Bucky’s Defense

Reading comments on other blogs can be very amusing because we are all so different and decor is so subjective!  Trash or Treasure?  This got me thinking about one of my more “controversial” decor items..Bucky.

For those who wonder why I have this oft despised cardboard deer head, allow me to ‘splain why I love him….it’s a bit personal really.

I grew up in a family of hunters, and there was a room in our house with multiple taxidermy deer heads.  When I was little, I would sit in that room by myself and cry for those deer.  I thought Bambi was traumatizing…I just never got past the first 10 minutes.  Yeah, Thumper’s cute, but THEY KILLED BAMBI’S MOTHER!!!!!  This is the same kid who had to be removed from the theater during Snoopy Come Home sobbing uncontrollably because Snoopy RAN AWAY.  I was an emotional kid, just sayin’.

Bucky is kind of my payback.  Now, I live with (protected) deer in my yard daily, and I enjoy their majesty on the wall, the same way my family did, but on my terms.  A nasty pest to some…a sentimental favorite for me.

What is a controversial item in your house and why do you love it?