Sunday, December 9, 2012

Decking My Halls with bird cages

Day 9
"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?     


  1. Your house looks very festive! Love it all and especially love all your matching quilts!

  2. Copper and lime green isn't a combo I've seen much of so I'm glad you introduced me to it. Very striking! I like your coordinating quilts too. Looks like a lovely room to live in.

  3. Since birds are my passion....what can I say! They are magnificent! THanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

  4. It's a very pretty color combo, and how clever to put the birdcages on the tree itself. I love that.

  5. Your decorations are beautiful. I love the colors you have used. Patty
    paweis@ yahoo dot com


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