Silly Black Cats. . .

Hello my friends, and happy October.
October is the perfect month for asking, "how do you feel about cats?"  Do you love them or do you want to shoo them away and say, "scat"?

I must admit that I am more of a dog person than I am a cat lady.  :)
However, I have a weakness for those silly vintage looking
black cats!
This is one of my favorite images of vintage black cats. 
My sister, Julie and friend, Dolly were up visiting a couple weeks ago.  Dolly cut out each of us a giant black cat face and we painted it.  He's too cute to be scary!
I really wanted to hang him on my front door, but knew that he would not show up on the dark stain.
So a black cat mantle it is!


I am always in awe of how many black cats I have.  Last year I did not decorate for Halloween because we were getting new wood floors.  I miss my furry purry friends!

I molded this little guy out of sculpty clay a couple years ago and painted him.  You can read how I did it here 
The cutie on the Federal bowl is new from Hobby Lobby.


This happy fella on the hearth came home with me from Salem, Massachusetts.

So many black cats!

They just make me happy!  Put them all together and you have. . .
A Black Cat Mantle.

I hope you enjoyed my black cats my pretties!  tee hee hee!!



Creations By Cindy said...

Look at all o your cute Halloween decor Jann. WOW! That's some painting too. I would have made such a mess! You always do the cutest things. Well....NO...I don't do cats. I am like you...more of a dog person. Cats? Nay.....Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Debbee M said...

So very cute! Your cats should come hang out with my coven of witches.

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

Amazing. You have so many collections, it always amazes me.

Enjoy your evening


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jann, you have a great assortment of black cats. I love to decorate for Halloween but don't think I have any black cats. Lots of black crows, but not lots of cats, and I really like cats much better than crows. Go figure..Happy Fall..Judy

Margie from Toronto said...

Your decorating is just amazing - love the mantle!

Sandi Magle said...

That's a great bunch of cats---love the mantle and your assortment.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I love this Jann! You have talented hands and always put together such cute arrangements. Love the big black cat you just made! 😸

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Louca por porcelana said...

What fun and cute decoration!Happy October,Jann!

Susie said...

Jann, I would say that is a collection. LOL I think it's wonderful. So different. You are always amazing me with your mantle décor. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

Rose L said...

I have a livng black cat and that is all I need! Cute display!!

Constance said...

Hi Jan,
I love cats and Halloween and witches. I just love your collection. All those
lovely Halloween Kitties are just delightful.

Have a great week.

Kim said...

Growing up we had a huge cardboard Halloween cut out just like your black mantle cat. Memories...oh, I suddenly miss home and my mom. Sweet thoughts, Jann, thank you. And I have been a cat lady...had three of them, all gone now, sadly. However, I will never get another again. We're down to fish around here and even they're more responsibility than I want at 50!! ;) Fun post!!

Sarah said...

Jann, this makes me smile. I have my share of black cats too. Funny how these things tend to multiply. Love seeing yours all together. I've grouped mine together at times, usually on a tray. I haven't pulled Halloween things out, but hope to this weekend.

Gina said...

Even though I'm not much of a cat girl, I love your mantel! It's the vintage looking cats that I love and you have quite a collection. The garland is fantastic as well.

Gwen Simmons said...

Hi Jann!
Can't tell you how much I love all your cute Black Cats. Such a Treat. Your vintage styled Halloween vignettes are to die for. Great display!
All the Best,

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Black cats are the best!! I have a real live black cat and he's the best cat I have ever had. Yours are adorable and I too love the vintage black cats. Your mantel is spookingly cute.

Katie Mansfield said...

I've had a black cat almost consistently from the time I was 13 years old. They have the best personalities. I'm not a huge fan of decorating for Halloween but I do love black cat themed accessories. Yours are just too cute and look authentically vintage. Have a great week.

Kippi O'Hern said...

Your cat display is so much fun. I love those vintage cats too. Happy Fall, Kippi

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