Monday, December 17, 2012

Cloche Vignette and My Other Tree

I added a few festive touches here and there today.  Still keeping it simple.  This wire bird cloche was part of a giveaway I won earlier this year, from Sherry at The Charm of Home.


It was black when I got it.

I gave it several washes of a paint and plaster mix, which dried to a soft grey.  I left hints of the black.

Inside are a couple sprigs of pine, and two glitter covered birds.


I like the way it looks in front of my distressed mirror.

My husband and I came across an estate sale the other day.  This trellis was leaning against the garage.  I asked about it, and the owner said it was garbage.  I took it.  I figured I could cut the other side, to make it symmetrical.

Hmmmm, if I do that, it'll kinda look like a tree.

Remember that pile of pine branches I had in the basket?

I used some of it to cover the trellis, and added a little beading.

I'm not finished with it, but you get the idea.  Actually, I won't be adding a lot more. Maybe tiny lights.

Sharing With:
Funky Junk Interiors: Saturday Nite Special
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesdays
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Debbiedoo's: Newbie With a Twist Party


  1. A M A Z I N G.! I like that your decorating can be used way past Christmas and into the New Year.

  2. Adorable Rosemary! No idea how the heck you come up with all this stuff but I love it!

  3. Have I ever told you how brilliant you are?! What a cool idea! Yes I see a tree and it is beautiful!

  4. I have the same wire bird cloche Rosemary. I love how you painted it. Your trellis really does look like a Christmas tree. You are amazing!!!
    I love it :)


  5. Your trellis tree is brilliant! Love the idea.

  6. Oh wow Rosemary that is stinkin cute!

  7. I love your cloche, Rosemary, and those glittered birds are just adorable! The trellis tree is such a neat idea, how fun:)

  8. Love your wire cloche, and what a fabulous tree! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity, Rosemary! The cool thing is that once the holidays are over, you can use it for spring!!


  9. The bird cloche looks great in the distressed white and love the sparkle birds inside! The trellis tree is truly inspired.

  10. Isn't that the cutest tree? I love the idea and when Christmas is over, you have a great architectural piece to play with! I also love the finish you gave to your bird cloche! You can do the simplest thing and make it so magical! Always inspirational! Hugs, Leena

  11. Super cute Rosemary~ love it. Such a creative idea!

  12. Rosemary, your festive touches are so pretty! I love your bird cage cloche!

  13. You are amazing Rosemary with your creativity!! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

  14. Good morning Rosemary the trellis tree and what a great space saver. Will keep my eyes out for one of those.
    Happy Christmas.
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

  15. Just AwEsoMe **TRELLIS TREE** Sooooo creative!*!*!
    and I love your *Glitter Birds*...
    HaPPy HoLiDAys to You and your Family Rosemary...
    Hugs ~ Jeanine Burkhardt
    C-U-"Next Year"...

  16. Both projects are absolutely gorgeous!

  17. the Trellis Tree is brilliant.

  18. So cute, Rosemary! You are brilliant when it comes to seeing what the rest of us don't. I would have never thought that up for a tree. I love what you have done to it so far and look forward to seeing what else you add. I love how you painted the cloche, so much more your style now.

    Happy Holidays!


  19. That trellis tree is pretty darn clever, you could start a trend there I'd say.


  20. Really cute and a tree that does not take up much room! Great idea!!

  21. Rosemary, Great idea for the trellis and it looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing this project at the Open House party.
    Happy Holidays! xx, Sherry

  22. You have such a way with a paintbrush!!! I love your style!

  23. Great idea with the trellis and greenery!!


  24. Love your tree Rosemary and pretty cloche display!

  25. I like the way your mind works :) The little cloche is magical and I LOVE the trellis tree! Thanks for sharing your inspiring creativity.


  26. That tree is genius!! It reminds me of living in our tiny student apartment, we had a fake tree inherited from my in-laws, the old fashioned kind where you put on each branch... We would just put a quarter of the branches on and stick it in the corner :) I love yours! Stopping by from Wow Us Wednesday's!
    ~April @DimplesandDelights

  27. Your remake of the bird cloche is delicious. Quite an improvement!

  28. Everything looks beautiful and festive! I love the trellis tree.
    Hugs, Cindy

  29. You know what, Rosemary? I think you could be handed any item on earth and your talented hands would turn it into something beautiful!


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