Friday, August 27, 2010

Sponsor And Lee Arthaus Giveaway

Hi, everyone! Please welcome our new sponsor Nancy of Lee Arthaus. If you haven't already visited her store, then you must right now because it's an owl haven! There are over 200 products in her store including the cutest buttons, magnets, pocket mirrors and prints. I was thrilled when Nancy generously offered to host a giveaway of her prints on My Owl Barn. There will be two lucky winners and each winner can choose one print (6x6 or 5x7 owl print) of their choice from her store.

To enter (you must be a follower of My Owl Barn (click here to follow My Owl Barn):

Make sure you leave a comment here letting me know that you are a follower and have liked and shared.

Winner will be announced sometime on September 1st!

and QuackenBaby
are our lucky winners!

Collection: Rare Etsy Finds

Happy Friday! I created this post with all the rare owl products I found on Etsy. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I actually squealed when I saw that ironing board with owls in neck-ties and graduation hat. I mean, how adorable is that?!

Paper Owl Toy

This paper owl toy is designed by Anukun Hamala a graphic designer based in Chiang Mai Thailand. The template can be downloaded for free from his website here. Since the website is in Thai it can be translated in English with the help of Google Translate.

Poketo For Target

Poketo recently collaborated with Target for an exclusive back-to-school collection of totes, wallets, pouches and key chains. "The art we used is from 21 of our artists that we’ve been working with over the past seven years. It’s getting their work out to a bigger audience. It’s colorful and strong, there’s a lot of spirit. We made a conscious decision to not have one pattern on a million things. We used one piece of art for one product." The entire collection can be viewed here.

{1. laptop bag, 2. key chain, 3. wallet, 4. pouch and 5. camera bag}

Thanks, Kayleen.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Christopher Silas Neal

New York based illustrator and designer Christopher Silas Neal is my new favorite. His work has been published in various magazines and featured by Communication Arts, American Illustration, AIGA, Society of Illustrators, Society of Publication Designers, Art Directors Club of Denver, Print Magazine and the New York Times.

Iron Owl Lantern

I came across this super cool website and I couldn't stop browsing their collection of vintage wares with classic industrial feel. Modern50 has some unique, timeless and amazing products to offer at very reasonable prices. There are many things I have my heart set on but this cast iron lantern is to die for!

Thought Of The Day: Loving Heart

"A loving heart is the truest wisdom" by Charles Dickens.

{image via here}

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Owl Themed Party

Brie and Karon of Sugar Coated Events planned this fabulous owl themed birthday party for their son's Noa's 1st birthday. Everything is adorable! I love the idea of wooden vintage lolly cupboard filled with treats. And, how sweet is that cake and cupcakes?!

Back To School Owl Freebie

Merydwen of Delightful Designs created these cute and colorful designs for her son. The printable file includes bookmarks, lunch box love notes and a mini-joke book. Click here to download School is a Hoot collection for free!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Painted Owl Wallpaper

I'd love to cover my walls with this gorgeous wallpaper! It's available exclusively on Anthropologie website.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ben Newman

Bold, fun and colorful prints by Bristol based freelance illustrator Ben Newman.

Tea Towel: Cupcakes And Cards

There is nothing like fun tea towel and accessories to keep you company in the kitchen while you eat or cook. I have a small collection of tea towels which has been missing just the "right" owl print tea towel. This towel by Cupcakes and Cards looks like a winner. I really like this one with hand screen printed towel with adorable different owls on it. Don't you love the winking owl!?

{Lawson Fenning}

Good Morning! I hope you all had a great weekend. I mostly stayed inside, it was hot and humid all weekend long, and the constant drizzling made it even worse. Finally the Sun came out and shined for a few hours which was such a relief. How is the weather on your side of the world?

The images are from new home decor shop in LA, Lawson Fenning (by Joy). The store is owned by Glenn Lawson and Grant Fenning who are also collectors of vintage twentieth century furniture. If you are in the LA area you may want to make a quick stop and take a peek at those gold owls along with the other goodies!