Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I Love Collecting...

If three of anything equals a collection, I have a lot of collections. 

Collecting is an adventure. On any given day, you never know what you will find.  My favorite finds are usually my least expensive ones.  When I find something rare or even semi-rare and get it for a song, I really, really LOVE it.  It's more memorable and much more enjoyable than paying a hefty price on ebay or at an antiques shop. 

Needless to say, everything I want can't always be found "for a song" at a garage sale or consignment store and plenty of times I have purchased "must have" items at full price on ebay or at antique shops.

One of my favorite collections contains both newer items and vintage items.  I love this collection because I love Otis Pete, our pug.  In June of 2004, we acquired the cutest little fawn pug you ever did see.  Now at 7 1/2 years old, he's a little gray, and not so cute, but soooooo loveable. 

Here he is as a puppy:

He is seven and a half years old now and not as cute but the BEST dog anyone could ask for.

In honor of Otis Pete (as my youngest daughter named him), I have acquired some pug memorabilia. 

A needlepoint pug on a cushion pillow.

A larger resin pug figurine my mom gave me.

Pug portrait plate.

Small ceramic group of three pugs.

Pug on left purchased on ebay.


A Th. Poncelet design tapestry pillow from England designer-cushions.com.


Two more ebay pug figurines.  The one on the left is marked made in England.


My big beautiful ebay ceramic vintage pug.

This collection will grow as I find just the right pug items to keep!





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18 comments:

  1. Thanks for the smile. Your collection is almost as cute as your pug.

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  2. Carlene, Otis Pete is still adorable! Love all your pug things and especially the cute tapestry pillow. Thanks for linking to the Open House party and Happy New Years.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  3. I think Otis Pete is still real cute , I know he's adorable

    My little pug sissy died in April from cancer and I miss her and her brother Ollie who died earlier

    I really want 2 more little pugs jusy trying to justify the cost of care etc

    Have a Happy new year

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  4. So sorry about your pugs. The only thing I can say I dislike at all about pugs is the shedding.

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  5. I have a black pug, Scarlet, who will be 7 in February...before her, I didn't understand what the big fuss about pugs was all about. I wanted a bulldog, but my husband wanted a pug. Now, I'm hooked to these little people in fur suits. I love old, gray pugs - they just have the sweetest faces. Scarlet has very little gray - I had expected her to gray around age 3, but she has just a touch on her tail and chin. I actually have a "pug" board on my pinterest page. Sadly, she's staying with my parents, as my 2 year old loves to torment...I miss her so much, so I eat up all the pug love I can find. Thanks for sharing this great post!

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  6. Otis started to gray in the muzzle around three. We have to watch what he eats or he would really get fat. He loves food!

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  7. OMG! I think Otis Pete is the cutest thing ever! And I'm longing for a pug furbaby of my own. There's something about the breed that speaks to me....Well it's actually a SHOUT saying "You need one NOW!" Lol! Your collection of pug pretties is wonderful too. Vanna

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  8. What a sweet little face!
    Otis is a charmer!

    Loving the English one on your mantle. I would have bought that one and I don't even have a pug!

    Great collection Carlene.
    Thanks so much for posting and linking up. I truly appreciate it!

    xox
    Alison

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  9. Oh I just adore, adore pugs! Our pug Ben died in 2010, he was 13 and he was old, the greatest dog ever! He looked so much like your Otis, I love your memorabilia, I have a painting! Happy New Year 2012.
    FABBY

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  10. Otis Pete is adorable. Something about a pug that warms one's heart. You have a fun collection here. I really like the Th. Poncelet designed pillow. Seeing animals in clothing makes me smile. Thanks for sharing ~ sarah

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  11. Oh he is still a doll! You have started a very nice collection-love those beautiful pillows.I have a huge dog collection-I will share a few later this week.

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  12. Thanks all of you for your nice comments about our Otis and the pug collection. Can't wait to see your dog collection, Mississippi Artist.

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  13. OH I do love this collection! We have two pugs in our home...aren't they such a great breed? Your Otis is too cute!

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  14. Happy new Year! Thanks for sharing Your cute Pet! Love you pigs collection! Joann

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  15. Cute; so darn cute! Love those pug pillows too. Happy 2012!

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  16. I love the pillows too. Always looking for more. Thanks for your comments!

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