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Tuesday, 23 March 2010


I love cats with a passion, and can hardly remember a time without having one in my life.  Some years ago I was given a lovely carved wooden one as a gift and it sort of snowballed from there!  I don't actually know how many I have, but I can only think of a few rooms in the house without at least one of them sneaking in there.
I've got most of them from my usual 'suppliers' a few more from flea markets, car boot sales and antique centres, and my 'special' ones have been gifts at birthdays and Christmas - but more about them at a later date.  Some of them are tiny - an inch high or less, up to real life size.  I also have a few paintings of them.  Despite what you may think I don't buy them just because I collect them, but because I really have to like them too.

To give you a taste of some of them I've taken a few photo's.... These are some of the ones that live in the lounge.

These are to the right hand side of the chimney breast, on top of a china cabinet.

Close up of the ones on the left - see the scared little mouse!  Far left ginger and white is Babacombe Pottery the larger black one is Sylvac and the small Black is an Avon bottle, the rest are unmarked.

Centre - your eyes are not deceiving you, there is a little Sylvac terrier in there!
The Sylvac one makes another appearance, the smaller black/white and ginger/white are actually salt and pepper pots, whilst the largest ginger/white and tortie/white are also Babacombe Pottery.

and to the right - the others not already mentioned are not marked.

This signed limited edition print is a favourite of mine....

It's called 'Peeping Tom' and it makes me smile whenever I look at it  :o)
Painted by John Mold - would you be surprised to know it cost £5 from a Charity Shop?

Well that's just a drop in the ocean of the cats that share my home, and I will put some more on at a later date.  I hope you've enjoyed a peek at them, and would love to read your comments. 

Next post....will be a surprise to me too as I have nothing planned at the moment!- but I'll try and make it interesting and different.  Thank you for joining me again hope to see you back soon.

Best wishes


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Rose! You know I love your kitty cat collection...especially "Peeping Tom" cute! Happy week!...Debbie

Rose H (UK) said...

Hi Debbie, thanks for dropping by. Can't understand anyone who doesn't like cats!
Really appreciate your comments.
Rose H

Rosemary said...

Hi Rose,
Thanks for your kind words!!
Love the kitties!!
My daughter has 3 cats at her house(real ones)
I'm so glad you visited my blog. Please visit again soon.
I will join your blog.
Have a lovely day. I was watching Most Haunted last night on the Travel channel. A favorite show of mine from the UK.

Rose H (UK) said...

Thank you Rosemary for your kind words. It's great that you've joined here. Hope you come back soon.
Most Haunted is too scary to watch on your own LOL!
Best wishes
Rose H

Shirley said...

I love your cat collection. Especially with the little terrier and the mouse among them. The "Peeping Tom" picture made me smile too. It's great. I was looking around your blog and you have some beautiful things. You're right, you never realize how much you have till you either dust or have to put it away in boxes! I just went through that for these renovations! Took me days!!

Rose H (UK) said...

Hi Shirley, So nice to see you here! Thank you for your very kind comments :o) I'm glad you like the 'peeping tom' too. It's great to see that you have joined in as a follower - I hope to see you here again soon. Hope the renovations go smoothly for you.
Best wishes
Rose H

Michael Lee West said...

I love cats, too. My friend Nancy would have a fit over your collection!

kim said...

Thanks so much for coming by. I have always had a cat or cats since I was seven years old when my Dad brought me my first one. I now have a long haired tabby and he is fifteen. This is the first inside dog I have ever had. I always said I would not have one inside, but now I do. I love your kitty collection. I use to have one like that and don't even remember what happened to it.

Rose H (UK) said...

Hi Michael Lee and Kim,

I'm so glad you both dropped by!
I love the way we can have a peek into other folks homes, idea and collections. As a newcommer to Blogging I realise how just generous people are to share their most wonderful homes.
Best wishes to you both.
Rose H