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17 February, 2009

What's on My Wall?...and...Wordless Wednesday

Welcome to What's on Your Wall Wednesday with our gracious hostess Barb at Grits and Glamour. Please be sure to stop by her blog to see her beautiful home and to find a list of participants! This week, instead of my plates, I would like to share with you one of my favorite artists.

No, not this artist...although he truly is my favorite! And this is my favorite painting, Vincent Van Gogh's Bedroom in Arles!! I love the way Van Gogh paints! I have this one on my wall.

And I've even been in his bedroom in Arles!! lol But that's another story... No, this is another favorite of mine who has also been in Van Gogh's bedroom....

Meet Pete the Cat!! Do you see him?? Curled up on Van Gogh's bed??? lol Isn't he cute?? This is one of the signed Pete the Cat prints that I have in my living room. They were created by an artist named James Dean...no, not that James Dean...! He is a very creative Georgia artist who has quite an imagination. My Van Gogh's Bedroom Pete is just one in a series which finds Pete in quite a few paintings by the masters. Of course, I chose the frenchy ones!

You must have seen this famous painting Le Chat Noir (The Black Cat) by Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen. This one is hanging in my hall, by the way!


And here is the James Dean version starring Pete! It's called Chat Blue and I love the colors! He hangs out with my Van Gogh's Bedroom Pete!

And this is my first Pete. I bought it in a little shop in Madison, Georgia, about 8 years ago. This is the one that got me started! Don't you love Pete? If you would like more information about him, or would like to take a peek at some of the other Petes, just go to Pete the Cat and enjoy!

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday hosted by our own Miss Dixie from way down there where the stars at night are big and bright...deep in the heart of Texas! Please be sure to visit her blog French Lique, Texas to see the list of participants and to get the word of the week if you would like to join in the fun!! Our word this week is....

.....books!






Thanks for checking out my post! Please be sure to visit Dixie at French Lique,Texas to continue your book tour!

54 comments:

  1. Love your walls! I knew you would have something interesting and of course you didn't dissapoint!

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  2. Deb - I just love, love, love Pete. He's my kind of fella. And I love the sense of humor the artist has. Too funny! This reminds me of the stuffed Woodstock doll Blake took on his first tour of Iraq and took pics of it in different places, etc. Thanks for sharing! Hugs dear freind, Barb

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  3. Wow! I really loved your pictures! Now I've got to check out PETE!

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  4. Hi Debbie! Thanks for stopping by. I am looking forward to meeting you on March 2nd too. The cemetery is in Rome, GA. It's called Myrtle Hill and it's gorgeous in the Spring time.

    I enjoyed your photos too!

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  5. Love the pictures on your wall and how neat that you have been in that same room! Love your blue Pete the cat pics too!...Christine

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  6. Debbie the Pete pictures are so much fun! I might just have to break down and buy Pete on couch under starry night! It's my favorite painting! Hubby and I laughed and laughed looking at them! And I read all the Madeline and Barbar books. They bring back so many memories of childhood. Vanna

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  7. Hi Deb, Love the pictures of Pete and then the childrens books. so this is what I was thinking.You are such an amazing writer,you love cats,you love childrens books,you are a teacher from the heart sooooo,I think you should start a series of childrens books about the cats you have met in your life.You are the best and your post are always entertaining. Love ya, kathysue

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  8. I love your paintings, and Pete is great, just love the black cat! I had a real one he is gone missing. I live in the country but just off a state highway. Some must have wanted him! He would only let Hubby and me pet him. I do wonder how they could catch him. I have two new baby chicks with Mama Hen (Diamond) There are so cute. Wish I would have went shopping while I stayed in Madison,Ga! We have a Madison here, and its a great, pottery, antiques shops, gift shops, antique malls. Lovely places to eat.

