15 Sep 2008

FUN MONDAY - Cat collection


more participants here with Rayne

Rayne thinks that, almost everyone keeps things that others would consider junk. Twist ties, used wrapping paper, etc. What thing or things do you hang on to, and why? Or, if you are one of those super organized and practical people and don't hang on to things like that, do you have a collection that you would like to share with us?

I don't keep old stuff, not anymore ! I used to do it for years but now I don't care about these things anymore. I have some old things in our attic from my son, which I keep if ever I am becoming grandma. All the rest is given or thrown away. That doesn't mean that I am a super organizer or especially practical, that depends for what. I like it a little messy so that people can see that I am living in this house and that it is not there as a decoration.

But I have a collection and a quite big one. There must be more than 400 pieces by now and guess what ? CATS ! in all form and shapes.

Here they are (sorry for those who have seen this already, but these pictures I have taken this morning, it is the latest edition !)

When I open the housedoor you will see this :














The cats in the entrance


in the kitchen








in the living room


in the library







and in my room

As I have more pictures I made this slide show :



Now you know what gifts I get for every occasion !



30 comments:

Maureen said...

OH!!! I LOVE your cat collection!!! I have a few as well; but not nearly as many. Daughter has a small cat salt and pepper shaker collection, and I have a few cats in my office at work. One of my favorites is a wooden carving of a cat laying down I got from Old Quebec city when I visited last year.

Love yours!

Pamela said...

well I'm jealous of your collection and throwin a little "HISSY" fit here. ha ha ha.

I always enjoy seeing your solid cats.

Mar said...

Loved seeing the latest edition of your feline collection!!
You need a cat-phone to complete the picture :)

EastCoastLife said...

I envy you for such a cool collection of cats! I should start collecting a particular thing ... hmmm.... money, houses, hunks....

Stefanie/ Luna said...

Oh...wow...that is a huge collection. I´m deeply impressed, Gattina !!!
Once I collected Cats too but since I moved to my husband 18.years ago no more. I have some cats in my living room and a few on the attics room.
Gattina, manche habe ich auch. Da ich ja schon Bären sammle und nur ein kleines Haus habe mußte ich das aufgeben.
Wenn du mir mal deine Adresse aufschreiben (per Email)magst stempel ich dir eine Katzenkarte. Ich hab schöne Katzenstempel. Nun besitze ich sogar die cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland.

judysteapot said...

WOW - that's alot of cats!! but all very beautiful

Ali said...

Thats a lot of cats - any idea eaxctly how many you have??

Hootin' Anni said...

Gattina, Gattina....I would so love to just walk around and see ALL your cat collection. It all looks so whimsical and so fun.

Suzanne Says... said...

Do you realize how easy you've made it for people to get you a gift they know you'll like? And with a collection like that, I'll bet you're starting to get cats given to you "just because" someone saw it and thought you needed it for your collection. That is so cool!

Debs said...

You have some cool looking cats. :) My daughter has a few cat things because of her nick name.

{i}Post said...

WOW! That is a lot of cats. i want to know how you counted them all!

Robocop said...

Cats! Now that is a wonderful theme.

ChrisB said...

You have a wonderful collection :)

Melli said...

Gattina - I never tire of seeing your cat collection - it is such a great one and I always see some that I have not seen before - or don't remember anyway! It is so impressive!

I can not think of ANY big city near where I am at.... But Ocean City, MD is on the map quite clearly on it's own! It is just below Fenwick Island, Delaware.... and just above Assateague Island -- which I am not sure if it is considered Maryland or Virginia...

Jodee said...

Love your post a comment! Funny~but true! Just wondering if you were going to do the Halloween Headers again this year? I love Halloween and I would love to try a header! Thanks Jodee i dont know why it doesnt have a place for my google id either?

Jodee said...

well it did! LOL

Rayne said...

What a beautiful collection. So many unique and interesting pieces!

Gledwood said...

Oh don't tell me about collecting rubbish; I'm an expert. Your house is lovely BTW!

Lifecruiser said...

Yes! And you even got me to look for cats when we're out and then I'm thinking of you. This one would you like... and so. Crazy me. *giggles*

Alison said...

I do love your cat collection!!

claudie said...

Your posts are more and more beautiful with such nice pictures and explanations! I realize how great is your collection in diversity and number. I don't have any collection just I collect since one month les morceaux de poterie ancienne que je trouve dans la restanque que Pierre laboure avec son tracteur. Je trouve ça fascinant de ramasser ces débris et quand j'aurai le temps j'aimerais créer une mosaïque avec ces morceaux. Je ne fais pas la collection des statuettes de chats mais j'adore les chats depuis toute petite. Demain je n'aurai encore pas le temps de participer à COT mais je le regrette. Toutefois en ce début d'année j'ai beaucoup de travail car comme toujours à l'école nous manquons de personnel donc je dois compenser.
Bonne journée demain pour COT!
Miaou!

Sauntering Soul said...

Wow, you have some really cool pieces in your collection! When I first brought Bailey home (she was a stray) my mom started buying me cat stuff and I had to tell her to stop. I just didn't have the room and honestly, she wasn't buying stuff as whimsical and fun as your collection!

Heather said...

I love all the cats! That is a great collection!

Woodlandmama said...

Wow that's a lot of cats. My aunt had a similar thing with cows. Everybody gave her cows for everything.

Tiggerlane said...

I just want to come to your house and look at all your neat stuff. And your cool cats. I'm sure they are a pain to dust, though!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Do you like cats, Gattina?

WT said...

Wait...don't tell me...let me guess...hmmm I think you collect cat things. I love them!

MommyWizdom said...

Lol *laughing at your comments comment*

I love your cat collection. They are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home!

Did you call me a hamster?! *Snicker*

Junebug said...

i don't think your cat collection could be topped!

lisaschaos said...

I prefer your collection of cats over the one my neighbors had when I was growing up. They had live cats, tons of them and they smelled horribly!