Ceramic Animal Heads as functional decor

While living in our previous house I fell in love with these quirky ceramic animal heads, spray painted them white, and hung them in the kitchen.

They are weird and fun, and I liked them because they were unique. After moving into our new house they sat there for over a year. I just couldn’t part with them, but there is not enough wall space in our new kitchen to display them anywhere. Unfortunately, they just didn’t work in the new house. Boo.

I mentioned to the kids in passing one day that I guess I was just going to have to put them in the garage sale pile because there is just no room for them. The kids apparently feel passionately about them and begged to let them put them in their rooms. (My son has a thing for pigs and really wanted the pig head in his room.)

This sparked the cutest idea ever – ceramic animal heads to hold sports medals and necklaces!

Travis got the pig and cow for all his medals. It solved two problems with one stone – we got to keep the adorable animal heads and he now finally has somewhere unique to store all those medals (and a random lanyard and room key card from his Carnival cruise he went on).

Kinsey inherited the chicken head, which now proudly displays her medals, leftover cruise key card, and long necklaces.

We added the chicken to her “jewelry wall” which also houses the earrings frame I made for her a few years ago.

I love that she added a pearl bracelet around the chicken’s neck. Between that and the blingy lanyard this chicken is pretty stylish.

I think I smile more now at these animal heads than I ever did when they were just hanging out in the kitchen. They are a fun decor accessory but also have a purpose, which I think is the best kind of decor!

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  1. I love that you found a place for them in your house! They’re so fun & it’s even better now that they’re functional.

  2. Phew! I love those. ; ) Would have been a shame to get rid of them…glad they found a purpose!

  3. So YOU have all those heads that I got rid of … ummm…. maybe 20 years ago or so? It’s so funny (except in the – gee, I’m getting old kind of way) to see those things return. I’m glad you are enjoying them – that they didn’t end up in a landfill somewhere with all the other gillions of them from way back when. 🙂 Enjoy! Enjoy! (That’s twice for the 2nd time around…)

  4. Weren’t those originally sold as kitchen towel holders?

  5. Children Bow Hair says:

    Hey i really loved the style and design. Thought the one thing had been really cool.

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