Lorelei, Grant and Katie's differing interests speak through the way they choose to display Cat's Meows in their homes.
Not-So-Secret #1 – “Collect any of the Cat’s Meows that bring fond memories or pride and your displays will forever bring you back to those places! Friends and guests will ask you about those places and share in your stories about them.”
Lorelei has been adding to her Cat’s Meow collection for over 20 years. She is Boston born and raised and uses Cat’s Meows to keep the connection.
“I moved south of the city when I married,” says Lorelei, “I will always be a Bostonian! I am also proud of our history here in Boston. The Boston collection keeps this close to me.”
Her collection of Cape Cod lighthouses reminds her of all the summers she’s spend on the Cape. In Lorelei’s words, “these keep me going through our sometimes harsh winters.”
Of her collection, Lorelei comments, “They really add that special touch to my home décor.”
Not-So-Secret #2 – Use Cat’s Meows in a model train layout.
Grant picks up Cat’s Meows from places he and his wife have visited. Says Grant, “Each one has a story, which makes a great conversation piece.”
Model trains have been Grants passion for over 50 years. And while redecorating their house, he decided the Cat’s Meows would be a great addition to his model train layout.
When asked about his favorite Cat’s Meows, Grant quickly replied, “They are the Cat’s Meow honoring the 9-11 events. As a first responder/Chaplain to the Pentagon, they remind me of what an honor it was to be part of that event.”
Grant’s even took the next step, and added their own home to the collection. Now their house is miniaturized and memorialized in a Cat’s Meow! SEE HOW HE DID IT
Not-So-Secret #3 – Cat’s Meows are like adult toys. You can build yourself a Village and elect yourself the honorary mayor!
Katie bought her first Cat’s Meows in a quilting store years ago.
Says Katie, “Recently I have been buying new ones and my inspiration is the fictitious village of Three Pines which I discovered when I read Louise Penny's books which take place in Three Pines in Canada.”
She sets them up the way she imagines Three Pines would look. “I do the village in winter (Christmas) and have different pieces I add to the village for summer,” continues Katie.
Her final thought comes with a smile, “Friends and family enjoy seeing my Village when they come to visit.” And that’s the beauty of Cat’s Meows! They’re home décor, memory keepers, and conversation starters.
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