Maybe it's because of the gray Northwest days but I have have had so much fun making little display type Cloches...full of flowers and anything springy!! :)
It all started with a trip to the GW where I spotted four of these little cloches.
They didn't have bases and of course were over priced...so you can imagine how happy I was when, I came back about week later and they were 1/2 off... (Big Smile)! I could only find three of them and they were scattered around the store...but they were MINE!
Next step was to find a base and maybe, just maybe, something to go inside.....
Do ya think I might have gotten a bit carried away? The chicken plates were also at 1/2 off, so I couldn't leave them behind and they will look fantastic on my dinning room wall...I do love my chickens!
I tried a lot of bases for my 3 little cloches and this was one of my faves (of course I already had this one at home). You can't tell from any of my pictures but it has a lovely Silver Plated Base. I added the sweet little swans and an Air Plant I purchased on Etsy...(I just love Air Plants) and Fa-La the first one was done!
(I still have 2 more tops like this but that will be another post) :)
For my second Cloche I used a candle base...I have no idea what the dome top belonged to...
but I like it!
The china flowers I put in the center are handed painted by Aynsley aren't they beautiful?
While I was poking around GW I also found 2 cheese cloches. This one with a wood base and one with marble base....but...that will be another day...
For this one I painted the base with "Gray Area" by BEHR and then sanded it some...for a distressed look...sprayed it with Krylon's Matte Finish and put a silk Peony inside.
All of these would be fun to change up for the different season...but right now I NEED SPRING!
These are off to Viking Village...but there are already more in the making :)
Thanks for visiting!
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