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




32 comments:

Irene said...

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

Victoria said...

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

Anne said...

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

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

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 :)

Dee

Rani @ La Maison Jolie said...

Love the tree! So pretty! Xx

Maureen said...

Brilliant!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Your trellis tree is brilliant! Love the idea.

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh wow Rosemary that is stinkin cute!

Donna said...

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

BECKY said...

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!!

Hugs,
Becky

Maureen Wyatt said...

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

pink*cherub*moon said...

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

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

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

Shabby chic Sandy said...

You have so many good ideas. Pretty!

Susan said...

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

Gail said...

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

Audrey said...

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

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

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"...

Kelly_Deal said...

Both projects are absolutely gorgeous!

Olive said...

the Trellis Tree is brilliant.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

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!

~Shanon

Bliss said...

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

Bliss

Linda @ A La Carte said...

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

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

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

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

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

Barbara Jean said...

Great idea with the trellis and greenery!!

blessings
barb

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love your tree Rosemary and pretty cloche display!

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

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

Jeanette

April said...

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

Ann said...

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

Cindy said...

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

leesie said...

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