Thursday, October 15, 2009

Show and Tell Friday

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Here we are on my 3rd week of hosting Show and Tell Fridays. Fridays seem to roll around so much more quickly now! I didn't even get a chance to take new pictures of something to share with you this week so I'm reposting some photos of my birdhouse I bought at a flea market earlier this year.

Can you believe I got this birdcage for only $25!!! It was black when I bought it. You can see what it looked like in my original post...just click here. The plan was to move my finches in here but it didn't work out because Beau, my chihuahua would not stop barking and jumping on the cage so now it's just a decorative cage. It's one of my favorite flea market finds and one of my favorite makeover projects!
If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden. Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link. If your link has been removed from MckLinky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting, or e-mail me with any questions.

Thank you! I look forward to seeing everyone's posts...it may take me awhile to get around to visit everyone since I work full time but I'll do my best to get to your blog as soon as I can!


53 comments:

Lenore said...

Wow, Cindy, what a makeover from the original birdcage.....it's beautiful!
Thanks for hosting "Show & Tell".

Red's Nest said...

I just love birdcages and your's is beautiful. I've enjoyed your blog for several months now and you were an inspiration for me to start my blog just last week. Thanks for all your wonderful posts.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

It's beautiful and looks perfect in your home. Of course white was the only way to go with it! I must say I am a little curious where your finches are now (does your dog not try to get at them currently?).

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Love that birdcage!!

Elizabeth G. said...

Cindy,
the first link that I left with Mr. Linky is to my blog in general - oops. So, I re-entered for just my post, so there are ttwo of me. Can you delete the first one? Sorry for the inconveinence!!
Love, love, love your stuff!
Elizabeth

Gattina said...

What a beautiful decoration it became ! you did a real good job ! Maybe one day you find some nice porcellan birds to put in there.

Cheryl said...

Just darling. I am going to be doing the very same thing to one of my birdcages very soon. I just have to find a spare moment to do it!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your birdcage is awesome! And a great price. I have bought many new ones over the years raising birds and they are expensive. And it looks perfect in white!!

I will try to think of something fun to post next week if I can...

Have a great weekend, Cindy! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Susan B said...

Your birdcage is beautiful! You did a lovely job with the makeover. Have a lovely Friday.

Gracie said...

Thanks Cindy for showing us your makeover. I'm following your blog for a while now and I have to say, all your home is so very beutiful, just my kind of style.
I'm at work right now, and we have limited access to internet, I can't see the MrLinky thing, so I post my link here
http://mylittleplace.blog.com/2009/10/16/show-and-tell-friday-8/

Hootin' Anni said...

You found this bird cage at a flea market? It's beautiful!!!! And it goes so well with your home's decor.


Mine's posted ---

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Little Miss M Creations said...

What a great find! It's amazing what a difference a little paint makes :)

Sue said...

Hi

Lovely birdcage--beautiful photos.


Sue

Terry said...

You did a wonderful job on the birdcage.

Thank you so much for hosting Show and Tell. Terry

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow ~ that is some size bird cage for $25.00! Glad you saw past the black; it looks so pretty white or maybe it's just that it fits in so well with your beautiful home.

Cindy said...

Lovely bird cage! It looks much better since you painted it. It's funny that your dog kept barking at it.
cindy

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Love your birdcase, your post, your blog! I always enjoy reading your blog and seeing what you've done and now I'm sure I will enjoy linking to your weekly party! Thanks!

Sheila said...

Wonderful job on the birdcage.. It is lovely as a decor .. I have several bird cages, but none as large and pretty.. Thanks for hosting the Show and TEll Friday

Bellablushcottage said...

Simply beautiful. I forgot to look, do you have the fork chandelier in there? I bet you do.lol Have a great weekend..Linda ;)

Gee said...

Hi Cindy,

That is a lovely birdcage. I dont have even one at the moment. Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.

Carla said...

WOW!!
What a great 'repeat'. Actually what a cool job you did making this your own. Thanks for hosting us today:)

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I remember this birdcae when you redid it...it's beautiful! Too bad you can't put your finch in it . I wouldn't be able to put a bird that close to our dogs either. They already all gather around & freak it out when I clean it's cage or feed it. They're just hoping to get a bite...of my parakeet!

It's my first time playing in Shwo N Tell...thanks for hosting!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your birdcage is just gorgeous. I love it. I also love that beautiful hutch and chair next to it. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I almost forgot about Show & Tell, but I am in. :) I remember your post about buying the birdcage. Love the bird and flowers you have on top. I am in the process of changing the decor on one of mine. Thanks for hosting again.
Have a great weekend.

Chari said...

Hi Cindy...

Hope that my note is finding well today, my friend! Been praying for you and hope that you've completely recuperated from that nasty flu!!!

