Cloches.

I love the look of a cloche in a vignette.  You too?

But, cloches can be expensive.  What do you do if you love the look but don’t have one in your stash?

Choose any tapered cylindrical container…

invert it over your object and voila!

you have a cloche!

Isn’t that easy?

How many glass containers can your repurpose for a cloche?

 

Need a cloche? I love the look of a cloche in a vignette.  You too?But, cloches can be expensive.  What do you do if you love the look but don't have one in your stash?

 

This vignette on my sideboard may look a wee bit familiar to you.

That’s because I recently shared about it here.

Marty from a Stroll Through Life also enjoys cloches in her decorating.  So much so, that she decided to turn her regular tablescape party into a cloche party.  Since I did not have a cloche I thought I would pass on the event.  As I stopped by today to check out the party, it hit me.  Why not use my huge Longaberger cut glass hurricane?  Why not.   But….if I was going to do something…I needed to do it now!  Good natural light would be disappearing quickly at my house.

 

Cloche covering giant pine cones :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

I looked around my great room.  The sideboard vignette was calling me to come and play.  A vintage pressed glass cake pedestal from my china cabinet was the perfect size for the giant pine cone over which I inverted the hurricane.  A few minutes of rearranging things and I had my new cloche-accented vignette.  Are you loving it?  I am.

It’s extraordinary!!

Have you ever noticed that the best things in decorating come together quickly?  This took all of fifteen minutes tops.  (Can you see me smiling?)

 

Pine Cone Vignette for Winter - AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

Today, we hit 60 degrees!  I don’t know how long this warm weather will stay.   Regardless…Spring is on her way.  The birds were singing this morning for the first time in what seems like forever.  This wintry woodland vignette will be short-lived.

Spring….here I come!!

Awake, thou wintry earth –
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!

~Thomas Blackburn, “An Easter Hymn”

It’s a cloched case!

Diane

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Comments

  1. Great ideas! Thanks for posting! 🙂
    Claire

    • Diane says:

      You are so kind!
      Thanks for popping by Claire! 😀

  2. I am so glad that Spring is almost here too! I like how you placed the smaller pinecone on top of your faux cloche like a handle 🙂 Such a cute project!

    • Diane says:

      Awww thanks Jennifer! I confess to not doing a lot of thinking on this one. [laughing] Maybe that’s why it worked. 😀
      Happy Valentine’s Week! I’m sure you and your little one will be creating lots of happy memories.

  3. Alison says:

    Beautiful vignette! Funny how I never thought to turn a glass vase upside down to make a cloche. Great tip!

    • Diane says:

      Don’t you just love ah-ha moments? Hope you have fun making cloches from everyday items!
      Blessings!

  4. Babs says:

    Great vignette and what a great idea to make a cloche. Love the pine cones, neutral tones. and the Revere bowl.Visiting from A Stroll Thru Life.
    Babs

    • Diane says:

      Awww…thank you Babs!! 🙂
      BTW…I follow your lovely blog.

  5. Very creative – love it!

    • Diane says:

      Thank you Melanie!!
      Hope your week is joy-filled!

  6. Oh I love, love, love it. Thanks so much for showing how to create a fabulous cloche. Love your vignette too. Thanks tons for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

    • Diane says:

      You are so sweet Marty! Thank you!
      Happy Valentine’s week!

  7. I love the woodland themed vignette (I love love pinecones!) Great idea to use alternate containers too.

    • Diane says:

      Thanks Elizabeth! Sometimes a girl just has to be creative!! 🙂
      Wishing you an Extraordinary Day!

  8. It’s beautiful! I really enjoyed how the vignette was “calling” you! I often have areas of decor in my home or tables that call me wanting to be dressed up. Thanks for sharing your mock cloche and lovely transformation!

    • Diane says:

      Aren’t we funny? Hearing from inanimate objects?!! 😀
      Thanks for your kind and encouraging words, Jessica!!

  9. Mel says:

    *laughing* I’m from smalltown USA and I have NO clue what a cloche is–but I do like the pretty display that you made. It’s just wonderful in the browns and whites–seriously. I’m tickled that you possess that ability to see a space and recreate it with (seemingly) effortless work. (ha…..effort, I’m sure!)

    • Diane says:

      Haha! As a long time magazine page turner (a few hours at one of the big bookstores browsing their ‘zines is a real treat and free) I’ve discovered those beauties a long time ago. The ultimate cloche is one used in the garden (Victorian times) for protecting seedlings…sort of like a mini greenhouse. And that does have me totally smitten. Of course the budget has never had space for such an extravagance, but that’s okay.
      Thanks for appreciating my ‘play’ – it’s good for the soul.

