Adding to my Collection

11.22.2011

Last week when we went to Nashville to see our new grandson I was actually able to get some shopping in at a couple of antique malls. I found just a few small things and haven't even shared them with you yet. If you are a regular around here then you know I collect mounted antlers. Ever since I saw Charles Faudree using them in his design I have been collecting them.


The one on the light colored mount is my new one. This one has the prettiest patina to the bone. Most of them are very white.

After I got it home I wasn't sure where I was going to hang it. Do you do that? Get something and then don't have a clue what to do with it. They say if you see something you like then get it and you will find a place for it. The price was good at $39. They are normally higher than that.

I finally decided to place them on this wall where I had the one large set hanging. 

I had to take one of my other set of antlers from another room to hang here with the other two to look right.



I wish that darn thermostat wasn't placed there. I painted it the same color as the wall to help it not stand out though. Good trick is to paint your outlet covers, switch covers and vents the same as your walls so they disappear.

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41 comments:

  1. I'm looking for a small mounted set of antlers just like that for my Master Bedroom. I love where you put yours!

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  2. Looks pretty. Reminds me of Georgia O'Keefe. She always had these bleached bones in her paintings. I didn't even notice the thermostat until you pointed it out. Good idea!

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  3. I would never have noticed your thermostat if you had not mentioned it. You did a good job of camouflaging it. Love the way you displayed 3 of your antlers.

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  4. I just made Joe get off the sofa and look at these. He found two sets of deer antlers that could be mounted like this from one of his sheds. They would be virtually free.

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  5. Very striking! I have quite a few antlers and like to use them in my fall and Christmas decorations.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  6. I love your collection. I got 4 sets, not mounted recently! Still trying to determine where I'll use them! Happy Thanksgiving!
    Debbie

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  7. Three is the perfect number for your collection. Looks great with your clock!

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  8. Kim,
    My latest post shows a set of Ralph Lauren antler candle holders. They would fit right in with your collection.

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  9. Hi Kim,

    What a great addition to your collection...
    The Clock is fantastic, love the size of it! Big numbers to see from far away. Your cover plates and thermostat look great painted out the same wall colour. I have seen when homeowners will find a small decorative frame to go around the thermostat, making it just a little fancier.
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  10. You're right, they look great as a pair! andrea@townandprairie

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  11. I love your collection! My husband went hunting this weekend and got a white tail deer. I told him "don't come home unless you bring the antlers!" I guess my collection started on Saturday!

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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  12. They look perfect there in the group of three.
    So typical to hang those boxes right in the middle of the wall. You did a good job disguising it though.

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  13. Love, love love this.. your entry is great! I used a wall sconce just below mine, a plate and dog sit on it, doesn't effect the temp. and covers the unsightly thermostat. hugs ~lynne~

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  14. I love antlers..so sculptural. I have a couple whole head elk mounts in our family room courtesy of my husband the great white hunter.We also have a deer and an antelope...needless to say that particular room has a "lodge" look. I can appreciate them more if they aren't everywhere.

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  15. That was a good find, Kim! You are really filling out your Thermostats are such a pain..and the builders NEVER think about where they place them. They think function-not fashion! xo Diana

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  16. Kim, Yeah!! your comment button is working tonight. Lovely antlers and the grouping of 3 is perfect for that spot. Can you hang anything over your thermostat and still have it work?

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  17. Kim, Love your new antlers and they look great grouped together.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  18. That was a good deal on the antlers Kim, I love the way you decorate, everything always looks so nice. Teresa@ Magazine Your Home

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  19. I so love your antlers! The grouping looks beautiful. The new one IS so pretty! I wish you and yours a happy, blessed Thanksgiving. XO, Pinky

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  20. Great collection! Good idea on painting things the same color as the walls. Wish I had done that. Might just have to get my paint back out.

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  21. Love this grouping! I've got several sets floating around here from hunter hubs and sons--- maybe I need to group them all!

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  22. Kim,
    What a fun collection - they look great! Thanks for stopping by to check out the table and silver! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    -Shelley

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  23. What a great addition to your collection! And I never even noticed the thermostat!

    Kat :)

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  24. Looks great Kim!
    There seems to be room for a few more too... just in case.
    :)

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  25. I like the look of this Kim. And I think they look nice with the big clock. Good idea painting out the thermostat. hate those things...

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  26. Oh, I was hoping for a photo of your new little guy. {sigh}

    Love your new antlers, Kim! I like the way you grouped them with the clock. blessings ~ tanna

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  27. These antlers are GREAT! Oh...that price! Christie

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  28. I like the way you displayed your mounted antlers. In fact, if you hadn't mentioned your thermostat I wouldn't have noticed it! You always find very cool accessories which is why reading your blog is so much fun.

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  29. I like the way you have these grouped, Kim.

    Love your Thanksgiving tables!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  30. I have a local source for these ... they are the real deal!

    Vern's ... he's a down home local boy with a cubbyhole shop FULL ...

    yours grace the foyer beautifully!!!

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  31. I left a comment yesterday, but wasn't sure it took. So, I'm back to leave it again. Ha! I like your new antler. You're right. It has great patina! It looks good in it's new grouping. I'm STILL painting. I'm ready for it to be done.

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  32. Lookin' good, Kim. I particularly like the decorative mounting on the one next to your newbie. :-)

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  33. Wow I don't think I have seen that wall before all done, anyway love what you did there, worthy of a magazine cover really Kim, looks great. I hear you about the thermostat..i saw once where someone got a beautiful little frame and put it up around it...just a thought.

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  34. yellow tree and birds...love this fabric. also love the orange ikat. great prices

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  35. I guess I'm the only person on earth who's not into the antler thing. But I love the rest of your decorating ideas!

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  36. Great price!!! Where in Nashville did you go?

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  37. I love your collection of antlers. You new find looks great and the patina is very nice! Together, they make for a very interesting wall.

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  38. You are the antler Queen...looks great Kim! You notice it more than we do...but I bet it won't be long that you'll find a sweet little oblong canvas painting just the right size to fit over that little thermostat!

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  39. I think because we all have thermostats, we don't even see them except at our own homes. My husband wouldn't let me paint mine, but I did paint the doorbell.

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