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Jun282013

Haiku My Heart ~ Song of Light

Song becomes this light,
time escapes these bars in flight,
sing these years so bright…

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I have had this Victorian bird cage
since I was a teenager.

We found it in one of the beautiful old houses
torn down to make way for Highway 101
that replaced the Old Redwood Highway outside
of Geyserville, California in the late 60's early 70's.

This past week,
I had the idea to string it up with tiny LED lights,
and I must say...
it brings me much delight
to see something so old
transformed into something so new
and bright...

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Reader Comments (13)

This is really a lovely transformation. May many more be coming your way!

Sipping Stars

It is a bright sparkly spot, holding such light and memories!

how...did you hide the electrical? or is it battery powered

always wonder about these things.
x...x

June 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Steph, these are electrical with a clear cord that does not show up in the pictures! They do come battery operated, but I decided to go with the electrical. I got them through Amazon and they do come in other colors. XO http://www.amazon.com/Starry-Lights-Includes-Generatin-Individual/dp/B0091VAONW/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1372449613&sr=8-8&keywords=led+string+lights

June 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLea

Definitely a bright corner.

June 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony North

Wow! what a great idea and the lights are divine ~ lovely haiku ~ magical ~

June 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterartmusedog and carol

adore this idea, combining two things I like a lot! I may have to copy it. :)
and your haiku is like the cherry on top of a sundae!

June 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNonnie

I LOVE the old juxtaposed with the new! The lights look like fireflies!Haiku My Heart with Golden Stars and Sunflowers

June 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWabi Sabi

You are so creative and truly the cage looks antique and magical!! The lights sparkle like a hundred fireflies flirting around!!

June 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNanka

my darling lea,
this is a testimony of one more milestone in your blossoming heart! love the renewal and letting your love light shine i feel here.
xoxoxo

June 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrebecca

This is lovely. Imagine a tiny birdy living there and basking in the starry lights.

June 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjudie

I saw the first photo and thought: 'what is it for awesome lamp... is it a cage with little twinkle lights? " ... and yes, it is! Fabulous! And that corner is just perfect for it! Enjoy, enjoy the light!

June 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarit

Thanks Lea! Will check this out...happy Sunday
x...x

June 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie

An exquisite transformation indeed... pure magic:-)

June 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Hegfield

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