Vintage Thingies Thursday - My Kitschy Owl Trivets

>> Thursday, February 18, 2010

I don't have a ton of vintage goodies this week, but I did find these cute owl trivets at Salvation Army- note the $1.79 price tag. All blue tags were 50% off the day I was there, so I got them for $1.79 total. Not bad considering I've been on an owl kick lately and scoping these exact sort of trivets out on Etsy and pricing them between $5 and $15 plus shipping!

A couple of coats of leftover white spray paint, since I'm not a fan of brass, and they're good to go!

Not sure where their final resting place will be in my kitchen, I keep moving them around. But I love them! :)

Linking up to VTT over at the Coloradolady.


Kendall at Finesse Your Nest February 18, 2010 at 10:54 AM  

Those little owls are SO cute! It's amazing what white spray paint can do isn't it? They looked like 70's relics before, and now they are completely current! They look like something you would find at West Elm. I love them!

P. February 18, 2010 at 10:59 AM  

When I saw the first picture, I was thinking "I think I would paint them white." Then I scrolled down and voila! They're so cute!

GardenofDaisies February 18, 2010 at 11:07 AM  

I really like the owls spray painted white. And they look so nice against the green tiles. :-) I was just looking at some of your previous posts... so the green was in the kitchen and the bathroom... I actually really kinda like the green. So much better than the bubblegum pink I had before we re-did the bathroom.

Laura February 18, 2010 at 11:19 AM  

Nice job with the spray paint! These are really too cute for words!

Tara Beaulieu February 18, 2010 at 11:20 AM  

Oooh, West Elm, Kendall? I'm that good huh? LOL!

Too funny, P- well they do say great minds think alike, right?

GardenofDaisies- my grandmother's house (now my mom's house) is the bubblegum pink version of my bathroom. Still with original medicine cabinet, light fixture with electrical outlet in it (that no modern plugs fit into) and sink/countertop with chrome legs!

I don't mind the green in the kitchen, it's just the horrible green bathroom that has to go- yes this was a verrrrrry dated house when we bought it! Slowly but surely, we'll get there with it!

Mrs. P. February 18, 2010 at 11:22 AM  

What a great idea to paint them white!! Looks great!!


Maureen February 18, 2010 at 12:00 PM  

Before I even scrolled down I thought...hmmm....I would paint those white! Lol!

Susan Helene Gottfried February 18, 2010 at 12:12 PM  

Maybe I'm nuts, but I think they're cute.

ClassyChassy February 18, 2010 at 12:48 PM  

I have a fondness for owls too - I have a porcelain owl listed on my Dark Horse Primitives etsy shop that you might find amusing! Owls are COOL!

Ann Creek February 18, 2010 at 1:43 PM  

I think they look really good in white. They look perfect where you have them, but like me you will probably move them around frequently. Thank you for visiting my blog.
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Postcardy February 18, 2010 at 2:08 PM  

They are such an interesting shape, but personally I like the brass better than white paint.

Diann @ The thrifty Groove February 18, 2010 at 2:50 PM  

I love that you spray paited them white! they look wonderful.

Have a great day!

Mee2 February 18, 2010 at 3:10 PM  

Very cute! I like that you're using them for decorations. I think both sets of grandparents had a bunch of those things. I bet the grandma that is still living could make a killing by selling all of the vintage stuff she owns.

Campbell Jane February 18, 2010 at 4:32 PM  

Nice score on the owls! So cute!

CollectIn Texas Gal February 18, 2010 at 5:58 PM  

Don't you just love a Bargin for a Bargin! Two for the price of one...can't beat that! My wouldn't they look Hooooty on something black! Great find.

Coloradolady February 18, 2010 at 7:05 PM  

These are so cute and I just love them painted, what a wonderful idea. I might have passed them up being brass...but now, I love how they look painted....great job! Have a great VTT!

LV February 18, 2010 at 7:20 PM  

You featuring the trivets tyoday was a great idea. Not many as cute as these owls.

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique February 18, 2010 at 7:20 PM  

Love the Owls! I was a Kappa way back in the day and owls was one of our symbols!!

Jennifer February 18, 2010 at 7:51 PM  

They look SO much better painted white!

Serendipity Handmade February 18, 2010 at 8:44 PM  

Those are TOTALLY cute! Happy VTT.

CC February 18, 2010 at 9:26 PM  

I liked them before,but I really like them painted white..,but then..I love the real thing too.
Happy VTT..

Beth February 18, 2010 at 10:41 PM  

The little owls are so cute! Thanks for sharing them for VTT!

Marina February 18, 2010 at 10:53 PM  

I love the owls, even more after you painted them white!!!

My Owl Barn February 19, 2010 at 12:54 AM  

Wow! What a deal great for these cuties!

Debbie February 19, 2010 at 4:01 AM  

The trivets are fantastic and what a deal. I remember when owls were so popular in the 70s. A friend of my mom's had a huge collection.

eilandkind/islandchild February 19, 2010 at 8:21 AM  

I also like them in white, you did a good job!
I thought it is really funny how they mark things, why 79 and not 75 or 80!
You would think that they wouldn't want to be bothered with giving odd change, anyway, good find for you!

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