BIRD CAGES ARE NOTHING OF INCREDIBLE VALUE, BUT I LIKE THEM. Elsa Peretti
So I already shared my obsession with CHAIRS, on my old Blogger blog.
And it would appear that I also have an obsession with bird cages based on the sheer number I have in my miniature collection. You can't really put a skeleton in every room of a miniature setting, (well I can) but you sure can put a bird cage in every room!!
Where this obsession comes from, I have NO idea, but like Topsy, this collection just grew. I think it may have started with one I ordered LONG ago from the Miniature Mart catalog - the home of the famous Maynard Manor, now gone and the collection dispersed.
TThe cage was made by Ellen Krucker Blauer's son, whose first name escapes me. Daniel?
Hexagonal on an hexagonal rosewood stand (which I can't find at the Moment. It was spendy for me at the time requiring a leap. And I gleefully leapt.
The thing is, I sold that one, regretted the whole thing and then came across one on eBay which I HAD TO HAVE, because of the regret. And which I got. Oh. Hello. My. Precious.
However, another regrettable loss from that first collection was a stupendous confection by David Krupick. Which I have been unable to replace. I do have one of David's now, still of the stupendous variety, but simpler. That would be the wooden one 3rd from the left in the slideshow. Ah well.
Next is one (3 images) by Frank Matter, my idol. Next one by the amazing Ursula Dyrbye-Skovsted. And last but not least is a vintage cage by Emily Good who was at the forefront of artisan miniatures around the 70's.
Not sure I am fond of the slideshow for a blog, but I know you can manage.
I PREFER EMPTY CAGES, SABINA, UNTIL I FIND A UNIQUE BIRD I ONCE SAW IN MY DREAMS. Anais Nin
A few of the cages do have birds. Not all. I suppose I should start collecting birds for them to go in them and on them and to appear to fly around a room. Or sit on a shoulder. Or a nest. They there would have to baby birds. Well, you see how things snowball.
What's YOUR obsession? Comment below and you'll make my day.