Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Cloche By Any Other Name {Is A Cheese Dome}


I am taking Marty up on her offer to use “other things” to join in on the cloche party at her blog A Stroll Thru LIfe.  I decided to use this cheese dome I have that really gets little to no use.  I just left the marble base in the cabinet and used a Fall-inspired dish.

IMG_7716_4201It is currently housing my wooden acorns that I picked up last Fall at Pier 1.  I may change this out or at least add some leaves to the base.

IMG_7723_4203The cloche I did find at Goodwill just a few months ago and I glued the sundae dish to the bottom as a base to lift it up.  I decided to play around with it on my bookshelf for these pictures.

IMG_7735_4206I had a faux cupcake in there and found that one of my faux pumpkins from a filler package fit inside it nicely.


Also, while it’s not a cloche or a glass enclosed container of any kind, my metal birdcage that is in a corner of my kitchen is housing a new nest that I ordered form a fellow blogger.  {I could cry; I can’t find her email so that I can give you her name and blog link.  If you know who I’m referring to, please let me know in the comments so I can edit this post}.  I love this nest!  I went on a waiting list in April this year for an August delivery and true to her word, I got my nest in hand in August. 

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These pictures in no way do this justice!  I have it perched on a pot for height and used a leaf garland that I got last year at Michaels to fill inside the birdcage and hung a bit of it off the top knob with a nest tag. 


IMG_7770_4230The top of the birdcage is on a hinge for easy opening.  For many years I just had faux greenery sitting in here.  Now that I’ve gotten rid of it,  I’ll have to come up with ways to decorate it for the holidays and seasons.

Thanks for visiting!  This was a nice way to kick off my Fall decorating.  I hope you’ll swing by Marty’s and see what some talented people have put together under their cloches.


One Cheap B*tch said...

Wow! That's a gorgeous nest! Worth the wait for sure!


Lynn said...

Everything is really cute, I love your little pumpkin cloche!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Kathy,
I'm enjoying looking at your sweet cloche. I think anything inside a cloche instantly becomes a work of art!

I love your birdcage and the nest. I'm thinking your new birdcage is going to fit in nicely.


Red Door Home said...

I feel so far behind! I have yet to do anything fall in my house. I might just have to go and get some of the little white pumpkins like you used. They are always my favorite.

Jen @ said...

Beautiful! I love the black and white behind the cloche too. Beautiful vignette!


LuLu Kellogg said...

How beautiful Kathy! You have given me so much inspiration today!


Anonymous said...

Kathy, beautiful cloche displays and I love the birdcage!!

Karena said...

Kathy really wonderful I must get the autumn decor out!!

I have a New Giveaway from the French Basketeer I think you will love!

Art by Karena

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Kathy, those domes from the GW sure have been renewed in so many fun ways, haven't they? I do love your little pumpkin hidden under one. That does look like a gorgeous nest!


Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

LOVE your title! I laughed out loud!
These are all beautiful! I have done a few things for fall, not much really but it's a start!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Kathy, I love your cheese dome. I use mine too, it makes a fabulous cloche. Yours looks so pretty with your acorns and your pretty pumpkin. Love the stand you made too. Your birdcage is a perfect cloche. Such a wonderful nest. It really is beautiful. Thanks so much for linking to the party. Hugs, Marty

Char said...

I love that nest. I think that was well worth the wait. Your creative ways to make cloches is perfect, makes me wonder why I didn't think of that??!! I love it all, Char

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy! All of your displays look wonderful but I think I love your birdcage and all of it's prettiness the best!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Kathy...

I love all of your autumn pretties, my friend! Your wood acorns are awesome and they look fabulous under glass! Ohhh...I love the birdcage and you're absolutely right...that little nest is sooo pretty! What lovely colors! Thank you for sharing your autumn pretties with us...such a treat!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Oh that nest is so adorable...congrats dear Kathy!

Happy weekend my dear friend, cheers: Evi

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Kathy... Lovely, just lovely. And, that birdcage....?? FAB.U.LOUS.

I see you love Mauve Binchey too.... Haven't read Quentins...was it good?


Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

LOVE the birdcage!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the cheese dome used as a cloche and the bird cage is great.

The Tuscan Home said...

Hi Kathy!!

I absolutely love your use of the pretty and festive! Umm, and your birdcage is AMAZING!!! I will definitely be on the lookout for one of my own. Always inspiring, Kathy, thank you!


Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Love this, Kathy! I have a miniature pumpkin patch scene inside a cheese dome :)


Cathy~Mille Fleur said... your displays and the birdcage...wonderful!

Don't you just love the fall season!


Sue said...

I love what you did with the little cloche on the parfait glass. It looks so cute. That nest is wonderful!! So worth waiting for!

Room to Inspire said...

Your cloche is super cute - I love the title of the post! It looks great on your bookshelf. I hope you have a great weekend.


Unknown said...

LOVELY...I really like the sundae pedastal. Very clever :)


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your birdcage dressed for the seasons! How clever!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Great ideas the cheese dome!!! Excuse the cloche!!!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

The cloches look great but I just love the bird cage!!!

Becca Bertotti said...

Hi Kathy, I love all of your cloches !! The cheese dome looks great on your pretty plate and, I too, love the birdcage !! All are so creative ... thanks for sharing, Becca

Unknown said...

Love the birdcage, you did a wonderful job incorporating the cheese dome and beautiful plate. Thanks for sharing all your creativity!

Unknown said...

Hi Kathy! I love how you transformed that sundae dish into a cute pedestal. The nest is fabulous! I think I remember seeing someone's blog who created those . . . can't remember now.

What type of glue do you use to glue your glass pieces? I've tried several types, and the only thing what works is that two-part epoxy stuff which is a pain! And you have to use it all right then, no saving anything that's left.

xinex said...

Your creations are beautiful, Kathy! And I love your harlequin wallpaper....Christine

Debbie~ said...

How fun, I love that blogging gives us a way of expressing ourselves...and showing it!!! Thanks for sharing! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

The Single Nester said...

Are those Maeve Binchey books in your photo?! She is one of my favorite authors! I am currently reading Tara Road. I have had it for years and am just now getting to it.

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