Covetable Holidays

Oh Deerie Me

Remember the white ceramic deer I stole from our apartment’s attic before we moved? The little guys I drag out each Christmas, even though they’re of dubious taste?


(Christmas 2007)


(Christmas 2008)

Apparently I was on to something. If you liked them (and you may be in the minority on that), you can now buy your own! Lucky you.

Decorative Deer

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37 Comments

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    Laurie
    November 6, 2009 at 12:19 am

    See once again you’re before the trend!

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    ohbrooke
    November 6, 2009 at 12:40 am

    lol @ “dubious taste”… That’s like when my friends say “ya, I’m sure it would look good in YOUR house…”

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    Adventures in Dressmaking
    November 6, 2009 at 12:51 am

    Don’t you love it when that happens? They are pretty funky, not the kind of thing my fiance would understand, but a totally great Christmas decor accessory!

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    cassandra @ coco+kelley
    November 6, 2009 at 12:57 am

    i ABSOLUTELY love them! and would have definitely stolen them too :)

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    Lauren
    November 6, 2009 at 1:08 am

    is it awful that i kinda like the deer? probably yes. oh man. i’m totally going to be that crazy old lady with all the weird tchotchkes and flamingos in her lawn… my poor husband.

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    Lindsay @ Likely Design
    November 6, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Hmm…if they were scattered around your house all year long, then it might be considered ‘dubious taste.’ :) But they can definitely be festive with your holiday decor. I can’t believe it’s that time already…

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    CitricSugar
    November 6, 2009 at 1:38 am

    These are totally on the correct side of kitsch. If they were brown, that might be considered “dubious” but I kinda think they’re awesome. And I am NOT a tchotchkes person.

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    Audrie
    November 6, 2009 at 2:34 am

    I’ve always liked the deer… I like how serene they look. Yours are far nicer than the ones for sale… I think it’s because their eyes and noses are coloured in hehe

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    Mim
    November 6, 2009 at 7:11 am

    yours are cooler

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    Rebecca
    November 6, 2009 at 9:25 am

    “Dubious taste”? Why, I resemble that remark! I have one that my sister made me many years ago, and he guards my fireplace every christmas. Now I feel hip.

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    Rebekah Coleman-Brahler
    November 6, 2009 at 10:24 am

    I think these deer rock! But I have to say my taste in Christmas decorations is dubious as well…I collect the tackiest, most glittery 1950s decorations I can find. They are hideous and cool all at the same time! ;)

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    Laura
    November 6, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Hah! Before I scrolled all the way down, I was thinking that by painting them a solid white, you could easily make them more in the now! I do like them as-is with the silver and pink from last year though!

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    Mackenzi
    November 6, 2009 at 11:26 am

    I second Mim, yours are WAY cooler :)

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    Mrs Soup
    November 6, 2009 at 11:50 am

    See, anything can be gorgeous, with just the right accessories. It’s all about the extras. Talk about “Making it Lovely”!!

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    Shanon
    November 6, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Truthfully, I like YOURS better. =)

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    Amy
    November 6, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    I am loving the white deer! Z Gallerie has them too…

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    Lauren K.
    November 6, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I have to say, I enjoy a tasteful amount of kitsch around the holidays (A few years ago, I was determined to get one of those pink tinsel trees. Glad I never got it!). But I think your deer are a tasteful amount. The ones for sale look a little creepy though…

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    Amanda
    November 6, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Ceramic animals seem to be all the rage lately.

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    Rae
    November 6, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    I like yours much better. The others, without the eyes, are just creepy. It’s like Christmas meets Equus.

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    Laur
    November 6, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    of “dubious taste” – I’m not sure if I should be somewhat insulted. I love your ceramic deer! I personally think the touch of black on white is very tasteful. I’d leave them out year round if I were you. (then again I collect vintage deer)

    Those newer options, now those are a little creepy.

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    kristen
    November 6, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    haha…i love them! much better now that you have taken their pinecone necklaces off ;)

    white ceramic animals are all the rage, man! they’re freakin’ everywhere!!

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    Megan
    November 6, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    I wouldn’t call those dubious taste. Flashing bright red Santas all over the house? Now that’s dubious taste. White ceramic anything has been in style for about 4 years now. Owls or birds anyone?

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    Desiree Fawn
    November 6, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Oh! I absolutely love them, but perhaps I am just biased.

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    the darling house
    November 7, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    awe, your white forrest creatures are adorable! But the silver, candle-holding beasts that somehow manage to creep their way into the Pottery Barn Holiday catalog year after year…those I could do without.

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    Cassie
    November 7, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    I love them! I like yours better though, especially all decked out in the holiday garlands. :)

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    Lauren K.
    November 7, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Don’t get me wrong, Nicole, I love tinsel trees of all colors. In my current home, a pink tinsel tree just wouldn’t work. There needs to be some room for them to really sparkle. Maybe in our next home.

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    Diane
    November 8, 2009 at 9:46 am

    I actually really love your deer! I’d love them on MY mantle. And they are way better than the ones for sale now.

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    Alexis
    November 8, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    I picked up some really cute one’s from Z gallery last year that are a bit more contemporary…

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    Alexis
    November 8, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    I am an idiot “ie”

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    Down Comforter
    November 8, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    I love your little deer – so cute :)

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    brooke @ claremont road
    November 8, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    My grandmother had this FABULOUS gold ceramic boot with fake poinsettias in it that she gave me, and I break it out every Christmas, mostly for the humor factor. Deep down, though, I’m secretly hoping it comes back in style someday ;-) Congrats on being a trendsetter with your deer!

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    Pencils
    November 17, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    I like them! And if they’re in dubious taste, I hate to think what kind of taste my big flocked deer is! I put it out with a bunch of much smaller flocked deer, the more common size (4″ or so.) I think my big flocked doe is like the god of flocked deer and they’re worshiping her. Maybe not the best sentiment for a Christmas decoration, but I think it’s funny!

    I bought the big deer off of eBay without noticing the size, I thought it was a small one. Oops. Big surprise when I opened the box!

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    Pencils
    November 17, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Apparently I mistyped the end ital command. Oops!

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    tammylee
    November 21, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    i think yours are soooo much cuter!

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    Kristin Spencer
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    I instantly fell in love with your trio of deer!

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