Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hoot Hoot!!

It's no secret that I love owls. I'm not sure why or how it even started but I have tons of vintage owl, well, stuff. I have necklaces, pillows, ceramics, key chains, clocks, plant holders, trivets, candles, dishes, trays, etc. Thinking back, I started collecting these items in high school, so I've been doing it for at least ten years. When setting up my new apartment I became aware of how much owl stuff I had when Brian said "Nicole, I don't want the theme of our entire apartment to be owls!" I realized that he was right and I didn't want to turn into one of those crazy lady's who turns their entire house into a shrine of cows or roosters or whatever. So I made smaller my collection by passing on some of my owl pieces to my friends. This was an extremely difficult task, but I still feel pretty good about it as the pieces didn't go far and I'll probably see them again. My mom took this unique owl ceramic light for her classroom, Sarah took a cool silver owl candle holder, and I'm giving my gold/shell owl to Chloe. I know they've become a popular trend, which kinda breaks my heart, so I'll just keep them quietly living in my apt until everyone moves onto the next animal fascination.

Here's a few of my favorite owl pieces, and some sneak peeks of my new pad!

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2 comments:

-mk said...

Nicole! I have that EXCACT owl necklace, the one on the left with the black beady eyes. I bought him/her and another one at a very weird yard sale, down the street from my house....I wonder what their history is :) Hope all is well!

Nicole said...

I think the necklace is from Avon. I've actually found two of this exact same necklace, but I sold one last winter. So nice to hear from you Kate!