Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thrifty Thursday: Flocked kitty toys


I continue to hit the local thrift stores (one store in particular). Do any of you remember Calico Critters (also known as Sylvanian Families)? They are little flocked animals with joints and clothing.

When I was about 11 or 12, my dad gave me one he bought as a gift during a business trip. It's special to me because my dad rarely bought me anything--it was usually my mom--and I liked that it was a "dad" cat.

It's showing its age, but I still love it.

I recently found three "kittens" and thought they would make a good family.

Now my dad cat has some company on the shelf. :-)

11 comments:

amyjtoo said...

Adorable! I think I've seen a ceramic version under the same name? But not these.

The Rosie Bee said...

What a sweet memory (and kitty)! Thank you for sharing. :)

Eastside Cats said...

What a precious kitty daddy, and from your own dad! Love the kittens; I too would proudly display that sweet family. And yes, I love thrift shopping!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Awww...they are a cute family. That was a great find.

Greg_1948 said...

I remember them but that is about all I can say. At least I can remember something!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

My human doesn't remember those flocked kittens... she is probably a little older than you are. Because if she had known about them, she would have been all over them!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...
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Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I used to have those as a kid. I really liked them

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

You may not be dating your self as much as you think. I bought these for my 23 year old grand daughter. They are still available in the UK.
I always wanted one of the cat families and a house!

Sasha, Sami, & Saku said...

I have never seen those, but they are adorable! Great find.

Goldie Goodwin said...

So cute! Amazing that you found the kittens.

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