Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bohemian Birdcages


      I've been wanting to make these little pretties for quite some time.
The pink birdcage has been languishing on my work table half finished for weeks now.
Today we had terrible weather (again!), hubby went out and the kids were happily occupied so I set to work on these.

This one started out as a little white cage that I bought.



The pretty paper on the roof came from the paper Sylvia wrapped Liberty's birthday present in.
Liberty is a very good, careful girl when it comes to unwrapping gifts because she knows I love pretty paper!

And this was a little gold cage that I bought a while ago.
Just for a change I thought I'd 'verdigris' it and I quite like the effect!

I love that there is a little opening door on this one.


And this little lovely started out as a few bit's'n'pieces I had lying around!

All in a rainy morning's work!
Fun!!

And a HUGE thank you for all Liberty's birthday wishes, she knows so much more about the world because of you!

Mercedes

41 comments:

  1. Mercedes,
    your birdcages are SO cute:D
    Greetings, piikko

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  2. They are beautiful:)I have a crush on the middle one....and the one on the right, and...always love what you do:)

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  3. Mercedes, the pictures of the 3 birdcages are so lovely , I think they are "header" worthy! I love them all! Everyone of of them but I love the bits and pieces version a little more. That paint job is fab fab fab :).

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  4. They're fabulous Mercedes, love the additions.

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  5. Absolutely adore them. My favourite is the one made of bits and pieces. So clever

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  6. Mercedes, die kleinen Käfige sind wirklich hübsch geworden. Eine nette Idee... ich habe auch noch einen kleinen in rot rumstehen. Den werde ich jetzt ganz schnell einfärben.

    Und noch nachträglich... herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag für den kleinen/großen Sonnenschein.

    Liebe Grüße aus Germany PuNo/Monika

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  7. Imagination makes a good miniaturist....and you have bounds of imagination.

    Linda x

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  8. Oh, Mercedes, I love each and every one of them! Love the verdegris!

    xo
    Claudia

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  9. They are so cute! Lovely work! :-)

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  10. Those are so cute. My favorite is the one made of bits and pieces...what did you make it from?

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  11. Your birdcages are wonderful, Mercedes. I´ts a good idea to paint the standard ones and personalize it. I had some years ago, wish I had kept them. The one you made from bits an pieces are my favorite, though.
    Love, Susanne

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  12. Mercedes, those little cages are just gorgeous!Did you make the tiny nests too? I have two little cages myself, but never would have thought of adding such lovely details! I am learning so much from other peoples blogs! :)

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  13. They are absolutely delicious!!

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  14. Preciosas las tres jaulas!!
    Saludos. Beatriz

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  15. They're lovely! You are so talented.

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  16. Oh Mercedes.. I LOVE that last one!
    They are all pretty, but that one is magical :D

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  17. Son preciosas. Quedan muy bien así envejecidas. Clara

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  18. Your bidrcages are so pretty - I love the one with the paper roof!
    You always have such great ideas!

    Eva J

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  19. Lovely birdcages! I loved stopping by!
    Linda

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  20. Mercedes,
    I love your minis .... your birdcages are beautiful!!
    kisses
    Angelina

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  21. Simply gorgeous Mercedes. I love the way you turn ordinary things into small works of art.

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  22. You've made them all look so sweet, little treasures!

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  23. Mercedes, I LOVE the birdcages!! They are so darling and delicate looking! Congratulations to Liberty turning 6!!! I love that she is still in that little skirt you picked up for her!! It looks like her party was the best!!!!

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  24. They are lovely! I especially like the pink one with the patterned roof! Very cute, Mercedes, and a good use of a horrible Sunday!!

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  25. They are lovely!
    My favorite is the blue: I find it simple and poetic :-)
    Mini hugs, Flora

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  26. They are so adorable! I just bought a birdcage for the candy house and now I'm thinking it's not so pretty and needs modifying! Your birdcages are much more beautiful!!!

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  27. Mercedes, you never cease to amaze me! I especially like the blue one with the blue eggs!

    xo,
    Sophia

    PS the show is at the end of the month--hoping to see the rose bush lady there.

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  28. They're wonderful Mercedes! I love the tiny keys and the nests inside. :)
    Maia

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  29. Ahh wow!!! All three cages look amazing! The tiny nest is a great touch too.

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  30. son unas piezas que me atraen especialmente.
    siempre me gustaron las jaulas con formas extrañas y divertidas,y las suyas son encantadoras.
    un abrazo

    They are a few pieces that attract me specially.
    Always I liked the cages with strange and enterteining forms, and theirs are charming.
    An embrace

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  31. What beautiful birdcages you have made. To find cheap minies lying around and turn them into something special is truly an artist.

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  32. Me encantaron las 3 jaulitas. Besos

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  33. Son unas jaulas monisimas,me gusta mucho como las has envejecido.
    Felicidades por tus trabajos.
    Rosa

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  34. Mercedes tus jaulas son maravillosas !!!

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  35. The bird cages are great! I just got one myself that I was thinking of shabbying up. :)

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