Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Post Antler Blues

I'm not sure if it is because of all the 'Santa and his reindeer' talk or elk season here in the Northwest, but I've got antlers on the brain.

via www.beeldsteil.blogspot.com

Antlers have been popular as home decor for a long time, but recently they have been given a more modern flare.  


I have been known to include antlers in my own Steel Life photo shoots.  I'm not sure what exactly draws me to them.  Maybe the architectural interest, the weathered details or the feeling of history and life behind the object.

Steel Life's Loft Mod Dish
by Tambi Lane Photography

I have several smaller antlers that a friend gave to me.  He found them while hiking off the beaten trail when deer hunting.  I bring them to trade shows almost as good luck charms.  I love displaying them in sand with air plants, fossils or natural wood orbs.

Steel Life's Atomic Mod Dish 
by Tambi Lane Photography

Here are a few other products I found interesting...

Deer Antler Button Pillow
by Jillian Rene Decor 

Design Within Reach
Superordinate Antler Pendant
by Designer Jason Miller
Retails for $1,650.00-$2,500.00

Vertical garden
by Lil Fish Studios Blog

Glittery Stack of Antlers
via The Farmer's Trophy Wife

Antlers are often organically found in nature from elk, caribou, moose or deer in the winter/spring months, depending on the species and location.  But, if you are not comfortable displaying the real thing, here are some fun products and D.I.Y. projects for you to try.

This trophy mount seems perfect for the all season gardener.  Snip branches from your garden to create year-round interest inside your home.

via Apartment Therapy

Geometric Animal Trophy Heads
by Bend Seating

My own stag horn fern mounted to a leather remnant backing.

Digital print
available on Etsy

Greenside Planter

Cardboard trophy mounts

If you are more of a do-it-yourselfer, check these antler making projects on:


Hi Sugarplum!

Happy Hunting!

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