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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cloche Re-Do

I was working on some Christmas décor today, and decided to re-do a cloche that I use for Christmas.
I put this vignette together a couple years ago and thought I would make a change. I love little scenes contained under glass. I can’t remember where I purchased the bell jar, but it was new, not vintage.
And here it is without the glass  right before I de-constructed it. The silver deer and the teeny snow baby are vintage Christmas items that I found years ago while antiquing.
J’adore antique French garden cloches, but they are always a bit cloudy from years of weathering and use. Plus they can be quite large (wide at the base).
And here it is after. I got my inspiration from the Christmas issue of Jeanne d’Arc magazine. I wanted to go more natural and used apples and reindeer moss (I love that stuff!). Very simple to do and such a big impact.
The red is certainly a burst of color, but I promise it’s not that much “in your face” in person as it looks in the photos.
I think I may need to change the satin ribbon to jute twine with a sprig of holly or other fresh greens.
What do you think? Which do you like best?

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Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I like both versions. The apples are very festive, but oh how I love that little snow baby. Of course I adore the French garden cloche.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Kim! LOVE the cloche! The ribbon is really pretty; but I could also see the jute twine working. Oh, the choices we have to make! So glad I found your blog...I always leave inspired!

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