Thursday, October 04, 2007

More about the Cages...

I actually have 4 bird cages in my home - 3 of them are purely for decorative purposes, and the one in my kitchen houses a crazy ring necked parakeet.
I bought the 3 decorative ones from my Local Charity Shop, where I happened to find 3 mini vintage trophies with pigeons on top. I removed all the plastic paraphernalia from the bird cages and cleaned and painted them. I dismantled the trophies, and attached the pigeons to the cages. I've used them to house all sorts of displays.

I have a large fireplace, with wood storage bins on either side. They used to look like this...
But now they look like this... Soon I'll find something else creative to do with them! Actually I wouldn't mind filling them with some beautiful birds from the print by Carolyn Gavin of Designer Blog . Her range of stationery is 100% recycled and it's delicious!

9 comments:

Estelle said...

Besides the practical use of the cage, I love that the pigeon is outside the cage.
It's creative.
It has a sense of freedom.

Freshly Found said...

Thanks for the insight! What a good point.
Another friend asked me if I had locked all the wood up in the cage because winter is over now and we wont need to make any fires!
I enjoy all these perspectives!

Leigh said...

How creative! I do like it stacked before though too, it makes me think of one of my favorite blogs: http://2or3things.blogspot.com/
Look at the top right corner.

Debi said...

fresh, we've had too many fires in november in hillcrest to EVER lock our wood away! keep it accessible, i think we still have a cold snap coming...
gorgeous cages, gorgeous.
where'd you find a charity shop with sari's? lucky duck. i always go to grey / victoria streets. (sorry, i just can't get with those new names)

Jesse said...

The cage with the wood is beautiful!

Thanks for you comment on my blog - you're right, paint drying is an exciting thing, but in my house it's such a slooowww transformation. Little bits whenever I have time.

erin said...

what an amazing idea to begin with, but on top of that you realized it so perfectly! from now on when i go thrifting i am going to have to start looking at things through more creative eyes. you have no idea how much i love pigeons.

nunu pepe' said...

Hi Denise

Thanks for your message on my blog, you are my very first visitor!I love the bird cage you created. I hope to see more thinking out of the (cage) ideas.

lucy said...

ooo wow! thanks for your comment on my blog; it helped me to discover yours! I love how you actually do all the creative stuff that many people (like me, heh) just talk about! And posting about it inspires the rest of the world! especially love the caged wood; it has more than aesthetic appeal; now they can't run away!

Heloise Bottomley said...

I'm a beginner at this blog thang so I was delirious discovering a comment (and such a nice one too). Thanks.
Heloise
PS. I love what you've done with the cage.