Saturday, June 14, 2008

Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens.

It's Show and Tell Monday!

These are a few of my favorite things! Like Pink Fridays at Make Mine Pink!Visit us this friday for all things related to tea parties!
Well I stopped at a yard sale today. I spent $19.00 and I bought several things. A David Dart suit for my girlfriend Rebecca and another little suit in a purple gause. It will be great for the summer..also for Rebecca. I got a bust of a Flamico dancer. (She needs a little work on her forhead.)A really beautiful silver cigar band ring and my favorite of the whole sale a box of old buttons.

I just can't resist that old jar or cookie tin filled with old buttons.I feel like a child .Sitting on the bed sorting and looking at them.

The colors and shapes. are soothing and pleasant to me, I know you know what I'm talking about.

When life gets tough and the endless complaining about the economy gets to me I am grateful that a $2 box of buttons can bring me so much pleasure.

This is a rare photo. Her name is Lulah. Every time I point the camera at her she runs and hides so I never get shots of her.
Jewels on the other hand poses for pictures.He is the orange and white kitty in the slide show.
I live in an apartment (the building is pink.Can you believe I just realized that!ha ha ha Oh Inka!) It isn't really busy on my street but it is
Jewels is big on hunting, actually gathering he always brings his catch up alive. I have gotten very good at catching mice and the like and putting them out on the balcony to save them from cat games.
One night last year my cat Jewels and I heard this meowing. Little tiny "meeeuuus." But when ever I ran down the stairs to try and see where it was coming from. It stopped.

I finally gave up trying to find it and went to bed. Then at about 3 a.m. I heard some very loud screaming kitty sounds.I ran down stairs in my night gown to see what on earth was going on and there was Jewels with something in his mouth.

The little creature was kicking him in the head but he wouldn't let go of the catch. I shouted at him to put it down and there she was as tiny as a mouse. She was in full on Halloween cat mode. Every little hair on her tiny body standing on end all the way to the tip of her tail.She bolted.
Jewels stayed down stairs all night.he is such a loving creature.But when it was time for breakfast he gave up and came upstairs. Don't think that cat will ever miss a meal.
I heard the meowing and went down stairs one more time. This time she was so hungry and tired she let me pick her up.She was no bigger than the palm of my hand and skinny. I think she was about 5 weeks old.I brought her upstairs and gave her watered down cat food. She had little tiny teeth so she could eat. I thought I would find her a home.

Well you know how this story ends. I named her Tallulah after Tallulah Bankhead because she was so dramatic.Her name got shortened to Lulah.
That was just too much name for such a tiny little girl.
She got that round kitty look in a couple days and was healthy. She still won't let me touch her. But lately she has been coming into my bed at about 3am to get some cuddles. Once in a great while I get to pet her. She loves Jewels and comes when he calls her. Sometimes I have to tell him to leave her alone. He cleans her so much she will get soaking wet from licking.( I could hardly type that it was making me laugh so hard) So sweet.I'm patient and giving her all the time she needs.
This is a great lesson for me in business.Be patient and my business will warm up as well. Give it all the time it needs. But most of all don't get so crazy trying to make it happen that I lose sight of the joy in a $2 box of old buttons.

See you for tea on Friday!


Noelle Garrett Designs said...

First you had me with the buttons, then you pulled at my heart with the beautiful little baby, and brought it all together as only you can. I am reminded to not lose sight of why I began this journey in the first place. It will come around in time. . . . all things do, even Lulah.


Lilli Blue said...

yes even Lulah!LOL

Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

Ahhh, what a wonderful story about little Lulah. She is a sweetheart and will come around in time, no doubt.
Thank you for her story and the $2 buttons.

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...


Thanks for sharing us lovely stories about your cats. Hope you have a great week ahead!

Pei Li

Michelle M. May said...

Ok, now I've stopped singing the "be our guest" song from Cottage Violets blog and I'm now singing this song, which is one of my all time favorite songs, which will now remain in my head all day long. Then you talk about the buttons. Love buttons especially for $2! Lucky, lucky! Then you talk about these adorable babies and tell us a great story of Lulah. Boy, this was an enjoyable post!


Lisa said...


I so look forward to your "Show and Tell Monday" posts. Always imaginative and fun. Love the buttons and adore your sweet Lulah.


Cottage Flair said...

Don't you just love when you find a whole bunch of treasures for a great price?! I get such a thrill from that!

Susan said...

Love the tale of the tails!!!
And...yes...that $2 box of buttons can bring so much you need is love...sing it with me!!! All you need is love...ya...da..da..da..da...

Susan (dutchrose)

Inka Thomas said...

Oh Lilli,
I just loved your stories and I remember as a little girl my Grandmother used to entertain me with her button tin. I just loved to dig through all the colors,textures and shapes. Yes I do know what you are talking about. Lifes simple pleasures.

Craft Diva said...

oh, debra....i love that story. so heartwarming and so poignant for someone like me...someone who is not so very patient. look at that precious lulah. and she just loves the guy that rescued her...her hero! and to think that we could ever lose sight of our buttons...

Patricia said...

That was one of the best short stories! You really pulled me in and kept me enthralled.
Do you submit any of this to magazines? Your writing in incredible.


Susie said...

Lilli, You really have the knack for show and tell! Loved the buttons. I am a button nut and never can pass them up. The story of the little pipsqueak cat was adorable. She came to the right home for sure.
The Polka Dot Rose

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

What great finds and what a great cat story! I loved them both. I grew up with cats and they were always full of surprises! Always made me smile!

gail said...

Hi Lilli,,, Lullah is so sweet. I am glad she got a good home. Thanks for sharing her story. You make such a wonderful point! All things in there time.... pink hugs, gail

Silena said...

Love the story of your little Lulah...It's these wonderful little heartwarming stories of pets, babies and loved ones that fill our hearts with love and hope! A little new family member, Lulah will grow with care and affection to be a great asset in your the way, I love buttons, too...isn't this true of all of us here at MMP?

Theresa said...

Your buttons, what a great find. It's the simple things right? Lulah is a cutey too. But I love, love, love what you did with that hat. What a creation!!!
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Debbie said...

Awww...what a sweet story...and Lulah is adorable!

Pink hugs,

PS: I love to find a horde of buttons too! :)

SoCal Helene said...

Lilli, Lulah is just too cute for words! Thank goodness Jewels brought her home
to your loving home, he should have a gold star!

Sisters Gift Company

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

Lullah is SOOO worthy a Princess! I love your stories and your collections and the way you string your words together Lilli! I always enjoy my visits to your lil bloggity corner...makes my hear sing....=0] xoxo