Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Crazy for a Cloche

I don't know what brought on my sudden desire to have a cloche, make a cloche, display a cloche. 
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Between Naps on the Porch


The Cloche Gods whispered, "you can do this". The spirit fill my soul. I had to act on it pronto.  There was no time for shopping.  I decided to dig, dig, dig into the archives until.....

SCORE!

BEFORE--Wedding Cake Topper in a Dome
My wedding cake topper!  The dome would work.  My beloved bells... This was no time for sentimentality.  I had a cloche to create!

Taa! Daa!

I used Fall potpourri from my staging stash. Then tied a grosgrain ribbon around the bottom. This is the step where I always screw thing up. I can never leave well enough alone.  A cloche doesn't need a knob.  But I HAD TO HAVE A KNOB ON TOP. I have no clue about the origin of the little glass thing-y is I used.  Old drawer pull? Broken crystal candlestick?  Anyway, it's on there now.

Then I placed the whole shebang on a Tuscan plate. I love the rope trim on the plate.


Here's Mr. Cloche on a console table in my living room.

Gotta say that I love it!

Linda

8 comments:

  1. I know I've said it before...but a girl can never have too many cloches

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    1. I'm going to be on the lookout for the real thing! I can think of all kinds of interesting things to put in a cloche.

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  2. Love it too, Linda. Don't have a cloche YET. I bought a teeny, tiny one (about 4") online not realizing how teeny, tiny it was and pretty much useless. I think one strawberry would fit under it, but that's about it.

    Love what you did with yours. Somewhere (between marriages) I lost the anniversary clock that had the perfect cloche = oh well.

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  3. I think I've been bitten by the cloche bug. A tiny one would be hard to work with. I've going to scout about for some more. Glad you like my fast fall fix.

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  4. I'm going to scour GoodWill and see if I can re-creat this look. Love it!

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    1. Thanks Donna! I think there are many domes that you can find that will make a great cloche!

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  5. I love my glass cloche, well maybe its more of a glass dome- either way its a fun way to spice up a side table!

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