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Babbs in the Woods: ‘Getting lit’ … in search of the perfect antler chandelier

As many of you don’t know … I’m smack-dab in the middle of a ranch renovation project that includes choosing faucets, light fixtures, door knobs, you-name-it. It makes my eyes want to roll back in their sockets. Presently, I am struggling with finding the perfect antler chandelier to hang in the entryway. Why? To make a statement: that we are a whitetail deer-hunting, cannot-miss-the-season family.

From www.antlerchandelier.org

In fact, I bet the headline got you, didn’t it? The “getting lit” part? Maybe I should “get lit” in order to find this baby, because the choices overwhelm me, making my eyes do that rolley thing again, and the prices range from $250 for a resin-antler concoction to several thousand dollars for real antlers arranged artistically and strung with Christmas lights. But, I have to wonder if I’d like it the next morning?

And, I’m thinking – thanks to my interior designer daughter’s suggestion – of buying bleached-out whitetail antlers.

So, if you’ve seen an antler chandelier that would fit in a nice, big space and it fits the criteria of not having these things:

  1. Those doofey lights that look like fake candles poking up about 8 inches from each antler
  2. Exposed wires
  3. Lights on the end of each antler
  4. Seams
  5. A price tag of several thousand dollars

Your prize? Missouri dark chocolate covered black walnuts from Hammons Nut Emporium.

Let me know. In fact, if I choose your antler chandelier, I’ll send you a prize from the Ozarks of Missouri, and it won’t be the chandelier that’s there. It’ll be … let’s see … a box of Missouri black walnuts, dipped in chocolate. Just comment below and let me know if you find a chandelier with white tail antlers, real or resin, that you think would get me lit.

~Barbara Baird

  • About Barbara Baird

    Publisher/Editor Barbara Baird is a freelance writer in hunting, shooting and outdoor markets. Her bylines are found at several top hunting and shooting publications. She also is a travel writer, and you can follow her at https://www.ozarkian.com.


The Conversation

  • Melita Ellington says: September 14, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Traci, you are a girl after my own funny bone!! LOL — too funny.

    Barb, when you least expect it, the right one will come along…it may take awhile, but make sure you love love LOVE it…otherwise you will look at it everyday and say “I wish I had bought ____, because I hate this one.” and you’ll pick it apart everyday. We’re chicks, it’s what we do. : ) I’ll keep my antler-eyes out for one!

  • Traci Schauf says: September 14, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Will all the spare time you have, how about make your own chandelier? DON’T shoot! lol

  • Gretchen Steele says: September 14, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Dropped you an e mail – also have some friends who make many different custom antler art installations – beautiful work – also get a discount if you provide your own antlers 🙂
    Must find the photo pf my friends antler christmas tree – it was wonderful!

  • Stacey Huston says: September 13, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Saw this post and had to reply~
    My friends Randy and Kassie Smith make beautiful antler furniture and chandeliers.. all custom, you won’t see two the same.. close, but not the same. I know their work well and they very well done.. great quality.. made by a great family.. you can even custom order things.. We were just up on the mountain hunting elk with these two Labor Day weekend.. Tell them Stacey sent you~