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Thursday, December 1, 2011

A New Twist on Old Vintage...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. We have a little snow, the temperatures 
are dropping. The shopping has started. The house is getting decorated and everything
is getting a new shiny bright look.

But what if you are this poor little guy?

He looks kind of sad without his tail. Unless you are a Manx cat (those tail-less cats), you are probably pretty proud of your tail. So I felt bad for this little guy, everything else this time of year is getting decorated and then I thought about how I could fix him up for the season and help him fit in for the holiday.

Let me give you a little information on this guy. Here is a very cute red cactus cat planter that was made circa the 1940's, possibly Morton Pottery or Hull. The cat planter was made to hold a cactus plant that forms the tail of the cat when the cactus plant is grown.The cat measures 2 1/4" tall and is 4 1/2" long.The cat is in very good condition and still retains a bit of paint on his eyes and mouth.

I gave him a tail!

Not just any tail, a Christmas tree tail. 
A tail with bright shiny decorations! A tail he can be proud of!

 I took a bit of floral foam and cut it to fit the opening. Then decorated a sisal bottle brush tree with beads. I glued the tree into the foam and let it dry. Then inserted the tree into the cactus (tail) opening and there you have it. A cute little vintage cat with a bright shiny new tail. The tree is removable so when the holidays are over something else can be put in it's place. 

He looks very pleased with himself now, don't you think?

Linked with: 2805 Potpourri Friday


  1. That is one cute Christmas cat - I was thinking you could put a candle there, too. Love the Josh Groban music. xo

  2. Diane this looks like one very happy and satisfied cat.

  3. He looks much happier with his new, colorful tail. What a great idea to put a little Christmas tree in the opening, you are so creative.

  4. Crave cute has done it again ... You sure made me smile! Thank You!

  5. I think he looks perfectly adorable, love the addition of the Christmas tree and the look on his face, looking back at the tree! So fun. Thanks for visiting me at Ms. Redo 101, and I'm your newest follower.


  6. He looks so happy that he is now dressed up for Christmas. I saw a comment on another blog and appreciate seeing you say that you were visiting from the Potpourri Party #14. I really appreciate it!

  7. Love the little red cat he soo cute! Thanks for sharing, JoAnn And visiting.

  8. Thanks everyone for your great comments! Glad this post gave you a little chuckle! ~ Diane


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