Vintage Antler Collection

9.23.2010

I wasn't going to join Alphabet Thursday this week and felt bad about it. Then I was reading Bonnie's A post at Creative Decorating on a Budget where she showed some antlers hanging over her fireplace. I then remembered that I just changed the wall for the four thousandth time again in my sitting room. I took two plates down and put two more roe deer antlers in their place.


I think I like this look.

I have been purchasing these vintage antlers from an antique dealer on ebay. The prices are pretty good. The only bad part is the shipping fee from Austria which is $25. These antlers come from the black forest of Austria and this dealer has a large collection of them. Some of them date back to the thirties.


I try to buy the ones with pretty plaques and a large number of points.

I think I will keep this look for a couple of weeks at least a while.

I am joing Miss Jenny's class at Jenny Matlock for Alphabet Thursday for the letter A.
Miss Jenny, so sorry I am late. I am usually early so please don't be too rough on me.
Linking to Color Outside the Lines for vignette Fridays for my wall vignette.

I will be back tonight with the reveal of my latest paint project.

Y'all come back now,

KIM

38 comments:

  1. I love antlers... and one have one set of "sheds"... I want more of course!!

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  2. Love the new look! The plates worked too, but these are so much better. I love the collection. I'd come over and think you were a world wide hunter!

    Have a great Thursday!

    Lisa

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  3. I too love antlers. Mine are the "American" kind as my husband is a deer hunter. I don't want the full deer heads mounted, but I do like the look of antlers mixed in with decor.

    Yours are fun hanging on the wall. The look gives a nice upward feel to what looks like high ceilings in your home..am I right? I struggle with decorating with our high ceilings in my "new" home.

    Love your look. :)

    Donna

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  4. Looks wonderful, Kim!! I love the arrangement on the wall, superb! =) ~Liz

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  5. My house always looks the same. I am you are open to making changes to yours.

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  6. I love this look. Soo Pretty.

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  7. The grouping looks great...I really like it! Your sofa looks so comfy with all those pillows! I bet it is so squishy and divine :o)
    ~Des

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  8. You know I'm all over these! Been collecting them for years. I have also bought from the same dealer on ebay. They have some lovely ones. I think you should keep this look. At least for the fall and winter....Looks good Kim!

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  9. I too love antlers! Just kinda moved them all out when the oldest moved out. But, just a hint of an idea, I decorated the oldest house for Christmas, since we were spending Christmas there in 2009. Used antlers on the mantle and hung stockings from them. Very tastefully done ~ I might add.
    Enjoyed looking.
    Karen

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  10. I don't particularly care for antlers, but you always make them look really really good. I like them on the little plaques too. I kind of miss the plates, but I like this look as well. Ah, 4001 may bring another look I adore too, lol.

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  11. That is funny Kim, I just came from Bonnies and I was thinking of you and your antlers when I saw hers. Your wall looks great, very well balanced, those antlers fit in perfectly.

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  12. You know I love it...you've picked some great ones!

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  13. I had a feeling that is what you were up to!!! lol

    Love the antlers! My husband said to tell you thank you because I didn't put his white tail deer antlers out until I saw you decorating with them. I am really liking the feel of our family room so a big thank you to you!!

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  14. You {& Bonnie} made Antlers look Appealing : ) awesome 'A'

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  15. Deerest As I've seen so far tonight!

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  16. I swear, you could make anything look FABULOUS!!! You have antlers, animal print and botanicals all together and it looks GREAT! I love the antlers that you have, it looks VERY classy and like you are a world traveler! XO, Pinky

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  17. I think they look nice. I am always jealous of your decorating sense (and items!!!)

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  18. Although the antlers are not my style, they look nice in your home. I liked the plates.

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  19. Your wall arrangement looks lovely, as does the entire room.
    I would love to get some of those antlers to decorate my home, but I'm afraid my husband would freak! LOL!
    He just doesn't get it. Can't wait to see your wall in two weeks! LOL.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  20. Oh no! The beautiful plates are gone! Oh well, I am sure you will find another spot for them. Your antlers look really nice here too. Your room looks even more lodgy to me now..like a safari! Very nice!

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  21. Kim, these do look terrific, and they are a great choice for the letter A. Fun! ~ sarah

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  22. Those are really unique. I've never seen anything quite like them.

    =)

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  23. Kim I love this way you have it now, it's perfect....ok gotta ask about these antlers...we in the NW (or me) have no clue what kind of animals such tiny antlers are from? We have deer and Elk with huge antlers, never seen these little tykes in these here parts...my antlers in Montana are big and take up the whole coffee table!
    ps can't wait for the kitchen show and tell

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  24. Not so sure about the antlers. (Just saying...) But I do adore that couch!
    Brenda

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  25. So perfect for fall, I know deer season is around the corner.

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  26. This has to be the most create use of the letter "A"! Now you know how I am with these antlers...but, honestly they are starting to grow on me a little bit (as long as they live at your house)!

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  27. In keeping with the A Theme...
    Absolutely Adorable Antlers
    Amazing & Attention-Attracting!

    Love them- Hugs- Diana

    ps...I have a magazine give away on my blog if you are interested at all- Hugs- Diana

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  28. Kim, You know how much I love these vintage roe antlers. I picked up one at an antique show recently and they wanted $700 for it...Gulp! Yours are wonderful.
    xo, Sherry

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  29. Hey girl- You've gone antler crazy these days! LOL Seriously, they do look great on the wall. All I have is my faux pair. Guess I could look at Country Living Fair tomorrow in Columbus, huh? They'd probably be cheaper at a yard sale, though... *grin* I'll look anyway. Should be an interesting and fun day.
    hugs, Sue

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  30. Great take on the letter "a". Your house is lovely!

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  31. My son would want to come and live at your house. He likes to shed hunt. He doesn't find many, but he likes to dream. He wanted to cut off the antlers of a road kill deer the other day! Joni

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  32. Well, you had to post this because A for Antler is perfect! I like your collection - you're hitting just the right note. We have a friend in Germany who is a hunter and he has a wonderful collection.

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  33. Wow. I have never thought of using antlers as decor in my home. In fact, I've discouraged my husband from it. BUT it looks so fabulous in your home. You look like you have some great decorating ideas. I love it.

    Just stopping in for Alphabe-Thursday.

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  34. What a great display. You have definitely hit the nail on the antler's head!! I love all your collections but this one may just be my favorite!

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  35. I love it! Do you happen to know what animal(s) these antlers are from? I would like to find something like that for my daughter for a Christmas present.

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  36. They are from roe deer. All I know is that these are found in the Black Forest of Austria. I purchase them on ebay from an antique dealer in Austria.

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  37. Love the red sofa! Really cool...over from AlphabeThursday...have a good one!

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  38. I'm glad Bonnie inspired you to share your antlers.

    I like how they look in such a symmetrical pattern. It seems interesting to me that they come from Austria.

    Thanks for linking to Alphabe-Thursday.

    It's always fun to see what you're up to.

    A

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