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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

French-Inspired White Bird Cage for Spring

Friday, March 20, 2020

A French-inspired white wire bird cage has landed on the white shelves in the kitchen sunspace for a fresh look this spring. Previously, the white bird cage sat on a table at the end of the sofa in the living room. 

French inspired white bird cage for spring decorating in a country house sunspace
Why this bird cage and the two myrtle topiaries? 
As always, I look for ways to bring more French design into my country house. If you also love adding French Country style or garden style to your house, read on to see how a bird cage and topiaries could bring a fresh look to your house this spring. 

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To capture the essence of a French garden two myrtle topiaries offer structure and symmetry, two features found in most French gardens. New growth on the topiaries needs to be clipped into closely-shaped balls like boxwoods in French gardens and the preserved boxwood inside the bird cage. 

French inspired white bird cage goes well with an antique French parquet table and hand-carved cane back chairs
The shape and style of the bird cage and topiaries go well with the antique French parquet table and the hand-carved cane back chairs. 

Spring has arrived with torrential rains and warmer weather, prompting the woods to come alive with green leaves. The fresh white paint of the bird cage contrasts beautifully with the green woods in the background and with the natural wood tones in the sunspace. 

French inspired white bird cage with symmetrical topiaries for spring decorating
The shaped blue ceramic pots add more formal French style than standard clay pots. 

French inspired white bird cage with a domed roof and semi-circular openings is similar to French conservatories
French conservatories often include domed roofs and semi-circular windows atop doors. The bird cage has both of those features, French style and garden style, making it a natural choice for incorporating French and garden designs into my house this spring. 

French inspired white bird cage with a crowned bird and lace collar adds an unexpected element to spring decorating
Adding a crowned bird with a lace collar gives the bird cage an unexpected element, and provides the vignette more interest than simply a bird cage alone. 

French inspired white bird cage and a French style garden shed
The garden shed's roofline in the background is another layer of French style. 

French inspired white bird cage is perfect for adding French style to a French Country dining area in a sunspace
A domed white bird cage with topiaries is perfect for adding French style to a French Country dining area and for adding garden style to a sunspace. 


Bluebonnets are blooming in my backyard! Coming soon, a post with bluebonnet photos for more spring inspiration. 


  1. As always, so beautifully put together! I love the bird perched on the bird cage. I need to dig out my bird Christmas ornaments. Thanks for the inspiration!

    The bluebonnets are spectacular this year. I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures.

    Marilyn (in Dallas)

  2. I have a bird cage like that so how did you get the plant inside??? Mine just has the little door!!

    1. Mary,
      The bottom of my bird cage is hinged and opens up, just like a real bird cage would open for cleaning.


  3. so pretty, Judith. Loving the topiaries too!

  4. Judith, I love the pretty bird cage with the topiary inside and I also love your beautiful dining room.


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