Saturday, September 5, 2009

Utility Light Cage Repurposed



When I bought this utility light bulb protector cage thingamagig from Gather in Ivoryton, CT....I knew just what I was going to do with it.....The light bulb was still in it and a burned off cord was coming out the bottom of the wooden handle. My dad took out the cord and removed the bulb....I promptly put a tiny bird's nest complete with a few downy feathers in the cage and placed a quail's egg inside....
After I took this photo I tied a wide soft brown and cream striped ribbon on it and it hangs in the lake house.....



Imagine my surprise tonight when I walked into Anthropologie and there was an entire wall of these thingamagigs!



Who knew?
Hope your weekend is going well!
:) Laura

27 comments:

Sharon said...

I love it. I was just about toclose up for the night and saw your new post. That really is being very creative. It's just a show stopper. Have a great weekend.Sharon

Wizard of Was said...

Well Miss 52 Flea (grin) you certainly are on the Anthropologie cutting edge with your thingamagig. I love your repurposed light, how fun is that!
My Best
Gale

*The Beautiful Life* said...

You are ahead of your time, Laura! THEY should hire YOU! :)

Anne~fiona and twig said...

So who says the big retailers set the trends? Looks like you're a step ahead of 'em! Well done!
~ Anne

Magdalena said...

Good morning,
you know Laura that I love cages and thing with wire in it...I also have lamps like this, they are beautiful!
Hope your sunday will be great!
Hugs
Magdalena/Color Sepia

aimee said...

you are just so creative! too cute :)
blessings,
aimee

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

Isn't that just the best? That's what I call playing with electricity.

Theresa said...

How creative and lovely! Have a blessed day:)

Jacqueline said...

Oh Laura, if only you had patented it...you would now be a millionaire !!!!
Yours looks as if it was made for a nest and the ones in Anthropology are great.
They remind me of the film 'Runaway Bride' with Richard Gere and Julia Roberts...she made light and lamps out of hardware so you're up there with the stars !! XXXX

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Gorgeous re-purposing Laura!
I love the original usage too. [not to mention that fabulous mirror from Anthropologie!]

Have a great Sunday
x Julie

Lisa said...

Really cool Idea!
Hugs, Lisa

Vintage Junky said...

Love it! Looks great!
Love that display at Anthro too!
Smiles!
Michelle

Rostrose said...

I love this new birds-nest-cage; it is soo creative! Hugs, Traude

Trouvais said...

Hi Laura. Love your birds nest in the utility light. Last year my (now 17) year old son took apart a light bulb...removed it's inards...and suspended it from a wood base with wire holder. Very cool looking. Had to drag him in to Anthropologie to see their lightbulb "art". He's taking AP Physics this year so this "art" is all about getting into the guts of working things. I like Anthropologie's current reverence for industry and science.

The Green Pea said...

Love the look of the wire cages around the light bulbs. And the little nest is to cute! Sandi

The French Bear said...

So creative!!! You always have such interesting ideas, you should do all their display at Anthologies!!!
What fun!
Margaret B

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

I love it! Of course I love anything that has to do with birds, birdnests, bird eggs... Bisous... Julie Marie

Chani said...

I love those cage lamps! So creative!
Chani

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Love how you transformed it. It could have been cool if you kept the wire attached.....which I didn't remember it even had but either way it's wonderful.
me

Tanya said...

Just love it. Great "designer" minds think alike!

Lady Pamela said...

Brilliant! How clever. Something for me to try next year. Today we are putting away all the garden things, as the fall weather has arrived here.

Drawn to The Sea said...

I think I'm going to have to raid the garage again now :-)

~Julia

Chrissy said...

Gotta say,I like yours the most!! Very cool,one of those stores just opened here in Toronto,must check it out!! Talk soon,Chrissy

Anonymous said...

Hey Laura,
It's Michelle from Anthro! Just wanted to thank you again for the info- I passed it on to my father and he's already planning next August. :) I love the blog and it's already been added to my bookmarks. Have a great time on your trip!
Thanks again! :)

Laura said...

Thanks Michelle!
I am glad that your Dad is planning to go....he won't be disappointed! Have fun at Brimfield! Now you see what a true Anthro fan I am!
Will see you when I return!
:) Laura

Barb said...

Great ideas!!

Of course loving the nest in it. =0)
blessings,
barbara jean

ArtSparker said...

Anthropologie is very reliable for their wonderful in-store stage sets.