Saturday, January 25, 2014

A Thing for Owls


Owls were popular back in the 70's and seem to be making a comeback.  I've just listed this stoneware candle holder in my Etsy shop.  It's very hippie chic...


I found this knitting pattern on Pinterest.  Isn't it super-cute?

off to knit...

xoxoMary

4 comments:

Carol said...

hey sisters! No offense, but the 70s owl thing kinda creeped me out. I never understood it; probably because I grew up in a first ring suburb of Cleveland and there were no owls around.

I also never got those metal wall sculptures of boats, that horrible green and horrible gold appliance colors, and shag carpeting (esp since it was 10 years+ old at that time). *shudder*

But your hippy comment begs a question - were the owl things a hippy thing? I never got that connection back then? I just assumed that they were some Mad Men type advertising gimmick ( not that I fully understood advertising gimmicks when I was a teen...but it rang wrong to me) Please enlighten me!

Babylon Sisters said...

I guess I called this particular owl hippie chic more because of the stoneware and natural colors. People did collect owls like crazy in the 70's - not really a hippie thing though. I totally know what you mean about the decorating and the colors then - pretty bad.
Being a teenager, I spent the 70's thinking most things sucked and wishing desperately I could have been a hippie in the 60's.

Carol said...

"Being a teenager, I spent the 70's thinking most things sucked and wishing desperately I could have been a hippie in the 60's."

Me too, sisters, me too! I was too young for Woodstock and was so angry that I was only 10 then, but I did, for a quick moment, think maybe I could hitchhike there.

Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

Owls were a popular theme in the 70s where I lived. I think it may have been a colour link, all things mustard, orange and brown were wanted, and pottery was huge. I LOVE owls but then I am a wild woods type of girl. Your owl is cute.