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“Great Rescues” also available at my shop in Carnegie


great rescues calendar and gift book

I’ve set up a display of Great Rescues Calendar and Gift Book at my shop in Carnegie Antiques, 423 West Main Street in Carnegie.

shop left corner

Colorful gift bags take center stage.

I am there from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Wednesday, and I’ll soon plan an event there as well when I also bring in other new merchandise for fall.

In addition to my hours on Wednesday, the shop is open 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday.

If you live near me, please stop down for a visit! I have plenty of feline-themed merchandise to browse as well as wildlife, landscapes and other artwork, greeting cards, prints, photographs…oh, just stop down and see. I’ll be glad to sign your book with a dedication as well.

tortoiseshell cat on red velvet chair

This will do as a throne.

One of these days when the weather cools down and I don’t have so many errands before and after, Cookie will be able to assist me once again during shop hours. I really miss her!



New Hours at Portraits of Animals Shop

shop left corner

Colorful gift bags take center stage.

I’ll now be at my shop on Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in Carnegie Antiques, 423 West Main Street, Carnegie.

Today I’m looking forward to reorganizing the space with new artwork, some extra lighting and perhaps even some seasonal decorations! I’ll also be setting up a more formal display of portraiture with a few samples of dog and cat portraits.

And I’ll be adding more nature artwork as well, since several of my favorite pieces of artwork depict autumn and winter! They also fit well with the theme in the rest of Carnegie Antiques, so I’m looking forward to featuring my landscapes and waterscapes.

I also plan to add a sign and a display to the front window so we’re easier to find!

Now that festival time is over I have more time for my little room, and all of us who have hours there organized what we can do for the fall and winter season leading up to the holidays. We decided that we could cover:

  • 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

I plan to be there a few Saturdays through the season, in later October and into November.

In addition, we’ll be hosting a few events, such as an Open House in mid-October and also at the beginning of December in conjunction with  Carnegie’s Light-up Night. The Open House events always include discounts and free gifts, so keep them in mind! We’ll settle on the dates in the next week or so.

If you’d like to be on the list for e-newsletters and/or post cards for these events and other specials I’m offering, please send me an e-mail and I’ll add you!

I look forward to see you at Portraits of Animals Shop, in Carnegie Antiques at 423 West Main Street, Carnegie, 15106!

An Update on My Shop

shop left corner

Colorful gift bags take center stage.

I just added the new merchandise I’ve been creating to my shop. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to fit the tote bags and gift bags into the small space, but with a little ingenuity they fit right in.

Finding simple and inexpensive ways to display items is always fun, and often I can make use of something I’ve had around the house but had no idea what to do with like the bent-up brass toilet paper holder that easily holds a dozen gift bags, or something very common that was easily repurposed, such as the multiple-item hangers that worked so well for the tote bags (with the addition of some good old-fashioned drapery hooks—no display would be complete without them!).


Gift bags, pawprints, tote bags and block prints.

Seeing everything up and on display inspires me to do more, and I’m planning some new merchandise to add for fall, but during this slower time in mid summer I’ll also be working on new portraits, which I do at home. It’s actually a pleasure at the shop to sit and crochet new pawprints and flower washcloths!

To read more about my shop, visit The Creative Cat for the introduction or search “shop” on this site to read articles about what’s in the shop.

You can also visit my virtual shop on Etsy, which contains all the handmade things in the shop.

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