Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Those of you who have been following my blog
Should know that I love birds.
I love watching them, feeding them,
and listening to them sing.
The owl is a bird that fascinates me,
because that is one bird that I rarely see.
When I do see one, I get really excited.
I don’t remember when I started collecting owls,
but I do have a big collection of them.
Some are wall hangings, paintings, plaques,
and figurines….big and small.
Some I bought myself, some were gifts.
The most of them were yard sale finds.
I want to share them with you here.
I hope you don’t get bored looking at all of them.

The owls below greet everyone
who steps upon my back porch.
This was a yard sale find.
Also on my back porch is this hanging owl.
It holds a candle for light.
Also a yard sale find.

The clock below was a gift from my mom.
It hangs on my front porch.

Another clock on my front porch
was given to me by my Aunt Irma.
She found it at a yard sale.

This burlap and carpet wall hanging
was a gift from my sister, Connie.

This set of paintings is
another yard sale find.
One has the date 1973 on it.

This is the Home Interior owl picture.

I've had this for a very long time.

This is a painting that I found at a yard sale.

This pretty plaque was a gift from my sister, Connie.

Another yard sale find. An owl wood carving.

These are a couple of Home Interior owls.

These ceramic owls were a yard sale find.

This is my pin collection.
Three of them were yard sale finds.
Four of them were gifts.
The small circle one with two owls
on a branch was a gift from
my mom. It is from Avon.

This retro looking owl is a napkin holder.
A yard sale find.
I use it on my desk to hold papers.

These three yard sale finds are used on
my desk as pencil holders.

These yard sale finds are toothpick holders.

This yard sale find
sits on my kitchen sink,
holding scouring pads
and watchs me do dishes.

This little owl sticks to my frig,
letting me know the temperature.

These are another yard sale find.
Book end owls.

I really like this unique owl.
It is a basket….
the head is the lid.
Another yard sale find.

This owl sits out by the fish pond.
A gift from my sister, Connie.

The owl below stands watch
in our back yard above our garden space.

More yard sale finds.
the one on the left is a bank.

Sea shell owls and brass owls.
The large sea shell owl was a gift
from my daughter, Tania.
The small one was a gift
from my granddaughter.
The others were yard sale finds.

These are two candle holders on my porch.
They are very old.

In the collection below is a very special owl.
The white owl with the graduation cap.
It is from Avon and a gift from my mom.
The other four owls beside it are also Avon.
The other two are yard sale finds.

In the next photo, the owl on the far left
is a candle….a gift from a friend.
The one beside it holds a candle inside.
The second one from the left is a bell.

In the next two photos,
there are over thirty owls,
mostly yard sale finds.
The two black ones are made from coal.
These owls are displayed in my curio cabinet
that John made me out of one of his gun cabinets.
Wasn’t that nice of him?

The owls below are also in my curio cabinet.
The one on the far right is a gift from
my daughter, Terri.
The one with wings outspread is
one I fell in love with and had to buy.
The other two are gifts from
my secret sis of several years ago.

This is the end of my owl collection
I hope you enjoyed it.
I also have a large collection of angels,
and an Avon collection
that I started before I was married,
over 42 years ago.

Maybe someday I'll tackle the job of posting them also.


Janet, said...

Wow, sis, you have a lot of owls. You must have some of those hid, because I don't remember seeing a lot of them. I did see the owl on the sink yesterday, tho. I don't know which one I like best, there's too many to pick from. I think I know when you got that carpet wall hanging, because she gave me one with butterflies on it. It was a long time ago.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I like your owl collection. Especially the one on the sink with the sleep eyes. My Mother-in-law collected owls for years. She said if she ever got a stuffed owl she would stop collecting. She did. It has a prominent place in her house.

Vera said...

Shirley, you do have a great collection of owls, I really enjoyed looking at them.

Denise said...

Well my goodness....... Do I have something for you!!!!!!!!!! That is quite a collection......... I love the woodpeckers! Just love love them............ Good to know what you collect!!!!

Shanda said...

That is one nice owl collection. I have maybe 2 and one is a tooth pick holder. I like the clock the best, its so cute.

ClassyChassy said...

WHOOOOO! What a nice owl collection! I have an owl listed for sale in my etsy shop that is a plaster type material - very vintage! I loved it when I saw it, and it seems owls are very popular collectibles. Especially at your home! Glad I stopped in!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I'm glad to find another owl collector!! I have many, many (some say too many!!) owls in my collection - I've been collecting for about 30 years - I have some photos of my collection at which is a website for all collectors. Your collection is great - I recognise some that I also have - so collections are world wide, I am in South Australia. thanks for a lovely site - kind regards Teresa

Anonymous said...

Nice to know someone else collect owls.

Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful collection. My Mother-In- Law was a big collector of owls as well. She past away in April. We are having a huge yard sale this weekend Aug 14 & 15 in Brewer, Maine. A few yrs ago my grandsons started counting and they gave up at 300. My son supplied her with some great collectables (including plates) which he has taken to his home upon her request. I was checking out your site to see if I could get any idea on how much some of her owls are worth. Hate to sell something for a couple of bucks that is worth $50-$100. We are hoping someone will come by that will want a majority of them. Maybe I will check in with you next week and let you know what happened.

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