My sister and I popped into one of our local garden centers (Gertens, for any of you locals wondering) a week or so after Christmas. We just happened to be in the neighborhood, and thought maybe they’d have some Christmas stuff at a steep discount.
And sure enough, all of the Christmas stuff was 75% off. I purchased some fun starburst lights that I’m going to use in the front window box next year, but I also found this large glass cloche in the Christmas section. I have no clue why it was considered a Christmas item, do you guys have any guesses?
I know it’s hard to tell the size from that photo, but it’s about 16″ tall and a foot wide. It was originally $79.99, but at 75% off I got it for around $20.
I couldn’t resist it. You just gotta love a good cloche, right?
Once I got it home, I decided it needed a good base to go with it. I happened to have some large wooden chargers that I received from re.design with prima back when I was a content creator for them.
The chargers come in three different sizes, 10″, 12″ and 14″ …
Back in early 2019, I had dressed these up with some paint and transfers.
I sent them in to the shop to sell, but only the top one went. That, by the way, is the French Ceramics transfer that re.design with prima recently re-released because it was in such demand. It is fab, isn’t it?
The bottom two eventually came back home with me and have been awaiting a do-over. The largest one happened to be just the right size for this cloche.
So I sanded down the transfer a bit first. Not enough to remove it completely, but just enough to smooth out any edges that would show through paint. Then I painted over it with Dixie Belle’s Drop Cloth. Once that was fully dry, I pulled out my IOD Brocante transfers.
I think you’ll probably agree that there was an obvious choice staring me in the face. Yep, the clock.
The clock was literally the same exact diameter as my new cloche.
It was about at this point that I realized that putting anything on the charger, inside the cloche, was basically just going to cover up that cool clock. Duh.
Well, no worries. I gave it a shot and decided I like the look after all.
No, you can’t see all of the clock, but you can see that it’s there.
Somehow putting even the most ordinary items inside a cloche elevates them to something special.
For now I’ve got some books, a vintage camera and an old photo of my grandmother on display.
Do you have any cloches? And if so, what’s under yours?