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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cats and Decor

Since Egypt, cats have been a part of decor. Statues gave way to paintings and the rest is history, so to speak.  Yesterday we talked about dogs in decor, so now let's look at a few feline examples, which can include "the big cats."  We plan to scale down when designing our retirement home, but I'm making sure I have a place for about five paintings. One is of horses and the other is a large painting of two lions in muted colors that I treasure.  Here are a couple of cat decor items.  So are there any feline decor items in your home? If so, what are they? 


Marina Mott said...

You know..I love cats. I have a lady cat here named Maia. I love cats in decoration too, I have one turquaise in the fire place; I have too colored metal cats in the kitchen; a fabric cat in my bedroomm...and if you look in my blog you will see that I won yesterday another fabric cat.
Oh, boy: I think I'm the crazy cat's lady!!!

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Cats rule at my house! We have two black cats who were rescued. Each has a unique personality and often they clash.

There are cat toys, cat condo, cat beds, cat dishes, etc. throughout our house. I have a large black cat mug on my desk that holds pencils, pens, etc.

And then there's the cat pics. Can't ever have enough of them!

Darlene said...

I just have two REAL cats that sit all over everything! My black cat loves to sit in this specific spot which is on top of the printer with a lamp shade above her head. I guess she thinks she is a lamp!!!!

Suz said...

yes I do

my daughter bought me an action figure:
Cat Lady!

oh my do I have to say any more

Keetha Broyles said...

Cats are part of my decor too.

IF fur balls and spit up fur balls count.

Do they?


layers said...

thanks for stopping by my blog-- actually I have a goofy dog Kobe who sleeps on his back with his 4 legs up in the air-- so he is sleeping in the picture-- I caught Suki sunning one day with her legs up as well- but this is more rare. you have a love of cats too I see-- and you have a very nice blog with wonderful pictures

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Love cats too..always have...as a little girl i had my whole room covered in persian kitty pictures...my mom wouldn't let me have a cat..but i am making up for lost time now...have 2 indoor cats..a blue cream persian named Dandelion..she is so cute i can not take my eyes off of her and my big boy..my seal point himalayan named whiskey sour..also my 4 strays...that are now mine..pixie, mumbie, zacky waffle, and cheddar...i love these guys !
oh, not a kitty..but can't forget Buddy..my 14 year old toy poodle...

i love your blog ! it's wonderful

more later,
kary and he gang

goldenbird said...

Thanks for your funny comment on my blog! Love the picture of the Maine Coon. Those wooden cats are gorgeous, too. It's funny, I love cats but don't really have any cat decor other than a dishtowel and potholder with kitties on them.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

My son and dil have a Maine Coon and it's like gigantic! He's kind of naughty too! We have two very sweet female cats,they are our kitty decor! Cindy

Julie Harward said...

hi, thanks for the visit...I love animals..first I have a cat, she places herself anywhere she wants to, mainly my lap! But I also have pictures and figurines..just love them! :D

Allie and Pattie said...

Hi There! Thanks so much for visiting us-Allie gets so excited when people read and comment and follow. I'm going to take some time and browse your blog. It looks wonderful!
I am a collector of fabrics and vintage textiles. Felines were often seen on on older fabrics. Fun topic!
xoxo Pattie

Theresa said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving that sweet comment! I don't have a cat but think they are soooo pretty! Enjoy your day!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Believe it or not, I have four cats and no cat decor...well, one small statue. I have a cat who loves to pose as decor...does that count? lol I enjoyed seeing Cookie because my sister had an English Springer Spaniel named Sonny! You mention Great Gatsby's...so you must be in GA like me! I enjoyed scrolling down and visiting. I'm a follower now! Happy week!...Debbie

Olivia and Me said...

wow.. just look at that orange davenport!!! Our daughter would just love love love this with big fluffy white pillows and a splash of zippy color as a throw!

I only have one wooden carved cat in my house.. a door stopper. Cute and sweet.. it's 'purrfect' in my wee world here.

with love,


Rhondi said...

Hi Janean
I love cats. We have always had at least one cat, most of the time we've had two. But now that our little grandson is allergic we don't have any becusue then he wouldn't be able to visit us. I have a couple of blue and white ceramic cats.
Thanks for leaving a comment today.
Hugs, Rhondi

La Dolfina said...

It was so nice to have you come by my blog today.
I'm sorry to say that since our cat died so many years ago there have been no cats to take his place in our home. He was one of a kind!
Cute post!!

Shelia said...

Hi Janean! We don't have any cats at our house - my husband is allergic. But growing up I always had a cat and a dog! Cats are the prettiest little things!
Thank you for visiting me today,
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Draffin Bears said...

I love your cats.

I have a print called Magnolia Cats, which I love.

I hope that you are having a wonderful week

mbkatc230 said...

I love cats too. I have some cute funky carved wooden cats on my hearth. And I have a big lump of purring fur attempting to move the laptop at this very moment. Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you enjoyed the peaceful water scenes. Kathy

Just Breathe said...

No, no cat items. I like cates, just don't collect any nik naks with them.

Pondside said...

No cats in our house - not even cats in art. It's not that we're anti-cat, but I'm just not enthusiastic about them, as I am about dogs!

Jeanette said...

I have several cat images throughout our home. Thank you for stopping in and visiting, Keelie and Josh both say to tell Cookie hello.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

As much as I love my cat I only have a painting of her that a friend did for me a few years ago. Other than that I don't have any.
Love your site

Cynthia K. said...

Hi there! I have one cat who is my baby and sleeps with me - her name is Angel Girl and she is a sweetie! I can think of only a few things that are kitty decorations. One is a darling grey cat made of porcelain - her tale is straight up in the air. I know I have a cat potholder, a pottery cat with her tail curved for use as a hook on the wall. I guess that is all. But I'm also crazy about dogs too.

They all add so much pleasure, entertainment and comfort to our lives.

BTW, I just signed up as a follower so that I don't miss a thing. Come see me when you can and I'd be honored if you'd follow me also...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Lorrie said...

I have real cats in my decor--three of them, they make great additions to any room!

Jenny said...

I have 2 cats, but no cat decor. I love that first cat picture in your post. How pretty!