The Collector. Part 5. - The Dainty Squid

The Collector. Part 5.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Of course I collect owls! I'm sure you're seen them peeking out of pictures of my living room, craft room, dining room, etc. But it's actually the one collection I've really been dreading sharing. Why? Because there are sooo many! They're everywhere. I gathered a handful, errrr a laundry basket full, for the photo above but left the rest in their place.

Here they are some from around the house...
I've been collecting owls for quite some time now. It was one of the first things I started collecting (as an adult, of course as I child I had a collection on barbies, lip smackers, and dress up clothes). I don't buy owls as often as I used to anymore though. Most of the owls I see while thrifting I already own, don't like or don't need. I think with most collections it comes to a point where you start to say "Do I really need this?" and I've come to that point with owls. I no longer buy owl things that won't have an immediate spot in my house to be put.
xoxo!

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  1. oh man, Im jealous of this collection! I love owls :) where do you get most of them from? From thrifting?

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  2. Yep, same place I get the majority of everything I own. :P

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  3. Lovely, my boyfriend is actually crazy about those, he wants a real one!:D

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  4. Oh, so cute! I totally know what you mean about feeling like you don't need to collect something anymore though. We live on a boat called Lucky Duck, so naturally we got given ducks all the time when we moved in, and I began picking duck things up in charity shops. But now I think we have enough ducks to last forever!

    Amy
    Narrowboat Lucky Duck
    www.nbluckyduck.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow, your owl collection puts mine to shame! Love it!

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  6. Excellent collection! I've actually got an owl collection of my own, though not quite as large as yours :P~

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  7. i am so very jealous of your collection. i've been collecting for a while too but it's nowhere near that! awesome!

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  8. You have a shadow box! So do I! I didn't think people really used those any more. Owls ARE absolutely adorable. I like the vintage feel that most figurines or pictures have.

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  9. I WANT your collection! It is the coolest collection I have ever stumbled upon...gooosh I am sooo in L O V E

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  10. I love the sweet little things you collect, Kaylah. I don't know why but I don't collect much of anything. I think I'm going to have to start a collection :)
    Love and Turtledoves,
    Jacqueline

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  11. eep!! How cute!! I love your collections!! xo

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  12. These are adorable (^_^) My Mum collects owls too and now we've got a house full of them! Awesome collection!

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  13. You have the cutest collections! :)

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  14. Love these. I totally collected lip smackers when I was little, too. And I loved the ones that were the keychain so you could keep a giant ball of unnecessary crappy lip gloss all in one spot. I never did like the sparkly kind, though. :)

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  15. http://www.etsy.com/listing/62801795/teal-owl-pillow

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  16. SO super cute!! I love owls too! :)

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  17. They're all adorable! I've been collecting owls for a while too, but nothing like yours. I'm rather fussy with my collection, they all have to be fat little ones, not that it stops me constantly browsing etsy and ebay for them, not to mention the time that I spend in charity shops.

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  18. Aww, I just started a collection and I'm really excited to see how big it gets.

    While owls are neat, I'm mega fond of sheep. I want to own a sheep ranch and frolick with sheep all day, but since I can't do that just yet (maybe when I'm forty), I've started collecting sheep for around the house. I've only got two, but it'll keep growing :]

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  19. Amazing!
    I really love the one with the neon pink belly:D And the one that holds the pencils is so cool too. Thanks for showing us:)

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  20. ah! gorgeous owl collection. of course, i am a fan.

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  21. i love owls! i found some of the same tin/penny savers at a garage sale last summer for $1! http://www.flickr.com/photos/ohsweetie/4600761062/

    XO

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  22. I love owls!! my favorite is one of those metal things you put hot pans on (i can't remember the name right now!!) in the shape of an owl i found while thrifting!!

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  23. I adore owls. I collect them as well. It's not as fun since they've become 'hip' and everyone snags the good ones from the thrift stores, though. Glad I have all of my old ones from before they were cool. :S

    My owl collection is probably the first I began as an adult. Fun fun!

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  24. I'm right there with ya on the owl collecting! One of the most dangerous things I've done is telling anyone I collect owls- being contantly bombarded with owl trinkets from family and friends (I guess there are worse things in life, haha!)
    I have a little on-going feature on my blog right now that I dubbed 'Owl Around the House' showcasing my collection :)
    alyssabeebythelemontree.blogspot.com

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  25. omg i love your collection! i dont have a hobby / specific item love, i feel like i need to start one now reading this!! There so lush xcx

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  26. i think i have just died and gone to owl heaven!!!!! man you collection is amazing!! our owl collections need to unit and join forces :D i love that wall art owl with the really big head next to your cuckoo clock he is sooo perfect!!

