Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Oh Deer!

The Hunter by artist Adrian Higgins

Deer motifs on vases, wall paintings, mosaics, frescoes and more have been around for thousands of years.  Perhaps the oldest is made from pebbles, dating from the 4th century and can be found in Greece. 

Our fascination for this most regal of animals has continued over the centuries.  Today images of deers and stags can be seen on just about every piece of merchandise imaginable.  There's been a trend for clothing to sport images of deer ranging from ties, t-shirts, scarves, hats and even tattoos.

Historically antlers on the wall were a way of showing off hunting trophies in stately homes and hunting lodges but today this may be distasteful to alot of people.  However, it's bizarre that antlers in a variety of materials from aluminium to cardboard are just as likely to take pride of place in a city apartment or family home.

Click below if you love vintage French linen...Burgundy Delights has created a beautiful cushion pillow cover decorated with a stag's head using vintage French metis linen.

Adrian Higgins, the talented visual artist featured at the top of my post.  Creates a humorous twist on animals and man in his series of digital illustrations.!/DownsizeMe/photos_stream

Have you got any items in your home with deer images?  Please share!



  1. Thank you for posting- I don't have anything with a deer motiff in my home- but my parents do- they have a painting. I grew up near a very wooded area- wildlife was part of every day- I definitely appreciate the deer

    1. Oh I didn't mention paintings!! Do you miss the woods and countryside?

  2. Interesting post! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I don't have anything with deer motifs. Thanks for sharing this post.