Monday, January 2, 2012

Ceramic Kitties

Well, happy 2012 dear readers! A lot of other bloggers have been doing posts to reflect on 2011, but I honestly don't want to look back, right now. I did post my favourite outfits of 2011 on Tumblr (you can see the first part here and the second part here)  and that was fun but other than that I'm not feeling particularly reflective.

Instead, I decided my first post of 2012 could be dedicated to my ceramic kitty collection. A little while ago I made mention of said collection and a few of you said you'd be interested to see a post on it, so here you go.

Most of these were bought from various op-shops and have no particular significance other than that I thought they were sweet. It's a very small collection at the moment, but it's growing and I'm always on the lookout for more. I started out collecting small ceramic animals in general but then decided to focus mainly on cats. Most of these are no bigger than two inches tall (or long, for those lying down) and I prefer the smaller sized ones to any bigger.

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These were in my dad's step-dad's house and, when my dad was clearing it out after his step-dad passed away, he saved these for me.

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I love the serene look on this little one's face.

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This is the biggest kitty in my collection - as you can see, she's a vase but I just use her as a display piece. I love the little bonnet and that she's carrying an umbrella.

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These are the newest pieces to be added to my collection - they're salt and pepper shakers and I bought them at the North Adelaide Vintage & Fashion Fair just before Christmas. Hopefully I haven't opened up the floodgates of salt and pepper shaker collecting, now! They were too lovely to leave behind, though.

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I can't remember where I got these from but their stylised design is very different from the other cats I've been collecting. They live in a different part of my room from the others, too.

I hope you all enjoyed this - I love doing posts like this because it gives me incentive to photograph my collections and keep a visual record of them. I also just love being able to share my various collections with all of you.

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

14 comments:

  1. I love your collection of ceramic kitties! My favourites are the black cats! :)

    I have a small kitty ornament collection, too. Would you mind if I did a similar post and linked back to yours?

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  2. what a cute collection! We have a cat collection too, including some ceramic ones

    Happy New Year!

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  3. Aww... So sweet.
    My mom collected cats too, I only got 3 out of her huge collection, my dads girlfriend back in the day took the rest. :(

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  4. These are all so cute! I just bought a ceramic cat myself. I saw it a month ago and wanted it. I think I'm starting a cat collection too.

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  5. Such a cute collection. I find it fascinating looking at what other people collect. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!
    Hugs,
    Alli :)

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  6. Ha ha cute. It's always so interesting to see what other people collect! Happy New Year to you! I think that looking forward rather than back is a brilliant idea. I hope 2012 ends up being AMAZING for you. x

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  7. I love your ceramic kitty collection! They're fabulous. I'm a huge fan of felines, and have a collection of cat figurines myself. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. They are all so adorable!! I especially like the vase and the last black two... but then, it's no secret that I like black cats, right? ;-)

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  9. Awwww, what an endlessly adorable and positively fantastic way to kick off the New Year. I'm a huge kitty fan, too, and can definitely say that this charming post gets two big paws up from both Stella (my sweet grey tabby) and I :)


    Wishing you a fantastic New Year and only the very best in 2012!

    Jessica

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  10. ohhh, so cute! The kitty with the floral collar reminds me of those amazing 1940s head vases. Love them!

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  11. I did my outfit recap on tumblr as well. I just didn't have the energy to do a legit 2011 recap post.

    These are adorable. I'm allergic to kitties so ceramic is probably the closest I'll ever get to owning one, but they really are too cute. <3

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  12. They are so cute I collect kitties and poodles.x

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