BIRDCAGE WHIMSY


Thank you for joining me on my countdown to Paris. I will experience my own April in Paris when I arrive on April 23rd! I have been before, however, I am really diving in to research in preparation for this time. I want to make the most of my 5 days there! Remind me to write about our almost 3 week home exchange we did a couple summers ago! As I do the research for this trip, I am kicking myself for not seizing more opportunities during my longer stay. I have been composing a shopping list for my upcoming trip. I have posted the past couple of days about French grain sacks and industrial design. Today, I have another item to add to my list…bird cages. Birdcages are magical to me for some reason. I don’t know if it is the fact that they enclose and hug whatever resides in them which creates coziness. Or if it is that they resemble sweet little houses (open air concept!) that come in so many shapes and sizes. Here is a large four foot 20th century French birdhouse complete with chicken wire walls!

Now, that is more like a bird mansion. A statement piece for sure. Here are some other ones that have been used to house other treasures or simply to be hung in an usual arrangement on the wall, or to light up an evening event…

Some other birdcage sightings…