What to do with a Cloche


My friend Martina who blogs at Northern Nesting gave me this gorgeous cloche and ever since then, I've been trying to come up with an idea of what to display...



At Christmas, I bought a whole lot of vase fillers that were on sale at Superstore.  I jammed as many of the grapevine balls into this cloche as I could, but something was still lacking.

Then I came across teeny, tiny battery operated led light strings and I was in love.  I wound the light string around the balls and sat the cage on a square of burlap.  I tied a teensie black lace ribbon around the base of the little bird and VOILA!  I have a little night light that is perfectly lovely.


Cheers!


54 comments:

Cindy said...

Wow, Anne! That is a great idea! I love it and I may use it one day! Your cloche looks wonderful, too!
Hugs, Cindy

Edins House said...

I bet it looks lovely in the room at night!
Victoria

Myric said...

I love your idea of putting lights with wicker balls. I am sure it looks fab in dark!

xoxo
Myric

Pamela said...

I love that piece! Thanx for coming to party with me!

Alicia C said...

very cool! it'd be fun to see how it looks at night

Okio B Designs said...

Love it! And so smart to add a littly night light!

Jeanine

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Love it! :)

Linda M. said...

It's the coolest night light I've have ever seen. Thanks for sharing the idea. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

This is fantastic! I've never thought of doing something like this -- the miniature balls look wonderful and to add the night light is genius!

Rosa @ FlutterFlutter said...

That looks great!! I almost bought that same item over the summer, but was sure that it would take years before I figured out the perfect way to display it. haha!! :)

anangloinquebec said...

Oh I bet that looks lovely lit up at night! I really love that type of light treatment in the evening...so calming.

Sue said...

Great idea with your cloche! It is interesting how we will have something that we really like but have no idea at the time what we really want to do with it. Then like out of the blue there is the perfect idea!! Stop by and see what I did with my cloche.

Sue

Gwen said...

Really beautiful. Just a lovely display!
xx

mary said...

I love cloches they are beautiful any season we have. ^_^

Thrifted

Blessings from Cindy said...

Love your cloche idea! I can imagine it at night with the delicate lights!
Blessings,
Cindy

Honey at 2805 said...

What a cute idea for you cloche, Anne! Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Clever & Creative.... Love It~

Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

Good job. I am about to make a cloche and am looking for ideas of what to do with it. Thanks!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hi Anne I love the way you filled the cloche it looks so pretty ! I would have loved to see a night shot. So glad your enjoying it, Martina

gail said...

Your cloche is pretty, but at night I bet it is gorgeous! I love nightlights... I'm scared of the dark. ;)
thanks for linking up at Catch as Catch Can!
gail

Artsy VaVa said...

I love what you did with the cloche!

Sarah said...

I think you found the perfect idea. What a nice gift. Enjoy. ~ Sarah

Revi said...

That is a great cloche! I love the little bird on it. Nice job of making it look just right! :)
-Revi

Lori said...

What an adorable night light...and I learned a new word, Cloche...I had no idea what you called these things. Anyway, I love you site and I'm a new follower. Stop by and follow too, so we can keep in touch. Lori

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Babs said...

That's the cutest night light I've ever seen. Your cloche is darling with the little bird and it's bow. Nice idea,
I'm your newest follower. Hope you're having a great weekend,
Babs

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

That is a great idea and looks so good! Saw you over at Funky Junk's party. :)

Poppy said...

Beautiful job! The grapevine balls and the addition of the burlap does an awesome job of adding texture! I love your cloche! It looks so pretty on your table with the starfish! Thanks for the inspiration~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Lori said...

Looks great, although it looked great empty too. found you at Meet Me Monday

Ann said...

Very creative idea. I'm envious of that sweet cloche--empty or full.

debbie refresh restyle said...

It looks great, congratulations on winning it!
Debbie

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

That's brilliant!

I would love to see how it looks at dusk!

Thanks for sharing- love that cloche and the way you made it looks so awesome!

xinex said...

Great use of the cloche! It's beautiful!...Christine

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Your cloche looks beautiful! I love how you filled it.

Dee

It's All Connected said...

Oh, fairy lights make my heart go pitty pat! ~ Maureen

Jen said...

What a great idea! I love cloches, especially when there is something unexpected displayed! Came over from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia and following you now! Thanks for sharing!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMGosh, what a great cloche you won and your display is fabulous! I love cloches, but not one like that! Have a lovely week.
FABBY

Maria @ All Things Luxurious said...

How lovely! It's beautiful!

andrea said...

Hi Anne! That is a neat idea! I love little twinklers, they are the best! A new follower, andrea@townandprairie

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Great idea! I love that cloche. The color is great and I love how it has a bird on top. Love the idea of the little lights.

~Shanon

Kim said...

You were one lucky girl to win that great giveaway. Love what you've done with it Anne!
xoxo,
Kim

Katie Goldsworthy said...

I LOVE that little cloche! So cute! and I have a light fetish, so I adore the lights running through it!

Thanks for linking up!
--Katie
@ Creatively Living

Ivy and Elephants said...

I loved that cloche the first moment I saw it when Martina was having her wonderful giveaway. Now I absolutely love it even more. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our linky party. Hope you can join us.

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Pam said...

Adorable.

Lorna said...

Great cloche, something a little different, and you completed it perfectly.

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Thanks for linking up! Just checking, did you see my Lisa Leonard giveaway yet?


XO, Aimee

Anonymous said...

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robin :-)

http://robinsnestquilting.blogspot.com

Nook and Cranny said...

Love, love this.
This cloche has so much potential...
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Ruth said...

Your cloches looks wonderful. It is beautiful. Sometimes, I don't know exactly what to fill mine with.
Ruth

Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage said...

Oh how I love cloches and yours is fabulous! Love the little piece of burlap underneath.

Another fun Cinchy project - thanks for linking up.
Kelly

thistlewoodfarm said...

How does it feel to be popular? Everyone wanted to feature your projects!!!! I still think you should have linked up the shed....although I know that was not exactly a cinch :)

Thanks for linking up.
And being generally AWESOME :)

blessings,
karianne

Liz said...

Simple and sweet! :)

~Liz

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love this idea. Now why didn't I think of this, just may have to copy. This is lovely. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Bliss said...

You know Anne, I am cloche challenged. Maybe if I had a cute one like yours I would be inspired to make them cute. My glass cheese domes turned cloches sit empty.

Thanks for linking up.

Bliss