P.O.O.P.I.E Party

I am a P.O.O.P.I.Eย  and proud ๐Ÿ™‚

I had to join in this, I really hate all things fake.ย  I know it’s unreasonable and yes I know you can get flowers which look quite real etc….but I just can’t bear them!ย  We just have bit of a thing in our family about growing our own seasonal flowers or buying them inexpensively from the local flower stall at the market.

Here are some real glorious Dahlia’s I bought for less than ยฃ2 last week

Now my MIL loves all things fake bless her, and the gaudier the better! But sadly I’ve never taken any photos of the awful fakery mainly because I thought it was best ignored.ย  I buy her real flowers when we visit…to which she always says ‘Are these real?’, much to my husband’s amusement!

However my mother who I always thought had taste has outdone my MIL.ย  When she was a child my great-grandmother died and left her this piece of historical P.O.O.P.I.E

Victorian Poopie
Victorian Poopie
Baby Ollie
Baby Ollie

Ollie and child as they are known in the family, have been in the attic for the last 20 years due to…..well not wanting to have two dead owls and a piece of fake tree in a big glass dome in the middle of the house for all to see.ย  But recently Mum’s gotten him out and he’s being displayed proudly in the living room!ย  I’m now worried that dried flowers and plastic roses aren’t far behind ๐Ÿ™‚

But she has promised to consider selling him, and then I thankfully won’t inherit him – what do you do with a dead Owl? Thoughts please!

See more P.O.O.P.I.E over at the Nesting Place

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  1. shhhh, don’t tell but I secretly like the owl under glass! I love some kind of animal thing and was recently on ebay looking for a blue marlin to hang on the wall like my grandparents used to have!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. That owl is just too much. It reminds me of a museum or wild animal preserve.
    I am sure if you sent it to the Nester, she would nest it up and I would be out with a gun trying to shoot my own owl to put in a jar.

  3. LOL!! I love all your comments ๐Ÿ™‚ I shall pass them onto Mum – she’ll be grateful at least one person liked Ollie! xx

  4. Ollie and his owlet are real (so almost not P.O.O.P.I.E I guess?!?!) the story goes that my great grandmother bought him in a second hand shop in London about 1900. He was old then, so he’s probably about 150-200 years old I guess. She obviously didn’t like Mum – the other 30 grandkids all got money and she got Ollie! LOL!

  5. Ollie is adorable. In a creepy weird sort of way. The question for me would be, WHY did your g-grandmother buy him in the first place? Perhaps there is more to Ollie than meets the eye. Maybe he was a pet to a member of the royal family who had Ollie stuffed so they could always remember him. Then it was stolen by a disgruntled servant who sold him to a second hand shop for cash to cross the Channel and start a new life. Your g-g’ma, who happened to see Ollie alive when she was a child on the arm of said royal, recognized him and knew she had to own a piece of history. Now doesn’t Ollie look more interesting? Totally possible.

  6. ROFL!!!! Maybe that’s what happened ๐Ÿ™‚

    When I was little I thought that maybe g-grandma had put her jewels in the log Ollie’s sitting on and that’s why she’d left it to Mum….but you can’t take the Dome off for more than 2 minutes or you get gassed by the arsenic in it!! So maybe not ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anyone else have a romantic story?

  7. I have to laugh – when my best friend from high school moved out on her own – she purchased three owl lamps – big ones…..I’m not sure why – but I will tell you that 20 years later – she doesn’t have them in her house!
    Well – your owl poopie just made me remember that!
    Just found your blog – very cute!!
    Karla & Karrie too