Sunday, September 16, 2007

Homes for gnomes and birds.....

For those of you who remember last autumn, I love toadstools. We arrived at the cottage to find the magic of the season has begun! These were stacked up against our patio like a busy city of homes for gnomes. I was so glad I decided to run out to take a photo that evening as the next morning, this delightful 'city' of toadstools had all but disappeared.

I wanted to show you something I found while out shopping last week with a friend. I just had to have this birdcage when I spotted it under a table at a florists shop. I had purchased it with the intention of placing it in the corner of our bedroom where a rather small pot containing ivy is hanging. The birdcage will only fit there if we change the position of the hook and our rounded ceiling is solid concrete so I decided to not do that afterall. We would have to drill a hole near the end of the rounding and I am afraid of the damage it may cause. Our ceiling in the bedroom raises up to 4 meters height in the middle and we have a sky scene painted on it with clouds and swallows.

Instead, I placed the cage on top of my armoire with a plant and one of my straw hats to see how it would look there. I placed the wooden cases I had used there in the corner where the plant is hanging to give it more of a full look. I had also intended on creating a flower arrangment in this cage but it would not be visible up on the armoire so I will leave it like this for now. I just love this birdcage.

11 comments:

Nancy said...

The toadstools are wonderful Heidi! You are the person that gave me an appreciation for these little wonders of nature. I am anxiously waiting for ours to arrive.

Beautiful bird cage, and I like it with nothing in it. The details really show that way.

Lynda said...

I love what you've done with the birdcage, Heidi! It makes a perfect vignette. ~ hugs, Lynda ♥

~ Janice ~ said...

I love the toadstools! I can only imagine a little magical world surrounding them! It's a lovely photo. The birdcage is so pretty and I really like your arrangement of it with the hat and plant! Good job!

Anonymous said...

Hello Heidi, The birdcage looks lovely up there. How nice that you decided to give it a place in your bedroom afterall. groetjes Sonja.

Alice said...

I'll never understand people who don't catch the magic of toadstools. Thank you for sharing yours. They made my day!

Tanya said...

Great birdcage and what a great idea for it. You clever one, Heidi!!!

Tanya

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

I don't know which I love more-the birdcage or the hat!!

diane said...

Now that you mention it, Heidi, it does seem like yesterday that we had toadstools! WOW! Time flies and our favorite season is once again upon us. I am going to take time out to enjoy and savor it, this year. Love the birdcage, it is very pretty!

Ragged Roses said...

What a beautiful birdcage, it looks lovely just as it is. We're going on a mushroom hunt in a few weeks time in the woods! There is something very magical about toadstools and mushrooms isn't there?
Kim x
Thanks for the birthday wishes!!

Kristen said...

What a precious birdcage! I love the hat as well! The toadstools are so great, they just make my imagination go to work! Every time I see them I am tempted to write a short story of the gnomes that could be found within their stalks. Silly, yes, but it sure sounds like fun! :)

Anonymous said...

This is my favorite. You need some of my gnomes to sit under the toadstools. I have plenty to share as you know. hahaha.
love you, mom