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April 26, 2009

~SAY CHEESE~

Hello !! guys well were off to another fun week in blogland....I hope all of you had a great weekend....I know I did I just loved doing Chari's at " Happy to design" new RE POST SUNDAY how fun was that?? Not only did we get to do a DO-OVER but got to meet some new friends along the way... And that is my all time favorite thing to do in the wonderful world of blogging...I just love all the wonderful peeps I meet...How about you??


Now today for Met Monday I thought I would show you how to make another cloche....Met Monday is also one of my all time favorite thing to do....This is Hosted by none other that the Queen of Blogland...our very own sweet Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" Now I also know darn good and well that girl never stay's still long enough to take a nap ha ha!!! Please go by and see her GREAT blog... And you'll seen what I mean lol!!




Remember this Cloche I made from an old vase and the top of a candle....Of course you do !!! Turned the vase upside down, glued the glass candle top on the bottom of the vase with my trusty Gorilla Glue...Love this glue...its much stronger than super glue...cost more but so worth it...its always holds for me....




Any way this is how that project turned out...got me a new cloche, with just shopping my house...




Now Len came bringing this Cheese keeper home to me from a yard sale...He was so excited because he though he found me a Cloche lol !! he paid a quarter for it...Now these thing were so popular in the Seventies...just look at the Earthen tones on the tile...






See what I mean ?




Well girls I shopped my house again to see what I could do with this old thing...Found me a Chintz dessert plate and old sherbet glass and my trusty Gorilla Glue...



I glued the plate on to the glass....




Put one of my fake cakes on it...or is that faux ?? never can remember what its called anymore ha ha!




Added the dome and I now have another small Cloche....




Put a little silver tray and a tea pot picture frame in it...Just another look...




Or how about a bird nest with little eggs?? So girls next time you are out and about at the thrift stores or yard sailing...look for these old Cheese Keepers...You can make a small cloche for very little Dollars this one costed a whole quarter to make......Just shop your house to see what you can use in old plates and glasses...I just love to take things and make them into something useful again....




May all of you have a GREAT day...I have to go work on an old light fixture I found at Hospice thrift store than I am making into a candle holder...May be next week I'll show it to you !!!




Hugs and Smiles Glria

37 comments:

Helen said...

Oh me, oh my! Now you have taught me how to create my own personalized cake stands! Thank you, thank you!

Raggedy Girl said...

That is amazing and I am going to go see if I have any clear vases out in storage. Thank you.

The Raggedy Girl- Roberta Anne

Cynthia said...

Gloria my Dear,
This is just fabulous ingenuity! You are one smart little cookie. I love the faux cake you added and now I am going to be looking for those old cheese holders! hugs, Cindy ( hope you can stop by for my Met Monday post)

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Consider yourself , tagged! One picture ....totally you!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Gloria, Your cloches are so pretty! And thanks for the tutorial on making them. I can never seem to find any, but making my own is a wonderful idea! ...Love the chintz plate too! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Gloria, girl...you are amazing! I'm gonna start looking at all glass domes in a different way from here out! I love your new cloche and Len was such a sweetie to be looking out for something for his sweetheart!
If I'm the Queen of Blogland, we're in trouble! LOL :-)

marty39 said...

Ok, now this is just about the neatest thing I have ever seen. I have been wanting a cloche and they just didn't fit my budget. I just know I can find a cheese keeper somewhere and then I will have one. What a great idea. Love it. Thanks so much. Hugs, Marty

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Gloria,
I am sitting here smiling and just enjoying this transformation , and at the same time wondering where I put my cheese plate with the dome, that I have had forever. lol And when I find it I will come back to this post to see exactly how to do it. This is truly a great idea!! I love and collect pedestal cake plates Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

Linda said...

You are the cloche queen! So many ideas - and each one so pretty! Linda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love it, Gloria! That's a great cloche, and I can't believe he got it for 25 cents! Good find! And I like what you did with the plate and the sherbert dish (?). Looks great.

XO,

Sheila

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Gloria, what a great post! You are the cloque queen! Everytime I see one I think of you and the post you did on making one. How clever you are! Love this one with the plate. I will be making it for sure! Thanks for visiting my red again! Kristen

onlymehere said...

Whoa Nellie, you're saying that's a fake cake? No way! Does it make you hungry just looking at it? It looks so real! I love seeing how creative you are with what you have around the house. I'm going to have to try that Gorilla glue soon! I have some broken Precious Moments that super glue just isn't holding together. Have a great week!

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

I would never have thought to do something like this. Not in a million years!

How's baby Kyra doing???

Justine :o )

Loretta said...

Gloria I'm so excited! I have a few of those glass vases and tons of candle lids. All I need is some gorilla glue! Thank you for sharing this great idea! Yippee! Hugs, Loretta

Heather said...

very cute ideas!

Deb said...

such a cute idea for a cake stand...

Linda/"Mom" said...

*... TOOOOOO WONDERFUL, G-l-o-r-i-a! I can just SEE you running around, having a BALL playing w/ all these pretties!!! Thanks for some GR888 ideas, and sending biggest hugs, old friend!!! (Make that "long-time" friend!!! Grins!)~~~ Love, Linda *

Smilingsal said...

What a guy you married! He even shops for you? You are so creative.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, well goodness you are so creative. I love your creations and I love cloches.

Thanks for the great ideas!

Barb

prof en retraite said...

