Friday, July 22, 2011

"Minou, Minou, Minou"

"Minou, Minou, Minou"

Calling all French kitties

and other felines of Blogland.

To celebrate this big boy!

Baby Kitty

is 8 years old today.

Those of us who follow along at Confessions of a Plate Addict know of Debbie's famous staff and her love of all things French. The days of actual pets living here at HFTS were long ago, but we do love a party and wanted to join in the fun.

The Plate Addict Staff is here and ready to party!

So put on your party hat and join the fun.

Our purrrr-fectly paired aristocats are here.

Lilike, the sweet Hungarian mama cat

and her little Duci are eager to join in the fun.

Our hostess today is mademoiselle Gabrielle, le chat.

She is the essence of French country style.

You can read more about Gabrielle and her French friends here.

Gabrielle has brewed cat nip tea

and filled the party bowls with crunchy treats.

This handsome Frenchy is Monsieur Alexandre.

Mademoiselle Angelique, le chat du jardin,

has a fresh bouquet for Baby Kitty.

Bijou has filled her baskets

with Baby Kitty's favorite crunchy, kitty treats.

Sadly this dearest of kitties arrivied en détresse.

In a rush to join the group

~ catastrophe! ~

Her pretty little head crashed to the floor.

How's that for a "blogging blooper", Susan?

Her wobbly head was an accident waiting to happen!

I think she looks like a piece of MacKenzie-Childs,

but actually she's just a copycat

and was a thrifty Goodwill find.

Not that her pedigree makes us

any less sad about this unfortunate accident.

Angelique and Alexandre quickly rushed to her

aide and put the pieces back together again.

Just like Humpty Dumpty!

So the paw-ty could go on as planned!

Tuna cake for the Birthday Boy.

Solid Light Tuna

Only the best for you, Baby Kitty!



It's time for a Kitty Cat Linky Party!

Click here to join

Confessions of a Plate Addict

for the big party.

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The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Oh you have purrfectly wonderful kitties!! Enjoyed seeing them!

  2. This is going to be a very exciting party for Baby Kitty.
    Just look at all your friends wishing him well.


  3. Baby Kitty will have a wonderful party! Cute post!

  4. Sarah,
    So sorry about your ~CATastrophe~ dear! You have a lovely collection of "cats"! A purr~fect party, I'd say!

  5. Oh, Satrah! What a wonderful collection of French kitties you have! And the staff looks so festive in their party hats! So sorry about your cat-astrophe! Baby Kitty says meow-ci for the tuna cake! Thanks so much for coming to Baby Kitty's par-tay and for the birthday wishes! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  6. Love it, what a fun post. Lets Party!

  7. Sarah..............Your birthday party is sooooo french. Your collection of French Kitties is fabulous. What a great party planner your are. Your vignettes are beautiful and and the stories so adorable. They make me smile while reading them. I'm so sorry one of your dearest kitties met with and unfortunate accident. I think kitty looks just fine after her repair, and she holds her own with the Herend Kitties of high society. Adorable
    je l'aime!

    The French Hutch

  8. Sarah, How darling. I love Gabrielle's sweet face. Her friends are precious and I'm so sorry about the cat-astrophe. Poor thing,
    Thanks for sharing your French kitties. You are so creative.
    Love your post,

  9. Sarah, I love LOVE your Herend kitties. So let the party begin ... too cute! & what fun!

    Happy PS weekend.
    TTFN ~

  10. That is the mostest wonderful catnip tea - thank mew so much for serving that for Baby Kitty's party! I have mosteest certainly enjoyed my visit with you Gabriella!!



  11. What a puuurrrrrfect post. Happy Birthday Kitty!

  12. Sarah, thanks for visiting. No I didn't do the pillow on the bed, but when I saw it in a little shop while visiting my parents in Fayettville TN, I knew I had to have it. I think it was the most I'd ever spent on a pillow. $99, for me that is a lot of money for a pillow, but I've continued to use it all over my home and still love it.

  13. Dear Sarah,
    as a cat lover my heart jumped up and down when I see your cute party. Oh my, oh my, what darling cats. So sorry that I have no party post for little Baby Kitty to link in.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  14. Your les chats look so purr-ty for the party! Beautiful collection as always!

