Friday, March 9, 2012

Collection: Vintage Posters







{National Savings owl poster Harry Stevens, Post Office Savings Bank Daphe Padden, National Saving "Every Little Helps", Daphne Padden Owl Party travel poster, Piatti Owl Joy Piatti, 1960,  Victor Galbraith Owl, Owl Mystery Tours Royston Cooper - via1950's The Wise Bird Flies TWA Airlines via}

I'll wrap up this week with these wonderful collection of vintage owl posters. Some of these are rare and are highly sought after by collectors. Do you collect vintage posters?  If you wish to share your favorites then leave a link in the comment, I'd love to see. Take care and see you on Monday. Have a great weekend! 

P.S. Don't forget to take a peak at the recent "Owlsome Deal" and save over 50% on the vanity case.

Wild Things





These dresses by Wild Things make me smile.

Freebie: Note Card


Today's freebie is this printable owl note card by Heather from River & Bridge Designs. To download click here.

Mac and Ninny

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Mac and Ninny is a UK based brand who just recently launched over 60 different bookplates designs and labels at Top Drawer 2012 in Earls Court, London. The lion, penguin and owl from their 'Smiley Animals' range of self adhesive bookplates and they hit the store this week! You can view all the designs on their website and follow their blog for updates on their beautiful products.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Papinee Animalia

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Papinee is a collaboration of international designers that offers a fascinating range of cushions, stationery, home decor and accessories for children and adults.

"Animalia is a collection of animals from all over the world: from England (Owl) to Japan (Cat), from Mexico (Monkey) to India (Starfish), each Animalia draws cultural, design and historical inspiration from each corresponding country".



I love all the animals in the range but I am blown away by the beautiful owl design. Available on tote bag, cushion, pouch and more. To view more goodies go here.

Coral and Tusk: Pocket Doll



Have you seen these new pocket dolls by Coral & Tusk? The pocket doll collection has four animal designs - owl, fox, rabbit and bear, that are completely embroidered in front and back. Each animal doll comes with a removable objects in their pocket like owl with binoculars, fox with camera, rabbit with suitcase and bear with catapult.

Owl Lamps

Owl Ceramic Table Lamp - Shades of Light

The Fraser Owl Lamp Base - Graham and Green

I think both of the lamps are gorgeous! But if I had to pick one, I'd go with the top one. I think it would look great with my home decor. Which one do you like more?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Jonathan Smith


Jonathan Smith has been a ceramic artist for over 35 years and has worked with number of brands like Wedgwood, Tiffany (New York) , Royal Worcester and Jamie Oliver. Now he has started designing his products for himself and selling them on Folksy shop. He made this adorable retro style inspired owl salt & pepper shaker set. He was inspired by the owls that were made at Hornsea pottery and designed by John Clappison who Jonathan worked with at Hornsea.  After many test and experiments he succeeded in producing a wonderful semi matt rustic glaze in green and a mustard yellow. Jonathan loves English slip trailing, so he hand decorated the owls eyes using the traditional techniques that makes each owl unique.

Oreo, Oreo, Oreo



I just came across these sweet creations made by Oreo fans on Facebook. How sweet is that owl?

Mario and Sandra Isaksson: Woodland


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Sandra Isaksson designed kid's bedding collection "Woodland" for a Swedish fabric company Mairo. The collection features adorable forest creatures - owls and foxes with mid century inspired leaf patterns. The design is available on bib, apron, cushions bed sheets, blanket, fabric and more. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tad Carpenter and Case Mate: Iphone Cases

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Tad Carpenter is an illustrator and designer currently living in Kansas City, Missouri. He partnered with Case Mate to design these iphone cases in his signature whimsical designs and vibrant colors.

Add a little personality and style to your gadget with these 6 designs - Whale Tales, Bugs and Birds, Flowers, All Smiles, Heards of Birds and Owl Forest.  My favorite is (you guessed it) Owl Forest. Which one do you like the most?


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Stuf is a brand of artful plush dolls created by a team of talented artists and designers.The use of the high contrasting colors, geometric patterns and shapes make these dolls so cool and unique.

The "Bird Stuf" collection is inspired by our feathered friends and is so much fun! The line has a total of 5 bird dolls - yellowbird, robin, finch, flycatcher and bluebird - with the latest addition of the beautiful owl. The owl will be released in May but it can be pre-ordered here.

Owlsome Deal - Vanity Case 50% off

Regular price: $35
Owlsome deal price: $16.00

Kate Garey is an designer, artist and crafter based in the UK. She studied fine art and textiles at The Sixth Form College Farnborough and in 2008 established her brand website kategarey.comQuirky, cute, wonderful things has been her inspiration in creating the wide range of unique products. Her work has been featured in many magazines such as Easy Living, The Lady and Bliss.

Her limited edition handbags are rapidly gaining popularity and becoming the most sought after product due to their whimsical nature.

Artist's statement: "All my products are beautifully made with quality fabrics. I want my brand to appeal to a person's fun side as well as the bold prints and colours to make a fashion statement".

Kate has offered her "Moonlight Owls Vanity Case" for the Owlsome  Deal to My Owl Barn readers at over 50% off! The bag measure 22x18x10cm and has a little handle on top for easy toting. It's made with high quality fabrics and animal friendly materials. The bag will make a great gift to yourself or a gift to your mom for Mother's dayTo purchase, click the Add to Cart button below.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Whimsical Wedding in the Woods





I love everything about Nichole and Jeff's whimsical wedding in the woods of Big Sur, CA. They wanted their wedding to feel like a joyful picnic attended by their closest friends and family. Nichole and Jeff both are artist and love to shop at thrift stores so most of the vintage dishes, mugs and decorations for the wedding were either collected or made by them.

They incorporated tons of fun elements in their wedding that reflected their personalities like hand crafted mushroom decorations, animal masks and lots and lots of vintage owls. "Since we both love animals and also collect vintage owl and deer items, those had to be in the wedding too!"








My favorite has to be the amazing owl tree. "The owl tree was the biggest project that we accomplished together. We wanted a unique way for guests to find their seat and also give them a small remembrance to take home with them that they actually might hang onto".

The theme, the location, attention to details, color scheme and use of charming vintage things all of it make this wedding so much fun and unique that's far from traditional.