Vintage Bird Cages
Vintage Bird Cages ~ Sunday Brocantes
I have not always been a fanatic for bird cages ... in fact, until I found my first gorgeous cage at a brocante here in Normandy, I can't say that a cage ever caught my eye as décor inspiration. But once I had seen a couple of very different antique bird cages at the flea markets, I became hooked and now I can spot them from 500 yards away and I must even confess, have not been able to part with the last two I have purchased.
Unlimited décor potential, they can be displayed in multiple ways, indoors or out.
A simple cage can add flare to a small space holding books, photographs or prized mementos; metal, wood or even wicker....
I nearly had to arm-wrestle two lovely French ladies for this wicker one, which will be for sale from Sunday Brocantes on Second Shout Out in a few weeks! Handmade and one-of-a-kind... I couldn't resist buying it as it suited both my love for vintage wicker and bird cages.
There is an architectural appeal to bird cages; many are colorful and stunning in design.
And they add something magical to a setting... breezy, whimsical and festive.
Chippy, rusty and shabby, they exude 'flea-market-chic'! -- Like this 18th century French cage.
And I love seeing them show up in a charming and functional way!
Bird cages fit into many design styles; they look great in a country or cottage setting, add an interesting touch to a modern space, and blend well into vintage collections of books, art and sculptures to create a Paris apartment look.
When I am out 'brocanting'-- vintage bird cages are a new favorite find!
Images: 1. Duet Weddings 2.Good Housekeeping 3. Inspiring Décor 4. Sunday Brocantes 5.Neiman Marcus 6. Duet Weddings 7. Sunday Brocantes 8. Better Homes and Gardens