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October 29, 2013

Tuesday Etsy Roundup – The Cat’s Pajamas Edition

By Eartha Kitsch


Did you know that today is National Cat Day? It’s true! Even though the crew of  kitties in my house would have you believe that every day is their designated holiday, today is the one true day. I thought that it would be fun to find some great vintage Etsy items to celebrate with so hey, let’s see what the cat dragged in!


First up from seller ladykitschener, we have something pretty for the walls:


This pair of gravel art pieces are just fabulous! Gravel art was a very popular craft back in the day and these are made even sweeter as they are hand-dated on the back from Christmas of 1961!

And here is another pretty kitty item  from seller PurpleDaisyJewelry:


 I love this brooch so much with the green eyed feline pair. They remind of the Siamese cats from “The Lady And The Tramp”. We are Siamese if you please!


How about another decor piece? This paint-by-number by seller momspopshoppe is just the thing:


I would have loved this on kitten content alone but when you factor in how well-done this painting is and that the kittens are PINK, a person just has to give this one major style and creativity points! And the seller’s Etsy icon is a cute cat wearing cat eye glasses. Triple cat points!


Next up, from seller StyleandSalvage, you’ll find one of the cutest dresses that this cat lover has ever seen!


Okay, as if the darling cat design isn’t enough, do you see the super girly ruffled pockets and neckline?  Totally the cat’s meow! And the seller is offering a 10% discount to any readers who make a purchase in her shop. She says to use coupon code NPR10 for the discount. Very kind!

Want to be a pretty kitty in the kitchen too?  Check out this apron from seller retrofitpattern:


I may have just let out a bit of a squeal. This apron has plenty of two of my favorite things: rick-rack and an adorable tuxedo kitty who happens to look like one of my very own. Soooo darling!

Speaking of darling, lay your eyes on this vintage purse from seller MadcapStyle:


The seller calls this purse “Cosmic kitties” for good reason. Sparkles? Check. Googly eyes and rhinestones? Check. Cosmic kitties? TOTALLY.  This is one of my favorite purses ever, I’d say.

And finally since my title promised “the cat’s pajamas”, check out this postcard from seller bebvintage:


Okay, so I cheated a little on this one as it’s not a cat actually wearing pajamas but this kid carrying his kitty while sporting his pajamas is enjoying a seriously hair-raising Halloween! I couldn’t resist showing this one to you, especially with Halloween being right around the corner!

All of these great cat items make me wish that National Cat Day had a character like Santa Claus to send a wishlist to. Perhaps a magical kitty named Sandy Claws who’d leave presents under the catnip plants for us to stare at in wide wonder upon awakening? We’d be smitten kittens, right? I’ll find out who is charge of this holiday and see what I can do.

Please have a great National Cat Day as well a super fun Halloween! If you’d like to learn more about any of the items shown here, be sure and click on the links to the shops in the post above. Meow! and Boo! y’all!



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11 Responses to Tuesday Etsy Roundup – The Cat’s Pajamas Edition

  1. RetroRuth Reply

    October 29, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Oh my gosh! That dress!!!

    • Eartha Kitsch Reply

      October 29, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      I know! I’m completely mourning that it’s not my size.

  2. Andrea Reply

    October 29, 2013 at 10:43 am

    That brooch and that dress! Love!

  3. Sara In AZ Reply

    October 29, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Ha! Looks like we all love that dress…..it is SO adorable…..and I love that purse too! Squeeeee!!!

    I’ll be looking for Sandy Claws in the skies tonight………. 🙂

    • Eartha Kitsch Reply

      October 29, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      Let me know who pulls his sleigh, will ya?

  4. tammyCA Reply

    October 29, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Cute purse and dress.
    No El Gato (the cat) paintings today?

    • Eartha Kitsch Reply

      October 29, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      It would have been the perfect day for it but unfortunately, I’m on the Etsy beat and the El Gato Gomez Etsy shop is currently bare in favor of eBay! 🙂

  5. Jen Reply

    October 29, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    That apron is fabulous! You’d almost have to whip up some sort of cat treat that your cats would then, as is their duty, ignore.

    I’m a little bummed to learn so late it’s National Cat Day—years ago, Mom gave me a very cute pin of a cat reaching into a glass fishbowl complete with fish. Alas! Today is the perfect day to don the representation of such a mischievous feline!

    • Eartha Kitsch Reply

      October 29, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      Boy, that’s the truth about the cat treats! That pin sounds perfect, Jen. Just celebrate National Cat Week and keep it going!

  6. linda h Reply

    October 30, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Very cute dress! Way too cute to buy it just for the great fabric and turn it into throw pillows.

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