Sunday, August 26, 2012

My Collections: Owls

As a precursor to a new giveaway I'm hosting tomorrow (check back!), I'm sharing my owl collection with you! I know it's like super cliche to have an owl collection now, but I started mine a few years ago, so I think it's legit. I went around the house getting things to photograph, and the collection is actually pretty sizable these days! I even have a.) more here than I didn't photograph and b.) more at my parents' house, so I'll get to do a follow-up post at some point! Something to look forward to: )

Above, left to right: Mug from a thrift store, mug from China Town in SF, painting I did of the picture frame in the below picture, cookie cutter that was a gift, and figure/not really sure of its actual purpose that I found at a thrift store.

Golden figurine from thrift store, iron-on labels that were a gift, picture frame from Urban Outfitters, napkin holder from thrift store, clips from IKEA, tea light holder from UO, little figurine from Target's dollar section, flower-owl figurine from thrift store, little figurine that was a gift, owl made of stones that was a gift. (Paper underneath is from World Market).


Clock from a thrift store. It works and is totally silent, so I love it!


Owl Always Love You decoration from Urban Outfitters, container from Urban Outfitters, bottle opener from UO (super sturdy), catch-all from UO (yeah, redundant, I know!), hot plate holder from thrift store, white container from UO, and two containers on the right end from thrift stores.

Cuff from a stand on the island of Hvar in Croatia, "Give a Hoot Don't Pollute" pin can't remember from where, two rings - one from Forever 21, the other from Rue 21, necklaces - Forever 21, gift, yard sale, etc., and a candle holder from Bath and Body Works. The painting is by my friend Brea. So detailed!

Tank top from Forever 21 and bag from Kohl's.

Towels - all gifts, mostly from Kohl's!

There you have it. I haven't been thrifting much lately, but all the well-known stores around here seem to lack owl things (darn hipsters). So I have to dig off the beaten path, but that's half the fun! I can't buy everything owl thing I find... or can I? Anyway, what collections do you have? I shared my mug collection here, and I also collect mushroom things, vinyl, pin-back buttons, and a few other things. I've always been like this - my mom claims I brought home used napkins from birthday parties, but I don't remember that.

Happy Sunday! And remember to check back tomorrow for the giveaway I mentioned: )

8 comments:

  1. Such a cute owl collection!
    -Tori
    www.fashiontrendsmore.com

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  2. These owls make me so happy! My owl problem (I use that lightly) started about a year ago :) Thanks for sharing your collection!

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  3. Check with Aunt Dona; she was way into owls a few years back. Have not gotten into blogging; a first for me. This might be a good alternative to the fb timeline, which I really don't like at all!!!

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    1. okay! thanks for reading my blog aunt cathy!

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  4. Hi Angela, fellow owl collector here! I'd love to feature your profile in my Owlzine (www.owlzine.net). Let me know if you're interested, my contact details are on the website. You can also see the questions in Issue One. Happy to provide a contributor copy to you afterwards!

    - Anne

    PS I love the "Owl Always Love You" cross-stitch. I never get tired of owl puns.

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    1. Yes that would be an honor! Will be contacting you shortly!

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