November 24, 2015
If there is one place in your home where you have permission to make a big, dramatic design statement, it is definitely with your dining room chandelier. There are some areas in your home where large designer pieces might feel over the top, but everyone expects a large, ornate light fixture in the dining room. The fun part is deciding what you want to use to light the meals you will share with your family and friends over the years.
If you are decorating a mountain home, cabin, log home, or a home with a southwestern or rustic theme you should consider the majestic beauty of an antler chandelier. Antler chandeliers are handcrafted and one of a kind, created from genuine antlers that are naturally shed by elk, deer and even moose. Antlers are one of nature's most artistic renewable resources since antlers are shed every year over the course of the animal's life, and they grow back bigger and more beautiful each year. Rest assured, the shedding of antlers does not cause the animal any discomfort at all, it is a natural cycle.
Antler chandeliers can range from large and elaborate like this "Aspen" 3 Tier Mule Deer Antler Chandelier, to the smaller, understated elegance of the "Pinecone" 4 Lights Mule Deer Antler Chandelier, a perfect dining room antler chandelier for small spaces. An antler chandelier can be designed to your specifications, to fit the size of your room or the size of your budget.
Please contact us for more information about having a dining room antler chandelier crafted for your home.
The Peak Antler Company
November 19, 2015
Antler Christmas Gift Ideas
Antler accessories and lighting make wonderful home décor options for a truly one of a kind antler Christmas gift. Weather your looking to spruce up your own home décor for the holiday festivities or a gift for your someone special this holiday season, we can create your perfect antler art piece.
Antler Art:Antler art pieces can add beauty and style to any residential or commercial interior space. Most often, interior designers use rustic and modern design pieces together; they blend together to create a sophisticated, unique look. But if you want to take your room back to nature, a rustic themed cottage or lodge motive is a great idea. Writer Shannon Wellington says the inviting warmth of a ski lodge-themed room is a year-round delight, and especially during the winter. You can “Bring comfy and cozy to a whole other level with gorgeous rustic furniture, twinkling candles and plenty of animalistic accessories,” says Wellington. Use warm, earthy colors in your nature inspired room; browns, greens and golds are cozy “comfort” colors. Ski accessories, a pair of canoe paddles, wall-mounted snowshoes and antler art accents are creative touches. For more ideas check us out on Pintrest HERE.
Choose from our exclusive line of antler accessories:The Versatile Mule Deer Antler Table Lamp A classic! Our traditional antler table lamp made out of 3 naturally shed mule deer antlers with all wiring hidden inside the antler. A perfect antler Christmas gift for any décor. Consider a matching pair! We build our products to order which allows for the lamps to be constructed side by side to create a matched set. Lamps can be made using a variety of antler types, call for pricing on an elk, moose, white tail deer antler options. Our products are all built to order which allows unlimited customizing options. Please allow 2-3 weeks of order date.
Antler Guitar Stand Custom made antler guitar stand will be the unique piece to compliment your music studio or stage this holiday season. Call today to get your custom order antler guitar stand project started for a truly unique antler Christmas gift. Built to order, please allow 2-3 weeks for build and ship time. Antler choice options available, we use only real naturally shed antlers.
Antler Mirror Another versatile antler art piece which can be custom made to your desired size and/or shape to fit a wide variety of styles, perfect for an antler Christmas gift. Nature inspired, this versatile design may be built vertical or horizontal, round, square or rectangle. This exquisite antler fork mirror is made from the finest naturally shed deer antlers forming a fishbone pattern over a solid wood frame. The forks of mule deer antlers are individually cut to fit tightly around the mirror frame and accented with Elk “buttons”. It is the perfect accent piece that brings a classic feel to any rustic, cabin, western, lodge or even modern space. Please aloe 3-4 weeks.
The Peak Antler Company
Jeff Musgrave owner/artist
November 17, 2015
Sheds are elusive. If antler decor inspires you, chances are you spend most of your walks in the woods searching for the perfect shed. Here are a few tips to help you find more sheds this winter.When To Look For Sheds White-tailed bucks shed their antlers from late December to early April, depending on the region. This natural process provides the raw material for antler chandeliers, light fixtures, and antler art. The best time to start canvassing the woods and fields near your home is January, February and March. Squirrels, chipmunks, and other rodents enjoy nibbling on sheds, so waiting too long means your eight point find comes with a few teeth marks.
Where To Look For Sheds The best place to look for sheds is wherever the local deer hang out. Bucks shed their antlers over the course of their daily activities. Check out these three hot spots as you shed hunt: 1. Scout out winter nesting grounds. These are easily identified by the crushed circles of grass, snow or leaf material the deer leave behind. During the winter months, deer enjoy soaking up the sun just like we do. Hills with southern exposure are favorite haunts of shedding bucks. 2. Follow deer trails and keep an eye on the ground and in low branches. Sheds easily tangle in tree limbs or bushes, sometimes putting them right at eye-level. Another place to keep an eye out along deer trails is obstacles that require deer to jump. Sometimes the shock of impact is enough to dislodge the antlers. 3. Deer spend a great deal of time foraging for food. If you know where the local deer browse, check those areas for sheds. Look for evidence of scratching beneath trees and in the snow, as these are signs of feeding grounds. Providing winter fodder is another way to encourage shedding nearby.
How To Spot A Shed Knowing where deer shed is one thing. Spotting the sheds themselves is another. Sheds and bleached branches look very similar, and antlers hide easily beneath snow and leaves. Some experts suggest looking for sheds after it rains. The water gleams on the sheds differently than it does on branches and rocks. Wearing soft soled shoes allows you to feel for sheds beneath snow and leaves. Don't be afraid to dig into the leaf litter if you step on something hard. Above all, be methodical. Use a grid approach to shed hunting to make sure you don't overlook a shed by accident. Sometimes shed hunters are just in the right place at the wrong time. If your shed hunting is fruitless this winter, but you still crave that antler decor, or even if you need some ideas for antler decorations, contact us.
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