Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Cloche to protect

Again...cheese cloches are all over blogland and are nothing new. But they can still be OH.SO.FUN. I just happened to find one the same day I found my "who found, repurposed and blogged about one of these already?" stand. I couldn't resist it. I just couldn't!

*yes...I nearly missed the before pic*
(just your basic cheese cloche and basket base)

I lightly sanded the plate and the base. The base came off of a thrift store basket. Saaawweeet!
LOVE it!
I gave them both a coat of Burnt Umber and then SW's Divine White. I glued them together with E6000. Once dry, I sanded them and stained with distress ink.


I added a piece of light turquoise tissue paper, a pair of baby shoes both my boys wore and a pacifier. Oh man! Talk about capturing a TON of memories in one little cloche. A cloche is used to protect a plant from frost.
But, I am using it to protect something a little closer to my heart. ;)

(took out the tissue wasn't working for me)


I happen to {heart} it very much!
And you?

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  1. Carri, you have amazing ideas! What a wonderful display! Lesa

  2. love the color and the display is so cute. great idea!!!

  3. I love the baby shoes in the cloche. I had my oldest son's baby shoes bronzed about 34 years ago. I haven't displayed them for many years. I didn't like the stand they were on and the brass was too bright and shiny. This year I took them off the stand and painted them white--and put them in a cheese cloche!

  4. Yes, I so heart it, too :) Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

  5. So cute. It is just charming and adorable! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday this week! :)