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  9. Pete the cat is awesome! Great book pictures too! ♥

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  10. Hi Debbie, I just love all your cats! I looked around your blog and your home is just lovely! I have truly enjoyed my visit tonight!
    Love, Ann

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  11. Hi Debbie,
    I love it! The tour and history of all your favorite art and what's hanging on the wall. Cute pic of you too! The children's books for wordless Wednesday made my heart soar. Babar and Madeline so cool but my favorite is the Little Fur family. I would love to have that book. I was at an auction last week-end that had some wonderful vintage books and now I could kick myself for not staying long enough, Great Posts as usual. Cindy

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  12. what a fabulous collectin of everything!!! but Babar brought back many happy memories for me. Judith

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  13. HAPPY WORDLESS WEDNESDAY DEBBIE,
    I LOVE...LOVE...THE BLUE CAT
    I LOVED YOUR POST AND ALL YOUR BOOKS
    I ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH
    BLESSINGS
    debbie

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  14. Loving your collection and love reading your posts...always enlightening. Have a good day Teresa

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  15. Debbie, these are great! I'm going to check this artist out, I love finding artists that I'm not familiar with. And your children's books - how did I know you would love Madeline and Babar. Wonderful post (and music too). Hugs, Kathy

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  16. Love Pete! I sat and basked in the images you posted from the children's books...The Fur Family! Haven't thought about those dear characters in the longest time. Madeline and Babar - I have all of those and love them too. Never tire of the classics!

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  17. Oh I have always loved the Black Cat and Pete the Cat is a pretty cool dude, too. They are just perfect for a francophile cat lover. Very clever and as always, the perfect music to accompany the tour. Bravo!

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  18. The childrens books are such a good choice--that's what we all started out with, right?

    Have a good Wednesday ☺

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  19. Thanks for stopping by my 1st wordless wednesday! I love childrens books!

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  20. Somehow I knew you'd have wonderful books! They are... I also love your paintings. gonna have to check out that website... Dixie

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  21. Love how you did the pictures for the Books. Very nice! :)

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  22. Hi Debbie...what interesting walls you do have...and those books...oh my! ;-) Bo

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  23. children books always my fave!.. and yours are just lovely.. happy wednesday!

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  24. I'm officially in love with Pete the Cat! How adorable! Love it, Debbie, and of course, I love, love, love your books (There's the Fur Family!)... love this post, too. :-)

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  25. Oh Debbie, Pete is just too cute. I love all the paintings, and such an imagination to put the two together. I love your books and the animals all having fun. Happy times. Hugs, Marty

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  26. Debbie, I loved this post! All the pics and stories were wonderful!

    Like Ouiser...A friend and I say we will wear huge hats, large brooches with maybe overalls to do our yard work. ;-)

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  27. Well dear,I have been called a birdlady a few times.BUT you are indeed THE CAT LADY.Love all your pictures.they are totally awesome...Ann

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  28. Loved your Pete the Cat post. I am partial to kitties, I must say. I'm going to check out the artist.

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  29. These books bring back memories of childhood. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Without a doubt you know the MOST interesting stuff!! Thanks for sharing. Sharon

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  31. What fun art...love how he "posed" Pete in Van Gogh's bedroom!

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  32. I did a cross stitch of Chat Noir and it was a lot of red stitches. Very nice post.

    Happy Wordless Wednesday
    from Roberta Anne

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  33. GM Debbie..yes it still morning here... thanks for coming by and checking out some of my Yard Longs..now if you ever see any when you and Linda are out antiqueting let me know girl..I still am on the HUNT for them..but won't pay more than 200.00 for them..thanks again...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  34. You must love cats. I'll have to send your blog to my sister-in-law.

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  35. I love the pictures, especially Pete's! And I loved the books. Thanks for sharing! :D Jewel

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  36. Pete the cat is too cute!!! Love the books!!!

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  37. Absolutely GORGEOUS photos. Who knew Books could be so pretty. You are a very talented lady.

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  38. Hi Debbie. Your favorite painter Vincent van Gogh is my favorite too. My father was a connaisseur of Vincents work. He knew every painting and every book of him. He did collect paintings and I inherited quite a few from him. Not van Gogh mind you. LOL. We did sell a lot too as he had so many.I wanted to participate in What's on your wall Wednesday too but I don't seem to be able to. Will try again. I have plenty to show. Love your post today again.

