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Friday, August 1, 2014

There's a New Girl in Town

This sassy miss came home 

with me from a recent estate sale.

It was love at first sight for me.

She is a Staffordshire

 begging spaniel jug or pitcher.

I'm not certain about her pedigree,

though I feel certain she is definitely vintage.

Perhaps a vintage reproduction.

What matters most is she is black and white 

and the perfect companion to this gentlemen

who I've had for several years.  

He too is a black and white begging spaniel

jug or pitcher with a tricorn hat.

Don't they 

make the perfect pair?

I think perhaps Mister is of newer vintage,

but that's OK,  he fits right in with

all of the Courtly Checks around the house.

He was a thrifty find at Goodwill some years ago.

They could easily be

parents to these two sweet pups.

Yes,  I feel as if

a family has been reunited!

They are currently part of a vignette

on the dining room buffet.

I gathered a group of 

Courtly Check pieces and filled

them with summer hydrangeas.

Along with a piece of

figurative art by a favorite NY artist.



Blue Creek Home said...

So pretty - I love all of your spaniel pitchers with the MacKenzie-Childs pieces. Beautiful!

kitty said...

All your spaniels make such a cute family, Sarah! They were meant to be. I love the flowers around the tricorn hat of your newest one. What a lovely display they make with your Courtley Check and your hydrangeas.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love your staffordshire doggies
I have 3 large ones and always on the look out for more

Babs R said...

What a great find! LOVE, LOVE Staffordshire spaniels, and yours look especially amazing with your Courtly Check pieces. Wow!

La Table De Nana said...

She was waiting for you♥

Rita C. said...

Oh Sarah, what a find - the stars were certainly aligned that day! Reunited, and it feels (and looks) so good for the Staffordshire family!

Bonnie said...

Love the new girl in town. She compliments Mister very well and goes wonderfully with the courtly check vases full of gorgeous white hydrangeas. Sigh! Really a super vignette with your signature written all over it, Sarah. So charming!


Oh dear Sarah, I love the 'united' family of doggies! I have a dog collection too, but could never find the Staffordshire type as yours is! They look so elegant along with MCh and beautiful hydrangeas.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, how fun is this. I love these pieces.

Jann Olson said...

Sarah, talk about a match made in heaven! And the little pups go perfectly! Darling vignette, and the Hydrangeas are the icing on the cake! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

chateau chic said...

Your spaniels are so cute, and they fit right in with your decor. What a fun find!
Mary Alice

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Such a sweet vignette! How lucky to find her, she could be his long lost mate! :)
Have a great weekend!

Liz Hockamier said...

Oh, I love me a black and white check or two. :)
Your little vignette is perfection. I love the little spaniels. I am always on the look out for them. I would love to find a blue and white set for our family room.
Thank you so much for sharing your post for Fresh-Cut Friday. The hydrangea are a perfect addition! :)
Have a great weekend.

The Tablescaper said...

So adorable! They were meant to be together!

- The Tablescaper

mickeydownunder said...

G'day! Thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty! Lovely post
Please remember to go back and comment on some other people's submissions to the party and of course, we hope you are following Natasha and me on Pinterest; comments and shares show you care! Cheers! Joanne @What's On The List

Shelia said...

Hi Sarah! I love your new Staffy! She looks wonderful with your little gent! I collect Staffys too but have never seen the jugs before. Love your pretty vignette with your MC pieces.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia )

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love them, they were made for each other, can't believe they finally found each other...

Blondie's Journal said...

These pups really look like they were separated at birth! I would think they had the same "markings" on the bottom! Good for you. You have a perfect pair. And your buffet is just beautiful...you have such a great stye!

Jane xx

Rettabug said...

What a treasure you found, Sarah! The perfect little pair now. Love how you've gathered all your black & white...you do have a talent for arranging things beautifully.

I read where the Staffordshire spaniel was the "quintessential Victorian bourgeois status-symbol ornament: no mantelpiece was complete without a pair of spaniels standing guard".
Did you know very young children were paid 2 shillings a week to paint the little gold chains?
See, every time I come to your blog, I learn something new because you've peaked my interest in a new subject.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Sarah, what a wonderful find. I have not seen the jugs before. What a great companion to the one you already had. Adding the sweet pups is perfect. Your MC display in your dining room is gorgeous. I love black and white checks. You have such a talent for pulling it all together.
Looks like you have some gorgeous hydrangeas this year too. They are not blooming so good here. Tall and very green but not that many blooms.
Have a nice weekend.

