Friday, November 7, 2014

Seven Things to Do With Antlers...

If you have a neutral room, or home, you probably love adding textural elements to the mix.

I certainly do! One of my favorite pieces to use has been a set of deer antlers a friend gave me years ago. Mine are somewhat unusual, as they have the hide and hair wrapped around a wooden form. In the photo above, you can see how I placed them inside an antique picture frame. I usually prefer them in a mostly symmetrical arrangement in a gallery wall, after all, they are symmetrical!

While antlers have been a popular trend the past few years, they have long been a classic element in traditional homes. 

Here are seven antler decor ideas that caught my eye recently:

Antlers above a window 
These are in a very traditional kitchen. 
SOOO Downton Abbey! 

Antlers above a door.
In this case it happens to be a pantry door. 
Notice, these have been given a creative paint treatment.

Antlers in a bell jar.

Antlers in a cloche by Camille Price @Loren Carline | get will to save us some!

via Christy Ford for And George

Antlers on top of an Armoire or Cabinet.

Antlers in a table scape.
Don't you love the contrast of the sparkly mercury glass?

Antlers as Table Base. 
These are ANTLERS, and they're still available on Etsy.

naturally shed deer antler & round glass coffee table

via benjaminbydesign on Etsy.

Antlers as Christmas Decor!

Faux Antler Wreath

Unfortunately, this Pottery Barn version is no longer available.

However, below, 
The Country Chic Cottage has a tutorial for a knock-off design, making faux antlers.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

I might have to try a similar version, using some of my collected antlers!
If you're looking for antlers, check my Etsy shop next week. 

Word for the Day:
Psalm 42:1 
As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants after you, God.

Word for the Day:
Psalm 103:1
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

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