Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wire cloche: Another Way

Recently I posted about my upcycle CLOCHE creation (see post here): French Caged Glory, and today I'm showing it displayed with different contents.



The wire cloche is made from an old round gutter end cap, with a vintage lamp finial screwed on top, sitting on an well-used clay saucer.

A stack of discolored ironstone salt dishes...



support a tiny bisque doll, used long ago as a Christmas ornament!

No need to go to a fancy upscale store for your cloche, a trip to your local hardware store, garage sale, or flea market will do.

40 comments:

  1. Love your creativity, and your cloche is wonderful!!! Congratulations on your bloggy award!
    ♥ Teresa

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  2. Hey Joan! Congratulations on your award! Your blog is looking fantastic and all your posts are always right up my alley!! I love that wire cloche and you know of course....I have a couple of those things stashed around here....now I know what to do with them!!! Thank you for the inspiration and thank you so much for your very kind words and for passing the award to me....you are just about one of my biggest fans and have been there for me practically since the beginning....I do so appreciate your support and encouragement.
    Take care! Laura

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  3. Hi!
    Wonderful way to use a tomato cage!! I have several of things and always wondered what to do with them. Now I know, thanks! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great evening!

    Sherrie

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  4. Congratulations on your award! Love your cloche - so charming and much more interesting than your standard cloche! Very creative!

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  5. Well, that is simply the cutest thing!
    Brenda

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  6. hi joan!

    i am so glad i added you to me blogroll because i would not have wanted to miss this post. your cloche is amazing and inspired and just so cool and pretty and (insert sincere fave gushing description here ___).

    awesome!

    xo

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  7. Yes! The use of the clay saucer with the stack of butter pats, under the wire cloche. This is SO on! Rock on, girlfriend! ~Mindy

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  8. Okay, I'm now on the hunt for an old, round gutter end cap. Love it!

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  9. This is toooo cute!!! I really love it and I have some old butter pats similar- not as many but what a great idea !

    blessings
    mary

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  10. Thanks for stopping by to check out my attic finds. It was supposed to be cleaned out the year we moved in...seven years later we're still at it.

    Very cool cloche. I've never paid much attention to them 'cause they alway looked to fragile for my bunch to be around! Maybe I can find some rebar around here..
    Dawn

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  11. Congratulations on your award! Well deserved! :) I am in love with your vintage wire cloche! I must find one! Thank you for the inspiration! :)

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  12. You are quite the inventor! I just love the idea. I'm off the to hardware store tomorrow.

    Thanks,
    Charla

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  13. Don't let Laurie of 2 Chippy's fame get a load of your stash. She'll be sneaking over for a midnight raid!
    Congratulations...your blog is Fab U Lous and fun to boot!
    Debbie

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  14. Oh ironstone, I love it so much I want to find a way to wear it! Especially the crackle, wrecked bits. You know me. ;)

    Thank you so much for the blog award, I am so chuffed! I shall post it this week, hopefully tonight if I remember..!

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  15. Absolutely the cleverest way to re-purpose an gutter end cap. It really does say classy cloche to me, Joan! Using those stacked old salt dishes is waaay too cool. I am blogmanced!
    :-)Sue

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  16. Very cute...I just love it...thanks for sharing this..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  17. Awesome cloche!!!! Love it.

    Maureen

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  18. I love your cloche!!! I want to make one.

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  19. Said it before will say it forever... genius!!!!!!

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  20. Thank you for the very flattering words and award.
    Your vignette is wonderful, and I love the addition of a sweet little bisque doll.

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  21. Love your cloche....so creative!!!!

    Barb

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  22. Congratulations on your award! Love your creative cloche! Have a great weekend Joan.

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  23. This is darling!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  24. your cloche is great.... and congrats on your award! Susan

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  25. Now that's being creative! LOVE IT!

    Your blog is great and you so deserve this award!

    Donna

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  26. ~Gorgeous cloches! :)

    Congrats on your award.
    Your blog is "fabulous" looking!

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  27. that piece is just gorgeous and I love the bisque baby on it and the contents of the ironstone dishes. I don't think I have ever seen any gutter spouts with those on it but you can bet I will be looking now. Have a super nice weekend. ~ Lynn

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  28. Very clever cloche! What an inspiration you are!

    Hugs!
    Maryjane

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  29. Hey sweetie!

    You are definitely a clever one! LOVE it! Have a great weekend....

    xo...deb

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  30. The little doll on the wire cloche looks like a frozen Charlotte doll. Now why do I know about frozen Charlottes?
    Charlotte

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  31. Love the idea with the cloche and congratulations on the award. You do have a wonderful blog.
    You're right about Laura she does have a peaceful and lovely way of looking at life...lucky me got to spend some time with her this afternoon touring some gorgeous gardens. We had such a great time.
    Carole

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  32. adorable! I love the butter pats as well!

    Happy summer!

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  33. I love this.
    I've never heard of a round gutter end cap.
    Vintage?


    Thanks for sharing,
    Blessings,
    Barbara jean

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