Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Owls are Back

This is a cool 1970's string art wall hanging in shades of yellow and gold.

I would like to think they are, anyways!

There was this huge explosion of popularity for the cute horned nocturnal creature...the owl...back in the summer of 2012. I blogged about it then, sold many owls in my Etsy shop and then it seemed the craze kinda died out.

I think it is coming back. I just FEEL it.

I have been seeing so many owl items in the thrift stores lately. I couldn't resist acting on that feeling while treasure hunting this past week and picked up four vintage ones. A good move I thought, or maybe not so much?!

Are people sick of them and that is why they are donating them to thrift stores?! I'd like to think that their popularity is going to go outta sight again and then everyone is going to come to my shop to buy them!

Just because mine are so cool.

This unpredictability is why I don't usually go for trends or fads in collectibles! But I do like owls. Maybe I can single handedly rejuvenate their popularity!

My daughter has been collecting owls for over a year but says she is done with that. Every time I see her though she has a new owl something!

There is just something about owls and they are being made into everything imaginable.

I actually found an owl bracelet hanging on the jewelry rack AT A GROCERY STORE!

It is pretty fabulous....

My new owls are all different from each other. From kitschy to music making to useful...

This kitschy, blue and white owl planter with the nylon macrame hanger is the essence of kitsch from the late 60's - 80's. He is quite cute with plastic blue eyes and would be perfect for a porch or a blue and white kitchen.

Do you like to feed birds? This picture shows just how long the hanging cord is on this owl from the second owl picture above. It would be great to attach him high up in a tree to hang eye level where you could watch the birds fight over the seed. Or, it would make a great tea light candle holder for a porch.

How cute is this pair of owls (Mama and baby?) wind chime that is artist signed? It has a cute bird on a bell on the tag that hangs from the clapper.

Did you notice the brown, ugly grass and all around deadness in my yard? These owls brought a smile and anticipation of Spring just hanging them on the side porch.

This last owl is useful and very unique. It is a heavy, cast iron trivet with stained glass-like colors in it.

What treasures have you found lately?

AnnMarie xoxo

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  1. Hi Ann Marie - Thanks for your comment on my blog. Guess I'm behind on the trend - I just told my SIL that owls were trending right now - right up there with foxes! Much cuter than all those ducks and geese from the 80's! I'll be following you, too! p.s. I chose to be called Grandma (like my own beloved Grandma!) Karen

  2. My daughter was really into the owls for a while, but has not mentioned anything about them for a while.
    Pretty bracelet!

  3. Okay, now that I've checked out your blog and your Pinterest Boards, I have one I your mini-me or am I yours? You must be mine since I'm older :)

  4. all your owls are a hoot
    (couldn't resist)

    and that bracelet

    i need to go shopping
    at your grocery store!

    would love for you to share
    at Fridays Unfolded this week!

    Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)

  5. Yes, the owls are back! I have a few that I decorate with for Fall and Halloween. Saw lots of them in Christmas décor this year too. You've got some fun critters. I appreciate your visit and I am happy to be a new follower. I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. It's about sharing the things that make you happy. I'd love if you shared some time.

  6. Love the owls :) I just finished making some owl pillows...there is just something sweet about those critters.

    Have a blessed week, sweet lady! Hugs

  7. I really like the last one, so cool!

  8. This week we are having a shower for my daughter and our theme is owls. I think they are adorable.

  9. Owls are definitely in. I made a baby banner for a shower this weekend and the theme is owls.
    By the way, I love the blue and white planter.

  10. I think you're onto something. Sniffing out a trend.

  11. Your owl string art is cute!! I remember owls back in the 1970s when yellows and browns were the "in" colors, like the Corelle flower dishes. I like your feeder in the blue and white speckle colors! visiting thru Kathrine's Corner party

  12. Oh, yeah. Blast from the past! Those string art things always intrigued me. Thanks for visiting Thrifty Life Thursday at Revisionary Life!

  13. I know a number of teachers totally in to owls! That bracelet is awesome!

  14. Just when I caught on to the owl craze, they became so hard to find around here. My favorite is the one in the blue macrame, I remember the days:-)

  15. I work at JoAnn's fabric store and we have tons of owl themed fabric. It still is a pretty hot item around here. I love that owl bracelet! Thank you for visiting my blog and following. I'm following back via G+ and Feedly.

  16. Yeah, owls are still very popular.

  17. Back in 1988 my parents started a buisness called Owl Hoot Yard Ornaments. It was a big hit. When they both passed last year we kids started buying owl stuff in rememberance of them. I sure love owl stuff as it makes me smile and think of them. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Whooo, Whooo, Who knows? But, the first Owl "art" from the 70
    s that you shared really sparked a memory for me...I think I made something back then with the "owlish" theme.... they are probably coming back as the retro kitchen stuff is hot with the twenty somethings.... and I also do believe folks in JAPAN are lovin' the retro stuff, too.

  19. Owls are always cute and never go out of style. Another one of my blog favs posted about owls today...Lydia's Post. They are so popular! Sweet hugs!

  20. Interesting post! Love that bracelet!

  21. These are terrific. My friend is decorating with owls right now and I gifted her with an owl pitcher and pretty white owl accent. Loving that bracelet!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop . Hope to see you sharing again this week. Big Hugs

  22. They are all so cute. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above


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