Sunday, February 28, 2010

Easy Wire Cloche Project

Is it too early to have spring fever? I don't think so.

I was looking through my spring posts from last year and thought I'd share one of my favorite projects again.


I had found several of these old wire gutter end caps at an Estate Sale.

I thought they were the right shape to become "French Wire Cloches"

So I added an old lamp finial to one of them.



I set the wire cloche on an old plant saucer and tiny ironstone dish.




The little jug has a broken top, but under the flowers you would never know.




Over the last year I have found many of these wire gutter end caps at sales so they are out there. You might seen them and not paid any attention!

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81 comments:

  1. You will have me on the lookout for those. I would not have known what they were or what to use them for:) Thanks for the tip my friend! Have a blessed evening!

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  2. Joan,
    I wasn't blogging last spring so this is a new post for me....I LOVE the gutter end caps and I would have never known what they were. It makes a perfect cloche!! Gorgeous!!
    Jane

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  3. Very beautiful, love it and love your pale gray background, nice choice, cozier than the white too.

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  4. Oh I love, love , love it. I have got to find me one of those. That is just way tooooooo cute. I love the arrangement too. What a great idea. You are so smart. Hugs, Marty

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  5. I remember this Joan, and I'm still hoping to find one some day! Love yours!

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  6. I loved this project when you showed it initially, and that has not changed! I need to find some of those! Love it!

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  7. I love this, Joan. I love wire cloches and this is SO French looking!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  8. That looks awesome! Love that style! Great eye and project!

    Miss Bloomers

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  9. I bet you that I pay attention now.
    I love what you have done and that little jug inside is so sweet.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  10. That is so neat! I don't think I've ever seen those before. What a great idea to make it a wire cloche!

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  11. What is a 'Cloche'? What are they used for (before you got your hands on them)?
    I'll be on the look-out for them now! Thanks
    Sandy

    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  12. I would never have noticed them...but, I'll be watching now!

    Sue

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  13. gorgeous! I love the little pot you added to this grouping.

    Very chic!

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  14. ... the rusty dusty metal make is so authentic ... I have one of these in the potting shed ... I'm venturing out thru the drifts to find it.

    genius

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  15. Can I just tell you that I think this is an incredible idea? You better believe that I will be on the hunt for this now. I hope that someday my eye will see things for what they aren't supposed to be. :)

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  16. Wow - very clever! I love those wire cloches! Linda

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  17. Thanks so much for letting me know what the word cloches means.. I've had 'glass' but never 'wire'... very interesting!
    Sandy

    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  18. How clever -- and what a great use for it. You'd never know what it started out life as!

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  19. ooooh, that is so chippy and gorgeous and PERFECT!!!

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  20. Great post. I have several vintage gutter guards, but yours is the bomb! Love how you've used it. I found mine many years ago in Tennessee, but have never see any since....glad I've held onto them.
    Susie

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  21. Great idea - I would have never thought to use one as a cloche. Will keep my eye out for one. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Oh my, how many of those have I walked by? Thank you for a wonderful idea - I'm on the lookout now!!
    Cheers, Andrea

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  23. What a great idea! We have (use to have?) several of these. Very creative.
    Allison

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  24. this is amazing. i love it! i would love something like this in my bathroom.

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  25. It is definitely never too early to have spring fever, maybe it will make winter end! This is super cute!

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  26. très bien réussi!

    bonne semaine

    manon

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  27. I think this time you have gone too far. This is my favorite thing you have ever done, hands down. It is just perfection! Tres belle!
    xox
    Pam

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  28. This is so beautiful, what a lovely little project?! I'm not certain I've ever seen one of those end caps, but oh my, I will be on the lookout!

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  29. Absolutely Lovely.
    Happy Monday!!!

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  30. Hi Joan,
    Love this creation of yours. You are so clever. Hey, thanks for peeking into my blog...it makes me feel loved and cared about. Have a great week!

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  31. I love this...so creative, so french chic!

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  32. I have never noticed those before, but trust me, I will be on the lookout now. Clever idea. I love to reuse and repurpose things.

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  33. These are great, Joan, and no it's not too early for Spring Fever. I'm right there with you! So glad you showed this again! Come by for my March Give-Back!
    Debra

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  34. I've actually held these in my hands and put them down because I couldn't see the potential..kicking myself now....great vision!!!

