I've been wanting an old birdcage for quite awhile.
For a bird you ask?
Of course not.
To fool around with and use as a decorative item for the seasons,
or as a planter or to burn candles in.
(An incorrectly structured sentence that one is, for sure)
Mr. T and The Writer just shook their heads when I came home from a Swapmeet with an empty birdcage. The Maven was with me when I spotted it at one of the booths, knew I had been looking for one and therefore wasn't surprised at the lightning speed at which I snapped it up. I had about six people ask me where I got it from as I walked around the rest of the swapmeet - and they knowingly commented, "you aren't going to put a bird in it, are you..."
So, here's what I finally came up with after letting it sit empty for awhile.
Leaves are falling like crazy around here. Gathered up some of those.
A few pretty sprigs of berries from a bush in the backyard.
A piece of driftwood I had from a Florida beach excursion.
A little wooden replica of a church door, that was my dad's.
An small, empty white frame because, why not? Plus it adds some lightness to the scene.
Added some votive holders - made sure none of the wood, berries, leaves would catch on fire and...
.... my touch of autumn - caged.
It looks better inside, in the evening - I think.
Decided I didn't like it by the fireplace, where I had envisioned it.
Mr. T could finally see what I had in mind.
Not sure if he actually "gets it", but he plays it smart and says he thinks it looks nice.
After Thanksgiving I can come up with a "Cagey Christmas".
I have been taking advantage of my GPS the last few Saturdays and have been visiting various areas in Los Angeles as I attend some fascinating estate sales. It's a good way to see new areas, check out some nice homes and learn my way around a bit.
Here's a picture of one of the views I saw this past weekend - Bel Aire.
I hope to share some of my fun finds this week.
No more bird cages.