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    Default Why are owls so popular this year?

    I've noticed a lot of owls on kids stuff - clothes, bags, blankets, etc., and even on some women's clothes. I'm not always up on popular culture, so I'm wondering if there's a reason it's so popular this season? Kid's movie, popular character or something? Or is it just a random decision on the part of the retail industry to start a new trend?
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    there is some movie coming out
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    There is a movie coming out....Legend of the Guardians.

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    They've been gaining in popularity for the past few years too. Maybe a trickle down effect from Harry Potter? My DS' baby swing had owls on it.

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    Owls are everywhere! I agree that it's been happening over a few years, and almost always in the Fall. Halloween/winter thing perhaps. Must be something aboutthe symmetry of an owl's face and what you can do with that. My fave of the bazillion owl clothes this season is the H&M owl dress - too cute!
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    Default Owls Outside

    When I first read this I was thinking that you were talking about owls outside. We currently have two owls in the neighborhood. It is pretty neat when we take our nightly walks to hear them.
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    Thanks for satisfying my curiosity about the movie coming out. I actually think the owls are cute, just wondering where this trend came from.
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    I actually got a Kissy Kissy footed sleeper for my newborn as a gift that has an owl on it. I thought it was a strange choice to put on clothes for an infant!
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    I had not noticed that owls are popular now, but I have two thoughts aside from the movie (which is probably a big factor for the kid-related stuff). First, I have noticed that print fabrics with little birds on a branch/on a tree are very popular, first in baby prints and then elsewhere. Maybe owls are an off-shoot of that. Kind of like this http://www.amazon.com/Little-Tree-Pi.../dp/B002RWMMKK

    Second, maybe it's cyclical. Owls were very popular in the mid-1970's... I remember many dresses and embrodiery things with owls, macrame owl deorations (my mom had several), stained glass owls, etc. Seriously, my mom doesn't care a... dare I say it?... doesn't care a hoot about decor, but I remember many owl-themed items in my house as a young child.
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    Quote Originally Posted by american_mama View Post
    I had not noticed that owls are popular now, but I have two thoughts aside from the movie (which is probably a big factor for the kid-related stuff). First, I have noticed that print fabrics with little birds on a branch/on a tree are very popular, first in baby prints and then elsewhere. Maybe owls are an off-shoot of that. Kind of like this http://www.amazon.com/Little-Tree-Pi.../dp/B002RWMMKK

    Second, maybe it's cyclical. Owls were very popular in the mid-1970's... I remember many dresses and embrodiery things with owls, macrame owl deorations (my mom had several), stained glass owls, etc. Seriously, my mom doesn't care a... dare I say it?... doesn't care a hoot about decor, but I remember many owl-themed items in my house as a young child.

    You're right! I remember macrame owls in my childhood.

    Honestly, I love the sparrow and owl themes right now. I find them really cute. If I had found that bedding last year, it would be in DS's bedroom right now.

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