Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mini Bird Cage... #4

This is something of a make-shift corner in our dining area, with all kinds of things sitting on top of each other!! (See all the rainbows from my window prisms?)


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I've had this mini bird cage for so long that I don't even remember where I bought it! It sits on top of a little mirrored cabinet which, in turn, sits on top of our little jelly cupboard.


I thought these parakeets were life-sized when I ordered them on-line a year or two ago. When I got them I was disappointed because they were so teensy weensy. But then I realized they were the perfect size for this little cage...


So little green Pete sits on the right hand side of the cage...



...while little blue Pete sits on the left...


And here's my beautiful Nana posing with her handsome Pete back in the 1950's. She absolutely loved her parakeet(s). In many of the photos I have of her with a bird, the cage door is wide open so her Pete could come out if he wanted. In the photo above, you can see that the cage door is open and she has put a little bowl of water in front of Pete's cage for him to bathe in. The writing on the back of several photos tell how Pete loved to bathe in these little water filled bowls that Nana put out for him...
I have a table very similar to the one pictured above that belonged to my mom. Some day I'll post about it. But just the other night I saw tables almost identical to this one at Target, except they were black and my Nana's was green.
By the way, I'm going to try to post my 'one-year blog anniversary' giveaway items on Saturday, so be sure to check back then, especially if you like birdies!!!

Donna

8 comments:

Joanne Kennedy said...

You are making me really want to get a Pete or two of my own now! They are so cute!

I think it's a good thing I live with my sister who has clearly said that "Two dogs are enough" or I would have so many animals you would end up seeing them do a story about the "crazy animal lady" on the news.

Hugs,
Joanne

kathi said...

Thanks for your sweet comments!
You've got me looking for birdcages and cute little birds
for my house! Saw two at Tuesday Morning yesterday, didn't buy them 'cause they weren't "my" colors... I'll keep looking!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

I've always loved bird cages... really nice birdcages.

Di

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Oh yes, these are my favorites kinds right here. I love it. I would display that empty anywhere in the house. Lovely is the room it sits in as well.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I like to look at birds, but I don't know if I could have one. My dogs don't seem to care for birds. It's okay though, every spring the finches build a nest under my patio cover so I get to enjoy them through the living room windows.
I just have to tell you, I enjoy the stories about your Nana. Nana is what my girls used to call my mother :0).

Kathleen said...

I love your little "petes". They look very realistic. I had an aunt that was crazy for parakeets...she always had one. Your Nana looks so very happy in the photo! HUgs, Kathleen

Lisa said...

LOVE HEARING ABOUT YOUR NANA

HUGS FROM MAINE

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

AWWWW! They are precious! And how sweet that it reminds you of your grandmother. laurie