Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items for the Week

You don’t have to be a wizard to appreciate the charm of owls, and this week, we’re paying homage to our feathered friends. The big-eyed birds have long been considered symbols of wisdom, and the Greek goddess Athena had one as her companion. To many Native American tribes, they symbolized the spirit and represented protection. In the 1970s, owls were a hugely popular design motif; their earthy tones, mystical connotations and striking eyes made them irresistible to artists. Today, the resurgence of retro style and the phenomenal sales of the Harry Potter books have made owls a new style staple.

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If you love all things owl-related as much as we do, you’ll find a tremendous selection at Lakeside. From jewelry to coffee cups, owls adorn everything, but we decided to focus on home design because we think you’ll want to surround yourself with these adorable owls every day.One of our favorites, this colorful licensed Milo owl throw adds eclectic style to any room in your house. In shades of turquoise, mint green, cream, brown and brick, it goes with practically any decor. Vintage hues and modern softness make it the perfect fusion of style and substance. Made in North Carolina, the cotton and poly throw will keep you warm for many falls and winters to come. If you’ve already fallen in love with the throw, get the matching poly-filled pillow and add a touch of whimsy to your den or bedroom. Curl up under this warm throw and settle your head on the pillow at the end of a long day. You’ll see why we love these owls so much.

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You’ll find more owl art for the bath with this owl friend bath ensemble that features feathered friends on every album from the shower curtain to the toothbrush holder. Rich, warm browns, sunny yellows and turquoise tones dominate, but you’ll also find accents in green, orange, pink and white to go with everything. We’re especially taken with the ceramic owl-eyed shower hooks that have tiny red jewel-like accents, but every piece of the set looks great together or separately. Give your bathroom an instant makeover with the complete set, or pick just a few accents to freshen a guest or master bath. These owls also make sensational housewarming or hostess gifts, so consider picking up extra items for the holiday season.

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Colorful and cuddly, these Owl rugs and pillows are an adorable accent in a child’s room or a whimsical addition to your own bedroom. Choose from earthy browns and tans, bright blues and purples, or cheerful yellows and aqua. Each pillow comes with a zip-out liner form under the soft, plush cotton pile pillow cover. The rugs can also go in the wash and come out as bright and soft as new, making this set ideal for nurseries. Choose matching sets or mix and match them to create a personalized look.Whimsical, wild and wise, owls make adorable accents in your home, and you’ll find a fantastic selection of them here at Lakeside!

New Spring Gifts catalog from Lakeside

We welcome Spring with our newest catalog “Spring Gifts”. Hot buys out of the catalog are the Decorative Rug Collection perfect for all types of rooms and individuals. I’m seriously thinking about picking up a set of the “blocks” design for my apartment which you can see in the picture above. Another great pick? The Topsy Turvy. It is a As Seen on TV product that was designed to produce great looking tomatoes with little effort. With the recent cold spell that hit Florida and other southern states you might have noticed the price of tomatoes sky rocket. A few restaurants have been reported to stop serving them all together!

My last item I found is great for outdoors or if you are having a party this spring in your backyard. What is it? The lighted flower arrangements. Specifically the orchid arrangement caught my eye and would look great in a black vase with perhaps a white tablecloth on top. Those were some of my favorite products, what were yours?