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March 1, 2009

~BLUE MONDAY AND A CLOCHE~

Good Morning Guys!!! Hey it's BLUE MONDAY and a new month... Now our great hostess Sally at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/ always has some Beautiful Blues to share each week with us...Please do yourself a favor and go by and see all the BLUEness for the day!!Now girls as you know I have been sick and couldn't get out of this house and my body was getting so sore from just laying around...that the other day I needed something to do...So I made a Cloche !!!



Now see this Vase and candle ?? well you know how these candle get where you can't light them anymore...of course you do!!




I turned the Vase upside down...





Took the plastic thingy off the candle lid, got out my Gorilla Glue...







Here the plastic thingy...






Glued the glass top from the candle on the vase and dah dah !! Set on a BLUE Charger, added some little BLUE birds and nest under it put a tassel on the top and now I have a new Cloche...Just shopped my house...found things laying around...And Len was very Lucky I didn't use him ha ha!!


Hope all of you have a GREAT Blue Monday...Me I'm off to see all the Blue gals today...


Hugs and smiles Glria

70 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Well look at that.
It's so pretty Gloria!

I love this cloche idea and the precious bluebird
is darling.
You did good girl!

I'm glad you are feeling better.

Your new great grand baby girls are gorgeous!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Girl... this is just incredible.. I love, love, love this idea.. going to have to "borrow" it.. where can I find the vase like that?? Oh my gosh this is such a wonderful idea..I sure hope you're feeling some better now girl..I'll let you know if I can find a vase around here to try that..ummmm something smaller would be fun to try huh??? I'm on a mission...
hugs ~lynne~

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Holy crap, Gloria, you really had me puzzled as to what you were going to do with a vase and a candle to make a cloche. but holy crap, you did it! It looks great!!!!

Justine :o )

Gollum said...

This is the greatest idea ever.
I am thrilled to know that I have you looking for white dishes. LOL Yes, you need them!! Put 'em behind the drapes, under the sofa. etc. LOL And they will be great with your blue-and-white pottery. A natural combination.

I've been meaning to tell you something. I LOVE your sense of humor, Gloria. Each time you leave a note on my blog, you make me smile. You spread sunshine and joy wherever you go.

Melissa Wertz said...

You made a very pretty Cloche there! I love making them. So much fun! Happy Blue Monday!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What a great idea! It turned out wonderfully. You are pretty darned smart to come up with this! I do like the blue charger that you put it on. Perfect for the bird nest!

Also really love your new blog dress.

Kady

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

That is just too clever Gloria!!

The bluebird is so sweet also-

I do hope you are taking care of yourself friend.

We got to the flea market so late on Saturday that I didn't find alot of stuff-

The things I found with Sally and the flea market are mostly thing for my little booth. I will try and gather them together for a picture.

I think we need to train our brothers to shop- I have 2 brothers too and they hate it. I will be your shopping sis just any ol time!

blessings
mary

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, you are just brilliant! That looks so pretty! I hope you are feeling better. I am really running behind on my visits. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Forgot to tell you, your blog looks so pretty! laurie

Cynthia said...

Gloria,
Your so clever! Great job for a sick gal! I hope your feeling better soon. Cindy

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

This cloche was so easy with a beautiful spring result! They can be pretty spending at the home decor stores. Thanks for sharing!

My computer crashed and I was at a stand still for several days. Until the hubs and son could work on it. Since my blogging wasn't their priority. Go figure. I had to wait sooo long....luckily it was a quick fix, but I've missed out on so much blogging fun.

Sweet Wishes,
Sara

Fifi Flowers said...

What a lovely idea! ENJOY a Blue MOnday!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Now aren't you clever? Hope you are feeling better. Happy Blue Monday.

Snoopygie said...

nice, that was genius.

mbkatc230 said...

What a great idea! Very clever, and it turned out beautifully. Glad you are on the mend. Hugs, Kathy

carolinajewel said...

