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Marketplace: Collections of Small Gift Items

tortoiseshell cat gifts
Sienna collection with tile and small lamp.

When setting up my handmade merchandise I group gift items with the same or similar artwork into collections and sell them as a package with a discount on the total if someone buys the whole group. Each item is fairly popular and I regularly make new keepsakes and lamps so the shape might be a little different from what you see—a different cigar box, small keepsake or jar.

I only make the tiles in large groups every few months, though, so if the tile sells separately that wouldn’t be part of the grouping until I make more. I keep trying to devise a quicker way to make new tiles!

Here is the Sienna collection for tortie lovers:

This collection includes:

  • a vintage cigar box keepsake box*
  • a small votive lamp
  • a tile

*Sienna’s vintage cigar box keepsakes are hard to keep in stock! I didn’t have one when I took these photos, but I’ve decided to make two or three so I always have one on hand. Below is a photo of one of the recent ones I made and sold.

Draw Me Like One of Your French Cats Vintage Cigar Box Keepsake

The lamp is $20.00, the other three items are $15.00 each, so the total would be $50.00, but I keep the lamp at $20.00 and each other item reduced to $10.00 when you buy them all, so the total would be $40.00.

Here is the Lucy collection:

black cat gifts
The Lucy gift collection: small square keepsake, large votive lamp and tile.

This collection includes:

  • a small square keepsake box
  • a large votive lamp
  • a tile

The lamp is $20.00, the other two items are $15.00 each, so the total would be $50.00, but I keep the lamp at $20.00 and each other item reduced to $10.00 when you buy them all, so the total would be $40.00.

Interested in a grouping of gifts?

I won’t be attending any more markets this year unless one comes up that I really can’t pass up, but that means that everything is home with me, indoors, and out on my display shelves. If you’re local, send me a message and stop by. I am updating my ecommerce website so until I get those galleries finished I’ve included the shopping cart information here. Remember that they are one-of-a-kind but when I embed shopping cart information into a post I try to update the post if the item sells. If you click the button and get an “out of stock” message, it’s likely been sold.


tortoiseshell cat in studio
Sienna wants to know if she gets a keepsake this year.

Sienna is happy to know she gets a keepsake this year.

Take a look at other new merchandise and featured artwork.

Marketplace is a feature on The Creative Cat to share the latest coming out of my studio with my readers. Once a week on Thursday I feature something new in my “shop”.

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Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life

Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters

Tuesday: Rescue Stories

Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork

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