Thursday, June 4, 2009

French Caged Glory... A Wire Cloche

We girls can take care of ourselves and get WHAT WE WANT...even if times are a little tough!



Like me, you have probably seen those neat French wire cages around blogland.




This is my low cost interpretation. I took an old wire end cap from a round gutter. Theresa from time worn interiors had to
tell me what it was, and...




added an interesting vintage lamp finial and old clay saucer. I put together a small still life to feature inside. Then I had my own very personal "French Cage" centerpiece.

53 comments:

  1. & a masterful story of your genius. Light cover speaks volumes more than a cage.

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  2. What a great idea. My mother has an old bird cage that she puts outside and it looks beautiful!! Love the look of your blog, fabulous ideas!!! Thanks for visiting, i'll be back!

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  3. Hi~ Thanks for the visit! I love your blog- everything shown is all that I love; very cool! I love the things you have made- you are so very creative and talented. Please visit again!

    Patti

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  4. Love It!!! This is what makes us different from the rest...We are constantly recreating things, the mind never quits! I used to think anyone could do what we do, but I truly believe it is a gift. And you are soo gifted!
    Barb C

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  5. That rocks! I love reusing things to make them into something I admire. Great reuse!

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  6. I'm totally making this one! Thanks!!

    Ruth

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  7. That cage thingy you have is actually a end cap for a round gutter! The wires (open end) would slip right into the end of the gutter. The gutters are round, twisted looking tubes, they are very cool and I've only 3 or 4 of these gutters in 30 years. The ends are more common, but most people don't know what they are! I love what you did with it! Great job!
    Theothertheresa

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  8. Hello from Canada!! So glad you came by,I am thinking we have the same taste???? Love this post, going to have a poke around your blog after work, so nice to "MEET" you, Chrissy

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  9. THat, my dear, is GORGEOUS! And see thrifty finds are can be unique, elegant an dbeautiful decorative items. You have the eye or an artist-visual. It is downight shabby chic elegant at it's best! Well done!
    I must make mention that Marty is going to be doing a cloche party on June 19th. I am going to put the button on my sidebar so you can link this to her post when she has her party. Perfect! Thanks! Great thrifting.

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  10. Oh wow! I'm impressed with your creativity and the vision to put this all together!!

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  11. So pretty! I love it!
    Thanks for sharing!
    *Tricia

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  12. SOOO pretty! I love the look.

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  13. "Long time listener, first time caller - - -"

    Nope, that's a radio line - - -

    I think this is my first visit to your page, came via Leigh's Thrifty Thursday.

    I LOVE the title of your blog - - -

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  14. Wow! I would have never guessed. Great idea.
    Glenda

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  15. Joan, thanks for stopping by my little blog :) I have been neglecting her and so I'm sure she enjoyed your visit! Your posts are filled with such beauty! I trust that soon my life will come back into more balance and all the inspiration I see here can be implemented into my world.

    Enjoy your day!

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  16. What a brilliant idea! Fanatastic!

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  17. That's really clever - I love the idea of being able to turn something everyday into something so special. Thanks for popping by my blog - it's been great to discover yours!

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  18. I love clever people! You are terribly clever and it's a good looking piece :) Nice to meet you - I got here by way of Thrifty Thursday.

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  19. Oh, I love this so much! Now, if I could just find one of those end caps...I gather they're not something I can walk into a hardware store and get. Something else to keep an eye out for!

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  20. love your blog -great idea for the cage- thanks for sharing-cool the different thursday things tou participate in -can anyone?

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  21. This is adorable. Did you make this??? If so...my what talent. Have a great VTT and thanks for linking in and showing your treasures.

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  22. You are so talented. You have a very interesting and informative post today. Thanks for sharing and I appreciate your stopping my post.

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  23. i want one sooo bad....love it!!!!
    have a delightful day.
    chasity

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  24. What a fab creation - absolutely love it! And thanks for stopping by!

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  25. I am so glad I stopped by. A friend gave me one of those gutter caps and I had no idea what it was nor did she! We both thought it was some kind of flower frog. I just love it when I learn something new so I don't come across as a dodo!
    Love what you did with yours and now I think I'll try to do something clever as well with mine!
    Debbie

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  26. This is my favorite thing in blogland today. It is just beautiful. I am going to be on the lookout for a gutter cap now.

    Oh my!

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  27. oh gosh.. this is awesome idea! and look at the end result double awesome! wonderful! Happy VTT

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  28. I love it, and love your blog. I'm your newest follower. So glad you took the time to stop by and visit mine, come back real soon!!!
    ♥ Teresa

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  29. What a fantastic idea! I'm gonna try this one :o)

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  30. How beautiful..I just love it. I just hafta try one for myself. Happy belated VTT..have a lovely day.

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  31. I've never seen one of those gutter things, but maybe I never gave it a thought before. Hopefully I'll be seening some soon. Thanks for the great idea.

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  32. Great Idea!

    deb
    peoria

    www.relics.typepad.com

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  33. That is neat! I'll have to find one of those to see if I can recreate something like that. Love the flowers inside!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Heart ya for it!

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  34. Hi Joan, I love your creation; it looks gorgeous! Also, just wanted to thank you for dropping by my blog & leaving such a lovely comment. I look forward to visiting your beautiful blog time & time again. It's very inspirational. Lee :)

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  35. love these!!! thanks for the idea.

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  36. Hello Joan,
    Thank you so much for the nice comment! You are welcome!!
    I love your blog and antiques...
    Très amicalement, Kenza

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  37. That Theresa, what she doesn't come up with...but I love this, talk about repurposing and how very French!

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  38. How clever! I love it! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me such a nice comment! I will be back here! Enjoy your weekend!

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  39. Ohhhhhh....how cute!! Thanks for the Birthday wishes. Have a wonderful weekend. I have been enjoying your blog!!

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  40. It is a lovely thing in deed. Thanks for stopping by me swingin' party today.
    Look forward to sharing more in the future.

    Just curious as to the route that lead you to RockCandy?

    Cheers,
    Candy

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  41. Bonjour Joan! Comment ca va? Merci beaucoup for visiting my site! You have a very cool blog and even if you don't own crowns, come on by and check out the fun. You have a lovely taste for French wares, so I think that you are going to like what you see! Have a great weekend, Anita

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  42. Wow, your idea is a BIG hit!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It would be great if you would join in the 2nd Time Around Tuesday fun. I'd love to see all the goodies you could show us. The more the merrier I say! See you then!

    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

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  43. Would look so fabulous on the dinner table as a centrepiece. Thanks for dropping by Beach Vintage. xx

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  44. Good morning! Thanks for visiting my blog. I've never seen yours, and I have been missing some wonderful photos of some. Love It! I'll be back often. *elaine*

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  45. Yeah! We sure can take care of ourselves! It's a daily struggle but we manage it. Your cage is gorgeous, it the best DIY I've seen so far. Have a wonderful sunday/linnea-maria

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  46. Hi!
    Thanks for visiting my blog,and for your lovely comment!
    I loooove your blog:o) I really like all your good ideas and your style! I will be back!

    Hugs from Norway!
    -xxx-

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  47. what a lovely arrangment !! i love it and I love your blog :)

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  48. Hello and thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice comment! You made a faboulous work with wire! You have a very nice blog with charming and inspiring photos!!!
    Happy new week!
    Vale

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  49. Your french birdcage is gorgeous! You are very clever and have a wonderful eye.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your lovely comments.

    Hope you have a lovely week ahead.
    Tina

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  50. Hi,
    You are soooo clever. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will be back for another visit soon.
    Maryrose

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