Recently I’ve been thinking about the many different types of animals that I have displayed in my decor.
I came upon this post by Kate (Centsational Girl) for BHG and decided to document my menagerie.
All of my animals were collected over time, with intention. I like them, not because they are trendy, but because they remind me of this magnificent world that we share.
This family of wood toads are my faves. Although they look grumpy, I don’t think they are. My mother in law gave these to me years ago, and she had them years before she gave them to me. Made out of some type of wood, I was encouraged to rub them by hand so the oils from my skin would make them shine.
Paper butterflies in a gradient
Mounted deer antler
The first one I found while Junkin and mounted it on a plaque originally meant for a spoon collection, the second one was given to me from a young man at work.
I have a set of these ceramic book ends. They were originally mint green, but a coat of glossy white took them from yuck to wow.
This brass partridge was a junkin find for a few bucks and I love it.
More brass birds. I think they are in love
And even more birds. This was cut out of vinyl using my cricut.
This fat bottomed hippo planter is the bomb!
Then there are the once living animals
And the most loved of all, is my standoffish cat, Ash. He may look mean, but he’s a sucky.
What about you? What critters do you have adorning your home?