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May 17, 2011

It is a Parliament

Although West Elm wrongly referred to a group of owls as a flock in their online description (the collective noun for a group of owls is a parliament), I still long for one of their glazed ceramic owls.

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BUT even though I was in a West Elm store last week (while in Houston), fondling all of the merchandise, I exercised restraint and did not buy an owl (or three).  Even with Hubby following me around cawing, "put on a bird in it!"  I never should have shown him the video, he loves it too much. 

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  1. Haha! I've seen that! Isn't it hysterical and also dead true! Hahaha thanks for sharing again! <3

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  2. Seriously funny.

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  3. My mom collects owls, she would love those!
    Thanks for sharing the video - I have never seen before, very funny!

    Niki @ http://little-quaint-moments-and-memories.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  4. I am a sucker for anything with owls on it. I probably own far too much owl jewellery than can be considered normal. I am not sure if you get Laura Ashley where you are but they are selling gorgeous little owl-shaped kitchen utensil holders!

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  5. Oh, dear. I totally gave in to these two.
    They're named Inigo and Fezzik:) And they make my saturated-trend heart happy!

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  6. Doesn't West Elm have great accessories? Love the owls. We got a clear glass Blenko owl for the store, but I think Jenn snagged it. She's a sucker for owls too. And then there's my addiction to Oiva Toikka birds, which are so expensive that I'm tempted to plot illegal activities to engage in so I can afford them. What is it with birds? Oh...and I never knew that an assemblage of owls was called a parliament. Now see what you've done? I have to go research that and see why! :) (Have I mentioned that I have a research addiction too?)

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  7. I LOVE your attention to detail. I wouldn't have noticed: flock vs parliament? Learning something new every day!

    I haven't been to WE lately - I even try not to flip through their catalogs! Too much temptation, because their stuff is awesome!!

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  8. Hi Starlet - the temptation IS huge. The store, I hadn't been in one previously, is styled to perfection. They must mist the air with desire.

    Dana: I definitely didn't spot a Blenko owl! Rats. I love owls - my grandma has a gorgeous white owl that I lust for.

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  9. Those are cute! I've been wanting one of the vintage white owl umbrella holders to put by the front door. Saw some on Etsy that I may just have to buy (they are replicas, but really sweet ones)

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  10. P.S. I learned something new-had no idea it was called that.

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  11. Oh gosh - I've been wanting a vintage owl umbrella holder too!!! Let's think positive thoughts and maybe we can both score a good deal somewhere.

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  12. West Elm always gets me with their accessories. Good for you for resisting!

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  13. i love how you know it's called a "parliament!" at least it's an owl and not a mockingbird?

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