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We’ve Got An Owl Epidemic Here

September 24, 2013

It all started so small. An owl figurine here… an owl figurine there. Next thing I knew… there were over 30 owls in the house.

Let me start at the beginning. My name is Emily, and I have a problem. I am addicted to owls.

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To be honest, I believe my mother started my addiction. When I was younger, she gifted me with the above set of owl figurines – they were her mother’s originally. I loved them, and grew to love the elegant bird who could spot a mouse running through a field in the night.

Somehow I have amassed a meaningful collection. I can tell you when they were acquired, and who gave them to me. They’re literally all over the house.

They occupy my desk:IMG_3384IMG_3385 IMG_3386 IMG_3387

They occupy my fireplace mantle:IMG_3388

Fun Fact: I drew this myself! Why? Because I love owls.

Fun Fact: I drew this myself! Why? Because I love owls.

They occupy my nightstand:

IMG_3390And help us keep time:

Fun Fact: I bought this at a store called Accipiter in Raleigh, North Carolina!

Fun Fact: I bought this at a store called Accipiter in Raleigh, North Carolina!

You never know when an owl may be the nightlight in the guest bathroom

IMG_3392 They help us drink wine:IMG_3393 and have delicious cookies:IMG_3394 IMG_3397When I was in college, I joined Chi Omega, a sorority whose mascot happened to be (you guessed it!) an owl! So I feel justified in my collection for several reasons.

The best thing about my collection is that a lot of my owls were gifts. My friends have brought me owl from Albania, France, London, Paris, Germany, and all over the US. Every time someone gives me a new owl I get excited because it means my friends see something and it reminds them of me.

What have you found yourself collecting? How’d you get into it?

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  • Reply Nancy September 24, 2013 at 14:59

    Yeah, yeah, yeah…blame your addiction on me. My mom did love owls, and whenever she saw something in the newspaper she thought I needed to see, she would send it to me and call herself, “Owl eye,” instead of “Eagle eye.”. Fun fact I bet you didn’t know. I dont seem to collect anything except dust bunnies right now…

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