Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Cloche Call

While rummaging around in our barn, I came across this old terrarium that I picked up years ago at a garage sale.  I've used it to plant in at one time, but it's been sitting in the barn gathering dust for several years.  It has two small cracks in the back near the top, and I almost threw it away.  You can barely see them in the photo below.

I decided to keep it anyway and after scrubbing it down, I decided it would make a cute cloche of sorts. That was a cloche call!  I can hear you groaning...sorry, I couldn't resist.  I didn't really have anything in mind to display, but went "shopping" around the house and found a few odds and ends.  I decided on a few things that had special meaning to me, and decided to make it a memory cloche.

I recently bought two of these faux boxwood balls at JoAnn's where I work.  They are a great buy at $14.99, but using a 50 percent off coupon is even better :)

I stuffed one in the terrarium, after lining it with a piece of burlap.  It was a little big (pardon the oxymoron), but I still had room for a couple other treasures.  The rock is part of a geode from my grandparents farm in Indiana.  The farm sold after grandma passed away a couple years ago, so it is very special to me.

The little bird was given to me by my secret pal at church...I love it.  The miniature galvanized washtub, I found at a thrift favorite pastime.  So each of these items (except the boxwood) has special meaning to me.  I think it makes a sweet little cloche vignette.

Until next time keep craftin' and smilin'

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  1. So cute! I've gotten better and not throwing things away that I can use for something else. This is def a winner. :)


  2. I love that little bird and it looks perfect in your cloche. Boxwood is one of my favorite "greens". xo Diana

  3. This is adorable! I love your site - I'm following on Bloglovin. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Allison @ Allison's Skinny Jeans

  4. I need to find something like this for my strawberry plants. Our cute little puppy keeps eating what the birds don't take! You are very creative, thanks for helping me think outside of the box.

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  5. Love this.... Very, very cute! I would love it if you would share at my weekly Clever, Crafty and Creative Linky Party (Tuesdays) at Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too. It's still open for this week!! I'm a new follower to your blog now...


  6. Great repurposing! Very elegant. So glad I found this lovely post at Share your cup Thursday!

  7. quite adorable, it looks like both good for indoor and outdoor decorating!

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  8. Hi Deborah, love the cloche call. Always happy to see someone besides me being a little corny now and then. It made me smile. The terrarium works great as a cloche and your little 'special memory' vignette is so sweet! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  9. Dear Deborah,
    Love the cloche call! The terrarium looks great. I would not have been able to part with it either.


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