    **sigh*** i love owls <3

    xo,
    cb

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  27. Amazing!!! I wish that I had the space to collect :)
    Cheers!!

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  28. i love this collection!! my favorite owl in my collection (which is no where near the size of yours) is my eyeglasses holder on my night stand. it is AWESOME!
    the one you have with the wings spread open & the one holding your colored pencils are my favorites :)

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  29. Soooo cute!!! As a kid, a family friend collected owls and I used to love going to her house to look at them all... So fun!

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  30. can't wait for the warmer weather for the outside flea markets to start so i can begin collecting new goodies...such as adorable owls.
    your collection is fabulous.

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  31. quite a snazzy collection ya got there! the sleepy owls are my faves :)

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  32. I've been collecting owls for about two years and I'm at that same point...I don't buy an owl unless I absolutely can't live without it and have a place for it! My brother (somehow) found a two foot tall owl statue with the cutest little doe eyes...currently trying to make room for that one!

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  33. im in love with this collection ! its so grand .
    so i was browsing and came across this and thought you might like it http://www.etsy.com/listing/57503416/vintage-red-cat-tin-serving-tray

    oh ps. that metal blue owl bank , i have one just like that just brown pick and orange, i love it !

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  34. How adorable! A friend of mine has an owl collection; I should show her this! :)

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  35. so cute! i have a little owl collection too!

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  36. SOOOOOO JEALOUS!!! so many and they are all cute and perfect!!! I only dream of the day I will have such an amazing collection!!

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  37. Awww so cute! What an amazing collection! I love the one holding the colored pencils!

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  38. Owls are so adorable! ^.^
    Where do you find them? xx

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  39. I've been collecting owls for years too but these days I already have so many and they'r everywhere, so I don't get them as often. I think "Well, I'll let some other cute person get it, since I already have so many" I also collect leaves, but when something isn't AMAZING, I have to put it back...

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  40. that mirror is completely amazing!!


    wolves and sparklers
    lu

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  41. Oh, man - I *love* all your owls, but is that a wall of mounted heads, I see?? lol. I'm kind of obsessed with them & wanna see more! he he. I'm making some felt mounts for my living room, soon - I never have luck thrifting for them!!

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  42. wow! i collect owls too! I haven't got as many though...

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  43. Dainty Squid, I am amazed more and more by your collections every time you produce an entry about them *-* (and slightly envious haha :)

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  44. yay! a fellow owl lover!
    i just wanted to say that i love your blog & have just started my own. i added your button to my "daily reads" page. <3 keep up the great work!
    thelostbee.blogspot.com if you wanna read along :]

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  45. :) sooo cute!! i spy a few of my hooties in your collection! thanks for sharing kaylah!

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  46. Ahhhh I love these owls so much! I have that exact one that's 2nd from the bottom next to the cactus. What an awesome collection!

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  47. I love owls to and your collection is beautiful

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  48. *is in Love* WOW i love your collection of owls. (I also LOVE the fact that you have a cuckoo clock) Im working on my collection of owls, and my little sister is working on a stuffed tiger collection :P
    But I really want to find some more owls soon!

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  49. wondeful !
    http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/ad184/sayabamse/2.png :)

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  50. Oh my god! You seriously have the cutest household ever. It' just....so awesome.

    When you have babies, they'll be the luckiest kids in the world to grow up in the home you have furnished!!!

    You are also going to be like....the hippest grandmamma EVER! Just saying!! <333333

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  51. I aspire to have an owl collection like yours!!!

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  52. I am so jealous of your owl collection! They are gorgeous.

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  53. http://www.modcloth.com/Apartment/Kitchen+Bath/-Go-Brush-Your-Tree-th-Toothbrush-Holder


    Thought of you when I saw this the other day :D

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  54. this is amazing! Your so sweet!

    La

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  55. I know that I don't know you and we've never met. But. I found this pair of owl wall hangings that I got at my local Goodwill for a little of nothing and immediately The Dainty Squid, popped into my head. My question is. . . Would you like to have them? I have a picture of them on my latest blog post. You can find them here: http://myreflections22.blogspot.com/2011/03/thrifty-thursday-5.html

    If your interested I can ship them out to you and would feel pretty good about it too! Have a super day.

    I'm enjoying your blog very much. My husband is too. We have similar likes in "old" things.

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  56. I know I already commented, but I am so in love with all those owls, I'm going to leave another one dammit!!!

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  57. I am so jealous! I love owls. :) Great collection.

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  58. Such a gorgeous collection! Owls will always have a special place in my heart...

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  59. Love that collection. Your blog is very inspiring! :)

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  60. You know what I want ? your collection.

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