Cloche...Rusty Style

January 15th, 2010 in member junk     
RustyDiva RustyDiva, member
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Soooooo many possibilities!  Also scored the stone corbel on the right.
Here it is as discovered.
Turned the other way, it makes a great candle holder.  (yes I still have Christmas decorations out ~ its not Feb. yet :)
More thrift store finds.  The platter is Italian silverplate and only .99.  (Happy dance!)
These are shoe clasps.  I dont know if they are vintage but they sparkle and I loves me some sparkle!!!
Soooooo many possibilities!  Also scored the stone corbel on the right.

Soooooo many possibilities!  Also scored the stone corbel on the right.

Does a cloche HAVE to be glass???  I appreciated Jenny's tutorial on the difference between domes and cloches because I really didn't know but when I saw this rusty little beauty at the thrift store yesterday ~ the word cloche popped into my head.  I think it was probably part of a light fixture of some sort but now will serve a different function.  Cloche, candle holder......what else can you think of?  The other items were found on the same trip and are destined for other projects which I will post later.  All in all it was a VERY good haul!

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Rustydiva
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Comments (12)

shabbychick writes: Kenda - sweet find!!! Your rustic cloche is awesome - and is multi-purpose! Very cool! (Don't ya just love thrift stores??? I think I could shop every day!)

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 10:49 am on January 19th
RustyDiva writes: Hey girls, thank you for the comments! It was love at first sight!!
Sue ~ great idea for the napkin rings. I was just going to clip them to a potted plant or candle holder. Does anyone else remember passing the dish towel at the dinner table? Gross huh ~ but that's how my grandmother rolled. I'm sure napkins were invented then ~ I'm not THAT old. LOL

Kenda Posted: 1:27 pm on January 18th
bluebucket writes: Great finds. Love the corbel and the cloche as a candle holder.
doreen Posted: 9:35 pm on January 16th
CottageElements writes: Nothing better than something rusty from Rusty Diva! The thing I like about junk? There are so many and different uses is for them. I'm with Sue on the buckles. Very fun!

Lani Posted: 10:56 am on January 16th
suewhitney writes: Great haul, Rusty. Love the cloche made from the thing-a-ma-jiggy. Nicely done. I spy something else I love in your stash...the shoe buckles. They make for some pretty nifty noodle napkin rings.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:10 am on January 16th
Prior writes: I love your cloche! and turned the other way is very pretty, too!Lezlee Posted: 9:38 am on January 16th
54girl writes: Fun stuff!! I too have a wire thing that could be described as a cloche and just love it too. Great going!! Mary Posted: 11:24 pm on January 15th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: You did good, girl! I too really love the holiday candle display. Have fun with your scores!
Candy Posted: 8:45 pm on January 15th
chippingcharm writes: Fun finds...lucky you! I was "thrifting" today...scored a few treasures myself :) Laurel Posted: 8:41 pm on January 15th
fellowjunker writes: Whoa Kenda...did you ever score BIG!!!! Love the cloche and definitely, no, cloches don't have to be just glass! The flower in the doorknob is adorable. Well done my junking friend!
xojanis Posted: 7:21 pm on January 15th
MakinItHappen writes: Great score! I think that Christmas candle looks stunning in there. Posted: 11:45 am on January 15th
alicemom writes: Great find!!!!! Love the rustic cloche. The tray is fab also! I found a herd of them yesterday. The cloche has sooooooooooomany possibilites and I know you will find lots of good uses.
smiles, alice Posted: 11:09 am on January 15th
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