Presenting the newest mount from Heritage Game Mounts: a hand painted Quail Mount.
This hand painted quail mount features a taxidermy BobWhite quail flying across a hand painted prairie. San Antonio artist, Rita Schimpff captures a rising quail on her large panel she calls the Heritage Stag – designed to also be used for Elk and Stag it works with birds as well.
Do you want to remember that famous ‘quail double’ you shot on a beautiful crisp day? Well, just add one more to the board. The panel shows off the painting and quail by framing them with ornate oak leaves & acorns – Old World Style.
These plates and platter are called Wild Turkeys made by Johnson Brothers England. They belonged to my mother in law and the two little turkeys are actually vintage candy containers.
Wild Turkey Home Décor for Thanksgiving is made easy with wild turkey feathers!
I have been asked by the Women’s Outdoor News to bring my blog to their readers each month. This is my 3rd post and if you want to learn:
1. Ideas for diy table decorations & colors
2. How to dry and preserve you own harvested turkey tail
3. Could the earliest Thanksgiving actually been in Virginia?
And a new product to share with you
These beautiful handcrafted lapel pins are new and not yet on the site. In keeping with our tradition of all USA made goods, these wet winged flies are tied by a creative young man in Georgia – each is one of a kind.
Birds are beautiful creatures. Their meat and plumage has been enjoyed in a variety of ways over the years. Gamebirds and their feathers offer limitless decor and entertaining opportunities; not only are they appetising on the dinner plate, but look just as pretty surrounding the plate, on the table, on the mantle, bookcase or wreath. I wish to inspire you or your hunting partner to bring ALL the birds and feathers home from the field and into the house. DON’T THROW ANYTHING AWAY!
AND BRING THE WILD INSIDE!
I save all the feathers, wings, bird bands and tail feathers. This year I am trying my hand at saving the whole pheasant for a hanging still life. Eldena Stearns at Santa Anna Hunting Preserve beautifully skinned 5 of my pheasants. I brought them home and prepared them for drying.
MAKE A DISPLAY- BOOKCASE, MANTLE OR TABLE
I like to make theme related vignettes like on my mantle below. I have the perfect base for a bird theme, my Audubon print Mississippi Kites and my clock featuring huntress Diana with her gamebirds. Then I just started adding from there with color, texture and feathers, eggs, skulls and even a nest that recently blew down in a storm.
Add a little of the absurd in your vignette – the leaves, twigs and nest from outside with some sparkling crystal or shiny silver – worn leather books.