Sunday, August 17, 2008

For The Love Of A Dog

Greetings one and all! Let me introduce these smiling little faces that belong to my dear friend Wave. Left to right are Bonnie, Maude and Hank. Miss Maude is a half sister to Duhgall and a sister (several liters apart) of Miss Maggie Dear.

Now let me share with you about my uber talented friend Wave. Not only does she have a happy bunch of dogs, she also has a wonderful collection of dog items, namely mostly Scotty things. However, there are "Hanks" around the house, too.

With Wave's blessing, I am sharing some of her Scotty things.

Below is an antique oil and below that an antique door stop.
Wave is an incredible artist and painted the painting that you see on the old bench below. Nestled on the bench are a few of her old stuffed Scotty friends.
The next photos are of her loft bathroom. There you will find wonderful etchings, old Scotty prints, door stops, boot scrapes and other doggie paraphernalia.

Wave is a designer and has such an artful eye putting it all together. If you click on the last picture to enlarge it, you will see an old dog collar wrapped around the pillar candle. These personal and inventive touches are throughout her entire home.

Thank you, Wave, for your friendship and for letting me share some of your home with my visitors.

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32 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

What a lovely home! Thank you for sharing it with us:>) Your friend is a wonderful artist, I love her painting and her special touches.

Jean said...

I love her scottie collectibles and the way she displayed them.What a creative friend you have and what a sweet creative friend she has. Love her doggie babies too. They were adorable.
You have a wonderful Sunday evening.
Jean in Virginia

Jackie said...

Love the pictures. :-)

XOXO

Connie said...

Sweet decorating, my little chickee...... Truly adorable.
Smoochies,
Connie

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Wow--what a lovely home and some fantastic collections your friend has! It sure was nice of her to let you take pics to share with us!
Smiles, Karen

barbara said...

That's a gorgeous house - love how it's all displayed. And of course I love the dog pictures!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

...and I also thank you for sharing your doggie treasures. One of my favorite collections are my Jack Russell doggie collectables and my dog chair. Dogs are just so lovable and make me happy :) Have a good Monday.
Warmly, Deb

Miss Jean said...

You know, Maggie and Maude do look alike. I can see the family resemblance. I'm doing some serious drooling over all of Wave's Scotty things. Her home is, indeed, a treasure trove to behold!

Rosemary said...

Thanks for sharing your friend's wonderful things with us.
Love the dogs!
Rosemary

FourSistersInACottage said...

Oh Becky,
HOW FUN!!! Thank you so much for sharing and Thank YOU Wave, for letting us in.
Makes me want to start collecting scotties again (wink, wink)
Love and Hugs, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Thanks for sharing your friends beautiful home and her beautiful collection of scotties dogs!
kisses kisses
Debbie Moss
xxx

(FROM ENGLAND)

Liz said...

What sweet babies... And I love the scottie collection. She did a great job of displaying them in the bookcase....

~~Liz

belladella said...

What a beautiful collection and home! Thanks for sharing :)

Brenda Kula said...

How sweet! I love anything doggie related. It seems Pottery Barn is "up to the dogs" lately. Lots of shelves filled with dog illustrations, etc. in their catalogs.
Brenda

Shelley said...

Hi Becky, thanks to you and to Wave for sharing all these sweet doggie treasures. They are all so sweet and Wave's home is beautiful....

Blessings,Shelley

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! What beautiful pictures. I especially like the ones of the dogs, real and antique!

Susie said...

Hi Becky,
Sorry I haven't visited more. This summer has just been so busy. Loved seeing all the cute little Scottie collectibles. His home looks lovely!
xo

Mimi Sue said...

How adorable. Love that some of the books on the shelves are dog books. Attention to detail that reminds me of your decorating...Love your home and blog.

Anonymous said...

I like her decorating style. Maybe she'll let you take more pics. I'd love to see her kitchen and bedroom.
I bet they're special, too.

~elaine~

Lallee said...

Wave really has the touch for displaying her fabulous collection. She has some wonderful vintage pieces. I loved seeing it all. And I loved seeing Hank too. I have a weak spot for retrievers in addition to the Scotties. Hope you are having a great week, Becky!

Hugs,
Lallee

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Hi Becky,
I just love all the dog things in your friends home! A home is not "home" without a few tails wagging!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

How great to have a friend so like you! That painting is amazing.

white o'morn cottage said...

Beautiful photos. I loved all the detail in them. Lovely...thanks

Linda said...

Wave is a wonderful artist, I love her painting and all her special touches.

It was a fun visit and what a cute welcoming party. Hugs, Linda

Lisa said...

How sweet. What a nice post. She does have quite the collection doesn't she? She sounds like a "do it all kinda gal". I wish I was like that too!!

PS, I love the music on your site. I may have to copy that myself.

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

Becky, I came over to your blog from Deb's blog Garage Sale Gal. I love your Scottie Dog collection! If you have a chance, stop over to visit my blog. I am having a Scottie Dog pillow giveaway.

Jan

Charli and me said...

I love how Wave has incorporated her love for Scotties into her decorating. Her home is not only warm but charming. Thank you for sharing with us.

Jen Glover said...

So beautiful! I have West Highland West Terrier, which is the white version of a Scottie! I'm obsessed to with all things Westie! Love the Scotties!

Pink Slippers said...

Your friends home is so cute. She put everything together just right. My sister has a scottie door stop too and they really are adorable.

Michelle said...

Becky,
Thank you for the tour of Wave's lovely home and meeting all of her sweet furry friends.

Michelle

Cali Homemaker said...

Love the pictures.. my favorite one is the last one.. with all the touches of dogs! I have a passion for dogs and just think this is so sweet and adorable. Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

Becky, thanks for sharing Wave's collection and decorating. She is so talented! You are blessed to have her as your friend.