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Friday Favorite: These Cats

September 14th, 2012

I’m not much of a collector. You won’t find my house overflowing with collectibles, figurines, or much else for that matter. I even try to keep my book collection to a minimum. There are however a few things around that I love, like these wooden cats.

They were purchased here and there a long time ago. In fact, I can’t remember a time when they weren’t sitting on top of my dresser. One of them I even repainted to look like our old cat Jeffrey. There hasn’t been a new one in many, many years and I don’t actively seek out more.

I don’t quite know what it is I love about these little wooden cats, they’re kind of quirky and cute. No doubt, they’ll remain on my dresser for years to come! Does it count as a “collection” if you only have four?

Do you have any collections?

11 Comments to “Friday Favorite: These Cats”
  1. daisy on September 14, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Those kitties are adorable! I think four definitely counts!

    We are a lot alike. I don’t like a lot of clutter around, and if something isn’t practical or used, it doesn’t have much of a place in our home. I do love old jars, but they mostly get used. The only real collection I have that is not useful is my collection of otters.

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  2. jennifer fisk on September 14, 2012 at 6:36 am

    I have a collection of German Shepherd figurines and plates.
    Do you know where you’ll be one week from today? I’ll be at the Common Ground Country Fair. Will you?

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    • Susy on September 14, 2012 at 7:11 am

      Yes, I’ll be there too!

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  3. Tiffany Selvey on September 14, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Very cute! My mom has a collection of real cats bigger than your wooden cats. :) I have a small collection of birds and each of them hold a memory for me.

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  4. Adelina Anderson on September 14, 2012 at 7:47 am

    I never use to collect anything. But one day I got the collecting bug. I have a thing for pretty vintage egg cups , however they only come out during the spring. I also use to collect vintage floral frogs. Love the glass ones and the wire ones. My latest obsession is vintage rolling pins – I havent yet bought any, but I would love to get them and display them in the kitchen.

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  5. angie h on September 14, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I think 4 counts :)

    I will always collect books. I have collected lots of rocks from all of my field trips and vacations. However, unless it is really special, I usually leave the rocks on the outcrop these days!

    As a kid I collected porcelain dolls, but I keep those boxed up. As a teen I collected dolphins and I have a large collection of Christmas decorations. The problem with liking something is as soon as people find out, you start getting them left and right and pretty soon you have a collection! I’m 32 and I still have to tell people to not get me dolls or dolphins and that I have more than enough decorations!

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  6. Andrea Duke on September 14, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I love jars, but use them often.

    The only collection I have that comes to mind are my Wade of England figurines from the Red Rose Tea Co. My Great-Grandmother collected them for me. She had them in a box with a note for me that I rec’d when she passed away. I have them in a guest bedroom placed in an old Hamilton desk drawer used as a shadow box that my aunt gave me. I have 50-60 of them now and love them.

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  7. Missy on September 14, 2012 at 11:36 am

    When I was little I collected music boxes, but they are all still at mom’s house and not really something I would display. As an adult, my closest thing to a collection are Frank Lloyd Wright items (stained glass, framed pieces) and they are all displayed in our house. I think what truly makes a collection is having a place of honor in your home. So I’d say the cats definitely qualify.

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  8. Maybelline on September 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    No collections. Think of me a your Shaker commentor. Less is best.

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  9. Sierra N Hampl on September 14, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    I have always collected books. Unfortunately, I have something against “used” books, so they must always be new. I always read them and for some reason I just love being able to see all of the books I’ve read. I should probably part with a few boxes of them. :)

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  10. Sincerely, Emily on September 14, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Cute. They have such character to them. a collection of 4 your have. Just don’t tell anyone or these cut little wooden cats will start showing up on your doorstep !

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