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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Cloche Love

Hello ladies, hope you all are having a great weekend!
I know that so many of you love cloches, and so do I!  Why is it that just about everything looks better under glass?  So, I'm always on the hunt for those old "cheese domes", that I can transform with a little paint and tlc.
Here is my latest, that I created for my shop.
 You know how much I love all shades of aqua!  So I decided to paint the wooden base of this former cheese dome (cloche sounds oh so much prettier, don't you think???!) a bright and cheery aqua!  I love to use what paint I happen to have on hand, and mix up a bunch of different shades, til I get just the right hue (plus, it's so much cheaper than going out and purchasing a bunch of different bottles and jars of paint!).
 I embellished this cloche with one of my tea dyed tags, and a pretty image from the Graphics Fairy.  Oh, and I tied it all on with wonderfully crinkly aqua seam binding!
 I really am in love with this gorgeous French bird print!  Isn't it beautiful?  I sure would be lost without the Graphics Fairy!  I printed the image out on parchment paper, which I really love working with.
 And you know me, I just had to add some glitter, and a tiny rhinestone for a touch of bling!
I'd love to hear how you use and enjoy cloches!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


The Porcelain Rose said...

I love cloches, too!
I just picked up several from my local thrift store. One had an awesome wooden stand.
I love yours with the robins egg blue paint. I may paint mine a similar color and add a birds nest and a bird themed tag.
Thank you for inspiring me!!
Will visit again soon.

NanaDiana said...

That looks adorable,Donna. I am SOOOO surprised that you used glitter, though!;>)

I just found one with a marble base instead of wood. It is on my "Paris" table with a bird's nest inside it- xo Diana

The Bear's Blog said...

That is beautiful. I don't have one but I will someday.

Hugs ♥

andrea@townandprairie said...

This is darling and so is the little bird tag! The extra special steps make the extra special piece!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I think you would paint anything that color, but...how cute is that! Great for summer eating on the porch!

Poppy said...

I love collecting cloches as well! You have done a wonderful job with yours:) Beautiful aqua color for the base and I love how you added the bird tag with aqua accents in it...nicely done!Love the idea of printing the graphic on parchment paper, looks so delicate and elegant, have to borrow this idea for my next tag:) Thanks for sharing and for your sweet comment on my lavender crafts. Happy Sunday!~Poppy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So charming...the tag is so sweet...love the glitter, too!

Kim K. said...

Your tag is what makes your cloche so amazing. Simply gorgeous. Can't get enough glitter either!

Susan said...

Great transformation Donna! You brightened up this cheese dome into ooh la la fancy cloche! I love your tags, too, especially your magic touch with bitsy glitter. :)

MIchaela Staňková said...

The blue is beautiful! And I really like your tags !
xoxo...by Vicky