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.
|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!