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'Owl I keep my door open?
Ditsy Owl Door Stop
Member Name: juicy_lucy
Ditsy Owl Door Stop
Advantages: Pretty and practical
Disadvantages: May not hold open really heavy doors
Owl door stop
Little Miss cant keep her bedroom door open. This is usually not a problem but she does sometimes want it slightly ajar. I saw this is a leading department store just before Christmas and thought it would be just the right thing- pretty enough to appeal to Little Miss and practical enough to do the job.
The door stop is shaped and decorated like an owl and the name ditsy owl suits it well. The back of the owl has an all over small flower design with a zip to open the owl. Inside is a bag of rice which can be removed so that the fabric can be washed. The front of the owl is decorated in different pretty flowers and braiding and the owl has large wooden button eyes and a triangular nose as well as pointy ears- the door stop really does look owl like in a very cute way!
The dimensions: of the owl are 13cm x 18 cm so just the right size because if too big then people would be tripping over it when they went through the door.
Using the owl is simple- simply open the door where you want it to stay open, sit the owl at the edge of the door and let it hold back the door. I have found that the edge of the door is the best place to sit the owl- too far in the middle and the door can shut. However, for most doors the weight of the rice is sufficient to hold open the door, although it wouldn't work on a really heavy door.
The owl costs around Ł12 and can be bought from major department stores. The website, www.rjbstone.com, gives a link to another site where the product can be bought unfilled for Ł9.95.
This has certainly lived up to my expectations and is very practical if you need a door slightly ajar, and fortunately, it does appeal to Little Miss. The style also matches the décor of her bedroom, which is a bonus.
It is hard wearing and having already washed it, I can say that it washes well and there is no shrinkage.
If you are after something pretty and practical I would recommend this and also the website as there are lots of other appealing home accessories.
Thanks for reading
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