When I was a kid it wasn’t unusual to find trophy bucks mounted in nearly every home. That’s part of growing up in the country, and I never thought too much of it until I found out where they came from. I think I was around 6 when I finally asked where Herman, my stepdad’s buck, came from. I thought it was a toy, not the remnants of a once living creature. There was no sugar coating the answer or avoiding the trauma from a 3-day hunting cherry-popping weekend.
Fast forward to adulthood and I would never dream of using taxidermy as a decorating medium. I do still have fond memories of my mom decorating Herman for Christmas; hanging ornaments from his ears and streaming garland across his 12 point rack. I’m not a fan of dead animals hanging around the living room, but for most of us living the country life, it’s tradition.
Thanks to Wall Charmers, I can reimagine childhood memories and carry on the tradition in a cruelty-free way. I received the Virginia faux taxidermy stag head for review purposes, and am just blown away by the detail. This is a hand painted sculpture made from eco-friendly polyresin. It’s sturdy, lightweight (7 pounds), and hangs easily on a strong nail or monkey hook with the keyhole on the back.
The Virginia faux taxidermy deer head is my new focal point, well it will be once I decide for sure where to put it. It fits in with every imaginable home decor theme and therefore works great in any room. I think it’s especially perfect for a country-chic decor theme. It’s not overly posh, but it’s definitely classy and impossible to ignore. I would go as far as to call it stunning. You can see the quality of craftsmanship in every detail and the overall build of the faux deer head.
Wall Charmers has many varieties of animals to choose from in a multitude of colors. Besides the traditional faux deer and moose heads, they also offer faux unicorns, dinosaurs, and wolves. If heads aren’t your thing you can check out the faux antlers instead! Head over to wallcharmers.com to see the full selection.