Zöe and I made a little trip over to Alicia's shop this morning to pick up the beautiful cagelet we were lucky enough to score last week. Mrs. Redrose is her name and along with her shiny birdcage of bits and bobbins, she is the lovliest darling ever. We hung her cage with a red polka dot ribbon from the curtain rod in Zöe's room, and it works perfectly. I can't wait for some sunshine (from those South-facing windows) to shine through the pink curtains and give our new birdie some well-deserved glow. Zöe sang a sweet birdsong to her "caw-caw" as I rocked her at naptime.
Too bad she was hell-on-wheels earlier at the shop, screaming, slithering, and running for the puddles outside when all I really wanted to do was have a nice chat and look at all of Alicia's great stuff. Oh well. I guess that will have to be next time, when I go in without children. So thank you Alicia, we're very happy and love, love, love our dear Mrs. Redrose!