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Antler Love – Friday’s Smile

8 Apr

Have you noticed in the last couple of years, the increased frequency in the appearance of antlers?  Not just in country, steak house or ski-lodge decor either.  There are everywhere – and I gotta say I’m quite enamored with their sudden appearance in just about any room!


via Lonny

These look like the real McCoy.


Ann Marie Favot via S@H

For those not wanting an actually head (with googly eyes following you around the room) there is a cute cardboard head with antlers.


via Lonny

How about a moose?  I’m thinking resin – wonder if it comes in other colors?


via Lonny

Not just for the living room!


via Elle Decor

These people are totally into it – see the two smaller sets in the other room?


via Lonny

Hilarious use of antlers in the powder room!  Not sure but a “real” hunter may not appreciate this kind of humor.


Farquharson & McGill via S@H

Combining my two big likes – empty picture frames and antlers!  Win-Win!


This next one is in our home.   During the last move I ran across this set of antlers (again) in a box in the garage.  Dusted them off, shined the antlers with Pledge and voilá !


my photo

The little gold plate on the wood plaque reads “Antelope – Oct. 1981” (sorry Honey, couldn’t resist!)

I really like the way ‘our’  little set of antlers plays off the stone of the fireplace, rough wood mantel and fits nicely into that narrow slice of wall – It makes me Smile!

Wishing you a safe and happy weekend!


Juju anyone?

19 Feb

Well, I hadn’t the foggiest notion that the Cameroon headdresses that we’ve been seeing for the last couple of years, actually had a real name!  Thanks to Averill over at Edi et Amo, I’m now enlightened.

Just last Thursday I saved this picture (for a future “pink” post) that I saw at Style At Home magazine.

I love it because it’s soooo pink (Pantone color of the year anyone?)

via Style At Home 2011

This is a bedroom in one of those ity-bity Vancouver condos.  From the January issue I think.

I’m immediately drawn to unexpected items that are used as wall art and have loved these headdresses ever since I first saw them used on walls several years ago.  I just love they way they POP out from the wall.

From here,

Juju men in traditional dress via Google Images

To here,

thank you Google Images

and here,

Google Images

and here,

via House&Home June 2010

Now, obviously the “safe” thing to do would be to use a neutral one but I’ve seen one in Royal Purple!!

At a price point from 300 – 500 dollars, I wonder if I can talk Mr. DesignWorks into it?!  Hmmmm.

Simple Changes or Complete Transformations – design simply works.

Barbie Art – Friday’s Smile

17 Sep

Just because we’ve grown out of playing with our Barbies, that’s no reason to not pay tribute to all those cute clothes while keeping those warm memories alive!     Cute idea, makes me smile.

Barbie Clothes

Simple Changes or Complete Transformations – design simply works.

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The humble picture frame – type cast?

2 Sep

Have you ever bought a picture or print that was so ugly uh, unattractive that the person with you said, ” where are you going to put that?!?”.   Well, I have and it had nothing to do with the picture itself, but the frame surrounding it.  The more ornate the better.

Remember the little frame that Monica Geller ( Friends sitcom) used to frame her door’s peep-hole?  I have always loved that idea and have copied it in one way or another over the years.

Here’s my most recent frame hanging.  It’s framing a ceramic wall piece made by one of my favorite artists from Gibsons, B.C., Anita Lindblom.  Find more examples of her work here.


I have been getting mixed reviews on my little corner of our kitchen and for a fraction of a second thought I may have gotten a bit carried away.  And then I ran across this;


So cool!  What have you got stashed in a cupboard that could have a second life if you only “framed it” !

Simple changes or complete transformations – thoughtful design simply works.