I found this gorgeous gal at Target last weekend in the dollar section at the front of the store. Seriously, I try to avoid that section like I do the lady at the perfume counter, otherwise I get drawn into spending money I wasn't planning on. However, her big white ceramic eyes drew me in and it was love at first sight. She was intended to be a pen and pencil holder but I thought she should be promoted to a vase. The beautiful flowers were a free throw together from my garden, and they adorn her head like a floral crown.
Ahhhh, isn't she fabulous? I know everyone is currently on the owl craze (including myself) but for me owls actually have a deeper meaning. As a little girl we would go to our family farm on the weekends. After dinner my grandfather would take us on "owl hunts" where we would look for owls up high in the trees. He referred to our owl hunts as "broomstick safaris". This was because he would make us carry brooms to protect ourselves if they swooped down towards us. With my grandfather gone now, I often think of these memories and laugh. My new lil' vase is a sweet reminder of him. That alone was enough of a reason to spend $2.50 on her.
What about you guys? Any good cheap finds lately? Do tell.