Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lucky Dip


One of my absolute pet peeves about Op Shops is the way that they write directly on objects with permanent marker, or use lots of icky yucky sticky tape that leaves a horrible residue all over things.

Stickytaping the lid shut on any type of boardgame fits into the abovementioned category!

When I spotted this little beauty (securely stickytaped of course), all I could do was shake the box, guess what was inside, pay the $2, and hope for the best.


I found it well over a month ago, but it somehow went from the back of my car and ended up in the garage?

On Sunday, I finally cut open the stickytape and was ready for the big reveal.....





Now what on earth am I going to do with fifty plastic owls?

32 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

um make a necklace? bracelet? leave them in random places so people wonder where the owl came from?

yardage girl said...

Stick magnets to their butts - yes please!

Betty Jo said...

I know someone who will swap the best fabric for those owls.......ME! Or what ever you want miss Curlsxxxx

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Even I can't think of what one'd do with 50 plastic owls.

Swapping them is a good idea.

Olive and Esther said...

I bet you will think of something Cam. They are very cute I must say.

Vic said...

Whatever it is, you'll have to make do with 49 plastic owls... 'cause you're sending me a yellow one. Aren't you? ;)

ange_moore said...

What a gorgeous game and 50 owls - what a lovely dilema to have!!

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

OMG!!! Give me some. That's what you can do with them. Based on the comments I don't think there's going to be any real issue.

LionessLady said...

When you figure out what to do with those owls, let me know! We thrifted the same game!

Nelly said...

Stick 3 on a brooch finding.Or Hairclips?

Tanya said...

I like them too. And I get annoyed with those things too. But now I want to know what you thought might be in that box!

ingrid said...

EEEEK, what a fabulous surprise inside the box that was!
I would be using at least one to make a miniature terrarium, with a little twig tree for an owl to perch on.

Anna Bartlett said...

Start a 50 owl project. Maybe if we send you an owl picture or softie or brooch or whatever we're good at, you'll auction them on ebay for charity and we'll be sent a thank you owl in return. Then there'll be an exclusive club of 50 CurlyPops Owl crafters. You can only send in one thing, so it'll have to be SUPER special... best to do it while owls are still the IN thing!
OK, I'll go boss my kids around now...

Stomper Girl said...

They are super cute. So I take it just using them as a board game for your nephews is not really an option?

angelina said...

cute! i love it. i know what you mean too...ive got a vintage rooster ceramic bowl with $1 marked in permenant black. wont come out. when the salad is gone, its my joke. :)

Melissa G said...

A necklace is a good idea. Some sort of mobile. Earrings. Key chain decoration. Ribbon bookmark decoration.

Renae said...

Keep them together as a game. Then you can play it when you're baby-sitting. Seems a shame to seperate them as adorable as they are...

Cass said...

OMG I wish I could find stuff like that. I was going to say everything that's been said already except send some to Cass!

Tas said...

Oh wow. What a gorgeous little group of owls. Well, make that big group of little owls. Make some into rings (those ones which have bases that you can attach things to) I'd fight my daughter for one of those!

Megan.K. said...

I have the same pet peeve Cam. Used to be forever getting off the texta from little golden books when turning the covers into journals. A.Nnoy.Ing

Re: 50 little owls, I must say, I can see why Liz would be ecstatic to get her hands on those! They have betty Jo written all over them, in balck texta even ;)

Love random op-shop finds.

x

callatya said...

Oh my! I used to play that game as a kid! Memories :)

Swirlyarts said...

Hah - I was going to say send some to me too but I don't think there will be any left! You certainly have to make some fabric featuring them - that would be ace :)

The word verification is flenest so the fates are obviously telling you that the owls need to flee the nest to my house!!

Taylor Made said...

How fun to open a box of the cutest owls. I am sure you will find something very appropriate for them.

kate said...

We had that game as kids and now my 2.75 year old plays it and loves it. So maybe see if your nephews are into it before you separate the pieces. You can always use them for something else once they outgrow it.

delia hornbook said...

;-)) great colours maybe put them onto some childrens bunting. your make something fantasic with them you have so many ideas ;-) dee x

grrl + dog said...

Love the surprise element.

Owls are this year's deer, aren't they?

You could probably make a fortune selling them to the gen x'ers.

Jodie said...

jewellery !!!!

Chris said...

They are gorgeous, have fun, there are so many great suggestions here, you will have to try some of them out.

norma said...

i opped this game too and havent done anything with them in ages,what to do what to do :)

Leonie said...

Hand them over to the twins, ban throwing them, and see what happens when you step back :-)

Allana said...

We have this game too after a fortuitous Oppie trip. The Munchkin loves playing it and I find it hard not to covet the wee owls!
I look forward to hearing what you come up with! :)

Melanie said...

(Finally catching up in some posts, I am...) I *love* these
Cam! And I say this as one who is ever so well and truly *over* owls! I think I'll be looking out for this one forever at the oppies now - because I think the best thing to do (until the kids grew out of it) would be to play that game - so cute! Failing that, definitely necklaces, and at a tidy profit too, I reckon.