That is amazing! If I didn't know it was an upside down vase and a glass top I would have never known it wasn't a store-bought cloche!!!! The vignette inside is great and I love that blue charger. :D Jewel

Linda said...

Gloria, You are so clever! I've been wondering how to create a cloche and you have solved the problem! Debbie and I live in areas of Atlanta that were hard hit by snow, so we don't know if we can make the lunch or not : (
Our schools are closed in our county, icy roads, but not in the county where the lunch is today. Go figure! Linda

Smilingsal said...

Obviously, it's good for you to be stuck in the house. This is really nice. I clicked on the picture to get a closer look, and OH! I love it! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Jessica said...

Gloria~

What a charming cloche~ my Mammaw has been wanting one & I can't find one anywhere. She will be thrilled if we can make her one like this. Lovely display!

I do hope you are feeling better!

Hugs~ J

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Love your idea! I see so many cloche's on these blogs and I NEVER see them anywhere when I am out shopping! Now I know I can make my own....Thank you!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Good Morning, Dear Gloria!

What a clever thing to do! Love how you made that cloche! And I love what you put under it, too! This is an idea I might just have to borrow! I have some of those candles... now I just need to find a vase shaped like yours! I do have one cloche I bought at Marshall's years, ago, but a girl can't have too many! ;-) Although, Mr. Magpie might argue that since I'm supposed to be saving.

Love to you and Happy Blue Monday!

XO,

Mag aka Shelia who hopes you are feeling much better! :-)

A Hint of Home said...

I can't find a cloche and you just gave me a great idea. Yours turned out great! Love the bird, too.

myroseretreat said...

Very Pretty!

Elaine said...

What a lovely idea....so clever. I think I'm going to do a little Easter decorating using this idea!
Elaine :)

Sweetie said...

I love your cloche. I have been wanting one but can't find the right one. Maybe I can borrow your idea. Happy Blue Monday.
Sweetie

Shelia said...

Morning, Gloria! Your new look is beautiful! Congratulations of winning this. Jan is so good at this, isn't she?
Now, let's talke about your cloche! It's wonderful! I love it and it such a nice size! You did a great job. I've to get me some gorilla glue and make one, too!
Glad you're feeling better!
Be a sweetie,

Shelia;)

Deb said...

Hi Gloria! PRETTY! PRETTY! And with things found around the house, that's my favorite thing. You out did yourself, very lovely! Deb

Deb said...

P.S I love your new dress too! Deb

Chari said...

Mornin' Dearheart...

How are you doing today, Sweetie? Hope that my note finds you feeling better and better!!! I'm having a bad day...started feeling bad last night, just the fibro!

Girl, aren't you the clever one!!! I just would have never thought about making a cloche!!! What a GRAND idea!!! You're so creative and talented! It turned out beautifully! These cloches are so expensive so I think this is a great idea...those glass vases are fairly inexpensive and everyone has a ton of those candle jar lids! I love it! Love the pretty vignette you did for it too...that bluebird is precious! Love all of the pretty blue!!!

Have a marvelous Monday, Sweetie!
Love ya,
Chari
PS...so is that Gorilla glue the best thing to use on glass? I've never used it before!

josh said...

Grandma you've always been so creative!! Looks great. I miss you! hope to see you soon.
Love,
Josh
P.S.
Kyra is doing great, like you said all babies are full of Sh!#. She is so full she is constipated. :)

ann said...

AND,now your blog dress even goes with Blue Monday.ha.You did good girl.Yep,sometimes it gets old staying home 24/7 doesn't it?That's why I sneak out ocassionally,shhhhhhhhhhhhh...Ann

Kristens Creations said...

Oh my goodness! What a great idea! Your cloche turned out beautiful, love the birds inside, I might have to borrow this idea too! Kristen

♥ Kathy said...

Gloria that is awesome! You did a great job!! Happy Blue Monday :)

Glenda said...

The body may be in slow motion, but I can see the brain is going at least 90 mph.

