Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Old Bird Cage







Not too long ago I bought this old green bird cage from my friend, Marsha, who owns a delightful shop here in town (I will be doing a feature on her soon). In her front window she has a lovely summer display and in it was this great green bird cage! Of course I had to have it for two reasons...one-it is green and two-it is bird related.

Right now it is perched on my entryway antique buffet. Inside is a real bird's nest (a purchase from Marsha many, many years ago) and some little stone chicks. I started out with a smaller bird figurine and a nest, but opted for the stone chicks and the larger nest.

Next to the cage is a newer two tiered plate holder. It has a wonderful green patina and little metal birds. For now, a nest sits atop and some of my collection of more birdie things. Sitting pretty are two vintage Czech bird frogs, which I also collect. The colors are soft and muted on these pieces.

11 comments:

Shelby said...

I absolutely adore bird cages.. so lovely.

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs - Kim said...

Great display of your treasures, Becky...everything looks lovely!

Shelley said...

Hello, I just love your old bird cage and you have it displayed so nice !I have an old wire bird cage on my porch and I am thinking of bringing it inside to decorate with . I love birds !They are one of God's sweetest creations.
Blessing, Shelley

A Thing for Roses said...

Hi Becky, I too love birdcages. I will have to do a blog posting on mine sometime. I just wanted to let you know I made your Brown Sugar Walnut Squares today. They were so yummy! My kids don't like nuts so they are all for me and my husband, yeah! I also wanted to thank you for putting me on your favorite blogs list. You are the first one to do that that I know of. To thank you I would like to send you a little prize. If you will email me your address I can get that out to you. I know you will love it. Best wishes,

Lisa

Kali said...

*hand up*
yep, I'm another lover of old birdcages too :)
Hey Becky ~ visiting you is like walking into the home of my dreams!
Kali

Esther Sunday said...

The birds are lovely... isn't it great that there seems to be a lot of cute bird cages available for decorating? I love how you have used them! Love, Esther

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Well, now you got me thinking. I have a big black antique birdcage sitting on top of a short armoire. But the birdcage is EMPTY! Yours is so cute with those little birds and the nest! I am going to have to find me some birds!

Wonderful idea, as always Becky!

Penny Carlson said...

I'm a bird cage fan....thanks for sharing pictures of yours!
Penny

She'sSewPretty said...

That is such a pretty display.

Sweet Remembrance said...

Becky...again lovely!

Priscilla

Sharon Kay said...

Hi, I found you through other friends that like the vintage and country look and enjoyed your post. I will be back again and come visit when you have a chance. Sharon K