Tuesday, January 11, 2011

La Petite Cloche

While on one of my thrifting adventures I picked up this pretty glass dome for $1.00. I'm sure it was meant to go in one of those fancy iron candle sconces. But it was turned upside down on the shelf and reminded me of a pretty petite cloche. Suffice it to say it came home with me. Now...what to put in it. Trust me after a long day at work, I wasn't feeling very creative. So I left it on the table a while. Then I remembered my pretty little Eiffel Tower paperweight (another bargain for .75cents). It has the word Paris on it, and is tiny, sitting on a pretty piece of white marble. It was the perfect size.

I matched it all up with one of my vintage saucers. Now, china saucers sans their teacups are a bit like single socks left in the dryer. But when they're as pretty as this one, you don't toss it out. You save it for the day you'll figure out when and where and how to use it. This one is a very old vintage Taylor Smith and Taylor piece and I wish I had a few more items in this pretty rose pattern.

  In this photo we removed the summer slipcover to reveal "what lies beneath".

We've had the same sofa for 11 years now, and it's still comfy, cozy. We went with Bassett, and chose good quality, over stuffed. So it's held up over the years and still looks new. What's under your Cloche?
Let me know xoxo tami
Incidentally it's time to choose another random comment winner. For this giveaway I chose from my"Paper Trail" post
 Congrats to Michelle from Emerald Cove
You've won this Pretty Shabby Chic Ironing Board Pad. Michelle please email me with your contact information, and I'll pop it in the post.

Linking up as always to Kathleen's  White Wednesday over at her blogspot Faded Charm
And the following... A Stroll Thu Life
Savvy Southern Style
Whisper Wood Cottage
The Shabby Chic Cottage
My Romantic Home
The Shabby Nest
 French Country Cottage
Common Ground
Sassy Sites


  1. Two great buys make for a beautiful tablescape...very nice!

  2. Oh I totally love it. This is just perfect. Love the little Eiffel tower and placed on the books it's perfect. I always drool over cloches. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  3. Oh it's so cute! What a great idea. The best kinds of ideas are the ones that are made up of what we already have. Two thumbs up!

  4. super cute - looks great on the books - what a fun little find!

  5. Tami, that looks perfect on that stack of books. Thanks for linking to the party.

  6. What a pretty cloche! And I also love your Eiffel Tower, they are perfect together! Tres magnifique!

  7. What a fabulous combination! I love the cloche paired with the little Eiffel Tower and that vintage saucer, with the floral pattern, is just lovely!

  8. That saucer is perfect for your dome. Looks so French. Just darling. Good sofa tip too. I'm sort of looking. Happy WW.

  9. Hi Tami, The cloche with the Eiffel tower is perfect! I like your choice of books...I also have the three decorating ones.

  10. That's a great idea to use that as a cloche! I've seen a couple around and never thought of it. Love the little eiffel tower and the pretty plate too! thanks for the inspiration.

  11. A fabulous little display for practically next to nothing - SCORE! Beautiful - Happy White Wednesday - Tanya

  12. Tami, that is just a lovely little display, and good for you for scoring it for next to nothing! Don't you just love deals like that?

    By the way, I am your newest follower and have placed your blog on My Blog Roll on my brand new little bitty blog!


  13. What a pretty cloche/jar display! I love the cute Eiffel tower and saucer. I think we share similar tastes in books!

  14. The cloche and tower are a perfect match to sit upon the books! And the size is just right for the pretty saucer. I love the colors of the saucer. Congrats to the winner! What a great gift!

  15. How sweet! I'll have to keep an eye out for one! I love having stacks of books and this gives it even more interest! Happy decorating! ♥

  16. C'est tres belle! Ooh la la! I love anything Paris and eiffel tower so I'm loving your cute vignette there.

    Stopping by and saying hello from a fellow White Wednesday participant. Please stop by and join my giveaway when you get a chance.

  17. yeah, I am so excited, thank you so much!! I just emailed you my info :)

    I love the little cloche, it looks so pretty on all your books!

  18. I LOVE your blog!!! Cute stuff! Love for you to link up at



  19. I just bought my first cloche - very small, so this gives me something to work with. So cute!!

  20. Hey, Tami, thanks for stopping by my little blog to comment, and thank you for being my newest (and second LOL!) follower! I plan to visit you often as I really like your blog a lot.

    Best to you,


  21. Your cloche is adorable. I need a cloche because they are so much fun, but I don't have one yet :(

  22. Oh I love this Tami!! Btw, I just received the salt & pepper shakers and may I say, I simply adore them!! They fit my home perfectly!!! The gift tag was so special :) I'm heading over to my blog to put up the pics I took of them asap!! Xoxoxo

  23. Thank you for your visit to my posted vintage birdcages.
    Awwww! girl you have to stop and pick up what you can right away! if not it will be gone. I so am hearing you girl, I have done the same thing and it was not there when I went back for it.

    Next time you see something always pick it up, you can always get rid of it if it was not quite what you thought it would be. A free item is always easier to throw away.
    keep your eyes open for another great cage, it will come along real soon.
    PS. The first 2 can be purchased through the antique store listed, looking at those prices it makes you want to keep your eyes open for the next great find :)

  24. It looks great there on those books...super duper deal!!!


  25. I'm starting to think that thrift sotres in America are chock-a-block full of amazing things!! This cloche is awesome. And for $1???? Amazing! What a bargain.


  26. So pretty. I love cloches. I do the same thing...find "cloches" that were meant for lights and flip them. Hopping over here from Transformation Thursday.

  27. what a great idea! I have yet to buy a cloche but it's on my list of things to hunt for! I just stumbled upon your blog and I'm your newest follower! :)

  28. Perfect use of the orphaned saucer...I collect them too and they do come in handy.


  29. What's under my cloche?

    Well, not too much.


    I finally just found a great big one at a tag sale, so at the moment it is mostly waiting for "occupants".

    Right now it houses an old heart-shaped box covered with violets and a milk glass bottle.

    Not overly creative.

    Maybe a project for tomorrow.........

    Your display is wonderful!

  30. Oh la la, do you mind if I tell you there is a mistake in the title: it is La petite cloche. If it was le it would have been petit cloche, petit without the e you added. Cloche is female and therefor it is la petite cloche.
    Pretty the way you applied your cloche!
    Happy day!

  31. I love your cloche!!What a great price.


  32. Beautiful and thrifty! I like the mix of finds you put together to create a great vignette! Thanks for linking up at WWC!

  33. Hi there Tami~ This is just so cute! I love the Eiffel Tower and placing it under a cloche is such a neat idea! It looks great atop your design books too- I have some of the same books! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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