5.24.2011

creepy cute: diner dogs

ever since i was young, i have had a fascination with kitsch that is cute but slightly creepy.

i always stared in amazement at the strange stuff found at garage sales, antique shops, thrift shops, tourist traps, and my grandmother's house.

when i discovered the diner dogs at maker faire on sunday, i fell madly in love...


these odd canines have a history...


i was smitten and snapped away...





perhaps i love these because they remind me of my daria jean beauty queen...



visit the doggie diner site to read more about these peculiar pooches.

13 comments:

cb said...

those look so familiar! where they once in la? i love old signage, back then they did amazing things to get peoples attention!

xo,
cb

marci said...

Ha! Those are awesome!!! Your dog looks pretty cute, too! :)

diane said...

cb...i think i read in the history that these were indeed in l.a. at one time. these pups get around! :D

marci...thanks for the puppy love. she is my sweetie pie. <3

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

oh my gosh Diane, i came over to trowel around for an image possibility and then i saw these guys! how seriously funny and cute. i love kitsch too but think that now i love daria jean beauty queen more!!!! xo ♥

nikkibit said...

haha some of these are so creepy! I Love it. Great pics!
Nikki

diane said...

lynn...daria jean said to send pooch smooches your way! xoxo

nikki...thank you. :)

Ashley said...

Woof Woof! These are some serious cuties! :)

diane said...

ashley...aren't they? welcome to the inn. your blog is beautiful! :)

Krystal said...

i totally get you on creepy cute things, those are hilarious!

Lisa said...

Ha ha love them! They are definitely a bit creepy but quite endearing also! Love your blog btw!

diane said...

krystal...thank you for understanding my creepy/cute thing. :D

lisa...thank you! welcome to the inn. i feel the same way about your beautiful blog. <3

PuNk rAwK pUrL said...

i totally recall the diner dogs from my childhood! they are all kinds of nostalgia for me. thank you for posting this!! I wasn't able to wander whilst at Maker Faire & didn't get to see them.

diane said...

tammy...how very cool that you remember these. they are such a quirky piece of local history! love.