Thursday, April 24, 2008

Great Scots Almighty!

Well by now, I suppose you have figured out that I have a soft spot in my heart for my beloved Scotty, Mr. Doogiedog, as well as Scotty Dog collectibles. I recently took down all of my cottage pictures and added some of my vintage Scotty Dog pictures to a wall in our family room (next...a new paint color --- oh honey!!). Now Lisa will notice that bottom right "Listen" picture that she gave to me. It is by the artist Morgan Dennis. Thank you again, Lisa, I just adore this picture! I found the perfect frame for it, too!
There are several artists who did wonderful illustrations of not only Scotties, but other dogs as well. Morgan Dennis (he also did the Black and White Scotch Whiskey illustrations), Marguerite Kirmse, Grace Drayton and Lucy Dawson..just to name a few. You can find these prints on eBay or in antique stores. If lucky enough, you will find one at a flea market. My friend Wave came across an etching at a flea market that was by Marguerite Kirmse. It was only 35.00 - and is valued at over 800.00! Needless to say, her heart nearly lept out of her chest when she found that precious jewel!!
In the meantime, happy trails to you and may they be fun, safe and enjoyable. Till next time...ta ta!

Addendum....check out this quilt giveaway here....so cute!!

39 comments:

Heidi Ann said...

You have such a great collection. It all looks fabulous. Love your clocks, too!

Janet said...

My friend just found some Scotty bookends this weekend. A little worn, but very cute. I immediately thought of you ;-)

Janet

Andrea said...

I have to tell you that I thought of you yesterday....I love to visit your blog and know that you love scotties....anyway, I was at a little shop and saw an old red lunch box with a simple little black scotty dog in the middle.....

Andrea

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Who doesn't love a Scotty dog?! What a wonderful collection.
:)

Michelle said...

Becky,
What a sweet collection. I just love how you displayed your scotties..

Have a great week :)

Michelle

Rosemary said...

Love all of your little collections.
Everytime I see scotty dogs now I always thing of you.
Rosemary

Kathleen Grace said...

I love your Scotty collection on the wall, now what color are you going to paint?

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I LOVE THIS! it is just adorable! I bought a Lucy Dawson print off ebay of two jack russell terriers for my sister for her birthday...she went crazy over it!

Jody L. Amos said...

I just LOVE your Scotty. I live in Ontario, Canada and have been looking into the breed. Do you have any questions that I should be asking the breeders? Is this your first Scotty?
Thank you for your time.

Jody :)
Famos@isp.ca

Rosie's Whimsy said...

You live in a Scotty Wonderland! :-) Rosie

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun, fun collection! Your pictures look great on the wall!

Denise said...

Great Scott!!!!!!!!! You are a scotty lover............ I so understand because I have Moses and he is a Love bird and he weight about 7 gms...... but he owns my heart.!!!!!!!!

Oh my gosh Holy Moses!!!!! I too am a pet lover!!!!!

Miss Jean said...

It's really difficult to tell which pictures you have that I don't have...hmmmmmm, you better take inventory after Sunday. You just might have some blank spaces on the wall. I'll blame LittleMissMaggieSoSweetSheWouldn'toSuchAThing! LOL

Linda said...

Becky,
I love your Scotty pictures, what a great display. I love the picture of the two Scotties carrying the cane and I especially like the handsome fella in the picture, top row second from the right. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Linda

Cowboys & Custard said...

Hi dear Becky
Evertyime I see a Scotty dog I think of you now.. you will always be the dotty Scotty lady to me..
In the nicest possible way of course!!!!
Have you heard of the artist Cecil Aldin.. a British artist from early 1900's..?
He was popular for his dog sketches and prints.. I will look out for some for you..

Much love
Mx

A Thing for Roses said...

Hi Becky!

I'm so glad that my small gift found its way to your wall of cute scotties. They really look adorable all together like that. Have a fun weekend!

XO
Lisa

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Becky! I can't get over how great your Scottie wall looks! You make me want to start collecting these adorable doggie items. And I don't even have a Scottie!
Patricia :o)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I love all your sweet posts Becky!!!

ps. teary mom alert, daughter news on my blog today ...

Lallee said...

I love your Scottie prints all grouped together. Very nicely done. That is the one area I haven't started collecting yet, but trust me they are on the list. Looking forward to seeing what color paint you choose.

Hugs,
Lallee

Susie Q said...

Your collection is fabulous!! I love Scotties...just so darned cute.
Have a sweet weekend!

Love,
Sue

the homely year said...

Hi, I really like the way you've grouped all your Scottie pictures together...they have so much impact like that. I've grouped some old black and white family pictures along the wall of our landing in a similar vein.
Margaret and Noreen

yellowfarmhouse said...

What a great collection you've got going there. Love how you have the pics displayed.

Hugs - Karen

Nancy said...

I love the gnome. I have a gnome collection. Your Scotty friends look really good together. Great job of displaying them.

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

So many lovely reminders of all the Doogiedogs from the past! x

Terri and Bob said...

FAB collection. You have some really wonderful pieces. I feel the same about Westies but you don't see many westie things out there...

Andi said...

I love your collection of Scotties! They all look great in your grouping. I like all the clocks too...my hubby would like those. He has a thing for clocks.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Becky,

I saw a pair of pink scotty jammie pants and thought of you the other day :) I am loving your old clocks too! Hope you are having a sweet day!

Hugs,
Dena

Our Back Porch said...

Love all of your scotties, especially Mr. Doogs himself. Everytime I see something Scotty anywhere (and I seem to see them a lot now) I think of you and your love for these sweeties!!
Have a beautiful weekend!!

Hugs and Blessings,
Rebecca

Nancy said...

Hi Becky! I love all the portraits of Scotties, and the frames are so sweet. Love your clock collection as well!

farmerjulie said...

that gnome is adorable..and our clocks!! love em!! and your Scotty stuff!! makes me all happy!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I just love all of your wonderful prints of the Scotties (Scottys?)!! So cute!
Hugs,
Penny

Denise said...

Glad you decided to keep your Victorian sign.. it is tooooo sweet... Have a good week...

Meggie said...

Cute, cute, cute! I LOVE your scottie pics and your clocks also.

Laura said...

What did you decide to do with the "Commit thy Way" wall hanging?
I'm curious. Did I miss your decision?

daisy cottage said...

Hi cute girl!
Your Scotty collection is ADORABLE! Love it!!!

xo,
Kim

Seeb said...

You have a wall full of Scotty I have a wall full of birds,same test;)

IsabellaCloset said...

Becky, Oh how adorable these pictures are... As always your cottage is just wonderful!
Your blog makes me smile..
Hope all is well with you.
Hugs & love ~Mary~:-}

woolies said...

OH this reminded me so much of my Dad - who drank Scotch - and used to tell me made-up stories of Blackie and Whitie, the 2 scottie dogs and their adventures. I was probably 21 when I realized that he got these dog ideas off the Scotch bottle!!!

pamscottieboy said...

Becky, you know I'm drooling over your scottie picture collection. I have a couple myself - think I'll post one on my blog so you can see it. The breeder that we bought Gus from has a very talented husband and they gave us one of his prints a couple of Christmases ago. I kind of cherish it...it's of Gus' niece, Ruby.

Take care,
pam