Thursday, April 23, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

Time for another posting on Vintage Thingies! When you are done reading this post, head on back to Coloradolady's blog to visit the other participants this week!

I love cute dog figurines, and this one is exceptional, in my book! It's a Yorkie, and my guess is it is supposed to be a male - the blue bow being the only clue. I am going to be offering this for sale in my etsy shop shortly.

He is in great condition, but is one of those vintage pieces that might be a knock off of some famous maker's figurine - there is no maker mark on the bottom, but I bet there used to be a sticker of some sort which was removed.

No chips, no dings, no cracks. He has a nice sort of dusky color to him - it gives him a softer and more appealing look, rather than if he was painted a darker black and brown.

He looks charming, no matter which direction he is facing!


Yesterday I said I would be showing the Corgi Tote that mom and I created - and here it is! It is a big sturdy tote, made of cotton fabrics with a stiffener sewn into the body - and the picture on it is my own Corgi model, Sassy. She is wearing one of our Flip n' Fold bandanas, and it goes well with the bottom and strap fabric we have chosen to use. Her picture is also a pocket, and is only on one side - the other side of the tote is plain.

In this photo, you can see a hint of the pocket inside - it has a strap attached to it so you can clip your car keys and find them again easily by reeling them back up to you! So very convenient - Love it! This tote can fit a whole bunch of stuff in it. I have a Nurse Tote listed in my shop which shows the groceries you can stuff inside, if you are curious. We are entering this tote in a contest at a local fabric shop May 1st, but it will also be featured in our etsy shop. This particular design will be available for purchase, but also the buyer may choose to have one created with a personal photo pocket - their own dog, other pet, or person! What a fun idea - don't you think? If you may be interested in having one made for you, please contact me with your email, and we will discuss the options.

Click on this photo- link and you will find the ClassyChassy shop!

Thanks for visiting today! Now, back to Coloradolady's with you! Happy VTT to you all!


Chatty Crone said...

That little dog figurine is adorable.

And I can't wait for my tote. You guys do a fantastic job. I'm excited!

Hope you are feeling back to snuff now.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Love the little Yorky, he's so cute. The totes are so very nice, they look to be so sturdy. You Mom did a great job and of course your baby did a great job as a model...

T Lee said...

I knew a little old lady when I was a little girl and her house was FULL of figurines...I mean FULL! It was so fun to look at them all! This little pup is adorable!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Cute yorkie. I may have to take you up on the idea of purchase a tote with my furbabies pic. I'll mention it to my kids as not only Mother's day is coming, but my bday too! This would be a good gift for me :0)

Jan Ely said...

Thanks for sharing--love the figurine!

Anonymous said...

I love dog figurines as well but I've got a thing for pink poodles. :)

How nice that you and your mom could make the bag together, it's very cute and those totes would serve any mom well.

Barb said...

hey girl.thanks for coming by.
glad you like my stories.

Should have known you would have dogs in your sharing! =0)
Cute little figurine.

Barbara Jean

Stephanie said...

wow the tote came out so cute! And in the first picture of the dog figurine I thought that was a real dog until I started reading...hahaha. I guess it has great detailing! :)

Postcardy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I have a postcard with Queen Elizabeth and a Corgi that is on my blog.

Postcardy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I have a lot of dog postcards but only one with a Corgi. It is a postcard with Queen Elizabeth and a Corgi and is on my blog.

Julie said...

Love the little figurine...adorable!
The tote is very cute and your mom did a wonderful job...Have a great Thursday..Julie

Ruby said...

Very cute doggie! Happy day, Ruby

CC said...

The little doggie and and the tote are so pretty. You've done a wonderful job with the looks roomy enough to hold anything.
Happy VTT and hope you have a great weekend.

Protector of Vintage said...

Cute little figurine!! The tote looks really nice! Have a great day!

Coloradolady said...

That little Yorkie is so cute! I used to have a sweet little girl, had her for 14 years. Now, I just have two wieners.... That piece should do well on Etsy. Very cute

Susan said...

Dog figurines are the best. I have a couple that were my mother's.

Infrared Goggles said...

Oh, I love the personal photo pocket! Very nicely done :) I will check it out on your etsy page.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Your workmanship is so beautiful. Those totes are wonderful and handy.

The Yorkie sure has a cute expression!

marian said...

what an adorable figurine..such a sweet face :)