Tuesday 20 February 2018

Cats and Antiques

Another journal page featuring cats for
and Rike's theme of Animals from A to Z.

The cats I used for this page were torn from a paper napkin. I did have to touch up a few areas with coloured pencils as this napkin tore very easily when it was  being stuck down onto the page.
A few stencils in the background,
 then stamped with some wild flower stamps.
 I used distress inks and oxides  as  I wanted not so bright colours today.

The quote was computer generated,
 my writing is terrible.

I will say hello to Bleubeard and Squiggles here as I am also visiting with friends over at

where we are always made to feel very welcome with a drinks related post.

Today's drink comes together with a Hot Cross buttered bun.

This was our  treat  at the weekend .
We had been to  an Antiques/Retro Fair held in a school not to far away from where we live. A new venue for the organiser and they said they would be coming back later in the year, if it proved popular.

It was quite busy and not all stall holders like photos taken, but I did manage to get a few with the stall holders permission.

This was was selling all kinds of copperware. 
The weight of the copper pans  would be  far to heavy to have in my kitchen..
I did think the old leather shoes and the cuddly toys looked out of place among all the gleaming pots and pans.

Old tools and keys, hundreds of them and still the stall holder was advertising for more.

Husband was in his element, I left him chatting with the owner and had to go back and  get him moving  to see what else there was  to see at the fair.

I had to get a photo of the clock hanging over the corner of the box.
I think ,any kids would like one of these especially if they had the Hogwarts box as well.

Thank you for calling in  to see me , I hope you have a lovely day.


  1. Beautiful post, you always come along with interesting viewing. Love the cute cats page and the Harry Potter pic is amazing, love that clock.x[aNNie' blog]

  2. Wonderful photos from the antique fair. I love old things! Your journal page is lovely. I love how your backgrounds always look perfect against your images.
    Happy Tea Day,

  3. Your cats have touched MY heart today, dear Yvonne. This is a wonderful page that has so much meaning to me. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey.

    I want ALL that copper. I was in copper heaven when I saw the pieces. WOW, and they were well used/patina-ed, too. Loved the old keys, too, of course.

    I have never had a hot cross bun. I was really impressed and I enjoyed seeing it along with your tea, of course. Thanks for sharing your heartfelt Art Journal Journey page, the antique/retro show, and your hot cross bun and tea with us for T this Tuesday.

  4. Love your cat page, and the quote is lovely. I will never forget my Kitty, that's for sure, she ruled my life for 22 years. Love the photos from the antiques fair, I would love those Hogwarts boxes, too. Great clock melting away, too. We don't get hot-cross buns here, so I'm rather envious there....Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  5. As a cat lover I absolutely adore this make Yvonne x The cats look so content and the quote is perfect. Wonderful items on display looks like an interesting fair.

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  6. wonderful post and the cat page is beautiful with quote!
    Happy Day

  7. i love the idea of paw prints on my heart, definitely a wonderful saying!
    and my, would i have enjoyed this Retro fair... it is time for spring, so the flea markets can start again...
    happy t-day and have a great week! xox

  8. Oh my gosh, how adorable is this! What a wonderful page Yvonne, I am loving all these precious kitty images! Wow, an antiques fair, how fun! Love all that Harry Potter stuff, what a great place that must have been to visit! hugs :)

  9. Thank you for linking your absolutely adorable cats page to Art Journal Journey, I LOVE it, and the quote is great too!
    Fabulous photos of the Antiques/Retro Fair in a school, whith all kinds of copperware!
    Wish you a happy day! Rike x

  10. I am always impressed how perfect you parts of napkins use on pages - you incorporate them so well to your patterns - it's a fabulous ne art composition! Thrilling ! I love the page and the quote to it! And of course I am more than happy to see it linked to Rike's theme! Thank you dear Yvonne and Happy T-Day to you!
    I wouldn't mind a Hot Cross buttered bun just now for my after lunch coffee. Wow--- my husband would have been in his element as well at this super Antiques/Retro Fair - great pics- thank you for sharing!

    oxo Susi

  11. Love your cat page. The sentiment is so true. Maybe I'll bake some hot cross buns this weekend. Must have been fun poking around the flea market. The clock on the box made me smile. Salvador Dali meets Hogwarts. Enjoy your day!

  12. Your cat page is really beautiful and the cats seem quite happy frolicking amongst the wildflowers. Love the choice of colors and stamps for that background! And I must say, I LOVE that mug!! My hubby would have been stuck at that booth with the tools too:) Happy T day!

  13. I really love your cat journal page-so special
    I would have loved shopping there at the flea market-we both love vintage items too, I would have had to check out those copper pans for sure.
    Happy T Day Kathy

  14. Such a beautiful page! The cat images are adorable and the words are so true 😁. The antiques/retro fair looks fabulous, I could spend all day looking around and that clock is such fun, isn't it 😀. I'd love a cuppa and a yummy hot cross bun, sending you Happy T Day wishes! J 😊

  15. great cats page and I love the hogwarts box as my son is a huge harry potter fan..I used to have a clock like that but it stopped working

  16. Love your cat page! It really is special.
    The antiques fair looks great. All those keys! And I love the old tools and most of them are perfectly usable too.
    That Salvador Dali clock really is a hoot! My son and d-i-l have one on their mantlepiece.
    Happy T-Day,

  17. I enjoy antique malls and fairs like the one you picture here. I don't usually buy anything, but I'm fascinated by all that's on display. That does look like a treat, such a pretty cup :) Happy T Tuesday!

  18. Such sweet little cats! Your trip to the antiques fair reminds me that the Antiques Roadshow is coming to nearby Crathes Castle (national trust property) , it's only 4 miles away but it's when we will be in France this summer sadly as I would love to have taken a couple of things along. That's some collection of keys , I only have 1 old one, originally used as part of a macrame creation but now worn with my medieval outfit as the key to the cast/pantry/ whatever!

    Sally xx

  19. Love your cat page.... beautiful!
    Greetings Carola

  20. I love antiquing so this looks like a fair I would enjoy. It's a fun way to spend a day! ANd cats seem o be popular lately in art. Loving your page. This kitties are adorable. You find the best napkins Yvonne! happy T day-although probably by the time you read this it will be Wednesday. :) Hugs-Erika

  21. What a fun post! Love the cat quote, and how you used the napkin in your journal! I would love to go to a fair like that. Great photos! Happy T- Day!

  22. i had to laugh.. my hubby has one of those clocks in his office..lol And anything Harry Potter is awesome kid or no kid..lol
    Great cat journal page too Yvonne.. Working with napkins is so tricky.. i would love a fair like that to go to.. I like to look as rarely will i pay their prices.. Happy T day!! Hugs! deb

  23. Aww, I love your kitty-cats page, Yvonne.

    The Dali-esque clock really caught my eye. It's a working clock, isn't it? How very cool.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

    1. Yes Eileen it was a working clock.
      Yvonne xx

  24. Wow! That antiques fair looks amazing! I love the clock too.
    And I love your cute kitty page Yvonne!
    Alison xx

  25. Love your kitten page, where did you get such lovely napkins. You've got yourself a new follower. Hugs Sue x