Friday, August 17, 2012

On the Shelves

Hello, Dear Ones!
Some of you saw that I painted the backs of my builtins green on either side of the fireplace in the den HERE.
A few of you commented on my pretties on the shelves so I thought I would share with you what I poked down on them.

This is the side by my chair where I sit.

The funniest thing, well it doesn't very sound funny, but I'm going to tell you anyway.
After taking everything off the shelves and painting the backs green I looked at my pile of stuff and thought where am I going to put all of this?!
Well, I'm just so smart and all and went right to my blog and pulled up my post many months back when I had changed things around on this side and just copied what I'd done before.
Told you I was smart! :)

This is the dog house side that many of you commented on.

Before I take you inside the dog house I thought you must see this darling little doggy lamp that keeps the light on for all the other dogs. 
Isn't he sweet?

Still not showing you a dog yet but a really pretty piece of pottery we got in Orvieto, Italy.
I've decided to put it in the dog house just because. 
The dogs just love bright colors.

Well, one more non dog piece - my big ole pretty crystal vase which weighs a ton. 
The dogs love this too! :)

Okay, now here are some dogs.
I have Staffordshire dogs, fake Staffordshire dogs and just dogs that I like!
The bottom one is from Portugal and his mate is on the other side of the dog house.
On the middle shelf is the twin to my doggy lamp.

The previous owners used this as a gun cabinet and I guess that's why they put glass doors on each end and then in the center there's two sliding glass doors.

My doggys are all so sweet and obedient.

This is the other side of the cabinet.
I laugh every time I see the little couple on the second from the top shelf.
They never stop laughing and giggling! :)
Well, hope you've enjoyed seeing my dogs in my dog house.

Woof woof!

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

How Much Is That Doggy In The Window

How much is that doggie in the window (arf, arf)
The one with the waggley tail
How much is that doggie in the window (arf, arf)
I do hope that doggie's for sale
I must take a trip to California
And leave my poor sweetheart alone
If he has a dog he won't be lonesome
And the doggie will have a good home
How much is that doggie in the window (arf, arf)
The one with the waggley tail
How much is that doggie in the window (arf, arf)
I do hope that doggie's for sale
I read in the papers there are robbers (roof, roof)
With flashlights that shine in the dark
My love needs a doggie to protect him
And scare them away with one bark
I don't want a bunny or a kitty
I don't want a parrot that talks
I don't want a bowl of little fishies
He can't take a goldfish for a walk
How much is that doggie in the window (arf, arf)
The one with the waggley tail
How much is that doggie in the window (arf, arf)
I do hope that doggie's for sale
~ sung by Patti Page


  1. You have so many pretties Shelia and you've displayed them beautifully! Love that sweet little dog lamp! Have a great weekend:)

  2. YOur shelves are displayed so beautifully. I love both sides. Hugs, Marty

  3. Blogs do come in handy! I've even used mine to look up my own recipes!! Love your many doggies!!


  4. I love your shelves and the doggies look very happy!

  5. Your shelves are just beautiful! So full of life! Love the green background!

  6. Thanks for sharing all your doggies with us - what a great collection you have, and the doggie lamp is just right to shine on the other little guys and gals. I'm still seriously loving your green background on the builtins. I sit and look at my dark brown builtins and I say, "Be like Shelia, just get up and do it." But I don't. Too tired, too achy, too old, too ... let's be honest, too lazy ;) Maybe one day!

  7. This post certainly brought big, big, big smiles to our faces (that includes my two girls!) BTW, I think dogs in Bulgaria say "ruff ruff!"

  8. Shelia what a unique collection. Love it. The last one with the bow is so cute.

  9. Oh my what beautiful built-ins filled with treasures! Grace

  10. I just love your dog house to pieces! Love the green on the back of the shelves too. Such a soft and restful green. Have a wonderful weekend you sweet girl!

    Susan and Bentley

  11. ours shelves looks so pretty.. all those dogs sculptures are amazing.

  12. You've "gone to the dogs" Shelia!

  13. Oh, I really like your shelves. The green is beautiful. Makes everything stand out and accentuated. Your decorating style is very lovely. I like a lot. I must not forget the "dog house". How adorable and pretty. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  14. I love the way you put together all your treasures. The shelf looks amazing - interesting and yet warm and cozy, especially with the green background.

  15. I love all of your doggies Sheila and also the shelves on the other side. You did a great job of decorating them. Oh.. also love the cute dog lamp.

  16. These look beautiful on your shelves - what a great collection. Please come link to my Friday OPEN HOUSE with your post....I would love to have you!

  17. Shelia,
    Oh,dear friend...I love your cabinet background hue! I'm sure the change makes you smile whenever you enter the room!!! Not a big "canine" fan, but "doggone" if you don'thave the cutest collection of "bones" about it, for sure! Thanks for humoring me, dear one! Have a wonderful weekend!

  18. oh, my! Shelia. You have a lot of furry friends there. So LOVE that rose tray ... when you are done with you, you know where I am. Your room is so inviting & comfy.

  19. Sheila- What fun- I know all about cleaning something out and then wondering where all the stuff was ever going to go? lol You did a good job and I LOVE your dog collection. xo Diana

  20. Shelia, your dog house is packed with cute cannines. I like them very much but how does Chloe Dawn feel about so many other cannines in the house? The pottery from Italy has pretty colors and the handles with the special details are wonderful. Your entire room looks very pretty and comfortable. ----------- Shannon

  21. I had to grin when I got to the bottom of the post because I KNEW what the song of the day would be! :) I love to play that on the piano..and belt it out when I am all you can't "belt" that sweet song out... :) I love the fifties songs. I miss them..
    What great collections you have and I absolutely adore the green you painted on the backs of the cabinets! My favorite you know...this year.
    Everything looks so pretty..and the doggie lamp is my favorite thing today.
    Hugs and thanks for your sweet comment.

  22. You have the prettiest collections of dogs...roosters, and so many other pretties to compliment your shelves. I would love built in shelving like that!

  23. Hi Shelia, I have one minute to say hello. We are off to see some antiques. Your shelves are gorgeous and I too love your dogs. The color of green is my fave. Good job my very smart friend. I agree that you are smart and talented in so many ways. I mean it from my heart dear Shelia. I am so happy we could meet each other.

    Enjoy the results of your hard work to make your built-ins beautiful.

    Love, Jeanne

  24. I love that lamp with the dog on it! so sweet

  25. Absolutely beautiful! And, yes you are very smart, blogs come in handy now and then don't they?


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