7 Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Cat Lovers

April 15, 2018

 

Are you searching for a unique Mother’s Day gift for a cat lover or cat mom in your life? We have put together some great cat themed items to help make your shopping easy!.

Remember, shop early to make sure your favorite item is in stock & arrives right on time!

 

 

#1. Cat Love Decorative Coasters

MW Cat Love Coasters Set

Lovely sentiments of cat love are printed on each of these cat face shaped coasters. The words and soft colored florals decorate one side of each cat coaster.

Approximate size of each coaster is 4″ x 4″ x 3/8″. Absorbent stone, smooth on the printed side, textured on the back side.

 

#2. Flour Sack Towel, “Breakfast In Bed Cat”

Vintage style design on flour sack towel with a “tongue in cheek” message all Mom’s can relate to!  Generously sized at 25″ x 37″ to take care of any size kitchen job. Made in USA.

 

#3.  Laurel Burch Backpack with “Feline Tribe” Cat Artwork

For the busy Mom on the go! This colorful backpack will brighten her day and is roomy enough to hold all the necessary items for her schedule. Lots of detailing, pockets and adjustable straps.

 

#4. Grandma Cat Figurine from Whimsiclay

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Moms come in all ages! Our busy knitting Grandma cat figurine is about 4 inches tall.  Different versions of “grandma” are written on her clothes. Comes with a black marking pen for personalization.

 

#5. “Once In A Blue Moon” Silk Scarf from Laurel Burch

Laurel Burch Once In A Blue Moon Scarf, lbs201

Any cat lover will enjoy wearing this beautiful 100% silk scarf while showing off her love of cats.  The artistic design by Laurel Burch, “Once in a Blue Moon” features cat images on a star-studded background. Sized at 53 inches x 11 inches.

 

#6. Cat Garden Flag, “Beauty Is”

For the Mom who loves to garden. Unique cat design with quote, ” Beauty Is Not Caused, It Is” printed on 12 1/2″ x 18″ garden sized flag.

 

#7. Decorative Cat Word Pillow

MW Cat Word Pillow My Kids Have Four Paws, front

For the “Cat Moms”, whimsical cat accent throw pillow with printed words, “My kids have four paws”. The decorative pillow is tan & brown on the front, solid brown on the back and trimmed all around with beige piping.

About 12 1/2″ x 8″, in polyester and cotton fabric.  Made in the USA.

 

These are just a few of our large selection of cat lover gifts & decor. Visit our Mother’s Day page on our website for more great gift ideas for Mother’s Day and everyday!

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Cats Get Cake Top Honors!

May 17, 2013
Miniature Porcelain Cats as Cake Topper for Wedding

Miniature Porcelain Cats as Cake Topper for Wedding

I recently learned that some of our beautiful porcelain miniature kitties we carry received top honors as a wedding cake topper for one of our customers. What higher praise is that!

Seven separate cakes with one that showcased the cats.

Seven separate cakes with one that showcased the cats.

The very unique wedding cake was one in a grouping of seven cakes elegantly arranged in a metal stand. The bride and her father actually made the cakes themselves.

It was so kind for the new couple to share these photos with us. And they also relayed this story to us which is bittersweet.  “The four kitties represented the cats we had between us. Sadly, in the last nine months, three of them have gone over the rainbow bridge (the orange one most recently). The tuxedo cat is still with us and doing well in her new home.”

We wish the couple many happy years ahead and many more cats to love!

Cutting the Cat Cake

Cutting the “Cat Cake”

Do you have a special life story about a cat product you’d like to share? It can be one from our website, Georgia’s Gifts, or not related to it at all. We just love the stories- cat lovers are a community!


Miniature Cat Figurines-Simply Adorable!

June 12, 2012

The first day I saw this line of tiny porcelain cat figurines I fell in love with them.  There’s a certain charm in their poses and expressions that will capture you.  And being so tiny, they are easy and fun to collect or to give as gifts. Let me tell you about these little darlings…

These miniatures are manufactured in Chiang Mai, Thailand, known as “Rose of the North” and a major center for fine porcelain.

The figurines are hand-painted by talented artists in the Thailand factory.

Every piece is high-fired and the rigorous quality control of the company guarantees the colors, the perfect shape and the sharpness of every detail. There is much experience and skill needed to produce the details of these fine figurines.

