Friday, July 12, 2013

Owls, Owls Everywhere

One of my favorite things about my home is the pair of screech owls who sing to each other each winter outside of my bedroom window in the winter.   It's summer now, and uncomfortably hot and humid outside so no owl song for me tonight, but I am seeing owls everywhere lately--in fashion, home decor, garden design.  Maybe it's just me.

The owl has long been the embodiment of the mysterious.  With it's nocturnal lifestyle, huge eyes and haunting song, how could it not be?  Every culture seems to have an owl tradition.  In Greek mythology, the owl is sacred to Athena, goddess of wisdom and war.  In Celtic mythology Blodeuwedd was turned into an owl for her treachery against Lleu, the Many Skilled.  Among the Aborigines of Australia, owls represent the souls of women (bats are the souls of men).

Whatever the reason, if you love owls, now is a great time to add them to your decor--they're EVERYWHERE!

Duvet Cover--urbanaccentshome
Larger Image
Eagle Owl silkscreen print
Silkscreen Print--Verity James

Owl Table Lamp - Gunmetal/Natural
Owl Lamp West Elm

1 comment:

  1. Always loved them, and definitely taking advantage of the trend! :)