I always keep the lids to jar candles to place over the jar opening to extinguish the candle, after I've burned it for several hours. After the oxygen is consumed, the candle goes out. Less funny or strange odor when you put it out this way. Now I just need to find some Gorilla Glue and the right size container, and I'll be in business.

xinex said...

Wow! What a great idea, Gloria, and it turned out so pretty. And you can do that when you're sick? I can just imagine what you can do when you are well, which I hope you will be very soon!...Christine

Cindy J. said...

Gloria you are just such a clever thing..No end to your talents..This has me thinking. Thanks for the inspiration and glad to see you feeling better. Love, Cindy

Helen said...

OK, I give! You win the prize for being the most innovative ....

Lynette said...

Gloria - that is simply beautiful and so very clever!!

Love your new blog look - I'm finally feeling better myself and trying to get back in touch with everyone - I feel like I've been out of touch for a month - not a week!!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

g, I had to pick up my jaw... that is incredible, just beauitful. 50 stars!!!!! I like your new look too.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Absolutely brilliant Gloria!!

I added an edit to the lavabo post after reading your comment. Lavabos are often used in churches for ritual handwashing during Communion service, so your dad was right!:-) J told me they had one in his church at one time.

Paula Bee said...

Dear Gloria,

Well, aren't you clever! What a great idea. I love birds too. You must be feeling better (I hope so) to come up with such cute idea! Love your new front page too! Love, Paula

Rose Haven said...

How clever Gloria!!!

Glad you are feeling better, too!

Now on Blue Mondays, with your new look...all you have to do is SHOW UP!!! LOL!!

;-)

Elizabeth said...

What a great idea! Your display turned out very pretty.

Tomarie said...

G~ You're a genius! I would have never thunk to do this in a millin years! I LOVE IT!!!!
Oh, and I also love your new dress!! Love ya! L~

Picket said...

Girl that is awesome!!!! You are just too smart...I love how it turned out and I am definitely keeping this idea for future use..I am always seeing the prettiest vases and now I know what I can do with them....Thanks for coming by and taking a peek at my moldings...course your Len could probably make them for you as handy as he is but I knew we couldn't dare try it! lol Bill has to head back to work Tuesday & Wednesday but hopefully we'll finish the living room by Friday...great post sis...hope you have a great night!

Tootsie said...

good idea.
just checking for a baby update

Connie said...

Gloria, Your little girls are so beautiful. Lucky you! Thank you for your comment earlier.
When you mention being for RMS or HGTv, I'm not sure which one, anyway, did that mean you posted your home ? If so, that must be exciting.
Is it still on and would I be able to see it ?
Not to be nosey, but I am always amazed at these gorgeous places are done by every day people.
If it's on, I'd love to see it............ :) :)

~♥~ Monica S said...

Hi!

I have been glancing! :-) I like it here, LOVE the music, and felt my heart breaking over you momma!

Monica

prairiedog said...

Gloria aren't you clever!What a great idea,I want to do that.Thanks for taking the time to check out my bathroom.Are you feeling better yet?
hugs,cyndi

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Gloria.....you are one SMART Cookie.....what a great idea.....Cloche are so $$$$..... your thinking cap is working very well.....now I have to make one.....I think everyone in blogland will be making home made Cloches....well done my friend....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Mojo said...

So that's what you call those. Very clever!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Loved this post! I am clocheless at my house. I just don't feel like a real blogger without one, lol! Seeing how you made one has me thinkin' I could make one rather than buy one.....

Hope you have a good day☺

Susan said...

I am running late. I hope you had a
Happy Blue Monday!

Susan

Debra said...

How creative and pretty! Love the blue and the sweet spirit behind it!

Blessings to you today!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Fantastic idea, love the way it turned out.
Thanks for dropping by my blog. I just love Dr. Rogers, he was one smart man. He is deeply missed.

Linda said...

