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Now with more deer!

Tuesday 30 December 2008 - Filed under Stores

I’ve been out stimulating the economy. You’re welcome. I didn’t set out on a deer buying mission, but thanks to some compulsive shopping/OCD tendencies, I suddenly have an instant deer collection.
This big guy, about 30 inches in each direction, made of resin, looks like wood, pops against the glossy black walls, was on my wish list for a long time, and when he went on sale at Z Gallerie, this was my first post Christmas terrible idea to go to the mall on one of the busiest days of the year sale shopping trip. I don’t know if I should worry that I have started shopping at the mall for “decorative accessories” but there you go. I like Z Gallerie. They do a good job copying expensive interior trends for cheap(er) and they lean toward the slightly creepy. I too am cheap and creepy!
Deer head
With some good hints from Justin, my mother in law gave me this one I’d been coveting from Hovel, a tiny little shop in the neighborhood, for my birthday. This one has more subtle features, at certain angles in the almost always dark living room, it almost has the effect of a flat image rather than a 3D hanging.
Deer head
These sitting deer figures were on sale for $13, also at Z Gallerie. Since they were practically giving them away, I felt like they had to flank the bar. Just because. Right?
Sitting deer
And then I found this guy, same as the one I admired that was not for sale at Blackmail in Austin, at Target, 50% off for $5. That officially made it my lucky day.
Glitter deer


2008-12-30  »  megan

Talkback x 3

  1. Karen
    30 December 2008 @ 7:48 pm

    Will they be seasonal accents or permanent additions, I wonder? I love the ones with the alcohol the most.

  2. megan
    30 December 2008 @ 10:14 pm

    Karen – Permanent, at least until I get tired of them. I love everything better with alcohol. I suppose that could be seen as a problem.

  3. Karen
    30 December 2008 @ 11:41 pm

    PS I had just read someone else’s post about elk eating her garden, so I thought that deer had invaded Portland and were destroying what the horrid weather had left! Glad they were only decorative.