|Owl planters, 90 cents _Impact Thrift Montgomeryville.|
Plump brass owl $2_Impact Thrift Hatboro.
1970's vintage owl with flowers, $1.40_2nd Ave.
Miniature ceramic owl, 25 cents_Impact Thrift Montgomeryville.
Crafters, thrifters and vintage enthusiasts have been hunting owls for personal collections, re-selling and up-cycling for some time. A case-in-point example: a basic search of the word “owls” on Etsy yields nearly 59,000 results.
But what is the allure of the owl?
Is it his seeming passivity, just hanging out hootin’ on a branch?
Is it the slow, deliberate movements when he stalks his prey?
Is it his stumpy, feathered body that attracts such a secondhand following?
The world may never know.
But we certainly want to.
What are your thrifted owl experiences? Have your owl sightings been scarce?
Why the owl? Does the Western symbolism of the wise old owl have any connection to their vintage appeal?
And how many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?
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