Cloche Marriages

Blue and Yellow Cloche

I imagine you’re probably shaking your head in wonder at my strange title. You’re probably asking yourself how cloches could possibly get married. If you’re not familiar with cloches, you may even be asking yourself what I’m talking about. Just surf the net for awhile doing searches on cloches and you will get a beautiful eyeful. The kind of cloches I’m talking about are the beautiful glass domes used in decorating to highlight the pretty items they cover. And of course you realize that I can’t possible mean a real marriage for these lovely domes. Instead I’m referring to the term my favorite antique dealer used over the years we shopped his store. He referred to the term marriage to mean creating a “new” piece of antique furniture by marrying several parts of furniture pieces together. Through his creative marriages, he was able to salvage a furniture piece from parts that would have otherwise been trashed. I used his creative approach to make several cloches. I started with this.

Cloche Parts

As you can see from the photo, I have several candle bases, trays, and cheese domes. All of these parts were purchased at different local thrift stores. I then had a great time creatively matching them up, decorating them and attaching the parts together. I’m not finished yet but I thought I’d show you some shots of the ones I’d completed through the marriages I made.

Two Cloches

 

Cloche 1

 

Cloche Base

 

Cloche Top

 

Blue and Yellow Cloche

 

Blue and Yellow Cloche Base

 

Blue and Yellow Cloche Close Up

I had a great time creating these marriages and I loved knowing that I could make beauty from these random parts. Oh, and by the way, even the bird and painted container in the cloches were thrift store finds! Gotta love that Goodwill!

Stop back again soon. I’ll be showing you the rest of my cloches once I finish them.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy
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