Since the day I moved into this house I have wanted to do something decorative with this windowsill above the bathtub.
Our cat Otis used to sit in this window, so I never put anything in it before now. But he's getting older and hasn't jumped in this window for quite a while, so I thought it was safe to finally stick something up there.
It was just shouting out for some bright glass items.
This is a pressed glass milk or juice pitcher.
And two fairly similar vases.
A Reese Chemical Company bottle that says for external use only and to use 4 times a day. But I don't see where it tells you what the medicine was.
A Wyeth bottle with the
eyewash stopper attached.
A small bottle and two more vases.
Two Hazel Atlas Chevron pattern beauties. I assume this smaller one is a creamer,
but not sure what the larger one would be. Milk pitcher maybe? Juice?
Oh, and I was dead wrong about the cat. As soon as he saw me fussing around up there he decided that he wanted to claim it again.
Picture a cat jumping toward the window only to realize mid-way through said jump that there was no room to land. Thus having to contort his body in an unnatural manor and land in the bathtub. Luckily it was not filled with water.
So my blue glass arrangement lasted about ten minutes before I had to move it for its own safety. Now it's back to being a cat shelf. Was pretty while it lasted.
Does anyone else have that problem - you have to decorate your house around your animals?
Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch)
Greetings, Pam! I am finally getting around to my favorite blogs after being offline so long with my laptop problems! I LOVE the blue bottles and pitchers up on the window sill -- too bad your kitty had to reclaim it! I will have to go and read some of your older posts to catch up! Hope you and your hubby have been well.
Wanda @ Just Vintage
Too funny! Those darn cats! Otis will show you who's getting older. So there! Hrmph. LOL Well, you got to enjoy the sun shining through the beautiful blue glass for a few minutes, anyway.
And yes, I have to decorate around my cat, too. Only her thing is tee-teeing on rugs. Or clothes that have fallen in the floor. Or anything fabric that fell on the floor. Or the carpet in the one carpeted room. I finally moved the litter box in the room near where she preferred to go. That worked for a little while then I changed the litter. Everything was all clean and fresh and she stopped using it. So today I tried pee pads. Sure enough. She used one. What we do for our furbabies.
Your glassware is so lovely. My dog likes to scratch the upholstery on my couch and loveseat. When she passes away I get to buy a new set. She's almost 17 years old and healthy as can be. I'd rather have her, tho.
Oh, cats are so goofy! I have two, they do the same sort of thing. Your cobalt blue glassware is really pretty! And it really was a perfect window for the glass... but I wouldn't want anything to get broken.
Yep...cats are like that..:)))
Beautiful window, beautiful glassware and beautiful cat.
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Your blue glassware is simply beautiful in that window. And, that tree through the window is gorgeous.
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I love that blue color! It was indeed very pretty while it lasted.
I have two cats, and what they will or will not eat/destroy/knock over/step on definitely determines a lot of our decor! Changing IT is easier than changing THEM.
Oh, yes it happens here too. Decorate around the cat. As he has gotten older,there is less he can jump up on. I use that museum sticky stuff in places he can get to. That would work on your window sill, but actually the cat looks pretty good there! What we give up for our animals! Love them.
Sherry @ No Minimalist Here
Hi Pam, The blue glass in the window was stunning...too bad you had to move it so quickly. I don't have pets but do grandkids count? Thanks for joining my party.
Just last evening I was bemoaning this same issue! I cannot have pretty vignettes on tables nor can I display anything in my windows. I too love cobalt glass and have been collecting it for years but the current batch of furbabies prevent me from displaying them in windows like I used to. I never had a problem before with my other furbabies but this crew marches to a different drummer! Oh yes, I definitely make decorating decisions based on the habits of my pets.
Oh, yes. Cat is laying next to my keyboard as I type, and dog is at my feet. Everything I do (or don't do...) is with them in mind. But what would I do without them...my house would be prettier, but not nearly as cozy. 🙂
Sarah @ Modern Country Style
Our cats constantly try and trample over my keybouard as I type!!!
Your blue bottles look so pretty up there....and I bet when the sun streams through it must look dazzling!
Pam of Eastlake Victorian
There's nothing prettier than blue glass in a window! Too bad Otis had different ideas. 🙂 Cats are so crazy that way. They always notice something different. As for decorating with the cats in mind...all I've ever done was decorate around the cats! No breakables out, no candles lit, upholstered chairs all scratched up, no tabelcloths with anything on them that I wouldn't mind flying off the table along with the tablecloth and the cat... Cats rule us! Ha ha!
Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes
I had a feeling that the cat would be back on his perch when he saw the decorations! LOL!!!
the blue glassware looked so lovely. But I had to laugh, because I have two dogs and can't even change me sheets because they are always in the bed. but they are worth the trouble.
thanks for your well wishes regarding my fall!
Sooo beautiful!! I LOVE blue glass!! And yes, my cats are constantly breaking my things: they are far worse than my kids! :S
I'm finally getting over here from some comments you made at my blog. Thank you. I've been slow at catching up. Your blog is sooo beautiful: I'm sad I missed it up to now!!!
Yes, I have to be very careful in the past three years since we added a dog to the family. He chases the cat onto surfaces she never thought of jumping on before. I love blue glass, oh, your collection is stunning. I love it.
Poor Otis. I'll bet the landing wasn't too graceful.
I love the Wyeth bottle. Very pretty display, Pam....while it lasted. :o)