Owls & Googly Eyes

September 23, 2012
I found a couple more owls this week for only $2 each.

They were unmarked. I don't really know what they are made of, maybe some sort of soap stone. I think they are incense burners. I don't think ashtrays, but something has been burned inside.

I took this little runner that I already had with tea staining and a little embroidery...

I ironed some fabric to heat and bond and cut out a little fabric owl to decorate the other side of the runner. He has felt under black button eyes.

I put a little rustic bench on one corner of my kitchen counter top, and put the runner over the bench. This little Carlton teapot is a new find too. I glued some googly eyes on a mini pumpkins and placed it on the teapot.

I added another teapot and pumpkin with googly eyes.

My Northern Pottery white owl and one of the new black ones...

And the other black owl, and a couple more googly eyed mini pumpkins. It's kind of hard to tell, but I put a flame-less tea light in the owls. I think it will show up better at night.

This is how it all came together.

With the two new black owls, I now have nine owls! This is my most unexpected collection.

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  1. Cute vignette! I love owls; they're my new favorite "thing". I have that same little runner with the embroidery!

  2. Very cute corner, love the googly eyed pumpkins. xo

  3. Love your owls, you are so talented,Carlene.

  4. Love your owls! I need an owl for sure. I also love that vintage teapot you found!!

  5. And it came together adorably! Love the pumpkins in a teapot.

  6. I love your owls! They are so cute. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I am hosting a linky party, and would love for you to share these adorable owls. http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-bouquet-of-talent-sunday-linky-party-3.html

    Have a wonderful week. :)

  7. What a cute bunch of googly-eyed owls. Cute runner too.


  8. Carlene: Isn't it amazing. You find maybe two things and pretty soon you have a whole collection that you didn't even know you had. That little pumpkin with the googly eyes in the Carlton teapot is so cute. They all are but he is my favorite. He would make me smile every day..Happy Sunday..Judy

  9. Carlene, I love your goggly eyed pumpkins peeking out of tea pots. I'm going to copy this idea. So clever. Also, very clever to make an owl for the other side of that runner. Your owls are all so cute, and they are so "in" right now. I see them everywhere, but I especially love yours, because they are vintage. laurie

  10. Calene, this vignettte is so darn cute! Love the runner. I usually don't care for googly eyes, but here they work. My grandies would love it! The tea pot is wonderful. My how your owls are growing. What a hoot!

  11. I have to say, that's pretty darn cute! You always have the best ideas!

  12. That is such a cute idea with the squash/pumpkins and the googly eyes! How cute is that!!!??!

  13. What a darling idea! I love the owl runner and the pumpkins'squash are just too cute! My son was giggling at the picture and he told me he liked them. I think maybe he and I will have to make some :)
    Thanks for sharing.


  14. Way too cute! Love the tea pot heads! You're inspiring me. . .

  15. A real cool looking vignette, like how you recycled the linen, and loving the owls and the pumpkin peaking out of the teapot! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  16. This is so fun!! You are always so clever.

  17. The owls are so cute! Nice vignette, Carlene! I took a look at your mantel too and the china is beautiful!

  18. So cute! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  19. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I just love your awesome owls. :)

  20. Super cute! Love the use of the silver pots in your vignette!

  21. Sandra@ Beneath this roof, Within these WallsOctober 2, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Adorable! I picked up a couple of little owls the other day at a yard sale, they were just too cute! I certainly do NOT need another collection of anything, but if I stop with two, I can't call it a collection, right?? I think three is a collection, then I would be lost. Nope, not another one--except that yours are soooo cute---

  22. Very cute! Love the little runner:@)


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