Hi there Gloria! I love what you have done! Aren't you a snart cookie? I want a cloche...but not at those prices! Now I'm going to be eyeing those cheese servers I've seen a Goodwill! Great idea!...hugs...Debbie

Chrissy said...

Well look at that...your good my dear, very good!! Hope you have a wonderful week too!!! Talk soon, Chrissy

Laura said...

I've been using those old cheese domes for faux cloches for a few years now....little mini vignettes....but the possibilities are endless with the gorilla glue....it's genius!
Be well, Laura
P.S.....lots of good stuff came from the 70's but not those colors!!!

Cass @ That Old House said...

You have a fake cake? That is so amazingly cool -- it's adorable! I've got one of those old cheese keepers, with a clear plate. No, actually I have two -- but one is very old -- was my grandmother's. Also clear, but BIG. They used to leave cheese out on the dining room sideboard, under the bell so the mice wouldn't get it!

Thank goodness for refrigerators!

Our medicine chest was not sunk into the wall, which is one of the things that bugged me -- I didn't like it sticking out. Howard still misses it, especially the little flap at the bottom that folded down; he kept his razor there.

Our "old" one was probably installed only about 5 years ago -- "old" to me because it was here already! :-P
Cass

sue said...

Awww that Len is so cute bringing you home a "cloche"!! LOL!! G, I had one of these cheese keepers and got rid of it recently, darn!! Your little faux cake is beautiful too! Great job G, now you have a great week ok!! Love ya xoxox

Melissa Miller said...

Gloria I am so inspired!
I must find a cloche right away.

Yours looks gorgeous girl.
~Melissa :)

Chari said...

Hey Sis...

Girl, I just love, love, love this post!!! Such grand ideas and so creative!!! You know, after you posted the first cloche that you made, I shopped around my house but never could come up with a big glass vase or container that would work! But I am keeping my eye out for one...I'm going to make some!!! They're so expensive to buy right now cuz they're so popular! I just love this idea...it's the greatest!!! I'm so glad that you shared it with us!

Sis...isn't Len just the sweetest? That was really sweet of him to be looking out for a cloche for you!!! You're right though...it did have that 70's mojo about it!!! Hehe!!! But I just love how you used that fabulous chintz plate to make a cake stand or for whatever use you can think of! Love, love, love it!!! Sis, you're so smart!!!

Isn't that just the prettiest little vignette that you have under the big cloche! That's really beautiful!!! And Girl, I would have never known that was a faux cake, if you hadn't said anything! Whew...I was ready to cut a slice and dig in! Hehe!!! Sure looks pretty under the new cloche! Sooooo pretty...and such a brilliant idea!!!

Love ya honey,
Chari

Melissa said...

Thank you so much for your kind words.

Your blog is so beautiful.

Melissa

Cathy said...

Gloria,
What a great idea!!! You are so smart!!! You did a wonderful job decorating your cloches...love them!!!

Hope you are having a wonderful day!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Happy @ Home said...

Amazing and so pretty. I need to go get me some gorilla glue.

nikkicrumpet said...

DANG woman! You are so CLEVER! I love both ideas and they turned out wonderfully. Now I feel stupid for paying all that money for a cloche!

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Chari said...

Hi Sis...

Wow...you must have been right there when I posted...hehe!!! Ohhh yes, I am enjoying this pretty stained glass window! I keep calling it a window because Mary actually made this and had it in the window of their back door! She really was very talented! I have another piece that I'll have to show sometime!!!

Ohhh yes, I love all of your pieces too, Sis!!! I'm so glad that you've been sharing them with us lately!!! Do you have more for us to see? I wanna see!!! Hehe!!! Thank you for the sweet compliment on this treasure...I really do cherish it!!!

Love ya honey,
Chari

ceekay said...

Oh your cloches are fantastic. I love how you put things together...and they look made that way!
BTW, saw the pillowcases at Picket's place. So lovely. Very, very sweet of you to share such a treasure!
Have a blessed week....

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You are just too smart! Thanks for sharing these great ideas. I've been using my cheese dome for a cloche, but I haven't made a pretty stand for mine! I'm looking for a pretty plate now. Thanks Gloria. laurie

Picket said...

Hey you....I will try to make a comment without crying again...baby girl just came by and I showed her what you gave me and she loved it and when I told her that your sweet mama made them she just froze...just like I did and whispered "Oh mama...what a beautiful gift" Lordy girl I still have them right here beside me so I can look at them...ok..ok...no more crying...I love what you did with the cheese cover...I saw some of those at the antique store the other day! man I will have to go back and get me one....and that faux cake of yours is fantastic looking!!! be my luck of I had one around here the Burly Boys would take a knife and cut into it before I could tell them what it was! lol Great idea sis...seriously Gloria...I have no words to thank you...I love you so sis!~♥~

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I remember when you made the cloche! It was such a great idea, and well worth repeating for those who missed it the first time.

I was just wild that you showed what you did with the old cheese boards, because I worked on a project with those same things today! I had been picking them up at Goodwill for just a buck or two, and today painted them and some of the bases. One of my bases is a clear crystal wine glass! I will post them when I get the bases glued on and when I find something pretty to put in them.

Kady

Debbie from NJ said...

Hello Gloria,

I found your blog from dear Picket's. She is one sweet lady!
I love your idea for the cloche.
I have to look for some clear vases now. Your great grandaughter is absolutely adorable. Bless her little heart, she looks like such a happy little girl. You are blessed!

Debbie