Monday, August 8, 2011

Treasure hunting....


I LOVE the Alameda Swap Meet!!  It's HUGE and fabulous!!  A fun fun! day of treasure hunting!
Found this darling bird aviary for my new studio.  Something that I had no idea that I needed...but had to have!  Photo is of my daughter, Ashley.....
My new favorite color...Geige!
This swap meet is a great place to find inspiration.  Love this cement wing!!
The best part of the day is coming home to lay out and share the eclectic groups of finds....
Wonderful rusted metal leaves, clock faces, French letters, icons....
A Madonna picture made with bamboo strips....
Beautiful lace and beaded sleeves from an antique gown, Buddhist icons, metal drawer pulls....
My first two finds of the day...and my favorites....a gold glass orb and a funky hand carved wooden rabbit...
Ohhh...and I LOVE the color and shape of this glass hand!
Fun torso that I will cover with French letters...and a beautiful beaded top that will end up being used for a artdoll costume.
This was a cool idea...it is the back of a refrigerator and will look great on the wall to display photos, using magnets.
Ahhhhh....and my new aviary.....in my studio ....repainted Greige!...and soon to hold seven finches or parakeets ( does anyone have any thoughts on which birds are best to choose??)....each one chosen by a granddaugther.....so their songs will fill my heart while I create :)  Life is good!

      

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Hi Marilyn - it's Lana from one of your Hawaii retreats :)

My aunt owns a bird supply store and hand raises birds up in NH so she may be able to direct you a bit more on birds. I had a parakeet when I was younger but I've little experience with finches.

She can be reached at:
https://www.birdsupplynh.com/catalog/contact_us.php?osCsid=d667904e636ad086282b54b04cb15274

I love seeing all the finds and things you stumble upon!

Karla of Dreamaginarius Arts said...

Everything looks wonderful!! specially the first antique style sofa.. I should make a trip up there since I am very close :) Great finds!

BluMoon said...

Hi Marilyn, I have kept birds and bred them I think you would probably be best with small finches or canaries that are compatable with each other. Parakeets should have lots of room to fly and need a big aviary especially if you intend having seven. If you need any help just email me.
Jackie