A Romantic Birdcage Cloche And Chippy Posts

Oh my what do I see shining in the sky today??

Ah  it’s the sun.How refreshing to see the sun shining!

Makes me want to start decorating for spring.

I am sure you are longing for spring too!

Since nothing grows here in the winter I often pick up flowers from the store.

I need something fresh and pretty in my home.


And now that we are past Valentines day I can afford buy them again.

They were very over priced a week ago.


I made some changes to my mantle.

Added some fresh roses to my white ironstone pitcher.

I don’t know if you know this but I LOVE taking photos of roses.

Yes flowers in general.

But roses are a favorite of mine.

Especially pink roses!

I used to paint roses……on everything.

Really I did!

I need to pick up my paint brush and start painting them again!

Back to the mantle.



I had an idea for a birdcage cloche.

So I placed this pitcher of roses in this cage.

I think it makes a beautiful birdcage cloche!


I love the look of these roses peeking through the cage.


Do you see that post?

That wonderful chippy post?

Well originally I had a pair of these leaning against the wall.

You can see that here

That was just temporary.I knew what I wanted to do.

But I was not sure how to do it.So they stayed there.

Leaning against the wall.


That’s my tool! The shark saw!

I have used this on many projects.

Just a bit of elbow grease and you can get anything done!

I measured and started to cut.

It was not as hard as I thought it would be.

After 15 minutes of sawing my mantle looked like this.


Oh and that gate is new too!

Well new to my mantle.I found that a couple of years ago at hobby lobby.

You know that yearly 80% off sale.It was 10.00.

I did have this behind my bed.

But after I changed my room I took it down.

I knew I would have somewhere else to put it.

And this is the perfect spot.

I just painted it white Annie Sloan pure white paint.

Perfect for spring and summer.


A fresh new look for the mantle.

I am getting that itch to change things around for the spring.

My wheels are turning.

Stay tuned……..


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  1. says

    What a great idea! The chippy posts look awesome. Your photos of the roses are beautiful and YES! I long for spring. The birdcage cloche is perfect. I’ve never been to Hobby Lobby. We have one about and hour away, I need to truck on over there. I love clearance!!!

    • Anne says

      Thank you Sherry! Oh this is the best time to shop there.Lots of cool things on Clearance.And remember if you don’t like the way it looks like the paint color you can always change it.When it is cheap like that it is so worth it!

    • Anne says

      Thank you Lisa! I know instead of painting walls I need to start doing some pretty painting.I need to find the time :-)!

  2. says

    Beautiful roses, Anne. The birdcage cloche is a fantastic way to display them. I like what you did with the posts too. Yes, it’s been a little gloomy here in the midwest. The sun is always a welcome sight.

  3. says

    It all looks so pretty Anne. You are quite clever and what a good idea for the posts. It’s beginning to be the time to start dreaming of roses and all things flowery..Happy Wednesday..Judy P.S. What time of the year do they have the 80% off sale???

  4. says

    I have that same bird cage in a larger size, and I can see that mine needs to be painted a lighter color. Yours looks lovely filled with the pale pink roses!

  5. says

    I love your mantel. I love the chippy post. Great idea. And I especially love the roses in your birdcage cloche. Gorgeous! I would love for you to share at Transformed Tuesday. I know my readers would love to see! http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com/2013/02/transformed-tuesday-26-features.html I’m a new follower. Hugs, Peggy~PJH Designs

  6. says

    Your pale pink roses are so pretty! I can definitely relate to the flower buying thing – I check the grocery store ad just to see what flowers are at good prices. I think I have a rose obsession. Lovely post! I have those exact same tiles on my fireplace, too!

  7. says

    Love the birdcage as a cloche. Looks amazing with the roses. I have a little obsession with birdcages.
    Thanks for the inspiration as to what more to do with them.

  8. says

    Hi Anne,
    Ahhhhhh love the mantel. Love those chippy posts. Your posts of roses always so so pretty. Love them in the bird cage. So sweet. I was loving seeing that big yellow ball of fire in the sky today too. Ohhhhhh can’t wait for this month to be over and hopefully Spring on the way soon.

    • Anne says

      Thank you Kris! I know wasn’t it wonderful to see the sun!But get ready we are headed for another storm tomorrow night ….again.What’s with the Thursday snow storms?

  9. says

    Darling Anne your decorations are stunning, and your roses so sweet! I adore them too =)
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comemnts!

  10. Amy says

    Roses are so beautiful! I love having them when I can afford to get them. White are probably my favorite or a very pale pink like yours. I also love them dried. They still look beautiful to me.

    Your mantel looks wonderful, Anne. Great job as usual.

  11. says

    Your birdcage cloche is just adorable! I love pink roses…my favorite flower and color! I need to go get me some. I’d love it if you would share this at “What We Accomplished Wednesday,” at Green Willow Pond. It is live right now. Have a great week!


  12. says

    Oh I could never tire of rose pics, especially pink ones, Lovely! the cage was a great idea! I love the fancy fireplace grate, we are fiailly getting Hobby Lobby in the NW and I can’t wait to go shopping!!

  13. says

    The posts add such interest to your fireplace – looks marvelous! LOVE the sweet bird cage with the beautiful roses!
    Hope you have a blessed weekend,

  14. says

    such pretty roses, anne:) i’ve been looking through my david austin rose catalog for some pale roses to plant this spring. the chippy posts are perfect, too!

    • Anne says

      Thank you so much Lynn! David Austin roses are my favorite! I need to order a catalog so I can order some for my garden.

  15. says

    I’m glad you like to take pictures of roses because they are absolutely beautiful! I don’t long for seasonal changes like I used to, since I don’t have any … but I remember really trying to lighten things up once the weather started shifting … and just how fun it was. Have fun!

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