Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Peek into my Pug Art Collection...

Happy Thursday everyone!
I love to collect Pug Art of all kinds.
Over the years, I have built quite a collection.
I love looking at each piece and knowing the story of where it came from and how it came to live with me.
The pottery Pug above is one of my favorites. I found it in a gallery in Florida in 2000, and I can honestly say it was the highlight of my trip. :)

This little pug is a needle felted wool sculpture that I put in this wool felt bowl.
The two pieces are made by different hands, but I think are perfect together.

This little cutie was just given to me as a gift. I just love the expression and detail of this doll.

He keeps me company in my sewing room. :)

...and this little Pirate Pug has a parrot that looks like Gilbert on his shoulder!
How perfect is that?

Melanie knows how much I love to collect children's books with pugs in the story!
Look at the 3 by Lauren Darr that she just surprised me with!
I am in heaven!

What are some of your favorite things to collect?
Please leave us a note and let us know!
m & e


Aniemother said...

You've got a great collection, Melissa! :)

Maggie and Mitch said...

The pirate Pug shows so much imagination but we love the needle felted Puggie best! You collect Pug art like we collect Airedale art!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Judy Mackey said...

The pottery pug is cute - well, all of the little pugs you've collected are fun! It must be fun to have a collection!! I love reading your blogs and newsletter to learn a little bit about you! Have a wonderful Thursday!
cheers, Judy

The OP Pack said...

You have some wonderful pieces in your collection. We love the pirate pug and the little story books.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Pearl said...


I looove the felted puggie. What great finds, Melissa!!

Diane said...

These are fabulous! Love that little pirate pug. Love the flat puglet too! Melissa...I am coming to meet you in Seattle in May with Gail & Kong. We are soooooo excited!!!!xoxoxo Diane

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Hi Melissa,

I love your pug art. I collect a lot of stuff like that too, including an obsession with Flamingos.

Oh, and thanks a lot for displaying those adorable Pug prints and stuff on your blog. Now I have an itchy trigger finger on your Etsy site! LOL!

One more 'Oh'.. Thanks for the little note cards! I loved getting your card in the mail. I use those tags for bookmarks. They're wonderful!

Shannon and the Gang

Tigerlily said...

I adore them all. Can't decide which one I like best..the pirate? pug on the world (that's what it looks like to me, the world) or the adorable little felted one!

I haven't been as lucky in finding pug things, but we have a huge collection of bulldogs. :o)

Punchbugpug said...

It is always fun to see what other Pug lovers collect! I LOVE the felted Pug! I imagine your collection is much bigger than that? I think it might take me a week to show all my stuff! Some might call me a Pug stuff hoarder?


Anonymous said...

So cute!!

Hank said...

OMGosh, love them all but I have GOT to get those books!

(That felt pug is adorable!)

I don't collect much anymore (running out of space AND I'm too lazy to dust around it) but I do have a dozen or so Barbies in a curio cabinet!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What great items!

Thank woo fur sharing!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Laura said...

Adorable pugness in your collection, Melissa! I collect cats (of course), and I have an angel collection from when I was younger. And beanie babies, and bears (too much stuff)!

dw said...

Arrrrrgggggg!!!The pirate pug is awesome!

Apollo said...

Oh I LOVE the books. When I get a human brother or sister, I'll have to get some to read to him/her.

I've been collecting stuffies, and in my two short human years, I have accumulated about a hundred.

My Mommy has a new/her own baking kitchen. She's going to use it to make homemade and healthy pug treats (it's her hobby). She wants to decorate it in Pugs so that it's a true Pug Bakery. Needless to say, she's going to start collecting Pug stuff. So far she has a hand towel, pot holder, bowl, cup, and magnets.

Manon Doyle said...

Omg, Melissa! You have such a great collection. I can't even pick a favorite thing because I love everything!!

Becky said...

All are so cute! I have pug shaped mirrors, pug figurines, stuffed pugs, pug magnets, 14k gold pug charm on a necklace, pug painting that looks like needlepoint, pug ornaments, pug books. I love my pug stuff!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We love the total collection too.
We cannot decide on a favorite.
But I sure would like to read those stories.

B said...

Felted wool pug is fabulous! I do have a live pirate pug ;-)!
I enjoy your art,and collection!
thanks for sharing!

ocmist said...

Your Pug Collection is just adorable! I love the Pirate one especially!

I’ve collected Breyer Horses for over 46 years now, as well as all kinds of other horses. I also collect eggs (wood, painted, real, carved, ceramic, etc.).