5.17.2012

Thankful Thursday


Kip chows down using his new cat bowl
When I started feeding the cats wet food I didn’t have a proper food bowl, let alone five of them, so I used my fine bone china saucers.  After a little while I decided this would not do and went in search of the perfect cat bowls.  This led me to the fantastically talented Melissa Brown, a ceramic artist who hails from California.  

Look Jimmy, it's a parcel from America!!!

I found a beautiful cat bowl on her Etsy shop; blue for boys, with an adorable bird buddy sitting on the rim.   

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The design was already cat tested and approved by her beautiful kitty Rudy the Red and is the perfect weight to prevent them from being nosed all over the kitchen floor.

My bowl isn't moving, how about yours? ...nom, nom, nom

I asked Melissa to make five of these bowls for me and also if she could think of a way to personalize them for my fellas.   

Five bowls for five boys!

Melissa creates all of her ceramics with “Only my hands and a few simple tools”, she designed and embellished a different stamp for the centre of each bowl that declares each cat’s initial... C, B, A, J, K!

K is for Kip :-)

Not only are the bowls beautiful and functional but Melissa has made each one a unique piece for my cats and I just love them. 
 
Ben and his new bowl

Thank you so much Melissa!!!!

Kip waits to see if Casper will finish all his dinner

All of us love your beautiful bowls :-)

34 comments:

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Bootiful bowls, in need of extra nommy food!!

Sparkle said...

Those are awesome bowls! Do you know that we get fed in PAPER bowls!? How embarrassing!

Katie Isabella said...

Those are truly beautiful and I love that they have their initials in them too.

Mom said that Admiral and Robin, bedore Admiral) had to eat out of paper plates! She worked her 12 hr shift rotation and didn't want to wash additional dishes. That was so wrong because how log does it take to wash *a* dish? So when I came to live with her, she bought three beautiful dishes for me. So when one is soiled and she hasn't washed it yet, she has others to choose from. Poor Admiral and Robin. xox

The Monkeys said...

Those are gorgeous bowls! Mommy has only ONE real ceramic cat bowl for us so we have to use HER dishes. She really should check out that Etsy store.

Marg said...

Those are gorgeous dishes and it is so much easier to feed the wet food with dishes like that. We use some dishes that the neighbor threw out. LOL. They work just fine. Hope all of you have a great day.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We love those dishes - enquiring minds want to know if they ever change bowls mid nom?
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Rene said...

Oh those are just beautiful.

Fuzzy Tales said...

OMC, they're gorgeous! If we had bowls like that, our mom would say they're too nice for us to eat from. LOL.

Brian said...

Those are beautiful and I can see why you enjoy them so much!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Etsy is a real treasure trove! Those are lovely bowls!

Purrs,
The Chans

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We loves your dishes with the birdies! And they are perfect for kitties cuz they don't scrunch up the whiskers when one eats, too!

Random Felines said...

those are lovely!!! and we love the stamp...

LP said...

Beautiful bowls for beautiful boys! Cat, you have a knack for finding the nicest things :)


the critters in The Cottage xo

Madi and Mom said...

OMC you Fab 5 are the only kitties I know with personalized bowls.
They are all beautiful and the color is so manly!!

Melissa is quite talented.
Hugs Madi and Mom

melissa said...

It's me...Melissa, the cat bowl maker....blushing :-) Thank you all for your kind words! I'll have to add the comment that "they are perfect for kitties cuz they don't scrunch up the whiskers when one eats" to the description in my shop! This was such a fun project....thank you again Cat...glad the boys are enjoying their bowls!

Repositório said...

=)

Nerissa said...

Those bowls are QUITE beautiful!

Catherine said...

I love these bowls! What kitty wouldn't want to eat out of them! Cute cute!
xo Catherine

CCL Wendy said...

Wow! You really go all out for your boys! I have ceramic bowls for my kitties, but these are works of art!

I just adore handmade pottery -- I'll have to take a look at Melissa's stuff.

I'm sure their food tastes all the better because it's served up so nicely. All the love that went into those bowls, combined with your own must make for a mighty fine feast!

ABBY said...

Those are beautiful.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Clooney said...

Wow, those are just fabulous! Love them! (Tiri passes a hi to Archie xo)

The Island Cats said...

Those are great bowls! You find the coolest stuff, our mom says!!

Cory said...

OMC those are so cool! I bet your food tastes better in those bowls!!!

Oui Oui said...

Those bowls look beautiful, and nice and heavy. Oui Oui personally tests bowls by sitting on the sides and seeing if they tip over. It looks like those would "stand up" to Oui and not tip!

Natalie said...

Those are beautiful bowls! I love the stamped initials in the inside.

Giancarlo said...

felice giornata...ciao

meowmeowmans said...

Those are wonderful! Melissa is so talented. How neat that each bowl is individualized for each of your boys. :)

Hugs to you all, dear friends!

Purrfect Haven said...

these are beautiful... we have gone and linked on facebook... wondering if she ships to England. Your felines are stunning.... a happy visit all round! Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

maggie @ Shelter Cats said...

The bowls are really beautiful. I love the birds and the initial stamps.

Tamago said...

I love the bowls!! And I definitely the idea of personalizing it!! My boys eat from each other's bowls, but still it's nice to have their own :-)

looloo said...

Hello, Cat,

I have a heep of deep plates, made for human purposes, but I never use them for human beings, because I noticed people think it is disgusting to eat from plates used by animals before... But we do have a really performing dish-washer, and I always think "if you think plates used by animals are not clean once they have been washed by the dish-washer, how could you think the plates YOU used are clean???" But, I guess you know, the best thing to do is to play the game on one side and on the other side just love your kids to death!

I am so glad you added Rio to the A-team! :-) She (eh, up to now I thought it was a "he") is beautiful!

Smoochies to the boys and girl,
looloo

Kathy said...

Your beautiful cats deserve fine dining cat bowls! I'm sure they will agree with me! tee hee hee

I just want to scratch each one of them behind the ear, your photos are so good! And Princess Rio needs a belly rub for being so good in a house of felines! :)
Kathy

Rumpydog said...

they are adorable bowls.. Melissa is quite talented!

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