|Cat figures I aquired this summer, all antiques except for cat with bell.|
|Black and red cat collection|
I learned about this really cool "project" through Facebook a few weeks ago. It is called The Teal Cat Project. Here is their philosphy, from their website:
Well, we love thrifting and crafting. On an outing to scour Omaha’s many thrift stores for kitty cat tchotchkes to use as centerpieces for a fundraiser (guess what, it was a fundraiser for cats!), we thought of selling the centerpieces to raise a little extra cash. And then we thought it would be a good idea if we could make the kitties just a little bit cooler in some way. And then somehow, in a fevered dream, it all made sense. We spray paint them. Teal is cool. We make each one collectible, like a Cabbage Patch Kid. The kids go crazy. We give all the money to cat rescue groups. This is who we are.
Basically, the Teal Cat Project takes a little cat figurine from an antique store and makes it unique by spray painting it teal, and then selling them online. Each cat has a unique number, so that buyers know that the Teal Cat is authentic.
|Cat lamps and figures|
I love reading their Facebook posts about when they find new cats to paint. They even allow you to "donate a tchotchke" for them to paint. Of course, they state on their website that "part of the project is to use the kitties that are already out there in the world, not to create more," just like people who rescue cats want people to adopt already existing cats in shelters or rescues, instead of buying a cat from a breeder.
Currently, there are no teal cats for sale. The store hopes to get new teal cats out before the holidays. I know I will be constantly refreshing their page, looking for new cats to buy!
|Ocean City, MD antique salt and pepper shakers (tall cats)|
|Salt and pepper shakers from antique store in Covesville, VA|
|Cat pen holder|
|Mounted wall cats|
|Some other odds/ends cats|
|Mom's nails in "Mint Candy Apple"|
|My nails, in "Mint Candy Apple" - using Henry as a nail display.|
You can visit the Ally Cat Allies website and learn about National Feral Cat Day.
Cheers to teal cats and nails!