I've never been a deer head on the wall kind of girl (although I think they're cool in other people's homes), but lately I've been crazy about antlers. I've been on the hunt for a great pair to hang on the wall, but no luck yet. My mom did find a loose pair with a little of the velvet still attached at a local antique shop and picked them up for me. My dad had an old plaque stashed in their garage that he offered me, so we put them together and came up with this:
They're small but I like the quirky touch. I would still like another set if I come across some one day. I think they look fantastic hung in groupings.
I'd also like to have a gob of loose antlers, especially for this time of year. They would be perfect in a big basket, in a wooden dough bowl, mingled in with the decorations on a tablescape, intertwined in Christmas tree branches; there are countless options! I'm noticing that loose antlers are showing up more and more lately. This is from the Pottery Barn catalog I just received:
Do you see them hiding in the middle? I love the rustic touches. More and more I'm wanting to mix in lots of elements of nature on the inside of my home.