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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Pedestal Cloche

Bon Jour Mon Amis!
By now you may have noticed how much I love cloches.  Or should I say, you may have noticed my addiction to cloches!  At least it's a healthy addiction!
So today I thought I'd share with you my latest, and so far most favorite cloche that I've created!
 And of course I am addicted to pedestals, so to marry the two is a match made in heaven, don't you think?  I found the base while out thrifting, and was immediately drawn to its' unique shape.  The base and top of the pedestal are wood, while the sides are a fun scalloped metal border.  It's quite heavy, and originally was a rather blah brown and mustard color (which I'll show at the end of the post).  So of course I just had to paint her heirloom white, then distress her a bit.  I happened to have a glass cloche from a previous thrifting trip.  Sometimes I just find the glass tops, other times just the wooden bases.  At any rate, I always quickly snatch them up as soon as I find them!
 You've seen me use this tag before. It's one of my favorite images from the Graphics Fairy (geez, I think I say that about all of her images!!). Anyway, I printed it out on parchment paper, then added it to a tag which I tea dyed.  Some glitter and a tiny rhinestone add a touch of bling. ('cause you gotta have some bling in your life!) I tied it on with a generous bow of wonderfully crinkly aqua seam binding (another one of my "healthy addictions" is seam binding!).
 She's got great curves, don't you think?
 I put her in my Etsy shop, though I am super tempted to keep her for myself!
 And here is what the base looked like when I found it.  Not bad, but so much better in creamy dreamy white, don't you think?
Hope you have a great week!  Now go out and find something to create!!
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Renee said...

I really love the base...I would be tempted to keep that myself, too!

Trisha said...

The scallops really make it extra pretty! And of course I love the aqua seam binding and the bling!!


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

looking good. your tags are adorable.

NanaDiana said...

That looks really cute, Donna. You do such a nice job marrying pieces together-..I can hardly believe it but is that a bit of GLITTER on that tag?;>) xo Diana

myric andreasen said...

Pretty tag! That is a kind of tag that could find at the malls! Looks professionally made!
I understand sometimes you just want to keep your store items for yourself. That happens to me too most of the time!


Bente said...

You are so creative. Love the base and the tag too.

Have a nice day

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your creations are always lovely, Donna...and I love your tags, too!

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Donna, It's me - Prudence. I'm back from summer camp, did you miss me?

The Cloche is "bee-u-tee-ful", everything you do is always so pretty and perfect.

When I look at this piece I see a miniature teddy bear scene under the dome. (o:

Heaps of Hugs ♥

Tell Miss Emily I send hugs and kisses to her.

Susan said...

The pedestal looks MUCH better than its' before, Donnna, and I agree these are 'healthy' addictions. :)

Little Miss Maggie said...

I have never seen a pedestal like that. So unique and so perfect for your cloche. The whole look is beautiful.

Kim K. said...

I can't wait until it's the weekend and I can go get busy in my craft room! You always find the best goodies to transform. Hugs!

Tete said...

It's a healthy ADDICTION! I am all for it! Looks great, you always do great work on things that are butt ugly! Love the tag, but I think you might be a bit skimpy on the glitter! Just kidding! Have a fun week!

Gail said...

I know where you are coming from...certain things are just toooooo irresistible !! you have done a lovely job on that pedestal and your tag is just fab ! Gail x