Hi Gloria,
It's me again, and, yes, I did make the luncheon in spite of the weather. Fortunately the other grandmother of my grands was willing to watch all 4 of our grands while I went. I had the twins for 3 1/2 days,and then I swapped them for the 4yr old and the 1 yr old and will keep them till Mom and Dad return.(we are both babysitting for a week!). Oh, it was so nice to meet so many bloggers! Too bad you are waaayyyy across the country : (
Linda

Chrissy said...

Oh Gloria!!!! You are good... I can't believe you did that, it looks amazing!! See when you want something bad enough, theres always a way..like my little crosses, I kept seeing them on Swedish blogs and wanted one....thats one great post and one great cloche!! x00x0xx0x0Chrissy

Cindy J. said...

Dear Gloria your prayers for my Mama mean so much to me. I know we are such kindred spirits in the love for our Moms. Did you see that my baby boy was facing some health issues too? He sure could use the prayers too, he has a doctor appointment tomorrow that may answer some of our questions.. we are so praying the answers are good ones. Your words made me cry, to say I am the best Sis in this group is really saying something...and my heart just can't think that we all could hold that title equally, what a beautiful bunch of sisters God has brought us. Love, Cindy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi sweetie. I hope all is well with you.. Just got home a bit ago.. long days once again..lol.
I've got some brownies in the oven and ready for something sweet to munch on.. Miss ya girl...hugs ~lynne~

Olive Rue said...

that's a great idea for the cloche. And funny and I just got some of the gorilla glue today. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm off to look around yours some more.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Gloria girl ! You are just too smart for your britches ! What a great ideal. We are going to see alot of these in blogland now I bet .
I am so far behind in this blogging thing.Sorry I haven't been by before now.

bj said...

That looks just PERFECT...I can't believe I haven't thought of that...but now, I am on a look-out for a pretty vase to do the same with. Thanks for the great tip....
xo bj
Oh, and your gggirls are beautiful. Is K. doing a whole lot better and is she going to have to have more surgery later or is she DONE.?

prof en retraite said...

Hi Miss Gloria!! Well, aren't you a smart cookie?? Now I'm going to be prowling around for a big vase. How are you feeling, dear friend?? Better, I hope! And it sure is nice to see pics of your grandbabies...including little Miss Kyra who looks so healthy and happy! Have a good week...hugs...Debbie

Chari said...

Hi Dearheart...

Just read your note over at my place! Girl...I'm so behind...I've been playing, playing, playing...hehe!!! I did get your book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it...I think Ann Margaret would do a fab job at playing you...hehe! Hmmm...trying to think of a sexy, long haired blonde to play me??? Anyway, I promise to get an email back to you!

Love ya, honey!
Chari

lvroftiques said...

What a great idea Gloria!! I'm gonna go pilfer my candles lol!...Hope I have a large ole vase like that..But hey there's always the Goodwill! And G what are you doing cleaning chandies when you're sick?!! Ya crazy gal!! Ummm girlfriend I don't dust mine at ALL! I'm allergic to dust mites so I can't...Hubby has to do it for me! Heh heh...Sorry about that pause of evil....Sorry you lost one of your prisms! That sucks! Vanna

Lori said...

How clever!!! I would have never thought to do that. You know we as bloggers do learn a few things out here. My husband often ask why I blog. I have my reasons and this is one! Great idea...

Hope you get to feeling better.

Bo said...

Hi there Gloria...How did I almost miss this post??? Your cloche is better than some from the stores... & the price was sure right! The arrangement underneath looks so sweet & dainty...love it!
;-) Bo

Liz said...

YOUR KILLING ME!!! I love that!!!

What smarty pants you are!

~Liz

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

I'm thrilled to see that you're finally feeling better!

Gloria, you're so creative! I love the curves of your new cloche. Great job! ♥ Diane

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well..if that isn't the cutest thing! Why can't I ever think of something like that. The little candle top would have gone in the trash...and the globe would have sat on a shelf ...like...forever!!
Love and hugs,
Mona