Work pressures made this past summer the busiest in my career, constantly dealing with deadlines. It left time for little else, but I couldn't forget antiquing. I was limited to quick searches online and bidding at auction via telephone, but I found some wonderful pieces nonetheless which I will share with you in the coming weeks.
Tramp Art is still a hot area of folk art collecting, and I was totally enchanted when I saw a photo of this tramp art birdcage with original paint constructed as a house. I made sure I won it and wasn't disappointed when it arrived. It is a wonderful size -- almost two feet long -- a house any songbird would be proud to call home!
The original green paint is trimmed in tramp art. Windows throughout are made of real glass.
A rear view shows a little damage to the handmade shingles, but it only adds to the charm of this tramp art treasure!
Welcome to Living Tastefully’s “Antique of the Week” page. Our love of antiques is reflected in every aspect of our everyday lives. We are passionate about collecting and also love functional antiques that can actually be used and not only admired. Hopefully we can inspire you to incorporate antiques in your home and your life to add charm and beauty to your surroundings.