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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Gone to the Dogs

What's It Wednesday #69
I don't know if you're a fan of Charles Faudree but I think he's amazing. His newest design book (Charles Faudree Home) has his beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Nicholas, on the cover. He has an extensive collection of dogs in paintings, statues and figures. Now I'm nowhere near his level but i'm sharing my pups too. This is my favorite pair of Staffordshire dogs made popular by Queen Victoria and her love for spaniels.

I think the white ones are just as lovely...

especially in pairs! See the book in the background?

Who's this guy checking himself out?

He's a cute little Royal Dux gloss finish terrier made in England.

This old cast iron bulldog is given a wide berth by my cat. Peeka hasn't decided how she feels about him (lol).

Isn't he the sweetest? I picked up little Jacque because I just love his playful face. He's a German piece by Rosenthal.

These teeny weeny guys are my pound puppies. Have you seen them, little noses pressed against the glass, whispering “take me home”? I can't resist those faces!

My last pup is this old chalkware piece from the fifties. I love his red scarf around his head bandaging his toothache, poor guy. As you can see I've gone to the dogs, I hope you do too!
Hugs,
Patti

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72 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your dogs, they are always my favorites. I just have one, but I love it. Great features also and thanks for hosting. Hugs, Marty

Meg said...

The Staffordshire white dogs are just divine Patti

The French Hutch said...

Hi Patti, Love you collection of little pups. Great features. Thanks for hosting.

~Emily
The French Hutch

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Love your dog collection..I have a small collection of dogs too, but I don't have the Cavalier K.CH.S ones, wish I could find a pair! The Royal D. gloss cutie is adorable! Love them all. Thank you for hosting dear Paula. Big hugs,
FABBY

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Yes, I do like his style - I'll have to look for that book - amazing features - I do appreciate you hosting,
Kathy

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love your Staffordshire dogs...would like to have a pair someday! Thank you ladies so much for hosting every week! Have a great rest of the week...hugs, Penny

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Thanks for the party! What a lovely collection of dogs :) Lovely features - as always! Autumn greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Barbara said...

OMgosh...the red Staffordshire dog my MIL has on her bookcase...so beautiful! Terrific post and thank you for hosting! Have terrific week ladies!
XO Barbara

Nayana Donga said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Patti and hosting...beautiful features...

Jemma said...

Oh my goodness I have one of Charles' books!! I love his decorating! You know you always have the best collections, Patti!

Thank you for featuring my dried roses!!

Sweet Hugs Always!
jemma

Maureen said...

I never met a Staffordshire dog I didn't like! Every one of your dogs is adorable and not a bit of mud tracked into the house.

NanaDiana said...

I love Faudree and I did not know he had a new book out-where have I been? I love your sweet dogs and I still have my collection from when I was a child- xo Diana

Mystica said...

Love the collection of pictures

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Patti. Thanks for hosting and love all the dogs. Especially the chalk one with the toothache. I see you had a visitor in the form of anonymous. I had a few of those so took that option off..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Patti, What a lovely collection of dogs. I had a pair of Staffordshire dogs just like yours, which I gave to an American friend for her 50th birthday. She was over the moon with them and they now sit proudly on her mantlepiece.
I love King Charles Spaniels and we had Chloe who was part of our lives for 14 years....they are an adorable breed of dog.
I have nothing appropriate to share today, but I thought I would pop by and say hello.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love dogs and vintage dog figurines. Thanks for sharing.

must love junk said...

You always have the most unique collections-love the pups! Thanks so much for featuring me-what a wonderful surprise! Thanks for hosting and have a great week :)
Susan

ImSoVintage said...

What sweet dogs. Thanks so much for hosting.
Hugs,
Laura

Alessandra said...

Your collection of dogs is amazing and very cute. I agree with you...the white ones are just lovely!!!
Kisses
Alessandra

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Your fragile puppies are perfect! I love all of their sweet faces. Thank you for sharing and thank you for hosting! Have a happy rest of the week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Terri ~the dressed up cottage said...

these are adorable. You have the sweetest collections. It makes me want to run out and start my own little collection. JUST WHAT I NEED. UGH.
xo
Terri

SavannahGranny said...

Thank you for hosting.
I love all your babies. I love dogs and cats. Great shot with the beautiful mirror and I love the story about kitty and the cast iron Bulldog.
xo Ginger

Teresa said...

Oh, Puppy Love! (pun intended, ahahaha)

I love it. In fact we all at home have one or two pieces, all different and from different sources. Funnily enough each piece describes the owner: dear daughter for example and her eternal puppies (do you know how I got three dogs? Of the moving and messing kind? Right. Puppies grow ahahah).


