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Topic: Glass Cloche - Need some really neat ideas on what to put inside...

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  • Started 4 years ago by chiccottagejunk
  • Latest reply from Meadowview Farm
  1. Hey Gals & Guy - I know we've talked about cloches before but wanted to start its own topic if you don't mind so that I can find this easily later. I know how to search in the community - I do that often, but just wanted to put this topic under the "cloche" it deserves. LOL.

    What are some really neat ideas for trapping under the glass cloches we've all acquired or made? I plan to have lots in my booth at the arts and craft shows & the antique shop I consign in. I've sold birds in nests...I saw Marge's baby shoes...more ideas please?????

    Sue

    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. *a flower frog holding an old photo or postcard
    *printer's block letters
    *colorful vintage thread spools

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  3. Love 'em VanessaKae! I've got a flower frog and plenty of old thread spools. Of course, I've always got my eye out for printer's letters - I'll be looking harder and for more frogs. I'm cheap - and I won't pay a lot for my frogs...some people go giggin for frogs! Oops - that's another topic, eh? : )

    Thanks for the ideas! I'm going to go try some of your ideas out right now.

    Sue

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  4. lovecrafting

    lovecrafting
    Member

    I collect garden finials and have a grouping of them under a cloche with some tiny silk flowers and faux grass

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  5. I have plain white soap under one in my bathroom, then I have little cups and saucers under one...a roll of duct tape under one...I have some tractor gears under another one! LOL I LOVE Marge's shoes - that is so cute! I read somewhere that ANYTHING looks better under glass and I think I agree with that!

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    gigi
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    i'm not really knowledgeable or into the cloches but maybe if you gear some of them towards certain themes like for mothers (kids booties, rattles etc) men (golf, sports, etc) teens (glitzy, jeweled beady,cell phonish) and the likes, maybe you can sell to a wider range of folks? of course us junker women are gonna scoop up the flower frog, finial and printer block ones.....would old utensils work, i could see a picture hung on top of an old masher or something?? i dunno, just thinking outloud....if goofy idea....just ignore me LOL ;)

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  7. Thanks, great ideas gals! I guess I should have figured there'd be a roll of duct tape under one at your house Robelyn! ROTFLMBO!!!

    Sue

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  8. Ok I keep seeing this--what the heck is "ROTFLMBO"?????

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  9. ah, it's rolling on the floor laughing my butt off...sometimes I just can't help myself! LOL

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  10. NEVER would have come up with that! Now I'm ROTFLMBO!

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  11. See, it's addicting, isn't it?!

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  12. OK, tell me this -- where are you all finding all these cloches? I have yet to find one or any other piece of glass turned upside down that could pass for one except for new ones at retail. The thrifts around here never have any. Am I missing something?

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  13. I am finding large glass domes around here in the thrift stores for less than $ 5.00 which I am using on plates or other bases. Problem is the folks in our area are clueless as to what they are and how to use them! As Margo says...they just don't get it! Jan

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  14. Couldn't you use cake dishes, those cheese things with the domes???

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    dianeinthevalley
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    That's because they're not junkers like us! :) Diane

    Hey come to think of it I've never seen one while out junking either? Things that make you go Hmmmmmm.

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    dianeinthevalley
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    oh yeh I have seen those with little diaramas under them especially for Christmas with the little card board glitter houses (love those)

    Diane

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  17. I've bought 4 or 5 of the cheese domes with wooden bases. I painted the base white & sanded the edges on one of them and put a bird & nest under it with some moss. Bought for $1, bird & nest .50, sold for $9.00. I buy at garage sales, estate sales, flea markets and thrifts. I bought 4 brandy glasses today that I'll turn over and put something on the top (which is really the bottom of the glass stem). Also bought a few very wide mouth vases that I'll use. I'm just turning over anything clear to see if it will work. If anyone ever followed me through the thrift store, they'd think I'm nuts. I'm always turning things upside down to get a different take on it!

    Sue

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  18. lovecrafting

    lovecrafting
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    I found the biggest cloche I've ever seen at a flea market and of course I HAD to have it. It is 15 inches around and almost 20 inches tall.It cost 20$ and I bought a special table to display it on that ended up costing more than I care to admit but it fits it perfectly so now I have to decide what to put under it.

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  19. Maggie

    Maggie
    Member

    I haven't seen any cheese domes here that cheap. I guess I need to go to garage sales. We don't have a thrift store here.

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  20. What? duct tape shouldn't be show-cased? dang...ROTFLMBO (I love doing that....you guys send me into giggles all the time...)

    I take the industrial globes and stick a doorknob on top and lately I've started wrapping a vintage necklace (sparkley of course!) around the neck! In my display in my booth I have them all grouped together with various things "showcased", but under one of them I have a picture from a mag with a grouping of cloches....just for those who don't "get it". LOLOL oops....ROTFLMBO!

    I need to sweep my floor.

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  21. Robelyn, now I AM ROTFLMBO. You just crack me up so much. I like the idea of putting the magazine pic under one of your cloches and necklaces around the neck - great ideas! Have you sold any????? How much do you get for them if you don't mind me asking?

