Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Birdcage Crazy

It seems like everywhere I look lately, I see birdcages.
On a recent antique trip, I spied some real beauties like this one.

There was even a gothic birdcage...

A tall birdcage...

A birdcage to hang on the wall...

Round birdcages...

Enormous Victorian birdcages...

So many birdcages!

This one reminded me of one that I had many years ago when I was birdcage crazy.
I collected several, then lost interest.

They can be the perfect decorative object to fill up a space and add architectural interest.

I like to see one behind a sofa table, buffet or even on a baker's rack.

All these birdcages made me wish for one, and I knew right where it would go.

I came home, went online and promptly found this rusty, metal birdcage on One King's Lane.

It's perfect!
For now, I'm leaving it empty but could see it filled with dried hydrangeas or pine cones.

Anything but real birds!
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Are you "birdcage crazy?"

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24 comments:

gme said...

I have a birdcage that was in my parent's house my whole childhood and then I moved it into my room (sans bird) when I was about 14. It was silver when I laid claim to it and it's been painted every color, including bright orange, since and now it's a basic black. I've always found a spot for it in every home I've lived in and I'm guessing I will keep it until I die. I've just always enjoyed looking at it. Thanks for reinforcing my decision to keep it all these years.

Kathysue said...

YES, love birdcages, in fact I have one very similar to one you have pictured, and it is on a sofa table against a wall behind the sofa, just like YOU like them. I have white gravel and pillar candles in mine right now. It has had Christmas balls and lights, moss and terracotta pots and it will have some shells and driftwood this summer. Maybe some Jingle bells and candles for this Christmas.
YOU are so right the green cage is the perfect piece for your room, LOVE it, you are going to have fun with it this Christmas,
I posted what my colors and look will be for this year on my blog today!!
xo Kathysue

Elizabeth Day said...

I wasn't birdcage crazy until I saw all those wonderful examples. I think I like yours best though and can sure see it on my sofa table - void of real birds, of course.

Elena said...

I like them a lot but have no place to put one. The birdcage you bought looks perfect between the picture frames! In the past I was birdhouse crazy once, but birdcages are much more interesting.

AntiqueChase said...

Yes! I'm obsessed too! I wrote a post about it 2 years ago..

http://antiquechase.blogspot.com/2010/08/for-birds.html

I have added to my collection since then too. LOL

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love birdcages!! Your inspiration shots are fabulous...I especially love the wooden one hanging on the wall! Love your chippy one too!

Suzanne said...

I have always hesitated to buy one because they make feel so sad for the birds once imprisoned in them. However, as soon as they are filled with something else, like flowers or plants or candles, I love them!
Suzanne

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I am another one that loves the old, birdcages - without the real birds.
I like the one you purchased.

janet egan said...

I also collect birdcages metal ones but my favorite is an a wooden antique one. I love the fact they r so versatile.I place flowers candles and even bed springs in them decorated with greenery and lights . I never am bored with using birdcages looooove!

Kathy @ Sharing Shadymont said...

I do like them and have a couple of small ones. I should get one out and display it. Yours is beautiful. Love it on the table with your photos. Looks so pretty there!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Wow! So many beautiful bird cages. I love the tall one.

Donna Wilkes said...

I have my black birdcage with pink cups from the 1950's. Yours is lovely - great for Christmas ornaments.

The enchanted home said...

These are all so amazing. Makes me want to go and buy one today!

Bonnie said...

I love the birdcage you selected and that was a perfect spot.

Melanie said...

I have 3 birdcages but tend to only use them in the summer. They look great with plants in them! I like the one you got...very pretty.

Sarah said...

I'm a fan of birdcages. Love the architectural details.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Yes, I love them too but only have 2. I only display them in the Spring and summer.....why???? I now realize I can fill them with anything for any season. Yours IS perfect there. My neighbor has a very tall one like you showed on her hearth. I may just grab it and run one day:):)

chateau chic said...

I collected birdcages for awhile too and then sold most of them. I still have a couple which I can't part with. Love all your photos of so many shapes and sizes, but all with so much charm.
Mary Alice

cindy hattersley design said...

Love birdcages! I havee a similar green one that I have placed under a table in one of my guest rooms! Conrats on four years by the way!! You always keep it interesting!

SizzleandZoom said...

I've done a post featuring birdcages and chandeliers. These are lovely and I especially like what you bought and put in your home.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, I am a real "bird brain" when it comes to birdcages! I can't even tell you HOW many I have, but I can't pass them up! Those you shared are real beauties. I was wondering,"Where is this place, and how fast can I get there!"
You hit my button, love the post!
Hugs,
Patti

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Delorse,
I so collected more then my fair share of birdcages and made some along with birdhouses, but in the years ago when the trend slowed down in designing around them, I took and sold off and gifted many, now I wish I still have some or most of them, I did keep about 3 of them, I had a wall mount one like yours pictured here and can kick myself for giving that one up.
Lately I have been. Wanting to add to my 3 and do something creative with them.

This was an inspiring post, as for your new green chippy one I just love it, and it looks great in your home of course any piece becomes a treasure in your beautiful home :)

See you soon.
Xx
Doré

Sarah said...

No interest in having a bird, but I do admire bird cages. Love the architectural interest they provide.
You found the perfect one for your window ledge.

Mary said...

I loved looking at these birdcages and now I want one. They would even be pretty with plants inside. I'm now going to be on the search!

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