This weekend, it was all about owls. I love a good owl, but it was a bit strange to find three in one day!
First up, this guy:
He's a cute little mid-century vase made from heavy clay. I love his modern lines and slim profile, and he's in perfect condition! He has an interesting mark on the back:
Next up, another vase, completely different but equally retro-modern:
He's the perfect size to hold pens and pencils on a desktop or makeup brushes on a vanity. I love his see-thru cut out eyes and nose!
These first two vases came from [completely unrelated] yard sales. Coincidence, huh?
On my last stop on Saturday afternoon, I spotted this pretty brass owl trivet at a favorite thrift store:
It was so completely covered in tarnish when I spotted it, I almost passed it by, thinking it was covered in some kind of faux paint. Luckily, I took a second look. He polished up really well when I got him home! This guy also has some pretty fantastic, retro styling. Such a stylish way to protect a countertop, or just to add a little vintage sparkle to the kitchen.
My grandmother collected owls when I was growing up--in fact, she still does. I used to make fun of her. Today, I completely understand the appeal!
I'm linking up with the following blogs today to share my treasures and check out everyone else's finds!