12.12.2011

the antler, embellished and re-thought

Okay.

This is a much discussed topic, 
but I've found some unique antler art that is making me re-think the whole antler thing.

This look has been around a while...



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And of course the last few years have brought countless faux versions
 that have been witty and clever, but are fairly common now.
(and there it is, that dirty word - COMMON :)

I do love this branch version!










But....


what if they weren't hanging on a wall?

What if they were separated, embellished in a slightly glam, tribal way,
and used as sculpture?






I found those on Etsy a while back, and can't stop thinking about them...
I can picture a gold and black version lounging atop a pile of art books
 on my future shelving in the family room....
this visualization skill is how I manage to convince myself that I need something :)
do you do that?!!


Anyhow....what do you think?

Would you have one of these in your home?









( BTW - if you're interested in this as a DIY, as I think I am, 
but don't happen to have any extra antlers lying around, 
surprisingly Ebay is a good source for antlers!)




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13 comments:

Giulia said...

I like it and I'd go for the painted version, but not the hanging on the wall version.
I also like the painted driftwood. Did you see Creative Mint last week on Decor8 with the painted driftwood?

Tatiana Doria said...

I love the idea!! It is so original and different!

heather (love your space) said...

love the painted ones. Give it a try!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I think it's brilliant. I am right there with you diy-ing a black and gold antler. How much would we pay in customs to import antlers I wonder???

Beatrice @ becado.blogspot.com said...

Love antlers, but my favorite are the branch ones. So easy to make, minimal cost and great decor. Love it. Will have to try one.

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

I think the Etsy ones are so beautiful!! I love the colors and the style. Now I want one too!

Jessica@The Aestate said...

Really love the painted antlers! I retired my faux trophy from Z Gallerie over a year ago, b/c like you said, they're everywhere now. I've been thinking about hanging it in the closet and using it to keep jewelry, scarves, etc.

lisaroyhandbags said...

Really like the painted ones - something a little different and unexpected. I'm not a huge fan of the wall-mounted ones - maybe because I grew up in Northern Ontario where annual deer and moose hunting seasons meant people coming back with decapitated heads hanging on their truck front bumpers. classy.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

My father-in-law has a few laying around. I should see if he'd give me a pair! I think he might mock me as I have mocked him in the past for hanging them up {pre-cool-to-hang-antlers-up-days}

Kerry said...

Yep I'd go for that on a coffee table or sideboard. I wonder how long it will be before we see this version all over the place :)

A Lived in Home said...

Have been eyeing antlers for a while! Really liking the branch version!

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