Saturday, November 3, 2012

This Ain't No Dog #$%!!!!

If you're just tuning in.....
I am showing off a room I did for my good buddy and bidness partner, Kris.
We started on this room 15 years ago, 
and have been adding dogs ever since.
She's always sneaking more in.
When I'm done showing off this room, I will show what we still have to hang on the walls.
she has a few more dogs to hang!!!!
On Thursday, I showed the right side of the fireplace.....
moving at a glacial speed.....
today I am going to show the left side!!!!!
This is the left side!!!!!
Over the side table are these three dog pictures.
Now I want you guys to know, that I have been the one to hang almost every picture in this room.....
On the table below are just a few more canines....
They be lookin' to the right.....
This guy is lookin' to the left.
He's hangin' out over the sofa....
He's Staffordshire.
(China, not terrier.....)
(Get it????? Do you know what a Staffordshire Terrier looks like?????)
Here's an overview, so you can see where we are.....

FYI....This is a picture of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier from Wikipedia
I will now give you a side by side comparison!!!!!
The guy on the right is a pug.
It's very confusing!!!!
He's a Staffordshire Pug!!!

Back to the sofa wall.
Kris and I were at an auction, and this painting came up for bid.
It's by no means the best painting in the world.
The anatomy is a little off......
The technique is a little off..... 
There's just something about this painting that vastly appeals to me.
These dogs just tug at my heart.
And they don't poop in the house!!!!
Over the terriers are three more pictures....
of dogs.....
in case you were wondering.....
Some more to the left.....
and then on the table, we thought it would be a good idea to have some dogs.....
In with the dogs are collections of a few other items. 
These are Boule d'escalier 
(newel post finial for a staircase)
Kris found them on the French ebay.
She got it into her pointy head that she could start collecting something other than dogs!!!!!
This is a paper clip
 (It clips paper!!!)
(It's a dog!!!)
this is a book end. 
(It ends books!!!)
(OK, that's just silly. They hold books up.....)
(some more dogs!!!!)
These are Indian clubs.
 (They were used for exercise in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.)
Swing them around, juggle them, loose weight!!!!!
(These are not dogs.....)
And here's Kris's husband when he was little with his boxer!!!!! 
(The dog, not his underwear.....)

 These are toss pillows. 
(Pillows one can toss!!!!!)
(Can you tell that I've started to get a little punchy????)

Nothing like a needle point of a dog....
Under the coffee table is the basket that holds Petey the Dog's bed. It was getting cleaned when I took this picture, but it's all comfy and cozy....
And here's 
He's a million years old.
When I first met Kris he was a puppy.
I've known her 15 years, so you do the math.....

On this note, Petey and I will say.....
"Have a great Sunday and take me for a walk!!!!!"
Latah, Gatah


Connie said...

Petey is a cutie! He was worth going through all the other dogs to get to him

Debra@CommonGround said...

Yep, I DO love a room with a theme. the dogs are perfect, just a lovely space!

Lee said...

No dogs on the coffee table~Something is wrong with this picture!
I have been going to estate sales and buying stuff....I need to start a collection 'cause I love the dogs.
Thanks for sharing!

Katy said...

you can collect newel post finials?? hmm. I would want to put them all on staircase posts, rather than look at them in a pile on the table. I'd be building myself extra staircases just for the finials because I'm crazy enough.

love all the dogs, have you done a room like this for a cat lady yet? :)

Shelia said...

Hi Betsy! Oh, more doggies! I love all of her sweet dog paintings! Love Staffys. I collect the Staffordshire spaniels. I have some real ones and I have some fake ones. I don't care! Again, her room is wonderful.
Hope you're having a great weekend and always be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Connie@Connie Nikiforoff Designs said...

I love dogs...but I'm more into the real ones. We have two..we used to have 3 all at one time, but one died :-(

And...I can name all the breeds in the pictures, statues, etc. See? I love dogs :-)

What a cozy looking room :-)

Anonymous said...

I am a woman of a certain age who has had all kinds of animals...pound dogs, show dogs, stray dogs, cats, kittens, rabbits, chickens, pigs, cows,hamsters and hermit crabs...but I never had a puppy. 1 1/2 yrs ago I decided it was time to raise my own dog. I am over the moon for this dog and now want needloint dog pillows, paintings and tiny porcelain dogs! What happened to me? I will send you a picture of my little guy. Suzi

Anonymous said...

Love it !!

Mandy said...

Betsy, love you to death girl!!! Wow, that is a lot of dogs but I agree everything works and flows well thanks to your magic eye I am sure! Hey just one wee little thing....straighten the x@#x pictures...!!!! A little masking tape rolled into a circle with sticky side out works wonders to keep pics you would say at this point: "Just saying!"
Love ya girl!

The White Pear Tree said...

It sure makes for an interesting room! Petey is indeed the best one in the room. What a cutie.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Here's what I say, "WOOF"!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Betsy,
What a delightful room! I love all the doggie art and what a hoot and to see the little dogs facing to left and to the right (I love that)its so playful.
Truly a wonderful space. Petey is so sweet he just blends right into the room, it's a great place for Petey to play hind and seek.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

decorayadora said...

Hi best y
I love the art gallery wall. And the tem i a dog. I love the dogs in my house i have four. I love love your blog. You have a New follówer from Chile

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