March 8, 2013
If you like cat tiles you might be familiar with the artist Claudia Sanchez. She does beautiful cat art that is converted onto ceramic tiles. I have carried her vivid colored cat tiles for several years. Recently she changed manufacturers and came out with new 8″ x 8″ designs which I found on my last trip to the LA gift show. They are very unique with a black background that makes the image stand out. Here are a few of them that I have featured on my website.
Cat with Blossom
This next tile is a delightful & whimsical tile showing two “best friends” enjoying the evening sky.
Best Friend in the Moonlight
In addition to the 8″ x 8″ tiles, I have coaster size tiles, 4″ x 4″. These make a beautiful set to own or to give as a gift. They can also be purchased individually if you happen to fall in love with one of them! Here is a grouping of the cat faces that Claudia is known for. (Clicking on the group will take you to the first style on my website)
Cat Faces Coaster Tiles
I hope you enjoy viewing these beautiful tiles. They are very versatile -use as wall, counter or desk art, a backsplash in your kitchen, decoration on your bath or patio wall, or as a trivet. Are you ready to start your collection today? Visit Georgia’s Gifts to see these designs and many more tiles and other cat lover gifts!
August 14, 2012
Every January & July I visit the LA Gift Show to search for new and whimsical cat gifts to sell on my website, georgiasgifts.com. I try to find things that are brand new or that one won’t see in every other gift store they visit, either online or in person.
Happily I found a couple of things this past July that I can’t wait to get in to show my customers!
Chistmas Cats Towel
I love cat kitchen towels and ran across this small company from California that specializes in flour sack towels and has a nice inventory of cat styles. I have already gotten my first shipment in and have them on my site under cat kitchen decor. They join my other assorted flour sack, linen and cotton cat towel styles.
Black Cat Slippers
Calling all black cat lovers! Cat slippers are always popular and fun and I found the most adorable black cat slippers from Aroma Home. These are soft and comfy with cute pink noses & ears, so hard to resist! Other cute cat items coming from this company include cat sock slippers and cat screen wipes.
“Advice From a Cat” Pillow
You may be familiar with the cat “word pillows” from Manual Woodworkers as they are eternally popular. This fall you’ll find some brand new pillows you will want to have for your own collection or to give as the perfect holiday gift for a cat lover. I don’t have photos yet for the new styles, but shown here is a favorite I will be adding to my site.
For the Laurel Burch cat lovers, I’ll have the newest fall handbags & scarves coming in, probably early in September. Also some beautiful glass cat products from the Joan Baker company. You’ll see new cat vases, suncatchers and candle holders.
I hope you will be as excited about these new items as I am! If you have some ideas or requests for something you would like me to add to my site, please comment below, ask on facebook or send me an email. I’m always open to new ideas!
July 15, 2012
I have featured ceramic tiles with the colorful cat art by Claudia Sanchez for several years on my website. She has a loyal following and some of the pieces are very popular, especially “Samantha”. This design is a multi colored close-up of a cat’s face with eyes that mesmerize you.
“Samantha” Ceramic Cat Tile
Sadly I have sold out of the Samantha tile and can not reorder it at this time. This brings me to the good news! I’m excited to tell you that the artist has a new distributer and they are working together to redesign the older tiles and bring out new ones. I love the new name of the line, ”Claudia’s Cats”. These are scheduled to be available in the fall, just in time for your holiday shopping!
Here is a preview of some of the styles that will be coming out. Keep in touch on my website or like my facebook page to learn when they are in stock. Let me know if you are a collector of Claudia Sanchez and which tiles are your favorites, both old and new!
New “Coffee Cat” by Claudia Sanchez
New “Katana Cat” by Claudia Sanchez
Coaster size cat tiles by Claudia Sanchez
February 27, 2012
One of the popular pages on my website is for cat kitchen decor so I’m always on the search for new designs. If you check out the web page you’ll see my recent addition, a sweet grey tabby cat checking out a vase of pretty pink flowers on a flour sack towel with a matching potholder.
Click on picture to go to website page
In addition to this design, I’ve added a new product with the black cat design featured on my website page- a tea cozy. What a perfect name for this cover! The cozy keeps your teapot warm, and when teamed up with a matching towel and potholder also gives your room a “cozy” feel.
Click on picture to go to website page.
Visit my site to see more kitchen decor with a cat theme. In addition to towels and potholders, you’ll find small cutting boards, spoon rests, mugs, aprons, and more. If you are searching for something special, feel free to comment or email me!
July 31, 2011
Last week was the LA Gift Show for wholesale buyers. Although the show is really getting smaller and smaller each year (the Las Vegas show is gaining ground), I still like to go to search for something new for my website. Plus, since I have been going there or working there for about 10 years, I know a lot of people and welcome the chance to visit with them.
Back to my search- I’m always on the lookout for new or unusual cat items, or products that you can’t find everywhere. That’s really hard these days with all the cat web sites and major store chains around, but I get lucky sometimes. The last find I had was the “Squaredy Cats”- Square shaped cats with a message. (Check them out on my site).
One find- some adorable cat kitchen items such as guest tea towels, spoon rests and mugs. The clincher for me for buying this line is because they donate a portion of their proceeds to the WSPA. The line featured 4 styles of cats. I’m starting out with the ever popular tuxedo cat and a personal favorite, the orange tabby.
Another find- in the craft section of the show I met an artist creating cat and dog art on jewelry, greeting cards and night lights. Since all the designs are her art, they will be a unique item to carry. I really enjoyed talking with her and hearing her story of how she got started and about her life. I’m happy to give my support to another small business woman!
These were my two main finds this time, although I’m looking into a line of pillows that can be personalized and also adding some Hello Kitty to my site (another personal favorite).
If you have any requests on certain products, feel free to comment or email me. I’m open to new ideas!
Orange Tabby Spoon Rest from "Rescue Me Now" Cat Products