Thursday, January 7, 2010

Collecting Poodle Collectibles For Your Kitchen and Home

American Housewives Love Poodles

Ooh la la, poodle collectibles are popular and if you look real carefully you will find oodles of poodles to collect from vintage housewares to clothing to jewelry.

It seems, American housewives were very enamored with French poodles after WWII. According to Elaine Butler, author of "Poodle Collectibles of the 50s and 60s" poodles and Parisienne themes were popular in the USA as servicemen were returning from France.

Poodles Were The Top Dog

Starting in the 1950s and carrying over into the 1960s, the poodle was the top dog! Poodle and Parisienne designs were everywhere... such as textiles, decor, ceramics, kitchen-wares, bathroom accessories, vanity, wallpaper. clothing, jewelry, lamps, planters and more.

Buying Spaghetti Poodles

Today poodle collectibles are scooped up quickly, especially Spaghetti Poodles. These popular ceramic figurines and planters have jumped in price in recent years. Expect to pay between $20.00 -40.00 and more for these delightful collectibles.

Tips About Buying Spaghetti Poodles

Be sure however, to check that your pooches are intact. If it is a set, are the pups included and what about the chain which link them together?
Also, many of these figurines had parasols, look carefully if there is any indication that something might be missing. It is o.k. to buy incomplete
figurines...just make sure the price is adjusted.

What Kind of Poodle Collectibles Are Out There?

tea towels....tablecloths.... canisters.... figurines.... aprons.... prints.... jewelry.... bookends....trays.... ....waste paper pails....wallpaper....shower curtains....plush oys....pocketbooks....hankies dresser sets....dinnerware greeting cards....playing cards...plush toys

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Books About Poodle Collectibles

Poodle Collectibles of the 50s& 60s by Elaine Butler (L-W Book Sales)
Spaghetti Art Ware by Wanda Gessner ( Schiffer Books)

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©.

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  1. Those poodles remind me so much of something my mother scultped in the late 1960's! Thanks for adding me to your blog roll and for the nice comment.

  2. Yeah, I'm with Jayme. The poodle decor looks very 60's. I'm a huge fan of 60's decor. One of my favorite things to do is find vintage and retro stuff from back then and then incorporate it in my house. Everything in my room is orange, yellow, brown and green. The bedding and everything like that are new, but I do have some vintage art and stuff like that. I would love to have a vintage shower in my bathroom. You know, the ones that have the clawfoot tubs? I would love it!

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