Monday, September 22, 2008

A Really Big Birdcage!

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I've always wanted one of these mega-sized birdcages but every time I found one they were really expensive...like around $100. Saturday I was on my way to Trader Joe's and decided to stop in at Pier One Imports and I saw this bird cage but I couldn't find a price tag. I asked how much it was and they had to call another store because they didn't know. When he got off the phone, he told me it was $80 and he must have seen the disappointment in my face because he then said "I'll give it to you for $40." I could not believe he said that!!!
It looked big in the store but when I brought it back to my little apartment it looked even bigger...maybe a little too big! I'm going to keep it though because you never know...someday I may be in a bigger home and I can picture this on a wrap-around porch with some white wicker furniture and some big beautiful hanging ferns....I'm such a dreamer.

93 comments:

Rue said...

Hi Cindy :)

That birdcage is GORGEOUS! I think he was flirting with you ;)

I can't wait to see you on Oct. 2nd!! I know you must be really excited :)

hugs,
rue

ROXY said...

wow, what a great deal!! That was a score:) thanks for sharing:)

Jan and Tom's Place said...

That's such a Beautiful bird cage...and a wonderful price!!!

Looks good to me!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a great find and bargain!! I love it and I love how big it is!!
Michelle

Arleen said...

Hi Cindy. I've been spying the very same birdcage at Pier 1, and I keep waiting for the price to drop. I recently bought a $100 planter box there for only $7.50, so there's hope. How great that you got it for $40! I'll have to head to Pier 1 again soon!

~Arleen

Deborah said...

How do you do it?!! That must have been one great look of disappointment. I'll have to work on mine.

Looking forward to seeing you on TV!

Hugs,
Deborah

Glenda said...

Holy Guacamole that's huge.

It would be so wonderful anywhere. You lucky dog you.

Ciao

paintergal said...

That is a beauty!
Now you know we will all go to Pier 1 and expect the same deal.
"But, Cindy got it for $40 at her Pier 1," said with a forlorn pout.

sandra/tx said...

I love it! I might have to make a stop at Pier 1 on my way home today.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Wow and it was already white... it is beautiful and I think it looks just right on the bird house table.... it gives you nice height in the corner....
HUgs
Linda

Mary said...

OMG, what a great bargain, and it is gorgeous!!!
xoxo,
Mary

Dolly said...

Oh Cindy I will have to take you shopping with me!
:-)
I have been wanting a nice birdcage...
I already have the wrap around porch and wicker furniture!

I am planning a Pier One trip soon!
The nearest one is about 2 hours from my home but if I can find a cage as pretty as that it is worth the trip!

Thanks for sharing!
Hugz,
Dolly

Debbie said...

Beautiful birdcage! I LOVE Pier 1! I recently bought two soft green wrought iron bistro chairs for $17.10 each on clearance from there. They are so much fun on my front porch.

MaryBeth said...

It is truly beautiful. What a lucky break to get it for $40, it is your good karma giving back. MB

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Cindy - that is so pretty!! I have a white birdcage that's similar in style, but much smaller that I keep it on top of my corner TV hutch in our living room... And then I have a teensy one that same color and style that's on top of the mirrored cabinet that sits on my dining room jelly cupboard. I just love birds and birdcages, too! What a deal the clerk cut for you!! That certainly doesn't happen every day ... Enjoy your bidhouse - it is beautiful!!!!!...Donna

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Oh my gosh - I definitely need to read through my comments before clicking the PUBLISH YOUR COMMENT button! Sorry about all the typos and the grammatical errors! I guess I got too excited about your birdhouse!!...Donna (who is clearly in too much of a hurry today!)

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

There is no way I would have passed that up for that price either; it is just GORGEOUS!!
And, it never hurts to *dream*! :)

Joanne Kennedy said...

Wow! Very nice. How did you get that in your car?

It is very big but it looks great in your corner. I think you should keep it there.

Great deal!

Hugs,
Joanne

Anonymous said...

Cherish your dreams, Cindy!! If you don't dream them and plant those seeds way down in your heart, they can't flourish!! You WILL have that lovely home with the wrap around porch, I just know it! Lynn

Esther Sunday said...

