Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Todd Left To Get Liquid-Plumr
Monday, October 12, 2009
The Little Kitten That Came Back
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Pedro Didn't Mind Being Pink
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Powder Puff Pussy
Monday, January 12, 2009
Monday, December 1, 2008
Kitty's Candy Dish
Friday, November 14, 2008
Butts In The Air, Like They Just Don't Care
I only have two, so it's not a collection yet. The cat is a rather popular planter motif and typically they had cactus planted to be their kitty tails. But the dog is more of a mystery -- despite a partial label on the bottom.
The hole is too small for the pup to be a planter; hubby suspects it had a bobble-tail which wagged. The tag reads Little Pete (or, it could be Little Peter), but exhaustive searches have turned up nothing. Know something about Little Pete or his missing tail? Let me know.
Meanwhile, I keep my eyes opened for a third vintage pottery animal with it's hole-y butt up in the air.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Kitty Drop Seat Pajamas
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sitting Pretty With Boo-Boo Kitty
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Thanks, But I Prefer Bald Condiment Dispensers
But honestly, who wants to shake salt or pepper from them, knowing full well that dust & whatever else sits in the rabbit fur will also be shaken, not stirred, onto your food?
Monday, October 13, 2008
Pussy Doesn't Love The Canary For Its Song
Maybe the kid's only creepy for being on the card. Maybe you don't think he's creepy at all. But I'm pretty certain he's the 1920's version of a goth graffiti artist. But in any case, I found the vintage postcard well worth the $1.
Postmarked 1921; SB postcard number s.204.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Put Gum On A Kitten
Friday, September 5, 2008
Pixies On Toadstools & Whiskers On Kittens
Nothing goes better with pixies on toadstools than whiskers on kittens (I know you're singing along!). We'd prefer you had your own cats who would brush their whiskers against the toadstool doorstops, but if not... Here's a vintage kitty -- with whiskers -- pattern; some assembly required.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Homeless Photos: Girls & Cat
The littlest girl's toes are so cute, I might just have to ask them to re-list.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Dogs a La...
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Place Your Used Gum on My Kitty-Cat's Tum-Tum
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Winky Wanky Do? I Didn't
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Snotty French Tricks
Pour Le Rouge De Vos Levres means, "For The Red Of Your Lips."
Yeah, put your lips to what I blew out of my nose here. No, no, it's fine. Would this sweet little kitten fool you?
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Crazy Cat Cutouts
I found this classy ad in the February 1959 issue of Home Craftsman -- get yourself 110 different jigsaw patterns:
Have Fun - Make Money selling these amazing NEW UNUSUAL Novelties, Gifts, Lawn Figures...Animals, Bar Implements, Door Markers, Plaques, Wall Shelves, etc. Easy...Trace, saw out, and paint. $1 brings you these EXCITING and DIFFERENT 110 fill size BIG patterns. Order now!When they say UNUSUAL, EXCITING, and DIFFERENT -- they mean it, if the rest are anything like their best examples from the ad. Stepping away from the cute and homey patterns that usually came in jigsaw pattern books , these are right out of Mad Magazine: A wacky buck-toothed cat, tongue lolling out, saliva splattering off it? Was this supposed to be for Grandma to put up in her garden, or Mom to hang over the kitchen sink? It has a very grubby, loose style associated with underground comics (or "comix" if you're not a square like me). There's something very familiar about these two examples, but I can't quite put my finger on it.
Is there anything remotely cute or endearing about this duck? He's got some headband with leaves or feathers in it, leaning forward menacingly...and I like him. These two examples have some life to them, something that separates them from the generic style in most ads. They're not sweet, they're not traditional -- they're art. It's too bad the illustrator isn't named in the ad: the address for this "Trans Plans" company isn't some fancy office building -- according to Google Maps it's a residential area in Yonkers, sandwiched between Lincoln High, Yonkers Raceway, and Hillview Reservoir. It'd be easy to make a joke about drawing crazy comics while living in mom's basement, but, well, that's where some of the best comics came from.