Antlers are popping up everywhere -- in decorating, that is. Never one to jump on the trends bandwagon too soon, I finally came to the conclusion that I'd love a pair of antlers in our home. Pine cones, turtle shells, stones, sea shells and other found objects from nature are some of my favorite elements in decorating.
One evening, while flipping through an Eddie Bauer catalog, I mentioned to my husband that I would love a pair of small antlers like the ones featured throughout the catalog. I actually found some for sale on Etsy, but my husband said he'd ask one of his coworkers, who is a hunter, if he might have some extras he wouldn't mind parting with. And, in fact, he did! I came home from work and there were two beautiful, perfectly sized deer antlers. How lovely they are! They feel so nice to the touch, both smooth and bumpy. I love how they look in this bowl on the coffee table. Paul tucked in sprigs of greenery with red berries, perfect for the holidays!
Every time I look at the antlers I feel happy. I realize that may sound off, but it's the little things that can have a lot of meaning. What little things around your home make you happy?