Wednesday, January 31, 2007


OLD BIRD CAGE

Look what I bought from our local charity shop last Saturday. I spotted it first the day before, but then I wasn’t sure where I could display it, so I didn’t bother. Well, as the day progressed I kept thinking about this wooden birdcage, then later, whilst having a coffee in the conservatory, I found just the place. Of course, by this time the shop had closed and I was quite convinced that I’d find by tomorrow, it had been sold.

Next morning, just gone 9am I phoned and asked, ‘Do you still have the bird cage I saw yesterday’. ‘Yes’, the girl said, ‘its still here, I’ll put it to one side for you to collect later’. I was delighted!

So here it is on a shelf in the conservatory and I love it. My first thoughts were to put a trailing plant inside, but on closer inspection the door is too small. You’ll see if you click to enlarge the picture I have placed a little posy of silk flowers and two of my favourite angels inside, but I’ve just got to remove them, poor things look imprisoned.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, take the poor angels out.....they must think they're in HMP Holloway !!

Val said...

Silk flowers is good! Poor little angels. Quite a remarkable find though.

Anita said...

Marion, that old bird cage is soooo pretty! Congratulations, I am so glad it was still there the next morning and thy put it on one side for you!

Have a great day!

Wildflower Cabin said...

Oh it's beautiful! When your thoughts keep going back to an item like you did with that, you just know you have to have it! I had to smile when you described the things inside as imprisoned. You'll think of just the right thing to go inside, in time, I'm sure. Great find!

Wildflower Cabin said...

Oh it's beautiful! When your thoughts keep going back to an item like you did with that, you just know you have to have it! I had to smile when you described the things inside as imprisoned. You'll think of just the right thing to go inside, in time, I'm sure. Great find!

Lis said...

You have a beautiful bird cage, it's so nice to see it.

Samantha said...

What a lovely bird cage.

Kathleen Marie said...

Wow, what a treasure. I love birdhouses and cages. They are always so different and unique.

I have missed out on a couple post. You have been busy!

You do beautiful work!

Hugs!

Kerri said...

The birdcage is a wonderful find Marion..truly unique, and so pretty. You're right about the angels, they need to be freed :)But the silk flowers are pretty.
I'm so glad the cage was still there and you found a nice spot for it.
xox

Naturegirl said...

Lovely cage and too your patchwork inspired by sweet Anita..Valentine
HeArTs seem to be in the air..I don't know if you are aware of the numerous
give-a-ways! Begin with my site and I'll take you there.I have seen you out and about at some of my favorite
site so I thought I would pop by.:)

Joanne said...

The bird cage is wonderful! I have a lot of birdhouses decorating my house, but no cages - I'll have to keep my eyes open for a nice one like yours. If you have it near some natural light, maybe a live plant would look nice...

Annabelle said...

Marion the cage is a real treasure find indeed! Like Wildflower Cabin I too believe that in time an idea will pop up. I had to laugh when you described phoning the shop to put it aside; I was picturing me doing the very same thing a while back with an old English poetry book. You are very lucky to have been able to grab it. It usually never happens too often but when it does its heavenly! Enjoy your lovely bird cage.

Annabelle ~^..^~ xo

Hillside Garden said...

Marion, what a nice bird case. I would also visit your charity shops - in easter holiday!

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Connie said...

Dear Marion,
I am always attracted to one of these when I go to the antique mall here. They have it displayed with an array of silk flowers with some vines showing through.

Any way you have it...The piece is lovely.

Take care,
Connie

Carol said...

Oh lucky you :D! As someone who loves everything having to do with birds which of course means bird cages as well, I must say your birdcage is a very gorgeous exemplar! Congratulation! xox

Hootin'Anni said...

That birdcage is beautiful!! And I absolutely think you did fantastically with the decorations inside. Beautiful work, and great idea.