25 Jan 2008

SHOW & TELL

FRIDAY FEAST below


Host of this meme is Kelly

When you come into my house the first thing you will see is this glass vitrine where some of the small cat items are shown. They are coming from different countries all over the world. My friends use to buy them when they go travelling or when they find a special cat somewhere.





These little chinese once are very special, they are of porcelain and are very old probably beginning 20th century. I got them from a neighbor whose nephew was working in China in 1919.



See the one on the toilet covered with the bandages ? My son bought it for me when I was sick !
The little cats out of glass came from Venice (Italy)

22 comments:

Betty said...

What a collection of kitties! Great Show and Tell....Betty

Vlado&Toni said...

wow, what a collection! this is indeed priceless, i'm glad none of your cats bumped into that shelf or else they will be in trouble. i love those chinese cats too, they are so cute and of course the cat on the toilet too :)

Hootin' Anni said...

That is amazing...but, all I can think of right now is "keeping that clean"....what a job of work that would be.

Excellent show n tell again Gattina.


My show n tell is posted. Drop in for a visit if you can find time, I love visitors. :o)

Nora Lee said...

Great kitty collection! I love how you have them displayed.

Sandra

Ramblins of a middle-aged goddess said...

My first thought was.."I would hate to have to dust all of those". smile. What a great collection you have. Sandy

ellen b. said...

That's quite a collection and how wonderful to have so many friends that treat you with cats from far away! Looks like you are loved...

Melli said...

Your collection really IS amazing! I'm not sure I would have been able to keep it going for so many years as you have! I have collected many things in my time - but I always get bored with them and get rid of them before they get anywhere NEAR the size of your collection!!! Right now I'm in the process of getting rid of ALL collections... I'm sick of clutter!

maryt/theteach said...

OMG! What a collection, Gattina! So many! Do you make sure you pick up a kitty cat from wherever you go on vacation? :) Thanks for visiting my S&T post.

Anita said...

Oh my, what a collection! Did you already count them?

Ich freue mich übrigens über "Europäische Unterstützung" beim "S&T-Friday" ;-)))

Viele Grüße aus Deutschland nach Belgien!

Anita

Susan said...

Wow what a collection of cats. 1919!!! That is wonderful. I love the place you have them displayed with the mirror behind and the glass shelf. Where and how is this situated in your home?
Susan

Anonymous said...

What a fun collection! My mom used to collect owls and had a curio cabinet filled with them like that as well as shelves of them.

Julieann said...

WOW!!! Now, that is a great cat collection. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Julieann

Anonymous said...

What a collection, you have Gattina! Marvelous! I'm very impresse!
Ce soir je reçois des amis c'est pourquoi je n'ai pas eu 5 minutes pour blogger un peu! Coq au vin au menu! Et demain j'accompagne mes filles et leurs copines à Cannes pour les music awards avec la radio NRJ! On rentre très tard , dernier train! Pour voir la montée des marches avec les idoles des petites! J'espère qu'il fera beau!

Dallas Meow said...

LOVELY!
FANTABULOUSLY LOVELY LITTLE CATS!

Mother of Invention said...

Quite a collection! I thought I had a lot! Kids I've taught have given me some and many mugs too.

Anonymous said...

I've never known anyone who had such an extensive collection of anything. You are amazing. It's great fun. They keep coming and coming and coming. I love seeing what you are going to have next!
-Cookie

Cheryl said...

How lucky you are to have such a CUTE collection of kitties!

Rebecca said...

Oh, I love all your cats. Thanks for sharing them and thanks for visiting my site.

Jeanette said...

Hi Gattina, Wow what a large collection of cats you have dating back to 1919, im pleased you have to dust them all and not me..

Anonymous said...

Thats a such great collections. I remember a friend of mine she has a collection of different things all over the house. Thats good.

Rose of Sharon said...

Oh, what cute kitties! I love all of them, they are all so precious!

:0) Sharon

Kelli said...

What a wonderful collection, I love the sleeping kitty on the pink couch!

Kelli