Tuesday, July 3, 2012


I love weenies. Some people think they look odd but I think they are adorable which is why I could never be content with just one. So I have two weenies – a chubby white one and a skinny brown one. Want to see a picture of them? (Don't worry – this isn't THAT kind of blog!)

 Buster and Luna

I think most people would also have to agree that although it's extremely childish, it's really fun to say the word “weenie”. I think it's because when you say the word “weenie” the muscles around your mouth form a smile and you can't help but be happy and giggle. Especially if it you say it three times in a row...weenie, weenie, weenie! (I bet you couldn't resist saying “weenie” three times, could you?)

And I know that they are called Dachshunds but saying 'Dachshund" is no where near as fun as saying "weenie"!  (Found this photo below on Pinterest.)

I was horribly deprived as a child and my parents would not let me have a dog. Well, technically we had a dog for almost a year but my mom said he was a communist. I guess he had to go back to the Soviet Union so he could continue being a communist or something because one day when I came home from school he was gone.

Anyway, now that I have dogs (who are not communists..at least not that I can tell) I want them to be comfortable and happy in our house just like we are. They need a place to sleep and take naps and a place they can get away sometimes and they need a place to eat. BUT, shouldn't those things be cute, too?

There are LOTS of great décor items out there for dogs, or that celebrate them, that are not only functional but can also add charm to your house. Since I'm partial to weenie dogs and think they are the 'bees knees' (which is also really fun to say because, again, saying it makes your mouth smile automatically), many of these feature my favorite stubby-legged friends but some are just cute items for any dog lover.

 I adore this quirky wallpaper from Swedish graphic artist, Lisa Bengtsson.  
 Check out her site here
I would love to put this in a small guest bathroom or on one wall in my entryway for a fun statement.

Look at this cute little weenie dog pillow!  I found it on Etsy.com  I'm thinking this will be great on my office chair!  I would always know this weenie would "have my back"!  Haha! 
 And look at these cute bookend guys from johnathanadler.com
I also found a great site for dog beds that are eco-friendly!  It's called MollyMutt.com  They sell dog bed duvet covers in the cutest fabrics!  Here's how it works:
You buy a duvet cover and a special insert and stuff it with old towels, blankets, socks, underwear, etc you have around the house (or maybe you stuff it with ugly clothes your husband has that he refuses to get rid of) and then put it inside the duvet, close it up and voila! You have an eco-friendly dog bed that doesn't use stuffing.  (AND...when your husband starts looking for his ugly old shirt he'll have to deal with the napping, grouchy dog if he wants it back!)  
Here's the duvet from MollyMutt.com that I have on my wish list:
MollyMutt.com also has really cute dog crate covers.  Here's one I like:

It's also important for our four-legged friends to dine in style.  Check out these cool dog bowls:

This one I found while checking out Houzz.com   It's hand-painted in this awesome chevron pattern.  

I also like these from Glamourmutt.com although they look more like a piece of art than a dog bowl.  It would be tough for me to justify the cost of these since they would be licked by dog tongues and I know where those tongues have been.  Blech!  But aren't they fantastic?:
I have a few final photos to share.  It's a picture of my current guest bathroom!  I am including it in this post because it has a subtle tribute to weenie dogs.  I thought it was a great way to incorporate something that I am fond of but in a way that is a bit more subdued.  
This is a weenie dog sketch that was drawn by the artist, Picasso.  No, mine is not an original Picasso sketch - I found the picture online through Google images, printed it on photo paper and framed it in this inexpensive gold frame I found at a thrift store.  It now hangs in my teeny tiny guest bathroom:

My WEE (nie) Guest Bathroom
(that's the framed Picasso print on the right hand wall)

I realize this is not a great picture of my guest bathroom but this room is not quite finished yet.  I am still on a search for the perfect rug and a few more accessories to complete it before posting it in entirety. I was inspired by the photo below on Pinterest and couldn't stop thinking about that shower curtain.  I had to have it!  Since purchasing I have also replaced the ugly pink/lavender ceramic tile we inherited with the house.  It's coming along nicely albeit slowly.

Thanks for taking a wee bit of time to read about my weenies!

À la vie et à l'amour


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