keeping it in the family {lovely bones}…

if i ever wanted to breathe new life into my career i’d definitely consider plying the rag & bones trade & i know exactly who i’d want to join forces with…

because when it comes to a love of antiques & curios i have a life long partner in crime: my eldest brother…

just as well there’s 12 years, a gender divide & an ocean between us because otherwise i fear our shopping escapades could prove hazardous: if we didn’t both suffocate under the mound of ol’ tat we carted home, then we may just claw each other’s eyes out for claim to the best bits…

his obsession: vintage guitars, old dressers, wood planes & lathes &, well, vintage tools in general really {boy stuff}…

mine: signage, vessels, oil paintings, carved wood, vintage photos, mismatched china, linens, etc {girl stuff}…

but we meet squarely in the middle with this…

love warriors

lovely bones…

these intricately-carved lace longhorns {or what i’d like to refer to as ol’ bones made good} appeal to our shared love of quirk, craftmanship & the magic that is mother nature…

they are raw & yet beautiful, striking but simultaneously delicate…

& best of all they represent both the perished & the reborn {deep, huh?}…

needless to say, we both want to make them ours: pronto!

old bones

sure old bones & antlers have been doing the rounds in interior design for a while now…

bare bones & guitars

& frankly, i never tire of them…

gold bones

ever…

lacy longhorns

but this takes the celebration of skullage that one step further, adding an element of artistry to the found & a certain purposefulness to the forage…

& i think it most definitely breathes new life into the old…

{interested in other ways to up the ante on your skulls, antlers & hornage? check out this, thisthis}

images via: love warriorsmade by girljapanese trashdesign shimmerhoneypie living etc

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8 thoughts on “keeping it in the family {lovely bones}…

  1. I’m with you guys on this. And you’ve chosen really lovely examples here. I think the 3rd one is my favorite and I really like what I’ve seen of brightly spray painted antlers as well. The surprise appeals.

  2. I’m too chicken too bring animal carcases into my design schemes. I think it stems from some childhood belief that everything in my room was going to come alive and murder me. Who knows. I do love how chic these all look! And I’d love to hear more about your bro. I love my big bro. I think I’ll give him a call tonight to tell him! xo

    • do it! had a good ol’ chat with my brother last time we spoke… nattering away like ol’ ninnies! 🙂 as for the skullage… this i can do! stuffed animals i’m not 100% sure about… but i love these too much to not make the investment somewhere down the road!

  3. There’s something so stimulating about having bones in your house. I do love this look, even though I’m not a fan of taxidermy. but bones I could do. Images are all lovely. xD

    • i agree, bones much easier to stomach than the whole beast! haha! they just look so sculptural don’t they!?!

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