Sunday, October 17, 2010
We have a fireplace in our new house, and I've been looking for the perfect forest-themed objets d'art to hang on either side. When I discovered Cardboard Safari, I knew I'd found what I'd been looking for! These animal "trophies" are made from recycled cardboard, a whimsical comment on the environment and hunting for sport. In addition to being a little humorous.
The trophies come unassembled for efficient shipping, so part of the fun is popping the pieces out of their frames and putting them together:
The deer head above is called "Buck Jr." on the Cardboard Safari website. I also purchased Fred Jr., the moose:
I love the way the crisp white looks against the wood paneling. Very sculptural! Here's how they look together on either side of the fireplace (I apologize for the photo quality, I really need a better camera):
The mantle still needs work, but with these trophies and the lovely hand-blown green glass vase Alyse gave me as a housewarming gift, the fireplace wall is coming together!
Hope you had a lovely weekend, Crafters!