Thursday, November 6, 2008

Show & Tell Friday - Canine Art



Show and Tell


Our love of dogs is what really led us to collect dog art! We are owned by our wonderful Golden Retriever Maxie and we used to have a Cocker Spaniel, Buttons, but he was a victim of the tainted dog food episode and sadly, he passed away from kidney failure. We really do love all dogs (except that demon dog that lives behind us)! Of course, we have a lot of Golden Retriever paintings but we also have some other breeds mixed in.





We have some vintage pieces, alot of thrift store pieces, some reproductions and one paint by number that my daughter did.




Didn't she do a good job!



I recently found another framed print at the thrift store for $3.23 AND we found an original piece I bought from ebay about 2-3 years ago. See what happens when you clean up! You find stuff from years ago!




All I had to do was frame it. I just bought a frame at Michaels on sale for $9 it already was matted.




This is the one I just found at the thrift store and it was already framed.




Of course I have to throw a few plates into the mix. I have four Spode Hunting Dog plates





That's a view of the whole collection. Even though my foyer is tiny it is two stories so I try to make the most of the wall space - there's plenty more space to add dog pictures as I find them!




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58 comments:

Dianne said...

You have an awesome, varied collection of dogs you love so well! Your daughter did do a good job at the paint by number!

ivoryspring said...

I love the display in your foyer -- you did a wonderful job!

Wanita said...

Your pictures and plates look lovely in your foyer. I especially like the paint-by-number and the plates.

Blessings,
Wanita

Anne Fannie said...

I love those dog plates! Your daughter did a great job painting by number.
Love, Ann

Chez Nous said...

She did a beautiful job and I love your whole collection. The plates are my favorite.

hip chick said...

I love the dog art collection. At first I thought that maybe you had a dog that was a budding artist! Your foyer looks lovely.

Kathleen Grace said...

I love those plates and I have always admired how those paintings are displayed in your entry:>)

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Oh the plates are my fav. what a neat collection!

Screaming Meme said...

Wow! I love the plates! I don't know if I told you but I have a Golden too! :) They are the best!

Kelly said...

I love the way you arranged everything. You have a great collection.

duchess said...

I love dog art. I have a wonderful framed labrador print that's my favorite.

Debbie said...

I like how you have all your dog pix grouped together. I think I may try all my landscapes in a grouping.

Debbie in Florida

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Oh I love the foyer!! and the wonderful canine art too!!!

Lady Katherine said...

Your collection is grouped together so nicely! I love it! I could not tell the pic was paint by numbers, wow she is an artist! I was going to say, are you up on a ladder,but your home a two story. Mine is single, have a stair case in kitchen,with one room upstairs, could have more, but we just use it to store. Love the prints and the matted frame you have. Looks great!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

That's a wonderful display.

Just as soon as someone enters your home, they can tell at least one thing you are passionate about. :)

Although I had a very special Peke that was my best friend growing up, I am partial to my two furry felines best friends.

I was just thinking this morning how this will be the second winter since Storm's passing. I still cry when I think of her.

I miss her just as much as I would miss a human friend.

Blanca said...

Love your canine collection. Especially those plates.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Ohhhh, I LOVE your collection (I have a small one of my own) & I LOVE how you have them displayed! They look great in your entry...your guests are greeted with warmth & personality from the moment they enter your home.

I think I may need to add some plates to my collection. ;o)

ROXY said...

I love the painting your daughter did! Thanks for sharing:)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

I like dog art too, even though I don't have any (and I'm dogless now too). Your collection looks great, I love those Spode plates & I've seen them around.

salmagundi said...

What a great collection, plus room to add more!! Sally

Darlene said...

What a fabulous collection of dog art. Love how you have displayed it. Those plates are GREAT!!

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

How lovely! You arrange pictures really beautifully.

laurie said...

What a wonderful collection, and what a wonderful place to display them! Love those plates too! laurie

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a great collection you have! I love dogs too and have "3" in my pack.

Carrie said...

Your collection is wonderful, with such variety...your display in the entry is very effective.
My posts in both blogs share wall art.

Mam said...

