Friday, November 16, 2007

Decorating with Birds, Nests & Cages

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I love birds, nest and cages and I have quite a few throughout my home. The bird above was a clip-on Christmas Ornament but I think he's too pretty to just bring out at Christmas. He sits on top of my plate holder (which I use to hold dishes because I don't have enough storage).
Below is a birdcage I bought at Walmart for $3. It's in my downstairs powder room.
A bird nest on my bedside table...
A birdcage on my dresser...
A bird in my backyard...

Birdcages on top of my refrigerator...

Little white birds from Target that are salt & pepper shakers...



A nest and a bird in my living room....

Another birdcage sitting at the top of my stairs...


A vintage birdcage on a stand which has a real finch in it...

And, you've seen my birdhouse table a million times. This is an old picture, it's now been moved to the other side of the room!

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cindy,

I love all the pictures of your birdcages, nests, and birds!

I really love the way you used your plate holder. I've never thought of using mine to store plates. That would work, well, to hold them for a buffet dinner.

You always manage to give me a spark of inspiration!

~elaine~
roz_etta@yahoo.com

Nan said...

Those are great. I don't have any birdcages, anymore. I do have a nested bird under a cloche and a wreath with a small nest and birds. I bought those salt and pepper shakers too. Did you see the napkin rings that matched? I bought those too.
Nan

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy you have a wonderful collection of birds, nests ans birdcages.
They all look so lovely.
Alison

Donna said...

I love birds and I love all of your birds, bird cages and nests! Great ideas! I even love to paint birds!
Donna

Shari said...

Very pretty. I'm especially fond of the nest on your bedside table. Love all the colors and textures in it.

I never gave it much thought until I read this post, but you made me realize I have quite a few birds, nests and birdhouses throughout the different rooms of my house too! I guess I'm drawn (albeit unconsciously) to "birdy" things also.

Cottage Contessa said...

Beautiful things Cindy, I love the cages too. I especially love the bird house table. Didn't your very talented Dad make that for you, or I am getting mixed up with something else? Such a pretty home. Also, how are you feeling now? All better I hope!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Jill said...

Hi Cindy,
I too love birds and bird home accessories. My husband made me a little table just like the one you have with the little birdhouse posts. I had seen one at a craft show and he offered to make me one. Needless to say it is one of my treasures. I have lots of bird treats in my home too! I think I have a couple of pictures on my blog Dipsydoodles! I just discovered you a couple weeks ago and stop in daily with my coffee to see what you have been up to!
~Jill

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Your photos are wonderful....as always. I particularly love the green birdcage on your dresser. It is so special :-)

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I love these items too! I just bought another birdcage at Goodwill a week or so ago. I can't stop!
:)

Diane said...

Think I am going to have to find some birds for my Woodland Cottage garland around my door. Thanks for the inspiration!
xoxo
Diane

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Birds are so great to have around the house & I love them too, Cindy...as well as birdcages. There is just something so pretty about them all. That garden & nature thing.

Rhoda

joan said...

I have a big white birdcage on top of my refrig also and I have some ivy with flowers wrapped around it. My hubby asks me why I have it there and I tell him because it's pretty.

Rosemary said...

Hi Cindy,
I simply love your home and adore your blog. I check it everyday and boy does it put a smile on my face. You are truly an inspiration. Thanks a bunch~Rosemary

Janet said...

Cindy,
I planted my first batch of "drunken paperwhites" tonight. We will see what happens. At this point they smell like they are about to get a shot at the Drs. office. What is under that cloche in your picture. I am having a little cloche challenge over at my blog.
Janet

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Cindy as usually you have give us great inspiring,,, I have wanting to change above my cabinet...I think wire birdhouse might be the thing... I ran across some wondrous things done with birdcages.....
http://www.sandraevertson.blogspot.com/
She is amazing..

Gail McCormack said...

I've noticed you like the bird theme, I think they fit in perfectly with your colour scheme and decor Cindy

Suzy said...

Hi Cindy,

Now I am definitely sure why your blog is one of my favorite. I like every single thing in your home, it is adorable. The other day I just bought a small bird cage which I was searching for a long time. This is my first one and I hope one day I will have a collection like yours.