Score! I think it looks great in that corner.

Sharon~heartsongs said...

Of course you need to keep it if you love it. You never knows what's ahead for you. I have wall to wall furniture in my home. More than my little house should have. But I can't part with them because they are all pieces that I want. I'd rather believe that I may have room for them someday.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

That's going to look great on the porch of your dream home! I love it. Until then it looks pretty in your apt.(;
Hugs~Kelly

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

Oh my goodness! How fortunate you are. That is to DIE for. And I think you put it in the perfect place!!!
M.L.

Stacey said...

To Die For!! Way to go.

salmagundi said...

It's beautiful!! It is crying for white wicker and a porch. Keep dreaming! Sally

Anonymous said...

Cindy,
That is gorgeous! Just a note: the stores are really needing sales so they will negotiate almost anything. (At least the higher end stores.)

That birdcage would look great at a wedding reception for the gift cards!
Jan

Anonymous said...

Cindy, Fall is here and some white pumpkins piled inside your birdhouse would look great maybe on a bed of natural color raffia.
Have fun with it! No it's not too big. Yes white pumpkins and a big fat white candle holder with a big white fat candle on the outside of the cage. Cute fall look! Sharon

ceekay said...

beautiful Cindy. I agree, you need to keep it. $40 was a great price...I have seen them $200.00!

Pat said...

Cindy, NEVER give up your dreams! Someday, you'll have that porch....and you have the birdcage now...so part of the dream is has already come true! Pat

The Rose Room said...

Bargain of the century! Rachaelxo

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

wow Cindy, did you ever catch that guy asleep ! Great deal ! I love it , I want it ! hehehe

Anonymous said...

Cindy, Did you forget? You are going to win the HGTV Dream Home this year and it's got a front porch the NEEDS a big bird house. Wouldn't that just look beautiful????? But just in case I win, and I believe I will, will you come for a visit? Patty Ann in Tulsa

Bettsi said...

WOW!!!

Fabulous find, Girlfriend! I'm so jealous. I'm sure it will be beautiful whatever you do with it. I don't think it's too big for your place- it's a statement piece and it is utterly romantic.

Suzann said...

It's absolutely wonderful! Congrats on the great buy.

Simply Dandy said...

Hi Cindy,
Hey us dreamers need to stick together. It's what makes us tick!!
I am so happy you got your birdcage. Are you still thinking about painting your yellow with a tan. I used a color from Sherwin Williams called Softer Tan in my kitchen and I love it.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Michele said...

Cindy, I think the birdcage is beautiful, and I also think it's GREAT that you're a dreamer!! I am, too, and I think it's the dreamers that have the best chance of making their dreams come TRUE!!! I hope your dreams do come true!! Congrats on the great deal you got on the birdcage!!

Hugs,
Michele R.(CA)
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

September said...

It is SO pretty! You must have been beyond excited with that deal!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

I love your beautiful new birdcage. I think it looks perfect in your room/house.

Blessings,

Sher

Tracie~MPMaison said...

Hi Cindy,
I love that birdcage, it's gorgeous! Now, will you go shopping with me, so I can get half off the regular price? Good for you on such a beauty (and what a nice guy!).
Happy day!
xo~Tracie

pedalpower said...

Not too big...it looks perfect!

Virginia said...

Cindy, lovely bird cage. I personally think that subconsciously you are finding all those lovely items for that lovely home you are dreaming about.
This quote came to mind as I was writing to you.
We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the
soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.
Woodrow Wilson
Blessings and keep dreaming,
Virginia

Anonymous said...

That's a really cool cage ~ and it's already white!! I don't think it's too big at all ~ it looks just right on your table in the corner!

Karin

Carolyn said...

Beautiful birdcage and hold on to your dreams because good things happen to those who wait! Carolyn

Brown-Eyes said...

Hi Cindy...I quit going to Pier 1 because I thought they had become too pricey...but, nay nay you say..
Sometimes our dreams are the best part of our lives...keep on dreaming dear heart! ;-) Bo

Rosemary said...

