Friday, October 22, 2010


I had a couple of hours to myself today while the aide was at the house with dad.  Usually I have to spend that time going to the grocery, picking up prescriptions and running errands that don't have much to do with me.  Today was different! 

Someone had told me about an antique store on the eastern edge of the Mesa city limits, not too far from here so I decided today was the day to check it out.  Oh my, I had such a good time meandering down the rows by myself.  I don't think I even got through half of the shop. 

This store seems to have a bit more western type antiques than my usual haunt in Apache Junction.  Great cowboy decorator items, like spurs, lariats, western theme pictures, Indian blankets, turquoise jewelry.  You get the picture! 

I sometimes buy antique dog figurines and sell them in my online Etsy store, but today I really was enthralled with the western stuff.  Until I walked around a corner and found this figurine.

The price was great so I scooped it up thinking I would re-sell it.  As I walked through the store, glancing occasionally at my find, I felt myself getting attached!  Well it is a Spaniel you know, so why wouldn't I.  It could be a Springer Spaniel but I think he/she is a black and white English Cocker Spaniel.  For those that don't know, English Cocker Spaniels are my breed.  I bred and showed them for about ten or twelve years under the name of FenceRow for which I am grateful to say I had several Champion FenceRow English Cocker Spaniels. 

Now, I certainly don't need another figurine to add to my collection which is at home in Indiana. 

However...........this one is really nice and..........I don't have one like it so I think I should keep it. 

Yep, I think I have a new treasure!


  1. I think you should keep it. I remember the ones you had on the fireplace in the family room on the "steps" up the sides. It's been over 10 years since I've seen your house I think.
    Remember when you had the writing and doodling on the kitchen wall by the phone years ago. I loved that.. You should do a wall that way again..only for real.
    You've been blogging alot lately and I am really enjoying it.

  2. New treasures and finds are always fun!

  3. Yes, you should definately keep it. You never know when you are going to find that special little treasure. I guess that's why we keep looking.

  4. So cute. I have a one of those, a live version. What a find. I am glad you had some time to yourself. You need that. I am sure you know that first hand.

  5. Great little dog figurine! Isn't it hard to part with them when they are so darn cute?!! I checked your Etsy and saw your beautiful rugs! I have found it very hard to part with any of my rugs. I've only sold a couple of small mats on Ebay so far. Glad you were able to find some time to go and enjoy yourself. I should have done that today too but ran out of energy I guess!
    Take Care.
    Cathy G

  6. The dog figurine is darling. Its nice to get out and about. Everyone deserves some time to themselves.

  7. Thanks y'all for your thoughts and it's official, I'm keeping him! Oh yeah.....he's a him, I looked!!

  8. Karen ~
    He's a him. How cute :)
    I'm so glad you had some time to yourself without filling it with "obligations" and I'm so glad you are keeping the little guy! There will always be something else to sell in your etsy shop that you don't love.
    Congrats on your Spaniel champions! That's something to be so proud of.
    Pug hugs :)

  9. Thanks Lauren! It seems that the 'adventure' inspired me as I just listed in my Etsy store a few things I had tucked away.
    I LOVED dog showing. It's difficult to say the least and I AM proud that I managed several Champion dogs over the years.


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