I love to shop in thrift stores, you never know what you will find.
Of course I get most of my wool from them, but a lot of times I luck out and find something fun and unique.
I love to collect cats and most of my searches now are for folk art or antique kitties and when I saw this one, I just had to have it. I don't know if it is from the 50's or earlier, but is is old and filled with something heavy.
The bowl is another thrift find, not an old piece, but I thought it would be great to fill it with primitive fruits, when I get around to making it;)