Published on April 29, 2010
When we do antique shows, I buy myself presents. I work hard, I am making money to support our family. I deserve a present. That’s how I figure it, anyway. I used to almost always buy jewelry, but lately it’s been dogs.
At the Schoharie Fall Show last year this little guy found me and captured my heart. He is French, and old, and not in perfect condition at all. But is he not the cutest little fella you have seen in a while? He sits 8 or 10 inches tall, and is heavy – made of some kind of…READ MORE
Published on April 6, 2010
Our collection of dog items is larger than I realize, and spread all over the house. This early soft paste child’s mug has been in our bedroom for the last couple of years, and it was just recently that my eye fell on it and I thought, “Oh, look. There’s another dog thing for the blog.”
I bought this mug at an antique show in North Carolina years ago, and I remember being aghast after paying $30 for it. At that time in our life it was a lot of money for something I wanted to keep rather than re-sell. …READ MORE
Published on February 22, 2010
The vast majority of dogs in our collection are old – vintage, antique, aging, gracefully or not. This little guy is an exception. I bought this print on etsy a couple of years ago because I just loved his face. His name is Bandit.
The artist is Pey Lu and you can check out her etsy shop here. She paints on a surface of clay, giving her work an interesting earthy quality and underlying texture that I really like. I see that she has recently done a neat series of furniture paintings with some…READ MORE