Suzy

bj said...

Your birds, nests and birdhouses are just beautiful. It was fun looking at all of them ...your pictures are always so good.
I saw those shakers and thought I'd get them and the napkin rings to match. Really cute.
bj

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Cindy all of your birds are so precious. I too have a love for birds. Have a blessed weekend

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Cindy,

What a lovely collection. Your nightstand table looks so romantic and pretty with that little next too. Using your plate holder for added storage space is a fantastic idea, thank you for sharing that!

Hugs,
Dena

Nunnie's Attic said...

Cindy everything is so beautifully decorated in your home. And your collection of bird and their accouterments are outstanding. I love birdhouses but I probably wouldn't have thought to incorporate 'all things bird' in my decorating.

And I love the idea of using your plate holder every day. That's one thing this house does not have is a lot of storage. I guess they didn't have as much junk back in 1908.

Love,
Julie

Debbie said...

Hi Cindy,

Love all your bird cages and nests.
I agree your blog is so inspiring.
I picked up a white birdcage several weeks ago at a garage sale. White of course for $2.00.
I did own a cockatiel, he passed away in Feb 07. :( Nests and birds are the start of new beginings,and represent rebirth and new growth. they look beautiful in your home.

the feathered nest said...

Cindy, love all your birds and nests and birdcages! Now I want a white bird! I have those little salt & pepper shaker birds! I made a tassle out of one.

Have a good weekend!

Manuela

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love all your stuff!! That birdhouse table is perfectly decorated.
Blessings,
Robin

Suzy said...

You've been tagged! Please stop by.
Suzy

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I too decorate with bird cages, birds and nests! I especially love the white one on top of your plate holder.
Penny

Kelley said...

Your birds & nests are so peaceful!

restyled home said...

Well, I think I've just found someone who loves birds and nests more than me! I love your collection, and I can't wait to see your home all done up for Christmas!!

Linda

Rosemary said...

Cindy,
Another thing that we have in common. I have nests, birds and cages as well. I can't seem to stop buying nests especially.
I love your vintage cage.
I agree, that bird is too cute to only put out at Christmas.
Rosemary

Sondra said...

Cindy,
I love the chippy cage on top of the refrigerator. You have quite a collection of birds/cages there. If you're interested in adding to your collection (for almost no $...I know you like that!!) and there is a Dollar Tree anywhere near you, they have some gorgeous birds right now in in glittery gold and copper colors - 2 for $1. They also have some cute little white ones(no glitter) - 3 for $1. I just came home with boat loads of both yesterday. You never know what kind of projects will hollar out for a little birdie company, right!!

Classic Charm said...

Lovely...you are so "tender" at decorating. Very sweet...
Rose @ Classic Charm

Classic Charm said...

Lovely...you are so "tender" at decorating. Very sweet...
Rose @ Classic Charm

Raised In Cotton said...

I just love birdcages Cindy! You can do so much with them. Love your pictures.

Cathy said...

Hi Cindy,

I am absolutely loving all the "bird" treasures you have around your home. I love them all ~ and some of them look really familiar! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Keep your eyes out for the next Romantic Country!

xoxo
Cathy

Cottage Magpie said...

What fun to see! I adore birds and birdcages and have a bunch of both. In boxes in the garage, unfortunately, but someday I'll be able to unpack everything!
~Angela :-)

Deborah said...

Cindy, you just may have me beat! I collect birdhouses and birds also. Love you collection!

Elzie said...

So many lovely birdcages you have. It's really nice with all these birds everywhere. I too have had finches, or rather my daughter did.
Hope you have a good day.
Love Elzie

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

Another inspiring collection! I love the way you have show cased your beautiful bird cages, nests and birds.

Your home is truly eye candy.

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

Another inspiring collection. I love the way you have show cased your beautiful collection of birdcages, birds and nests.

Your home really is eye candy!

Marilyn ( in Dallas )

Lallee said...

Your white dove looks beautiful on your plate stand. Great idea! I love all your birds and nests.

dining room set said...

Wow! Bird’s decors. Me and my wife love birds totally. We have lots of birds in our house and we also have many different birds’ decorations. This blog is perfect for us.

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