Monday, January 31, 2011

what a hoot

once upon a time, i thought owls were ugly.

we would visit gregg's mom's home,
she had owl pictures, owl paintings, and ceramic owls.
usually all in brown.
back then, i did not have the appreciation i do today for the color brown.
& i surely didn't like brown owls.

then harry potter came along 
& that adorable white owl of his changed everything.
i present hedwig.


then i saw legend of the guardians on a snow day with caroline.
& darn if they weren't entirely too cute


my sweet home alabama bestie found this little sweetie perched on her front porch


cruising around online i stumbled upon this stylish owl themed baby shower
seriously.
i had no idea owls could be both lovely & stylish.
where have i been?



& an owl themed first birthday
again, even the little brown owl is precious.


& of course
anthropologie knew all along
~ owls are all the rage

the winking wisecracker jar. how cute is he? i think he needs to perch on my kitchen counter.

some more owl images via anthro


how 'bout this snazzy little umbrella stand

even mini boden jumped on the hip owl scene


& oh my word. check this out.



little miss addison must love eating her pb&j on this


& our favorite stationary contact on etsy
melissa has several cute little owl options...here's one we love


then of course blabla kids makes such sweet things
such as this.
have you ever?





spectacular images...



makes me wish i had treasured those little brown owls
at grandma miller's home after all

30 comments:

Biz said...

I've had a love for owls since childhood.
I'm pretty sure they worried about me as a child as most kids liked dogs and cats...haha
Biz

Martha said...

i think i love owls too...the girls have some owl pj's I just adore on them...and that owl little doll the girls would love...in love with the one from anthro too...and that baby ~ oh my adorable with that hat

Jodee Leader said...

Yep -- owls are back! I especially love the ones shown in Pottery Barn Kids! They are sooo cute!

Between You and Me said...

love owls, too.
I have so many owl images stored in my inspiration files.....
adorable. :)

The Avery House said...

I heard an owl outside in my back yard the other morning and the first thought that went through my mind was, "I wonder if Hedwig is bringing me a message from Hogwarts?" Yes, I'm a nerd like that. But I love that white snowy owl so much! Owls are the symbol of wisdom I have heard so I guess a love of owls is a sign that we are all wise! ;-)

who who said...

wait till you see the own pillow i just bought at Pier 1!!

Sweet Grace Farms said...

Mighty cute, especially the baby. Thank you for noticing I'm back in blog world. It takes a lot for me to be there. I appreciate the encouragement.

Mrs.B said...

The Winking Owl is THE cutest!! :)

Anonymous said...

How funny, I just saw this "owl" themed birthday party on Robin's blog. Such cute ideas.
http://www.allthingsheartandhome.com/2011/01/30/look-whooos-turning-one-birthday-party/

Nicole said...

I'm a Chi Omega, and I had no idea owls could be cute until I went to college. My grandmother had all the brown owl things, and I disliked them greatly. Now, I find myself drawn to owls everywhere. Love this post!

Jo Jo said...

Oh my gosh! I have been totally obsessed with owls ever since I got pregnant. I don't know why but I want them all over my nursery. I will be painting an owl this week right over the baby's crib. Does that sound creepy?

I think might have to have that owl beanie for my little one's newborn photos!

Louise said...

Owls give me the shudders ever since one tried to pick up and carry off my small dog and then swooped at me (that is apparently not an unheard of situation in my of the world, altough I was totally shocked and in disbelief at the time). His wide round golden eyes would have been beautiful in many situations I am sure, but not when they are boring down on you intently, and you are prey! I can picture those eyes in my mind very clearly and it is not a pleasant picture!

Shannon said...

They are so cute especially on little kids clothes. I see them popping up everywhere. I think you do need that cute little owl for your kitchen, he is too sweet :)

Alecia said...

LOVE the cookie jar...sooo cute! Owls are all the rage...check out this cute OWL sweatshirt a friend of mine got at forever 21...sooo cute!

http://www.kaboodle.com/hi/img/b/0/0/118/6/AAAAC2wf3_IAAAAAARhueA.jpg

Privet and Holly said...

My girl loves
owls, too....
And to think,
I didn't save
that owl I
embroidered in
middle school or
the owl pendant
that I wore : )
Cute finds, Paige!!
xx Suzanne

Kerri said...

I have had my eye on that owl from Anthro for a while. They are really cute, aren't they?

C Pohl said...

yes owls are back in a big way, in my opinion, if you want to see georgeous hand made owls check out http://annwood.net/blog/ her art is truly amazing!

enjoy!
C

Susan said...

Owls are sooo cute. We went on a family walk one night and saw an enormous owl that must have had a wing span of 4 feet. It was white and it was the most beautiful sight. It was a real treasure to see, too bad I didn't bring the camera along with me. Missed photos ops are my forte though.

Courtney Walsh said...

Sophia's room is all owls and she's asked me to paint more owls for her. I'm kind of looking forward to it!! I think they're so cute! :) I've never seen a real one though!!

Hoots Momma said...

I had to comment since after all I am Hoot's mom! Hoots intials are OWL so Hoot has been his nickname since birth. I hated owls too, we had the old ceramic cookie jar that I thought was the ugliest thing ever. Now i am quite fond of them. PS hope your training is going great for your big run coming up!

3 Peanuts said...

Love the cute lil owl trend. I saw the CUTEST white owl bookends at HOme Goods just before Christmas and I did not buy them because I needed other stuff. I went back the next day because I would nOT get them out of my ind and of course, they were gone. I still think about them:) White owls are my fave of course:) ANd I like the Guardians of Galhoull.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I just love owls! Thank you, for this cute post!

Lea
xo

Christina said...

i adore owls. we have one here in the parkway, that hoots at night, and she is beautiful. i like to think of her as a she. ; )
XO

Anonymous said...

I was a Chi Omega in college (like a previous poster) and our whole sorority house was full of 'old lady'-ish owls. It totally creeped me out. Now that they've started making owls cute, hopefully they will redecorate :)

LuLu said...

I love find new loves/appreciations for things i didn't have before. I agree the owls are just too darling and if i was having a baby i'd be all over the owl knit hat!!! LOVE... digging the anthro jar too.... oh my!!!!
xo,
LuLu

Adrienne said...

don't really like them myself, though the winking owl is prob the cutest of the bunch

LLH Designs said...

I heart owls! My artistic sister incorporates owls into all kinds of things. Oh, and one of my favorite children's books: Owl At Home.

Xo!
Linsey

melissa said...

Thanks so much for including my little owl! :)

We use to have a huge owl living in a back yard tree (and we do not live on a large farm or even large lot) .. it was quite an issue for well over a year. About lost a dog and actually a baby (griff!) over that darn thing. That being said, I do think they are cute (you're picks here!)

xx

Kat said...

I love owls too. Such a cute post. I found the cutest owl earrings when I was in Savannah back in the fall.

Ashley Eiler said...

little cutie- golly i am BEHIND!!!