Monday, November 3, 2014

The Googie Cat Bed! Fun for your Cat and Your Home! It's a Give-Away!!

"Eeey!!" said in the tone of Arthur Fonzarelli  (better known as "Fonzie" from Happy Days!). Grab your poodle skirt (that's right, grab your POODLE skirt, they didn't make cat skirts in the '50s, they DID have kitten heels, but I digress...) and your cat, we are going to time travel back to the 1950's with Googie Cat Beds!

The Googie Cat Bed
:Photo Courtesy of Tom Davies


Being a child of the 50's (did I REALLY just ADMIT that?), I was tickled when I first saw Googie Cat Beds featured on a number of blogs that are written by  some of my cat blogger friends.

I was even MORE tickled when Tom Davies of:



 generously afforded me  the opportunity to review one! 

I vividly,(and fondly) remember formica kitchen counter tops and the fun 50's fare that was placed on top of them, and when I watch Cody loving on his Googie Cat Bed, with the formica and plywood sides, the memories come flooding back! When I view the Googie Cat Bed I want to grab my hula hoop and do the Twist!

The Googie Cat Bed is one of less than a handful of items, that when it arrived at my home, Cody IMMEDIATELY set out to investigate it! It was truly love at first sight!

Tom Davies, the artist/craftsman/designer behind Davies Decor and the Googie Cat Beds wanted FUN items for his hum-drum home, (by his own admission, his home,  "looked like so many other homes, full of flat-pack, off-the-shelf furnishings that lacked personality and worn, hand-me-down furniture too uncool even for my parents.It got to the point where I was embarrassed to have people over. Sad, but true.I wanted to reset my home with fun, unique stuff that I knew no one else would have, but where would I get it?"

What did he do?
He created them for himself! 



Here is a bit of history about Tom, (one other connection that we discovered that we share is that we are both originally from Cleveland, Ohio!, Tom is yet another fine example of how "Cleveland Rocks!")

Tom Davies
Photo Courtesy of
http://www.daviesdecor.com/




"After working for over ten years as a web designer and art director in corporate art and marketing departments, Tom Davies decided to stop pushing pixels around a computer screen and to start making real objects that exist in the real world.

Trained as an artist in Massachusetts and forever designing and building, Tom combines his skills as an artist and furniture maker with his natural (one might say compulsive) attention to detail. His home is filled with handmade objects of his own original design.
Tom has been asked “Where did you get that?” by guests in his home often enough that he has now launched daviesdecor.com as a way to share his creations, including his unique architecturally inspired cat furniture, with the rest of the world." 

Cody isn't the only one who loves the Googie Cat Bed. I DO TOO! It reminds me of a stool/chair I had, (yes, in the mid to late 1950's) that was also lovingly hand-built. My mind immediately flashed back to that stool when I first saw the Googie Cat Bed! What great memories it brings back!

It is rare to find fun, stylish and quality HAND-BUILT items in the world we live in now. The Googie Cat Bed transports me back to a a time of innocence and , fun, The Googie Cat Bed "celebrates the spirited optimism of postwar America."

Don't think that CATS are the ONLY ones 
who want a Googie Cat Bed!!!

After reading and viewing the Googie Cat Bed I bet YOU and YOUR cat want one too! They are available on Amazon and of course on DaviesDecor.com, BUT TODAY IS YOUR LUCKY DAY!!!

Tom has generously offered ONE READER OF THIS BLOG the opportunity to WIN a Googie Cat Bed! (A $250 value!) All you have to do is enter on the rafflecopter below. The give-away is open to EVERYONE...BUT....the beds are only able to be shipped throughout the U.S. (If a reader located outside of the U.S. would like to enter for an American friend, they are more than welcome to do so!) THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON NOVEMBER 18th, 2014.

ALSO if you order a Googie Cat Bed, BEFORE DECEMBER 31ST, 2014 (which by the way would be a PAWTASTIC item to surprise your cat(s) with during the holidays,) if you use the code: googieholiday at checkout you will get:



FREE SHIPPING!!

Now, put your paws to the keyboard and enter away! GOOD LUCK!!!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway


But wait! There's more!!! Check out this video featuring another amazing product from Davies Decor! The Post and Beam Cat House!!









In full Disclosure:I was compensated for featuring the Googie Cat Bed and for hosting a give-away. I was also sent a Googie Cat Bed for Cody to try---he LOVES IT! Receiving compensation in NO way influenced this  review. I only feature products that either I (or Cody), personally use, would use, or that I  feel would be of interest to my readers, I do NOT feature products that I do NOT believe in, regardless if whether or not I receive compensation.

53 comments:

  1. That is such a cool looking cat bed! Our house was built in 1928, so I think he should make an art deco cat bed next!

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  2. We LOVE our Googie bed! If we win, we'd donate it to a shelter.

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    1. Isn't it just the BEST??!! I LOVE mine too!!! Love, Cody

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  3. Great Reviews MR. Cody !
    Look absolutely cool ! Yep ! I can see Dakota is dying to take your bed..MOL

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    1. thank you so much Puddy!! MOL Dakota would NOT leave me alone in it!! xoxo

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  4. How cool is that? Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. I would love to win this for my kitties for Christmas. Maybe they would finally leave my window dog bed alone if they had this to lie around in?

