Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mid-Century 1960's Cat Bank

This is slightly too 60's for me, but thought it might look nice with Mom's rimini blue Bitossi bird...

These ceramic and/or pressed cellulose banks were popular when I was a kid, I'm sure I had at least one of them.

And for $10-$15 I would have snagged it...

But $55 where the bid ended?

No thanks!!

Forgot to bid on a pair of pink lamps. I know, I should use a snipe program, but I usually remember...

But what I really want are the same pair of lamps Mom had in the master bedroom, you know, like the perfect pink pair I saw, and didn't bid on because I didn't think I'd want them so bad? Moms were a dark green. These were pink, like the bedroom wall color. Exactly the kind Mom had in a better color:

Why didn't I buy them??? Now I scan eBay lamp auctions in hopes of finding another pair. They are not valuable or expensive, but I've only seen this design twice. They are an Asian style, like I said, not popular at all. But I'm sure I'll never find them in pink again, which is exactly what I need. Sigh.

If you ever come across a pair exactly like these, please let me know.

Oh gosh! My blog was two years old yesterday. Happy blog Birthday to me!

Happy Saturday!


  1. Yes - Happy blog birthday to you!!
    I truly hope you find your pink lamps some day. I have a thing about lamps, myself - so I totally understand. If it were only up to me, I would not have a single lamp in the house that was not vintage and beautiful.
    I LOVE that cat bank!! Oh, my gosh, it is fabulous. But I couldn't afford to pay $55 for it. Sheesh. I'll keep looking at thrift stores, and for good deals on eBay, thank you very much.
    Best of luck to you in your searches!

  2. Happy Blog Birthday! My first b-day (or blogiversary) is next month!

    I'm not really a cat person, but I do think the bank is cute..not $55.00 cute, but still. The lamps are awesome! The shade of pink is super.
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Congrats on your two years! I know how much work it is maintaining a blog, especially when you post as frequently as you do, so that's quite a feat.

    The cat was cute and would have looked great with the bird, but I agree that $55 is outrageous. I would have pulled out of the bidding too.

    I'll keep an eye out for the pink lamps. I know how it is when you really want something and can't locate it at a decent price.

  4. That cat bank sure is cute! Sometimes once I see one thing I like, I keep seeing it pop up. Maybe because once you notice something, your eye is trained to spot it. Good luck finding the perfect pair of lamps.

  5. THe cat rocks...guess I like the 60s stuff. I hope you find those pink lamps. :) I loved your rant post. THat was a great idea! xoxo

  6. Happy Blog Birthday!

    Oh those lamps are beautiful I find so many I love on US ebay but they always charge something like $100 just for shipping :o( If I see those I'll let you know!

  7. Thanks everyone!

    The lamps will come along, I'm sure... Maybe... They are not rare, that Asian style not popular so I can get them for an affordable price...

    But the first pair I ever saw was last year or so, and the seller had a Buy It Now of $200 on them!!!

    No freaking way! They are $20 lamps!!

  8. That cat bank is rather cute!! I wouldn't mind owning one of them. But for $55 HECK NO!
    I am sure in my thrift store travels I will end up coming across something like this in the next 2 years or so. LOL

    The lamps are delighful. I hope you find another set.

  9. I really like that cat bank strange really of me i know its rather quirky ;-)) Happy birthday to you thats great what a lot of posts that must be. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Dee x

  10. Happy blog birthday!
    And oh... I so want that cat! :(

  11. Very cool lamps, I hope you come across an other pair of the perfect lamps soon!! Seek and ya' shall find;)

    Happy blog birthday!!!

  12. If you buy it and don't like it you'll forget you have it, if you don't buy it and you liked it, you remember it for years to come.

    Happy Birthday to your Blog. It's very cool.

  13. Happy Blog Birthday!! I'll keep my eyes open for the lamps for you!!

  14. Happy blog birthday, indeed!

    I love that cat. Blue and green are my favorite colors, so maybe that's why it appeals to me. And I love the design, look of it.

  15. Aw, congrats on 2 years of bloggy bliss! I hope you find the lamps of your dreams!

  16. I like the kitty bank, he would look so groovy with my decor, I'm mostly turquoise. I do NOT need any more bric-a-brac though.

  17. I thought I had found your pink lamps, but no. They weren't the same. :(

  18. Oh gosh, I appreciate the effort! I scour eBay for lamps every few days, so I have that pretty well covered. It's OK if I never get them, I mostly regret that I didn't get THESE when I had the chance. Sigh.

  19. Hi - I'm afraid don't know how to e-mail you directly. I wanted to ask whether I might have your permission to use the picture of the cat bank in this post on my blog? I would link to your blog in the post. Please let me know.
    Thank you. Heidi