Saturday, March 5, 2011

Birds of a feather ...

It seems that a lot of people have been flocking to a curious decorator accessory ... the birdcage. Well, I couldn't pass up one either when I came upon the sweet cage below at my favorite thrift store.

My newly acquired birdcage looks a bit like a luminaria. Hum, I may be on to something here.

What I'm going to do with this new treasure is still a question mark. But, I am inspired to find some creative uses just by looking at the clever ideas of others.

Image via Primed 4 Design.

Perhaps I could use my newly-acquired cage as a home for books like shown above or below left (from Inspiring Decor). Or, maybe I could add more cages to create a greater impact like the collection shown below right from Living, Etc.

Should I find a simple window ledge for my cage or add some candles for drama along the lines of the photos below. Images via Sanctuary (left) and The Decorative Bird Cage (right).

I may want to take a cue from the designers who have been adding birdcages to their floral arrangements, like the wedding reception centerpiece from One Stylish Bride (left). And, who wouldn't love the floral design shown in Good Housekeeping at right?


If you don't have a bird, you really don't need a cage. The architectural elements of a bird cage can easily be duplicated to suggest the sweet simplicity of its shape.

This may be my favorite cage of all! It would be so easy to make one similar to that featured in The Haystack Needle (above). A bit of wire wrapped in torn fabric scraps with a few little imitation birds creates an utterly adorable 'birdcage' perfect for a cottage-inspired room.