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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Pocket Full of Heirlooms

I've discovered in recent months
that I don't blog often enough
"just because."

It's usually to announce a new photography project
or magazine feature, and I've missed
sharing little moments and treasures
just because.

I have something delightfully enchanting to
share today, the handiwork of a most remarkable
artist, Brandy Evans-Beadle of

 I met Brandy at the Junk Salvation show
I photographed for Romantic Country Magazine,
but it was through her intoxicating Etsy Shop
that I truly fell in love with Brandy's work.

Meet Oscar.

Oscar is but a wee little taxidermy feeder mouse,
clutching a bouquet of blooms.

And he is one of Brandy's irresistible creations, now
perching expectantly on my mantle.
Doesn't he look right at home?

Brandy is an antique dealer,
designs fabulous mixed media, vintage inspired jewelry,
whimsical taxidermy critters, and just generally whips up
magic in her studio.
Just your basic creative genius.

Oscar has found an attentive and loving family
here at the Twig household, but won't you give Brandy's
other adoptables a look-see?

Perhaps one of them would be right at home
in your home.


Happy Week!

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NanaDiana said...

That is a beauty- Miss seeing you around here- xo Diana

Sue said...

I always enjoy your pictures no matter where you post them! Nice to see your blog filled with your wonderful photos this afternoon.

Take care my friend. . .

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oscar looks perfectly at home on your mantel. Love that vase too.

Unknown said...

He is too cute! Now if you find that some of the swiss cheese is missing..... you know who to blame :) -Al

Brenda said...

Very sweet! Thank you for sharing just because!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Oscar is truly adorable, I think he looks perfect amidst the blooms!! Hope you don't find Winnie on the mantel!

Unknown said...

How cute! I would love to have one it would be so funny if someone came over and admired my flowers only to be shocked that there is a real (dead) mouse in there holding flowers.

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh gosh, I didn't even notice little Oscar amongst the flowers until you pointed him out. He's like one of Cinderella's little chums. :)
Anne, I've been meaning to congratulate you on the Romantics feature in RH. I subscribe to RH and was so excited to see your article - the Romantics is my favorite feature every year!

Anonymous said...

So sweet. We too are trying to Blog for the fun of it this year. We are doing so many new things this year...Should be interesting. Always good to be inspired by beautiful blogs like yours.

Pamela said...

Ann I am so mixed on this piece. I fell head over heels for it at first and then I re read and saw that it is a real mouse. I think that would freak my boys out but I am still thinking he is super cool! Thanx for sharing him at THT!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Oscar is the perfect name as it looks like he is in a vintage loving cup!
How cute!!

Sisters Treasures said...

I've been following her page on Facebook for a while and always enjoy all the cool pictures she shares. I'll give her Etsy shop a visit. Thanks for sharing, Anne.

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Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Mice sure are cute when they are holding bouquets. If only they always came bearing such niceties.

What a great little treasure you found through Brandy's site!

Ivy and Elephants said...

This is truly adorable! I love mice, I think they are so cute.
She is an amazing designer. I just might get my own house mouse!

Unknown said...

Hello Anne,

This morning I found you via Pinterest. And then again via the black rooster cottage!
Thought that this time I should at least leave a comment.
To find that you live in Texas!
And we are planning to take a trip to Texas!

Well just wanted to let you know that I think your Oscar is very cute, but I could not handle a piece like that in my home. lol.
I would constantly feel like he is "real".

Till soon!


AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oscar is ADORABLE and your pictures are exquisite! Thanks for the feature on Brandy and her Etsy shop....I love it! She has some unique things! Following you now!

Curtains in My Tree said...

That is the cutest thing I have seen online for quite sometime

Anonymous said...

That is so cute!

Everlovin' Low-Carb said...

I would have never imagined this. How quirky and charming!

Your photography is wonderful!


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