Bird Cages and Candles

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I am long overdue in sharing my birdcages.  There are only two, but I always have an eye out for a new one (or two) since I love decorating with them.  It's a quick post, since I injured my back and sitting at the computer is painful - but more on that later.....
There's just something about candles on a winter night.  This birdcage has been in our home for over 10 years.  For the longest time, it housed faux birds and everyone who came into the house thought they were real.  
As you can see, the most recent inhabitant is a set of candles.  They are flameless and are controlled with a remote.  I love the fact that they are real wax and the flames are very realistic.  

My other birdcage was the result of an upcycled Ashtray Stand.  One of my favorite projects.
Here it is decorated for winter:
A few pinecones and some faux greens are a nice transition from the holidays to winter.

Here's a quick video of it last Fall:
Love a flickering candle!
Here's another look with brighter light:
I really do love these candles.  They look real, have a remote that can control the brightness, and set a timer, which is really important right now due to my back injury.  

About that......

Feel free to laugh - I hurt my back in a yoga class - over 3 weeks ago!  So much for low impact and good stretching.

It's turning out to be the most expensive yoga class ever - a visit to the Dr - 2 prescriptions - x-rays - and physical therapy.  

I keep telling myself I'm not as young as I used to be and healing takes time, but I'm ready to be healed!  In the meantime, I'm hoping physical therapy is the key.

Thanks for stopping by The Cottage. I do have more projects in store for you - I'm working on them standing up.  The tough part is sitting and writing the posts...maybe I can stand at the kitchen counter with my laptop...? 

Stay tuned.....

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  1. Oh no, I'm sorry to hear you injured your back! I love the look of candles in your birdcage ~ great idea. Hope you get your back issues solved soon! Here via Across the Blvd..

    1. Thank you, Allyson. Sadly, the recovery on this injury is taking its own sweet time...but I do love my bird cages!

  2. Oh gosh, Ann. I'm so sorry to hear that your back is still giving your problems. That's awful. I hope the PT will bring you some relief and those candles will soothe your soul. Be well!

    1. Thank you, Kim. Candles in winter are the best! As for the back - it's been a slow road...

  3. I hope your back injury will heal quickly. I love this idea of battery-powered candles and greenery in the bird cages. I'm sure they add a bit of warmth and ambience in the evenings. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 53.

    1. Thank you, Carol. I love the candles and have no worries about open flames!

  4. That very first one you showed?? I had that exact same bird cage for years! My mother in law bought it for us in gold and I painted it silver for our wedding (we used it to hold all the cards on the gift table), and then I decorated various corners of our house with it.. You have a lovely collection.

  5. Ann,
    I love bird cages and I like how you added the candles. perfect. Congratulations, you are being featured on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.

  6. Lovely bird cages! I'm so sorry to hear about your back! Back injuries are brutal. You don't realize how much movement includes your back until you hurt it. Praying for a quick recovery!! Thanks for sharing on Crafty Creators!
    Niki | Life as a LEO Wife

    1. Thank you, Niki. You're right, back injuries are no fun. Fortunately, I'm beginning to see some improvement with physical therapy...slowly, but surely!

  7. Ouch! I started yoga in the last 6 months, this may be a cautionary tale... I'm sending you prayers for a quick recovery. I love the birdcages, I understand how having a favorite piece or two and changing up the decorations makes you enjoy the object, (and your life!) more. Cloches, lanterns, mini-greenhouses, and bird cages all fall into this category. Nice post and wishes for a quick recovery....

    1. Thank you so much, Jeanne. All I can say about yoga is - be careful!
      I do love my birdcages - sometimes it's just the simple things...

  8. Oh boy, Ann! I know about the silly back injuries thing... I keep hurting mine (one upper thorasic disk and one lower disk) doing things like lifting the dog, digging in the yard. Getting old isn't for the faint of heart!! Hope you are feeling much better today. Keep icing as ice really works to cut the pain/spasm cycle. 20 minutes with a light cloth in between your skin and the ice. Ice is amazing and CHEAP therapy! Learned this in my modalities class of my Athletic Training classes/Physical Education major long ago. Didn't finish the program (nor degree, stupid, I know...) but learned a lot. :) Anyway, I was happy to share your post at this week's Share Your Style #380 for you. <3

    Sending healing wishes,
    Barb :)

    1. Thank you, Barb. I ended up needing muscle relaxers and a few weeks of physical therapy. It took almost 5 weeks for the pain to subside.
      I appreciate the share - I'll be sure to stop by!


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