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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pleasant Pheasant

I was given a pheasant pelt (complete with the tail feathers) about 25 years ago.  I mounted it on a grape wreath vine and embellished it with bittersweet, magnolia leaves and other autumnal foliage...I was enamored!  From then on I wanted pheasant feathers in my decor. Though long, quality feathers can be costly, they are much more reasonable and available today than all those years ago. Does anyone else like or use pheasant feathers? Photos: 1) I have several pheasant ornaments; pheasant placemats from Twiggery; Pheasant lamp from Old Wildlife Decor; needlepoint pillow from Decor Medley;  handbag from Ferragamo; dishes from Pottery Barn (now unavailable); pheasant boutonniere; pheasant writing lap desk from Robin King Designs; this last one....vintage and a little over the top!
 

 

29 comments:

Flick, said...

I haven't got any myself, but I really like those placemats and shall we call them 'pheasant balls'? haha
The feathers are such beautiful colours.. I like the use of them a lot more than the actual bird.
Flick xo

Kom Achterom said...

ooh nice! my home is filt with lots of this decoration!
happy week
Yolanda

Mari said...

The place mats are gorgeous!!! Beautiful pictures.

Have a blessed day :)

Sharon said...

I loved that first photo.
I have seen a pheasant lamp that my sis in law had.
have a great day.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Janean,
They are one of God's beautiful animals. I am not sure I could wear one on my head, tho??? lol
Love and hugs,
Robin

Pondside said...

I really didn't know anything at all about pheasant feathers until reading this post. While I liked the pheasant dishes and cushion and the brooch, I'd have to say that I'd shy away from real feathers in home decor - just a quirk of mine!

Blondie's Journal said...

I didn't realize pheasant was so 'wildly' popular!! Love the place mats and the balls!

XO,
Jane

katie said...

I love pheasant feathers. I have a friend at church whose husband hunts and brings me tail feathers.
I used to have an arrangement with the whole pelt and I had it in a basket with lily pods and different things around it.
To many moves since than, so I no longer have it. But I loved it.

Farm Girl said...

I have always loved how pheasants looked out in the fields. I can't say it ever entered my mind to use them in decorating. :) They look pretty though. I am glad you posted I have missed your great posts. I hope you have a lovely rest of the week.

kpaints said...

Well, I just have to say, I HAVE to HAVE that hat!!! I mean, I would just stand out in a crowd...opps, someone might shoot me!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone...pheasant under glass might be divine, served on those beautiful plates.

Kris said...

Ha, that pic at the head is fantastic! What a lovely country look this all makes!

It's me said...

You are a wild woman today Janean !! warmmmm hugs from me Love Ria....

Linda said...

Very interesting! I enjoyed reading this and seeing the examples (some are funny) :o)

But the others are lovely - I think the colors of the Pheasant are so glorious.

Tammy said...

Me, me! I love feathers! I have those feather ornaments and also a wreath. I like the pheasant pillow.

NanaDiana said...

We used to have a pheasant that stood on my hubby's grandmother's hearth. I don't know what happened to it...It was beautiful though..and I think it must have got lost in one of our moves. Love those balls with the feathers on them. Diana

Rita said...

Pheasants are such beautiful creatures that God created! Wonderful pictures.

Karen said...

Yep, Janean, over the top! :)

Sarah said...

Pleasantly pleasing pheasants to be found here. ;-)
Fun post, Janean. The last photo is definitely a little over the top. LOL
~ Sarah

Dolores said...

I love the pheasant.....decorative balls...!!!!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE the dishes with the pheasants on them!! Beautiful and fun things as always, Janean!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Janean,
I do not have any pheasant feathers as yet! But did recently buy a silver plated serving dish that I featured on my blog that is embellished with pheasants that I love!
I love the feathered covered ornaments, and plate you've featured...very nice!

...and WoooWeee I have GOT to get me a sweater like that and strut my stuff!!

hugs, Sherri;)

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

It is all so pretty Janean. Teresa

Barb said...

Hi Janean!

I love pheasant, I have several big roosters who live in my pasture along the ditch bank, they are gorgeous! The pictures are beautiful, I especially love the dishes!

I really think I should wear the pheasant sweater for Thanksgiving - on second thought, someone might think I'm just an over-sized turkey . . .;0)

Hugs,
Barb

Suz said...

I have peacock feathers..does that count

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Janean,

I love pheasant feathers, don't have any though. Love the colours and shine they show.
I especially love the little balls.

Have a great weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Laura said...

I love feathers too-
The pheasant plate from my Woodland Spode pattern is a favorite!

Laura
White Spray Paint

Technodoll said...

He he - you know i adore anything "bird" but that lady's attire takes the cake! lordy!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Aren't those beautiful feathers! All of the photos are pretty, but I especially love that writing desk. The colors are incredible.
Have a wonderful week Janean :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

LV said...

I am pleased yo dropped by my place today. I love all your fall decorations.