Send a greeting depicting an original cat painting.
About the artist
Sylvia Gerrard was born in Essex, England. She studied graphics and fabric design at Camberwell Art School in London before taking up painting. Besides creating charming artworks, she is skilled at sewing and embroidery and enjoys gardening. She shares a great love for reading and opera with her Scottish-born husband who is a retired librarian.
Since 1970, Sylvia’s work has appeared in numerous art exhibitions in England and Europe as well as in the United States. The paint Sylvia uses is gouache, an opaque watercolor.
The painting of Prue, the cat in the basket, was one of a series devoted to cats which was reproduced in the 1980s on greeting cards in England. Sylvia’s painting of Spot (below) captures the likeness of a well-loved American cat owned by a relative of the owner of Cat’s in the Kitchen. Spot’s pose became the inspiration for the store logo (see our logo merchandise).
Enjoy one of our logo-themed items:
Bib apron ($15.00),
Kitchen towel ($7.00)
Ladies cotton t-shirt ($12.00),
Key chain ($2.50),
Find these in the store; email us for available sizes and colors to order by mail. Prices do not include shipping and handling fees. NYS sales tax may apply.
Find your favorite titles:
Discover assorted editions of Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Betty Crocker, Fanny Farmer, Joy of Cooking, plus those written by seminal food writers like Craig Claiborne and James Beard. Hundreds of other 20th century titles are available, from major publishers as well as charity cookbooks published by community groups for fund-raising. A large collection of advertising and recipe pamphlets rounds out our offerings.
Looking for a specific title? Contact us and we’ll check our inventory.
Choose a gift boxed Lang Mug or wall calendar and wooden frame.
Find a cat figurine for your shelf, cat-themed salt and pepper shakers for your collection or table, note cards, holiday cards, and stick-on notes, plus books, magnets, key chains, and fun feline jewelry.
Click to download catnip order form
Enhance any gathering, from a tea party to a stylish soirée, with a single serving piece or a full set of classic dinnerware from our wide variety of early and mid-20th century china and glassware. Sure to compliment any modern or more traditional setting.
Cooking equipment and other items found in a kitchen.
Kitchenalia is what Cat’s in the Kitchen is all about! You can slice, chop, and whip up your family’s favorite recipes using helpful utensils found at the shop. Want a nut grinder that works without electricity? Bakers will find cookie cutters for every holiday occasion. Come look around and you’ll be amazed by our assortment of bakeware, casserole dishes, mixing bowls, and more!
For Sale – 1929 Westinghouse
Automatic Console Cabinet Range
This electric range only had one owner. It was being used by a well-known quilter in Essex, NY, until she entered a nursing home around 1991. She was 110!
Very good condition: gray and off-white enamel with only a few minor chips and there are three burners. One burner is cracked, but is still in place.
Style # 471134 • Serial # 175132 • 110 volts • 7.16 KW
Size: 41” tall to top of oven; 38” wide; 32.5” tall on burner side. Legs are removable, making it easier to transport.
A damper is located on the oven and an oven thermometer is on the door. A great conversation piece for decor in a retro kitchen setting! Rewire and use!
Two customers bought this classic black and white enamel-top kitchen table at Cat’s in the Kitchen. They took it home, repaired and painted its base, and now it’s a super cool computer workstation.
Speed Queen Ringer Washing Machine
This metal Speed Queen wringer washer (c. 1930) was repurposed by one of our customers. It has swapped dirty laundry for fragrant flowers!
Still Available For Sale
Older all wood washing machine with mounted agitator. $175.