  15. This is just about the most adorable thing I've seen. All of your kitties are wonderful and your party favors are fabulous. Loved the post. Hugs, Marty

  16. Like your faux kitties, real ones creep me out! Will I ever be able to eat tuna again? :)

  17. I love all your pretty kitties... they are so sweet in their party ware,,,, have a great weekend.


  18. Great post Sarah,
    I love any excuse to see your special Q pieces.
    Happy Pink Saturday.

  19. How fun! That can of tuna cracked me up. BRAVO on a great post, Sarah!

  20. O, Sarah girl, you ALWAYS come up with the cutest posts for these amazing parties. I LOVED that tuna...too cute.

    I don't have a single kitty cat in my whole house so i couldn't party with ya'll. :(

  21. Very cute post! And of course what really caught my eye was the Courtly Check pedestal cake platter - to die for!! And that cat certainly does look like an MC piece (someone did a good job of copying the patterns!)

  22. Hi Sarah, Your kitty collection is so cute! What an adorable post, love the candles on the can of tuna! Hope you're having a great weekend, Mary :O)

  23.'re killin' me here...LOL...."tuna cake"...LOL...
    Thank goodness it was only a MC "copycat" and not the pricey real stuff.
    You have made my evening with your creative flair. And this all from a grown have truly made me chuckle with this post.

  24. Happy Pink Saturday Sarah Sweetie...
    Oh my goodness what a simply delightful and purrrfect share today. I love the cat most of all. Now that is downright clever. Leave it to you to come up with something SO precious. I love it. Candle and all.

    Sorry to hear about the headcident. What a shame, whether it be a goodwill find or the real thing. Glued back together just like Humpty Dumpty. I Love it, and she has such character now. You did a great job.

    Mademoiselle Gabrielle is simply gorgeous. The hostess with the mostess. I love her party hat, and her little scarf is so elegant. Even remembered the cat nip tea.

    Simply delightful Sarah. Simply delightful. Thank you for allowing me to attend as well this evening. I had a grand time at Hyacinths for the Soul this evening. Many hugs and much love from Phoenix, Sherry

  25. What a great collection Sarah - goodness I'm almost CATatonic just looking at them all, lol!!!!

    I miss my kitty still, even though she's been gone so long - we had her with us 21 years!

    A fun post - I just want to know where you stash all your amazing collections.....and I'm wondering what you'll wow us with next!

    Happy weekend - Mary

  26. Love love love this post. Our Regan was most upset by the unfortunate accident that befell The sweet girl with the fish. He's glad that all her pieces were still there. He says that when he knocks things over, he swipes a piece just so his missus can't put humpty back together again! Charming! xo marlis

  27. Happy Birthday Kitty! Your blog post is delightful!!

  28. Sarah~ Your collection of delightful felines are the cat's meow! So sorry about your CATastrophe~ what a wonderful copycat she is too! It's been 6 years since we've had kitties to keep us company~ I still miss having one (or two :-), maybe one day when we move permanently to the lake~

  29. What a paw-some paw-ty!!!
    I love all your pieces and the poem you highlighted!!!!!
    Hope you have a fantastic week!

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  30. oh how adorable was all that! my cheeks hurt from smiling~ as a mother to many feline this was CUTE CUTE CUTE!

  31. how sweet. Adore kitty cats....having had 10 as family members.
    Love all the non-real kitties too.
    Happy birthday to adorable Kitty!
    Hugs, Evi

  32. Such clever ideas for Baby Kitty's party. I'm so sorry about the broken headed kitty. He was probably racing to get a bite of that tuna cake. All of them are cute, cute, cute. laurie

  33. Your collection is such a unique. Those cat with fish art looks fabulous and really very best to use in kids birthday party. Awesome arrangement.

  34. Sarah:

    You've got me chuckling! I love this post. At first I just thought, of course you have a cat collection. You have so many collections, but I must say I was truly entertained.

    - The Tablescaper

  35. sad your kitty tea pot head broke, but you did awonderful job re-pairing it! I'm sorry I missed thsi party as I am a cat lover and my big fluffy guy Bo would have loved a blog post about himself :) I loved all your cat collectibles, Sarah!

  36. Oh my, I am sorry about the "blogging blooper". She does look like a piece of MacKenzie-Childs. I went to the MKC barn sale a couple weeks ago, and you can see my haul on my blog :-)

    Glad baby kitty had a wonderful party! You are a special momma :-)

  37. Happy bithday to Baby Kitty !What a lovely collection of cats !I love Mademoiselle Gabrielle !Have a good week-end,it is raining a lot in Paris just now !!


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