World of Owls
Collection of Owls
Garden of Owls
My Collection of Owls
I have been collecting owls for more than 20 years. It began with a pendant for a necklace that I brought back from a holiday in Greece as a souvenir. A short time later my husband bought a little toy owl from the flea market and I put it into my type case, where I collected little figures. Soon another one joined and all my friends began bringing owls to every occasion. And so I started collecting owls. Meanwhile, the owls have spread all over the house and the garden. They are in type cases and on shelves. I have got owls as bookmarks, pieces of jewellery, key-rings... You'll find them on my t-shirts, cups, towels, writing paper... By now, I have collected about 1950 owls.
I collect owls of all kinds and of all materials, they are made of clay, china, glass, wood, metal, plush..... I like mostly owls that are unique, for example owls created by my kids.
Meanwhile, the space is limited. Therefore, I collect all kinds of jewellery which I fasten to ribbons that are embroidered with owls and that take little space. I own approximately 250 different pieces of jewellery in the form of lockets, brooches, rings, ear-drops and ear-rings.
Also postage-stamps are objects which require little space. I have got approximately 160 stamps from different countries which all show owls. Also every article and every story about owls are cut out carefully and are filed.
In the course of the time I also began to be interested in the life of the owls in nature. Unfortunately you can't watch these night birds often. I am always glad when I see a barn owl flying in the twilight or when I can listen to the call of a tawny owl at night in the springtime. Some years ago my husband bought a stuffed barn owl. Meanwhile, a complete collection of stuffed owls with all 13 species that can be found in Europe belongs to me.