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. 
Restoration Hardware
Martha Stewart
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.....


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!



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

    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.

  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.

  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.

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

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

  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!