My biggest dream is to have a pair of Staffordshire dogs. I like the blue and while ones or just white like yours :heaven:... one day!!!

Going to mingle and enjoy the party,
Teresa

Palomasea said...

These are darling!! I do love Charles Faudree...so gorgeous...
Thank you, dear Patti, for always leaving such kind and heartfelt messages for me...your kids at school a VERY lucky to have you! :)
Enjoy the fun with Poetry Month...I think I will be putting up some poems on the blog...
Hugs and blessings to you, sweet friend...
- Irina

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love the white staffordshire dogs , I have a matching pair then an odd one which is very old
also I have an iron black door stop dog like yours, it belonged to an friends mother, my friend is 86 , so hes old. I can't sell things that friends gave me

Love your doggy collection Patti

Collar City Brownstone said...

The dog figurines are very pretty and unique. You collect a lot of things. I would LOVE to go shopping in your house.

Love and hugs!

Xenia

Audrey Frelx said...

I LOVE your collection of adorable pups!!! And they are all sooo sweet looking to boot!!! LOL!

Thanks so much for your visit; loved having you come over, leaving such a wonderful comment, and I was so happy to see you!

Have a happy day, my friend!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Wow! What a wonderful collection of pups Patti! I love them. Thanks for hosting and enjoy the rest of your week.

denise...on a whim said...

I just had a chance to come over for a and link up. Thank you so very much for the feature this week. Love all the little dogs too :)

Susie said...

Patti, I love your dog collection. I have always liked the Staffordshire dogs, but never owned any. The little dog with a toothache is so sweet. xoxo,Susie

June said...

Hi Patti, I love all your pooches! What a great collection. I love CHarles Faudree. I have a couple of his books and look through them a lot.
sending hugs...

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your collection of doggies is so cute, Patti! I love the little guy checking himself out in the mirror.
Thanks for your nice comment on my fence.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I had to come see your dogs! I have inexpensive imitations, but love the real thing! Your Staffordshire dogs are beautiful and I like all the rest of your collection. I'll have to check out Charles Faudree's book!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Happy Wednesday Patti. Your dog collection is lovely. Thank you for featuring my Guest Room post. I truly appreciate it. Love to party with you each week.

Jeannie and Linda said...

Patti, I love all your dogs! I love all of your collections!

Thank you for hosting again,

Peace,
Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Even tho I don't blog anymore I still love to come by and see what my favorite sisters are up to..You have some great dogs Patti as all your collections are wonderful..Hope you have aa GREAT week from my mountain to yours Hugs,,Gloria

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Patti, Your dog collection is wonderful and I especially love the adorable one with the scarf.
Thanks for linking to the Open House party.
xx,
Sherry

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Patti,

I LOVE your sweet dog collection!!! The Staffordshire Dogs are so pretty and I hear they're very collectible. I really like the Spaniels. I'm especially drawn to little Jacque because he reminds me of our real-life Scotty and pet, MacDuff. :)

Visiting from Thursday Favorites Blog Hop. I didn't know about your party; I would love to start participating. Have a wonderful week!

Denise

Chatty Crone said...

I love dogs - any kind - all sorts. sandie

Helen's Decor said...

Thanks ladies! It's fun to find your collection and be excited to locate each one.
Helen

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Great collection!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I have one of Charles F's books about flower arranging. I love it! And I love your collection, especially the terriers! :D

Cranberry Morning said...

Hi. Stopped in from 'Be Inspired.' Love your sweet little dog collection. :-)

Christina said...

I love those staffordshire dogs!- My grandmother had two on her mantle and I have been looking for some for ever- what a lovely collection of pups! Thanks for hosting!
Cheers

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Patti,
What a cute collection of dogs! I am a fan of Staffordshire dogs too. Love the photo of the little doggie looking in the mirror, sweet! Thanks for sharing such a "doggone" good post with us! Hugs,
Gina

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Would you believe I have a life size dog sitting in my family room? He was once a department store prop. My real dog has never paid him any mind. LOL....love all your sweet doggies. I have an affinity for old chalkware pieces....the shabbier the better. :)

tablescapesbybev said...

Is Staffordshire a style or a brand? Also, were other animals in addition to dogs done in Staffordshire? Love yours! Thanks for the info.

Marigene said...

You have a nice dog collection...♥♥♥ the Boston terriers!
Have a great weekend...

Burlap Luxe said...

Patti, you have a great collection of dogs as for the spaniels they are a favorite of mine. Growing up we had a springer spaniel, black and white, then moved on to the cocker spaniels buff in color, they are a true happy dog and your white ones are my favorite.

