3/12/11

my Owl Collection

I'm sure I've mentioned my love of owls before, right?
If not, I apologize.
I love owls.
It's a recent addiction affection, this thing I have for these nocturnal birds.
It started with one owl. An owl that was my folks, which I had in my possession for many years, but only recently fell in love with. I realized I had always had a bit of a thing for owls, but never let myself get too invested in their charms.

my first Owl, soapstone
my first owl; vintage Canadian soapstone sculpture.

Fast forward to now. I have, oh, about 14 or so vintage owl figurines in my home. I also have 2 vintage owl linen tea towels, the tackiest owl clock, a funky mirrored owl, a few owl prints. Some owls were brought into my home for a short stay, but others are here for the long haul. 

Here's a photographic visit of a few of my owl friends:



my tacky Owl clock
Tackiest clock, ever? Yes, but also the coolest.

Instax: the Owl Collection
I smooshed them all together on this shelf, but they normally sit in different areas of my apartment.
{an Instax shot to remind myself of my owl adoration.}

Some owls will end up in my Etsy shop (one of them is there currently), but I will always add more to my little nest. As you can see by my previous post, I already added a new owl to my kitchen!
~hooter Caren (yup, I just said that

5 comments:

  1. you have some real goodies there! I will be watching your shop like a hawk... for owls. hehe

    I have collected owls off & on since I was a little kid in the 70's. my Grandmother' best friend had EVERY room in her home decorated w/ owls. & I mean EVERY room. There was an owl toilet seat... no joke.

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  2. oh my goodness! you have some really great owls!
    so lovely.

    ♥elisabeth

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  3. I love owls tooooooooo! Jealous:)

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  4. Caren!! You're such a hoooot! I love all your owls (and still kick myself for not buying some at your last yard sale..) how are you luv?!
    Maybe now we can be blog buddies?!

    http://needleandnestdesign.blogspot.com/

    Missing you!

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  5. Mel! sweetiepie! I love your blog; let the blog love begin! I'm probably having another yard sale this spring, perhaps I'll save an owl for you? ;)
    xox!

    Tammy - I grew up with owls, too! But I never grokked them until I got to be older & wiser. :)

    xox to all you owl lovers!

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