Sunday, October 18, 2009

Birdcage Transformed

A little on the cool side, but at least we have blue skies and sunshine today! ! It had gotten to the point, I thought I needed to go shopping for a boat, but then Susan over at Thoughts from Over the Rainbow was going to build an Ark, so made reservations for room on her boat.

I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch , for Metamorphosis Monday http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. Thanks Susan for hosting this fun weekly event. My contribution this week is the redo of one of my birdcages.

I have found that when I am out and about, I have a tendency to see a use for things that may be different from what it was intended. Case in point - Was at Garden Ridge recently and wandered into the Christmas decorations section. I spotted an ornament that immediately made me think "chandelier" and that little jewel jumped in my basket and guess where I hung it? I got the idea from Cindy @ My Romantic Home http://romantichome.blogspot.com/ . Someone sent her a beautiful mini chandelier made from a fork and she hung it in one of her beautiful birdcages. Thanks Cindy for the great idea. After hanging it in one of my birdcages, I thought it needed some furniture in there also. So dug around in my minis for some white furniture (that I almost got rid of a while back), and ran across a tiny white (well almost white) poodle - and Wa La!
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May need to move the poodle - looks like it is looking for a way to escape.
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Close up of the "chandelier".
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Photos not real great, but this thing was hard to photograph. I will do a little more "fine tuning", as I find other things to add.
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A neighbor dropped by yesterday afternoon, and I have a feeling she was thinking "this girl has to much time on her hands" !! :-)
If you have not already, visit Susan to see what she and the other participants have to share this week.
Hope your weather is as pretty as it is here today!
Have a great week!
Glenda

38 comments:

Simply Susan said...

I love all of the teeny, tiny things! I could never do that! The chandelier is just adorable!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

This is an incredible idea...really!! I especially LOVE the chandelier hanging from the top. It just turned out SO cute! : )
M.L.

Donna said...

This is too cute! The chandelier is gorgeous. I never would have thought of it.

grannyann said...

To heck with what other people think. Its you that counts and what you like to do. I love the bird house! The chandelier is sooooo neat!

kathi said...

This is just gorgeous! What a great idea! I love the little poodle and the chandelier is awesome!
You really DO need to get back to doing minis again! :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love this solarium (oops, I mean birdcage) with the tiny chandelier and cute pup. Very clever, and no, your neighbor has too much time on HER hands if she's out visiting instead of being creative like YOU!

Happy Met Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kammy said...

Hi Glenda ~
You don't have too much time on your hands - you just know what to do with it , LOL ! I never have seen a chandy in a birdcage !
Kammy

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

That is absolutely positively adorable!! The poodle looks real!! and the chandelier--is wonderful! What a neat idea!!!!

Brenda@ **Dragonflys and Stars** said...

That is so fun! I love it! I'd probably get obsessed with decorating and redecorating that mini space.

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

I love the mini chandy. Every girl needs one of those. Very fun!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Your post brought a smile to my face tonight!

A New England Life said...

You know what Glenda? I sure wish I had too much time on my hands so I could do something like you did! The birdcage is SO cute! I love it!

I keep thinking of some sort of Holiday theme . . . but I'm not sure what. Something sparkly. You'll make it just perfect.

Sharon

Sandy said...

Glenda,
Great job, your bird cage is tooo cute. Don't think of it as, to much time on your hands, use the one I use ALLOT, it reduces stress and you want me healthly, don't you?
Sandy

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Glenda, how sweet this is! Love that tiny chandelier!!

The Green Pea said...

Hello Glenda,

That is a cute little bird cage. Love the idea and may use it myself. sandi

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Love the birdcage chandy! It reminds me of Cindy at My Romantic Home- she has a chandy in her birdcage that is made out of forks!! It is too cute!

blessings
mary

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love your birdhouse it is sooo cute...

susan said...

I think that "seeing other uses" is called creativity and You Have got IT! I love doll houses so I adore this...but I do think the poodle needs to go out :)

Robin said...

Oh how delightful!
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

This is so cute I can't stand it. Would it work if you put the poodle on the chair in the corner? That's where my Caesar always is.

{ L } said...

That bird house is truly lovely! And wow! That chandelier is incredible...I am so impressed.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

LOL! You can never have too much time. So creative and in my white obsession arena now.

Tiffany said...

LOve it!! Thanks for stopping my blog, as well!

Domestic Designer said...

What a great job! I just love it. You are so creative!

The White Bench said...

Oh my gosh! Sooo creative, Glenda!
Monicax.

Sandra said...

Oh my! I love it! I may need to visit my oldest son in Houston so that I can escape to Garden Ridge! hee hee! We don't have any Garden Ridge stores in my part of Texas. ugh.
That is beautiful!
Have a wonderful day.
Sandra

Sandra said...

And I wanted to add....I hope you don't mind me following your blog. :) Come visit my blog some time. Have a wonderful day!
Sandra

cindy@cottage instincts said...

We girls never grow up, eh? Still playing house! This is just fabulous, and so much more awesome than a stack of dried hydrangeas...which is what I have in my birdcage.
peace.

Sheri said...

Oh my! I just love it!!! I have a smaller birgcage, but want to find an old vintage one.

I have a linky party and a plea for help @ my place: http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-bedroom-conundrum.html Want to check it out? (I apologize if you already linked, 1/2 asleep. LOL)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is just so whimsical and fun! Thanks for sharing, Cindy

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

This is so pretty! The chandy is such a pretty touch! Love it!

Manuela

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I love it Glenda...how fun and leave the poodle it's too cute not to be in there...I just bid on a doll house on Ebay last week...of course I was out bid...but I want one to play house with ha ha!!Hope your having a great day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Glenda, I want to move into your birdhouse! How clever and how cute! laurie

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

How adorable! I would never have thought to do that. I love it!

Jane

tardevil said...

Too cute!

Alicia said...

We can always make time for the things we love and the things we love to do. I love the little poodle, he looks like he's just enjoying the view outside the window.

Alicia said...

And you know what I didn't notice but did when I went back to admire it again? The bird is on the outside looking in :0)

How Cute!

sherri@lavenderfields said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by my sight. Your pics are great! I also love the white bird cage. It is so fresh looking : )