Aside from felines, my favourite animals are owls. Not only do they represent intelligence, but they look majestic and sometimes menacing.
(You’ll also know that I’m obsessed because many times when I shorten links for Twitter, I prefer to use ‘http://ow.ly‘!)
There are so many different species of owls, and I don’t have a favourite. They’re all amazing to me.
In this Smorgasbord Sundays post, I’m going to show you just a few of my favourite owl things that I own.
If you have some cool owl things to show me, feel free to post a photo on my Facebook wall!
P.S. You get 10 points if you actually laughed at my cheesy joke in the post’s title. 😉
“Onto the owls!” I say.
I fell in love with this little guy the second I saw him. I crossed my fingers and searched for the price tag. (It’s always a bummer when you find something you love and then the store sells it for an insane amount that you can’t afford.)
Thankfully, he was a cheap date, and I took him home after just meeting him for a few seconds. 😉
What attracted me most to him was his earthy colours. It totally goes with a lot of green and brown that I have in my home.
Also, even though on his feathers, the discolouration looks like fungus…haha, or some kind of disease, I actually like it! (Yes, I’m strange.)
I like how he doesn’t look perfect and brand new (even though he IS new to the neighbourhood, he told me as we sipped on some wine together at my place).
I told him that he should be a model, and after some persuasion, he let me photograph him from all angles!
He even looks cute from behind.
Here’s a Slatkin & Co. oil warmer I bought last year from Bath & Body Works. Haha, prior to this, I never even was interested in oil warmers because I like burning candles. But when I saw this cute owl, I had to have him.
When you put the tea light inside, the flame makes his eyes and abdomen glow!
Unfortunately, his brains were scooped out. This is where you put the few drops of fragrant oil.
The bottom is where you put the tea light.
I also got the matching mini candle holder.
I just love how short and chubby he is!
Here’s a necklace I got a few years ago. The eyes are fake crystals that catch the light. And his purple belly is rounded because he’s a great hunter and always gets good grub.
Below is the necklace that my sister-in-law got for me as part of my Christmas gift! I’ve been wearing it very often since I received it.
The head, abdomen, and tail are all joined together with rings, so it can ‘dance’.
I have another owl necklace, but I sadly misplaced it! *Gasp* Also, I have a burgundy t-shirt with a faded steampunk owl print on it. And…you may remember me showing you a framed owl picture from a previous Smorgasbord Sundays post. 🙂
Some Random Facts About Owls:
- Owls belong to the order Strigiformes
- A group of owls is called a parliament
- Owl’s eyes are fixed in their sockets, which is why they have to turn their head to change the view
- The Elf Owl is the smallest owl, weighting just 31g (1 oz.)
- Owls rely on surprise and stealth to capture their prey
- Most owls can fly silently and slower when compared to other birds
- Owls can yawn (Haha, not very interesting, but check out this funny picture. I think he’s drunk! :P)
Are you a fan of owls? On a serious note, “Who let the owls out?” 😉 Hehehe! Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone! Hope your weekend has been a blast.
I think the owl is cute! The title is funny too! The necklaces are very cool, I like them alot. Do you like the warmer? I wanted to get one for my mom but I’m not really sure if she would like it.
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Yes, I like the warmer. It works well, but it higher maintenance than just burning candles (which I prefer). With an oil warmer, you have to buy separate tea lights and of course the fragrant oil. Afterwards, you have to clean the top (where the oil was). Since I like enjoying scents for several hours at once, I much prefer burning a large candle instead of using the oil burner with a tiny tea light. But…I do find that the oil warmer is much faster at dispersing the scent in a room, so that’s the upside. 🙂
Thanks for letting me know about the warmer. I think I’ll stick to candles, the high maintenance and clean up don’t sound good to me.
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You’re welcome. 🙂 Yes, candles are the way to go! Plus you don’t need to buy so many parts (i.e. warmer, tea light candle, and oil) when you use a candle.
So pretty! I especially love the first necklace. I’m a sucker for anything sparkly. XD
I adore owls too. The reason they represent intelligence is because owls were considered sacred to Athena, the Ancient Greek goddess of wisdom. When I went to Greece last year I bought a little bronze statue of an owl, which now has pride of place at home!
And yes, your joke made me laugh. 🙂
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Thanks for letting me know how owls tie into Greek mythology. I didn’t know that before, so it’s a cool tidbit that I’ll have to remember so I can look all ssshhhhhmmart. 😉
How big is the bronze owl statue? That sounds like a real conversation starter! Do you have any photos of it?
