Sunday, January 17, 2010

~~For my Love of Dogs, Something I Had to Share~~

Recently I sold an item to a fellow blogger, JVW Home .. it was an altered journal in a vintage dog theme. We struck up a conversataion through e-mails and she told me she is doing a guest room all in a dog theme, and purchased the journal from me for that room. I was shocked, as just a couple of years ago I completed a guest/sitting room in a vintage dog theme, too! We agreed to blog about our finds and prizes, and this is what I'd like to share. I had so much fun hunting antique shops Ebay, garage sales, etc. all for that perfect dog to complete the look.  My family continues to remember this room when they are in search of a gift for me.  Here is the room, and some of my favorite canine friends!

                                 A vintage cast iron doorstop, given to me by a very good friend.

This shows a vintage desk and chair,  and a shelf above which holds many dog treasures

This chippy miniature armoir stands about 15 inches tall, and houses many of my vintage pewter figurines

Vintage tankard, cabinet card, bisque dog smoking a pipe, and a photo of my "Bella" when she was 6 months old.

Another miniature shelf that hangs on the wall, chippy and distressed which holds old postcards, photos, celluloid dogs,  cast iron and bisque figurines, and  a photo of my dog Shag-Rag from when I was a child.

Up close of some of the mentioned above treasures. One of my favorites is the little cast iron bad leader, wearing a red shirt and holding a baton.

The large concrete dog  who greets all who enter.

The sitting area.

This old armoire not only hides the TV, but gives me even more space to hold dog treasures.

An old lithograph by one of my very favorite artists, Sir Edwin Landseer. I love this old Adirondack frame.

The cutest little vintage dog book my husband gave me as a gift years ago. He hand twisted the little wire book easel, too.


Holly Hills Primitives said...

Oh Carol, how cute! Love vintage dog goodies too, just never did a room with them. Have a good week, Dawn

Studio 27 said...

So sweet QueenBe!

Kathy said...

Well you knew it wouldn't take me long to get here, huh? Carol, Oh my you have bucket loads of doggie goodness, I am very jealous, and not ashamed to say it. I have only 3 vintage doggie things I can think of, I covet 2 of them, and will show too. I LOVE your house, as I have told you before. Just beautiful!
One big dog lover here say, go for it....great theme.

chicroses said...

I love your room with the dogs. We just had our springer spanial/golden retriever put to sleep and we havent been the same since. Miss him terrible. I have a few ceramic dogs that I display but wished it was our Hank..anyway I love your blog..I have to figure out how again to add you to my blog roll..Sally

Tatanky said...

What a great idea love everything about this room


Oh Carol,
My friend would love the Scottie door stop. What a unique idea. That armoir is to die for ooohhh.
There are some lovely treasures there, sure you don't want to re think disassembling?
Carol F :)

jvw home said...

Thanks for mentioning me in your blog! Also, LOVE all your dog finds!! Especially the mini armoire full of great finds...and that doorstop.
Your hubbie is too cute giving you that precious book w/the wire holder he made.
When our guest room is finished and on my blog posts, I'll let you know.

have a wonderful day,
jvw home

ArtSnark said...

cute room! Love that white shelf

Pam said...

I love your doggie room, I want to check this out next time I'm down!! How cute! We need to do lunch or dinner soon, I would like to talk to you about making me a travel journal to Switzerland, with Jack Russells on the cover! Ha, I know, I know, pretty silly!! Talk soon!!!