  10. Adore!
    I’m a glass and pinecones kinda gal, too, who has definitely been experience a bout of cloche lust. I’m inspired to re-purpose something to create this look on my buffet real soon. Especially loved all the height you achieved.

    • Diane says:

      You should see the big smile on my face Trina!! Thank you for stopping by and for leaving such sweet remarks!

  11. Sally says:

    I adore your vignette and could hug you for the cloche idea! Now I’ll be looking with new eyes for what I can use.

    Happy weekend to you!

    • Diane says:

      Awww Sally…I just felt that hug!
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  12. Such a neat idea – yes, why not use other glass pieces for a cloche? I have a couple of cloches but you are so right, they can be expensive. Love your vignette.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week! It’s so nice to meet you!

    xo
    Claudia

    • Diane says:

      You just put a big smile on my face Claudia! Thank you!!
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!!

  13. Thank you for linking up at my party , dear Diane! This is a vignette I really enjoyed and the idea of creating your own cloche is fabulous!

    • p.s. Thanks for your kind words on my blog update. It’s always a little scary plunging in for a remodel, but I’m liking it! You’re a no reply blogger via email so I figured I’d just drop you a note over here and say thanks for the encouragement!

      • Diane says:

        Oh I’m so glad you were encouraged. I really like the look…very fresh!
        I had no idea I was a no-reply blogger. Hmmm. I wonder if that can be changed?

    • Diane says:

      Thank you!! I loved the vignette too. It just made me smile. I’m learning to push myself and create. Yay blog! And now you’ll laugh….the whole vignette on the wall and sideboard has come down. I decided I had enough of the snow. And then…it snowed a bunch more! Haha!
      I’ve got something else up my sleeve. Who knows how it will end up…hopefully you’ll be seeing it soon! LOL!

  14. Dawna says:

    What a great display. I have those Longaberger pieces and didn’t even think about using them. Iparticipated in the Cloche party and put my display in about the same amount of time as you did. It seems that sometimes it’s easier if you don’t over think it.

    • Diane says:

      Thanks Dawna! Now you’re going to have to “play” with your Longaberger…oh the fun you’ll have. “Over think it” – takes NOT the key! Now we know!!
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  15. Simple & elegant decor idea! Beautiful vignette 🙂

    (found you on More the Merrier Monday)

    • Diane says:

      Thank you so much Rachael!!! 😀
      Hope your week is extraordinary!

  16. Michelle Muckala says:

    Very beautiful! You sure have a creative eye 🙂

    • Diane says:

      You are so kind to say that….Thank you, Michelle!
      May your week be joy-filled!

  17. Beautiful vignettes! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  18. Thank you so much for liking up another lovely project, Diane! Have a blessed week.

    ~hugs, Mary Beth~

    • Diane says:

      My pleasure Mary Beth! I’m glad to have connected with you and your wonderful blog. You’re very inspiring. 🙂

  19. Thanks so much for sharing. I’d love to have you come link this up to our Teach Me Tuesday Linky – it’s brand new and in need of creative contributions! http://www.somedayilllearn.com/2013/02/18/teach-me-tuesday-5/

    • Diane says:

      Thank you so much for your lovely invitation! 😀

  20. Thanks for the tip. I do have several vases that would work and give me different looks. You are right cloches get expensive and they need space. I like your vignette.

    I was featured at Marty’s party too. So honored aren’t you!

    • Diane says:

      Bonnie, I’m so excited that you have some vases that will be able to serve as cloches. I probably had several too…but when we moved a little more than a year ago I donated them to Goodwill. Who knew? I agree, it is a privilege to be featured.
      Hope your week is filled with JOY!

  21. Marti says:

    Love, love, love it! I would love for you to participate at our SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! It’s a great way to get featured!

    Just follow the link….http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/02/show-licious-craft-showcase-20.html

    Marti

    • Diane says:

      Thank you for your kind words and your sweet invitation, Marty!
      Hope your day is Extraordinary!

  22. I love a good cloche and I really love the snowflake collection swirling about the rustic wood. That’s adorable!

    • Diane says:

      How sweet of you to say that! Thank you Liz!! 🙂
      The ‘real’ snowflakes are swirling around outside my window right now! 😀

  23. Sherry says:

    Oh I love how you used the pinecones. I love the snowflakes.
    Thanks for sharing this.
    Have a great day,
    Sherry

    • Diane says:

      Thanks Sherry! I think this has been the winter of pine cones at my house!
      Hope your day is Extraordinary!

  24. Now that is a creative idea, and I love your vignette! I am a major cloche fanatic. LOL Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. 🙂
    Hugs
    Kathy

    • Diane says:

      I love cloches too…but they have not been in my budget for some time.
      Wishing your an extraordinary end of the week! 😀

  25. Pamela says:

    It looks great Diane! I am actually in the process of dragging out spring items. Thanx for partying at THT.

