What’s white, ceramic and cost less than a couple of tall nonfat lattes at Starbucks? This guy! A quick swing by TJ Maxx a few weekends ago in search of sweet deals on baby garb proved to be a lucky duck kind of trip for more than just the Bean. Tucked among a slew of Halloween décor (hooray for soon-to-be-here fall holidays!) sat this tiny owl baby, all wide-eyed and quiet, just waiting for his new family to pick him up and take him home. We certainly didn’t hop in the store with plans to add another flyer to our family, but this guy was just too cute to pass up. He’s a bird for one thing (love), white and ceramic (love love) and one of those rare holiday items that’s totally acceptable to leave out and about all year long. Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself. The fact that we snagged him for such a great deal was just icing on the cake (these super cute owls at West Elm sell for double and triple what we paid for our guy). Oh yes, and we’ve named him Hoot, in case you were wondering.
So here’s to another member of our fine-feathered aviary (my combination obsession with inanimate birds and white ceramic household items is pretty uncontrollable at this point). Right now he’s looking pretty dapper atop our armoire in the living room, though I’m sure he’ll make the rounds before settling on a favorite perch. Wherever he ends up, Hoot is sure to keep us smiling. Just look at that face.
Have you scored any great deals on home décor lately? Any fun, quirky pieces that you fell in love with at first sight? And what’s your stance on holiday-related accessories? Are there any favorite holiday pieces that you love so much they stay out all year? Let’s hear it!