In order to not go completely and utterly mad after purging and cleaning this past week, I decided I needed to create something that made me feel that life does go on after the holidays. Thus, a winter cloche was put together for the baker’s rack in the great room.
After all the overabundance of Christmas finery, I needed something serene and simple; so I created a winter cloche for this uncluttered tabletop.
It’s a clean look made up of things I had on hand, plus a gift of some dried berries from a friend. I simply laid some sheet moss on a glass platter and used some large sized wood dominoes that I found at a barn sale in the fall.
I used one domino as the first layer, then diagonally placed another on top of it. A third domino added some vertical height. Now let me tell you- every time that I tried to place the cloche on the platter, this darn domino kept falling off of its perch! Very frustrating….
The white berries came tied up with lace and were the perfect addition of winter white for this vignette.
Simple and pleasing to the eye, the cloche has a bit of greenery, but still says winter.
I have to admit that I’m already looking forward to spring, however. I’ve gotten spoiled having a mild winter, so far, but we’re expecting a storm later tonight. In anticipation of that, I dropped my SUV off at the dealership this morning to make sure that the 4 wheel drive was working. Last night when I went out in the rain and put the car into gear, I got a rude awakening. After pressing that little gear button, the car usually goes right into gear; but instead, it got stuck and wouldn’t shift completely into 4WD. It sounded horrible and when it finally popped out of gear, the car lurched forward and felt and as if I’d just hit a deep pothole. Not a good thing! I’ve been a little negligent for the past few months of not driving in 4WD for a short distance in order to lubricate the shaft. Now I hope that the car won’t need major service. I’m still waiting for the phone call from the shop and the snow is on its way. But at least the cloche looks good to me…
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