So it’s time for me to spread a little more pink prettiness in my world.
It is Think Pink Monday after all.
A while back I showed you this bird cage that I thrifted.
It’s metal and a sort of charcoal black.
The two birds are metal as well.
I really wanted to lighten it up.
This was an easy birdcage makeover.
I gave it a couple of light coats of a lovely white paint and primer combo spray paint.
Then it sat for a few weeks while I thought about what to do with it.
Both John and I are big readers, and we love books… and we love, love, love old books. We never met a used book store that we didn’t love. I started thrifting old books from garage sales and thrift stores way back in my 20s.
From left to right, in the above photo, the books I chose for this project are:
Romeo and Juliet
It was published in London, England, and has a publication date of MCMIII, 1903
It has a very fine ribbon attached at the top of the spine that acts as a bookmark.
I love finding books that someone has signed, especially if it’s a long time ago.
It’s fun to imagine who they were, and what travels this book may have taken to get here.
This book is part of a series and covers the letters F-H, by author.
It’s dated 1905, and all of the included works are by men including Benjamin Franklin and Nathaniel Hawthorne, just to name a few.
I find it interesting that it was edited by a woman… Jeannette L. Gilder. Was that unusual for that time? I don’t really know.
This book is part of a nine volume set, but sadly this is the only one I have found.
It’s dated 1911.
And the last of the four is Treasure Island.
Another obviously very old book, but it’s undated.
I recently found this absolutely gorgeous handmade doily with large 3D pink roses.
The price? 25 cents!!! There was no way it was not coming home with me.
I’m always a little saddened that someone’s beautiful work can be worth so little.
But if someone else loves it, like me, then it’s worth so much more than just money don’t you think?
So here it is on my bedroom dresser, surrounding my newly painted bird cage.
I added my books.
I added my one and only Willowtree figure, Angel of Wishes. It was a gift years ago.
Then I went into my stash to see what else I could find
I added the bottom of a glass heart box and, as a nod to both Valentine’s Day and my love for books, a pink rhinestone heart-shaped brooch is placed inside the box to add some sparkle.
Then I scattered a few bone china roses that somehow survived in tact when their base was broken.
I love the fullness of the roses, and that you can peek into the birdcage and see what’s inside from different angles.
To feel spring in the air… to hear robins sing… to smell flowers in the garden… to feel the green grass beneath her feet and between her toes… and to be reading a great book with the warmth of the sun on her skin.
This rebel is wishing for the very same things.
In the meantime I’m enjoying the beauty that winter has to offer…
through pink coloured glasses. lol.
I hope February is treating you well, and until next time… Think Pink!
Thanks so much for reading!