Friday, February 29, 2008

Show and Tell - Chalkware Dog

Show and Tell

Today is Show and Tell Friday. Just click on the icon above and it will take you over to Kelli's blog and you can check out all the fun!

Today I would like to share my cute little chalkware dog.

Isn't he the cutest! I found him at a neat little antique shop that was owned by a very sweet old lady.

He sits on my counter next to my bread box.
Chalkware is really plaster of Paris molded and decorated with watercolors. Chalkware was an inexpensive substitute for ornaments made of marble, wax, earthenware, porcelain, glass, or wood. In the 40s and 50s chalkware figures were used as prizes at carnivals. It says "In the Dog House" on the front.
This could be homemade judging by the hook, but I do not see a name on it or a date.

I love my little chalkware doggy, he sits on my counter and keeps me company while I cook in my kitchen!

Have a happy weekend!

"Let all that you do be done in love." I Corinthians 16:14

In Christ ~ Sharon


Rebecca said...

How cute!! And I just lOVE your kitchen accessories!!

Rebecca said...

I love the song you have playing!! It's the first time I've had to stop and find out what it is. Thanks for playing it.

jennifer said...

Your chalkware dog is almost as cute as Bailey. But not quite. Everytime I come across a chewing dog story in Blogland I tell them to come over here and see Bailey. That still makes me laugh when I think about how her bed looked! jennifer

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Sharon! What a cute doggy! And he doesn't chew that's a plus. Your kitchen looks so cute. I love the jar with the old cookie cutters!

Penless Thoughts said...

He is precious. I love your kitchen period!!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Howwwwwwwwwwwww sweet!!! he's adorable, and he looks right at home on your countertop, even tho he IS in the doghouse. What did he do to get put in there you wonder? Bad boy.

[just kidding]...truly, he's perfect.

My S n T is shared. If you haven't dropped by, I sure hope you can stop and say "Howdy Do!".

Happy Weekend to you and yours Sharon.

PS---love the message in a bottle too. I did it this week also.

Judy said...
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Judy said...

I like that. Never have heard of Chalkware before.

Velvia said...

Hi Sharon!
Your show and tell is adorable! Have a great weekend!
Love, Velvia

Daughter of the King said...

ahhhh...he is a cutie that is for sure.

Feathering My Nest said...

Sharon, He is so sweet. I have never heard of chalkware before.

I don't know if I'll have time to participate in show and tell today. This has been quite a week. I'll have to tell you about it later. I've been through the wringer. Love ya, Kathi

Greatfullivin said...

Great chalkware dog! You have a lovely kitchen counter as well. Chalkware has become quite collectible, even with the hanger this does not look home made to me. I think they all had similar hangers and were given as prizes at the local fairs in the 30's. He is adorable, thanks for sharing him!

Sarah said...

He is so cute!

MyJourneyBack said...

Sharon seriously I think we are kindred spirits. I love the little dog and he is exactly something I would pick up at an antigue or thrift shop. He is just cute and he works great in your red kitchen. Again. Your music choice I love. I am going to leave you up while I browse the other show and tells. Love,Sherry

nannykim said...

Very sweeeeeeet!

Lilly said...

Oh, how adorable Sharon! I wish I had one like it! :-) Very, very, cute. I also hope you have a happy weekend!

MammyT said...

I love it. When I was a kid, long ago, we made Plaster of Paris items in rubber molds, and this could have been one of those, but I'm not sure what a professionally done one would look like on the back. Your kitchen counter is so pretty. Love the vintage style. Are the breadbox and cannisters authentic?

Anonymous said...

Sharon, what a sweet little pup. He looks right at home in the kitchen!


fireflynights said...

We had a breadbox exactly like the one on your counter when we were growing up. Same color and pattern.

Your little dog is quite cute, and thank you for explaining what chalkware is. I now know what my set of bookends is that sits on a table in my living room. They look quite handsome from the outside, but are made from the same material that you show as the back of your doggie. They were my mother's from probably the 1940s which would be about the same time period you mention.

Mary said...


I love your little chalkware dog and he looks adorable sitting on your kitchen counter. I remember Mom having some of this when I was growing up, but not sure what happened to it.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Sondra said...

I love your little doggie. He is so sweet. That is not the same bread box I saw in your kitchen before. Do you have several? Thank you so much for the blog award. That means so much to me. I will get it posted over at my blog tomorrow.

A Romantic Porch said...

That is so cute. xo Rachel

Brenda said...

Love your kitchen sooo cute.

Barbara H. said...

How cute! And thanks for the explanation -- I was unfamiliar with chalkware.

Rick Rack Attack said...

I also remember making Plaster of Paris things in art class at school & giving them to my Mom for Mother's Day. Love your breadbox. I have an orange vintage Ransburg one that I absolutely love!

You can pop on over to my show & tell at

Cottage Contessa said...

AAawwwww, he is just so cute! I love all the little surprises around your home Sharon! Have a wonderful weekend sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Jewelgirl said...

Cute little dog and it goes
great in your kitchen next to
your other treasures! I like
the history you added also!
Have a great day!!!!!!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Cute little chalkware doggy, reminds me of our little Dody dog (Westie) who died last July :-(

I hope you are feeling better!


SweetAnnee said...

I love him TOO!!
cute cute.
Hope no one ever has to USE
him ..cuz THEY are in the DOG HOUSE

thanks for sharing honey..Deena

Julieann said...

Oh, he is just the cutest:) Your kitchen always looks so cozy!


Kelli said...

What a cute little friend, Sharon! He looks perfect by your breadbox!

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