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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Oh Deer!

I love the use of deer in decor.


I am not referring to the faux deer heads that graced many a wall last year in an effort to be cool and hip.
Nor am I speaking about the "welcome to the cabin" look of the antler chandelier. If that is your thing you can go here.

No, I am talking about the sweet as saccharin deer. Pure kitch. Like Deery Lou from Sanrio.

Or this darling pillow from Basic French.
Now you can't have it everywhere. Just an accent piece here or there, like one platter in the kitchen.

Wouldn't this lamp look sweet in a nursery?

Or perhaps a shower curtain made from this fabric, Echino Woodland.

A deer head that I do like is this cute hat hanger.

Plenty of deer ephemera can be found on ebay.

Etsy has over two hundred listings for deer kitch.



If you would like something temporary try this wall decal.

But one of my favorite artists and a designer is who well known for the use of deer in his artwork is Tord Boontje. Most of America became familiar with this fabulous man when Target made the brilliant decision to have him design their 2006 Christmas line.


I first became of aware of his lighting and streamer designs such as this lavender beauty around 2004.

I absolutely love his new curtain panels. This is a closeup of one of the panels. Amazing.

My current favorite Boontie design is the extra large wall graphic which was shown at the beginning of this post. It just makes me want to sing.

"Doe a deer, a female deer.." anyone?


Miss Sandy said...

I want those Bambi bookends and those darling cuddling birds with him in the back ground!

I have the real deal living in my backyard! A beautiful doe has taken up residence in the bramble at the edge of our woods in the back yard. She nibble blossoms from our mimosa tree and drinks from our garden pond. She huffs, puffs, and stamps her feet if you disturb her.

I FINALLY opened my package and I loved every little bit of it!!!!!! Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness! I posted on my goodies today and left a link back to you!

blessings dear friend!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I love Tord Boontje. Born in one of my favorite cities in Holland.:)
My friend Anita sells those Deer Trays on her website.

They are so cute!
xo Lidy

Wanda said...

Dear me. :) That is a whole boat load of deer.

Barbara H. said...

I never knew there were so many instances of deer in decor! I don't think I have ever seen them in decor except for figurines.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Great ideas, Deer!

Happy day, and thanks for the blog birthday wishes!


Hope said...

I love your unique concept of kitchen decor...

Jennifer Paganelli said...

love dear enthralled with dear also crazy about you my dear Laura!!!

Shimmy Mom said...

I loved all your deer examples. They are so majestic. What fun to see elegant ways to use them in decorating. I never would have come up with some of those ideas myself.

A Hint of Home said...

My hubby would love coming to your house. He loves things with deer on them.
Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

Hi Laura

Thanks so much for visiitng my blog and leaving a comment! I do appreciate it!

I love the deer lamp ... so sweet!
I have a very old deer shaped planter that I adore. It looks a little like the lamp base, only mine has some brown along with the yellow. I keep it on my kitchen window.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Oh deery I love it! The versatility of this design intrigues me. Such a wide range of formal to informal,a child's room to your dinning room.Thanks for introducing it to me.

I greatly appreciate your encouraging words on my blog.Please stop in again once it's completed. I've been working on some new ideas that I hope will make a supportive difference in this web world.

Cat said...

Oh I so loved looking at all the deer things. It reminded me of my Grandma's home in Germany, she had a bit of deer kitch going on there.
I really loved the birds with the deer in the background.


Cat said...

I had to stop by and thank you for the link to Basic French. I've been browsing their online store and clicked on Store Location to find out that they are right near my parents in NY, where I will be going this August. I will definitely stop by the shop.


Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

great picks! so cute! Have a great day!!! xoxo Britt :-)

Kasey said...

that's alot of deer!

vintage paper bella ~ andrea said...

So cute! I love deers and I won't let the kids watch bambi! What a sad movie!

Elizabeth said...

I want that pillow! What a great post, I'd never have thought of deer as a theme.

Sarah said...

I just love that wall decal! I found it to be simple and elegant!

I recieved an unexpected package from you this weekend...thank you. I was so pleasantly suprised! Your work is beautiful and your heart full of generosity!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

The Apron Queen said...

A deer on an apron. Now that's one I don't think I have!

Sorry for the late reply. Rcvd your lovely little gift in the mail. Thank you. Hope you continue to enjoy your apron. :)

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen

Candice Carpenter said...

after reading this, i ran over to get me some of that adorable sanrio deary lou...couldn't find anything in their online shop but i WILL locate some of that! It's soooo cute!