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. :)