Thursday, July 2, 2015

BIRD CAGES OVER TABLE, INSPIRATION THURSDAY


You know we've been in love with the idea of outdoor dining (though so far this season, that would have been impossible, ha).  Anyway, I think what drew us to this image were, believe it or not, the birdcages hanging from the tree.  We could easily do something like this in "Barnabas".  Spray painted in various colors, it would be a nice accent, one that could be left hanging year round.  We've even thought that perhaps they could be used as a hanging holder for large candles of some sort.  

Funny thing, about two months ago, I was in a thrift store and someone had dropped off 5 or 6 wire birdcages just like these.  I remember thinking "I wonder what those could be used for?" but didn't get them.  D'oh!  

Sometimes we just need a jump start on inspiration...which is why I post these every Thursday, ha. 

Be inspired!


14 comments:

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Super cute!

Gail said...

Before I read, I thought candles! Great idea.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

so pretty but you better put little umbrellas over all of them!

Colleen said...

Bird cages are also good for putting in a potted plant, candles, a decorative item of sorts, Christmas lights, with clip on clothes pins, clip on old, favorite photos on the wires, make into a hanging light fixture, decorate them up for the holidays throughout the year, fill with old, heirloom Christmas ornaments, use for succulent plants, use as Christmas card holder.
All else fails, add a bird or 2 ( your cat would love that) :}

Colleen said...

Gosh, forgot about the bird cage that I decorated for a friends wedding which sat on the registry table which held the wedding cards and made for a wonderful keepsake for the bridal couple .

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a gorgeous idea!

Elephant's Child said...

Fun.
They would look good with tea-lights burning in them. And citronella candles might keep some bitey bugs away while you ate...

Texas Rose said...

Really pretty. I like your idea about candles inside them.

Anne in the kitchen said...

My cousin's son had an outdoor wedding they they had bird cages with large pillar candles hanging from trees. It looked like what I imagine a storybook kingdom would be. It created a magical effect and I think it would be stunning over a dining table! It has been my experience that anytime I see something that sings to me I should go ahead and buy it. The inspiration for using it always comes right after I see it. (Now ask me if 20 years later I am still pining for a carved wooden monkey chandelier I didn't buy because I had no use for it right then)

FionaG said...

They look lovely and so many creative ideas have been mentioned. I think if I was going for lights I would lean more toward Japanese lanterns.

Anonymous said...

Have you rushed back to the thrift store to see if there are any or, hopefully, all of the birdcages still there? If you don't check, you will probably regret letting the opportunity slip by. Good luck!

jaime

Sandy said...

1st Man,

You could actually turn these cages into working lights!!!

Colleen said...

wire bird cage ideas
https://www.google.com/search?q=decorating+a+wire+bird+cage+for+Christmas&biw=1280&bih=628&site=webhp&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=V2CWVenIO4H2oAS8y4rIAg&ved=0CB0QsAQ

Colleen said...

More decorative uses
https://www.pinterest.com/txsheree/birdcage-decor/

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/birdcage-decor/

https://www.pinterest.com/nostalgic/what-2-do-with-a-birdcage/