The other day my neighbor Karen asked if I’d like to have her grandmother’s birdcage. She was in the process of cleaning out her upstairs, and trying to clear away all of the ‘stuff’ that she didn’t use. Although she has a sentimental attachment to the birdcage, it really isn’t her style at all. She leans much more towards mid-modern .
Yep, definitely not mid-century modern.
I decided to take it to use as a photo prop. I already had a brass birdcage prop that I used now and then though.
Clearly it’s not nearly quite as fabulous. So I’m replacing it with the one from Karen, and turning this one into Christmas décor.
The first thing I did was line the bottom of the cage with some sheet moss.
I thought the moss would both create a natural looking base for my vignette, but also give the faux snow something to stick to.
Next I used my hot glue gun and added some bottle brush trees and a golden reindeer.
Once again, the trees and deer were from Target.
I also added a couple of small vintage glass ornaments from my stash.
Finally, I just sprinkled some freshly fallen faux snow over the whole shebang.
I didn’t add any fairy lights to this one, but it would be pretty with some. They’d be super easy to tuck in since the whole top of the cage comes away from the bottom.
The Christmas birdcage is for sale locally, so if you’re in the area be sure to check out my ‘available for local sale‘ page for more details on this and other items currently available.
Now, here’s some homework for you. Check around in your house, I bet you have a vintage item like a birdcage or a lantern that you can add a Christmas vignette to. Then just pop over to Target and get some bottle brush trees and some tiny deer and see what you can come up with!
13 thoughts on “the Christmas birdcage.”
I’ve really been enjoying your winter scenes! (You’ve probably caused a rush on bottle brush trees at Target! 🙂 Warmest wishes of the season to you and Mr Q.
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Same to you and yours Connie!
Thanks so much!
It is amazing the items you can add some Christmas decor and fairy lights to and make a nice display. I am nuts fir the bottle brush trees.
Oh man, love your new to you birdcage!! After your other post, I had to go to Target online and order two sets of the deer family – too cute!
They really are pretty adorable, aren’t they?
Very cute Miss Quandie………AND, no matter how much I might look here at home, I’ve got no vintage birdcages or lanterns that I’ve just forgotten about! LOL……..
Well … LOL, I do always seem to pull these things out of a hat. Maybe your local thrift store has some?
That turned out so darling! I have been “Targeting”! I love the trees. I have them throughout my holiday displays!
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I look forward to your emails everyday. Beautiful work