Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dressing A Cloche for Fall

One thing link parties do is motivate me!
 I haven't looked at or thought about a cloche in quite some time, so I hunted mine down and gave it a good shine before dressing it for the party.
Since it is November, I decided to use some Fall decorations I had stored away. They had the colors I was wanting to use and the bling to make it shine! These are various items I have picked up here and there over the past few years. I have to say, it was one of the easiest and fastest vignette's to put together. All I had to do was turn my cloche upside down and fill it before turning it right side up again and placing it on a small (tarnished) circular tray.
I decided to elevate it using a clear glass plate stand. The runner is a scarf that had all the colors of the items in the cloche!

I took the pictures from various angles to show all the different goodies inside.
There are glass acorns and copper colored beaded apples with one or two champagne colored pears. Mind you, these are all ornaments found at places like TJ Maxx and Marshall's.

A closeup. After it was filled, I added the copper and gold strand of beads.

As I looked at the pictures, I thought it wasn't bad, but it could be better. I remembered the architectural riser I had showed you in this post. I loved the improvement, but I took it a step further by flipping the scarf to its darker side. Now we're talking!

 I love all the warm colors used together. Flipping the scarf gave it just the right amount of contrast!

The gold mercury glass candlesticks completed the look!

Even the slightly tarnished tray was the right choice. Shiny silver would have been too bright.

So there you have it. A cloche fit for a party!

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