Cats in the Cradle Soap and Vintage Farmhouse Treasures

Alton, New Hampshire · 1006 Sales


Cats in the Cradle Soap and Vintage Farmhouse Treasures

Alton, New Hampshire 1006 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

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Chris Wittmann

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Chris Wittmann


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Cat on Jun 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Soap is lovely, my sensitive skin feels soft and wonderful and shipping was fast.. i will follow this seller she ever she may go!


Pat on Jun 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love the soap wrappers, and the fragrance is wonderful. And a surprise gift included! Thank you.

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The story of the Cats in the Cradle

Cats in the Cradle shop has moved to our own website. Visit us at to view our items. Etsy's new policies are not in keeping with our privacy and security requirements. Security is important to me and I simply do not feel secure with this change.
THANK YOU to all the wonderful customers that have made CATS in the CRADLE a success and hope to see you at my main website where I will continue to deliver quality products from an independent one woman shop and the customer service you have always expected from me.
Come shop at:
Cats in the Cradle was started in 1991 as a means to help support an ever growing number of stray and injured cats that found their way to our old New England farmhouse. We found homes for many of them over the years but inevitably others became our own house pets.
Today that number is much less, we now dote on our few kitties and do the best we can for the occasional transient stray.
In addition to handmade soaps and skin care products, I offer vintage and antique treasures gathered far and wide from years of collecting. I love hunting for wonderful old treasures to offer in my shop.
My handmade soaps and skin care products are made in small batches using the finest natural botanical ingredients and cold process. They are long lasting and beautifully packaged with vintage images, original artwork and antique papers. I hope you enjoy using them as much as I enjoy making them!
Read more about Cats in the Cradle at


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Shop members

  • Chris Wittmann

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Chris Wittmann has been making fine soaps since 1991 under the name Cats in the Cradle. She resides in an old farmhouse with her husband and a bevy of well loved cats. When not making soap she gardens, renovates, plays bass guitar and sings.

  • Col.Wilburforce Buckshot

    Shop Kitty

    In memory of our dear Wilburforce, an abandoned older gentleman who became my "shop kitty" before making the transition to house cat. His sweet spirit remains.....

Shop policies

Last updated on October 28, 2015
We hope you enjoy shopping at Cats in the Cradle's Etsy shop and encourage any questions you may have about our unique offerings before making your purchase including measurements, etc. All soaps are handmade and packaged at our farmhouse. New vintage items are offered weekly so do check back often. Visit our website at to learn more about us. We and our kitty cats thank you!

If you see an item you simply love and would like to make an offer lower than the price listed, please do, sometimes I can bend the price a bit.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Money Order
  • Check
Paypal preferred, but money orders or checks are also accepted. Prompt payment is encouraged. After 2 days an item may be relisted. RESERVED ITEMS are held for 1 week only unless other arrangements are made in advance. An item that has been reserved beyond that time may be relisted. If paying by money order or check please ensure your payment reaches us within 7 days. Checks will take up to 10 days to clear before an item can be shipped.
I gladly accept overseas orders and I will ship the best way possible and refund any overpayment on shipping. I encourage overseas buyers to first ask about shipping fees so they are not overwhelmed by the ever increasing cost. Any overpayment on shipping both here and abroad is promptly refunded.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do not offer refunds unless an item is grossly misrepresented and you contact me within 2 days of receiving the item. If size is an issue and measurements or size is given in the listing it is your responsibility to insure a proper fit and ask all questions before purchasing. If you return an item it must be done within 7 days of receiving the item and it must be in the same condition in which you received it. I do NOT issue refunds for return postage. Damaged items must be reported to me within 24 hours of receiving the item. VINTAGE ITEMS ARE SOLD AS IS. .Personal care products ARE NOT returnable for obvious health reasons. Insurance is recommended to compensate for any loss or damage by the postal system which is out of my control once a package leaves here. Please note it may take up to two weeks for refund to be issued.
Additional policies and FAQs
I offer soaps wholesale to qualifying businesses, please inquire.