Hook ’em horns…

On Saturday I spent a few hours (perhaps a few too many) at a South Austin bar (sports, bleh!) to watch the much-hyped Texas vs. OU football match-up. We have some rowdy folks in these parts, and they LOVE their football. The following day, I slowly moved toward Fredericksburg where Gadora toured Inn at Bella Vista. Somehow we got to talking about deer. And shooting them. Having once lived just outside of town, I remember ruminants were indeed plentiful in those parts, as the land was alive with brush.

Moose head at Z Gallerie
Moose head at Z Gallerie

I helped dress a deer once, in fact, we ate that kill. But no deer ever inconvenienced me by stepping in front of my vehicle, so I’ve got no beef with them. I detest trophy kills. Once I’d paused on an Outdoor channel where they showed a handsome buck, then a guy in the brush who saw that deer and said, “My God he’s beautiful,” then unloaded a clip in his side. Really dude? So my fascination with the likeness of their regal heads on proud display baffles me. I’d much rather see a screaming TX fan, or that one Sooner kid with the wagon on his head, or a camouflaged trophy hunter silenced with his head on a plaque. But I digress. I do, however, like alternatives… and fell in love with this Moose head at Z Gallerie.

Glossy resin moose
Glossy resin moose

StripeThen, just yesterday The Squeeze sent a link to some adorable coat hooks. Designer, and ceramic artist, Jorine Oosterhoff cast these tiny metal creatures with playful precision.

Coat-hooks at Capventure
Coat-hooks at Capventure

And today, a DC friend sent a link to Young House Love where I discovered a link to “Fred” at Cardboard Safari which boasts recycled cardboard fashioned into animal heads. LOVE.

Fred ~ large trophy moose
Fred ~ large trophy moose

Once, in New York, a very fashionable girl had a very sparsely decorated Union Square loft apartment. An L-shaped pad with nothing but a finely appointed kitchen which opened onto the living room, which was snugged up to the teensy bedroom (area). She liked fine things, and proudly displayed one sole work of art… this inflatable moose.

Inflatable moose
Inflatable moose

If an inflatable moose is too much, and why would it be?, Etsy seller “Johnny and Stacie” offers a cutesy hand-sized flocked deer wall mount. He’s understated, and citrus. And adorable.

Flocked deer hook at Etsy
Flocked deer hook at Etsy

See? We can express our adoration for creatures great and small.  And hang them on our wall. And we don’t EVEN have to shoot them.

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3 thoughts on “Hook ’em horns…

  1. beautiful credenza! did you move to dallas?! thomas and i were hoping you’d be able to come hang out and take some pics this week. i fear we may be too late– let me know!

    your fan,
    runi

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