Lately I've developed an obsession with owls. Well maybe obsession is too strong a word. It's not like I'm starting to hoard them and have them in every nook and cranny of the house. But I do have enough around that when a new one appears my husband notices and says, "Really? Another one?"
It does seem that they are suddenly everywhere though, doesn't it? They're extremely trendy right now.
Here are a few of my favorites I have around the house:
Owl on a Branch
My dad carved this gorgeous owl for me a few months ago. Isn't that crazy? I still can't get over how in the world it's made from wood. Even the bottom that looks like rock is wood. Crazy!
I had originally placed him in my family room on a coffee table, but apparently the eyes on this thing looked just a little too real for Bentley's liking and the owl has since been moved to the living room on a much-higher table. Poor Bentley. We wondered why he kept hugging the wall on the opposite side of the room. Then, when he started barking and growling at the owl from no closer than 12-feet away, it all made sense. I can't blame him really. The eyes creep me out a little bit too -- especially in the dark!
A few weeks ago at the Big E (the largest fair in the Northeast), I stopped in to one of my favorite vendors, Milk and Quakers, a handmade gift shop that features country home decor and fell in love with this owl centerpiece. He's absolutely perfect.
Owl Measuring Spoons
One of my most favorite additions is my little measuring spoon rack. My mom bought this from QVC I believe, as part of a Temptations hand-painted set. I hate to have clutter on my kitchen counters, but I made an exception for this little guy and put him right next to my Kitchenaid mixer. So cute!
Embroidery Hoop Ornaments
And just in case I didn't already have enough, I created an Etsy Treasury to serve as my own personal owl-themed wish list. :)
How about you? What's trendy in your house right now?
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