Monday, April 20, 2009

One of My Top Ten - Cloches!

After seeing Sue Whitney of Junk Market's, Top Ten picks from Round Top, I decided to showcase one of mine. Cloches are definitely one of my favorite pieces in decorating. They are a great way to display your unique items. Vintage ones may be hard to come by (and can be pricey), but not impossible. I have a few vintage, and then I also improvise with other glass pieces. New ones can be found quite easily. Here are a few examples of ways I use them.

Cloches are a great way to showcase collections. Here I have a collection of vintage clocks. The cloche on the left is actually the globe from a vintage hanging light fixture.

If you know me, you know I love scales. I also love cloches. It's only natural to put them together!

Simply yet impactful, this set of three cloches sit on top of rusty upside down colanders showcasing a plant.

Now you can't get much simpler than this. It's just a wine stem placed upside down.

If you group them together you can make an even bigger statement. Here I have them displayed for Christmas.

This is a fun display! Soap stacked with a vintage hair tool!

Here I just took a small vase and showcased a flower. The door knob vase idea I took from Sue she shared when she was on the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda.

This large cloche filled with green apples sits on top of a metal farm tiller piece.

The base to this was unfortunately broken, but it works great to showcase a small cement bird.

This was the top to a dessert server. It sits on the top of a vintage automobile side mirror!

I love cloches on vintage dresser mirrors!

Now you've seen my ideas, go have fun with your own!


Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

All of your cloches are fabulous! So many great ideas!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I too love cloches, but my favorite ones are the ones that originally were old light covers.

The Potting Shed said...

I too am a BIG fan of Anything under glass. Even dust motes would look good under a cloche, don't you think? xo Joan

Gretchen said...

Love your cloche post Lani. Great fun to use them in our homes and your styling is great as always.

The Green Pea said...

What great ideas to place your cloches on. The mirrors (car side mirror) I love it! Sandi

WhisperWood Cottage said...

I dub thee "The Queen of Cloches!" Great ideas, Lani!

cherry said...

Gorgeous....your style is outrageous girl. LOve it. cherry

Missy said...

I'm loving the cloches, the scales, the clocks, the grates.....drool.

You put it all together so nicely!!

Elle Jay Bee said...

I love all of your cloche display ideas, but my favourite is the one with the stacked soap and the scissors. You are beyond creative!!


Cassie said...

Love your ideas Lani! Gonna go rearrange my cloches now!

Cassie said...

Hey Lani....we've just given you an award! Check out our blog for the details!!

Carols Time Again Treasures said...

Thank you Lanette for sharing these wonderful ideas for cloches! Your ideas are so inspiring and take us to such different perspectives ... fun! This is definitely going on my 'What Would Martha Do?' blog as inspiration for others.
A Canadian fan ~

Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

I wanted to just stop and take the time to thank everyone for all the great comments. You taking the time out of your busy schedules to write your thoughts means an absolutely ton to me! I'm so glad someone talked me into starting my blog about a year ago. I've met so many awesome people on here. And Cassie, thanks again for the award! Wow! And Carol, another wow! You liked my post enough to put it on your blog! You guys are all amazing women. Thanks immensely!


Cynthia Holt Ziemian said...

Oooh,, love it all!

Unknown said...

what a lovely cloches..

Unknown said...

I love your work- all such original ideas it is hard to pick a favorite! Thanks for your warm welcome to junkmarket!
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Zane Wooder said...

I'm a huge fan of vintage clocks. I love your collection. I think it's cool how we both like similar vintage things.

-Zane of ontario honey


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