Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cloches, cloches, and more cloches!!

Hi everyone! Today I am joining in with Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life for her annual Spring Cloche Party! Now, when I first started blogging, I had never even heard of a cloche. But I was quickly schooled! How amazing that you can showcase things under a glass dome and have it look so pretty and elegant! So, I started my search for the perfect cloche to display all kinds of pretties. I looked and I looked and I looked some more, but just couldn't seem to find any of these pretty glass domes here in my small country town. So I did what any clever, crafty simple country girl would do. I made my own!!! We have a nice store near where I work called Southern Pottery and they sell a little bit of everything. They have a lot of fabulous fake florals, wooden signs, some primitive decor, garden accessories, candles, baskets, well, you get the idea. I was in there browsing one day and came across these rather plain looking glass domes. Eh, not so great to look at but for only ninety-nine cents each, I grabbed a few. Then I crossed the road where there happened to be a Dollar Tree and purchased a couple of glass candlesticks and a couple of glass candle plates. Then it was a quick stop at Wally World for a crystal looking cabinet knob and I was heading home as quickly as possible to create my very own cloche! I simply glued the glass candlestick to the glass candle plate with some E6000 glue and then used some more glue to attach my crystal cabinet knob to the top of my rather plain looking glass dome. Voila, instant cloche!!!!



This one is in my kitchen holding some cute little green apples. Mr. Roo looks like he's ready for a snack!



They are sharing the top of my microwave with my cute little white pitcher I found at Ross over the weekend.



While at the Dollar Tree, I picked up Miss Bunny and of course, she just had to have her turn under the cloche. I decided to display her in the center of my spring Easter egg wreath.



She really likes spring flowers, so I also paired her with some simple, pretty blooms as well:



Then I remembered the sweet little tea cup and saucer I won last year from my blogging friend Cindy over at Applestone Cottage and before I knew it, there it was, taking it's turn under the cloche with some pretty spring flowers inside.



I wanted to do something different with my other cloche creation, so I decided to spray paint the bottom piece (candlestick and candle plate) black and I painted a wooden knob with some black craft paint and glued it to the top. Perfect for my Willow Tree "Friendship" figurine that was a birthday gift last year from a very dear friend. She's holding her very own bouquet of pretty spring flowers!



Cloches are so much fun! I have tons of other ideas on what to put under my cloches and am excited to join Marty's fun party! Click here to check out all the wonderful creations submitted for this great party.

Until next time. . .

11 comments:

  1. Those lookk beautiful Donna.How clever you are.I actually have some of those glass candlesticks from the dollar store too.I love the bunny with the wreath one the best.the black one is really cool too.heck I love them all.Great job!have a wonderful weekend.blessings michelle

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  2. Me too, Donna, I never even heard of a cloche, let alone know what it was!!!! I love what you have done with them. I too, liked the bunny in there the best.

    Lois

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  3. What clever ideas you had for your cloches and they are so pretty.

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  4. You have really created some beautiful scenes in your cloches, Donna.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day ~
    Have a lovely eve ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  5. All of these are beautiful. I especially like the rabbit with the wreath of eggs. ~~Sherry~~

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  6. Never heard that word before but I have created that... that Bunny scene is way to cute...Love it.

    Blessings
    Tonya

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  7. Every cloche is lovely and everything inside them as well. I love the rabbit with the wreath of eggs, it calls for spring. Very smart ideas, a lot of fun. I hope you visit me and my cloches, I woun't dissapoint you!
    Have a very nice weekend.
    FABBY

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  8. You are so creative Donna! I love how you created all of your cloches on the cheap! And they look soooo good!
    I love what you did with the tea-cup!
    Hugs friend,
    Cindy

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  9. Oh how pretty. I love all of your cloches, they are so pretty and you've created such lovely displays. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  10. What a great idea....you know, until I started blogging a few months ago I never heard of a cloche either. But believe it or not, I had one in my cabinet and just called it a dome thing! It's amazing what we learn from all of these wonderfully talented women. And all of your cloche displays are just beautiful!

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