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  39. Debbie, I just love Pete the cat. I will be checking out that web site for sure. Van Gogh is also a favorite painter of mine. I have 'Boats to Rent' hanging in my guest bathroom. I got it at the DIA. I have only actually seen one or two of his paintings. They are just amazing with all of the color and texture he used. As usual I enjoyed reading your post :>)

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  40. Debbie, what wonderful works of art. A cat and French--SO you! Loved your book pictures. They were all so charming. laurie

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  41. Hi Debbie, I loved the pictures of Pete. I love Van Gogh too. What a great post!

    Thanks so much for your prayers(on my tooth)it's feeling better today. Praise the Lord! Kristen

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  42. What great pictures! They are just wonderful...and sooo appropriate for you and your staff of many. I love them!

    Your books are great too. I remember Madeline...and I have my own granddaughter by that name now.

    Thank you for sharing. Come by I'm having a giveaway!
    Judi

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  43. Debbie, I was oooooh, and oooohing, what wonderful things you have. Adorable, precious, artistic, whimsical. Thank-you for sharing, I think Kathysue has a great idea, I think you would make a wonderful children's author.. We could say we knew you when! Love, Cindy

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  44. A wonderful post and thank you for introducing me to Pete, the Blue...such a long tail (tale?)! Clever to introduce him into the art of the masters. Van Gogh...I am always entranced by Starry Night.

    Your WW book theme is a delight, picking a book and putting pages together in one shot. Margaret Wise Brown wrote Goodnight Moon...did you ever notice there is a tiny mouse hiding on almost every page?? It's a bit like Blue Pete.

    thank you for sharing :)

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  45. Hi Debbie...You REALLY like cats don't you...Pete the cat is awfully cute. even though I'm not a cat person....Check out my blog tomorrow, I'm joining in on the Tablescape Thursday...I had such fun putting the table together....Sue

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  46. great post! love your walls!!!!

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  47. Pete the Cat is hilarious! But my, he has excellent taste in artwork! Great post, loved the children's books. Thanks!
    Cass

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  48. I really enjoyed your pictures of the pages of these great books--just makes me smile:)

    Linda C

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  49. You have been one busy lady this week, no doubt about it. I can't imagine doing one post in a day, much less two. Both were totally delightful. I have to check out the link your provided, because I definitely want to learn more about Pete.

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  50. Debbie
    You are so creative and entertaining but the most amazing fete is your precious kitty cat posing with the mask - how cute is that. I love your art and your music - what a package!

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  51. Dear Debbie,

    I just finished visiting with Kathysue and she told me you two had collaborated on a post last week. Where have I been??? I hadn't seen it--so after our conversation I jumped into blogland and throughly enjoyed your current post as well as the one with Kathy's pantry. She did a great job on her pantry! You will have to talk her into posting pictures of her closet that she is working on now. Her house is amazing. I should refer to it as a home because that is what it is, filled with charm, elegance and the sweetest of all families!
    Your table was very clever and I loved your art! I collect children's books as well. Don't you just love the charming art in them? Sorry I didn't get over to see you sooner. Your posts are so nice! Thank you for a wonderful little "get away" this afternoon! Love, Paula

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  52. Debbie, I love all your paintings! Love the Van Gogh and how cool you were able to actually stand in the room!!! How have I missed Pete the Cat all these years! I hope to collect one of Dean's paintings one day...love the colors and the humor.
    Have a wonderful weekend and give your kitties kisses for me.
    XO

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  53. Hi Debbie, You may get this comment twice...I think I wasn't signed in the first time. I love all your wonderful paintings and so awesome you were able to actual visit the room Van Gogh painted. Love that! Love your Pete the Cat paintings. How have I lived in metro ATL all this time and missed those! Hope to collect one for my home one day. :)
    Have a wonderful weekend and give all your kitties a kiss for me.
    XO

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie