Friday, May 11, 2012

Black Cat Collection

Since we have named our house The Black Cat Inn, it seemed natural to start collecting inn-like artifacts with a black cat theme. We are determined to rehabilitate and redeem the bad press this hue of feline has received, feeling we are in good company since Our Lady herself has given a new significance to the 13th day of the month.
So here is our collection to date: starting at the bottom and going counter-clockwise: ttwo signature wine bottles of Black Cat Wine, normally known as Zeller Schwartze Katz, a deliciously sweet light white wine (our house vintage, naturally!), a bottle of Black Cat Tonic which Snow White found in an antique store for us, an iron antique black cat plaque together with two cooking implements unburied on our property, a set of black cat trivets (such pieces frequently tend to appear on eBay in October, we've discovered), two prints of a long-deceased magazine from the 1900s titled The Black Cat, and lastly, a homemade menu for our "Inn," composed by our eldest daughter when she was around ten, which we couldn't resist framing. No doubt the collection will grow, as collections do, but this is the status thus far.

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