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Winter Woodland Creatures: Styling for the season

 

I realized I never posted photos of my reindeer [or deer? I'm not entirely sure what the difference is, since I know only the magical kind fly anyway] collection I gathered this Christmas season.  I loved them so much, they're still kicking around the old TV stand. I took away the more Christmas-y ones, and left the cream and brown varieties.  They're neutral enough to not read Christmas.  I also paired them with my favorite little evergreen trees.  I love having decor and styling pieces that aren't super holiday specific.  I like decor that can work in multiple applications, that way if you've spent a decent amount on something, at least you're getting a decent return on your investment.

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As you can see from looking at my entertainment center, I I do like to group like objects together.  Theres my vintage mason jar collection to the right, and my brightly colored birds on the left.  I just things seem interesting when there are multiples of the same object.  It's the same way I look at flowers; I vastly prefer a bouquet of all the same flower.  It's clean, modern and simple, but graphic and effective. 

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My favorite has to go to the knitted deer.  I'm pretty sure I'm just going to have her around all the time.  She's too cute.

My favorite has to go to the knitted deer.  I'm pretty sure I'm just going to have her around all the time.  She's too cute.

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I came very close to bringing home a collection of these sort of animals back from a trip I took to Munich a few years back. The bottlebrush animals must be a staple of Bavaria, as there were hundreds at large the outdoor market near our hotel.  All of them were fairly cheap, but our problem was transporting them.  They're a bit fragile, and bulky, and since we were living off a carry-on [aka: backpacking for the non-backpacker], we opted not to purchase any, but I really wish I had.  Even just one hedgehog would suffice!

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Some members of the family decided to take a stroll outside during the recent snow fall here in Atlanta.  They look right at home.

Some members of the family decided to take a stroll outside during the recent snow fall here in Atlanta.  They look right at home.