Sunday, April 26, 2009

Birdcage Anyone?

I was not looking for a birdcage when I went to the antique mall last weekend, but they just seem to jump out at me. :-) This one, I would love to have. It would be so pretty painted white, but the price tag kept me from bringing it home - $225.
This one was $45, and is similiar to one I already have.. I think I paid $12 for mine at Kirkland's many years ago, and it was new.
Would this one not look so much better painted white? $75Photobucket
This one got my attention - marked down to $3, and it came home with me. :) Photobucket
And, I could not leave this one behind - it was $5.Photobucket The 2 that I got are 13ins. tall, so won't take up a lot of room. Took the faux ivy off of the white one and had planned to give it a new paint job this weekend, but the wind is blowing oak tree squiggles (?) every where and they would have landed in the wet paint. What do you think? Got any unique ideas how to dress these up? :-)
Don't know why I like birdcages so much, but always have. In the late 60's I went to Panama, and while there we went to a market place in the mountains and it was quiet an experience. The women and children would be walking to market, barefooted and their parcels and wares balanced on their heads (I could not do that as I am uncordinated) :-), and many had babies in slings around their neck. Anyway -back to birdcages. I bought a boat shaped birdcage at that market for $3. It was made from a rattan type of material, very well put together and quiet large, and it was intended for real birds - wild parakeets were everywhere . Because I flew in and out, I had no clue as to how I was going to get my prize home, but the people we were visiting came to my rescue. They were moving back to the States shortly afterwards, so brought it back with them. I kept it for many years, had faux birds in it, then decided one day I was tired of it and sold it in a carport sale. :(

Got a couple other goodies, but will post about those later. The newly weds and Grands are on their way with wedding photos. :-)
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


Domestic Designer said...

Love your birdcages! You got a great deal!

The Green Pea said...

You found some nice birdcages. Sandi

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

I love your birdcages! I always pass them up as I have no room for them, but I still think they are so fun to decorate with!

rosanna said...

lovely birdcages. Thank you for the good wishes to my brother. Unfortunately he is in Turkey for work so he'll have a belated birthjday party.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I can't believe the prices on the birdcages at the antique place. That seems like highway robbery to me, lol! They were nice, but I like the smaller ones you decided on better ;o) Any idea what colors you are going to paint them?

Barb said...

Hi Glenda, I love your birdcages. I have several and I just love all mine. You can do so many things with them.

Glad you found some you brought home.


Laura said...

I love bird cages as well. I want to try using small, mossy nests with small birds.

It is all so much fun and so inspirational.

Enjoyed visiting,

Shannon said...

Those are so cute! Good deals!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

That last one is so unusual! I've never seen one with that type of roof! They're both so cute and what a deal! That really expensive one in the first photo was really nice too!


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Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I love birdcages too! The white one you came home with is just wonderful!