October 25, 2012

Collecting Cats and Canines... Black Cat Edition

Halloween is just around the corner, but that's not the only reason I have black cats on the mind. Sharing a home with the The-World's-Cutest-Black-Kitten-Known-To-Man-Woman-Or-Garden-Basket, also known as Inka, has heightened my awareness of the beauty, charm and mystery of a jet-black cat.

As for collecting black cats, my personal collection already holds a nice sampling which is sure to grow in the near future, but here a few fun treasures currently being offered in my Vintage Etsy Shop, Curio Cabinet
Black Cat Birthday Vintage Houze Glass Tray Ashtray
This is a vintage bent glass dish or ash tray by Houze featuring a cool retro black cat and the words "Have a purrfect birthday. Very mid-century modern!

It measures 4-3/4" x 3-3/4" and is in excellent condition.

Large Black Cat Salt and Pepper...Vintage Kitten Ceramic Shakers
Here's a pair of LARGE and frisky vintage black cat kittens that are pottery salt and pepper shakers with painted-on features. They have removable corks in the bottom for filling, and they are in excellent vintage condition with no chips or cracks. They are 3" tall and 4" long and are marked "Made in Japan" on the bottom.. 

Retro Black Cat Ceramic Pen Holder Desk Accessory

This cool retro black cat from the 1960s is designed to hold your pen where its tail would be. It is glazed ceramic.and It has gold painted-on detailing. It's in great vintage condition with no chips or cracks, just a few tiny rubs to the paint in the eye area as shown.

It is 5" tall; no maker's mark on the bottom.. 

Happy collecting!


Marilia said...

I love black cats!

Deb said...

Love the kitty in the basket.