What we're about...

What we're about...

We love UPCYCLED art and a unique gift idea, so we work to create unusual frames and upcycled SCRABBLE ART– like Scrabble jewelry. We have Scrabble art for dog lovers (because we specialize in vintage dog stuff), but we also have other themed Scrabble jewelry and we’re adding more all the time!

Some of the newest themes we’ve added to our Scrabble jewelry include Star Wars, Van Gogh, Harry Potter and Banned Books and Paris…plus many more! You just never know what upcycled SCRABBLE ART we’ll come up with next…we love creating new Scrabble jewelry!!

We specialize in unique gift ideas for dog lovers, so we hope people will check us out when looking for upcycled dog jewelry or a cool DOG FRAME. We work hard to have lots to offer!

Our journey is crazy busy sometimes, the financial end can be a struggle, we don’t know how we’ll keep going, but then…oh my…the ideas come, people send wonderful notes about our stuff, and we’re working together for ourselves. So…our handcrafted journey continues. We hope you’ll stop by now and then. We love that this business opens us up to the whole world…how amazing of a journey is that!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo Dog is a breed of companion dog originating in Germany. The American Eskimo is a member of the Spitz family. Despite its name and appearance, the American Eskimo dog is not from Alaska; the dog's heritage is traced back to Northern Europe. The breed's progenitors were German Spitz, but due to anti-German prejudice during the First World War, it was renamed "American Eskimo Dog". Although modern American Eskimos have been exported as German Spitz Gross (or Mittel, depending on the dog's height), the breed standards are actually significantly different. In addition to serving as a watchdog and companion, the American Eskimo dog also achieved a high degree of popularity in the 1930s and 1940s United States as a circus performer.
There are three size varieties of the American Eskimo breed, the toy, miniature and the standard. They share a common resemblance with Japanese Spitz and Samoyed dog.

The photo frame below shows the "American Eskimo Dog Through Time" using antique and vintage prints. These frames make a great gift for the dog lover or for yourself! We digitally enhance the antique and vintage images, which are then adhered to the frames. They are sealed with a clear varnish to protect the images- then cured. The frames are made of solid wood, which we stain and prepare. The whole process is completed here at our cottage studio in Washington - from the staining through curing. The frame is truly a historical study of the breed depicting the American Eskimo in different times and settings.

This frame is for a 4 X 6 photograph with outside dimensions measuring 9-1/4" by 7-1/4". The frame includes glass and an easel back, as well as a bracket for hanging.We have other breeds available, so be sure to check our other listings. We have over 90 breeds! If you don't see the breed you're looking for just email us, we may have it! We give a discount on combined shipping.

This beautiful Photo Frame can be purchased at: American Eskimo Dog