by Marisa Marcantonio

If you spent part of your Thanksgiving day tuning in to The Philadelphia Dog Show like I did, then chances are you are a person that likes dogs.  Capturing popular breeds of all sizes in all their fuzzy glory, Arcadia Home's hand-knit dog ornaments, created with a fair trade group in Peru of an Alpaca wool blend, make great gifts. If your dog sits under your tree, he can gaze up and see his likeness on it, and feel very much a part of the family during the holiday season.  If you have friends with dogs, why not stock up on some barking beauties to take to your next holiday party?

 Personality plus, The Westie

A tiny treasure, the Dachshund

An attentive Beagle

A loyal Black Lab

The ever-popular Boston Terrier

The brawny Bulldog

Pug with a purpose

A white Standard Poodle who could also pass for a short haired Afghan Hound


by Marisa Marcantonio

Round two!
Some interior designers take their dogs everywhere with them, and they become known. Not as well as the designer, but perhaps(!). Man's best friend loves great interior design as much as we do, as you can see from the designer dogs here.

My godson George in his Chinese PJ's on a window seat in my sister's house, designed by her, Amanda of Reynal Interiors, flanked by their dogs Candy and Thurber

Fred, Joe Lucas's pooch

Goofy, Amy Lau's gigantic Italian Spinone has been to the D and D Building

Mary McDonald and her brood of pugs

Wooly sits on a chair upholstered in Parish Hadley fabric. He belongs to Chris Spitzmiller's partner Anthony

Wooly in the city on the velvet

Photo by Andrew French
Harry Heissmann and Sampson strike a pose