Saturday, August 25, 2012

Thrifty Cloches


I just bought my seventh thrifty cloche--at a yard sale--for 50 cents.


 I came home, cleaned it up, placed it on a crystal plate, and voila! 
An expensive-looking piece. . . .
Isn't it pretty?  My secret?


You've probably guessed by now. . . .
Those vintage cheese keepers no one wants!!!!!
They turn up all the time in thrift stores and yard sales. . . .
in all sizes and shapes. . . .


Just discard the wooden base and replace it with a cake stand, 
a glass plate, or nothing at all. . . .

I've had people ask where I've bought so many "beautiful" cloches. . . .
I giggle every time they do. . . .


Thought it was time to share my little secret. . . .

Sharing with: * Old Time Party * Tweak It Tuesday * Make It Pretty Monday

22 comments:

Junkchiccottage said...

Ohhhhhh so cute. Love this. I do see the old cheese domes everywhere. What a clever idea. So pretty. It is so neat to remake something old into a new and unique piece. Beautiful. Love it.
Kris
junkchiccottage.blogspot.com

must love junk said...

I've done this trick, too! Yours looks fantastic!
Susan

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Hmmm... so that's the trick. Now I will have my eyes peeled. New to the thrifting side of things. Lots to learn.
Your cloches are luvly.
Cheers, Gee

Amy Kinser said...

Yours look wonderful! So pretty.

cynthia lee designs said...

So pretty and what a great idea!! I have 2 choches...one large and one small, but I will be checking the thrift shops for cheese keepers from now on. We have a local craft supply store that carries just the glass choches. Now I will be on the lookout for pretty glass plates to go with them.
Thanks for sharing your little secret!!
hugs,
Cindy

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Those are so pretty!
I see those all the time at the thrift store...funny, the thought never occurred to me to exchange the wooden cheese board for a pretty plate...
~now, I'm going to look for them, and won't see them! Pat

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

They do make great little cloches, especially for 50 cents!
♥Linsey

Mary Ellen said...

I love cloches and do the same thing that you do! I just found a few more tucked away in boxes for my space and need to get them filled and looking pretty for the displaying I am trying to do at the store!

I LOVE your birdhouse in the next post and am pinning a photo for reference if that is ok! This is a fantastic idea!!!!! I come across ammo boxes here and there and this is such a perfect way to make something fantastic out of an ugly box!! Love the porch light at roof line!

I need to apologize for note coming over sooner. You had left me the sweetest note at my blog weeks ago and I just found it in my comment moderation file- thank you for your sweet visit!

I am following you now as I don't want to miss any more of your great inspiration!!!

bee blessed
mary

Stephanie said...

I've done his too - and you're right you can always find them!

Ms. Redo said...

Love it, I have a "top" that I've been wondering what to do with - you've given me the answer! I'm adding you to my blog reader, you've got so many great posts. Hugs ~ Mary

Sandy said...

Toooo cute and a great deal! Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

kitty said...

I keep looking for those cheese domes...one day!!!

Shelia said...

I love these little cheese domes and I've a few too. Yours look lovely.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Your cloche is so pretty and you are so clever!!!

Dee

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, it's so cute and pretty! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

My Little Corner said...

Really cute. I had never thought of a cake stand as a cloche! Going to do this.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Well, aren't you just the cleverest of the clever?! That is absolutely brilliant. I love cloches! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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Little Susie Home Maker said...

Oh, yes! That is just a beautiful way to do it! I just found my own thrifty cloche, too! But it is a garlic roaster, of all things? You are so clever.. again!
Blessings,
Susie

Jann Olson said...

Yup, I never pass up a cheese dome at a thrift store. I have a few. I really get excited when I run across a large cake one. Love your little treasures under glass!
Hugs,
Jann

Old Time Cindy said...

How did I miss this post? I've passed up a few of those 'cloches' and have regretted it. Thanks for boot scootin' over to my Old Time Party!
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Ruby and Arthur said...

Wow, they look great. I'll be on the lookout for them! thanks for sharing, Jean

sweetvintageofmine said...

Yep, I too was picking these up a few years back at the thrift stores for a little of nothing!! NOW, they have jumped up in price here a lot! I've seen them for as much as $6 ea. ??? They'll raise the price when they see a lot of something being bought! A GREAT DECOR item!! Roxie

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