Cat Lovers Then & Now: Vintage Cat Art & Products
We’re humbled by the heartfelt emails & comments for Merlin’s birthday yesterday. Cat lovers have the biggest hearts. Thank-you! We are just a few “likes” short of our Facebook goal. Purrs of thanks to everyone who helped make a difference!
I fell in love with this vintage sepia print which I played with to bring this cat lady and her ginger moggie to life.
There have always been cat lovers and products for cats but we’ve come a long way! There are modern improvements and a wealth a new knowledge. I’m a long time collector of antiques and ephemera and these are a few items I came across recently. This charming book has appeal for any contemporary cat lover. Pawtraits, anyone?
I shudder to think what ingredient was in this product and did it work?
This cat carrier looks sturdy but the ventilation is not great. I do like how it snaps open from the top for easy access and the roll up blind is cute. I could see a designer tweak this one for a contemporary market.
Texas, a cat in New York
I do think I’d prefer my carrier (never thought I’d say that!).
Skeeter and Izzy
Oh my such wonderful antiques! We think they are pawsome! Thank you for sharing. As to Merlin’s birthday wishes…it is easy to send the best to those that give the best and all of you do. We love you all and are so happy that you choose to share your family and adventures with us. Luvs and happy purrs and mushy kittie kisses Skeeter,Izzy and Mom (Kat) >^..^<
Glogirly and Katie
What great finds!
I love the fine print about the Chaperone Powder on the Pussy Scat jar!
Those were all very fascinating!
My human and I want the painting cat book!
There a quite a few copies for sale online.
Some of those antiques are nearly as old as me!! lol
The Horde says that carrier looks good for a snooze–provided it’s OPEN.
da tabbies o trout towne
yur mom finded sum kewl stuff odin tho we think de carrier iz a gurls carrier coz it haz a curtin at de window 🙂
Love these images of vintage cat items. How great is this?
Deb n Cats
I like that cat carrier too. The addition of grills along the sides and top would make it much better for our felines. “Someone” should get right on that.
I agree. It would be pricy though.
“Spellbinding Displays of Artistry Hitherto Unknown?”
Holy Fricking Cat, I am drooling. Please, oh please, can I buy that from you? pleasepleasepleaseplease…
Okay, I bet you can’t part with Clarrisa, but let me know where you found it or please send me a jpg of it. I simply adore it. Thanks for sharing.
I was thinking of adding her to my ETSY new shop. Stay tuned for opening details.
yes yes yes!!!
That is some darn cool stuff!!!
Pawesome! Mama is a collector too and now has three display cupboards full of cat stuffs. Some are worth a fortune, she told me. OK, am not giving you my address. purrr…meow!
Wow, these are fantastic.
When Ched wakes up from one of his many naps he’ll meow to Merlin!
Mao will Mao.