"Decking My Halls"
Have you figured out that I have a fondness for birds?
I had a bird cage theme in my Great Room
for a couple years "before"
I saw bird cages on designer trees!
Copper and lime green are two of my favorite colors
and work perfectly in the great room.
I collected a bunch of small bird cages from yard sales,
craft stores, thrift stores, then spray painted all
with copper glittery paint and filled them full
of lime and copper ornaments and beads.
Wired them into the tree for security.
The mantle carried over the theme with a couple
copper trees (stuffed with white lights) and greenery
The I stuffed a bird cage full of ornaments and
a glittery swag on top of the cage to "top" it off.
Notice the mantle quilt...
The table runner matches the mantle quilt.
Brought the same copper and green
into the candle centerpiece sitting on
an old antique mirror used as a tray.
A real bird cage and holder found a place
between the tree and mantle and carried those
same colors across that corner.
Sprayed it with copper paint and filled with
ornaments, beads and white lights
Later the bird got out and sat on TOP of the cage.
Fun and unexpected!
Another year, a different mantel vignette but
same bird cage theme.
Pretty easy to change the theme up a little
and give it a different look and feel.
I recommend placing fabric
or something on the mantle, before decorating,
to protect the wood mantle from scratches.
And here is the lap quilt that matches
the mantle quilt and table runner.
What has been your favorite "theme"
in my decked out halls so far?