a british bird cage.

As I mentioned last week, I’m actually off visiting my mom in Las Vegas this week!  But not to worry, I have scheduled a few posts in advance, just to keep you company while I’m gone.

I went thrifting with my picker/ex co-worker/friend Sue last week and one of the items I came home with was this giant bird cage.

I’m not sure if you can judge the size of that thing in that photo, but it is about 40″ tall and 18″ wide and deep.

I think the best thing about it is that it comes apart easily.

So, not only easy to transport, but easy to fill the inside with whatever you want to put in there.  A pretty fern?  Some books?  Some sweet concrete birds?

Just don’t plan on putting a live bird in there, this thing is for décor purposes only.

I love all of the layers.  Maybe simply because it reminds me of a big wedding cake, and I could really go for some cake right now.

Of course I had to give it a little bit of quandification.

I lined the pull out tray with some Cavallini London map paper.

Then I added just the smallest bit of wording above each of the doors.

Are you sensing a bit of a theme here?

The transferred words and date are both from IOD’s Label Ephemera transfer.

How fun would it be to add different things inside for each season?

This cage is really too large for my small house, but for someone with larger rooms it would be fantastic.

So, if any of you locals are interested, yes, this slightly British bird cage is for sale ($48).  Send me a quick email at qisforquandie@gmail.com or leave a comment on this post if you are interested and we can set something up for when I return from my mom’s house.  And if no one calls dibs by the time I get back, I’ll be taking this one in to Reclaiming Beautiful.

What do you think?  Do you need a British bird cage?

18 thoughts on “a british bird cage.

  1. Too bad it won’t fit in your piano room because it looks fabulous with the board and batten and gray walls! If you are really in the mood for some cake, you should check out Chef Flemming’s BakeShop there in Henderson. If you have not been there, I think it will be right up your alley. Enjoy your visit to Mom’s!

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  2. I am a huge bird lover. Even known to be called a Birder. I’d love it! I would never want to cage a bird. Though I know they can be well-loved pets.
    Can it be shipped? 😉 Beautiful work, as always!

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  3. Beautiful….would be a nice addition to any home. I have one that I got at an estate sale and o bought a light fixtures to put inside to use as a hanging nightlight. Still haven’t gotten as far as assembling it, but will get on it! I like the transfers and paper you used! Have fun at your Mom’s…bring some sunshine and warmer weather back to Minnesota with you!

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  4. It’s beautiful! And the words above each door sets it apart from any cage like it! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. Have a great time at your mom’s.

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  5. Well, it never ends Miss Quandie! All these crazy great items you’re able to find in your area! I just love this bird cage 😀

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  6. I’m also in Vegas this week, bit visiting my new granddaughter! Hope you’re having as much fun as I am.
    PS. You made perfect changes to that bird cage to elevate it! Nice work!

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