January 24, 2009

My Saint Bernard

Probably the only one I'll ever have.


This is an antique advertising plate from the turn of the (last) century.
The words next to the Saint Bernard's face say:
Compliments Joseph Langer, Bisbee, N.D.
(I have a hound dog plate, too...I love them!)


Shelf shadows
Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot (Australian) Sunday

"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see."

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

30 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

I love dog plates, don't find them very often, I pick up funky stuff with the wild terriers on them, such sweet lil'faces(whatever)!

Guess I better git to posting, I slept in, course I didn't hit the hay till 1:30...not good!

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

I don't think I've ever seen a dog plate....I'd love an Airedale one!

Golden West said...

Growing up, I had a dog named Friend who was half St. Bernard and half bassett hound - my sister's dog was half German Shepherd and half coyote. The two dogs were inseparable, as were we.

I didn't get my cards together - had a surprise visit from a childhood friend, so my day took a decidedly different (but delightful) turn from what I'd planned.

High Desert Diva said...

GW-
I would love to see a picture of Friend! What a mix!

Victoria said...

Our next door neighbors have a St. Bernard named Shamrock. Big as a house and as sweet as candy. Great colors on your plate, and the tall clock next to it is fab!

Bobbi said...

My favorite part of shadow shooting is the hunt. I love how shadows are all around us and we just walk by them without noticing. This is really a great shot. Love the doggie too!

bobbie said...

Your shelf shadows are interesting. I like your St.Bernard very much. They are sweet dogs.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

*Uses Jedi pet adoption stare on Mark* (I think I'm losing my mojo though)

Great shadows, I haven't seen any dog plates in my thrift expeditions, they're kinda fun.

Lisa B. said...

Cool photo! What a neat advertising plate...I don't think I've ever seen one like it!

High Desert Diva said...

Here's a link that shows the other plate, too.
http://etsyhighdesertdiva.blogspot.com/2008/02/collection-of-sorts.html

Jeanne said...

Your MLK quote brings to mind Plato -- that humans live in a cave, seeing only the shadow of reality.

Love the dog plates!

Debbie said...

I don't imagine a real St. Bernard would like the desert heat, but this one looks fine.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

What a great plate - makes a fun shadow!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Interesting shelf shadows and fantastic quote.

Hot Fudge said...

My, what a handsome looking dog. I haven't come across any antique advertising plates (maybe we don't have them in Australia), but what a great way to promote your business.

Cynthia said...

When I was a child, I dreamed of having a St. Bernard. There's nothing subtle about that face; it's all doggy love!

shiborigirl said...

Fun plate! And interesting shadows. I think I'd like to join the Shadow Shot Sunday efforts. It will make me look around more often and see what I know I take for granted.

Thanks,

Kate

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Love dogs but both me & hubby are asthmatic of fur, that's a shame we can't have pets.

My cousin have a dalmatian & cocker spaniel. They're adorable. But I never seen a dogplate, yet.

Your SS is just stunning.

ENjoy your w/end!

Hey Harriet said...

Cool plate & I love the colours in your shadow shot!

Wonderful MLK quote also!

SweetPeaSurry said...

I have collectors plates from the Union Pacific Dining cars that used to run in the 60's and 70's!

I love them, I also have a silver coffee set. I should take a picture of them.

Oh ... that's right, I don't have a bloody camera!!!

The Junkin' Yaya said...

I love the layout of this picture...very interesting textures and colors that have been combined!

Thanks for stopping by! xo....deb (junkin yaya)

Jill said...

Interesting shadows--we had a St. Bernard growing up-Hudson was his name.

Twinkle Star Art said...

Very artistic shadow shot. Beautiful!

M.Kate said...

What a cool shadow, we hardly have St Bernard dogs here.

Rosebud Collection said...

Wonderful plate and shadow..Years ago we had a St.Bernard, Archie was his name..Happy SSS..

twobarkingdogs said...

Thanks for sharing!

storyteller's other blog said...

Interesting shadows ... very kewl doggie plate ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

2sweetnsaxy said...

Cool. :-)

Paz said...

Love your shadow shot -- the shadow, the plate and everything else in the photo.

Paz

Raven said...

Nice shadows and such an interesting assortment of shapes and textures.