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.

Chancing your luck….

The Cat, the Bat and the Owl Posters
The Cat, the Bat and the Owl Posters by persimew

Lucky black cats? This time of year black cats get a lot of press coverage don’t they? Some say they are lucky, some say just the opposite, but on the subject of luck there are lots of experts and no real substance. The Cat, the Bat and the Owl are here to remind you of a few basic things, and to show you a few pretty things too, as is our job…

Bastet Pendant - Collectible Medallion Necklace Accessory Jewelry
Bastet Pendant – Collectible Medallion Necklace Accessory Jewelry
Bastet – Egyptian Cat God… If you love black cats you’ll adore this!
Bastet Pendant - Collectible Medallion Necklace Accessory Jewelry price

Luck is very much to do with Gratitude A grateful person looks at life in a particularly positive way. They are likely to be prepared to seize opportunities that would frighten others, they expect success because they perceive themselves as successful and because they view life in a positive way others see them in a positive way. Perhaps what others see is luck then is merely perception? If you are interested in the power of positivity and you like poetry, this book might be something you enjoy!

Other people design their lives and homes around lucky objects, like these Maneki Neko Cats It may be that doing so increases their confidence so they they can trust that all important intuition. Ever had a feeling about not going out? Mummy has a couple of times – once she ignored that feeling and wrote her car off, another time when she wanted to leave work she kept inexplicably finding excuses just to hang around and she left 15 minutes later than usual. On the way home she saw where an overturned car had slid across the road and taken out a solid wall! Later she found out this happened at the time she would normally have been driving along that road. Had she followed her usual habit of leaving right on time she would have probably been injured, possibly even killed.

So intuition may in fact be something else… Why not? All time coexists after all!

On that note, leaving you with a few lucky cats!

Japanese sake set Fortune cat maneki neko Blk
Japanese sake set Fortune cat maneki neko Blk
Delightful Japanese sake set decorated with fortune cats. Bring your guests good luck at the end of a meal!
Japanese sake set Fortune cat maneki neko Blk price

Stone Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Sculpture
Stone Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Sculpture
This little cat reminds us of Woolls – we were so lucky to have Woolls in our lives!
Stone Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Sculpture price

StealStreet Maneki Neko Money Lucky Cat Chinese Japanese Statue
StealStreet Maneki Neko Money Lucky Cat Chinese Japanese Statue
How could you look at that little guy and not feel positive> What a cute face he has!
StealStreet Maneki Neko Money Lucky Cat Chinese Japanese Statue

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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