Whoooo loves You — by Guest Mom Kyran

February 4, 2008

I’ve been on an owl kick lately that started last summer at an estate sale, where I became smitten with this wiseguy:

As it turns out, he was the gateway owl. Now I am in full-blown addiction, and there is no shortage of enablers on the internet. Like Forever 21, from whom I bought this owl-appliqued summer tunic:


I love his button eyes. He’s a hippy owl, but an owl motif can be mod too, like on this tote from fredflare.com


or even disco luxe, like this crystal-eyed fellow from ModCloth.com, who doubles as a magnifying glass (all owls to me are male; I have no idea why).


It seems that all owls eventually come home to roost on Etsy where a recent search lead to my buying this wonderful print for my wall:


Owls were big in the seventies.
Perhaps it was then that they imprinted on my impressionable young mind. This was a thrift store find from a girlfriend, and his perch is in my bathroom:


You can find many of his genus on ebay. 5,594 at the moment, in fact. Go on, try one. You’ll love it.

Me? I can quit anytime.

2/6 note from DM: Design Mom reader Amy Sharp saw this owl post and wrote in to share some darling owls her kids made out of Design Within Reach catalogs. Check it out.

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1 Teachin' this mommy new tricks! February 5, 2008 at 11:16 am

That bag is cute…I have a weakness for bags :)

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2 Super Zoe February 5, 2008 at 11:30 am

My company’s symbol is the owl. I think they are kind of scary, but we use photos of live owls. Brrr…they have kind of beady eyes.

Don’t forget the wise old Tootsie Roll owl! Or Charlie the Owl from NEW ZOO REVUE! And the Owl from Mr. Rogers!

You can tell that I don’t have kids since my most modern owl reference is from 1975.

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3 Emily February 5, 2008 at 11:54 am

you gotta love forever 21

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4 pve design February 5, 2008 at 12:35 pm

a “hoot” of a post!
long live the wise old owl.

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5 Anonymous February 5, 2008 at 1:07 pm

great post. good luck with your recovery. : )

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6 liz February 5, 2008 at 1:56 pm

this post made me happy

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7 To Think is to Create February 6, 2008 at 2:30 am

I’ve been addicted since last summer, too, when I bought a white owl necklace somewhere I can’t even remember now. Most of my finds are at thrift/antique places as well. Loved this post!

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8 Julie February 6, 2008 at 10:17 am

Love the owls!

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9 Stephanie February 8, 2008 at 5:18 pm

If you love owls, check out Kate Endle’s owl collages on Etsy or at kateendle.com. Her artwork first made me fall in love with owls.

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