My husband is such a catch that I decided to have him mounted to the wall. GROSS! He did chase Sebastian around his room making growling sounds behind this deer head. Sebastian told him where to shove it. Politely, of course.
For those of you who don't search eBay regularly for stuffed wildlife, one of these suckers might run anywhere between $150-$375 in good condition and mounted. How do I know this and why do I have one? Because it's SO trendy. Didn't you know? JUST KIDDING.
My brother has been looking for one to flesh out his new bachelor pad (mind the pun) and most have been a little out of his price range. When we were browsing a flea market in southern Missouri last weekend I walked into a stall with this little fella priced at a nice $65.00. After a few phone calls and a picture via camera phone, we were on our way home with a mounted deer head resting in our back seat next to our precious son. He pet it a lot. Every time Brett or I would turn to check our blind spots for a lane change those big eyes would be staring back at us. I'm still not used to seeing it in our house which means Joseph will be getting it sooner than he thought.
The thrift stores and flea markets have been generous lately. I'm much more reserved with what I bring home since Pony Party has been shut down for the season but it's been a little more exciting when I do find something just for me. It's my own kind of hunting, I suppose. This travel case might become my new weekend bag but in the mean time it is holding the yarn I found this afternoon.
It's all acrylic but seems to be on the high end quality-wise and much softer than I have ever found before. I got lucky finding such beautiful colors for such a great price. Oh, and that's the reverse side of my fabulous new duvet!
This is vintage fabric from a flea market in Rogersville, MO. It looks SO similar to some fabric I have from Heather Bailey. It's probably the most beautiful vintage fabric I've ever come across so I'm saving it for something special.
I also found a half apron in great shape that matched my kitchen colors, a set of pillow cases with a tatted edge (Cheryl!), and three plastic doilies. They are great for adding texture to art journal pages. (Margot, I'm saving you one.)
We found Sebastian a set of orange, plastic cups last weekend and a vintage espresso percolator and sifter today. He loves to play kitchen whenever he finds stuff like this in a flea market so I've been collecting a few things that won't easily break so that when he gets his play kitchen in July, it'll be decked out in vintage ware and ready to use. I've seen some fabulous DIY play kitchens on OhDeedoh this year so I'm hoping we can rig something up that is not only durable and practical but easy to look at.
The chicken that I picked up at the farmer's market this morning has been butchered sufficiently and is simmering in my mother's chicken and rice recipe. Brett has been given the task of de-gizzarding the carcass and turning it into chicken soup tomorrow. A pregnant nose can only handle so much and I'm not sure I want to test my gag reflex any longer.
p.s. My husband is halfway through the first book in the Twilight series. I know. He's a catch.