I’ll admit it – our lives revolve our dogs.
So it only makes sense that the dogs would make an appearance in our decorations too. Their influence in our decorating started out small, with our first commissioned piece of art by Kevin Stinehart – a reclaimed wood pit bull.
Then around Christmas, our decorations became even more dog-centric when I won a Printcopia canvas print from Lili’s Notes. I thought this photo of Turkey in his mint julep-drinking bow-tie would look awesome canvas-ized!
And of course I couldn’t leave Rufus out, so I ordered a 12 x 12 print of him from Printcopia as well.
And do you notice the furry little creature to the left of the frame? Yeah, that’s a little Yeti my friend Cori got me for Christmas to remember our pal Yeti (who, at the time, we believed had been murdered).
There’s also this cute print I got from Hammerpress – it’s not necessarily dog-related but it sums up how the dogs make us feel. Oh, and I found this cute little dog trinket when I tagged along with Daniel to an estate sale.
But the pièce de résistance didn’t arrive until yesterday evening…
Yep. Turk and Rufus were made into paper dolls by the talented Mollie Green of La Familia Green!
I was first introduced to Mollie’s amazing paper dolls during the 2012 Pittie Posse Secret Santa reveal, when Katharine from Two Kitties One Pittie commissioned this super cool I Love Lucy-themed paper doll print for Josh from That Touch of Pit.
The day of the Secret Santa reveal I emailed Katharine to get Mollie’s email address so I could request my very own paper dolls in Turk & Ru’s likeness. A few short weeks later, it arrived and I am in lurrrrrrrve…. I mean, do you see how she was able to include all of Turk & Ru’s favorite things? It is completely unique to them! I’m not sure what part is my favorite – the little Snug-a-Bull snood, the Molly Mutt bed, or the little Yeti. I’ve even thought about how easily this piece could transition into art for a baby room someday (like, way, way, waaaay in the future). Wouldn’t it be adorable in a kiddo’s room?!
How do your dogs influence your decorating style?
What would accessories would you include for your dog was made into a paper doll?