Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A vintage "must have" junktique find...

...that I didn't know I wanted (or needed) until I laid eyes on it. But once spotted, it had to come home with me...


After bringing Court to NH to visit with friends this past weekend, Amanda and I stopped at Fairground Antiques to browse a bit before heading home. It was Amanda who spotted this little (circa 1970/80) Avon perfume bottle in the shape of a long-haired black cat...


Well, it just reminded me so much of My Boy (who I lost in December of 2007), that I had to get it. My Blackie was the most athletic of our cats; he loved to leap onto all of the furniture. Here he is sitting on top of my dining room hutch (he was equally at home on the pie safe and jelly cupboard). Thank goodness he was blessed with graceful precision... I never lost a single picture frame or piece of china as a result of his acrobatics...


For the time being I've placed the perfume bottle next to Blackie's urn on the hutch (said "urn" actually being a cotton ball container that I picked up on clearance at TJ Maxx shortly after we lost Blackie)... Both the statue and urn are sitting in the exact same spot where My Boy was sitting when I took the above photo of him...


I was so anxious to share this little gem with you that I didn't even clean him up before taking the photos! (He cleaned up beautifully!)
"A cat doesn't want the world to love him - only those he has chosen."
(Helen Thomson)
Thank you for having chosen me, My Boy...
In the next day or two I'll share LOTS of photos from Fairground Antiques. Now that I've had the pleasure to meet so many others through this wonderful world of blogging, it has changed how I look at things while out "junktiquing"... I'll clarify that in my next post!
Donna

22 comments:

tam said...

Hello Donna! What a great find-it was meant to be yours I think. And goes so perfectly with your boy's urn! I love hearing about your cat's and all of their sweet personalities. Hope your week continues to go well!~Smiles~Tam!

Allidink said...

Cute perfume bottle. Your kitty looks like he was a sweetie :)

All the best,
Allison

Shabby Chick said...

Isn't that lovely, what a wonderful reminder of Blackie. It's funny how sometimes we see things and HAVE to have them!

Mel xxx

Marilyn said...

What a wonderful tribute to Blackie. I it will give you great comfort. I've often thought about when our little Nicky dies. I'd like to do the same thing. Pets are so precious.

hip chick said...

A very nice find to remind you of your lost friend.

Margie said...

What a sweet tribute to your precious kitty! I've done this kind of thing with my two boys (dogs) that I lost. I have a stuffed dog that sits on my bed that reminds me of one and a smaller dog that reminds me of my other one.

It's so hard to lose our fuzzy buddies! Seeing our tributes to them helps to ease the loss somewhat.

kathi said...

This kitty is perfect for you! Blackie must have sent him your way!

J.G. said...

The urn and the figurine go together perfectly, and it's so nice that you have them in one of Blackie's favorite spots.

My beloved kitties have a non-traditional urn, too.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

The kitty bottle looks exactly like your kitty... I would have snatched it up too!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

abeachcottage said...

ooh I love to find things like that, such a sweet little perfume bottle!

happy treasure hunting

sarah

Claudia said...

Ah, Donna, what a wonderful find! A lovely reminder of your boy. And to have it right next to his urn right where the photo was taken is just so sweet!

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Donna, It was meant to be... you would find the little Avon bottle that looks just like your boy! It's so sweet, and that's the perfect spot for it.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Donna, your perfume bottle is so pretty, and it does look like Blackie. What a nice tribute to your cat and such a nice way to remember him. laurie

Jill said...

OK now I have a huge lump in my throat! I understand how special that was to you!
Jill

Joanne Kennedy said...

Donna that is perfect for you! What a darling reminder for you to know your little boy is always with you.

Hugs,
Joanne

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I think I too would have had to grab that. Your cat blackie sure was pretty. Now you have a trinket to smile upon when you think of your buddy.

Brenda said...

Oh, what a sweet story! Loss of pet stories always make me weepy. I have my own Pepper the dog in the little carved box the crematorium sent him back in. I can't bring myself to put his ashes in the garden, though I love both it and him so! I must have him with me wherever I might go in life, in case I ever move. How beautiful that you did that.
Brenda

Chandy said...

Hello, that is a cool find! Very nice bottle that resembles your cat.

Happy Wednesday! Great pictures to share for today!

Jan said...

Awwww...Blackie was so pretty! I have one that looks just like him...her name is Sadie...she is a sweetie! What a wonderful find...now I will be on the lookout for one...for me :)

Take care!
Jan

Lisa said...

Love your bottles and the quote about cats!
Hugs, Lisa

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Donna; I love the little black cat, and boy it sure does look like you beloved Blackie. How sweet to set him where he used to sit..

Hugs;
Alaura

Linda's Blue Gate said...

What a sweet find and it does look like your beloved Boy......
HUgs
Linda