Wednesday, February 29, 2012

{Pin}spired Week 3: A love/hate relationship with owls

Let's talk about Owls. For me, they are a hit or miss. Basically, they are either cute, like my {Pin}spiration for this week...

Awwww, so cute. I want you. Like...now.

Anthropologie cookie jar ($68! *gah!*)


Urban Zoologie Owl Fabric

OR......

terrifying.
*shudder* There are no words.


"I am going to peck your eyeballs out."


If I saw this about to jump out of a tree at me I would absolutely DIE. Right there under the tree. After peeing my pants.

Anyhew...I also have pictures of decorating with old books in my Pintrest. There is something magical about old books. I even found a book printed in the 1800's! WOW.

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So...then I saw this on Pintrest too. The old books...the bird sitting on top...{ding ding ding...on goes the lightbulb} See where I'm going with this? :)


So, I went to our local thrift store, (Hello, Rainbows End!) and found ALL of these things!

an old lamp ($6), old books ($3 each), and these owls ($6 for the pair)

I love how the books add a pop of color to the room. And I love my new little friends.

And the fact that they don't scare me. :)

OH!!! That totally reminds me...another cute owl is the no sew felt owl plush on my tutorial list on the sidebar! If you would like the tutorial and the template click {HERE}!


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6 people leaving some love!:

Lolly Jane said...

Oh owls! They are SO fun and can spruce up a space with their oversized eyeballs and cute beak... in fact, I just bought a white ceramic one at Michael's yesterday for 3 dollars- holla! They are a bit oversaturated on Pinterest but I love love love them and can't get enough! :) Oh, and if that little girl jumped me in that mask I would probably push her over and run for my life... ha!

PS: Love that plush owl! Hoot hoot!
PPS: Sweet finds!!! I will probably copy you! Thanks Nat! xoxo

Gallamore West said...

LOVE, LOVE your vintage finds! Your owls are adorable and the price tag is too! :) I'm now following you- found you via Natalie's Party at A Turtle's Life for Me! I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow me back if you'd like.
Have a great Leap Day!
xo,
Laurie :)

The Yoder's Four said...

THAT FABRIC IS SO CUTE! Thanks a lot. Now I'm going to have to buy some.

Kim @ Little Rays of Sunshine said...

How CUTE are those first owls?!? I second the scariness and utter creepiness of the second batch--YIKES! I LOVE your new table decor sooooo much. There is sonething about having books in home decor that is just classy. And the white owl and lamp are the perfect touch!! I need to pick your creative brain when we move to a bigger house one day and I feel like putting more effort into decorating! ;)

Anonymous said...

I love the cutsie owls!! I have an entire Pinterest board devoted to the cuties! :) Not so much a fan of the mean looking ones though. Isn't that anthro owl to die for? Not the price though! HATE IT!

Lisa said...

Love! I bet our houses look very similiar