Because of Grumpy above, there is no shortage of sausage-related merchandise chez LLG. (She is sporting her Woof! Markus Lupfer for Whistles’ sweater, a Christmas present from the Whistles press office. Sausage-size is a medium. Available here.)
Fenella Smith’s lovely ceramics are made in Stoke-on-Trent, the home of the Potteries. Using best Cornish clay, she creates strong, slip-cast tableware.
Mug £17.50, Mini Mug £14.50, Dachshund Rectangular Dog Bowl £35.00, Slim Jug £27.50
(Also Black Labradors, Spaniels, Pugs – hello Louisa these are right up your street! And, whisper it, cats.)
(Last date for ordering for Christmas is December 19th, so get a wiggle on. There’s free delivery over £75, and she ships worldwide.)
And in case you needed more sausage-style mugs:
Bottom left: Repeat Repeat’s Dachshund Silhouette Mug in Green, which Miss P gave me as a moving in present is actually on sale at Heals at the moment. £7.00 (was £10.00)
Bottom right: My sister gave me Mary Kilvert’s Larry the Long Dog Mug yesterday as an early Christmas present. £12.50 (+ free UK shipping)
The artist Rory Dobner’s Marvellous Mugs are works of art in themselves. Lovely Richard gave me this one last year, when he spotted it in Liberty’s, and I adore it. (It’s called the Hot Dog, £16.) It’s sold out everywhere online, but his other mugs are at Graham & Green here, with other work is available from Liberty here. BUT Rory tells me you can pick up a Hot Dog mug in person from his Hampstead studio, or he can pop one in the post. His website and more info is here.
Katie Rose gave me this wonderful paperweight by Penny Lindop Designs £12.00. (She also sells Scotties, Border Terriers & Westies.)
I also have an amazing Dachshund Tea Towel £9.95 from Bottle Green Homes. Inspired by Jackson de Beauvoir, their very own in-house miniature wire-haired dachshund, this tea towel will ring very, very true for any dachshund owner. (You can also read Jackson’s very own blog at http://jacksondebeauvoir.wordpress.com)
Repeat Repeat also do a tea towel to match their mug (above), also quite clearly designed by someone who understands the obstreperous nature of the Sausage. £10.25
And, if you really need one, you can buy a dachshund pen here. £3.25