Monday, July 20, 2009

The Bird Cage


Bird cages are everywhere in decorating, but I must say that most are too shabby chic or country for my style. I have found some that are elegant and sophisticated. For those of you who follow my blog Chinoiserie Chic, they would be perfect for lovers of Chinoiserie as well. Any of these would be wonderful in a bedroom, sun room, screened porch, or breakfast room. These lovely bird cage mirrors with a red robin and parrot above and below are from one of my favorite stores Anthropologie. With their weathered iron cages and distressed mirror glass, they have a great antique look.


This Gold Bamboo Antiqued Bird Cage Mirror from the Mermaid Hut is so chic with its gold finish and little birds perched on it.


For a dramatic piece, I love this decorative aviary from Wisteria based on a 1930s French bird cage.


These beautifully crafted iron bird cages from the New York Botanical Garden are for birds or as beautiful decorative items. The double one is so unique. The single version has a beautiful Chinoiserie base. Both are on sale.



12 comments:

Averill said...

Mermaid hut mirror is definitely my favorite. And I generally agree with you -- bird cages are a bit too shabby chic/country for my tastes, too. These though, I may make an exception for!

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-You need to check out all of the Mermaid Hut Golden Bamboo line. They are gorgeous in person.

Jill said...

Such a conundrum for me...love birdcages, but can't bear to put a bird in one. Being able to fly and not having the opportunity must be horrible. I've had two clients with giant birdcages. They are lovely...one has live birds (oh well), the other has a taxidermy peacock...which is a bit surreal.

Style Redux 2 said...

Jill-I would just use these as decoration. I agree.

Sam said...

My mom always had a birdcage in the dining room of our house growing up. Never quite understood it -- and she has fantastic taste. Guess, I am the one who has it all wrong.

xx,

Sam @PrettyLovely

Jenn said...

I agree with Averill, the Mermaid Hut one is fab. I actually do like birdcages, but agree they've been a bit overexposed for a few years. These ones are great though. Not too precious...

Style Redux 2 said...

Sam-I could definitely have a gorgeous antique aviary in my sun room.

Style Redux 2 said...

Jenn-I like the Mermaid Hut's line of Golden Bamboo furniture and accessories. I've recommended it to several people and everyone love the quality.

annechovie said...

Love these, Beth!

Style Redux 2 said...

Anne-Thanks. Hope you enjoyed your time off.

ticklishfromadistance said...

Love these. Those first two are amazing!

Style Redux 2 said...

G.-I love the first two myself. Thinking of those for my house.