Antique Owl

Beady eyed bird looking for collectables and design stuff

Love this awesome post by Mirror with a Memory about an amazing find in amongst little trinkets, goes to show it really is worth being beady eyed. What a beautiful object!


When I’m out antiquing, I often spend a lot of time looking at small trinkets. The urge to comb through the tiniest of treasures must have transferred from my other hobby of building and decorating dollhouses. If a large tin full of buttons looks promising, I’ll take the time to examine each one. Recently, this practice paid off. I found something that wasn’t a button at all.

It was a watch; a weird watch, similar in size to a clear glass marble. I asked the dealer how much it was. I was afraid it’d be expensive, as cool watches almost always are. The dealer had no idea it was in the button tin. In fact, she had never seen it before. “Five bucks,” she said. Then, she grabbed it and hastily twisted the little crown around. “I wish it worked.”

That wasn’t a deal breaker for me. Its unique appearance…

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