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Monday, June 13, 2011

Beautiful Birdcages

I wonder why there is something so appealing about birdcages? Perhaps it is because they are such versatile accessories in decorating. They really can be used in a myriad of different ways as the following pictures illustrate.... 



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For flower arrangements....


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To display old books and other treasures.....



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To adorn your walls.....

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As candle holders.....


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As a message board.....

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As pretty decoration is a girls bedroom...

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To decorate a setting for an outdoor meal....

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As garden decoration.......

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For quirky displays......


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To pretty up some bookshelves....  (I wonder if the feather duster was supposed to be in this picture. I can't help thinking that the photographer thought she should do a little dusting before taking the pic and put it there by accident!)


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As mirrors in a bedroom.....

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As precious little bookends.....


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Cleverly used here to store and display glassware......


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As window decoration............


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As wallpaper.........



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To add a bit of colour.....


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I love these vintage versions below.....


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And finally.....

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birdcages can be used....

...for....


actual birds!!






Till next time

Sharon x


23 comments:

  1. great post full of lovely ideas; i love birdcages, for that very reason that they always make a statement in a room, no matter what you put in them;
    thanks for sharing some lovely pictures...

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  2. Wow! Those are quite a lot of lovely birdcages...

    I love birdcages, they're whimsical and charming.
    We have some hanging on a tree in our backyard garden, although I haven't tried putting birdcages inside the house.

    Have a wonderful week.

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  3. Sharon...I enjoyed this post and the fab Mocha~ choco~latte ride as well. You posts always are filled with sugar for the eyes! Thank you!
    ~Lynne
    [w/l]

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  4. Great post. I Love the ideas..who knew bird cages could be so much fun! I Love them..they look so Victorian..

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  5. Hi Sharon what beautiful birdcages! I have one hanging in my master bedroom that I added moss rocks and a plant to. Have a great week, Martina

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  6. Wow Sharon, these birdcages are fantastic, such a great collection. I LOVE birdcages and have a few myself, and now I have some more ideas for them. So much inspiration in this post, especially love the vintage ones!! Leahxx

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  7. I love your birdcages, so charming. Thankyou so much for following me, I am highly delighted. Your blog is lovely and I would be most interested to follow you too. Thankyou for visiting, have a great week, love Linda x

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  8. Love, love, love these images...I am addicted to bird cages and have to stop myself buying more. Thanks for sharing such divine images.X

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  9. What a lovely collection!

    Certainly I have a birdcage in my home!!!
    :-)

    Salut!
    Franka

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  10. Sharon, I love the idea of the candles. It just looks so lovely and would be perfect for an outside patio I think. xo

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  11. Love birdcages too....there are so many gorgeous ones as you demonstrated..not sure why we love them so much, there is a fantasty like quality to them and of course birds are so beautiful......they make great items to use as decor with or without the bird! Stop by..doing an amazing giveaway for a gorgeous kilim bench!

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  12. Hi Sharon!!
    Oh i adore bird cages and would love to have one!
    They look so great in a home!!!
    These images are all so beautiful!!

    Pamela xo

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  13. Sharon what a wonderful site!! I found you Under Spanish Moss!

    I love all of these lovely birdcages!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    I have an amazing Giveaway from the Artisans at Novica. You will love it!

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  14. I really enjoy your blog, such wonderful things to see. Have a wonderful week and wkend, Pearl

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  15. These are gorgeous! So lovely! Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

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  16. sharon, what a wonderful post! I have a collection of three birdcages over a desk and I just love them. I really like the one you featured that was made into a note/picture holder with small clips. that really gives me some ideas! so glad to have you over at 'a perfect gray.' thank you so much! donna

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  17. Really!
    Actual birds! Whod'a thunk it? lol!!


    I love this post, I love your blog, so happy to have clicked on your comment on Rhonda's French blog! I'm now following you!

    Do stop in sometime if you like!


    I miss having birds!
    I kept a budgie in a vintage cage before, and he ate through the wood and got out! Yikes!



    Ciao Bella!


    CREATIVE CARMELINA

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  18. I love bird cages. Unfortunately I only have a new version for our budgies, but I'd love a few vintage ones to display together - beautiful.

    x

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  19. What a stunning collection of birdcages, I love the wallpaper too. Your home and your blog are gorgeous. Rachaelxx

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  20. Hi Sharon. Thanks for stopping by my baby blog andd leading me here to your lovely blog full of French Fancy, which I adore! So thrilled to find a fellow South African blogger and I see that many of the blogs on your bloglist also include some of my favourites as well. I have loads to learn yet but am having a great time and am loving the interaction with like minded people! Great to meet you! Love the name of your blog. Those birdcages are quite stunning. the five on the wall looks grand and I am also swooning over the wall paper!

    Veronica
    www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

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  21. Sharon, I have never seen so many fabulous bird cages. I kept thinking , oh this is my favorite and then the next image would be just as wonderful or better. You really knocked your self out on this post. Very inspirational. Did you ever figure out how to subscribe to my blog? There is a tab that says subscribe near the top on the right side of the page. Just click on that and it takes you to the subscribers box. If you weren't able to, please let me know. I'll want to look into the problem. Have a nice weekend. Mona

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  22. Your blog got me thinking. I found some interesting information.
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  23. Sharon this post is just beautiful. I can't wait to put books in my bird cages. I totally fell in love with the bookends, so I ordered them.....just now.

    Hugs,
    Paula

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