Monday, June 06, 2011

Thrill of the Hunt

Look what I caught last weekend!




Trendy, yes.  But kinda fun, you know?  I spotted them on Friday afternoon at a little consignment shop and waffled around about buying them.  Stuff goes so fast at consignment shops so I knew I had to get them on Saturday if I really wanted them.  I broke the news to David on Friday night with something like "Ok, so just hear me out.  I found something today that I want to buy and it's a little crazy and kind of out there (for me), but I'll use my own blow money (yes, we budget spending money) and I'd really like it if you'd just let me do this."  After telling him that it was a pair of silver antlers and assuring him that I wasn't joking, I watched him melt into a puddle of laughter right there on the kitchen floor.  To his credit, he said yes without much pressure.

Two minutes after I got home with them on Saturday, he whipped out his camera phone and had them perched up in the living room saying something about taking a picture for Greg (a friend who hunts).  By this time it was one huge joke and I was having fun playing along, so I mentioned something about posing beside my big catch.  A little sarcastically, I might add.  Almost instantly he was out of the room and I heard him digging around in the closet for his gun (which I've only seen twice in the last four years).  He demonstrated how I should kneel beside the antlers and then pretty much used every trick in the book to convince me to copy the stance and stay there long enough so he could get a picture.  I'll have to admit I did think it was pretty funny, but I made him promise that he could ONLY show it to Greg and that the picture could not leave his phone at all.  Facebook was mentioned as a definite no-no, but evidently we had a misunderstanding.  And evidently I don't have too strong of a backbone because this showed up on FB later...


I'm sure he would delete it if I made a big enough stink, but the truth is that I kinda think it's funny.  And I guess it's good to be able to laugh at yourself sometimes.

ps. See that suzani lumbar pillow?  It's for sale!


pps.  No animals were harmed in the aquisition of the antlers.  Call me a Yankee or a Democrat or a Tree Animal Hugger, but I don't particularly like guns.  I definitely don't like war.  And I'm pretty sure I wouldn't actually be able to pull the trigger on an animal.  Although I do have a kill on sight rule for spiders, stink bugs and mosquitoes.  So I guess you can also call me a hypocrite.  And by the way, no offense to the three aforementioned categories.  I get called any or all three of them on a fairly regular basis (mostly as a joke).  Welcome to the South.

22 comments:

  1. Ha! Brilliant picture! I really love those antlers - what a great find!

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  2. LOL! Glad to see I'm not the only one whose husband thinks some of my purchases are out there. That picture is priceless.

    On another note, the suzani pillow looks soooo good in your room. I think you need one yourself.

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  3. The antlers look great, Katie and I think it's awesome you can laugh about the picture :) I know I did!

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  4. Love the antlers...The room looks gorgeous...how can you let that suzani pillow go? Between the pillow and the antlers...it makes the room.

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  5. Your post is too funny! The conversation with your husband sounds so familiar, right down to the blow money (nice to meet another Dave fan!)
    I think your room looks amazing and the antlers are a great addition.

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  6. Too funny!

    Your bedroom is beautiful!

    My dad and brother are hunters and there are deer hanging on the walls at my parents' house...and I've voiced my dislike many times. So this is one trend I won't be participating in...more out of principle than actual looks! :)

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  7. I sense the antlers will float around your house for years to come...even when the trend is over!! ;)

    p.s. darling bedroom!
    p.s.s. the pillow is A+!!

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  8. GORGEOUS bedroom! And the antlers have a kind of rustic/modern glamor to them! LOVE the pose!

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  9. Katie! I love it!!!

    Ps - I would have LOVE to give you a real set of 2 that are locked together...if you could pry them out of my dear husbands grasp! ;)

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  10. Snapping up those antlers was absolutely the RIGHT thing to do!! And if you get tired of them?? Let me know, I'll buy them from you!!! But wow do they look good where you've got them! I'd hang on to them for a good long time if I were you!

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  11. That is totally hilarious and *EXACTLY* how it would go down at my house!!! I absolutely love the antlers in their new found home (c: And silver to boot??? Tres chic.

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  12. Hi Katie, Hope you don't mind but I linked to your blog and your adorable bedroom today.

    Love the pic w/ the gun and the antlers :)

    Emily

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  13. Hi Katie! I just found your blog through Emily A. Clark! You have some great posts, and I've already been pinning like crazy! Love the antlers!

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  14. Hi Katie! your bedroom is beautiful! I love the colors, the accessories and how peaceful it seems! You did a great job!

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  15. Love the new find Katie, and the pict. with the gun and antlers.

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  16. Katie, I had to come and say that I really like your bedroom antlers and all. You've done a beautiful job with it and and you have a great eye.

    Camille

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  17. Hey katie--I just found your blog through emily's blog! Love your bedroom. This post is hilarious! Haha.

    Also, I loved the 1 dress 3 ways. ; ) I am a follower!

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  18. Love this bedroom! Happy to come across your blog (via emily!)

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  19. LOVE the antlers. My husband (from SC, bless his heart) does hunt and I told him the only way antlers were going to ever hang from my walls were if he let me lacquer them :)

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  20. beautiful room! Glad to have found you!

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  21. Ditto what everyone else said...love the antlers and your bedroom is great!

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  22. I love this room. It looks so crisp. Beautiful job... I love the antlers!

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