Here Doggie, Doggie

I have a thing for dogs.

The live fluffy kind, of course, but also the statuesque kind.

China dogs . . .

Celluloid dogs . . .

Toy dogs (I think this is Tramp, from Lady And The Tramp) . . .

Dogs permanently mounted to ash trays . . .

(I totally staged this photo – didn’t think you’d enjoy seeing
my husband’s cough drops, gum and toe nail clippers that are normally thrown in here
)

Even dogs that have been beheaded and made into bottle openers . . .

And apparently, I am not the only person addicted to dog things.

In the spring issue of Flea Market Style magazine, dogs was one of the top ten collecting finds this year. Can you believe that!!!

Just call me cutting-edge-Pam.

BTW, I went to an estate sale today and they were selling quite a few dog figurines. For $15 a piece! Are you kidding me? Seemed a little steep, but maybe they had just read Flea Market Style magazine too and thought there might be a run on the dogs.

Have you caught the dog collecting bug?

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Comments

  1. says

    I love my doggie pieces! I started collecting little china doggies when I was about 10 and I am still doing it! Love the older pieces! I just got a set of salt and pepper shakers that look like our (Corgi Mix) Winston!
    LOVE all of your sweet finds!
    Love,
    Sue

  2. says

    When my Nana died, she left me a collection of dogs…which my mom got rid of. I wonder if that is why I love to collect now? Anyway, as I was cooking dinner, I was wondering how many things I like to collect as I was drying a cutting board that I need to sand down before using. I am partial to any animal figurines but especially cats, elephants, rabbits, birds, cows, frogs, fish…you get the picture. Oh, and dogs too, if they’re cute. Love the boxer, he’s a beauty.

  3. says

    How funny that you did a post on this today. The other night I asked my son if he wanted my dog collection. I have a couple of the same ones you have featured here. I collected them from about 1955 to 1966 (when I was a young kid-my Auntie bought them for me). I have had the collection packed away for several years and probably have about 100 of them. Who knew they would ever be popular? xo Diana

  4. says

    I don’t collect all dogs, but we’ve had cockers in our family since we got married so I have only vintage cocker figurines. Love your set though !

  5. says

    I do not collect that, but doesn’t mean I won’t sooner or later. You are so cutting edge! Love all of your doggies. I used to have little cats that my mom got me when I was in grade school. Have no idea where they went to.
    When I ran the antique mall- there were several who wanted the little scottie dogs. Couldn’t keep them very long at all. Big seller.
    Have a great weekend!

  6. says

    What a fabulous collection. I especially love your staged rhinestone jewelry and toy “tramp” dog. You totally crack me up. Thanks for the tip on the latest issue of flea market style. I didn’t realize it was out. Looks like I need an excuse to hit the grocery store tomorrow.

  7. says

    Hi Cutting-Edge-Pam:
    Love your dog collection. I have a very small collection of dog figurines….all wire hair fox terriers…..just like my own little fur ball!
    Jane

  8. says

    Hi Pam!

    All cute little dogs and I loved the way you have photographed them.

    I have a few that are from the fairs and carnivals of the 50’s and early 60’s. I should dig them out of the memories box (many totes) and put them out.

    xoxo bunny Jean

  9. says

    I’m jealous – no sales here yet :( I’ve still got to get my copy of Flea Market Style for spring, but I fear it will having me yearning even more for spring and sales.

  10. says

    Yes, I have been collecting dog stuff for years: ceramic dogs, linens embroidered with dogs, dog pictures, etc. I would love to collect real dogs too, but I have to wait until I have a job before I can adopt a dog or two (or three or . . .) I love dogs!

    You have a great collection!

  11. says

    I do have one…I expanded on hubbys collection. You have the same one his mother had, the springer spaniel or some kind of setter. Anyway I love them and have them on a shelf in the tv room. I love the little boxer pup of yours.

  12. says

    What a FANTASTIC collection. The dogs were just precious. Who knew collecting them would be trending in 2012? Definitely a GOOD investment for the future.And the fact you love each and every one, PRICELESS. ENJOY. Take care.

  13. says

    No dogs for me…I’m kind of a boring decorator. That’s a great collection you have. I’m partial to the one that looks like a schnauzer, since it makes my think of my dog, Murphy.

  14. says

    Isn’t it funny how something we love all of a sudden becomes the hottest thing going?? I love these dogs!
    Cutting-edge Pam hasnt’ this happen to you before with something you liked to collect? Some tin thing or something i remember?

  15. says

    The husband keeps telling me we need to get another dog! Think if I started collecting lovelies like these, he’d be content? LOL I love your collection, Pam. I will keep a look out for some next time I’m out and about :-) Sue

  16. says

    OMG!!! Stupid me. Why didn’t I stop by sooner? Today, I stopped by a thrift shop in a different town. They had dogs!!! Many… oh, so many. Are you looking for any more in particular?
    Have a great Sunday ;)
    xxx Liz

  17. Anonymous says

    Me too. I love dogs. I have had four little friends in my life. Three have gone now. Stella my current rescue. She is an eight year old frenchie. Love her.
    Then currently at the Good Will I have picked up pictures and statues of my little friends.
    You can’t believe how excited I was to find you. Love me

  18. says

    Love the doggies! You made me grin about the nail clippers and cough drops. At my house add wire nuts and tie wraps. LOL

    My daughter and one of my best friends both collect dogs, so I’ve let them be the Queens of Doggie Collections in my life.

    Good luck with the BlogHer ads. I can’t seem to stay on a regular blog update schedule to even consider something like that, although I’d like to. You spoke the truth when you said it takes time and resources.

  19. says

    Just found your blog and really enjoy reading your comments and the pix. dogs are my favorites but at this point only have grand dogs which we are called upon to “babysit” often!

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