Thank you for visiting my shakers, it's just so comforting to know my bloggy friends out there see the same beauty as I do in weedy cuttings and the beauty they hold.
You are a collectors dream, why do you not write a book, I know you can, and it would be filled with what is it, why it was used and how, and I use to have that.....it would be amazing, something for you ladies to think about.

See you soon, I promise.
Xoxo
A graceful weekend that inspires all that it offers you.

Doré

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

This is a good looking bunch of links! Thanks for inviting me to your party!

Katherines Corner said...

what a sweet collection of figurines. love them all. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite things hop xo

Johanna said...

Hi Patti and Pauly,
I love the Staffordshire dogs. You have set them in scene so nice. The little guy with the mirror is so cute. Thank you for sharing this charming collection and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Deserae said...

Love your dogs....they are so cute! I am a huge Charles Faudree fan too :o) Wonderful features as always!
Have a great weekend!
~Des

Babs said...

I LOVE dog figures, especially Staffordshire ones. Your collection is neat, each dog with it's own personality.
Babs

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Patti, what a beautiful collection of dogs.. I love them!
Thank you so much for coming over to meet Ruby and leaving such a sweet note.
blessings,
Penny

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest Patti!

What darling little figurines! I am a fan of the little English ones of terriers! I have several fox terriers that are just as scrappy and cute in artistic representation as they are in real life! teehee

Those photos also for the links to the WHITE décor themes are so lovely. I must visit!

Thank you dearest for coming to visit my poetry post; I am learning to write poetry and looking at YOURSELF and where you are from is a great place to get started. This is Poetry Month as well so as educators, it is an exciting time to get people of all ages to write!

Have a lovely weekend. Anita

Palomasea said...

Thank you so much, dear Patti...you are so sweet!
Have a beautiful weekend!
xoxo,
- Irina

Julie Marie said...

Oooh Patti!... this post just stole my heart!!! You know how much I love dogs and all of God's precious little creatures... your collection is fabulous!... my goodness, how I would love to just browse around your home admiring all of your exquisite collections... we both love sooo many of the same things... I have just a few vintage doggies... one, I won at a carnival when I was just a little girl (over fifty years ago!)... I would never part with him!... I have been looking for a porcelain doggie that looks like Tessy... she is an English Pointer... let me know if you ever come across any!... much love to you, xoxo Julie Marie (doggie kisses from Tessy!)...

Debra Oliver said...

Hi Patti, what a fun collection. Staffordshire dogs are a must have for any French Country fan. yours are fabulous!!

AshTreeCottage said...

You and I must be cut from the same mold. I have a pair of Staffordshire dogs too that are a part of my ceramic dog collection. Your chalk dog is so adorable! Love it!!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Sarah said...

Patti, your pups are adorable. I've a few of the Staffordshire, but none in white or black and white. Love these! Your little chalk dogs are adorable. Makes me smile!

Doni said...

Cute cute cute!! I love dachshunds, so I'm always on the lookout for those, but I love that Terrier and the puppies. That one looking at himself in the beautiful mirror gives me an idea!! Hope you don't mind me swiping a few ideas from your post!!
Thanks so much for joining my party!
Blessings,
Doni

bettyl said...

Your little puppies are simply adorable! My grandmother used to have quite a collection of all kinds and I remember the dogs the most.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Elegant and adorable 'gone to the dogs' ~ ^_^

Kelly said...

Love all of those precious dog figurines. I especially like the black and white boston terrier one since that's the breed of dog that I have!

Pondside said...

The little dog figures are all so charming. On the island of Aero, where my husband's family lives, there are stories of seamen's wives and the Staffordshire dogs in the windows.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I just wanted to stop in and thank you for visiting and leaving such a kind comment!!

Hugs,
Deb

Designs By Pinky said...

Thanks again for hosting. I am so busy, we are selling our old house AGAIN, the people broke the contract:( SO, we have been there cleaning, painting, carpets cleaned today, new carpet being ordered tomorrow for bedrooms, etc., etc. PRAYING it sells fast!!! I just LOVE all your little pups!!! The one with his head wrapped is my favorite. XO, Pinky

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I am always in awe of your collections! These are gorgeous - I just got another Charles Faudree book from the library - so beautiful! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Richella Parham said...

I love your doggies! I have one pair of Staffordshire dogs, and I enjoy them so much. :)

Virginia Megin Gallagher said...

What a fun post! Love the doggies.
I'm visiting you today from Tuesday Treasures. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I'd love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
~ Megin of VMG206
Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

Great photos of a beautiful collection. I love how you posed one dog in front of a mirror - smart! I have a photo of a vintage squeak toy that is the cutest little dog, in a suit, holding a flower. It's on my site in the post "Antique Pie Safe For Dish Storage" if you want to see him. I just love him! Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

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