Poodle to You, With Knobs On

12:08:00 MoonDoggie 7 Comments

I missed out on this item last night:

Isn't it glorious?  It's so tacky, I love it! 
We put in a cheeky offer and were immediately outbid so we left it at that.  I now wish I had've bid a little more.  This kind of thing is not normally my style but the kitsch value here is quite significant.  It would've been quite a talking point in my home.

NOTE:  I don't mean to offend any 'poodleana' lovers by calling it tacky because I also understand the charms of such objects.  Beauty is most definitely in the eye of the beholder.  What do other people think?


  1. I'm so torn on the poodle phenom!

    Mom bought a rather large pink stuffed 50's poodle about 15-20 years ago. But I've resisted collecting any more, much like I've resisted having a black and white checkerboard Diner style kitchen floor. A little TOO cliche`, in my opinion only!!

    Then again, stuffed poodles with radios built into them were popular when I was a kid, and I almost bid on one the other day lol...

  2. LOL _ The whole poodle thing escapes me too though I have succumbed a time or two and brought one home. My daughter and I seek them out and call them "poodleabilia". Yours is a find.

  3. The last thing I had with a poodle on it was a red felt circle skirt when I was in the 3rd grade...but I do agree that a well-placed piece of kitsch can be fun. My daughter has the tackiest almost-lifesize gold cat you've ever seen, and she had it on her hearth. It was so awful it was cute.

  4. Oh my gosh! I actually bought this exact same lighter in Kentucky last fall. You can see it in my post here - http://www.nopatternrequired.com/?p=11907

    It is towards the bottom of the post. I just love poodle stuff. :)

  5. Hi, I think you should stick to the fluffy
    real life ones. They are more fun!
    I have left you something special on my blog.
    Just a thank you for such a fun blog and for
    sharing it with all of us!
    All the best, Sue

  6. I thought it was beagles that smoked all the ciggies....

  7. Sorry for the late reply but work prevailed.

    1950s - I've never heard of a stuffed poodle radio! I'll keep my eye out.

    DearHelen - poodleana/poodleabilia... I wonder if there's an official term for this stuff?

    Dana - That's what I mean. So tacky/kitsch that it's cute/cool. That was pretty much the thought process behind our flying wall ducks.

    Sara - Funny you have the same lighter!

    Sue - I LOVE dogs but if I'm honest, poodles were never really my favourites. I think it was coming across a particularly cranky one in my youth. (Thankyou again for the award - I'm truly honoured)

    Katherine - erm... Don't get the beagle reference but feel this is something I should know about. Then again, I am feeling quite dense this week...