through the seasons – an ornamental birdcage

Thru the seasons - ornamental birdcage

Next in my “through the seasons” series I wanted to share my ornamental birdcage since I just decorated it for Fall.  If you are not familiar or just curious of my “through the seasons” series you an see all the previous posts at the end of this post.
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The ornamental birdcage sits in front of our big window in the living room and at 28 inches wide by 32 inches tall by 12 inches deep it’s a pretty substantial piece.  I love it and it was a great find at Tuesday Morning many years ago.  My only wish is that it was a vintage piece and not a distressed reproduction but then again it might not have been such a great find then.

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I added some fabric and organic pumpkins to inject a bit of fall.  I usually have a plant and | or some books in here but I have done many different looks for Fall and all seasons throughout the years.  One year I filled the entire thing with real pumpkins.
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It was such a great WOW factor.  Fun Fall for sure.  {You can see more pictures by following link to the original post above}.

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Another year I filled it with pine cones and the like.  Another fun project that took me from fall into winter.

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Filling the birdcage with organic large elements always makes a big statement in a very simple way.

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I love the look and feel.

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For this year I used a mix of pinecones and white pumpkins.

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A black owl and some spiders quickly swoop in for some Halloween fun.

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I don’t regularly decorate the birdcage for Christmas since it gets moved to different spots. We put the Christmas tree in front of the large living room window, which displaces the birdcage.  I did find this snowy owl scene from one year.

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After the craziness of the Holidays passes and we turn to the new year the birdcage takes a pause like most of my decor.

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As Spring creeps in I add some blooms and springtime love.
Orchids 101-6Orchids 101
If you like orchids the above link is a great post all about caring for orchids.

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As springtime blooms it quickly turns into some Easter decor.

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Dried flowers look just as great as fresh flowers.

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The birdcage is a pretty big focal point in our living room so I always try too have an interesting and appropriate vignette.

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Springtime draws into summer time vibes when I tend to use seashells and the like during this time of year.

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My Santos bust even makes it into the birdcage vignettes sometimes.

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My girlfriends gave me the Santos as a birthday gift a few years back and it’s one of my favorite pieces to decorate with.  It usually sits in my foyer to welcome all who come through our door.  You can read more about it here {Santos Love}.

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If you enjoyed seeing my birdcage through the seasons you might like my other through the seasons posts listed below.  Happy reading 🙂.
“I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect.  They are much more interesting.”
~ Marc Jacobs~

Other Through the Seasons series posts:

Through the seasons - a goat cartthrough the seasons – a goat cart 

Thru the seasons-clochesthrough the seasons – cloches

Throughtheseasons cast iron urnsthrough the seasons – cast iron urn trio

Green bottlesthrough the seasons – green bottle collection

Thru the seasons-a wreaththrough the seasons – a wreath

Garden orbsgarden orbs


  1. I love these birdcage ideas! So unique–I’m inspired to decorate mine as well!

  2. I am so glad you liked the birdcage decor and it has inspired you. Thank you so much for dropping by.
    XO- MaryJo

  3. Jenn Dynys says:

    Such a versatile piece! Thank you for sharing the ways you have decorated it at Embracing Home and Family! I am sure others were inspired as well!

  4. Love this idea. I will definitely consider purchasing one of these the next time I am looking for home decor. It is such a fun piece. Thanks for sharing. #HomeMattersParty

  5. I love this bird cage and all of the lovely ways you decorated it. Congratulations, You are being featured at Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by.

  6. Carol Cook says:

    Oh Mary Jo! This speaks to me on every level. LOVE. Featuring when my party opens up tonight!

  7. Thanks so much Jenn for hosting Embracing Home & Family. I so appreciate you taking the time to stop by & I hope my birdcage inspired others. 💛🙌🏼
    XO- MJ

  8. Thanks so much Donna. It’s great seeing you here. I so appreciate it.
    XO- MJ

  9. Thanks so much Bev! Just came back from your party and I so appreciate the feature and you hosting every week. It totally made my day!
    XO- MJ

  10. Thanks so much Carol. You’re a sweetheart and I totally appreciate it. I am so glad you enjoyed my post.
    XO- MJ

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