Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Doe, A Deer


Last night leaving work I passed a deer, as I sometimes do, and was inspired to share my affinity for the dear little creatures. I don't know what it is about them but I'm always captivated and slow down to watch (for safety too, of course.) I love how the white underside of their tails stands out and how delicate and graceful, yet powerfully strong they seem. And to be honest, it breaks my heart a little every time I pass one that met the end in an unfortunate car accident. Last year, I found this image online and thought it was the most fabulous ring ever but was never able to locate the source. Apparently, the store has disappeared. One of those internet mysteries... what a shame. *Update 3/2/2012 - found it!

I credit a lot of my deer enthusiasm to my Grandfather, who was a bit of a nature lover and who, to me, represented grace and sweetness in the most strong and powerful way. Seriously, I wish you all could have known him. Ok, ok you say, what does this have to do with regular programming? Well, I'm honored to own one of his black onyx deer cufflinks (they were a gift from my Grandmother). My mom turned hers into a pendant and I'm dying to transform mine into an awesome statement ring. Can't you just imagine? When it happens, I'll be sure to share it here. In the meantime, I've been wearing this necklace quite a bit.


In other relation, I acquired this little guy over the holidays and he's currently housing my assemblage of rose gold which I absolutely cannot get enough of these days.


deer / watch (similar) / bracelet / earrings (similar) / ring / band
Recognize that bowl?

I mean, I just can not get enough. Anything sweet or special you can't get enough of these days? I'd love to know!

P.S. My glitter Christmas deer and the sweeeeetest cake topper!

16 comments:

  1. I love the deer jewelry holder. So adorable and that cuff link would be such a fabulous statement ring. So special!

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  2. This is such a pretty post - I love all the deer themed items you found!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  3. I love this! Especially that very first deer ring. I feel like I NEED it.
    Sarah
    http://comingunstitched.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm the same way! My family has always loved nature, specifically animals. I spent a portion of my childhood living on a property that was formerly a tree farm, and the deer would rest in our backyard. So peaceful! I love the deer jewelry stand. :)

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  5. I love that deer jewelry holder! So whimsical - and gorgeous with the rose gold!
    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  6. beautiful! It looks like you have quite the nice vanity area set up :)

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  7. The way you describe dear absolutely melted my heart; there are a few families that live in the fields behind my parents' house, and my mom and I would sit out on the porch and watch them dancing in the high grass in the summer. Thank you for taking back there, even for just a moment!

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  8. Lena - that sounds soooo lovely. I miss porch moments with my Mom :( They don't get to happen much these days but I cherish every little one!

    Sarah - you're so right, peaceful is an excellent word to describe them.

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  9. That would make a gorgeous ring!

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  10. I love deer too! I get to see them all the time in our backyard and I am in awe each and every time! They frolick in the field behind our yard in groups and sometimes they stare at me if I make a noise. They're beautiful creatures and great for decor if I do say so! So sweet that you have your grandfather's cufflink! I love having stuff like that and I LOVE your idea about making it a ring!

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  11. I love the jewelry holder! I love dear, too. I hit one once but luckily it got up and ran away, I would have been devastated if it had been hurt, or worse, killed : ( They're such serene animals.

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  12. You absolutely should turn the cufflink into a ring! It would be so unique and different and I love that it would connect you to your grandfather. I wish I had something like that from one of my grandfathers -- I didn't know them either. That tangible connection is really valuable.

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  13. Such a lovely post and beautiful display...you are a 'dear' lady too.

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  14. I love every piece in this post! I'm not sure I am as into anything at the moment.

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  15. I’ve learned a lot from your blog here, Keep on going, my friend, I will keep an eye on it,

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