Spring is on its way and that means spring cleaning and decorating and cloches! Well, the cleaning will have to wait until later, since the decorating had to get done while I was getting a little inspiration. We seem to love seeing things under glass, don’t we? It just makes them look more special. I unpacked several boxes of my spring and Easter decorations so I could incorporate a little spring into our home. The weather keeps playing havoc and we seem to be in limbo between seasons. One day it is 68º and the next day it is in the 40’s. Today. it’s rainy and gloomy- so this is a nice “pick-me-up” for trying to make it seem more spring-like.
The first vignette I created was for the round table in the great room. I keep the decor fairly simple throughout the year, making just a few seasonal changes.
I used one of my larger cloches to top a moss covered tray topped with an old bedspring and a little black bird.
I turned on the lamp for this shot- it’s a bit warmer, but the light makes everything look a little yellow….
Strips of sheet music serve as the bird’s nesting material.
I placed some resin mushrooms at the spring’s base and added a small piece of molding and an old lock. I think the lock looks a little more special surrounded by a small metal frame.
The mushrooms looks as if they are growing right out from the moss. If the temperatures hold steady here in SW Ohio, the mushrooms in the front yard should be making their appearance soon, as well.
For a pop of color on this otherwise neutral tabletop, I used a egg shaped wax candle decorated with fun polka dots.
This baker’s rack is directly behind the round table and it got a couple of seasonal changes on its top shelf. To gain some perspective, check out the middle of the shelf. See those little bitty pops of color?
They’re teeny tiny cloches filled with Starburst tropical fruit flavored jelly beans- my most favorite jelly beans ever!
On the other side of the jelly beans is this small cloche filled with some package fill and a sweet yellow duckie.
The end table got “Easter-fied” with a basket carrying bunny and an egg-filled cloche.
I filled a wooden box with some fresh smelling moss, a dried hydrangea sprig, and a piece of decorative tile.
The bottle tree is decorated with pink and green balls and it coordinates well with the hydrangea and the moss. So springy and fresh!
I filled this old shirt collar with colored wooden eggs. I was inspired by my friend Jean, who filled one of her collars with Christmas ornaments. Again, I used package fill as a base for the cloche. It certainly fills the bill for a multitude of things besides a gift box.
In case you missing seeing this spring cloche in a recent post about the antique set of scales I purchased, I’ll show it once again. I used some greenery and shells under the dome and balanced off the other side of the scale with some old books tied up with waxed twine.
I also used a small brass key to introduce a touch of metal. You can see the rest of that post HERE.
I’ll slowly be adding more spring décor as I can. This house MUST be cleaned before I can go any further and I still need to make a trip to the nursery to pick up some pussy willow branches. I have plans to force them into blooming and place them on the mantel. And then there’s all that cooking I need to do for our St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday. Hope I get organized- too bad we lost an hour for DST on Sunday!