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Flea Market Fidos: The Dish on Dog Junk and Canine Collectibles

Flea Market Fidos: The Dish on Dog Junk and Canine Collectibles

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by Barri Leiner, Marie Moss
     
 
Flea Market Fidos is a first of its kind guide to hunting down canine collectibles and giving them pride of place in your home. From paint-by-number terriers to Diana Thorne dog drawings, this irresistibly illustrated volume offers inspiration and information for both first time collectors and serious dog devotees alike.

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Flea Market Fidos is a first of its kind guide to hunting down canine collectibles and giving them pride of place in your home. From paint-by-number terriers to Diana Thorne dog drawings, this irresistibly illustrated volume offers inspiration and information for both first time collectors and serious dog devotees alike.

Just rescued a Lucy Dawson book of pup art? Think that sawdust stuffed spaniel might be a Steiff? Need to sniff out tips for displaying your dog treats and treasures? There's no need to beg for answers with Flea Market Fidos on the prowl.

Canine categories are illustrated with 200 flea market photos and include Puppy Love (a litter of lovable dog collectibles for children), Pup Art (puppy paintings and dog drawings), Ruff Stuff (stuffed dogs of every breed), Paper Trained (ephermera finds), and Real Tails (a celebration of the loyal road trip rovers who accompany their owners on junking journeys). Readers will also be delighted by Go Fetch, a comprehensive resource guide of the best shops, websites, flea markets, and antique malls in both the United States and abroad.

Authors and best friends Leiner and Moss have spent almost twenty years searching the world for canine treasures, discovering and photographing litter after vintage litter of flea market fidos -- and defining the breed along the way.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Dog lovers and kitsch fans watch out: this goofy little giftbook-cum-photo album is stocked to the gills (or should we say whiskers?) with photographs of vintage pooch doorstops, salt-and-pepper shakers, paintings, books and toys. It's "always junking season" for Leiner and Moss, the former a freelance writer and publicist and the latter the author of Hello Kitty, Hello Everything, and they chronicle their flea market finds in chirpy, pun-laden and alliterative paragraphs. Think of items like "puppy potholders, terrier textiles," "woof woof wearables" and "Fido photographs"-and pronouncements along the lines of "no bones about it." For readers who can stomach the prose-or who just like the vibrant pictures-this book is a gold mine of secondhand canine treasures. The photo captions and bits of history (about Marguerite Kirmse, for example, an early 20th century illustrator) are more sedate, and a "Go Fetch" section at the end points readers to antique stores and flea markets around the country. (Sept.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584792536
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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Flea Market Fidos: The Dish on Dog Junk and Canine Collectibles 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
curl up with this sweet book and enjoy a whirlwind flea market excursion with marie and barri - loved it!!!!