Hanging Out.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Remember when I said I purchased two items at FIND? You already know about the curved chest I put in the bedroom. But its high time I revealed the other thing I picked up as well.

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Did you spot the new addition? It's the distressed wooden bird cage.

You might have noticed - I have a thing for bird stuff. Aside from the obvious ode to the cage in the blog header, you might remember my obsession with the bird market in Hong Kong. Or the little bird statues on my bookshelf. Or the birds on branches I painted on my office window. Or the two parties I've planned with a bird theme. What can I say? When I like something, I really like it!

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Hand Painted Window Treatment bird on branch and feather centerpieceBirdhouse Placecards in Feathered Nests


So when I was shopping at FIND, I spotted this lovely arrangement. I love how the two look together but space was limited. I took the little one home with me.
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Although I have a confession to make. I love the way it looks but I don't think it will be there for long. Even though we made a special trip to Home Depot to buy the kind of anchored hook that is supposed to work in plaster ceilings, I'm not so convinced this bad boy is going to hold. That birdcage is pretty heavy and my ceiling is just weak little paster. Makes me worried I'll come home one day to find the cage and plaster bits all over the floor.

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In other words, I might be taking it down soon enough but its hanging out for now.

41 comments:

  1. why dont you get a corner L shaped bracket and mount it to the wall? Kind of like this...

    http://www.dobbies.co.uk/acatalog/gardman-03131-32-elizabethian-brackets.jpg

    Only something that fits your decor. :)

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  2. I agree, that birdcage is very pretty!!! What a pity you can’t have both!!! They look amazing!!!

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  3. Love a few birds myself, it looks very fun hanging there! Hope it holds or some brilliant reader offers you the right solution! Janell

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  4. Hang in there birdcage! It looks great - and while the two in the photo look great together, I almost prefer the single one in your room!

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  5. Maybe you could get a cute 'plant stand' type table to place it on? I've seen some beautiful mahogany tables with marble tops on ebay.

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  6. I had a birdie a few years ago and love birdie items myself. His cage was an antique and heavy. I was able to find a stand to set up in the corner to hold the cage. An L bracket may work also. I hope you find something to display this fun piece better for you!

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  7. Love your birdcage! Victoria's idea is a great solution. If you end up moving them to the center of a room, the two cages together would look really really fab!

    ~ Joanna

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  8. how about a bracket (like a plant bracket) that you could lug into a stud on the wall...

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  9. The only thing missing is the bird :-)

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  10. Beautiful! It looks perfect there - I hope you can find a way to make it a permanent addition without it breaking to smithereens.

    I just love bird cages! I'm glad you spotted one so beautiful and were able to take it home!

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  11. PhillyLass12:02 PM

    That light fixture is gorgeous. Source info, please?! Thanks!

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  12. I'm a fan of (fake) birds in the home as well.

    I like how the bird cage very closely matches the one in your header, that's cute!

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  13. Old House Lover12:11 PM

    Remember that under the plaster is lath. The two together are pretty sturdy. If you used a toggle bolt style hook it should hold the birdcage.

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  14. It looks great! I hope it holds as a great addition to the room I am envious of your dress form.

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  15. I absolutely love this room! Hope you find a way to keep the bird cage up. It looks beautiful there.

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  16. PhillyLass: The fixture is vintage. Picked it up at an architectural salvage place somewhere in New England. I blogged about it way back when.

    Stereos: No birds for me. I like bird like things but live birds gross me out :)

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  17. I love it!

    And I agree about your light fixture in this room. Every time I see it I sigh with envy.

    Kelly

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  18. I just love this room. It's been fun to see it unfold into something so tranquil and delightful! The bird cage is the perfect addition.

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  19. It would be pretty on a pole (w/e they're called that hold bird cages) if you found it fallin out the ceiling. It gives such a nice visual. Will you be adding candles at all?

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  20. The birdcage is divine!! Hope it hangs in there!

    I thought it was specifically chickens that gross you out. HA! =]

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  21. The pole you are describing sounds good but I want something that went with the style. Any suggestions of where to look?

    I dont light candles except for when company comes over so no candles here.

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  22. I love all things birds too, well all thing birds except for the real thing! I love your birdcage. Unrelated I love the photos on the wall, they look great!

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  23. um. I'm jealous. very very jealous...

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  24. Laurel10:48 PM

    Total warning about plaster ceilings. . . we had a loose ceiling fan pull down our plaster ceiling in May, and BECAUSE of the lath, it came down in large sheets until we have a 10 ft by 10 ft hole in our ceiling, right up to the roof! The weight of the plaster caused damage to the ceiling below when it fell (pls the asbestos it exposed). If you're at all concerned about the weight on the ceiling, I would not leave it up there. Sorry to be a downer, just trying to spare our trials and several thousand dollars in repairs!

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  25. How are the prices on the furniture pieces at FIND? I live in CT and am thinking about making the drive but want to know if they have really good deals on the furniture. Thanks!

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  26. such a wonderful space! thanks so much for sharing, and i hope you have a wonderful week my dear!

    xo urban flea
    http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

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  27. I like the look of the antique birdcage but the chain worries me and the plant bracket as Victoria suggested is a good idea. Yet I was also thinking of using an old wooden column as a birdcage stand to hold it up.

    Welcome back, you've been missed.

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  28. Anonymous11:08 AM

    Oh I hope it holds up it is so cute !!

    Your arrangment of those pictures needs some work,too straight in a row makes it kinda boring. Just my opinion.

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  29. Here's to hoping it stays there and the plaster bits never end up on your floor :)

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  30. It really looks just like you. Adorable.

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  31. I've actually been thinking about buying just that - a vintage bird cage. I was thinking of using it as a sort of hanging vase.

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  32. I think it looks wonderful. I like the idea of a wall-mounted bracket for it.

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  33. ! What a pity you can’t have both!!! They look amazing!!!

    Work From Home

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  34. Mrs. L ......Everything you do turns to gold. Simply beautiful, truly. I love your little bird statues. Can I ask where on this earth you found those beauties? I love reading your blog... I get excited to see what the next post will be and I am never disappointed.

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  35. I love birdcages and birds except of course the real thing! ick!!
    I would love to know what color paint you used for the walls.
    Thank you!

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  36. Saw the cutest doormat this morning at Target and thought of this post. Can't seem to get a link to work - it's Smith & Hawken Bird doormat.

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  37. I really like bird stuff right now too :) I'm happy I found your blog! I made a tree for my happy little birds...

    http://craftingreallyawesomefreethings.blogspot.com/2010/02/craft-11-recycled-tree.html

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  38. Anonymous1:27 PM

    Lovely, just like the rest of your home. I've always loved the idea of using a dress from as decor. Where did you find yours, and if you don't mind my asking, how much did you spend on it? Just wondering if I need to just suck it up and pay the money, of if it is worth holding out and looking for one at a great price? Thanks!

    -Melissa

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  39. Anonymous9:51 PM

    Maybe you can get something like this:
    http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/f5/0/AAAAAlwMvqEAAAAAAPUABg.jpg

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  40. OK, since this post was written in Feb, you have probably already either suffered a plaster casualty or come up with something to deal with it, but I was thinking that you could look for some sort of vintage plant holder of something, so that the bird cage could be suspended but not bearing weight on any part of the house..I have plaster walls too..what a pain!!

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