Every since I found my wedding shoes from Irregular Choice with a cute adorable Scottie Dog on them (see below), I have been obsessed with collecting vintage items with this dog on it. I also realize that I’m not the only one who loves the Scottie as many ladies (and gents) in the vintage community I know enjoy collecting them as well.
Also my Recent..just got in the mail Celluloid 1940s Scottie Dog pin. Love Love Love! Can’t wait to wear them.
Mini History Lesson of the Scottie Dog-1930s Popularity
During the 1930s it seemed like everyone from Movie Stars to Presidents wanted to own this dog and they did!
Owners included (but not limited to):
President Franklin Delanor Roosevelt was a famous Scottie enthusiast, and was known for taking his Scottie dog “Fala” with him almost everywhere he went.
Bettie Davis and her Scottie
Humphrey Bogart and his dog “Sluggy”
Even the Famous “Memphis Belle” had a Scottie Dog as a Mascot-Stuka
Having such an illustrious owners did much for the Scotties PR and the dog’s popularity was capitalised on by contemporary designers and advertisers of the period. Scottie dog brooches were produced in bakelite, marcasite, gold, enamel and metal (Source).
Bakelite Scottie Dog brooch from the 1930-40s in an Ice tea/Apple Juice color-Pretty!
Three Scotties carved out of dark red Bakelite-How cute are they?? THREE of them!
Art deco era Scottie brooch of sterling and marcasite
After a slight dip in popularity, the late 1950s saw the Scottie Dog become in vogue again! and could be seen on many different items from jewelry to shot glasses.
Like this adorable Paper Towel from the 1950’s.
Need some vintage 1950s coasters for your bar? I kind of think I might need to buy this for my husband as he is Scottish and has been known to drink a scotch & soda a time or two.
How about a lovely 1950s shot glass to go on those coasters?
Looking for a 1950s vintage planter for your home? This guy will do I think 🙂
If you are a knitter (not me..oh that is so not me) you can purchase this adorable 1950s sweater and cap pattern for a little boy or girl in your life. I want it for me!
Now on a last fun note..did you know that in the game of monopoly the Scottie Dog game piece (introduced in the 1950s) is the most popular piece of all time? See everyone loves a Scottie Dog!
Do you collect these adorable dogs for your vintage collection? If so what do you own?