I want it now – antlers, antlers, antlers

Dear antlers, 
Firstly, let me congratulate you on being in vogue. It is for good reason, as you are pretty neat and quite the sight for sore eyes. In an effort to be on trend, I was hoping you could make yourselves available to me? You can do this by falling off. Within walking distance from my apartment would be all kinds of wonderful, thank you 🙂
Lots of love, 
I’m thrifty, and I did my research. I found out that our local deer {found in the Phoenix Park} shed their antlers between January and March. I also found out the most antlers are found in the Oldtown Woods. Perfection. We had incredible weather on Saturday, so hubby and I wrapped up in search for some antlers. Low and behold, we came back empty handed. I have not given up. It was however, a lovely and romantical walk. 
It is only a matter of time. The question is – once I get my hands on some of these delights, do I go aux natural, or do I paint them? …

There is some serious winning going on with paint. The white with gold tips – particularly amazing. Fingers crossed we scavenge some of these lovelies. And soon. 
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  1. February 4, 2013 / 21:15

    Good luck! Hope you find some, and looking forward to seeing what you do with them!

    Thanks for the comment on my blanket. Hope it matches up to the hype in the proper pictures – that shot of it crumpled up did come out incredibly well!!

    Maria x

    • February 5, 2013 / 11:27

      I cannot WAIT for you to finish your blanket. It is inspiring me to dust off my crochet hook. I can't make my mind up on a pattern though … #FirstWorldProblems

  2. February 5, 2013 / 20:50

    I love the one that's black and pink. A shame I didn't see this before I went to Northern Ontario for Christmas! Though not sure on the international shipping guidelines for dead animal pieces… lol.
    Also, are you seriously getting pressured to pop out a kid already? Wow. Maybe that's an advantage that we have just 'living in sin' – it's the when will you get married question first….

    • February 6, 2013 / 10:11

      Yarp, and unfortunately it hasn't just been since we got wed. Our pre-married life {aka, 'living in sin'} had not spared us the reproductive queries. Que sera, sera.

      Ughhhh, send me all of the antlers*. All of them.

      *Once they've fallen off, obv.

  3. February 7, 2013 / 00:22

    I love vintage antlers too!
    Although, found is much more appealing to me than something that was purposely killed to adorn my walls.
    In my junking trips I see them all of the time. I am always tempted to buy one, and now that I see the painted variety, I am even more so.

    • February 7, 2013 / 16:54

      I completely agree – the guilt would be palpable if I even considered purchasing an animal product like that from a shop other than a second hand store.

      This way it's a win-win situation – the forest is less antler-ridden, and my living room is more fabulous. Fingers crossed.