Thursday, July 23, 2009

It's a dog eat dog world! Collecting Thursdays

There are a few things you should know about me. 1-I love animals, in particular puppy dogs and 2-I'm an avid collector. I don't mean one of those creepy hoarders that will die by an avalanche of papers but one who enjoys collecting what she likes and not getting concerned with having one of every color.

One thing that I LOVE to collect is anything vintage with puppies on them. I mainly collect ceramic dogs but I want to branch out to vintage photos, linens and books.

There is a great book called Flea Market Fidos that is a great place to start if you are thinking of collecting puppy stuff. I constantly drool over everything they have in there.

These pups are from Occupied Japan. I love the little bug on the butts.

Even though I don't have Bulldogs, I think they are so cute in ceramic form. I love her little pink flower.

This poor little guy! I really hope he cheered someone one at the hospital. A lot of the planters are Royal Copley. You can usually find their at a fairly cheap price and is another good way to start collecting.

These guys are usually another common piece you will see around. They are great at parties to hold your snacks.

My advice to anyone wants to start collecting is to have fun with it. Enjoy the art of the hunt, sometimes that can be more fun then the actual prize. Remember the golden rule-three is a collection (yes, even if it's ex's husbands).

What do you collect? Hit me up and let me know! I would love to feature you!


OMP said...

The other golden rule of collecting? If you see it buy it - chances are you will not get another chance at it! And baby? You know what I collect!!!! Meow!

Unknown said...

You know what I collect! We collect some of the same things! I just love being surrounded by things I love!

Unknown said...

Oh Crystal! I would LOVE to feature your pictures! They make me so happy!

Unknown said...

I should do some artsy pics like yours! They are such great photos!!

Unknown said...

LOL-Thanks! Picnic application on Flickr-a dumb down version of photoshop (perfect for me)

AlwaysInspired said...

I love your collection of pups! I have many little collections. Let's just say it is in my genes to collect!