Monday, November 15, 2010

Making a Cloche

I see this type of clock in the thrift stores and I had decided I would try my hand at making a cloche out of it.  The dome was glass but the base was plastic.
I took the clock apart and tried to salvage the base, but it just wasn't going to work so I pitched everything but the glass dome.
The dome was a perfect fit to this little French Haviland plate I found at the Salvation Army for 25 cents.  The white tree and the deer were just modern Christmas decorations.  And, I sprinkled a little fake snow on it all.  The clock cost 50 cents at the thrift store on clearance.  So I created this for under $5.

It was my lucky thrifting week because I also found this.  I am sure it is a hurricane shade of some kind but, it also will work for a cloche.  It was also 50 cents.

I placed it on a little Limoges bread and butter plate with a glass ornament and it was a very nice cloche.  You can get any glass ornament to stand upright if you put a little hot glue on the bottom and spread it out as a flat base with a popsicle stick. 

I will link this to these blogs, please go and visit them.
2nd Time Around  at A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words
Twice Owned Tuesday  at House of Grace
Before and After Party at Savvy Southern Style
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday  at Coastal Charm
Junkin Finds at A La Carte
Thrifty Thursday at Tales From Bloggeritaville
Frugalicious Friday  at Finding Fabulous
I will join Joni at Red Couch Recipes for the Thanksgiving Challenge.  I will put at the end of every post till Thanksgiving what I am thankful for.  I am thankful for the community leaders that put so much work into helping out the youth in our county.

33 comments:

Momma Button said...

Are you kidding me! I have one of these old clocks that I couldn't bear to part with, but didn't want to display it either. Thanks to you I am so going to tear it apart and make a cloche of my own!

Lori said...

I love a cloche on a china plate. Yours are just gorgeous.

High Street Cottage said...

When I saw your thumbnail over at TOT I wondered how on earth you could make a cloche. I just passed one up today at a boutique as they just wanted too much. So glad I saw this,what a great way to recycle the clocks too. They were popular and have had their day as the finish is usually plastic. I might have saved the face though for a vintage project later, as clock faces are in. Great job, tami xoxo

Shelia said...

I also use a anniversary clock dome for a cloche too! I may have to borrow your idea of using one of these little votive things. How cute.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbie said...

We've used a dome from an anniversary clock for a cloche, but we borrow it so have to return it. THIS is great! You get to keep it as a cloche.
That other one has a fabulous shape, too.

I can't believe your prices. We had a plastic annversary clock at our GW, and they wanted five bucks. No kidding. Ugh!

Yours look marvelous!

Red Couch Recipes said...

You found some great finds for great prices -- what great cloches you have made. Jon

Linda said...

This is a great re-use project...thanks for sharing!

Karena said...

Really opens my eyes to find other objects to be used as cloches, perfect!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Johanna said...

Hi Sherry,
this is really a fantastic idea. I have got a giveaway clock which looks really poor. But now I will use the dome for decoration. Thank you so much. You made my day.
Greetings, Johanna

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'm lovin' your beautiful little winter scene! Great idea-enjoy:@)

Michelle Jamieson said...

Sherri, I love what you've done with your thrifty finds! Looks like you certainly have a knack for turning nothing into something! The hurricane type glass looks so cool on top of an ornament - sort of 'features' a special ornament, and makes use of a mismatched, pretty plate great idea! I read your last post too and just love your wreaths, flowers photos next to the aged wood - so beautiful. Makes me sad to see winter come! I enjoyed your blog as always!

Michelle
www.jamiesoninteriors.com

La said...

Your cloches are very pretty. I espeically like the one with the white tree and the deer. NICE!

Lisa said...

that is beautiful..I so need to find me a cloche...

Jo said...

Hey,the cloche looks beautiful,great idea.
-Jo
-LazyonLoblolly

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Great job! They both are so pretty!
*hugs*Deb

Pat said...

Very clever idea! I love it!

CAS said...

What a terrific idea. Something else I can add to my list for when I go to the thrift store. I'm learning so much from all of you. Thanks!
CAS

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is so pretty with the tree and deer in it. What a great way to repurpose that piece. Thanks for linking this up, too.

rosarod said...

Hi Sherry, great idea! because sometimes we watch these useless and do not know what to do with these! your creation looks so beautiful, thanks for sharing your precious talents and creativity! Rose Marie greetings

xinex said...

How creative of you, Sherry! You transformed those cloches and decorated them so beautifully! I love the reindeer and tree....Christine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sherry, these look beautiful! I love the Christmas tree with the deer. You got that clock for a fabulous price. What a great way to use it! Both of them sure look like cloches to me. Very clever. laurie

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the tree and deer...I actually think it looks better as you have it than it would have with a regular base. Nicely done!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Stopping by from the Boring to Better party!! It is time for me to change the cloche I have, too! These are great ideas for Christmas!

Sue said...

Any time I see one of these old clocks, I snatch it up. The glass dome always looks better on a pretty plate! Like your sweet reindeer and bottle brush tree. ♥
~ Sue

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Great idea thnx for sharing, will be keeping my eye out from now on when thrifting.

Kelsie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Thank you for joining JFF!! I love how you made two cloches, they are so expensive so your finds are wonderful! The deer with the glitter is so cute. I love how great items look under a cloche!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great idea! There are so many ways to repurpose different things out there - I need more room!!:D
Thanks for sharing.

Elaine said...

Love what you have done with your finds.. I have never did a choche..will need to try one.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Great idea! They both look so pretty. I would never have thought of that.

gail said...

This is a wonderful creative idea!
thanks!
gail
adventuresininnkeeping.blogspot.com

Rita E said...

What a great idea! And a great price. The clock domes seem to be taller so that's a plus. Thanks for sharing!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Great Idea!! I never would have thought of that, love it!

Susan said...

I absolutely love your cloches!! I love the one on the pretty china!!

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