Hi there everyone! So happy to see the NEWBIE reunion party is going well. It has been so nice to pop in and visit some blogs I have not been to in a while. Thanks for joining in. I teared up last night over some of your posts. You are all too kind!
Now let me share a very special Shabby chic bird cage with you. Funny little story to go with it too.
You see I received this birdcage from a very special lady, in which I have never met.
Her name is Isabelle, and she is my Father-in-laws cousin. My husband remember’s her as a kid and has very fond memories of her.
Now getting back to the story…So, apparently Isabelle is a regular reader of me little ole blog and she has gotten to know me through IT!
Imagine that!:) Recently, while my father-in-law was visiting with his family, Isabelle decided to send him home with this special bird cage. She purchased it some 25 years ago at I believe an antique store. It was very expensive even back then. Probably something I would never splurge on for myself. I know nothing more about it, except that I LOVE it.
The patina, and the color are just gorgeous!
So Isabelle, you were curious as to where I would put this?
Well, I pretty much knew where I wanted it to be. I wanted to be able to see this out my kitchen windows, and also to be able to enjoy it when sitting out on our back deck, and fireplace area.
My husband was very creative in thought as to where and how to hang it. First we were going to build a pole, and have it in the ground. This sucker is HEAVY..so we went to Plan B. I had no plan B, but Michael did.
he took copper wiring and detailed the four corners and then made the copper come to a peak.
He then took a long black hanger hook and drilled it into the tree.
I knew for certain I wanted it next to the bench that my husband built for me a few years back.
I just LOVE where it is, and now can enjoy it from many views.
Thank you Isabelle for thinking of me! XO
I will treasure it forever.
We did put a few coats of poly spray on it, to protect it from the elements. I do not want it to get totally ruined and rusty. It is just right the way it is now.
I do plan on putting some seed in there as well. I left the door open just in case the birds would like to hang out and build a nest in it for now.