This is a great collection. I am a dog lover too. I especially like the little Springer Spaniel on the plate.
Nancy

Linda C said...

Wonderful collection and I like how you have it displayed in your foyer!
Linda C

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Very nice...isn't it fun to find something we love at a thrift store or better yet, on sale?? Have a great day!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I love all the doggie art :) Who wouldn't be happy looking at dogs?
Of course the vintage ones are my favorite and YES she did do a good job on the paint by number!!! I wouldn't have known that was what it was even.

glorv1 said...

Manuela, I love the dog art and I'm so sorry about your loss with your buttons and what a beautiful paint by number your daughter did. You really do a lot of things like your profile say. Take care and have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Oh how sweet look at all the doggies.

I couldn't help but notice all the locks on your front door WOW

Thanks for sharing this post.

Sue

Blissful Nikki said...

wow, these are all really pretty! :)

Bugzmommy said...

LOVE the Spode Hunting Dog plates!

Mrs. Miles said...

Love the theme you've got going on. These are such gentle dogs, the retrievers.

Your daughter did a wonderful job on the paint by numbers.

Thank you for sharing today.

~ Mrs. Miles

Sue said...

Your dog collection is wonderful...I love the Spode plates..We are also dog lovers, We had 5 Goldens at one time. Now just down to one big Pyrenees...So sorry to hear your dog died from the tainted food...Boo got very very sick from it but luckily he managed to recover. I guess because of his size...Have a great weekend...

Jen said...

very cute pictures. I enjoyed looking at them. Have a great Friday.

char72 said...

You certainly made good use of that space. I'm amazed.
Charlotte

Melinda said...

I think the paint by number is my favorite! She really did do an excellent job and the puppy is so cute.

Danielle said...

My dad loves dog art, too. Once, he got a tapestry with a bunch of dogs playing poker. He put it in the basement and wrote names of all his poker buddies above the dogs' heads.

Michelle said...

Beautiful pictures. The Golden Retriever is my dream dog. They are so sweet and so loyal and giving. :)

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Such a nice collection adding so much interest to the doorway...

Elena said...

Beautiful art. Your daughter did do a great job on her painting! Have a great day! Elena

Susie Homemaker said...

You have the touch Manuela! Love the paint by number the best! Your plates as always are to die for!

Blessings for a beautiful weekend,
Susie

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

how fun! I have a golden retriever and two cavalier king charles spaniels - you have them featured in your "Canine Art". Great plates!!

Pink Slippers said...

Wow- very cute and lovely. I really like how you displayed them.

Mimi Sue said...

You've got quite a collection. Love it all. Especially the dog plates. Mimi

diXymiss said...

What a special collection. Your daughter did a great job on that painting.

Love your green pumpkin find. Clearance items fly out the door equally fast at Targets around here. You were wise to snag it while you could!

Gretchen said...

I love all your dog art. I collect dogs and cow pictures. What a perfect place to display the dogs by the front door.

Gretchen

. said...

Golden Retrievers are so lovely.

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Hi Manuela,
Love the hunting dog plates...my dh would like those a lot, too.

Scrapdolly said...

Love all the dog themed things
we have a similar home theme - just feline instead of canine

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Those are all great! I'm a BIG golden retriever fan! They are the most perfect dog.

Lisa Ann said...

What a wonderful collection!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

What a great idea..... you know how I love dogs.... they love us so dearly and sweetly...
HUgs
Linda

Donna said...

What a great collection! Dogs are my favorite animal too. Maybe I should start a little collection of my own. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration!

Paula said...

Dear Manuela,
I love your dog prints and dog plates. We love dogs too and have the sweetest poodle named Pearl. She loves everyone and is so dear to us. I am so very sorry that you lost one of your dogs to that tainted food and kidney failure! That is so very sad!

I love your foyer and how you have it decorated! I am glad you have more room for dog paintings and plates!
Love, Paula

Kelli said...

Oh, I love your golden retriever art...they look just like Daisy. :0)
~Kelli

Susie Q said...

This is a wonderful collection Manuela! I love it. I have those plates too...aren't they just so pretty and fun too?
Your display is done so well...you just have the gift!

Love,
Sue