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!
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!
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!
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!