Antique Owl

Beady eyed bird looking for collectables and design stuff

Tag Archives: ceramic

Scandinavian Design by Taschen

I bought this beautiful book some time ago, and it’s one of those lovely things which I pull out every once in a while and dip into. Now, I have … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lifestyle, Hitchin

Hitchin is a great place to search out little vintage collectables and nicnacks, there’s an array of charity shops which always seem to be laden, and a few good little … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Antiques of the future? Hannah Turner ceramics

I’ve always got an eye out for Skandi-style ceramics and, on Christmas shopping in Liberty  a couple of years ago I came across these absolutely gorgeous birds which I fell … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Owling abroad, Frida Fraenka, Reykjavik

Oh wow. Its rare that I get so enthusiastic about an antiques store; here in the UK they can sometimes seem like dusty cold and miserable places run by people … Continue reading

November 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Vintage fun and thrifting finds in Bath

We recently spent a couple of days in Bath, by way of a mini summer holiday break and for our wedding anniversary. We have been there before and I have … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · 4 Comments

Wedding thrifting

I cant entirely believe I’m writing this but last Sunday was my and my husband’s first wedding anniversary! I’m not entirely sure how a year can have passed so quickly … Continue reading

August 8, 2012 · 4 Comments

Japan owling – Part 2

I did fall in love with one little shop in Kyoto so much that I felt it warranted it’s own little blog post, all to itself! On a damp morning … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · 4 Comments

Japan Owling – Part 1

You may have noticed that the owl has been pretty quiet over the past couple of weeks. That’s because we have been owling… on the other side of the world! … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

1959 Royal Copenhagen Wall plaque, Piet Hein

Over the past few weeks I’ve been picking up interesting bits and pieces from various places, including eBay. I was searching for Royal Copenhagen ceramics to try and feed my … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

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