Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Dog's Life

 I found this vintage, "poodle cart" recently at a local Antique Shop on clearance. I spotted it, wanted it, came home without it (which I do quite a bit)! I tell myself, "Gloria, you have so much "stuff" ...do you really need another "little" collectible!!??" I came into our house, looked up at the staircase wall, which I had recently put up a-- new/old black and white photo display--, then asked Candice (the eldest daughter), if she wanted to make a trip back over there with me so I could go buy it! She was more than happy to go, we ended up both looking around a bit more. 
 I tucked the little kitten card from my neighbor in the back of the cart to display. I have been really been drawn to add a touch of black to the all whites. Maybe because Halloween is around the corner? Who knows? Maybe, I have been spying those color combinations in all of my current magazines? That is what Richard always tells me the answer is when I feel the need to redecorate parts of the walls or house. The recent decision to change the staircase wall to black and white photos was inspired by the stairwell in the movie, Howards End. I just can't get enough of watching the DVD just so I can see that wall again!! I actually was watching it on NETFLIX, re-winding it to just that part, over and over. Then it disappeared from our options! :( I guess I watched it a little TOO MUCH?!  
 This old guy (below) belonged to my mother-in-law, as well as the all-white cat in the picture below this one. I can remember her having them displayed on her shelves in her home when Richard and I were just boyfriend and girlfriend. Sweet memories!! She probably doesn't even know I still have them?!
  I found the begging puppy at an old shop in, Petaluma, California, he was my trip souvenir.
These two were given to me from my neighbor one day after noticing I had been liking the ceramic puppies.
 A dog's life includes a cat or two (usually), but not if Rocky has anything to say about it. My sweet granddaughter Zoe gave me this pretty all-white cat.
 
Happy Day to all of you!!! :)
 
Blessings & hugs, Gloria ...XOXO

p.s. I didn't purposely choose not to have a banner here today. I tried to change it to a different one and Blogger informed me that I have come to my photo upload quota. I guess my Picasa album is too full! :/ I won't be posting new pictures anytime soon until I can buy more space, or delete some in that album?

27 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I'm just loving your collection of critters. Most of them I haven't seen before. Have a great day!

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  2. Love all your doggies!!...seize the day darling...love Ria...xxx..

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  3. I love them! I have quite a few doggies...some chalk ones.

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  4. how fun....you've got a great little collection going there! love the 'old guy' that belonged to your mother in law...he looks faithful!

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  5. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today - and for the kind words!!

    I love your sweet doggies - I have been reading through older posts and looking at all of the delish looking food you are preparing! I look forward to reading more posts : )
    Have a great weekend!
    Ashlyn

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  6. Hi Gloria, I too love all of these, so sweet! I know, we go around collecting things like this and then one day as we pass out of this world someone else picks them up and loves them too! I can't resist either! ;)

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  7. Happy September sweet friend!! Your collection is adorable! I have one little squirrel figurine that I have on my kitchen window ledge...I just adore him..he is known as "Happy" in our home.

    Hugs for a wonderful new week...make it special my friend. xoxox

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  8. Very sweet little cart! What a wonderful collection you have going there. I adore black and white, and it is perfect for Halloween, which really can't be around the corner so soon, can it?

    Hope you had a wonderful summer. It went way too fast for my liking, but fall is another lovely time of the year here. Just hoping it doesn't go as fast as the summer!

    Kate

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  9. What a cute little collection, Gloria. Hope you're enjoying a nice holiday weekend.... ~Lori

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  10. How cute! You just need to add a bulldog to your collection :) hope your day is fabulous xoxo

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  11. OMG, sometimes, small treasures can make your day! Mse me smile Gloria. Have a happy midweek!

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  12. Oh how I've missed you Gloria! I took a long break from the blogging world, but am back now and had to come visit you. Glad you are still well and active here. I'll be back soon. hugs, Terri

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  13. ooo those are sure cute! Annie would be swooning! I used to do more antique/flea market shopping but now I tuck away most of my goodies so the boys don't pay with them :) So I miss those days! So does Annie! In time....i will collect again in time :) LOVE your puppies!!

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  14. I love your puppy collection! and, you know, blogger has told me that a couple of times and i just wait a day or so and it's back to normal without me having to buy anything. Try again, Gloria.

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  15. Hey Gloria, thank you for stopping by! What? You need to BUY space fpr pictures??? Never heard abou that here in blogland, how come? I wish you a good time ahead - you are such a wonderful person, helping everyone along - love and blessings for your week!

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  16. HI Gloria, I hope this finds you well & your mom & dad mending & healing! I am sure you are constantly thinking of them if you are not with them.
    I heard blogger has limited pics...I am thinking of moving to word press....scarey but I feel I have to.
    Your doggie collection is so sweet I shall have to blog about mine...hmm we sure like a lot of the same stuff!
    Well my daughter will need this computer for homework soon so off I go to finish commenting..another reason I need to move !

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  17. Your collection is great!!! Sometimes its the little things that make us happy!

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  18. Dear Gloria, have a sunny and happy weekend - greetings from germany! xx

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  19. Hi sweet friends...just popping over to wish you a Happy Fall....hugs.

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  20. Hmmm.. I'm beginning to think that Picasa just needs a financial boost. Seems that needing to buy more space is a common malady right now. I did go ahead and pay for more after a frustrating day yesterday when every picture I had uploaded vanished and the reminder wouldn't go away. It was no longer about changing my header but now, I couldn't blog with pictures at all. Just a warning.

    Love the new addition to the puppy brigade. I can totally relate to the sudden bursts of inspiration. My friends husband called her decorating magazines and catalogs her porn. I was a bit shocked at the statement but when he explained that it caused his wife to lust... Hmm. Yea, I get it. I guess I have a bit of an addiction too. :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  21. Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)gmail.com

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  22. Of course i will pray for him darling.....wishing you and your family power and strength !!...the Lord is with him..we all know that......he will recover....love from me...xxx..

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  23. Dearest Gloria, so sad to hera about the accident! Am sending pryers and blessings, will include him in my evening meditation tonight! So good they have such loving people like you and your husband to rely on. Much love!

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  24. oh my friend..just had to pop on over and tell you I will be praying for your son-in-law...how terrible! You take care and sending your family oodles of love. xoxo

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  25. Hi Gloria,
    I am thinking of you and your family & praying your son-in-law has a speedy recovery.
    Your daughter is so blessed to have you near.
    Colleen

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  26. I have missed you...thank you for visiting the other day! Take care! xox

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