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.
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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.
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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