Miniature calico cat figurine

Playful Calico Miniature Porcelain Cat

The factory produces all kinds of animals but of course my focus is on the delightful cats and kittens.  Some are in typical cat poses and some are joined with books or musical instruments. Their sizes range from 1 1/2 inches to 2 1/2 inches tall.

Miniature cat with piano

Miniature Porcelain Cat with Piano.

Although these are called miniatures, some go even smaller!  Named “Little Critters”  these minis are about 1 to 1 1/2 inches and still have all the delicate details of the larger minis.

Russian Blue Little Critter Miniature Cat

Russian Blue Miniature Little Critter Cat, “Silver”

Little Critter Porcelain Miniature Spirit

Marble Bengal Little Critter Porcelain Miniature “Spirit”.

If you like these figurines please visit my website  www.georgiasgifts.com and see all the different mini cats.  I’m also on the search for more styles and I’m checking into other companies manufacturing porcelain figures in Thailand as some of the finest work is done there. I’d love to hear your comments on these cats!


Ceramic or Porcelain- Can You Tell The Difference?

June 3, 2012

I’ve always been a little confused about the difference in the terms “ceramic” and “porcelain”.  It seems to be an interchangeable (or sometimes combined) word for figurines although most people perceive porcelain as being higher quality. After much researching I’ve discovered various differences between them. Without getting into the technical and scientific facts of the types of clays, firing temperatures, etc., here are a few easy ways to determine the type of ceramic….

  • The category “ceramic” includes pottery, bone china, earthenware and porcelain.
  • Porcelain originated in China and derives its current name from porcellana, an old italian word for “cowrie shell” because of its resemblance to the translucent surface of the shell
  • Porcelain is made with light colors of clay minerals and fired at a high temperature giving it a glossy, glass like quality.
  • Tap a porcelain figure and you’ll hear a bell-like ring while the ceramic figure will make a dull sound.
  • The surface of porcelain is fine and smooth, not grainy like other types of ceramics.
  • Ceramic is very opaque, while porcelain is translucent. Hold your figurine up to a light and move your finger behind the item. You should be able to see a slight shadow of your finger if it is porcelain.

In reading this it sounds like porcelain figurines are much more desirable than ceramics.  But in fact, the important thing to remember is to purchase what YOU like and will enjoy viewing and collecting during the years.  That is the true value of a figurine.

Check out the pictures below. Tell me which one you think is porcelain and which is ceramic. (clicking on the pictures will take you to my website where you will find out the answer).

Miniature Orange Tabby Cat

Whimsiclay ‘Birthday Wishes” Cat


Retired Whimsiclay Ceramic Cats

October 16, 2011

To help my collectors of Whimsiclay ceramic cat figurines by Amy Lacombe, I have compiled a list of the recent retired pieces.  You can see the list on my website by clicking here.

I have also included the cats that are low in stock at the manufacturer and will be retired when they have sold out.  Some of the styles are on my site and some are not.  I have included them for your information.

You might have noticed several styles on my web site that are currently out of stock.  Many of these are due to production problems and unfortunately won’t be back in my inventory before the Christmas shopping season.  I’m hoping the company will work out their issues and next year will bring a batch of brand new cat styles plus a re-stocking of these out of stock styles.

Ceramic Punkin Cat Candy Dish

Retired Ceramic Cat, "Punkin Candy Dish". One of my favorites!


Whimsiclay Holiday Cats-Older Styles Are Hard To Beat!

October 4, 2011

To survive a manufacturing company must always have new styles coming out and also retire some pieces to keep the line in demand.  The Whimsiclay cats I sell on my website usually have new designs about twice a year ( although this year it’s been less).

The holiday cat figurines are always cute and sell well.  Several older styles and a few recent ones have been retired or in some cases, just out of stock for the rest of the year.  Luckily, a couple of my very favorites are still around and I think are hard to beat.  Check out Rudy and Sparkie, shown below. If you like them don’t put off purchasing from my website or anywhere else as this could their last season.

Rudy, ceramic Christmas cat

Rudy cat with reindeer cap and bells on his tail.

Sparkie, ceramic holiday cat

Sparkie, tangled up with Christmas lights.