Evelyn M

Rockin’ Reindeer

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Evelyn M is an artist as well as an interior designer. She moved to Vancouver Island in 2005, settling between Campbell River and the Comox Valley. Her focus as an interior designer is to take the ideas of her clients to the next level, ensuring their needs are exceeded while staying within their budget. Evelyn also loves to write about her passions, and manages a Home and Garden blog and Facebook page for LocaLHomeSpot.com, a Campbell River Contractor Directory. Evelyn’s art is described as contemporary with a West coast flare; here at Island Woman her writing will cover topics on all aspects of design, Island style.

Each year it seems I have a different focus when itcomes to holiday décor. Last year it was all about tree imagery and this year finds me focusing on reindeer.

Evelyn M's Reindeer VignetteRockin’ Reindeer
It all started on a trip through Art Knapp’s in Courtenay back in November on my way home from a jobsite. I stumbled across a pair of metal deer in a hammered silver finish. The pair were just so darn adorable that I immediately purchased them, knowing they would be an integral part of my 2014 holiday home. I had no qualms about the purchase as I set myself a budget every year to spend on holiday items, and this pair of rockin’ reindeer automatically came out of that budget. I already had a pair of silver animalmorphic reindeer purchased several years ago at Gourmet Essentials in Campbell River – a standing female in a dress and a sitting male in a suit. Even though this pair of deer is in a completely different scale than the new pair, they make a perfect foursome on one of my end tables.

Evelyn M's reindeer head 500xWhimsical Winterland Reindeer
On that initial trip to Art Knapp’s, I also saw dozens of reindeer heads made from willow branches but I didn’t want to blow my whole 2014 budget in one splurge, so I held off until I saw what else was out there. Well, I couldn’t get the deer head out of my own head and found nothing else that I preferred, so I went back a month later and purchased one of the last three they had. Thank goodness I didn’t wait any longer because I would have been extremely annoyed at myself if they were all gone. One reason it took me so long to go back was the need to know where I was going to hang it before I purchased it. The spot beside my seal watercolour in our foyer seemed – and is – the perfect place to showcase it. I added several crocheted snowflakes my mom made many years ago to the vignette and I love it.

In my two years of writing for Island Woman, I have written other Christmas columns and you may wish to give them a re-read for more holiday decorating ideas:
Holiday Décor
DIY for the Holidays


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