Monday, May 16, 2011

I Never Thought It Would Come To This

The unimaginable has happened! I actually hung a deer head on my bedroom wall... seriously. It is not my accent piece of choice, mind you, but it had to go somewhere.

The thing is, we are remodeling our home, and this is only temporary. It had better be temporary! We are beginning the renovations with the living and dining rooms and that just happened to be where my husband's pride and joy were displayed (no, not the kid's photos, but the deer heads). It's a bit hard to store them in boxes, so we had to move them, yes, them, plural, very plural, and we moved them to walls in other rooms.

A few went in one son's room, and a few are going in the other son's room, and I didn't have the heart to make our daughter put one in her pretty pink and brown / Jane Austen / Paris theme bedroom, so we have one in our bedroom... temporarily. {update: let me just say that it is a bit disconserting waking up in the middle of the night, looking across the room, and seeing a large wild animal staring at you from high on the wall!}

Two things I said I didn't want in our bedroom: a television or deer heads on the wall. One down, I wonder how long it will be before two down??? Not if I can help it.

I am excited about finally getting around to new floors, fresh paint on all the walls, doors, cabinets, and trim and maybe some new slipcovers and curtains. So I am willing to sacrifice a bit to get the finished product. That's what we have to do, right? Compromise... and hang deer heads on our walls.

If the deer has you distressed, let me ease that a bit with a really sweet rabbit that was munching on dandelions beside my porch the other day.

Isn't he just the cutest???

Munch, munch, munch!

And he munched some more, unfortunately hopping right on over to our garden of freshly planted cabbages, tomatoes, watermelons, and muskmelons {I always called them mushmelons}.... Oh deer dear, I hope he doesn't munch any more tonight. I wonder if I can just shoo him away?

Seriously, I definitely wouldn't have a little stuffed rabbit in the house. I'd much rather see them in the yard hopping around.

Now that we have finally, officially started our renovations, I'll share some in-progress pics with you over the next several weeks.

Thanks for stopping by!
Take Care & God Bless,


  1. I was totally cracking up when I read this post the other day, and had some clever comment to leave, but blogger was on the fritz. Now its Monday morning and I'm not so clever, but still commiserating with you over the deer heads in your house. Because I can totally relate. It sounds like you have way more than I, but I still have a few antlered mugs hanging on walls that should be filled with photography or art.

    Trophy Schmophy.

    I hope your renovations end soon so you can sleep in peace. :)

  2. thanks for the morning laugh! a wonderful friend of ours passed recently....he left us 3 deer heads... currently they are stored where hubby works, so whenever i'm there i see them sitting there waiting to come home....eli has stated clearly (11) that he wants one in his room....i wonder what i will do - should i hang it next to the leather chair that has a peace sign pillow on it (trying with symbolizm to counter the dead leather chair?) what is a decorator to do? maybe spruce it up a bit with tinsel, colored lights? i will let you know!

  3. That was Marty coming to visit you and let you get some practice with your new camera, LOL!

  4. So enjoyed this post. :) And I understand the deer heads on the wall...but the cute rabbit maybe makes up for the deer!

  5. lol... LOL! Thanks for taking the edge off with the adorable bunny photos :) Well, now I'm feeling much better about having bicycles in the house... even the one hanging on the wall. sigh... boys.