8.26.2011

Atelier Antlers

With the big basement re-do behind us, I have been enthusiastically pulling out some of the lovelies I've collected over the last eight months to find them a more suitable home than the bowels of my closet.  The first things out and up were my Suzanne Kasler (Suzanne was our girl name and it still makes me weepy that it will never be used) Atelier Antlers.  The moment I laid eye on these in the glossy pages of Ballard Designs, I knew I couldn't live without them.  So, I promptly put them on my Christmas list and lo and behold if they didn't show up under the tree!  It's just a shame they spent the last eight months living in stuffy styrofoam and cardboard boxes when they are SO splendid on the wall of my family room.
And I must rave about Ballard's customer service... recall that these were purchased back in November and not opened until a ridiculous amount of time later.  I was seriously boo hooing when one of the plaques had lost an antler and looked more like a unicorn than a deer.  Down in the doldrums, and thinking all hope was lost and ready to beg and plead, I called up Ballard's and explained the situation.  NO PROBLEM!  They sent out a replacement AND a pre-paid shipping label to return the broken one.  Yippee!!!

Always the over achiever (much to my delight), Honey didn't stop with the hanging of the horns.  He also drilled holes in the wall (one behind tv and second behind cable box) to hide the unsightly cords and cables running from the flat screen to the box.  My hero!! 
Before - no antlers + loads of cords + super bad lighting
After - no cords + loads of antlers
Happy Friday y'all.  I took my first dance class in... ahem... six years last night and now need to crawl away from my computer.   Oh, and HaPpY bIrThDaY besties SD and SW.  Thirty-five never looked so fab!
xoxo

8 comments:

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Yes, Ballard does have great customer service don't they? I have bought a ton of things from them over the years. The antlers do look great there. Oh and thanks for your opinion on my colors...It's going to be a fun room to work on!
-Shelley

Jennifer said...

Great minds think alike! I also have six of these fabulous antlers!!! It's almost like an addiction because I keep wanting to order more to place all over my house! HA HA......How much is too much in the antler department??? ;-)

Nicole-Lynn said...

Just found your blog through Pinterest! :)

Love the antlers.. so chic!

Dance class? Sounds fun! I just watched a CMT Made special about a pastor's wife that wanted to persue hip hop dance! So neat!

Kathy said...

These are beautiful, what great taste you have. I just walked into a garage of some friends and he was going to sell the house and leave all of them..I told him NO, women are using them to decorate and he said your kidding!!

Honey at 2805 said...

They looks so nice! And it was good of Ballards to give you such nice customer service.

Hope you will bring one of your projects to my first Potpourri Friday Party this week - Friday, September 2. Link-up starts on Thursday afternoon. Without a doubt, your participation will help make the party better!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Those antlers look so good on your wall. I have a TV on the wall in our bedroom. Now I'm thinking I need some antlers!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those look great and good for the hubs hiding those cords. Thanks for joining WOW.

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Looks great! I love the table your t.v sits on :)

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