12 comments on “Taxidermy around the House

  1. Excellent pictures. I particularly love the one where the bison(?) is hanging near the bed, almost to be outdone by the peacock that it sitting right above it. Is that a snake hanging from a basket in the foreground? Good lord, there are no rules in design that cannot be broken and fabulous now. Along similar lines, I am sure you have read this already are chuckling to yourself in sheer remembrance:

    What does a gift say about the giver?
    OCTOBER 22, 2012

    Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/10/22/121022fa_fact_sedaris#ixzz2HYZZGOqT

    • I adore David Sedaris!!! He inspires me with my own writings every time I sit at this PC and peck away.
      I haven’t read this story, but I’m headed to the New Yorker site right now …

      Thanks Makenzie

    • David Sedaris is laugh-out-loud funny, & especially terrific when listened to in audio book. Thanks for the link to the NY article.

      As for the mounts, there’s a peculiar fascination that has me scrolling back through the photos. Lately I’ve been trolling the internet for photos of shearling used in decorating. I’m thinking sheepskin draped over counter chair seats will add a bit of comfort and Western look to my house.

      • I adore sheepskins for seating. They are cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Magic, really. They refresh just fine in the dryer or you can brave a full-fledged wash and get a tighter fur out of it, if that makes sense. Everyone should try at least one sheepskin seat in their home. You will love it. More than Western, I find they add a Modern flare, What do you think, James?

      • I had sheepskin seat covers in my first car, a navy blue Prelude with a luggage rack on the back trunk…..and I LOVED them. Of course they take me back to when I was 21…and free.

  2. I enjoy old taxidermy but really feel guilty about killing African animals. Haven’t we endangered enough animals?

    • I totally understand. In Texas there’s an overpopulation of white tail deer and Javelina. It’s necessary to thin them out so they aren’t destructive, or running head first into interstate traffic. I know in Africa it’s necessary to do the same with zebra and springbok. Only animals that are overpopulated. Esp. If there’s a scarce food source. Personally, I don’t think I could ever shoot one….. but I do enjoy their beauty.

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