It's October and there's witchery in the air ... so why not join in with our 'Siamese cats at Halloween' party?
The days of pumpkins, cauldrons, broomsticks, cobwebs and witches' hats are nearly upon us, stores are filling up with Candy Corn and other Halloween goodies and kids are getting excited, even if, in these Covid times, they may have to give door-to-door trick-or-treating a miss this year.
And why should Siamese cat lovers miss out? There are, perhaps surprisingly, any number of designs specifically related to Siamese cats at Halloween so here's our collection of some of the best seasonal gifts, Siamese cat decorations and artwork.
To get us into the spirit of the season, let's start with a 'dark and stormy night' (or, to be truthful, a starry one where all the stars are fireflies!), a Siamese
cat and his Jack O'Lantern pumpkin.
The image above is from artist AmyLyn Bihrle's 2021 calendar, Siamese Cats in Art, which you can find for sale on print-on-demand platform Zazzle.
We'll return to another of AmyLyn's paintings later but for now, let's enjoy some other Halloween decorations.
Pumpkins are, of course, traditional at Halloween so if it's a pumpkin theme you're after, look no further than this one from British artist Suzanne Le Good - a wonderful bauble featuring a Siamese cat with his beautifully carved (and rather fiendish!) pumpkin.
This hanging sign is first printed on card, then decorated with orange, gold and green glitter, and then laminated. It measures just under 5.5 inches across and is finished with a green satin ribbon to hang it up with.
I have this, along with the decoration that follows it, brightening up my kitchen at this time of year and I love it.
Perfectly Siamese, perfectly seasonal!
Continuing our 'Siamese cats at Halloween' theme, here's a perfect companion to the pumpkin above.
This 'Siamese Towers' hanging sign features a Siamese cat and his Oriental kitten friend, all dressed up and ready to go trick-or-treating in their witches' hats. It has all the Halloween trimmings you can think of - spooky doorway, broomstick, pumpkin, sparkling wand and lanterns. (There's even a rat!)
Like the pumpkin above, this sign is printed on card, decorated with glitter, laminated, and then finished with a glittery cord for hanging it up with. It's slightly larger than the pumpkin sign, at 6 and 3/8 inches high, but together they make a great pair of Halloween decorations.
If you're in the mood for warmth and comfort (and most of us are, at Halloween) how about a fleecy throw? This luxurious, cozy blanket features Siamese cats, bats, and all the usual Halloween designs - lots of pumpkins, broomsticks, and other witchery!
This blanket is available in two sizes - 50 x 60 inches and 60 x 80 inches, it's printed in full color and dispatched from the USA.
Sure to please any Siamese cat-lover, you can find it here on Etsy.
Our next piece is a key ring (although it would also be lovely as a charm for a handbag or cat carrier) - another delightful design from Siamese cat artist Suzanne Le Good.
Made of metal, heavy, solid, and measuring 3 1/2 inches high (including the split ring), Suzanne has included a tiny print of her Halloween painting 'October Moon' in the picture window (1 3/4 inches high).
The print features an elegant Siamese cat sitting on a windowsill looking out on a starry night, with nearby candle-lit pumpkins. The stars are made from tiny silver glitter specks.
" ... fire burn and cauldron bubble."
For our final Halloween offering we return to another of AmyLyn Bihrle's paintings. Here, our Siamese friend can be seen wearing a striped witches' hat and peering into a sparkling, steaming cauldron alongside his similarly clothed hamster buddy.
I hope you've enjoyed this short walk through our virtual pumpkin patch, and admired all our lovely Siamese cats at Halloween. Have fun whatever you're doing this year, and if trick-or-treating, stay warm and safe out there!
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