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.