Thursday, August 21, 2008

Norbert Enid meets Shabby Chic


This has to be the oddest thing I have ever found at a thrift store,and Jenna had it named before we got home. Norbert. But that was before we were informed he was a she.


This taxidermy pheasant was perched high on a shelf with his little friend, a Mallard duck. I struck up conversation with the fellow who was buying the duck who just happened to collect taxidermy critters. He was hoping I would put Norbert into his cart, but I decided to take him home. You should have seen the looks I was getting as I wheeled him around in that grocery cart. Crazy lady with a pheasant coming through! Some were of disbelief that I would even buy such a thing, but most were giving me the nod of approval. This only made me want him MORE! He was dusty, so I bought a can of spray air and we cleaned the base off and I lightly dusted his feathers. And what was the husband's reaction? Well, I sat him on the patio by the front door, and when he came home he simply said..." What in the world?" Well, maybe those weren't his exact words. And then came the most important question..." Are you keeping that?"

I think it will be perfect for the Fall display in the shoppe, but it really doesn't go with our home decor. If only I could magically turn her into a white peacock!

*Update* My Mom just came over and saw Norbert and informed me that "he" is a "she."
It has something to do with the feathers... New name: Enid.

New Update! Okay..so now Sharon tells me that this in fact, a male. And we really liked the name Enid...maybe we will just pretend he's a girl. :)

5 comments:

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Now THAT I could live with... sort of. lol I grew up with a stuffed MINK in the house of all things (don't know how or why... but it was always in the house somewhere, usually the attic)! Your pheasant's feathers are soooo pretty!

Sweet Repose said...

I am still laughing here girl...are you coming over to the dark side???

But I hate to burst your bubble, this is a rooster pheasant, a hen has muted tan feathers, easier to hide in the tall grasses from predators, a rooster is the flashy one...it's a sex thang.

I would've paid real money to see the look on your husbands face. I'm tellin ya, the taxi looks great with the shabby, you should see my house...ha...

sharon (still chuckling)

Sweet Repose said...

Still laughing...a gay pheasant, well you know his/hers surname could be Norbert...Enid Norbert...Queen of the Jungle...HA

sharon

Denise said...

Oh that is fun.....I was laughing when you said.....Crazy lady with a pheasant coming through. I think it will be great for your displays in the shoppe.....

a said...

hahahahha laughing at sharon...um yep that's a man ok she/man! too funny!