Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday kittens and yes, of course, flea market

Skinny mama and the kittens are doing quite well today. What I didn't mention the other day - the kittens have been with their mama all along and she has been feeding them - but apparently she hasn't been producing enough milk to still their hunger and that is where I come into the picture - additional meals. For her and  for them.


Here they are taking some sun (and a bit of lunch) today. Skinny mama lying in the shade - the big tabby behind her is 'Mr. Babysitter' - he seems to have quite a thing for kittens. He was constantly watching over the first litter and is now taking a big interest in these three, when they come out of the nest.

I did go to the flea market, inbetween kitty breakfast and kitty lunch.And I even found some goodies...


This could be a mountain goat horn tip. Was probably part of a Bavarian charivari - an assortment of Bavarian charms a man would wear with his lederhosen.


Some gorgeous green opalite Czech glass beads.

A tiny vintage buckle and an assortment of antique buttons in glass and brass. 


A strand of etched agate beads - love the color and the matte surface.


And then I found these three vintage display boxes - a rare find. Usually the sellers at the flea market keep these for themselves. They are perfect for storing and displaying finished jewelry.

Hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday and thank you for visiting!

14 comments:

sharon said...

Beautiful finds at the flea today Renate......love those etched beads and the cases...WOW!!!

I don't know how you get anything done Renate with those cuties around....I'd be playing all day!

Valerianna said...

Great stuff, and the kittens are looking sweeter by the day!

Laura A. said...

Those kittens are looking much healthier thanks to their mama and human mama. And apparently their adopted dad!

Your finds today are wonderful. Your flea markets have much better "stuff" than mine do that's for sure!

PS. Next time your over on my blog Renate, how about email me your snail mail address, okay? Just look at the view complete profile. Thanks.

lilylovekin said...

The cases are a great find, you are lucky. It is so good to see your stash of goodies and to have you back. Best of luck with the kitties.

mairedodd said...

nick wants the kittens! what a beautiful picture - sunshine and eating out of a bowl... the flea market finds are fabulous! love all of it...

Prairie Emporium said...

Looks like you had a great day for the flea market, and love the jewelry displays.
Cute kittens, I love cats of all sizes.
Have a great week.

Luthien said...

how sweet! looks like cats and owner alike had a great day!! i'm always amazed at what you can find at fleas ... you are an amazing "hunter" :)

Barry said...

R- those etched beads just look like they are filled with rust - I could get into beads? The cats are looking well - filling out - lucky they have you. Go well. B

sundownbeaddesigns said...

How cute? The kitties lounging in the sun. Wow! What a great haul at the flea market! Love the horn and the antique buttons are to die for.

Cindy said...

Renate, I really love that first shot of the whole cat family. It's as if you posed them for the perfect picture - two at the bowls, one walking along, the Mama lying in the shade, and Mr. Kitty overseeing it all. I love that shot. I can really see the difference between the cats now and when the kittens were so tiny in their box.... your tender love and care has really made a difference!
Your flea market finds are great, especially the old buckle and buttons!

steufel said...

Oh Renate, ich bin mal wieder hin und weg von Deinen Funden! Und wie schön, dass es den Kleinen gut geht. Und ist das Wetterchen nicht der Hammer?!

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

That mountain goat horn is an amazing find!

Studio Sylvia said...

Although I haven’t left a previous comment, I have been following the development of your gorgeous and cute bundle of energy. They are growing so quickly, obviously due to your caring nurturing, Renate. Love those Opalite beads, a wonderful colour. The horn is a wonderful piece too. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment on my blog.

Inge said...

Ich bin ein Katzenfan und finde, dass es nichts süsseres als Katzenbabys gibt. Ich muß unbedingt mal wieder auf einen Flohmarkt, unglaublich was für tolle Funde du da immer machst. Die Achate sind traumhaft. Liebe Grüße und einen schönen und farbenfrohen Herbst, Inge