Beautiful Cindy!!
I know you will love it. I remember you commenting on the big birdcage I had gotten at a flea market.
Enjoy,
Rosemary
PS, you were meant to have it.

just a little bit shabby said...

Hi Cindy!
I agree with the lady who said it will look great on the porch of the HGTV dream house when you win!! Maybe it is an omen! Don't you just love when you get a smokin' deal.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Hugs!
Sandyt

Frosty said...

That's a monster!

Say... Could you possibly take another picture with your dog inside it? (:

Mike Frost

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Aren't dreams wonderful? They provide such hope. The birdcage is wonderful~lucky girl.

Becky said...

Hi Cindy,
I love the birdhouse. It will be wonderful on that porch one day. There is a scripture, Luke 16:10 and I have seen it tried and true. If you are faithful in the little things then God can trust you with the bigger things.
You will see your dream. You have taken the home that you have and made it a thing of beauty. He see!
Becky

Picket said...

Oh my word girl that thing is gorgeous! What a great treasure! Oh and I am right there with you when it comes to a big wrap around porch and wicker and ferns...ohhh weee..can't wait to see the next page of that dream! lol lol Have a great week girl!

chatelaine said...

Note to self: work on look of disappointment. Great score Cindy.
I love Pier One too! I was there this weekend no ethereal birdcages to be found. Glad you are keeping yours.

Morse farm said...

Hi Cindy!

The birdcage is absolutely beatiful, lucky you.
I also think the guy was flirting with you....was he cute??? hi hi
I can see your drem in front of me, I hope it will come true.
Bodil.

Janet said...

You couldn't NOT buy it for $40. and besides you wouldn't want to hurt his feelings!

Janet

Charmingdesigns said...

Ohhhh what a good deal!!! Its lovely. Laurie

Brandi said...

what a great deal!! it so pretty! love it.

Brandi said...

what a great deal!! it so pretty! love it.

diana said...

love it... keep dreamin girl..

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Cindy, I LOVE it!!!! I have a thing for birdcages too. And we dream alike also, lol!

Thank you for the kind comment. I hope things get better for us all soon!

Love ya,
Amy

Joyce said...

Sometimes dreams can keep us going and there's nothing wrong with that. Your birdcage is beautiful and it will look divine on your wraparound porch with white wicker furniture that you will have one day.

Robyn said...

I love it! Gosh it is gorgeous! Just stunning!
Hugs,
RObyn

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

That is one spectacular bird cage!!

M ^..^

Kathleen Grace said...

Gorgeous! And a great deal to boot. I think it looks wonderful in your beautiful home:>)

KimmyJ said...

I just got a job at Pier One yesterday as holiday help - I want that discount! :) Gorgeous cage, dream big, never stop!

emily said...

What a great bargain!! Looks beautiful!
emily

chezgrisouille.canalblog.com said...

Ta cage est magnifique et le prix.....
Bonne et douce journée ensoleillée
Joëlle

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Now that's a bird cage!!!
Love it! you always find such beautiful things.
Cyndi

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

That birdcage is making me SOOO jealous right about now! LOL!! What a blessing to get that at such an incredible price! Hang on to that, you'll always find a way to use it :). It would look lovely in your garden, too!

Joan said...

Cindy - definitely keep the birdcage.. it was meant to be. It's stunning. I think I'll go check out my Pier 1 and see what they have..maybe they have a birdcage on sale also !!

Elzie said...

I can understand you were thrilled about this cage. It's just great. I wouldn't mind to have it at all LOL.
Hope you have a great day.
Love Elzie

Gollum said...

I love the birdcage! What a great price. It looks great in the corner--love it there. Decorating and dreams go hand in hand--without one, the other is impossible. So, the more dreams the better, is my motto.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I just thought to myself, what about morning doves in that cage? We have some and they make the loveliest and most peaceful cooing noises. Just a thought!
Congratulations on your wonderful dream come true...for only $40.00. wow.
Blessings
Debbie

Angela said...

This post is old news, but today is the first day I'm reading it.

