Thursday, September 13, 2012

Not So Spooky

I drove home from an estate sale last weekend, covered in dirt, rust and grease with a smile on my face and truck full of treasures!  As I drove along, thinking about the 4 old birdcages I had just salvaged, I was suddenly inspired to do a little Fall crafting!

 After scrubbing years of bird crud off of the wires, and removing dozens of little feeders, watering vessels and funny little bird "toys,"  I lined the bottom of the cages with tea stained book pages.
I attached a few friendly crows and one adorable owl to some knobby twigs and arranged them in each cage.
Next, I did a little paper crafting, making "Happy Harvest" and "Happy Halloween" signs for a few of the birds to hold in their beaks, and a festive tag for each cage.
I think these cages are a fun, whimsical bit of Halloween or Fall vintage style decor, without being
too spooky
They are headed to my space at Camas Antiques tonight!
Thank you for your sweet visit today!  I am off to see if I can get a little painting done!  I hope to have a furniture makeover to share soon! 
Enjoy the rest of your week!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Sharing this post with these fun link parties:

Creative Things Thursday at The Vintage Farmhouse
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Inspiration Friday at The Pickett Fence
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Home
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Potpourri Friday at 2805


Marsha said...

Love this idea! Too Cute.
Marsha @ Every Little Birdie

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

Cute idea! I just ran across an old bird cage and didn't know what I could do with it so i didn't get it. I wish I had that creative thinking. Love it!

Jamie said...

What a fun post, Amanda! I love the cages and the little owl with the sign. I've been looking through your past few posts that I've missed. Your style is so beautiful and the little glimpse of your baby girl was so precious! Have a wonderful day! ~ Jamie

JP said...

My, oh my...this is adorable!!! I just "pinned it" to my board "Fall,Halloween and Recipes, too!"

pink*cherub*moon said...

Those are so cute! Very creative and festive for fall/Halloween - I love them! Must have been a great estate sale - don't you love that? Thank you for sharing! Hugs, Leena

Debra @ Common Ground said...

LOVE these!! the crows and that fuzzy owl really set these off! great little signs too. Nothing like washing off years of bird poop, oh the lengths we go to!!

Jane said...

These are so adorable! Now you've made me want to go prowl around for an old birdcage so I can try this look on my front porch....

Sares said...

Love this! All things Fall are so fun and when we have beautiful weather like we've been having it makes things so much better! Last year went straight from Summer to rain so I really needed this sunshine fix. Let's hop it holds a while longer! Have a great week!

Sherry said...

I love that owl!!! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

super cute!!!! Just had a lot of fun catching up on all your recent posts. Love what you did with the frames, and the birdcages has me rethinking one in my booth right now :) Hope you are doing well my friend. Miss you.

must love junk said...

I adore old birdcages and yours look amazing! I just found you and am your newest follower :)