, WHAT A SWEET KITTY COLLECTION YOU HAVE GOING! THANKS FOR VISITING AND LEAVING A COMMENT ON MY BLOG. NOW I CAN EXPLORE YOURS, THANKS

Barbara Jean said...

Linda,
ALL the cats are delightful, both ceramic, and real. =)

Thanks for the info on my fiesta ware.
I also got a web site to check out.
Guess I'm wondering what even the 70's stuff is worth. no clue what to charge for it, and do not want to give it away.
So loving the colors of these pieces.

blessings

barbara jean

PS I love having my store. so many new things to learn. =)

Vintage Christine said...

Well, 39 comments later . . . here I am! Of course I had to comment on C is for Cats since I'm a cat lover, too, and have a whole BOX full of kitty things. Hmmmm, guess I might have to dig them out and share one of these days. Love that little McCoy kitty and so glad to see you're using it for what it was made for!

Crystal said...

What cute cats! Thanks for your comment....I'm so addicted to Hobby Lobby! I'm just not ready to admit I have a problem....so I can continue going back...lol!

Sandy said...

I'm a cat lover from way back.. always one, two or three in my house.. right now I have only Rikki, she is 15 and the best! But I also love your Charley! The ceramic cat is so nice!
thanks for your visit to my blog today and your sweet words about my Lt.(handsome) son.. yes, proud momma here!
I sure miss Hobby Lobby, none here in Fl....I gave lessons at the one in San Antonio while living there a few years.

Sandy
thewondersofdoing@blogspot.com

Tina said...

What a nice collection. I like the story about the paper and pen cat. Hey lady, you put it down, that meant it was up for grabs again!

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
I love your cat collection. Of course, I have one of those sweet mugs because of you and I love it. It's in my workroom and holds pretty buttons.

Charlie is so cute. Gabby and Gizzy send him kisses.

hugs
Sissie

Douce France..... said...

I love your your Milk Glass Cat!
It join us together!
You had some very interesting posts lately!
I will have some catching up to do!
On the road again for another week!
It's my husband's vacations, not mine!
See you soon!