Yay…haha, thanks for appreciating my corniness! 🙂
The owl statue is quite small, about 3 inches tall. I wanted to get a bigger one but it needed to be small enough to fit into my suitcase on the flight home! There’s a (really bad) photo of it here: http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d33/sophie_sofa/Polished/Athena.png
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The eyes are so awesome – they really grab your attention right away! 🙂 Thanks for sharing a photo. It gets 5 out of 5 hoots from me! 😉
I love owls!! I have all my mugs and plates with owls designs and also the little caps you put on the keys to tell them apart (is there a name for that?)…
As a Harry Potter fan, I wish I had an owl like Hedwig!! 😉
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*High-five* for a fellow owl lover! 😀
Ohhh, I think I’ve seen those key caps that you’re talking about. They come in pink, purple, green, and blue, right? In a set? I wanted to buy it from Forever 21, I think, but then they sold out.
Hehe, if we had Hedwig, I don’t think I’d e-mail as much. Why do that when you can send an owl? 😉
Oh, again… I’m amused, entertained and I’m left with a sense that I know you that much better because of your great ability to open up and be personable 😀
So generally birds freak me out a little, the feathers and the pointy beaks, quacking and chirping… not my cup of tea but for some reason I find it pleasing to the eye to look at owl jewelry and home decor ‘stuff’. (Love how you gave your necklace owls personality about ‘getting good grub’ and ‘being a dancer’). I think the yawning owl may be auditioning for Owl-idol… just a thought 😉
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Have you ever watched Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds? It’s so ridiculous, but when I saw it in elementary school with my best friend, she got soooo freaked out. After class, we were walking past this other school with a playground, and there were birds on the monkey bars. It took a lot of calming down and convincing to get her to walk by it. 😛
Aww…Owl-idol! That’s a really cute thought.
i love owls too!! I have only one necklace and i love it.. i wear it everytime i can..! mine is in silver and the body has this small yellow crystals i love..!
an interesting fact about owls. is that they bring good luck to doctors. if you go to a doctor in panama, you will notice that his office is full of owls!!
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Hey maria emma!
Hahahaha, really? Wow, that’s a really cool fact about owls that I’ve never heard before! I wonder where that originated from. Interesting!
“I fell in love with this little guy the second I saw him… and I took him home after just meeting him for a few seconds… What attracted me most to him was… his feathers, the discolouration looks like fungus… he let me photograph him from all angles!” <- Sounds like a LOVE STORY to me, Mary! 🙂 Sorry, I just had to post this.
Also, I love owls too. They bring back memories from a long time in middle school because owls were the mascot. And yes, I got your joke.. Hoot, Hoot, Hoot, Hoot!
Hahahaha! With owls, it’s always a love story!
How lucky that your school mascot was an owl! You know what? At my elementary school, our mascot was a devil. It was pretty funny because it was a Catholic school, too! 😛
Hoot, hoot, hoot, hoot!
Well at first I did not like owls. But then, I grew to love them too!
HAHA! I’ve never heard of the devil being a mascot. That’s crazy, specially at a Catholic school! I went to a Catholic elementary school too & I think our mascot were mountains. They had them on the logo, pictures of mountains were all over the school, & they never showed any other “mascot.”
By the way, thank you for taking the time to reply to all these comments. I know it must take a lot of work to do blog posts everyday & on top of that reply to all of us.
Yeah, it made no sense having the devil as a Catholic mascot. Haha, pretty ironic! My parents hated it. (In the NHL, there’s the New Jersey Devils hockey team!)
Actually, I’ve never heard of mountains being a mascot. Usually mascots are animals…but then again, there are the Boston Red Sox, right? Haha, I think socks are the funniest mascot.
Aww…thank you for being so appreciative. 🙂 Some days blogging seems like more hard work than others, but it’s always rewarding to me for so many reasons. One reason is, of course, interacting with sweet readers like you – you make my day brighter!
My mom has been collecting owls since she was a teen. she has hundreds. and now i’m starting to like them too, although frogs are cute too 🙂 I love that first owl that you posted…he is adorable!
Hey beth combs!
Hundreds! Oh my goodness – you need to take a photo of them and show me. I may just faint seeing so many gorgeous/cute owls all at once.
Hehe, I have a few frog home-decor items, too. Goes with my green/brown theme. *Ribbit ribbit*
The owl you got is really cute. I love the way his head is slightly turned and he has a cute “?” kind of expression 😛
When i saw that you liked cats as well as owls, i just wanted to share that in chinese, owls are “猫头鹰” (Pronounced as Mao Tou Ying) the literal translation would be “Cat Headed Eagle” 🙂
Really? Wow, I had no idea…haha…”Cat Headed Eagle”! Interesting! Reminds me of a hybrid animal from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland or something.
I’m sorry if this is posted more than once, I had some difficulties with posting.
I just found your blog and it seems we have nail polish, cats and owls in common! Cool.
About pics of owl stuff I own: http://senanatter.blogspot.se/search/label/Ugglor
It’s a link to my personal blog (which is in Swedish, but you can of course check out the pics). Ugglor means owls in Swedish, so it’s owls only when you check that link out.
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