Wednesday, July 29, 2009
One dog led to another, and before I knew it, I had a poodle pound. Quintessential '50s canine icon, the poodle is. The fluffy-eared, well-groomed, eyelash-batting pooch also materialized on handbags, vases, aprons, trays and gave its name to a midcentury fashion hit--the poodle skirt! But my faves are these kitschy figurines made in the 50s-60s, that always showed a trio of poodles chained together, in family sizes (..err, there is a wayward squirrel family in this picture, ignore, ignore). These figurines were speckled in gold, or trimmed with furs, so appropriate for these cutesy, campy canines!