Last November Mrs. Blandings shared with the blogosphere the enduring charm of J. W. Fiske iron and zinc dogs, urns, and other garden ornament. Ever since then I've paid closer attention to timeless versions of "garden dogs" and paused just the other day to look at a cast stone pup from Campania International sitting in a local nursery.
On my way out of Providence Antiques, I caught a quick glimpse of a dog similar to the breed shown above in Karen Carroll's Entertaining with Southern Style (Bullfinch, 2000). If you're in the Atlanta area and have been searching for a while, you might want to pop in. There's an iron garden bench awaiting a new home, too.
Marsh Garden Decor has a small vintage cast cement fawn with orignal paint.
Image one at the top courtesy Mrs. Blandings.