This week is all about the cloche! (There’s a big party don’t cha know!) It’s been a blast running around putting everything under glass.
I placed a couple of bathing beauties, strings of pearls, seashells, and a whole lotta bling as the base. And what beauty would be caught dead without a mirror?
Next step, a topper. This is the key and beaded tassel from my secretary, and inside a gorgeous ivory finial from my lamp. (Looks like stalactite dripping from a cave ceiling, right?)
I’m calling this one the siren's cave. I love how the beads cascading down look like seaweed. Watch out Little Mermaid!
This little angel is cute as is. I just draped some pearls around him and plopped on the cloche. Cute!
This is a French cloche called a Globe de Mariée. A bride would have one made upon her marriage. To see others click here.
This one includes the original orange blossom headdress.
I had so much fun making the first cloche that I just had to try my hand at it again. I really wanted to think outside the box on this one. I used an old glass magnifier,
A lovely pressed glass ashtray,
Hmm… what to magnify? Why of course! This pretty little Georgian lover’s eye pin!
These were jewels that could be worn without revealing the lover’s identity. Romantic, huh? Voilà! I love it!
Until next time, I’ve got my eye on you.
While we’ve got our eyes wide open let’s peek in at Paula’s and see what’s under her cloche.
First up is my elephant and roses cloche. Cloches, bell jars, and glass domes are a perfect way to highlight an object of your fancy. I just love porcelains. Porcelains with roses are one of my favorites.
This vintage coffee pot from India is small enough to display in a cloche. I like to rotate my vintage import pieces giving each piece an opportunity to debut.
My favorite type of ironstone is Red Cliff. My favorite of the red cliff are the ones with the little grapes. This little Tureen was a bargain buy without its ladle.
Have you ever seen these small dessert cloches and wondered "What can I put in there?" Well the answer is pretty much anything small. Patti and I were visiting a local orchid nursery and they were selling this orchid, from Thailand, in a painted wooden container. Can you believe that that orchid is soap?
Here is another porcelain piece with roses on the front. I can't wait to show you the rest of the porcelain collection.
Thank you for joining us for our cloche encounters, we will be linking to the following blogs:
Patti & Paula
This post has been featured!