    Sue

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  22. LOL Sad, but after I typed that I DID sweep the floor! That was disturbing, but I did find a crystal I had dropped a few days ago! LOL

    I HAVE sold a few! I think...maybe 6 or 7? I'll have to check...
    For my smaller ones I usually ask between 18-20, and my big ones I usually ask between 30-35. I KNOW I have sold 3 of the big ones because I hated taking them...I wanted to keep them...I was going to bring them back home - but they had sold...LOL Here's the crazy part - I would NEVER pay that much for one, but since I am the most affordable (with the oddest stuff!) in my antique mall, I seem to sell okay. Well, except in the last few weeks. LOL But, I went and TOTALLY turned my booth this past week-end and called yesterday and I'm selling again. WHEW! I've been sweatin' it a lil' bit.

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  23. Robelyn, when you put the door knob on top--are you cutting the stem of it off? All of my knobs still have the stem. I found a big box of light globes for $1 and a garage sale that are perfect for cloches but don't have anything I like yet to put on top.

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  24. My sister made one in a wonderful bottle I bought and forgot a I had. It has the neatest top. I havn't seen it yet but she told me what she has done. When I get it I will take a pic for you...She's working on wreaths that include porcalin(sp) masks, feathers, lace fans, gold do ma hickies, ect...

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  25. Hi Jill you lucky you!!! I haven't gotten that lucky yet..I'm still haunting the re-store and junk shops! I am SO lucky to live across the pasture from a lock-smith (who only shakes his head at my shenanigans...he might chuckle when I can't hear him LOL) so when I have a knob with a stem I take it to him! I'm not sure how he gets it off but I can definitely ask for you!!! If it's not so good showing through the neck of my glass I will slip a on napkin ring or something equally fun, then glue the knob on. Kind of addictive...LOL

    Leveta - your sister sounds like you! I can't wait to see the pic!!!

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  26. Oh no...My sister can take a hores turd and make something beautiful out of it...I take a horse turd and it will just get my hand stinky...lol

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  27. ROTFLMAO - this time it's not my butt I'm laughing off - it's my - well you know what it is! Leveta you never fail to crack me up! I have tears in my eyes I'm laughing so hard!!!!!!!

    Sue

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  28. Well at least you didn't have coffee in your mouth...LOL...Sorry...

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  29. Robelyn, Thanks--I will try to figure out how to cut it off. We have lots of cutting tools between here and the farm.

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  30. Maggie

    Maggie
    Member

    OMGosh.......now I'm ROTFLMBO! Leveta.....you are a nut! LOL

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  31. Well, Leveta, I'm a coffee smeller but not a coffee drinker - thank goodness or it might have been coming out my nose I was laughing so hard! I just re-read your post and I'm still cracking up. You are such a blessing here - thanks for making us smile Leveta!

    Sue

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  32. I love you guys...

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  33. Well, a few times now my computer keyboard has been wearing coffee...so I guess, technically, while reading everything you guys have to say - I'm no longer a coffee drinker, but a coffee snorter. LOLOLOLOL Leveta - you are fantastic!!!!!!!!!!

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  34. Robelyn - coffee snorting can be painful I would imagine?! Isn't she a hoot?!?!?

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  35. Hey maybe your on to something...Instead of coke snorting, people could coffee snort...Safer and still get a buzz...

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  36. ROTFLMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now THAT'S gonna hurt!

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  37. paintwife

    paintwife
    Member

    I admit to having coffee escape my nostrils while reading some of these posts which leads me to ask..........

    If a cow laughs really hard does milk come out of her nose????

    Linda

    Posted 4 years ago #
  38. Oh, Linda, I've never really thought about that but I think it's a very important question. Perhaps you can check with some of the dairy farmers up there? LOL!!!!!!!

    Sue

    Posted 4 years ago #
  39. Robelyn - DH uses his hacksaw to cut the stem off door knobs. As for my cloches - I have mine priced from $ 6.95 up to $ 25.00 and have only sold a couple. I plan on bringing them home in a couple of weeks and listing in my Etsy store when I close the booth next month. Folks here just don't get it even with the picture! Jan

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  40. LuAnn

    LuAnn
    Member

    Coffee snorting--now that's an idea I may have to try. It could have saved me last week at work when I spilled a WHOLE cup of coffee on my desk. There was 1 fatality--my mouse--shorted it right out.

    You guys are really a hoot!!!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  41. I love cloches -- and sometimes just highlight one special item under them -- both in my home and at the mall. The item often is priced separate.

    Here is the large cloche in my living room -- right now filled with flocked doves.

    Kari

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  42. Blossom Lane

    Blossom Lane
    Member

    Beautiful, Kari. In fact, I love how your arranged all three pieces. My eyes also spy a wash pitcher and gorgeous teapot in the background. Very delicate looking.

    By the way, I haven't made mention, but the picture of Meadowview farm on here is stunning.

    Sue, if your show is in the fall, I would try seasonal items, too. Little gourds, crows, mums, tiny painted pumpkins, etc.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  43. Thanks, Greta...
    Indeed there is an Ironstone Pitcher and an English teapot from my mom's estate in the background. The living room in our house is all in white, green & brown...very peace-ful -- which is why the doves are in the cloche.
    Last summer a real white dove came to rest in the shade of our summer kitchen's roof. It stayed for most of the day. When she left to carry on her journey, I cried. Every day my heart is touched here on the farm in ways I never expected.
    Kari

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