Monday, July 6, 2009

A Thrifty Birdcage!

I'm sharing my new birdcage arrangement for Rhoda's Today's Thrifty Treasures and Diane's 2nd Time Around events. This is the first time I've participated in their fun weekly events.

While wandering in Joann's Fabrics not long ago, I stumbled across the most adorable black birdcage. It was 60% off and the last one in the store. I was tickled pink and almost did a happy dance, as I whisked it into my cart.

Isn't this just too cute?!?

I had a couple of bunches of red and white geraniums in my flower stash and a small clay pot on the patio. A quick prime and paint job transformed it to a shiny black pot. A little heart shaped birdhouse that I painted many years ago adds color and detail to the bottom of the cage.


The top of the hutch over the desk has a birdhouse theme, and the birdcages seemed to fit right in. I'm trying to think of a something whimsical for the green birdcage. It may become black very shortly. ☺


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Enjoy!

Diane

37 comments:

♥Mimi♥ said...

How cute! I have several old cages in my house but I have to fill them with my living plants since Miss Camille Suzanne finds it impossible to overlook a little blossom!☺

Linda said...

Love that bird cage!!! I have several and am trying to decide if I should unite them by color. So you think you'll paint the green one? Linda

prof en retraite said...

Hi Diane! How pretty! I like your geraniums in the black pot...perfect addition to the cage...and the idea of grouping them! Can't wait to see what you do with the green one! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Diane, this vignette is so pretty!! Great 2nd Time Around Tuesday!

Foley said...

I love bird cages!! Great find and beautiful arrangement!

Kammy said...

So cute ! I bougt two birdhouses for plants this last week - I think they are fun !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Diane loving the birdcage.. you know I have a quite the collection of them. I don't think a person can go wrong with a vignette of birdcages...hugs ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Diane loving the birdcage.. you know I have a quite the collection of them. I don't think a person can go wrong with a vignette of birdcages...hugs ~lynne~

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

I love birdcages! What a great treasure you've made! Happy creating!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane! That's just so cute! Makes me want to go out to JoAnn's and see what they have! :-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Justine said...

It's adorable! And yep, I'd paint the green birdcage black too!

Justine :o )

Smilingsal said...

How creative you are to put a bird house inside a bird cage! I like your new find.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Like your birdcage. I have a few sitting around. :)
Glenda

marty39 said...

Love your new birdcage and the green one too. It really is pretty with the geraniums and the birdhouse. What a lovely vignette. Hugs, Marty

Jadehollow said...

Diane.. what a great find.. at Joann's of all places. I love it.. been looking for a cute one myself.. hopefully I'll get as lucky.
Hugs,
Debbie

~Caro~ said...

i love the clearance aisles at Joanns!
Very cute, great convo piece!

squawmama said...

What a great find... So cute and looks perfect in your little vignette...Just beautiful

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Blondie's Journal said...

Very cute birdcage, Diane. I love what you have done with it. And you can change it out seasonally too!!

The green birdcage, hmmmmm...I have 1 last parrot that needs a home...

xoxo
Jane

g.suzie said...

Great birdcage and isn't it amazing what a little elbow grease and spray paint will do to resurrect something for a 2nd go round!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

What a great bird cage. I've been searching for a great one at a great price, hopefully holding out will eventually pay off.

Phyllis said...

Hey Diane,

What a great find. I love all sizes and shapes of bird cages. I even have my grandmother's old one for a gazillion years ago!

ceekay said...

Love the birdcage. I would love to find one also. I think me and just a few other people...cuz, they are hard to find!

Tootsie said...

just as cute as can be!!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Cute! I love the flowers and the birdhouse inside the cage. Great idea!

lilsista said...

I love bird cages and I love spray paint! I recently found a cage too and I put my wedding bouquet in it...looks great! I'd paint the green one too...but that's just me. Smiles! :0)

ann said...

darling.you KNOW i love anything to do with birds.
you did a great job....ann

Jill said...

I love all the cages. I especially love the bike. I wish I had a nicer yard so I can do all those things.
Maybe I will just move to my farm.. :)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Diane,
Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around. Sorry the links were lost last week!
Love your birdcages!

ann said...

i love the cages.they're so cute.anything to do with birds.haha...Ann

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning darling, thanks for swinging in to see the guys on their tractor..lol.. you know how it is.. men and their toys..at least he's still wanting to play with them on occassion. Hope things are going well your way.
hugs ~lynne~

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks for your sweet visit Diane!
I'll tell my hubby he did good.

The lightning strike and resulting fire was really scary! We could not believe it that the house was on fire from it. Flames were leaping out of the side and black smoke was pouring out of the chimney.

I kind of thought we were all safe in our own homes from lightning?
I guess not. Hmmmm....
Alex said he thinks it smoldered in the chimney and the heat was just too much.

Have a wonderful weekend my friend,
~Melissa :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh girli, I just couldn't help myself. The weather is so fall like here. Just beautiful. I had a couple of rainy days, Bill slept most of them so had to "start" on the fall decorating. Guess I got carried away and it's all done.. lol I keep getting comments it's too early. Guess not for me huh?? lol I hope you're having a terrific Sunday...hugs ~lynne~

trailrider731 said...

hay hay,Love your birdcage decor and especially love the family dog pix!!!

seeya,
Lynn
the best is yet to come!!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Diane,
How are things in your neck of the woods? The days are really getting cooler here...not much blooming outside in my yard these days. Glad I can stop here and see your beautiful pics to remind me Spring will come again! :-)
Susan

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You really got lucky with that wonderful bird cage. It looks so pretty. laurie

Penny said...

Thanks for sending me your blog link. I can see you've been as active as me lately. Very nice blog though! Love it that you met your husb on blind date and married 37 years. Whoever hooked you up did a fantastic job!
Thanks again.
Penny

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Diane,
I've missed seeing you around Blogland! I hope all is going well in CA for you all. You must still be on Facebook doing the Farming thing. I haven't checked that one out yet. I'm not too sure I should get started on something else on the computer though. LOL!

Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. I really appreciate it. I definitely had a scare a few weeks agoand now things are much better. ~Whew!

~Blessings my friend, ~Melissa :)

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