Saturday, February 27, 2010

Squirrels and Owls and Reindeer, Oh My!

Some woodland creatures followed me home from Anthro the other day: a squirrel, an owl, and a deer.  (There was a bird too, but I shoo'd him away because he looked like something Norman Bates would have up on his wall.)

I've been eyeing these "Creature Kingdom" hooks ever since they first came out.  I was feeling poor, though, and didn't feel like shelling out $20 each to bring them home.

But then my first rebate check from arrived (sweet!), and the call of the wild suddenly seemed a lot closer, more accessible.

Image Source: Anthropologie

Since we didn't have much of an entrance/staging area, I've been throwing my winter coat on my office chair and hanging my purse on a doorknob.  The hooks worked perfect in our foyer, by our stairs, and now I have a real place to hang all the items that I grab each day when I walk out the door.

And I got to use a power drill, which always makes for a fun afternoon in my house.  Wheeeeee!

The industrious squirrel is my favorite of the little dudes.  I need to name him, but what would be an appropriate name for a brass squirrel?  Any ideas?

My husband, unfortunately, wasn't that crazy about them (though he does always find it hot when I operate power tools).  He said he didn't dig the cabin chic vibe. I think ever since we went to see the unbelievable interactive "play" (quite reductive to call it that) "Sleep No More" last month, in which taxidermy plays a gorgeous, eery atmospheric role, anything that remotely alludes to taxidermy gives him the heeby jeebies.

Oh well.  I find them darling, so he'll have to learn to love them.  (Plus I made a lot of holes in the wall putting them in, so he has no choice!)

Which creature is your favorite?


Nicole Peterson February 28, 2010 at 7:32 PM  

I think they are darling. They transform the space.

Kristin ~ Bien Living March 3, 2010 at 1:03 PM  

When I saw the first picture, I wasn't sure what to expect. But seeing them in your space made me smile :) So fun! Design doesn't have to be fussy & serious. I love how unpredictable they are.

Creature Gorgeous March 4, 2010 at 8:28 PM  

I love them! And I love eBates and all of its similar ilk. GREAT job!

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