My friend, I remember your fabulous bird cage when you first posted about it! I love how you transformed it and WOW...what a great deal you got on it! So sorry that it didn't work out for what it was originally intended but it's such a beautiful piece to just display! Of course I can't write this note without mentioning your fabulous frenchy armoire! Girl, I do believe this is the prettiest armoire that I've ever set my eyes on! You did a magnificent job refinishing this beautiful piece of furniture! Soooo very beautiful!!!

Thank you so much for sharing your pretty bird cage and your beautiful home with us...and thank you for hostessing Show & Tell Friday...I really enjoy this fun filled Friday event!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Baba's Special Babies said...

Hi Cindy, I love your Victorian looking birdcage..I have three birds which would chew up this cage..

Thank you Cindy for being our new host for today.. I look forward to visiting your place every Friday..
Have a great day... hugs, Baba

Martha's Favorites said...

I hope I am not too late to join your give away it is so cute. Your home is beautiful. I have followed you for a long time, I rarely leave a comment. I think I should change that. Blessings, Martha

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

That bird cage really was such an incredible find! I have looked for one like it ever since your original post, and have not found anything that comes close to that. My poor birdie is still in his ugly cage, and now I feel so guilty!

The Watts Family said...

What a beautiful birdcage my Love Bird would be most happy in a home like that one! ~Thanks for sharing Blessings Heather :D

Lacy said...

Gorgeous!

Esther Sunday said...

I do just adore this project of yours, so happy to see it again! The chandelier in just kills me!

Leann said...

Good Morning Cindy

What a great show and tell. The cage is so full of vinatgey goodness. I love how you use so many shades of white throughout your home. It's beautiful.

Thanks again for hosting!
Leann

Mrs. G said...

Love the roses and the pretty bird you used on the birdcage. This is my first Show and Tell Friday. Thanks for hosting this fun event. I don't have time to get around and visit participants today but hope to through out the weekend.
Hugs,
Sue

cindy@cottageinstincts said...

That birdcage is stunning! I've been looking for one too, but so far, no luck. Ah well, just means I'll need to keep going to the fleas :o)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Great looking bird cage! It looks great in white; charming!
Cass

Elsie said...

Another awesome makeover. What a
bargin,you amaze me with your finds.
Thanks for another wonderful post.:D

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
I love your birdcage.Thank you for hosting-I know you are busy and this is time consuming for you but fun for us!
Carolyn

silvanasofia said...

hermoso tu blog,soy de un pais llamado Chile y me encanta su hogar felicidades,si alguna vez viaja al fin del mundo encantada la invito al mio

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Cindy..

I always love your home decorating style.. all so calm & soothing.. and your home decor pretties always look so beautiful.. for instance - your mirror, white linen & lace, chandelier, silverware and birdcages.. all nicely display.. thanks for sharing and hosting this show & tell.. have a great weekend!

Heather said...

I love your birdcage it is beautiful! Your amazing I love your blog I found it while looking for ideas to paint my table. I started my own blog because I just love your's. Thanks for doing the show and tell, I love looking at what other people have.

Romantic Crafts said...

Hi,

Just wanted to say that your Blog is one of my favorites! Love your birdcase, but also your house, I'm jealous:)

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I didn't get to join in this week. My camera didn't come in in time. I love that birdcage. I know how dogs are. Some things they just can't get past and you have to cave in or listen to the racket!
Brenda

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Cindy; What a gorgeous bird cadge, love how you decorated it... and the price was just amazing... lucky you.....

Hugs;
Alaura

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Cindy-I entered your links and I put you on mine. I enjoy visiting you.

cindy@stitches

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Hi Cindy, havent dropped in for a while as dont get to blog visiting as much as I would like. You are one busy lady, how do you find time!!! Love your show and tell Friday idea, the bird cage is gorgeous indeed. Will join in next week for sure.
Alicia
time worn style

Jules said...

Love your birdcage. It's very pretty and I love the antique feel it has. Great find! Thanks for sharing. :o)

sez said...

That is one very pretty birdcage :) I love the little birdies on top :)

Thereasa said...

I LOVE this cage! I collect those cages and use them all over my home/yard....for plants, candles, or just grouped. When I saw this post..that is the day I had to start a blog and follow YOU! I hope to do this to one of mine one day!!!! Thanks for your inspiration!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I love that beautiful and big birdcage!!
Michelle

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

That birdcage is so pretty. I can't believe you only paid $25 for it!! Awesome.
♥ Rebecca

Melissa Miller said...

What a beautiful birdcage and your armoire is gorgeous as well.

Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Mrs.T said...

The birdcage is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing it... and for hosting show & tell too!

Thanks also for stopping by my kitchen table.. please visit anytime.

God bless,
Mrs.T

Hope Filled Living said...

Cindy,
I love the birdhouse! I used to have two white doves so I am partial to anything with doves! Absolutely beautiful!
Mary