Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wheelie Wednesday - Bruno's Buddies

Hi everybody! It's me, Autumn! First of all, we have to thank you all for all the birthday wishes that you sent our dad! He was very touched by everyone's comments! Thank you very much! He hasn't had his ice cream trip yet but he will - you can count on that!

You all know that mom and dad and Maggie and Mitch were at Barktoberfest this past Sunday! Mom has asked me to show you the special little treasure that she treated herself to!

It's Harmony Kingdom's Bruno's Buddies!
This is the first time that mom has heard of Harmony Kingdom! The piece is made in England out of crushed marble from artistic director Martin Perry's original models, then distributed to local craftspeople to paint, tint and highlight intricate details (I'm reading this off the label) There were only 500 of these made worldwide and mom feels pretty lucky to have one!
This piece of art is not only beautiful to look at but it has a secret compartment to store something very near and dear to your heart! Mom immediate thought of Maggie and Mitch's puppy teeth!
At the very bottom of the compartment are what looks like 5 bunnies to me! It's hard to tell because they're very tiny!
This is the story that came with the piece:
Airedales are one of Master Carver Peter Calvesbert's favorite breeds but he says that he could never own one. With his straggly beard and wiry hair, he would become one of those people he smirks at for looking just like their dog. But he can still admire them from a distance and carve them! This piece is in homage to Lynda and Joe Ringelstein who own Bruno, a handsome Airedale.

Supposedly there is a signature mouse hiding on one of the dog's ears! I'm still looking.......!

See you all next Wednesday for Halloween!

Love, Autumn

24 comments:

BrandytheGreat said...

Wow, we're first!
o.o.O.O.o. Cant wait for Halloween!

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Wow, that is really quite a special piece of art! I like the little story that comes with it, especially about the carver's looks that is similar to the Airedale if he owned one...*wink* Mom says some people DO really look like their dogs, or should I say it's vice versa...heh!

Scottie

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Hi Autumn! That is such a cool piece of art! Your mom was very lucky to get it! We don't see many Airedale things around here! See you next Wednesday!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

The Three Musketeers said...

She is not my girlfriend * blush * She don't know anything about it , only Amber knows :D
Wow , sound like the Loofa dog is easy to be destroy :D

Lots of Loves ,
Three Musketeers

Achilles Wong said...

wow. your mom sure is one lucky lady to have one of those rare items.

that was one nice piece of history on that item. was the nice man finally able to take care of airedales? we hope he gets to. he doesn't know what he's missing.

drooly kisses,

Aki

Hollie and Janie said...

oh! what a gorgeous piece of art! I love it! my grandmommy is always on the look out for airedale pieces, too! I can't wait for your halloween post!
love, Janie

Lois Lane/Laney said...

How cool! You'd think your mom likes Airedales or something. hehe!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi maggie, mitch and autumn!
oh i love your harmony kingdom box!
it is gorgeous. i have two small pug ones and just love them. we have lots in common!
xo
m & e

Boo said...

don't tell me your mom managed to collect all you two puppy teeth! wow, impressive! when i was a puppy, mom didn't even know my pups teeth was falling off! grrrrrrrrrrr

wet wet licks

Boo

Petra said...

Like Boo, none of my baby teeth were ever found (sob!) ~~ but this looks like the perfect place to keep yours. The harmony kingdom box is beautiful!

Snowball said...

Jie jie collected some of my puppy teeth too. Perhaps she should look for a maltese ornament that has a secret compartment for her to store my precious puppy teethie too.

Luv
Snowball

Lady Kaos said...

That is a very cool hiding place for special treasures!! Hope you find the mouse!
Kaos

Aniemother said...

Oh.. That's really neat!

Bajas

Isis said...

your mom is pretty lucky! thats a pretty nice piece there!

Mack said...

I'm like Petra - our baby teeth fell out and they haven't been found yet! That is such a beautiful piece of art!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is one super cool statue.. Mom loves it..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

That is a beautiful piece of work! And so cool that there is a little hidey place in it. (We are like petra and mack-we must have swallowed our baby teeth!)
Hope you find the bunny in the ear. That kind of stuff drives our mom nutso when she can't find it and it is supposed to be there!(our human sis has a little statue of some bears that is also supposed to have a "signature" hidden letter on it. Mom has NEVER found it but looks everytime she is over there-lol) Good luck!
Hugs
Sunny&Scooter

Nanette said...

very cool sculpture! Stella approves!!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh my...that Harmony Kingdom box is the coolest!! Ur gonna put ur Puppy toofers in there?? Put the whole thing under your pillow and see if you can trick the Dog Fairy again into givin' ya money!!!!!

Happiest belated Barkday to your daddy!! Did you get the ice cream yet? Maggie...how in the world do you keep the ice cream outta ur beard so it doesn't get all sticky and tangled?? Mine would be such a mess!!

Hey Mags...is Harry comin' to the Halloween Pawty? we haven't heard....

Barkin' at ya dogs~

Laciegirl

Lorenza said...

Hi, Autumn!
That is a beautiful piece of art!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Dewey Dewster said...

Wow, what a lovely peace of art yer MOm found....'n with a special place ta store treasures like doggie teeth...'n Gram thought she was the only one ta save those...she even gave one of my baby brothers, Beven's, baby teeth to his new family when they came ta pick 'em up......good job....

Dewey Dewster here.......

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That's so pawsome and what a great idea to store Mitch's baby teefies there

~ Girl girl

Rachel said...

my mom has a dragonfly from this man. It took us a while to find the little mouse also - but he's in there!

Saint Lover said...

That is an absolutely awesome sculpture! You really are lucky to have one, its beautiful. I have a little silver box that has Apollo and Zeus's baby teeth in it. ;)