It happens every year or so, you'll be out shopping or looking online for something and all of a sudden you keep seeing "them". One year it might be penguins, snowmen, skulls for Halloween or whatever.
It just seems like all designers or companies get the same idea at the same time. This year, for the past few months, everywhere I've turned I've seen owls. Owls for Halloween, owl bookends, owl ceramics.. in stores like Target, Barnes and Noble and even Hobby Lobby.
Of course owls have been popular before. In the early seventies, they were an in thing to collect, but the popularity waned. Today the owls back in full force. And the ones I've been enjoying the most are the solid white and contemporary looking pieces.
Owl Cookie Jar
© Barb Crews
I found this clever little guy at Target in their Halloween section (2012). If you're interested in this jar, it's probably best to pick it up soon. It's was also shown in solid black on the Target website.
Jar is 9" tall and sold for $19.99.
Note: Jar is no longer available from Target.
Owl Serving Pieces
© Barb Crews
The Halloween section at the Hobby Lobby stores also has loads of owls, many realistic, but this pitcher and an matching serving tray were the ones that caught my eye. The solid white pieces are high in style, but affordable in price. Both were under $25.
There are three different sets of white owl bookends -- these particular pieces from Sadek Andrea are the most realistic of the group. Size is 8" tall and with a shipping weight of over four lbs, they should be weighted enough to hold up the books.
Check it out here.
With hundreds of books in our library, we're always needing another set of bookends. I loved the white owls at Barnes and Noble. One problem I've often encountered are sets of bookends that are too lightweight to be useful. The Barnes and Noble set was nice and heavy. They just might wind up on our bookshelves -- very soon.
Take a peek!
The priciest of the group and also the most contemporary is this Jonathan Adler set. Made of porcelain on a marble vase, these are interesting pieces that are great looking. Size -- 9" high.
Find out more.
Harry and David Christmas Owl Jar
© Harry and David
Available for the 2012 holiday season is another owl -- this one from Harry and David, the food company. It not only has the retro feel of the owls from the seventies, it's even got the color!
It's a bit pricy for me, but at one time jars could be ordered without the cookies. That could be a good option to keep the price down.
Find it on Harry and David's website.