Little critters in our home…

So I hate/am afraid of birds in real life but for the last several years, I’ve been totally obsessed with abstract images of them. The important word there being abstract. There is something so beautiful and modern about the silhouette of a bird. You can see my obsession infused all over our house…

Can you find the bird?

wall decal in the nursery

tea towels

bird figurine I got for $5 at the Chiasso warehouse sale

In the past year though, I’ve found myself being drawn to a different kind of bird..the owl. It is not beautiful like the bird but there’s something about an abstract owl that is just so charming!

owl wall decal in the nursery

I’ve actually been eyeing this owl tea cup at Anthropologie for a while but for some reason, was unwilling to pay $12 for it. I went recently and it was marked down to $2.99 and it came home with me that day. Every time I reach for a pen, I can’t help but smile…why does it look so friendly?

Do you have any critters in your home?



  1. i TOTALLY agree with you on the “abstract” part… and i do agree that owls are extra special.. when you visit sf you’ll see!

  2. ooh…you have owls too?? :)

  3. oh i bought janine those owl teacups and matching teapot for her birthday once. they’re so cute.

  4. maybe it looks friendly because it’s cross-eyed :]

  5. yes i’ve come a long way with birds.. you’d be proud :)

  6. hey, i have the same owl cup + set in brown! i got it as a gift (not from sunny though ;)).

    if you find yourself wanting to complete (and by that, i mean add one cup and one teapot) the set, check here:

  7. … how come i don’t see these birds when i’m over?

  8. you’re not paying attention biggie! they are everywhere!

  9. the owl is SO adorable! I would be smiling too =)

  10. love the owl! i think you’d like the lesportsac paradise print…

  11. hahaaha hate em, but strange obsession with em huh.. i like the decal on the light switch

  12. The owl decal and the owl cup….I want an owl cup and an owl decal too!

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  13. i luv the owl decal.. where can i buy one of those?

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