April 21, 2011

DIY Vintage Easter Cloche

Today I thought I'd share with you a peek at my most recent project.  Now for those of you who don't know me, I looooove cloches.  Problem is, whenever I find them in my favorite Club G.W., there's never any bottom part to them, i.e., bowl or platform to place them on.  I finally got fed up with my fate and took matters into my own hands.  Enter the DIY vintage Easter Cloche.

I know it's a bit funky in that I didn't place it on a traditional looking stand.  But the day I found the actual top of the cloche at Club G.W. I was DETERMINED to find other elements that would work to create my final vision.  So the darling glass parfait cup came home with me, too!  Add one robin's egg blue plate special into the mix and voila, I had my cloche display piece.

I love how I can create two different vignettes, one on the top and one on the bottom, depending on my mood.  The vintage blue wooden eggs were a church thrift store find from a few years ago.

 The vintage crocheted doily underneath sits on an old, tarnished silver platter.

I really do love it.  It makes me happy every time I look at it.

Here's to a happy and blessed Easter to you and yours!

  I'll be linking up here:

20 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

And it looks so pretty! None of mine came with a base, so they sit on a variety of things.
Have a wonderful weekend.

A Few Pennies said...

That is so adorable; I love it! Thanks for sharing pretty pictures of your creativity--and have a wonderful Easter.

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

It looks fantastic and the dual purpose is great! Wishing you and yours a joyous Easter!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Kathleen,

I love this look you created!! Very chic... I had to come back to say, "We both have a Thomas"...tee hee :0) By all means save the image that has the Soulmate quote...it really is a beautiful definition of the word.

Pink Sparkles for your day,
Stephanie ♥

Suzanne said...

I love what you've done! I'm finding it harder and harder to find those cloches at GW and now I know why...... you're snagging them first. Do you shop at the GW in South Elgin or Batavia?

Gypsy Brocante said...

What a fantastic idea! ... love how you didn't overlook the bottom portion, all decked out with eggs and feathers!!
Thank you for sharing your inspiration!
have a wonderful holiday,
xo
Jill

"Create Beauty" said...

Very pretty! Beautiful decor.
Happy Easter!

~ Violet

Gail said...

Double fun with 2 cloches. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Easter

Thespa McLaughlin said...

So darn cute! Don't know how I've missed your blog but I'm your newest follower and I'm adding you to my sidebar so I can come back and visit often!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

It's absolutely darling~ Love your cloches! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Denise said...

That looks absolutely perfect! What a great idea for a cloche stand. It love cloches too, by the way. So happy that you popped by my blog. Hope we visit again very soon. Hope you had a beautiful weekend.

LisaWeidknecht said...

Pretty stuff! Come follow me. I dropped by from the Over 40s and am following you.

J L S said...

soooo cute!

At Home in English Valley said...

You are the crafty one! I love the look of lace and glass and silver. Love, Penny

Cindy said...

Sweet touch...just love the little feathers :)

bahar006 said...

So romantic, I love it:)

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love what you did with
the two layers of cloches!

You are too clever, friend.
:)
xoxox

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your cloche vignette is absolutely lovely!

I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

Also, I have begun a new meme entitled Wayfaring Wednesdays. Link up your trips and favorite excursions.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is absolutely perfect. I am totally impressed. Love the idea and the eggs in the top and bottom are so creative. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

I love how you decorated your cloche. The eggs are so pretty.

Your so smart to add the glass parfait cup.

Dee

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