Sunday, January 8, 2012

Another Vintage Christmas Present

I mentioned in my last post that, along with the vintage scale, Jon got me a wonderful antique iron dog for Christmas. Today I wanted to share this precious little dog with you. I had seen it a few times in this awesome antique store in Daphne, AL. I loved the old "chippy-ness" of it the first time I ever saw this darling piece, but it was more that I would spend on a "happy" for me. I mentioned it to Jon, and then I continued to look for it each time I went browsing in this delightful store. It was always there... I think it was meant to be! When Jon asked what I wanted for Christmas, I didn't hesitate and said "the dog and the scale"! As you know, he got the scale and yes, he got the dog too! He called me one day and said, "you never said this store was so huge... where on Earth is this dog you've been talking about?" I cracked up! I tried to describe again what it looked like and where it was located in the store. I also cautioned him not to buy it if it was still expensive - I am trying so hard to be frugal :-). Well, Merry Christmas to me! It was marked down!!! Now it is mine and I love it! 

You can see the dog on one of the middle shelves of the built in to the left of the fireplace. I also redid the arrangement on the main display area. I added a silhouette of me from when I was about six years old. Next I added an apothecary jar, three McCarty bunnies, a lamp and a wedding picture of Jon and me. 

He is made of cast iron - he is quite sturdy! From what I understand, he would have been used as a door stop many years ago. 

Isn't he darling? I am so glad that Jon was able to get him for me for Christmas! He reminds of hunting dogs that my uncles always had when I was a little girl. Just precious! 

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  1. Your cast iron doggie is sweet; looks pretty on your bookshelf--the shelving display is lovely in your room!

  2. Love your dog and love your Longaberger as well! I am also a collector (well....was).

  3. Your dog is really handsome and Merry Christmas to you!! I'm starting to collect dogs again, and found a bull dog holding a basket of puppies. Yours is so nice because it's cast iron and sturdy.

  4. So sweet and what a lovely Christmas gift. It will be one you treasure. Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Friday. We like to share our LAST link up on our Facebook page, so we'll be featuring your post on there. Hope to see you back this evening for Inspiration Friday!


  5. Such a wonderful gift. It would be great to have you join me at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  6. Lisa, I love your vintage dog. I love finding them. What a great gift.


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