Trending: Owls

November 19, 2012

Our orders from the October market are beginning to trickle in. We just opened the one above and a light bulb went off. OWLS! We have been seeing owls everywhere lately.

The white and black owl vase is for Margaret’s porch.  Can you think of a better way to bring some seasonality into your porch than to incorporate some “wildlife?”  Throw some seasonal stems or greenery in there and you’re all set.  We are all busy enough; don’t overthink it?

Next, remember these from the Temple St. Clair event at Croghan’s?

Temple St. Clair
Some of Temple St. Clair’s newly premiered owl pieces…
Don’t you just love the pops of sparkle?

We are thinking that owls might even become a bit of a classic like the foo dog.  We can recall seeing them in fashion over the past few years.  Marc Jacobs had a great collection back in the 2009/2010 years.  And now, owls have emerged in the interior design world.  Margaret has always said that interiors follow fashion.  Case and point…owls.  Another of Margaret’s pearls of wisdom is that the European color trends have traditionally hit the US later.  We learned recently from our Romo rep that as a European company, they bring to the US within a couple of months.  How very exciting!  Where were we?

Last but not least, King Street’s window shopping landscape has welcomed some exciting new neighbors.  Kate Spade opened up a little while back.  Lululemon renovated the old Sarah Anne’s this spring.  (For those of you who didn’t shop for children’s clothes in the 80s and 90s, Sarah Anne’s was the place to get all the sweet fineries.)  Our J. Crew was bumped up to a more premier status so they, too, revamped the interior of the store and now receive a more unique and exclusive inventory.  Most recently, Anthropologie brought fresh life to the old Kerrison’s department store building where e happened upon these when we were out and about.

Hand Towel
Anthropologie Owl Hand Towel
Owl Pottery
Anthropologie Owl Canister

There you have it.  We are always looking with eyes open to see what’s out there.  You can rest assured that you will be the first to know.