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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Little Cloche

Good morning friends...
So, glad you stopped by today.
I am going to show you
some more of the thrift store glassware that I picked up
the other day....

You remember the cheese plate with cover?
When I saw this I knew I had to have it.
I have been dying to find one.
I know in some areas of the country they are practically a dime a dozen
I have been having trouble getting one...
Or, maybe I've just been too late.
Either way I finally got one for $2.00.
Gotta' love the  price...
I knew what I wanted to do with it immediately.
I went to the back of the thrift store
they had candle sticks for $.50.
So I picked up one of those also.
You know where I'm going with this - right....
I used some Glass Bond that I picked up at
Hobby Lobby
glued the candlestick to the plate.
It actually dried in less than 30 minutes
I let it set overnight to be sure it was completely bonded.

I was so excited with the turnout...
I know, I know it doesn't take much to excite me
remember I've been searching for these pieces just to make
this for quite some time now....

 And, here she is...
I am absolutely loving her...
I can see her in all sorts of settings
but for today
we  are using her to celebrate
the last days of summer
with a nice little vintage beachy vignette....

I love summer and to know that it is nearly over
is slightly depressing
I love fall even more...

So for the next few days I am going to enjoy
the rest of what is left of summer
with this cute little vignette

How are you spending your last few days before fall
is officially here?
At the beach?

However you do it -
enjoy it....

Until next time -
get out there and create something you enjoy....

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  1. Too cute!! what a steal at $2.00 :)
    it really looks lovely.
    Have a Wonderful day,

    1. I love a bargain... and especially one I had been wanting for so long... thank you so much for stopping by...

  2. Cathy it looks great up high on the candlestick.....I love it! Love ya, theresa

  3. *GASP* Who would have known!?! I love it!!

  4. You lucky dog you! I would love to find a cheese plate like this! I use E6000 to glue glass. It works like a charm. I'm following you via Bloglovin now and stopped in from Kathe With An E's Hop.

  5. What a bargain! And it looks so pretty!

    Thanks for joining our blog hop! So happy to have you and hope to see you again next week!

  6. Very clever! I have had a tiered stand on "my to make" list forever! Now you have inspired me!

  7. What a great it! Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events

  8. I love the way this turned out! I saw you on Fridays Five Features! If you like to link up come over to Craft Frenzy Friday at!

  9. You have inspired me to make one like yours. I have the glass cover and a glass plate, just need the candle stick now. Next time I go to $tree I'll get one there. They're a $1 but who knows if I'll find one at a thrift store. Don't really get to go thrifting very often, usually just on or right after SS payday. We were just at $tree earlier this week, dadgumit.
    A few months ago there were several of the glass covers at our local thrift store (about 6 miles away) but I already had one big and one small so thought I'd spend my money on something else. Ah well, such is life. Will keep my eye out for one.
    Seems like things run in a cycle at our thrift store. If I don't go early on Wed. when they open all the good stuff is gone for rest of week. They're closed from Sunday thru Tuesday. We live out from town (Grand Junction) a few (20) miles so don't go running very often at price of gas now.
    Love how you staged your display, looks nice and homey. Are you a bird lover for displays and all? I'll be subscribing to your blog. I don't have one, spend great deal of my time reading great ones like yours. Happy weekend

  10. I love cloche's! But they are not cheap! This is such a great idea that I have done a time or two!! Love it!!

    Take care,

    Stopping by From Submarine Sunday

  11. Super cute project! I love your elegant idea! Thanks for sharing! Here in Portugal I spend my last summer days near the beach!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  12. I can never find a decent cloche, either! Totally on my wish list. That, and some old porch posts!

  13. Great idea! I love thrift store finds. Thanks for linking to the DIY Sunday Showcase.

  14. It's beautiful and I love anything with seashells....and a post with photos of the ocean. We'll get to spend some time at the beach soon....the weather is perfect here in Florida!

  15. That is adorable. I have not had any luck finding a mini cloche and now I know exactly how to make my own! Love it and thanks! :)

  16. That is a cute idea! Your vignette is adorable. Love all the elements you used for it.

  17. I love it and your vignette is stunning. I am a cloche freak and this is perfect. Gorgeous pictures. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  18. Beautiful Cathy! I love the little sea stars and can't wait to see how you transform it for the coming seasons and holidays. Thank you so much for linking it up to the Fluster Buster Party.
    Have a great week, Lizy party co host

  19. Very cute! I need to try this out! Thanks for stopping by DIY Vintage Chic’s Friday’s Five Features and Fun Festivities. Don’t forget to stop back by this Friday!

  20. What a great find, I've been looking for one for a long time! Thanks for sharing on Fluster's Creative Muster. Now that you found our party I hope that you will continue to join us every Tuesday evening.

  21. I love this vignette! Your project is being featured at tomorrow's All My Bloggy Friends! :) We can't wait to see what you share this week!

  22. I love this vignette! Your project is being featured at tomorrow's All My Bloggy Friends! :) We can't wait to see what you share this week!

  23. Love it! I hope you'll link up!

    Dagmar's Home

  24. Your DIY Cloche is fabulous!! Thank you so much for linking this up at the Get Your DIY On Fall Challenge: Spray Paint! We hope to see you come on back over this evening (7pm EST) and bring along a chalkboard project!!
    ~Krista from the happy housie

  25. Cathy, I just love this simple but beautiful upcycle! I'll be featuring it at tonight's Get Your DIY on Fall Party Challenge! Come by and grab your button and like hope you link up again! Tonight's theme is spray paint projects. XO
    (Krista mentioned chalkboard projects, but that's next week...we've been working on our chalkboard projects so wer'e all turned around lol! )