Welcome to the COZY COTTAGE. This is the furever home of the memory of Miss Peach, our 18 year old Devon Rex angel kitty. I am Miss Hunny Bunny, she asked me to pour you a cuppa catmint tea as you read our old fashion mewsings about this and that. Please come by often...one lump or two? Now our precious Hunny Bunny is also an angel cat...please let me be your hostess at the cozy cottage...my name is Miss Hope.

Remember...only in our tomorrows will we realize what we had in our yesterdays.

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Our Twin Cities Kitties SHAGGY and SCOUT have guessed it exactly!!!  $259!!! conCATulations!!!!

 Do I look lovely on mommies new carpet? It covers up the ratty brown wall to wall stuff that we just can't manage to replace...oh kitties are we ever doing the happy dance at the cozy cottage!
 I just love it....soft and beautiful just like me!  This carpet is the most expensive item mommy has ever come home with from our Goodwill.  It seems to be around 40 years old and has probably been in storage for most of that time.  It had a moving company sticker on it from overseas so we think it might have belonged to a service member.  Many years ago mommy brought just such a carpet over here from Germany.  It was her dream carpet and she cherished it...but she had to give it away.  Now the good Lord has rewarded her with one that is even prettier than the one she lost so long ago.
 We never go to Goodwill on Mondays (senior Day 20%off) and that is when we found it.  It is in perfect condition and the fringes are bright white still!  Amazing!
 Mommy did this search in eBay for a comparable and she found HER carpet!  Yes you read right $3000-3500 is the price she remembers paying for hers...she was so blessed when she read the GW price tag...we won't tell you what it is but whoever guesses closest without going over will win a small prize!  Leave your guess in the comments until Friday at midnight.


Teri and her Stylish Cats ~ Coco the Couture Cat, FurryDance Brighton, and Disco NoFurNo said...

MeWowZa! That is some treasure your mommie found! We are glad it is making the cottage prettier, just like you do!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Oh that is lovely. We'll say $30 at Goodwill--you never know--they might not have known what they had!

Unknown said...

Me is not going to puts in a price because me thinks your Mommy deserves getting it! BUT me will tell yous, our Mommy got a 100% silk 1920's carpet that looked just like the one her grandmother had at a second hand sale at the Salvation Army. It had just come in and when Mommy saw it, she said, I have to have that! And when they only charged her $70 she gived them a $30 donation.

Michelle said...

I'm going to guess $199, and I'm doing the happy dance with you!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We are so happy for you! It's gorgeous! XOXO

Sparkle said...

Wow, that is an amazing rug! My human does not usually do Goodwill shopping (honestly, she barely does any in-person shopping at all), but you are inspiring her because our living room rug has just about worn out (that's what happens when two humans exercise on it every day for years). If you paid less than $299 for that rug, you got the deal of the century!

Fuzzy Tales said...

That's GORGEOUS! Concats on the great find! We're guessing they didn't know what they had, either, and figure your mom got it for next to nothing, not more than $50, if even that. We don't know what your Goodwill pricing is like. Our Goodwill closed up years ago now. Our Value Village is pretty good, but they're expensive now too, have crazy pricing--some cheap items are priced high, some good names priced low. Guess it depends on who's doing the ticketing!

Anita B said...

What a beautiful rug!! It is perfect for the Cozy Cottage. I bet Mommy got it for a song.

KitKat said...

We think your Mommy got it for $250. It's quite pretty and HB looks great on it. What a find!!!
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady

Rene said...

Oh that is just gorgeous, and it looks like new! We guess you paid $50 for it.

Lorraine said...

Wow; it is indeed "a find" and a gorgeous one. Your mom has the best of luck at GW -- all I ever find is junk. We have people here who prowl the stores constantly, picking up the best things and reselling them. Oh well, that's a job for them and I can't begrudge them the opportunities.

I am going to guess $100 based on how they price things here. I'm surprised they didn't put it online as many GW places do. So your mom was very fortunate Hunny and you look gorgeous on that lovely carpet.

Hugs, pets and purrs,

Terri said...

Your mommy found a treasure, Hunny Bunny! (She was lucky none of their employees wanted it.)

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Mom is guessing $100. It is very pretty!

Mickey's Musings said...

Hunny Bunny, that is indeed a lovely carpet and you look gorgeous on it too :) We are delighted that your Mom got a carpet she loves too!
We will guess the price was $149.
We are enjoying our Thanksgiving and love having Mom at home today :)
Hugs and purrs to you,sisterkitty and your Mom and Lapdaddy too. Our extended family :)
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

Garden Cats + Crafts said...

Sweet Hunny Bunny, Karla my dear friend, this carpet ist so so wonderful. The colour, the roses on it (and Hunny Bunny on it ;-).
Ich wünsche Dir so sehr, dass Du bei Ebay ein super gutes Schnäppchen gemacht hast und diesen schönen Teppich als Ersatz für den damaligen sehr sehr günstig bekommen hast. Aber trotzdem denke ich, hast Du noch mind. 300 - 500 § dafür bezahlt, oder?
Vielen Dank für Deinen lieben Kommentar liebe Karla. Du weisst, dass ich auch immer an Dich, Hunny Bunny, Dennis, Cole, das ganze Cozy Cottage und natürlich auch an Peachy denke. Dann bin ich immer sehr traurig.
Hugs und lots of kisses, Birgit

Roberta said...

Wow, Mommy sure did find a great bargain at GW and you are the purrfect model for it, Hunny Bunny. I'm guessing she paid $125for it.

LP said...

That is the purrfect rug for your lovely cottage! We are happy for your Mama becomes we love to make our cottage prettier whenever we can too :)
We are going to guess it cost sixty-five dollars! We know that sounds crazypants but sometimes you can get crazypants deals!! :)

the critters in the cottage xo
P.S. LP is the Deal Queen :)

The Island Cats said...

It's really pretty! And we bet it's comfy too! We'll guess $75.

Cherry City Kitties said...

We're going low at $25.00. It's just beautiful and we're glad you are enjoying it!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

HB...thatz a pawsum rug N will be grate come sheddin time :) we say yur mom getted it for a case oh trout N herring which wood equal =

cranberries; de cal cue lator what cha thing iz broke...

hope ewe haza grate day :)

Kat said...

You look so pretty darling xxoo
purrrrs we love your new rug!!!

Shaggy and Scout said...

We'll throw in $259 as a guess.
It definitely is gorgeous and it is perfect for the C.C. Good hunting Karla!

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

We guess $60!!!! It is lovely! Meowm wants a big rug similar to that so we don't tear up the new carpet in our apartment.

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

What a great carpet model you make, Hunny! And a gorgeous rug, too. We are going to guess $100, but whatever it cost we're sure it was a BIG bargain. Purrs.

Laura & Taffy

Anonymous said...

I'm going to guess $125 but I bet it was lower. Either way, what a bargain!
Marian in Houston

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing $125. It's beautiful and Ms. Hunny looks lovely on it too!
Marian in Houston

Shaggy and Scout said...

Woweee! We won and hit it on the nose!
We were going to guess $125 but that was already taken, then $150...taken.
So we skimmed thru the guesses and decided to go higher. Goodwill pretty much knows collectable prices but they won't price it too high to sell. So we figured $250. Then mom remembered Goodwill prices stuff with a 9 at the end so we put $259.
Yes, we like Halloween, but mom doesn't drink tea or coffee.
Where can we tell you our address?

KitKat said...

Jeez Mommy was s o o close. Darn. Is there a consolation prize?
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady
Pee Ess: Mommy didn't know about the "9" pricing. Concats to Shaggy and Scout.