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  35. Wow, what a great idea! Gutter end caps...I'll be on the lookout now.

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  36. That is very creative and so pretty!

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  37. hat an amazing transformation! It is so pretty and so Frenchy!..Christine

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  38. Absolutely fabulous!! I hope I can find some of those wire end caps, fabulous!!!

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  39. cloche love

    You got me all paranoid about my blog girlie. I failed many of your peeves. Come and let me know what you think. I made a few changes for ya. lol

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  40. That looks like it was really meant to be a cloche. It looks fantastic!

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  41. Can you hear me screaming!?!? I love IT! I am definitely going to be on the lookout for those old end caps now, I WANT ONE!

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  42. Loved this when I first saw it and I'm still looking for one.

    The show wasn't that far...a little over an hour. Like I said I hate to drive:)) but the company was good!!!
    xo...Carole

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  43. Another hit by Joan! When are you going to write a book? The things you come up with. My oh my you are gifted.

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  44. Wow, thats just such an awesome display! I never would have thought of doing this! You have some great creative talent in you, guess you know that!

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  45. I LOVE this and want one! Very creative.

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  46. Gorgeous piece. What a great idea.
    Have a great day...julie

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  47. I ALWAYS buy these little beauties,too. There's just something about them...the possibilities...
    nicely done, once again, Joan!
    annie
    p.s. plus, you know, it's that darn "wire, metal" thing...

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  48. What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings, Grace

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  49. Hi there,
    I've never seen those wire gutter things, but the way you've used them is genius and looks terrific. What a great imagination you have, to have thought of that!
    I'd love it if you'd stop by sometime.
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  50. It is all in the ability to re-imagine - this is a wonderful re-imagine...

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  51. I love this! I haven't seen any of these around my part of town, but I'm sure going to start looking! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  52. So darned cute! I love them!

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  53. How cute...thanks for sharing with all of us at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  54. Very creative idea! Love it!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  55. i think u can the crap outta that shabby chic, chick!

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  56. I am in awe of your creativity. This is amazing!

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  57. What a great idea - I bet I can find these on my flea market trips - thanks for planting that little seed! Your's is gorg!

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  58. This is a wonderful idea..and a gorgeous one as well.
    Happy VTT...

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  59. Wonderful idea; I wish I thought of things like that when I see items.

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  60. now you make want one of this wire cloche.. you are so creative and I love your cloche project.. sweet & lovely..

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  61. Great way to repurpose,recycle,reuse and redecorate! I'll be on the watch for all the parts. Nice post...Sue

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  62. Joan,

    What a clever idea! I have to keep my eye out for these. thanks for sharing! Happy VTT.

    Debbie

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  63. What a creative idea. Very lovely. Peace, Stephanie

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  64. I would love to find some of these!

    Stopping by from Life as Lori’s Get You Craft On to say Hi!
    I am adding you so I can come back & read more!
    Please stop by!
    http://extremepersonalmeasures.blogspot.com

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  65. Thanks so much for linking these beauties up--I want to find me some gutter thingies, but I have never seen them. My husband would say, "Why is your decoration in jail!" Men!

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  66. Oh I love it, love it, love it! The finial on top makes the piece. Absolutely perfect!

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  67. What a great idea! The vase you used inside just adds to the charm too.. very clever! take care, Maryann

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  68. I love it ! Very creative. It makes a perfect cloche.
    Have a great weekend. Monica

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  69. This turned out great I lolve it..

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party!

    Lori

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  70. That's a great idea for a unique cloche. I love how you've dressed it up as well!

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  71. You find some of the coolest stuff at estate sales. This is a beautiful use for the metal gutter pieces. What creativity.

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  72. What a great find and a great way to repurpose them! I love that old patina!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

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  73. I LOVE THOSE. I haven't seen any here but maybe it's just because it is Florida. Next time I go back home in the midwest I will have to keep my eyes open.

    Cheri

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  74. oops--I forgot--

    I am letting everyone know--if you haven't signed up at my new blog, you need to RE-Sign up. Google doesn't let you take your followers with you. If you have already done so --sorry for mentioning it. I am going back and forth between the old and new blog plus my old and new e-mail and I can't keep it all straight. I am hoping to have the old blog finished up (moving everything) and closed down this week.

    Cheri www.itssoverycheri.com

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  75. This is going on my favs list.

    Cheri

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