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The Wonders of the World Wide Web 
 
Jul. 26, 2011 4:11 pm 
Updated: Aug. 14, 2011 5:46 pm
I have no idea how I ended up at the 2 items I'm about to blog about. I will preface this post by saying I can't stand to shop, not even online. But, somehow I ended up on these 2 different sites and loved what I saw. These people don't know me, have no idea I'm blogging about them, I'm not receiving anything for this . . . sadly - I just fell in love with what they were selling, and wanted to tell you about it.


Before we got this little gal, I would have told you I wasn't that big of an animal lover. We've had dogs before and I liked them, but I didn't fall in love with them. I had 3 boys to take care of and sometimes the dogs just seemed like 1 more chore. With Anna Belle, I've fallen into that "not one of THOSE weirdo dog lovers" categories. Never in my wildest dreams would I  have pictured myself spending money on a painted wooden block of the family pet. But, alas I have proof. Somehow out on the net, I stumbled upon this site and had to have one.


Now, I'll be truthful and admit I didn't read the fine print; it's smaller than I thought. Even though, they give very clear measurements on their page (I'm a horrid skimmer when I read). But, the size gives it that much more character :) So cute, painted so lovely, wonderful shadows & a beautiful pale pink background. I just sent them a jpg photo of Anna Belle, they asked a few questions, and bang, beautiful work of art!  


So happy with it!! They were wonderful to work with. I'm going to order one for my SIL. Her two poodles have been together almost since birth, are getting really old and I know she will absolutely cherish it. What a wonderful Christmas present that will make.

My second purchase . . . beautiful wooden utensils . . .
How beautiful are these? These are built to last a lifetime. They come with really good instructions on how to care for them. They are handmade and thicker than normal wooden spoons. Feels really good in my hand.
I really love this one; perfect for scraping the peanut butter or refried beans out of their container.

I bought these here. Great guy! I love handmade things. I didn't buy them all at once, saved up for the next round. Now I really want this dough oar mixer, how cool is that?

That's probably my quota of shopping til Christmas, but what great buys!
 
Comments
Jul. 26, 2011 4:27 pm
I absolutely love those wooden utensils! Indeed, they will last a lifetime! As for Anna Belle - I know the feeling well. My youngest daughter commented "Gee Mom - it's like you have a new kid, or something!" HA! Yes, and she doesn't talk back nearly as much as my 'real' children did. :)
 
Jul. 26, 2011 5:56 pm
hi kelly! i've never had luck with wooden utensils. i'm an idiot i guess in terms of caring for them. yours are gorgeous!
 
Jul. 26, 2011 5:57 pm
Love Ms. Anna Belle! What a great site. That may be a good gift for some of my friends I pet sit for! The utensils are awesome, too. My hubs aunt makes bowls and such out of wood. Will have to send her that link. Thanks!
 
Jul. 26, 2011 6:11 pm
The pet painting is great, they really did a good job on the likeness of your dog. My best friend just had to put her 15yo yellow lab down...now I know what to get her for her birthday, small enough to put on her desk at work. I love the wooden utensils, I have a nice set that were my MIL's I use them all the time, they are quite old.
 
Jul. 26, 2011 6:51 pm
That's beautiful Kelly! I thought I was looking at a post-it stack with Anna Belle printed on it. Hey...that's a good idea too!
 
Jul. 26, 2011 9:29 pm
What sort of wood?
 
Jul. 27, 2011 3:18 am
Aww! You should not put your new wooden utensils in the dishwasher, they will last in top shape if you wash them by hand!
 
Jul. 27, 2011 5:03 am
LOL, Baking Nana, she doesn't even bark!
 
Jul. 27, 2011 5:05 am
Gderr, some of my old ones look horrid. That was the reason for wanting new ones. I never used to oil them & I also put in the dishwasher. These I'm treating right.
 
Jul. 27, 2011 5:06 am
Shanon, I'd love to see your aunt's wooden bowls!
 
Jul. 27, 2011 5:35 am
Sherri - It will be a great gift! LOL Wyatt, it does kind of look like that!
 
Jul. 27, 2011 5:36 am
Raedwulf - do you mean the wood that Anna Belle is on or the wooden utensils?
 
Jul. 27, 2011 9:58 am
For sure wash by hand. Those wooden spoons are lovely. Mine are weathered looking but hey they belonged to my Danish grandmother! They are pretty old!
 
Jul. 27, 2011 12:25 pm
I'd love to see those too Dog Fish. I have a love of all things Danish. I collect vintage Dansk.
 
Jul. 27, 2011 1:13 pm
We must be kindred cousins! I have a big monster that I use when dipping for spaghetti sauce from the pot. I'll take a pic for you. We collect danish mobiles the cut outs that you hang and they twirl. So pretty!
 
Lace 
Jul. 28, 2011 9:21 am
I display mine in a wooden container on the countertop. They're always within reach. Yours are especially pretty.
 
Jul. 28, 2011 11:55 am
Thanks! I love them!
 
Jul. 28, 2011 9:48 pm
Kelly I love your new wooden utensils. I may have to invest in these myself!!
 
Jul. 28, 2011 9:50 pm
How could I have not told you how much I admire the new painting of Anna Belle! She is the reason I clicked on this because I wanted to comment on it! It is certainly a precious keepsake for anyone who has a pet they love.
 
Jul. 29, 2011 5:29 am
Thank you granny! And, I'm really happy with these spoons!
 
Jul. 30, 2011 11:57 am
I'm more a cat person, but I have to admit Anna Belle is too cute for words. Your wooden utensils are beautiful - enjoy using them.
 
Aug. 1, 2011 9:18 am
Etsy is an incredible site. I buy there often, I like the idea of buying something hand made and paying them vs. a big store. You can find just about anything your heart desires there. Love the portrait of your dog, adorable!
 
Aug. 14, 2011 5:46 pm
Such a pretty pup, and just love those spoons. Im a huge fan of wooden utensils, but mine always seem to get a little frayed around the edges. I've got to wash them, right? Seems that's when the fraying happens, sadly. I never soak them, always dry immediately, but still... Maybe the problem is happening because they're pretty inexpensive? Because of the fraying I've always been afraid to splurge on better ones; would hate to ruin them.
 
 
 
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