I love this birdcage, it was meant to be yours if you got it for such a wonderful price, and HELLO??? IT's WHITE!! You didn't even have to paint it! The universe knew it was in your heart to have one, and it opened up the opportunity for you. Don't ever get rid of it, it's clear that the birdcage is meant to go somewhere in your life; and I think it's for your next, bigger home.

How exciting!

Pink Slippers said...

OMGosh. What a guy!!

Monica Santa Cruz Cottage said...

Score!!! I wonder how many people read this and rushed out to their Pier 1's? Hee Hee.

Anonymous said...

Love the bird cage, and what a great deal. Looking forward to seeing you on HGTV.
Glenda/MidSouth

*** Kelly Maria said...

Great Bird Cage,... I believe you could put a Christmas tree in it! (giggles)Really it is quite lovely.

I recently Rediscovered Pier 1. It has been in my town for a few years now, but I never had the interest in going until the other day. Now, I can't wait to go back! They have some really great items, love their dishware.

I was a child of the 70's and remember being D-R-A-G-G_E-D into Pier 1 by my mother. I remember her buying dried bouquets of straw flowers, wicker furniture, and a Big Ol' Budha! ha!
Boy have times changed!

Sorry to trail off on that----
Beautiful Blessings~Kelly Maria

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I almost forgot to comment on that incredible bird cage! You got a fantastic bargain on it and it looks great in your home!

Kady

Jennspiration said...

$40 Bucks! That's awesome! It's beautiful! Good find!

Reese and Marie said...

Hi Cindy,
I have been following your blog for sometime now but am just now posting as i finally have my own blog. I love your home and what you have done with a duplex is just so inspiring and amazing. I too love birdcages and this is really lovely! I love Pier One - they always hook me up with deals, too! They must authorize their sales people to do that. Well, hope to come back again soon. Stop by and visit my blog if you get the chance!

-Kari
~Reese & Marie~

Michelle said...

Cindy,

This birdcage is absolutely AMAZING!!

Thanks for sharing!

Michelle

Catherine Holman said...

All I can say is WoW!
Catherine

The Brenda Blog said...

It is gorgeous! What a great price! It is quite romantic looking, but you could always put some crows in it for Halloween...tongue in cheek.
Brenda

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

No friggin way!! Girl, talk about being in the right place at the right time. The scale is perfect there, I'm so glad you found it since you couldn't decide what else to put in the corner before. Problem solved!

Sandee said...

Oh my, Oh my, what a find. I would die for that bird cage. Lucky, lucky you. I'ts 1 A.M. here right now, but as soon as the store opens I'm heading to Pier One...only a three minute drive from my home.
Thanks for spilling the beans

Crossroads Cottage said...

Wow - that birdcage is gorgeous. And at $40 - what a steal!!!

Sandi said...

Hi Cindy
me again Sandee. I left a comment two days ago and just want to say....guess what I got? I went down the very next day and it was posted as $80.00. I told the clerk the storie of someone getting it for $40.00> She said come back tomorrow and speak to the manager. I did and she still only wanted to 15% off...I continued to whine and cry,,,oh but it a summer item it should be 50% off. She finally said yes. Again thanks for info.
Sandee

Charlene said...

LOVE the bird cage! I would love to have one like it. I have a vintage on that I found at Round Top (large Flea Market in the Texas Hill Country). It needs to be painted & seeing yours inspired me. Love your Blog & style. I am very new to blogging but loving learning every day.

Charlene said...

LOVE the bird cage! I would love to have one like it. I have a vintage on that I found at Round Top (large Flea Market in the Texas Hill Country). It needs to be painted & seeing yours inspired me. Love your Blog & style. I am very new to blogging but loving learning every day.

Flipperdelph said...

I love your birdcage ! Actually your whole blog is so great ! Thanks !!

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous! I love your style...I don't think my husband would go for the shabby chic decor :(

Patricia Torres said...

oh my gosh... this is gorgeous.. I've always wanted one as well.. but they are way toooooooo expensive here..

Laurie said...

i want one so bad. how long ago was this? wonder if they still have them?

Cindy said...

Laurie, it was in 2008 and they don't have them any longer. I even bought the last one here at my store.