Scribbler said...

The family is complete, now that Mama's in the house. Very nice find, perfect vignette.

Beverly said...

I am in love with the whole family. Please send them over to join us for Pink Saturday. She is sporting some on her pretty bonnet.♥

Rosie M. said...

O, my, these little dogs just put a giant smile on my face! What a nice way to start the day! I love your vignette and your doggies make a darling family together. Thank you for sharing! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Sonia said...

Now that is quite a little spaniel famiy! Fantastic that she matches him so well. Can't believe you found him at Goodwill, I guess some people don't realize what great pieces they have. Love your black and white themed vignette!
Miss Bloomers

Deborah Montgomery said...

the new girl must feel so at home now, and her gentleman friend is lonely no longer! what a great find, Sarah! your display is gorgeous!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Sarah,
You were very lucky for finding this matching girl!
Makes a nice grouping - ENJOY.

Dianne said...

How wonderful to find the sweet spaniel. Perfect with your other pieces. Adorable.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh my heavens! You DID find a treasure, that's for sure. They all look so cute together. I love your courtly check and pour over the magazine they send out. I want it all!! My purchase from them that is coming soon is knobs for my sofa table. I can't wait!
What a beautiful home you have!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sarah, she is adorable and a perfect companion to your other pitcher. Love the vignette. The babies are my fav's I must admit!

Kathleen said...

Amazing how close they are! Enjoy your twins! :)

Canadian Chickadee said...

Lovely! What a great grouping. xoxox

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

What a great grouping…although the dogs are adorable…you know what I like best :-)

Maggie said...

Love your little Staffie spaniels, they remind me so much of my darling Mr Ben. The CC vignette is a delight, the white hydrangeas are perfect for these pieces.

Poppy said...

Hi Sarah,

What a good hunter and gatherer you are to reunite this adorable little family of dogs! Beautiful vignettes and gorgeous hydrangeas to accent the ambiance!

Happy weekend!


Mary said...

Sarah, What a handsome couple they make and what a fun find! I think pedigree is definitely is overrated :) I love your collection of Courtly Check filled with those beautiful hydrangea blooms!

The French Hutch said...

Dear Sarah, What are the odds of finding this pretty girl! Just time for you to bring home a mate for that dashing fellow! The do make a stunning pair and oh how I love that vignette of Stafffordshire, MacKenzie Childs CC and white hydrangeas. Great find!
Have a great Sunday..........

bj said...

They are just STUNNING, Sarah. I love them all....they surely do look great with your MC.

Art and Sand said...

I love all of your Mackenzie-Childs pieces and of course your spaniel family all united in your home.

I love black and white checks.

Pondside said...

She is lovely, Sarah. Whenever I see a little Staffordshire spaniel I think of the front windows of the houses in Aeroskobing, on the island of Aero in Denmark. It seemed that every window held a pair. There was some significance in the way the pairs faced - having to do with seamen and their wives and the faithfulness of those wives.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a cutie, Sarah...and a perfect mate to your other spaniel! Love the black and white vignette! Here...finally having a few moments to visit as school starts back for the grands! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

They do make the perfect pair Sarah! Love the whole grouping...
so pretty!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love your new dogs!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Such a pretty vignette, and yes, they do look like a family. How wonderful to find a mate for your male. laurie

thepaintedapron.com said...

oh they are so cute Sarah, and yes they do look great with all your gorgeous Courtly Check pieces~I know you were thrilled when you first spotted her at the sale!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

What a charming collection, Sarah! Congrats on your new find :) She was meant to be yours. Cheers~

The Charm of Home said...

Great find Sarah. They are adorable.

Ivy and Elephants said...

What an amazing find! Now the family is complete, these are stunning!

Susan Clayton said...

Lucky find! Love the grouping.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sarah, They are the perfect pair. Congrats on your great find!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a beautiful new addition to your home! She is perfect and does make your vignette look like the perfect family!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Sarah! She is so precious! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my goodness, Sarah that's extraordinary you found a "gal pal" for your existing fella. And the pups - seriously how cute is THAT?

Totally adorbable!!

Tartan Terrace said...

Sarah - I love all of your Staffordshire pups. I have some also, so it's fun to see how you've used them in your vignettes. Btw, where did you get the wonderful tassel with the little black and white spaniel? It's spectacular and I must add one to my collection!

Decor To Adore said...

Truly an amazing treasure that I am so thankful found you!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love her~
she would have stolen my heart from the get-go too!

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