I'm a farmhouse kind of girl. Do I have one? Nope. Do I want one? Yep. Will I get one? Probably not. Odds are slim that it'll ever happen, but I can still decorate my home with things that create a farmhouse feel. Enter the wire cloche.
I'm so enamored with them that I've started my own Pinterest board dedicated to them. So it stands to reason that I'd own a few of my own, right? Right.
For me, it all started with two of these.
Chicken wire cloches on a pedestal. L.O.V.E. them. I got them at JoAnn's for around $8.00 each with my coupon. But I just wasn't sure what to display in them. Whatever it was had to be tall, and not cost a lot of money. So they sat. And they sat. And after sitting some more they finally called out to me with the answer.
Topiaries. I picked this one up at Goodwill for $1.99. I knew from just looking at it that it would be perfect. So cute, and the porcelain pot is white, my current favorite color. Yet it still left me with another cloche to fill.
Recently on another trip to Goodwill I spied this.
What's that you say? It's a Christmas topiary? Look again, people.
All it took was a firm resolve on my part to yank off the Christmas decorations and then saw (yes, saw) some of the really thick wooden dowel off to make it all short enough to fit within the cloche. That was by far the hardest part. But once I sawed it down to size, I stuck it in some floral foam and placed the whole thing in a vintage green milk glass egg cup I had in my china cabinet. Not bad for $2.99.
Then I experimented with a few vignettes.
Here they're displayed with the tool box I revamped twice (once with a paint job here and once with a French graphic transfer here) and filled with silk artichokes I got on clearance at Target.
Um, this was a big N-O.
Um, N-O again.
Then I finally found it.