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?

Disturbing Fawn Love

Peregrine Honig‘s piece last night on Work of Art freaked me out, but I also loved it.  We all know my fawn love and in looking at them, I just wanted to crawl under the glass with them and snuggle.  The shock behind how they came to be can be a tough pill to swallow, but I think it’s actually a wonderful story.

Via PeregrineHonig.net

You’d have to be stone cold for that not to break your heart, just a little….no?

Fawn Love

Geeking out in fawn bliss….yes…our second spring has brought us a new fawn to admire.  The CC was mowing the lawn in the front when he saw a fawn run up the hill.  He had apparently scared it from it’s hiding place somewhere in the bushes..Oops.  When he came back up the driveway…where had the fawn decided to recover?  In our muddy area under the dogwood at the front steps!

As it stayed under the tree for the rest of the afternoon, we kept watch for the reunion…we sat in the nook at dusk to observe the does arriving in the front yard so we could see which one was the fawn mama.  This little one clambered back over the retaining wall to go to the does.  We couldn’t get any good shots of the doe/fawn reunion, but we hope there will be more visits!

Fawn Love Friday

…..and Happy New Year!  Nothing like a little fawn love to start off 2010.  I swoon over these photos by the late, great Bob Willoughby of Audrey Hepburn with her fawn Pippin, or Ip.  Then husband, Mel Ferrer, gave her the fawn from their Green Mansions set following her 2nd miscarriage.

All photos by Bob Willoughby… his Flickr feed is here…via one of my fave blogs…The Jealous Curator.