Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Collecting Vintage Dog And Cat Collectibles For Your Kitschy Kitchen

Collecting Sweet Pampered Pets in Your Vintage Style Kitchen

Who Could resist these adorable kitty cats and pooches? If you are setting up an antiques and collectibles shop always keep a healthy inventory of vintage pooches and kitties on hand. These fellas are great sellers. In fact these cuties priced right will fly out the door.

Dimestore Pooches And Kitties

Once Dimestore knick knacks, often imported, these ceramic or plastic pooches and felines were popular companions during the colorful eras of the 30s, 40s,m 50s and 60s. Today, collector's hunt for vintage dogs and cats that remind them of their pampered pets. (I'm always looking for Shelties if you come across any).

Tips About Buying Kitchenwares

When buying these collectibles, look at the bottom of the items to see if they are marked. Older ceramics tend to be heavier than newly made knick knacks. Look for cracks, chips,
missing pieces etc. Is the paint faded? If you are buying salt and pepper shakers, are they from the same set or a mismatch? Don't worry about missing the cork, corks can easily be replaced.
Because these collectibles are so adorable, may people will gladly buy an orphaned creamer without the sugar or part of a canister set. etc. You can also go on-line to Etsy or eBay or other sites to look for missing mates. To meet and exchange interests with other collectors be sure to also check out the wonderful collector groups at

What You Can Collect In Vintage Dog And Cat Collectibles

If you are beginning a collection of vintage dog and or cat themed collectibles you will find, salt and pepper shakers, cookie jars, creamers, towels, textiles, figurines, glassware, coasters, pot holders, calendars, decorative plates, and more.

Poodles and Scotties fetch (no pun intended) a little bit more money. And so do famous dogs.

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C. Dianne Zweig
is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Authors Guild, Inc.

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