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20 May, 2011

Cats As Decor...Starring My Staff!

001Tonight my staff and I are joining a special party at Funky Junk Interiors where Donna has asked us to feature our pets in our decorated homes…to do a special photo shoot starring our best decorating buddies so as to always have a record of them and the role they play in our lives. So I am pleased to join her this week as a tribute to her special little friend Beethoven.

IMG_5926 However, in my case, a special photo shoot wasn’t necessary since my staff insists on participating weekly in my posts! So, I am sharing some of my favorite photos with you tonight! Sometimes they allow me to be a little artsy…

060 …and sometimes they seem to question my decorating choices…but I never have to coax them to join in. They insist on taking part…especially our co-host Baby Kitty! That big boy sees my camera come out…

IMG_5418 …and he starts to pose! He’s a regular superstar!

IMG_4936 However, no one has a prettier face than our little super model Isabella

isabella …who began her career as a mere kitten…setting up this photo herself…

IMG_1160 …as well as this shot for Cats in Sinks…a website about cats…in sinks!

IMG_4777 She has also contributed her own ideas about the decor…and how it should be used!

IMG_2838 A little more serious and less eager to be photographed is our CEO Ozzie, who does allow the occasional photo…such as this one where she offers some lovely contrast!

IMG_1750 However, she prefers to remain behind the scenes, keeping an..uhhhmmm…eye on all of my projects…such as my feeble attempt to create this stencil!

IMG_1156 But all of us here at Plate Addict know that the absolute queen of posing as decor is our own Kitty, who will sit quietly for hours striking a pretty pose such as this one…

IMG_0491 …or serving as an inspiration for color choice…

vignette with cat …and helping to create some of my best vintage-inspired designs such as this one…vignette avec chat! I have to admit that my blog would not even be possible without them! So tonight I dedicate this post to my staff...

staff_2 ...and wish to thank Donna for reminding us to cherish our little friends and the time we spend together. We are sending her some special furry hugs that only a cat can give!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head on over to Donna's to meet more of the special little furbabies of Blogland! And if you would like to read more about my staff members and how they came to be on the Plate Addict staff, please check out the About My Staff tab under my header or click here. See you next time! A la prochaine!

32 comments:

  1. Such beautiful cats. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Oh they are sooooooo sweet. My daughter's cat gets in her sink too. Our animals are so much fun..hugs ~lynne~

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  3. These are all so gorgeous. My favorite though is the one of Isabella and the chandelier.
    Have you ever thought of making greeting cards with some of your cat photos? Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

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  4. Debbie, this is such a sweet post. I wish we had a pet to share. It's always fun to see what "the staff" is up to. They are truly special little fur balls.
    Have a great weekend. ~ Sarah

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  5. What great photos of your wonderful staff. Such purr-sonalities! Wish mine would stay still long enough for some photos!
    Ruth

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  6. What a cute post! My favorite is Baby Kitty with the coffee cup.

    Donna

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  7. Deb, I wish my eyes were as green as your kitty's ,just beautiful.
    xo Kathysue

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  8. Great pics Debbie! I always love to see the Staff get involved:@)

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  9. Your fur babies are such a wonderful part of you blog, Debbie! I have to smile at them & at your wit in captioning all their adorable photos. You had me laughing out loud, especially that 3rd shot!!! LOL

    Please pat each one for me? We've had several over the years but no more due to son-in-law's allergies. :-(

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  10. Debbie, such cute pictures of the kitties. Rusty was always in the sink when he was growing up until we moved in this house and he couldn't seem to jump high enough here since the counters are higher in this house. I would pick him up and put him in the sink. He would let water run across him and he would just lick it off. If we turned it off he would paw the handle wanting it back on. Enjoy the weekend. Hot and dry.

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  11. your staff is awesome and great models...

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  12. Beautiful, beautiful kitties, but I am partial to a calico...Isabella has the sweetest little face. I can't imagine life without my felines.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Debbie!

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  13. What a wonderful staff, you couldn't have asked for better! I love taking pics with my cat too, he's always curious as to what my projects are all about. Lisa ;-)

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  14. Hi Debbie!
    Your photos of your decor are all the more beautiful when featurning your lovely felines. They are all so sweet and pretty.
    I just can't get over Baby Kitty and my Gizzie. They are twins separated at birth!

    I love all your fur babies.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  15. I do so love your 'staff' Debbie! Such sweet and endearing photos. A house isn't a home without a cat or four ;o) Give 'em all a fuss from me and Sid.
    Best wishes, hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Rose H

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  16. Puuurrr!! How delightful! What would life be without our furry friends??! Guess cats & dishes are a combination.

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  17. What a cute post Debbie! I love all the pics but I have to say my favorite is Little Miss Isabella sticking her head out of the basket of flowers. There all adorable! Have a great weekend, Martina

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  18. Love seeing them all! Glad to know I am not the only one that has their "staff" show up in pictures! Now if I could get Boots to stop pulling out my peonies from the vase on the dining room table to drink the water.....aaarrggg!

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  19. Soo sweet... nice snapshots...

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  20. Debbie I love your staff and always enjoy their participation on your blog! they are really photogenic cats! Great post! hugs, Linda and Charlie says HI!!

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  21. Debbie your "staff" pictures are always wonderful and they do seem to get in on the act a lot. Great pictures. Hugs, Marty

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  22. It's always such a treat so see your decor- whether it's the pretties in your home OR the staff! They are all such adorable pets, Debbie. Wish I could have cats, but allergies say no... :-(
    hugs, Sue

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  23. Debbie, you don't have kitties, you have hams! So cute, love the pictures of your sweeties!

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  24. Debbie, I never tire of seeing your "staff". They are all so beautiful...er...sorry Baby Kitty,..handsome. I don't remember seeing the one of Isabella when she was a kitten. What a sweet photo.
    Hope you have a great weekend,
    Babs

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  25. As always I enjoy your blog but being a mother of 2 furry fans in the sewing room, I appreciate all your cat posts. They are so precious I just want to hug them! Thank you for delightful, fresh and fun posts!

    Cindee

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  26. Love the pics of your staff. They are wonderful accents in your beautiful home.

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  27. They're all beautiful cats! Love the pictures of your sweet furbabies.

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  28. My favorite is Isabella playing with the ornaments on your chandelier at Christmas. I wish that I could have a cat because I love them but everyone is allergic to them at my house.

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  29. Your cats really do know how to post, Debbie. They are so adorable!..Christine

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  30. An entire staff of movie stars...WOW! Thank your for sharing your precious little friends and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

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  31. Amazing shots and what cuties! I adore the one on the table batting at the chandy decorations. Hilarious!

    Donna

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  32. Debbie,
    Oh, dear I adore this post featuring your staff!!! I must say I am most familiar with the antics of Baby Kitty! Isabella looks much like my Maurice's mother. I don't think I'd seen any of your Ozzie...beauty, she is indeed! Kitty is Queen! We call Maurice Princess. The two of them look enough alike to have been twins! Thank you for such a delightful post. I agree, Pets enrich our lives!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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