Putting together a few cloches in the great room has been in the works for a few weeks now, but time just got away from me and I never got around to it until last night.
I was in the middle of unpacking from our buying trip at the High Point Furniture Market when I remembered that I had planned on linking to a cloche party.
So I stopped cold in my tracks and ran around the house looking for things to display. Now, it normally takes me hours to dream things up and then get them organized-
but knowing I was under the wire for time, I decided to just make it easy on myself and create two simple displays for the great room and one for the front entry.
This sofa table is usually behind the sofa- hmmm….wonder why it’s not there now? When my new great room furniture was delivered last month,
I moved it here on the long wall, where the baker’s rack and two large mirrors used to be. That left me with one wide wall to fill.
To start with, I leaned a large contemporary piece of art on top of the table top.
I hung the wall sconces today after seeing how bare the wall looked while I was editing these photos. The wall just needed to be “beefed up.”
Since the ceiling in this room is 18 feet tall and the room is almost 25 feet long, it requires a lot of “stuff” to fill the wall area. It’s still looking a little bare right
now, but I’ll be adding more accessories to fill in the wall area all in good time.
I ordered the sconces at the spring furniture market and they’ve been sitting in a closet ever since they came in. I do believe I am a procrastinator…..
I was a little dismayed that I had to make numerous screw holes in the walls while trying to hang them. Seems that the slots in the backs of
the sconce frames are not in the same places, so my measurements were completely off. I’ll have to sand my all of my patches before the walls get painted again.
But since I have that procrastinating problem, I’ll have plenty of time to get to that chore…..
Here’s the cloche I put together. Its base is somewhat unusual…..
Can you guess what it is?
I know that my friend Debby thought I was absolutely bonkers when I bought it at the Rural Society sale at the beginning of the month. Are you laughing now, Deb?
Going along with the brush theme, I filled the cloche with like items…..
My Annie Sloan waxing brush, a stained chip brush, and a pouncing brush that I use for faux painting techniques.
The addition of some colorful leaves off the tree in the side yard completes the look.
Simple and oh so quirky!
If you haven’t already guessed, the base for my cloche is an old polishing brush used in an industrial floor waxer!
Uh huh…. I think outside the box, wouldn’t you say?!
I’m sure they don’t manufacture brushes like this anymore and I’m imagining that this one got a lot of use shining up some floors in a commercial building.
Underneath the sofa table, I filled a wire basket with the leaf balls I created three seasons ago. The tutorial for them is on my sidebar, if you’re interested.
The vignette on top of the entertainment center received only a subtle change.
Where the tobacco basket once was propped against the wall, I filled the space with a wide bunch of twigs in a bark vase.
Actually, the twigs are inside a weighted glass container and the bark vase was placed over it. I bought this at the spring Vintage Market in Springfield from
the vendor, Sobo Style.
There’s a lot of interest in this piece. It’s simply bark scraped off of a tree trunk.
To the right of the twigs, I placed a glass dome on top of a book. Easy peasy….
The dome is filled with bark shreds off of our sycamore tree in the backyard.
That tree sheds heavily during the summer and there are shards of bark all over the place. What a messy tree!
The husband collected a bag full of them because he thought I should create something with them.
Not being much of a crafter, I decided to display them under glass, instead. Much easier….
The bark has such interesting texture and coloration.
The last of my cloche creations was a no brainer. I had bought a white owl while out on my foray with Debby after we left the Rural Society sale. We drove into Newark and hit the White Cottage shop. I loved that place when she took me there last fall, so I knew I’d have to make a trip there since it was so close by.
Now who couldn’t resist this sweet little face?
He got plopped into an old bed spring found at a yard sale and placed on one side of the fantastic scale I found in a Tipp City antique mall.
I used three miniature white pumpkins to balance out the other side of the scale.
Some of you may have already seen this cloche in the great room before, but I thought I’d include it because I just love what’s under it.
I purchased this small turtle shell from an antique dealer last year and its placement never strays far from this table.
The husband says it reminds him of our son’s pet sea turtle and kinda gives him the creeps!
Hope you’re enjoying beautiful fall weather like what we’re having here in SW Ohio today.
I need to get out into the backyard and pull out the wilted annuals that didn’t make it through the frost we’ve had recently.
While we were in North Carolina over the weekend, a storm blew through and the yard is littered with colorful leaves and lots of tree branches.