  26. Patti says:

    Great post, I love using cloches, too. Your vignette came together beautifully.
    My favorite is the way you spelled out joy in the basket! Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Hugs,
    Patti

    • Diane says:

      I’m so glad you liked it, Patti! You have such a good eye for display…it means a lot.
      Wishing a joy-filled week!

  27. marlis says:

    Love your beautiful vignette. The pinecones and snowflakes are always just delightful. Great idea.. thanks for sharing.. xo marlis

    • Diane says:

      Thank you so much, Marlis!
      Hope your day is extraordinary!

  28. Beautiful! Perfect for the snow weather we are going to have this weekend! Thanks for sharing at The Gunny Sack!

    • Diane says:

      Thanks Tonia!
      Oh no…more snow?! Funny how we’re getting all the snow so late in the season. We’re going to be sooo ready for Spring!

  29. I just had a duh! moment….doing the V8 head slap here! I’ve got vases! I love what you did with the pinecone arrangement. I’d love it if you would share this at “What We Accomplished Wednesday,” at Green Willow Pond. It is live right now. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

    • Diane says:

      Yay! I love it when the lightbulb goes off for me…and now you! Thank you for your kind words, too!
      BTW…I’m #18 at your link-up. 😀
      Hope your weekend is Extraordinary!

  30. Very cute! I like the idea of using something unexpedted for a cloche. I just bought a big one to spoil myself but I like your thinking here. I like your post title too! Cute 🙂

    • Diane says:

      Thank you Liz!! 😀 How fun that you were able to get one for yourself, too.

  31. Sandi says:

    Hi Diane,
    I always enjoy seeing a cloche and how one uses it. I like making my own too. The pine cone vignette is very pretty and I love the cloche! Thanks for sharing at my HOME and enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

    • Diane says:

      Thank you for your sweet words, Sandi!
      May your weekend be filled with JOY!

  32. Doni says:

    Wow oh wow…you’ve really got me thinking outside the ‘glass’ now!!! I have a lovely hurricane…somewhere!! I put it away a few years ago and now I want it back out!! I can invert it! What a great concept. Thank you so much for sharing such an easy and beautiful idea. Seriously, I’m going to do this!!!!
    Blessings,
    Doni

    • Diane says:

      Don’t you just love it when it such a simple thing that can put a great big smile on a face. Yours and mine! Thanks for coming by and making me smile. Have fun with your hurricane!!
      May your weekend be extraordinary!

  33. Dona says:

    OK. You had me at “a cloche second”, but -choched’ the deal with “a cloched case”! Humor like that doesn’t grow on trees! Our family calls it “Dilley humor”….Dilley being my maiden name. So….you have a new follower. Never mind the fact that your idea is fantastic (and it is and I WILL be putting it to use!)…..but you are clever in more ways than one, and I’m gonna stick around to see what comes next!

    • Diane says:

      Oh my Dona….I am humbled by your kind remarks. My husband is the humorist in our family. He has worked hard at training me…though only a wee bit has actually stuck. 😉 Thanks for following…I hope you don’t run off screaming at the next post. 😀
      Wishing you an extraordinary weekend!

  34. Fun idea for a cloche. Your vignette is so fun and happy! Thank you for sharing it with us at TTF.

    • Diane says:

      Thank YOU Diann…it was my privilege.
      Hope your day is Extraordinary!

  35. Sherry says:

    Very cute vignette! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

    • Diane says:

      Thank you Sherry! And thank you for being such a charming hostess! 😉

  36. Tammy says:

    Great idea! It all looks great! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  37. Love it!! Such a great idea and looks amazing! Well done 🙂
    Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner, hope to see you again this week!

    • Diane says:

      Thank you so much Lindsay! And yes…I’ve already been by this morning! I’m loving your little spot on the web! 🙂

  38. Lovely, as always. the basket with JOY is so pretty

  39. Jenna says:

    Ha! This is one of those “palm slap to the head moments” as in, why didn’t I ever think of that! Great idea, thanks Diane! You winter vignette looks great!

  40. Mary says:

    Ah I love any and all decorations for winter. I think it helps distract from the sadness of taking down Christmas decorations. I’ve always loved keeping up snowmen around this time of year, but I LOVE the idea of pinecones too. You’re decorations are so cute!

    • Diane says:

      Awwww….Thanks Mary!
      Embracing the season seems the way to go…especially with all the snow and wicked cold temperatures.
      Blessings!
      Diane

  41. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Very sweet! I love embracing winter and snow! It makes us appreciate spring all the more!

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