Monday, June 6, 2011

My teeny tiny kitty obsession

I collect teeny tiny vintage cat figurines. They make me happy. They're super cute and don't take up a lot of room. Most of them are on a metal scrolled etagere type stand in the MAB workshop, aka my living room. This little white crouched fellow is pre-WWI German, and the arched back guy was my mom's when she was little.

Most of these are Japanese. The pink kitten is also from my mom's childhood collection. I also have a thing for Fifties chrome serving trays and old old books. The happy portrait of my Gus cat was done by my friend moonstr. Take a look at moonstr's Etsy shop!

Here are some more little guys. The itsy bitsy green kitty up front is vintage English Wade. I use the gold scroll bookends and the little white vase as props in my shop photos. The bookends came from a sale at Lazarus when I worked there years ago, and they were selling off stuff they used in store displays. The Franklin portrait was also done by the wonderful moonstr.

Kittens in a shoe! The clear glass bank was my mom's, too, and she painted the bow with pink nail polish.

And here's a pair of winking green shakers and a teal cat planter. The yellow Egyptian looking cat is a mysterious guy. No marks on him, but I love him.

You can tell a lot about a person by what they collect.

I like teeny tiny kittens, books and chrome trays. Also, those glass cream containers from the 1930s-40s, little white vases, and shiny stuff.

Maybe, if I lived in a bigger place, I could collect bigger stuff!



  1. Thanks Mabsiewabsies!

  2. cute! i have a teeny owl obsession myself... so lots of ceramic little owls. ;)

  3. What a great collection! I love the little pink kitty since cats typically aren't pink! The vigilance cat is so it. ~Val