Thursday, December 5, 2013

Oh Deer. Having a Christmas Mantel Dilemma

Just like everyone else, I am drawn to the deer figurines and silhouettes  seen all over the home décor world.
As I began to decorate for Christmas last week I found that I was torn.

I loved how the deer tied in nicely with all of the naturals like the tall burlap and pine tree and berry and pinecone wreath,

but I did not like their brown color and felt they should be silver or white.

Here is an up close and personal view of one of the deer.
I bought them as a set of two last year at Costco and I'm torn on whether or not to paint them.
Do you have any suggestions?
Here is an example of what I am envisioning........
My deer look similar to this without the candles
  Grand Bronze Reindeer Pillar Holder
Pottery Barn
But I'm thinking something like this would go better with my décor-
I really like the silver...
Decorating Duchess

Or something like this in bright white.
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 Bungalow Blog

So I kind of stopped in my tracks with my mantel and have been staring at it for the past few days as I contemplate which look I am aiming for.  
Do you have any suggestions?
Tell me you like the deer in the dark brown/black finish or silver or white?
I am torn!