Friday, March 12, 2010

I'm loved

Lately, I have been noticing many beautiful homes with owls (no, not real owls) in them, let it be an owl figurine, a piece of jewelry or owl wall art that was used or got captured in an arangement.

I have put together this post with some (my favorite) such photos to show that many of us love owls and have made them a part of our lives. I hope you like it!

Friday Freebie!

Owl cake toppers are this week's freebie, by Rock Scissor Paper. Available here to download.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Owl Themed Birthday Party

David and Kallie's daughter Tova's owl themed birthday party had so many beautiful things. Why wouldn't it? Kallie spent several months on planning this wonderful party and the results were more than amazing. Look for yourself.

I love the cake, it's so simple yet so sweet. The cake toppers were made by Kallie herself with wooden doll and an owl which was gifted to her by her grandmother. Isn't the doll's dress just adorable?!

Moving on. The table cover with the gorgeous pattern, the yellow owl vase, lantern candle holders and flowers made it a perfect spot for adults to hang out.

Kallie made those colorful lollipops right from the scratch and those short bread cookies look de-licious! I like the color scheme of peace and pink, which I think are the perfect choices for a girl's party. What girl doesn't like peace or pink? Right?

To my favorite, if I were at the party I'd have squealed in delight at the sight of that custom made giant owl paper pinata. Super cute! I bet Tiva loves owls too because she rocked those darling owl shoes, totally!

{Thanks Michelle}

Lynda Draper: Ceramic Owl

I'm loving this whimsical owl art piece by Lynda Draper.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Polli's Jewelry

Maja Rose and Tess Lloyd are renowned designers of Polli, an Australian brand. They started their careers with creating accessories made of plastic and now their jewelry is exported world over. Their designs are intricate and fragile that will be treasured for life, like this Owl & The Pussycat set.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Anthropologie Necklace Giveaway!

{Note: This week's new posts will appear below this one.}

Happy March! I am beginning this month by announcing another giveaway. I thought that's the least I could do, to thank you for your enthusiastic participation in the last giveaway.

This giveaway is open to all followers of My Owl Barn (click here to follow My Owl Barn). All you need to do to participate is to tweet or blog (Blogspot users click here) about this giveaway. Make sure you leave a comment with the link to your tweet or post mentioning the giveaway.

Winner will be announced sometime on March 9th!

Update: Erin is our winner! Thanks for participating.

Pat Albeck

Pat Albeck has been designing textiles for over 5 decades and has launched a brand new range of tea towels inspired by the sixties at Emma Bridgewater. More of her designs from the collection can been seen here or visit her website to see some of her stunning work in the last 50 years.

{Thanks Kim}

Marc Jacobs

The Flight of Fancy Shopper is by no means is an ordinary tote. Why? For two reason. One, the entire scene featuring animals, tree is made out of 10 different shades of leather and accented with brass studs. Two, it costs $428! (hence the name?) I am not sure if I can justify the cost, but I have to say I love it!

{Image from here.}

Shoshona Snow's Ceramics

Shoshona Snow is a ceramic artist based out of New York. All of her gorgeous pottery pieces are one of a kind. Her designs have clean lines, and are inspired by the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. I LOVE the colors she uses in her work. You can view her gallery here or visit her store.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Lisa Grue: Owls Have More Fun

Lisa Grue is a Danish artist and fashion illustrator who opened her solo exhibition 'Owls Have More Fun' in New York which will run until March 26th. The show's main focus is handprinted porcelain plates with Lisa's fun black and white illustrations. You can download the PDF of her entire plate catalogue at hanahou gallery's shop here.
{Thanks Stacey LaFayette}


While looking for some owl print tees online, I discovered this awesome store Slowmotionshop. They have a great collection of prints in tees, scarves, dresses, bags and jewelry. But, what really, really caught my attention were these panties with owl prints. I think these are cute!