Sunday, August 21, 2011

Dog Days

It seems like the Dog Days of Summer are still here, (sigh) and it's still hot and sultry. Speaking of dogs, the other day when I was dusting, I  realized how many dogs I actually have. 
 I don't really have a collection exactly, just over the years I keep finding them... sort of like strays.
None of them have much value, but they make me smile when I see them.

This is the oldest one. I've had this little boy, with his little brown dog, since I was a child. He's very top heavy and poor thing fell over  and his head popped off. I was in my teens when I made the repair. Musta been goood glue for it to stay on this long.

For some reason, I have a thing for terriers. I won these two on Ebay.

 This one reminds me a wire fox terrier we got when we were first married. He came with the name of "Bingo Von Breitenfeld", but we called him "Bingie".  

I found this at an antique mall years ago. It's made of metal and very heavy. I guess it's supposed to be an ash tray, but I use it for paper clips.

These two little terriers are metal, also. I've had them so long I don't remember where I got them.

The bird dog with a pheasant is from a flea/tique shop.

This is my favorite, a little Staffordshire. I found it at a really "low end" thrift store for $2.  You never know where treasures will turn up!

This little black and white spaniel is a reproduction, of course.

I love this picture with the two puppies. We found it several years ago at a furniture store that was going out of business.

 Just Good Friends, by Lucy Dawson (aka Mac).
 Lucy Dawson (1877-1958)

British born Lucy Dawson (aka Mac) is known for her paintings and etchings of
dogs. There is very little about her on line, but you can see a little more about her, here.

 Do any of you have dogs that have followed you home?
Hope y'all have a great week.


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Babs! I love your dog collection! I have quite a few dogs, myself...more than I have cats for some reason! Maybe the real kitties just can't be matched! lol Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Lynn said...

Cute collection! I only have a beagle that reminds me of the dog I had that I lovingly called The Brat, and a cute hand carved Scottie my son made in wood shop class. Hope the heat breaks soon for you:@)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Babs, what a great collection of doggies. I love the bird dog the best.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Love all your pooches. I have been looking at Staffordshire dogs on eBay. I knew they would be pricey but I wasn't prepared for just how pricey they are! I won't be buying one any time soon. What a nice collection. My little mini schnauzer has the black and silver markings. It's hard to find knick knacks that really look like her. We do have a plate of a schnauzer puppy that is the spitting image of her when we brought her home. Have a great week...sure hope you all cool down.

Sarah said...

Hi Babs. I do have a few dogs around here. Actually more than I realized until I started thinking about it. Charles Faudree is a master at decorating with dogs. Do you know the book Living with Dogs? Fun book.
Enjoyed meeting your dogs, Babs. ~ Sarah

Toni said...

Great collection. I am in love with the Shaffordshire.

Richard Cottrell said...

Love your dogs.So cute how you have arranged them. I collect things with dogs as well. I love them in real life, especially my sissy Dog Girl. Thanks for sharing. Richard from my Old Historic House.

Debbie said...

You do have a nice collection, and what I really like is all the detail in those figurines. My favorite of all is the bird dog. Fantastic.

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Babs- I have to say this very quietly, but I love your dog collection. (I can't let my kitties hear that) LOL I two have two sets of Staffordshire dogs. Love your $2 find. Just joined your blog, love your header pic. Blessings, Barb

Dana Bishop said...

I love all the dogs. What a great post! I wanted to tell you that I received a blog award and regifted it to you. Please go to this post to grab your award!

Hugs, Dana

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

I love the dogs, they are all wonderful.

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Hi Babs, you have the most cutest dog collection... I love those terriers you won at ebay... adorable.Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day!~Poppy

Savannah Granny said...

What a great dog collection. I would hate to say that you have gone to the dogs but they sure have come to you. You must feed them will. Love it, Hugs,Ginger

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I have a pug collection and I also have a real live pug named Otis. Love your dog figurines.