Wednesday, March 31, 2010

what a hoot!

I love owls and owl-y things... especially crafty owl things. Yes, I know, owls are really really popular and there are thousands of pages of them on etsy, but how can I resist... they are so darn cute! On the weekend, my brother-in-law gave us this embroidered wall hanging he nabbed at a garage sale for 50¢! Isn't it a hoot?... what a steal! You can't tell from the picture, but it is about 1 ft' x 2 ft in size. Now I am on the hunt for wall space in our place to hang this awesome piece of owl-y kitschiness.... it might just make its appearance in Bun's room (which is still a work in progress).

34 comments:

ElegantSnobbery said...

Oh I LOVE that!!

Christie Cottage said...

Yes, it's a hoot! LOL


So, do we need to make "Bun's" baby gifts owl related??? :-)

Leah@Storybook Ranch said...

I don't love that. I am IN Love with it. Gorgeous!!

Meekiyu said...

o man what a steal! It looks awesome =D

PonderandStitch said...

What a deal!! That is so adorable- I wouldn't have passed it up either!

Sarah Knight said...

garage sales sometimes yield those rare gems of kitsch
: )

cindy said...

i never get sick of owls. honestly. this is just so cute!

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debi said...

Wow, someone put alot of work into that piece...a definite steal!

TMCPhoto said...

Oh so very! I can totally see this as art for the bun's room.

Kathy~Sweet Bird Designs said...

Too cute :)

holly aka golly said...

This is adorable! Love it!

geschichtenvonkat said...

love it! and good things are even better when they're such a steal (very nice embroidery technique on it too!)

Beyond the RockZ said...

That's one "wise as an owl" purchase!

Happy to have found your blog!

Dyche Designs said...

What a great price he got that piece for, have fun finding it a home.

T @ Poppy Place said...

That is beautiful. I am looking at the work that went into this piece and feel sad that it was sold for so little but am happy your love it so much :) T.

Gallery32 said...

Love the stitching! My MeMa was way into all things owl. They were always looking at you. Creepy!

CAPow! said...

I love it! what a find!

Anna said...

This is amazing! And what a deal. Super cool!

French Revelation said...

I think Owls are definitely the animal of choice for a nursery.

devonrose said...

Very cute! Do you know if Bun is a girl or boy yet?

thursday said...

Great find! I've been collecting garage sale/thrift shop embroidery for a couple years now. I love that piece!

luluvillage said...

Gorgeous! My daughter would come up with names for each one instantly!

Robert W. Leonard said...

50 cents!? That thing is awesome, good find. :)

jennifer young said...

thanks for stopping by i art u!!!
can i just say that i adoooooooooreeeee your etsy shop!!! lovely blog too!!!
j.

LuliBags said...

You lucky thing, that is amazing!

Mary said...

that is awesome--i have an owl crewel piece my grandmother did in the 70s that has similar owls in it--lots of fun and it hangs in my studio/office and makes me smile

ColeAndJosephine said...

Or you could sell it for $50 on etsy and put it in bun's college fund :)

That is so cute! I worked in a cubicle hell once, and some anonymous person got a tacky vintage owl on felt painting and started hanging it in random cubicles. You never knew if that would be the day you got it with the owl. It was great!

Stacey said...

Adorable and definitely a steal!!

Almost Precious said...

Wonderful piece of embroidery, you know it must have taken some time to create so 50 cents was indeed a steal!

If the dimensions were more square it would make a lovely pillow too, but it'll also be precious hanging on the wall of the little one's room...sort of like guardian owls watching over baby.

Absolutely Small said...

That is so awesome! What a great find. :)

Suzanne said...

eek! LOVE it. so adorable. and what a deal!
i love all things owl also... although it kind of makes me sad how "trendy" they are now... it is kinda nice to be able to find more cute owl-related stuff now ;)

amanda said...

that's awesome, don't you just love garage sales?! 50 cents, too good of a deal. and it's so cute!

My Owl Barn said...

Oh my! These are adorable.

Michelle said...

Oooh! I'm crazy jealous of your owl wall-hanging! What a steal! :) i've been scrounging around in Van's thrift shops for cheesy/vintage needlepoints, lately - I just started to collect them for my bedroom wall. :) Too fun!