A Clowder of Cats

Crystal Cats – A Clowder of Cats!

Ever heard of a clowder of cats or a kindle of kittens. I have my own little clowder of cats and celebrate the lovelies by collecting crystal cat figurines too.

Clowder of cats

What is a clowder of cats? A clowder of cats is actually the correct term for a group or colony of cats. A Kindle is the collective noun for a group of kittens. A Kindle of kittens? Who knew! I have my own little clowder of cats, both real and fluffy and also ornamental. Here I want to celebrate some of the nicest glass cat figurines I have found. Some, like Lalique, make me wish I had more space and loads of money to spare.

Collecting Crystal Cats

Often I find glass cats in antique malls here and in Canada. Antique malls are a good hunting ground for crystal cats or in fact any cat statues having been retired there during house clearances and the like. You can pick up some real bargains in antique shops, malls and collectives. I find them hard to resist because there is something so elegant in fine glassware that mirrors the elegance of the cat itself. What could be more elegant or coveted than a Lalique cat?

A Lalique Cat of my own

I now have my own little Lalique Heggy cat, in fact I have two, one curled up asleep and one sitting upright licking his paw. I inherited Heggy from my mum and I love her dearly but there is always room for more cats in this house.

Lenox Crystal Grooming Cat

Lennox Cat

My elegant crystal cat! I got tempted by this little cat on Ebay several years ago and won her for £12 including the postage. She is so beautiful and so feline. She has pride of place on the shrine.

Lioness and Cub – A Pride of Crystal Lions bought in Fort Langley

I think these are Lenox cats too – they were sold as Lenox, but have no “hallmark and date” engraved under the hollow base. I paid $5 CAD in an antiques mall in Fort Langley if I remember right! Lenox or not, my little pride of crystal lions is my pride and joy.

Swarovski Cats and Kittens – Cute Crystal Cats and Kittens by Swarovski

Swarovski crystal is highly collectible – as are Persian cats so it seems… One of my favourites is this grinning Cheshire cat.

I also have a little lucky cat mascot which I was bought one Christmas. I keep the little maneki neko cat in my cat corner along with the Lennox cats and Heggie, my Lalique cat figurine. She is tiny and sparkly and I was delighted to have her for a present.

A Clowder of Cats in Lenox crystal – Cat and kittens in crystal

Lenox cat trio

This came from an antiques mall in Coquitlam and cost me $7 CAD I think. It depicts a lovely little clowder of cats in Lenox crystal. Again, no etched brand and date, but still beautiful enough to be wrapped in cotton wool for the flight home to England. This litter takes pride of place on the cat shrine with the glass pride of lions and the crystal grooming cat. Perhaps one day some more Lalique cats will join them…

Baccarat Cats – Baccarat Cat Sculptures – are so elegant

My friend has a Baccarat cat on her wish list, as do I. When the big one comes in on the lottery I shall treat us both and buy a pair of Baccarat Egyptian cats.

Oh yes, Bastis would smile on the owner of such a lovely cat sculpture. He seems more panther than cat, but is certainly very elegant and proud like an Egyptian avatar.

Kitten Ornaments for Christmas

Kitten Ornaments

The Cream Cards
The Cream Cards by persimew

A kitten for Christmas is something many little girls dream of, and we all know the sad stories of what can happen after Christmas when the money is short and the novelty wears off, but these Christmas kittens will never dent your bank balance or run up the curtains! I have found some of the prettiest Christmas kitten ornaments today to share with you. So with no more ado, let’s Celebrate the Christmas Kitty

A kitten for Christmas

Cat Lovers Tabletop Christmas Decoration: Purr-fect Holiday Tree by The Bradford Exchange
Cat Lovers Tabletop Christmas Decoration: Purr-fect Holiday Tree by The Bradford Exchange
All cat lovers know how fascinated cats and kittens can be with the Christmas Tree.
This delightful figurine has a tree full of Christmas kittens.
I love it!
Cat Lovers Tabletop Christmas Decoration: Purr-fect Holiday Tree by The Bradford Exchange price

Mischievous Kittens #14 2012 Hallmark Ornament
Mischievous Kittens #14 2012 Hallmark Ornament
Hallmark’s 2012 Mischievous Kitten is a little white ball of fluff!
Adorable and with fine attention to detail!
Mischievous Kittens #14 2012 Hallmark Ornament price

Calico Kittens Enesco Our First Christmas Together Ornament
Calico Kittens Enesco Our First Christmas Together Ornament
This one is so cute.
Whether celebrating a first Christmas as a couple, or a first Christmas with Baby, this ornament could be an heirloom.
Calico Kittens Enesco Our First Christmas Together Ornament price

Calico Cat Ornament Tiny Angel Calico Cat Figurine
Calico Cat Ornament Tiny Angel Calico Cat Figurine
Adorable Calico (tortoiseshell) kitty ornament.
This cat angel proves a cat is not just for Christmas!
Calico Cat Ornament Tiny Angel Calico Cat Figurine price

CAT RED Ginger Tabby Short hair MINIATURE Angel Christmas Ornament NEW Resin CTA04
CAT RED Ginger Tabby Short hair MINIATURE Angel Christmas Ornament NEW Resin CTA04
Never forget the orange kitty!
Self proclaimed rulers and gangstas of the Kitty World!
Orange kitties are just such fun!
CAT RED Ginger Tabby Short hair MINIATURE Angel Christmas Ornament NEW Resin CTA04 price

Finally, these gorgeous and mischievous kitten ornaments from Amazon UK prove that a cat is NOT just for Christmas!

Thank you for visiting today, and should you like to see some pretty Crystal cats, feel free to visit A Clowder of Cats

Dignified Black Cat Figurines….

Once known variously as Puddly or Rufus, it took some time for the humans in my street to recognise my true Divine Being as an incarnation of the Ancient Egyptian Cat God Bastet, for this I forgave them.

During this incarnation they fed me well and I was allowed to dictate who would sit where and who would sleep beside me. That is the greatest part of feline duties, occasionally I would attempt to teach them the intricacies of the hunt, but they were quite useless. Again, I forgave them, especially when they would fill my home with feline icons such as these in A Clowder of Cats and my garden with Angel Cat Statues

Who could not forgive them when they showed such enthusiasm? In the run up to Halloween though, I should remind them of the Universal Divinity of the Black Cat and I have chosen today to showcase some of the best I could find. Nobody can ever content themself with just one cat – many is the prequisite for contentment and good fortune. May these beautiful black cat figurines smile on you and bestow their grace, as does the Maneki Neko Cat!

                          

 

 

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