Monday, July 20, 2009

Here's A Quickie: New Use for a Cheese Dome

I see these all the time at thrift shops for cheap. They come in big domes or little tiny ones that almost look a like a bell without the center hangy thing.

I use mine as mini terrariums.

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For some extra height, I used a $.99 ceramic white candle stick and set the plate and dome on top.

Hope everyone had a enjoyable weekend!

P.S.- I just discovered these things are called "cloches" or cheese domes :P

kristina Sig copy

19 comments:

Liz said...

So cute! I've been loving all the terrariums I've seen lately, and I especially adore your take on them! I need to get cracking and make my own! :)

~ Liz
www.itsgreattobehome.net

katillacshack.com said...

Hi!

I stopped over from Jen's! Love the cheese dome reuse! Good idea!

Stop by-lets be friends!

MoxieMamaKC said...

Oh my gosh! What a fabulous idea! My mom had some very fancy terrariams when I was younger and I've never been able to find any that I like. I love it!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh sweetie, great minds think alike. Please stop by and see what I mean. I so love your display. It is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Country hugs, Sherry

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love your collection. And I love how you raised a few up on candlesticks. And using the smaller ones as terrariums reminds me of the 70's. But I like your version better.

Lisa Shatzer said...

I love the one sitting on the gorgeous silver pedestal.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love them all. YOu have such pretty shapes and sizes, what wonderful displays. Thanks so much for joining the party, I really appreciate it. This is such fun. I really love your creativity. Hugs, Marty

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I see the cheese domes all the time too at flea markets but haven't bought them. Maybe it's time to start. Happy Friday. ~ Lynn

{ L } said...

It looks like a picture out of a magazine!

Shirley said...

Good idea. I think I'll make a little terrarium with mine this winter.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

great idea...I done this girl..I buy everyone I find to use them...May you have a great weekend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty. I like them clustered together like that.

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Wonderful idea and wonderful picture!! Great display!

Alicia said...

These are beautiful. I love the idea. The plants survive covered up? As you can tell from the question I'm not a big plant person...but I do love them.

Have and great weekend and be well!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your cloches are fabulous, Krisitna, and yes, they look like cheese domes. As a blogger explained, the word 'cloche' is French for bell. Back in the day they were used to cover plants outside. So...you certainly have the right idea!!

Love your cloches. One of mine has a similar base. Love to use one as a terrerium, I have a palm plant dying...do they make cloches 7 feet tall? lol!!

Have a great weekend!!

xoxo
Jane

Oliva said...

I love the very clean and crisp look of your display!!! Gorgeous!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your cloche display is just fantastic!

Denise Marie said...

great picture. love all your items.

Jane said...

This display is so beautiful! Well done! (I did not know what a cloche was either...)

Jane (Artfully Graced)