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  6. How cool ! That's a great cat bed ! Good luck to our US friends ! Purrs

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  7. That does look like a fun bed. You take care and have a great week.

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  8. That bed looks pawesome and it looks as if us Senior Kitties (Socks) could use it as a step to. How pawesome if I won it I could meow Mommy into putting it next to the bed and I could sleep in it and then use it as a step to get in bed with her and wake her up. ~Socks

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  9. We love that bed and would love to win it. Our paws are crossed. :)

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  10. Our mom also grew up in the 1950's and we'd love, love, love to win this!

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  11. Oh my gosh, I LOVE the look of this bed, and I've wanted to get one for my precious kitties since I first saw them! I so hope we win :)

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  12. What a pawesome bed! We'd love to bunk in it, for sure.

    The head peep says she loved seeing your human at MeowWorld. She said that your human asked for a copy of the photo with Plush Ashton and your handsome flat, Cody. If she didn't see it, it's on our Facebook page from that day.

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    1. Thank you! It sure is! Ohhhh my Mom said she LOVED meeting you (even if she oohed and ahhhed waaay too much about Pierre! I am supposed to be the ONLY gray tabby that she is supposed to love!) Mom says thanks so much about the photo, she didn't bring her laptop to MeowWorld and "unplugged", as a result, she has OVER 1800 emails to go through (yep that's correct and they aren't spam!), she said she will DEFINITELY check it out when she catches up. Thanks soooooooooo much!! Love, Cody

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  13. That bed looks super cool!!!
    Cody, our mom says that she was excited to meet your mom at MeowWorld on Friday, even though it was only briefly. She looks forward to getting to get to know her better at Blog Paws in May!

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    1. Hi Emily!! It IS super cool!!!! Mom felt sooo bad that she could only meet you briefly but FULLY intends on spending more time with you when she gets to meet you next time!!!!! I am giving you kisses from both of us! Love, Cody

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  14. Fantastic review Cody. We think those are super cool too!

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    1. Thanks so much my furiend!! Ohhh it is amazing!! Love, Cody

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    2. What a neat bed and a great giveaway! That must be so much fun to investigate :-)

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  15. What a cool bed! Great review, sweetie! :-) Have a wonderful Monday! <3 xx Roxy & Tigerlino <3

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    1. Thanks so much! We had a great Monday and hope that you did too! xoxo

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  16. What a nice cat's bed. The winner will be really lucky.
    Douce soirée
    Nat à Chat

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  17. Oh, that would be wonderful in my partment. A really cool thing! Wish Mommy could afford it, but maybe I'll win one????? Who ever wins will be a cozy cat this winter! Me???? I'll cross my paws!
    P.S. Mommy was around in the 50's. Shhhhh! Don't tell her I told!!

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    1. MOL!! I promise I won't tell and good luck!!!! Love, Cody

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  18. Hey, don't forget about CATS EYE GLASSES! We didn't wear those, but I had a friend who did! What great fun!
    ~MamaLisa

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    1. Bwwwah!!!!! I DID forget! Worst thing about my forgetting? I WORE a pair yesterday that has leopard print on the frames! lol

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  19. That is a great looking bed. My mum was a 50s child too.

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  20. This kitty bed is super deluxe! Wowza! I want one! Crazy cool!

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  21. Dat's a purretty cool lookin' bed. All da purroducts awe.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  22. Oh wow! What a cool bed!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  23. That's a really cool cat bed and fun pics of Cody enjoying it!

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  24. oh my have to get one for the moggies :-)

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  25. Cody you look very sweet and happy in that cat bed! It is really neat! :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  26. What an awesome bed! We are having our screen porch finished off to be a 4 season porch, and this bed would look great out there, and give Sam the perfect place to sleep! I just know she'd love it. Thanks for a chance to win it!

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  27. Lego would love this! Thanks for the giveaway! {{Hugs}}

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    1. you are welcome and good luck!! ((((hugs))) back!

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  28. That is one cool bed and you look like you really like it Cody
    Hope we win!
    Timmy and Dad

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    1. Thank you Timmy and Dad! I LOVE it!!! Wishing you good luck! Love, Cody

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  29. These look really nice. My cats would love one.

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  30. Great review. I won one from Cat Wisdom and I wouldn’t go into it for the longest time. TW kept moving it around since we don’t really have room for it. Finally she left it in one spot. I jump on top of it regularly but have only gone in it once or twice. Those pics of Cody are great.

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    1. I just decided to enter and if I win, please give it to Quinn and Angel Brandi.

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    2. Thanks so much CK! This was one of maybe 3 things that Cody immediately went to (the second it came out of the box!). Highly unusual for him. Give CK time...often something will sit here for months before Cody will use it. Thanks about the photos too and I saw your second comment, nice of you and no problem! Good luck!

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  31. What fun! I would love for my gang to have something a bit more unique than the usual cat stuff we have! Great seeing you at BarkWorld/Meow World and I hope you have a great weekend! xoxox

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  32. Such a cool design. Thanks for having the give-away. Cody sure looks happy!
    xxoo

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