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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Flower Bird Cage

Have you ever made a purchase at a flea market or antique store and regretted it almost immediately? A few months ago I bought a bird cage and was so upset with myself because I didn't need it, didn't really want it and paid too much for it! I had one of those "Duh!" moments as soon as I put it in my car. I put it away and tried not to think about it.


I was lucky enough to find Joanne at Cottage in the Making's blog. On one of her posts, she had actually planted flowers in an old bird cage. What a great idea!! I asked her if she didn't mind if I "borrowed" her idea and she very graciously agreed. This is my version, but you really need to see hers. It's beautiful!

I started with my over-priced bird cage and bought some little flowers on sale. I lined the bottom of the cage with a piece of plastic from the bag that the dirt came in. Then I added the little flowers and a little cement bird.

I had the door open so you could see my bird better, but real birds got trapped inside. I felt so bad for them when they panicked and desperately tried to get out of the cage as I approached. I managed to get them out unharmed. Now I keep the little door closed and everyone stays happy.

It's been very hard lately to be motivated to be on the computer. I've been selling on eBay for five or six years and I think I'm a little burned out. I still have lots of stuff to sell, but I just can't seem to get to it. The problem is that I was on the computer for so many hours a day, that now I barely even read my emails and have neglected my blog and all of you. I'll try to do better...
Patricia :o)


Kathleen Grace said...

Oh yes, I've had buyers regret a few times! At least you were able to turn your birdcage into something really beautiful to enjoy. Still feel regret?

TattingChic said...

Your little birdcage garden turned out beautiful! Love the hanger you have it on, too! Such a lovely way to beautify one's home. Thanks for sharing! :)

Joanne Kennedy said...

I just adore your beautiful bird cage garden. You did a wonderful job! That is sad about the real birds but it was a bit funny too thinking that you made such a lovely area that they wanted to go explore. Glad you got them out though.


Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Yes, I have bought things and then later on thought....."I really could have done without that"....but you found a lovely way to make something out of it! I know what you mean about not getting to emails and does take time! Just good to see you posting! blessings,Kathleen

Farren and Byisteal said...

Hi love! How are you doing today? I just put away my groceries and now I'm sitting here at my laptop eating Kettle Mesquite chips and typing away!

I love that birdhouse! You did a great job but you really should stop having buyers remorse..I won't hear of it! I've never had it and I don't want anyone suffering from!

I had so much fun shopping with you on Wednesday and getting to know you even better. Next time, we will talk about you and only you! I see Marshall smiling at me right now because he knows that I'm visiting your blog and he says, "You really love your Patricia don't you?"...and I said "YEPPERS!! I can't imagine having not ever met you and sweet Erica. Being with you and shopping our hearts out makes me so happy and the fun we have is like a glittery rainbow in my life. I needed a shopping buddy and girl, you are it!! LOL!

Thank you for your sweetness and for your dear friendship. I can't wait until our next shopping trip!

Always with love,
Deanna :D

BTW, my Word Verification word is:
sillyum...that would be a word that we would make up during a shopping spree!

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis,
Ooh What a great idea, I do sometimes buy things and wonder what was I thinking??? But later I end up finding some use for it lol too. I love your bird cage garden thanks for sharing it with us.

Hugz Lorie

Solange Belém said...

Hola amiga, que tal estás?
Paso a desear-te que tengas una felice y hermosa semana. Sus trabajos son guapíssimos !
Abrazote apretadíssimo.


Farm Chick Paula said...

What a neat idea! You've really made that "impulse buy" into something beautiful, Patricia!

Sylvia said...

Patricia, I always love yard art and yours is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


English Cottage in Georgia said...

So nice to read your lovely post. I too have been challenged at keeping up with the blog world.
I remember seeing Cottage in the Making's birdcage post. I was on a short hunt for a birdcage to use until I got distracted.
Your birdcage planter has me focused on being a copycat again. It is soooo cute.

Rebecca said...

I'm soooooo lovin' that birdcage. NO kidding! What a great idea. Isn't it funny how things work out sometimes? I've regretted a few things too. I have a vintage baby bed that is taking up room in my shed....DUH? Someday I'll figure out it's purpose!

Thanks for your blog and the music is divine!


Diane said...

I just love the way the bird cage garden turned out, it became a wonderful find after all, it just needed a little creative touch and there it is just charming! Thanks for stopping by my blog I do know what you mean about feeling old, I'm a grandma that is weird!
Hugs, Diane

Buy Bird Cages said...

Wow, that is a beautiful bird cage, I totally understand what you mean by the being burnt out by the computer, sometimes you just gotta take time off for yourself and just relax!