Monday, April 11, 2011

Mid Century Cats.

Is it just me or did we see a lot of cats in art and figure in the mid century? What was the obsession with cats?  Don't get me wrong, I love them, I just wonder why some things caught on in the 60's.

Check out this mid century modern kitty (or other animal?) I brought home a couple of weeks ago.  I found it at Goodwill for $2.99.  I had to keep it.... of course right?  It has bizarre shell eyes that I think must have been added later.  I'd love to pluck them off but fear damaging the wood if I do.  I love its long neck.

Other mid-mod cats: 

Mid Century Siamese Wall Plaques $12 SOLD

Solid Brass Cats $30 

50's Kitty Cat Cocktail Glasses $65

Royal Haegar Cat Candle Holder $25
How cool is this guy?!

Mid Century Tiki Cat $20

Vintage Modernist Brass Cat Ring Holder $95

Sexton Metal Siamese Wall Art $50 

Mid Century Modern Syroco Wood Siamese Cats Wall Art $10.49 current bid

Eames Era Mid Century Cutting Board Mod Cats $49.99

Wood Witco Cat Eames Era Danish Modern $45.00

Mid Century Vitali Cat Sculpture Eames Bojesen Bauhaus $36.69 current bid

Modernist Panton Era Cat $9.99

Siamese Cat Lamp 

Mid Mod Cat Prints

If you grew up in a 50's or 60's household, do you remember any cat decor in your home? 


The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

I love cats too and have a few MCM wood kitties in my collection. Siamese cats in particular seemed to have been popular in the '60s, am wondering what tipped off the craze too!

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

How cool! I love the stylized mid-century cats.

Krazy4Mod said...

I've always wondered about the cat attraction in mcm design/decor too. I really like the one you brought home.

Sudha said...

i always wanted to know too...any idea would be great :)

Hunting Tigress said...

I was pretty young in the 60's and I don't remember having much cat decor around our house but that could be because my parents did not like cats! I do have a set of 3 white glazed ceramic or possibly chalk kittens, each in different poses which are from my childhood. I love the Mid Mod Cat prints you found on Flickr. Very cool.

Jessi said...

I was a young child in the 60's but I do remember a cat print on our living room wall that I since found out it is a Robert Jones print. I've been looking for it everywhere and found it on Pinterest here:

Now if I can only find one to buy. I love vintage!


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