Hoot Hoot

Monday, November 09, 2009

Back in the early 2000’s I was a sorority chick. I picked Chi Omega because the girls were nice and liked to consume adult beverages on a nightly basis. I didn’t go through formal rush, so I wasn’t aware of all of the houses colors, flowers and symbols.

When I landed in Chi Omega, I was disappointed to learn that the symbols and flowers consisted of owls, skull & crossbones, carnations and finally the colors yellow & red (or more formally known as cardinal & straw). At the time, all of these things were sooo passé.

In the last five years, things have changed. While yellow & red will most likely never be in style, carnations are back, skull & crossbones are cool and finally owls are taking over the fashion & accessories world. I just can’t walk past an owl decoration without thinking of those scary owls in the Chi Omega house. Here are some of my favorite owls I’ve recently seen.

Hostess with the Mostess has two memorable owl-themed posts. The first is how to make some adorable owl stirs, while the second is an owl-themed baby shower.

So yes, I own this owl from a Sake set (above), but it’s just so cute and from my favorite store – Anthropologie. I also love the Antho owl jewelry.

I know that some of my Kappa friends that read this blog (hi Sprys!) also cherished the owl during their sorority days. If you are planning an owl reunion party, try the owl place cards from Paper Source (right).

I’m not sure if this owl spotted on the Décor 8 blog is spooky or spectacular, but welcome your sorority sisters to your new house with an owl umbrella stand.

This is a must have on my bridal registry – an owl pitcher. I can’t wait for an alumni tailgate to fill this little hooter up with keg beer!

All my Chi Omega readers knew I would be that crazy, owl-lovin’ alum. We all just didn’t think it would happen this soon!

(Photo Sources: Owls in a Tree, Anthropologie, Paper Source)