Saturday, February 7, 2015

Adding to a collection.


In this post I talked about my family in Germany giving me a gift certificate for my Christmas present.   I have a collection of dogs in various modes of dress and I decided to add to them.  I purchased two, the first was Alfred in my other post, and now I introduce you to George.


In medieval legend George is the knight who became the Patron Saint of England.  He struggled with a fire-breathing dragon symbolizing the Devil.


This is not a medieval knight but I still think the name suits him.


Below you will see my whole collection.  I don't have names for all of them.  There's the huntsman and you'll recognize Winnie I think, then there is George and Alfred, the policeman and John Bull.  Will I be adding to them?  I'm not sure.  The manufacturer's website has lots of different dogs in costume, but nothing has jumped out at me yet, not that I am picky or anything.  Or maybe I am.  


The figurines have grown in height since my originals.  George and Alfred must have been eating more protein.

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I am  linking up with Judith's Mosaic Monday.  




Thank you Judith for this very enjoyable meme. 

36 comments:

  1. What a fun collection to have. Yes, he looks very much like a George.

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  2. Alfred remains my favorite. He was my first sight of such a fellow, and it must have been love at first sight!





    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  3. They are fun - and I love the painting behind them too. Flanders poppies?

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  4. I love seeing them all!! And I must say that maybe George is my favorite. He just makes me smile!! The one you showed the last time, the new one...that is my second favorite.

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  5. Denise, I love your collection. And your header is so calming and beautiful!

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  6. I like George........Don't like the idea of dogs jumping out at me from websites though!

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  7. Splendid! Not much ends up with no name in our house!

    Glad you liked the 'wordy blog'.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  8. George is GREAT. I love your collection, Denise, and as a true Brit I'm thrilled that George stands tall and straight - just as he should.

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  9. Good Morning, Denise. I love George, he is so cute. What a great collection. Happy Sunday!

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  10. I really like George and they are all so cute...

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  11. I love those doggy figurines! Very cute

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  12. Hi Denise, Sure nice to find another collector. I like these dogs ... they are cute! John

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  13. Interesting and fun collection, Love them. Keep well Diane

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  14. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful sight to behold. I enjoy these dogs so much, this is an incredible collection.

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  15. Looking for that manufacturer. I like this guy best, I think its the chin whiskers.

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  16. Cute collection . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  17. He's one of the Queen's guards, should have called him Bear after his bearskin hat!!

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  18. Thanks for stopping my blog!

    How coincidental your maiden name was Goodall. I'd be happy to send you a jar if you like :-)

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  19. I like the collection. They all look cute.

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  20. TexWisGirl, thanks, I think so too.

    William Kendall, thank you, I think so.

    Rose, thank you.

    Nora, another vote for cute, yes most definitely :)

    Cloudia, have to say, Alfred is a close call with Winnie, and George now.

    Elephant's Child, Alfred is lovely!

    Ginny, my sister used to have an old English Sheepdog, and whenever I see one, even George, I always think of him.

    Linda, thank you on both counts.

    John "By Stargoose And Hanglands", I wouldn’t either ;)

    Margaret Adamson, thank you.

    Stewart, now that makes me smile.

    Valerie, I think he’s great also and thank you and I agree.

    eileeninmd, thank you and I hope you had a Happy Sunday also.

    Sandra, thank you. I think George has a lot of fans, me included.

    Enie Dub, I’m glad. I have always enjoyed mine.

    John's Island, ah John, it takes a collector to know a collector ;)

    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente, thank you Diane, and you keep well also.

    Karen S., you are very kind to say so. I’m glad you like them. ‘

    Roy Norris, thank you. I think so too.

    schmidleysscribblins.com, did you find the manufacturer. I can look for him if you don’t. Those chin whiskers are pretty handsome aren’t they?

    Country Gal, You are very welcome and you have a good day too


    Gill - That British Woman, Bear is good but I still like George better.


    Enie Dub, I enjoyed my visit tremendously. Thanks for the offer, so sweet of you but I won’t have to impose. I am going to take a look the next time I go to the store I got the steak sauce from and see if they have it. I’m very lucky I live in an area where I can get a lot of British goods.

    Michelle, thank you!

    Dan the Mountain Man, thank you.

    In fact thanks to everyone who stopped by and made a comment today. I don’t usually answer at the end of my comment section on each post, as I usually can’t keep up but I do try and visit your blogs and thank you there. Have a great week everyone!

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  21. that's a pretty sweet collection

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  22. George looks great!
    - not quite the George and the Dragon that I remembered, but never mind - if anything your George is an improvement on that.

    Have a great week.

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  23. George is quite dashing, and I like his tongue hanging out a little. But I really like Alfred very much and the poppy fields and distant views are great for a background.

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  24. I can't remember seeing your dog collection before. To me, that is a unique type of collection; quite cool!

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  25. An unusual collection and quite unique!
    Thanks for sharing them at Mosaic Monday Denise.

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  26. Hehe! Protein is good for all of us! Enjoyed meeting the other dogs in your collection and learning about England's patron saint.

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  27. Oh Denise he is perfect for your collection.

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  28. What a unique collection! Lots of fun! Obviously George is a good eater...or maybe he's just "big for his age"? haha

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  29. well, that´s a cool collection. Love it a lot. :)

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