Living Room Pets

The Owl and the Pussycat

I picked up a couple of new accessories for the end tables in the living room.

The Owl…
The Owl (a vintage cookie jar)…

…and the Pussycat
…and the Pussycat.

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  • amy purple
    April 7, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Do any of your cats spy on you? Our littlest, Michi, has to have us in view at all times. We’ll often catch her peeking around the corner at us. She likes to think she’d hiding but she does a terrible job at it.

    I love the owl cookie jar! Did you paint it or did it come white?

  • decor8 Holly
    April 7, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    I love love love that owl. Did you see mine that I blogged about today because I’m thinking yours is Oscar’s little bro.

  • Kwana
    April 7, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    The owl is wonderful! I love how the cat is spying him.

  • phoenixc
    April 7, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    I’ve been seeing wise ol’ owls everywhere of late! This one is great. :)

  • Lili
    April 7, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    I need an owl! Great find!

  • Jules
    April 7, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Cute! Funny you picked up a pussycat. It’s just like the adorable baby boy I scored with my dining table and ugly chairs. ;)

  • Making it Lovely
    April 7, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Jules, it must be the economy. Sellers these days are willing to include ANYTHING to seal the deal. ;)

    Holly, I love Oscar! And Amy, it was white already (that’s probably why I was drawn to it).

  • Renovation Therapy
    April 7, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    My cat lives for drawers…and has trapped herself behind them. Silly kitty.

  • Paul
    April 7, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Where do you get those rad vase arrangements?

  • Luka
    April 7, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    I’m blown away you can keep that bird figurine on the table where your cat is. My two cats would have that on the ground or have taken it off as their kill.

  • lindsey @ coveiter
    April 7, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Oh wow! I LOVE that owl! What a great find!
    (notice the use of excessive exclamation points!)


  • Kylie
    April 7, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Love the owl, but more importantly where did you get that gorgeous little pink vase? I think I need it…. no, I know I need it! Love it all Nicole. :)

  • Sarah
    April 8, 2008 at 12:31 am

    They are both gorgeous! But I think I love the little kitty cat the best :)

  • European Girl
    April 8, 2008 at 2:44 am

    I loooove the cat in the drawer. Good place to hide. :-) And the owl looks so sophisticated!

  • Jackie
    April 8, 2008 at 4:38 am

    Does the vintage cookie jar have any cookies in it? If so, isn’t Murphy interested?

    Have sent you a couple of emails enquiring about you doing some design work on my blog, but haven’t receieved a reply yet. Not sure if this is because you’re not keen (fair enough!) or because you haven’t received them. Am having terrible computer problems at the moment. Sorry to hassle you, but I just love your stuff!


  • Anna @ D16
    April 8, 2008 at 6:04 am

    Cats are so funny. I wish I could have one, but my husband is horribly allergic. I had cats growing up, and they were always finding the weirdest, most uncomfortable-looking spots to curl up in.

    (I want to know your source for dried flowers, too!)

  • lindsay
    April 8, 2008 at 6:27 am

    Love the photo sets! Where did you get the oatmeal color sofa? I really like it!

  • luuve
    April 8, 2008 at 9:06 am

    yeah the owl is sooo sweet looking…owls remind me of my late granny :)…soo sophisticated and they just go with ANY decor…and this one is just fantastic :) (i looove how your cat wants to KILL it though lol sooo cute! lol)

    and the little billy buttons are soo adorable..ive seen them in many different little vases in your home…where did you get them..they would be a great little spring flower for my kitchen :)

  • Caitlin @ C³
    April 8, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Cute owl, and cute kitty cat!

    Side note: I like the ad for much better than the printer ad. Much more on topic with your blog. ^_^

  • Erin
    April 9, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Oooh I love the owl…cute yet sophisticated! Also where did you get that pillow with the thick stripes?

  • Making it Lovely
    April 10, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Erin, the pillow was from Anthropologie.

    The little pink vase was from Target’s first Global Bazaar collection a couple of years ago.

    Lindsay, the couch is Room and Board’s Jasper.

    For everyone that wants the dried billy buttons, you can find them at!

  • Kath
    April 16, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Now I have the childhood poem stuck in my head …

    “The owl and the pussycat went to sea…”

  • melissa
    October 24, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    OMG! I have that same cookie jar! I bought it at an antique mall. Only difference is that mine is avocado green and brown! How funny and what a small world!

  • katie
    January 12, 2009 at 12:13 am

    I love the owl, I have some in my kitchen. There is a great Etsy shop for owls.. I bought a utensil holder and a little box I use for spices, super cute.

  • Nina
    January 13, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    I have the same owl, in brown and black. He sits on my desk and gives me that stare when I’m not working. Apparently they’re quite the collectible. I found one one Ebay going for several hundred (yes hundred) dollars. Figure that out!

  • Lola
    February 27, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    I love the owl, but i must say i like the pussycat the best.
    Pets definitely turn a house into (a welcoming) home.

    We have two cats… and two dogs as well!

  • sara sh. & mohammad sa.
    April 2, 2009 at 11:30 am

    The owl and the pussy went to see on a beautiful big green boat they took some honey and a plenty of money rap tap on a five pound note the owl looked up to the stars above and sang to the small guitar the pussy is lovely oh pussy my love what a beautiful pussy u are.pussy said to the owl your elegant foul how charming sweet you sing so lets get married so long we’ve carried but what shell we do for the riiiiiiiiing.

  • Jill Marie
    August 4, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    oh my goodness….i love the cookie jar!!!

  • Stacy Ash
    October 23, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    I really want that owl.

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