Tuesday, January 26, 2010

going owling

On Sunday in The Barn (a barn full of antiques in New Hampshire), my mom and I kept stumbling upon owls on the first three floors. Enough owls to make us take notice and remark on how many there were.
When we reached the fourth and final floor, a little room with a slanted roof where you need to turn the light on yourself, it all made sense - the room was filled with hundreds and hundreds of owls.
They covered every inch of wall and shelf and floor! These pictures don't even do the room justice. It was amazing, and I want to take my friend Becca, who loves owls.
The man who runs The Barn told us that this entire collection belonged to one woman. I think it's so sweet how much she must have loved owls, and I'm glad they're all together in one place until they find someone to take them home one by one.
I thought it was cute that a Furby was in the mix. They do look owl-ish.
I liked the bright yellow owl plaque and the mother owl who looks like she has a mustache.
These are the two owls I took home with me. I loved the round photo of the baby owl, and the 1950s pearly owl wall hanging. I am going to give them a very good home. :)
Happy Tuesday, everyone!!


Darla: Retro Ways said...

Wow! What a collection of owls I have never seen such a great array of vintage owls.


vinny and vernelle said...

that baby owl is adorable!

WoolenSails said...

I take it you like owls;)
I won a pattern with an owl, will be doing that when I finish my other projects. I notice when I hit the thrifts, that i will see a lot of one item, which means someone cleaned out a collection.


Amanda Atkins said...

I know, the owls were so cute and I wish I had gotten so many more to give to people for presents etc. The room was so amazing to be in!

p.s. nice to meet you, Darla :)